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I Wish I Had This Do-It-All Portable Power Station When I Flew Abroad

I just came back from a two-week vacation in Europe. I took loads of gadgets. How did I keep them charged? Why, an unwieldy gadget cornucopia consisting of two AC splitters, a USB wall wart, and an external battery for topping up on the go. If only I’d had the Belkin TravelRockstar, I could have lightened my load.


Belkin WeMo Insight Switch: Australian Review

The WeMo family of smart home gadgets and internet-connected appliances is growing. We’ve had quite a long wait for this particular apparatus, but you’re finally able to pick it up in a JB Hi-Fi or Bunnings Warehouse near you — Belkin’s energy-monitoring WeMo Insight Switch is finally available in Australia, with an Australian power plug.


Linksys Just Made Its Great WRT Routers More Affordable

Almost a decade ago, when Belkin’s 54GL router reigned supreme, routers could afford to be somewhat restricted when it comes to bandwidth. You had a desktop, maybe a laptop, and if you’re a really early adopter, a smartphone connected to your network. Now, devices have multiplied like asexual amoebas, we’re swimming in laptops, tablets, smartphones, connected handhelds, smart home sensors, gaming consoles, on and on and on, and the router suddenly becomes the most important device you own.


WeMo Beefs Up Smart Home Lineup With Four New Sensors

Right now, piecing together a smart home, your very own domicile outfitted to perfectly fit your life, is a confusing cobweb of wireless standards, compatibility, and brands — lots and lots of brands. But the first step into this brave new connected world is just giving your home awareness, and that’s what Belkin WeMo’s new sensors, just announced at CES, are all about.


A Beginner's Guide To Smart Lights

Gone are the days when a light bulb had a hot filament that came on when you flicked a heavy switch. Today’s smart lights offer flexibility, security and real cost savings. But how do you get started?


Belkin AC 1750 DB Wi-Fi Modem Router: Australian Review

Odds are that if you live in or around any metropolitan area in Australia, you have ADSL2+ internet at home. It’s possible to buy a single, reasonably priced all-in-one modem router that handles anything that a regular family could want. Belkin’s AC 1750 DB modem router is a simple, relatively powerful device aimed at anyone who isn’t so interested in fiddling with network settings, but wants security and safety on their home network.


This Smart Crock Pot Makes Using A Slow Cooker Even Lazier

Slow cookers are great because you can throw in your ingredients in the morning and by the time you get home from work dinner is done. But stuff happens, and sometimes you forget about that roast simmering away, and next thing you know you burn your meal and your house down. Enter the WeMo Smart Crock Pot to solve all your woes.


Belkin's WeMo Smart LED Bulbs Put The Light Switch On Your Phone

Belkin continues its pursuit of making home automation a simple plug-and-play affair with the introduction of its new Smart LED lightbulbs to its WeMo line. The 60-watt equivalent bulbs produce 800 lumens and cast a warm 3000 Kelvin glow across a room — so they should satisfy even those who’ve stocked up on incandescent bulbs.


What Wireless Networking Brands Are You Familiar With?

Today’s Giz chatroom question comes in the form of a quick reader poll. Looking over this list, which wireless networking brands are you familiar with?


Belkin Brings WeMo Light Switch To Australia For Home Automation Junkies

Want your home to be operated automatically? It’s no longer a futuristic pipe-dream thanks to cool gear like the Belkin WeMo range. Belkin has today expanded the home-automation range, bringing the WeMo Light Switch to Australia.


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