Sure, Belkin’s WeMo technology handles outlets and such with an iOS companion app, but now the company is looking to leverage the system with household appliances. WeMo Smart will allow companies to leverage Belkin’s apps and existing tech to add new features to their various wares. At CES, a partnership with Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS) — the outfit behind brands like Mr. Coffee, Sunbeam, Crock-Pot and more — has just been announced that will bring the home automation tech to remotely program an monitor small appliances. From the looks of it, you’ll be able to turn off the coffee pot after you get to the office should you leave your house in a frenzy. The first WeMo outfitted products are set to arrive later in the year.
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Belkin announces WeMo Smart, coming to your coffee pot later this year