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Pros and Cons

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✅ Pros

There are dual USB ports to support storage and a printer.
Review Pros
It has slim profile.
The Wemo iOS and Android apps provide remote control, scheduling, and grouping for an infinite number of Wemo devices.
There is a three-year warranty and a $2,500 connected equipment guarantee as well.
It comes with a two-year warranty.
It maintains channel bonding on the 2.4GHz frequency band.
Four Ethernet ports are available for connecting all of your wired devices.
Pivoting outlets alleviate AC adapter crowding.
A two-year warranty and strong customer support make installing and updating the device quite simple.
Belkin’s Boost Up Special Edition Wireless Charging Dock has a premium build and feel.
The N300 is a reasonably priced router which can be used in a home or business setting.
It charges through most cases.
Belkin Dual-Band can transmit and receive at the same time, giving you a faster connection.
This range extender is sleekly designed to realize the full potential of your home or office’s wireless range.
It supports IFTTT.
It has handy cable organizer.
It ahows fast and reliable 802.11ac performance.
It comes with USB drive for printer and external drive sharing.
Belkin WeMo works natively with Google Home, and it also supports Alexa, IFTTT, and SmartThings.
It can turn devices on/off from anywhere.
The dock supports bedside mode for Apple Watch that enables the alarm clock feature.
The entire bottom of the charger is made of silicone for a non-slip experience.
There is 2 year limited warranty along with 24/7 support from Belkin.
It is easy to set up.
At $30, the new WeMo Mini is competitively priced.
Parental Controls keep unwanted content on the Internet being seen.
The phone charger is based on the Qi standard which means that you can charge almost every other phone with wireless charging capabilities.
Modular plug can be added to a larger system of devices.
You don’t create an account at any point with WeMo, so no username and password to remember.
Home/Away mode is present.
If there is one overarching positive in selecting the Belkin N300 wireless router, it would be the ease of setting up the router for use in your home or office.
It has physical on/off switch.
It has stylish design.
The Insight Switch can calculate power consumption and issue a report with usage and estimated cost.
It works with lots of smart home systems.
It is easy to set up and manage.
It has DLNA media server.
It has breezy set-up and simple design.
Native compatibility with IFTTT, Google Home, Apple HomeKit and Amazon’s Alexa make it one of the most well-connected smart plugs you can buy.
Parental controls let you block access to unseemly websites.
The wireless router also has a guest network feature so that you can give unsecured internet access to guests of your home on a separate network.
You can turn your lights on and off from anywhere on earth.
New interface is a step in the right direction for Belkin.
It showed very good performance at the 5GHz band.
With Face ID and a great angle, Boost Up offers a great experience here.
It’s the best-performing Wi-Fi smart plug that’s compatible with all three major voice-control platforms.
The Wemo Mini can also operate higher-draw appliances with motors or heating elements.
It fast charges your iPhone and Apple Watch.
The Wemo app is delightful to use.
It comes with 12 outlets.
The Belkin has parental controls that let you automatically stop the transmission of content.
You can also see a glance how many devices are connected to your router and what their network details are.
In addition to the usual wireless network settings, you can also enable a Guest network with a Cafe-style log.
The WeMo switches are well built and there are ones compatible with different plug types like US, EU, UK, AU.
WeMo was an early partner for the Google Home smart speaker, which made its debut in late 2016.
The Belkin (and the D-Link) routers performed much better when the task was to read that single large file from the attached USB hard drive.
This a great surge protector at a reasonable price.
It calculates the cost of your power usage.
Boost Up can provide 7.5W which is as high as the iPhone can take at the moment.
It connects to dozens of internet services through IFTTT.
Plug anything in a WeMo switch and you can turn it on/off remotely, whether it’s your coffee machine or your TV.
The smaller design won’t block adjacent outlets.
You can diagnose and fix network issues with the Belkin N300’s self-healing application.
It can bark at Alexa or Google to toggle power.
You can chat with an agent 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
It will also support 11ac standard.
It has an easy set up.

❌ Cons

Pad plugs in with AC adapter.
Four outlets in the middle don’t pivot.
It’s hard to get much out of the device on its own.
The white Apple Watch charging puck really sticks out and feels distracting to me.
There is no dimming feature.
You can’t manage this Wi-Fi booster’s settings remotely.
It supports only two spatial streams on both the 2.4- and 5GHz frequency bands.
It works best with dumb devices connected to a network of other switches and plugs to maximize ease of use.
The Wi-Fi booster doesn’t have any external antennas.
The power adapter for the dock is quite large.
The slightly larger Wemo Insight switch offers (via the Wemo app) features for monitoring energy use but we can live without them.
It showed pitifully slow file-transfer speed over USB port.
We experienced an annoying restart loop while playing with the configuration settings.
On Android, it’s hit and miss and it took a couple of tries to get through the entire process for one switch.
Coax and phone connectors are generally useless.
App is little confusing.
It is pricey.
There is no energy monitoring feature.
The EU versions of the switches are huge.
There is no circuit breaker, protection relies entirely on MOVs.
11ac mode does not give performance benefits.
One of the more common issues that users tend to have with this product is connectivity.
Some owners have also reported lack of support from the manufacturer.
It needs the IFTTT app for true customisation.
Android app is slow, clunky, with an old design, and some very rudimentary settings.

Final Say

Read the summaries of what reviewers think about Belkin below.

Review Summaries
I can’t recommend WeMo’s solution. When it works and for those it works, it’s average bordering on good. But for those it doesn’t, the experience can be pretty frustrating, from a possibly annoying setup, to a slow and irritating app at times, to a slew of connectivity and visibility issues.
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone + Apple Watch is now available across the UAE for AED 599 / US$ 159. That’s a bit on the higher side for wireless chargers but if you live inside the Apple ecosystem, you’re probably used to paying for quality products. And the Boost Up is definitely a quality product that makes it very convenient to juice up your iOS devices.
The Belkin WeMo Mini is a good all-around smart plug. Its slim design doesn’t block the second outlet; a physical button makes turning it on and off convenient; and its app, while a little confusing, has a clever Away mode, and lets you link the plug to a host of other smart home systems.
The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch is perfect if you’re concerned about certain power-chugging home gadgets burning a hole in your wallet, and if you’re becoming tired of the hassle of actually switching them on and off. n addition, it’s a relatively straightforward foray into home automation for beginners, with no monthly subscription or complicated installation required.
If you are on a budget and looking for a powerful wireless router to use in your residence, Belkin’s N450 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band N+ Router is among the best. It supports data transmission on a 2.4GHz and a 5GHz band simultaneously, and it has four Ethernet interfaces. It also has parental controls and a guest network feature.
Belkin’s AC 1200 DB wireless router is lighter on specs, features, and performance than the rest of the field. Its two-spatial-stream radios prevented it from finishing first in any tests, but it did surprise me by finishing second on two of my benchmarks.
For early adopters looking for 11ac technology, even before the ratification of the latest 802.11 wireless standard, Belkin AC 1200 router offers good performance and robust hardware, although software issues, and little performance benefit in 11ac mode, dampen the full user experience.
Overall, the Belkin N300 wireless router is a well built router that for a good price offers and easy setup and instant wifi access. While it does have some issues that can be evident in other router models, it is once again the ease of setup and the reasonable price that puts this router above the others in the market.
It can be a delightful addition to your home, but it’s not a universal solution. Unless you’re in the market for a machine that will let you operate your 10-year-old space heater from your phone without getting out of bed, you might have to dig into your imagination to find truly useful applications.
The WeMo Mini uses the same Android and iOS app as existing WeMo devices. I’m holding out hope that Belkin will overhaul that app sometime this year. It’s a good-looking piece of software that’s pretty easy to navigate, but it suffers from laggy performance — a quibble that continued as I started testing out the new WeMo Mini.
Reliable, compact, and easy to use, the Wemo Mini works with both Android and iOS devices and supports Alexa, HomeKit/Siri, Google Assistant, Nest, and IFTTT for control and automation.
Pivoting outlets, a low clamping threshold, high durability, and a cable organizer combine to make this a great surge protector at a reasonable price.
We’d love to tell you to go and grab the Belkin AC1750, especially since its 802.11ac performance was so great in our test environment, both from short range and from longer distances. But our unit was plagued by reliability issues once we started playing with the parental filter and some of its other settings.
The Belkin Dual-Band F9K1106 Wi-Fi extender is one of the best Wi-Fi boosters in our lineup. We love that the device’s antennas are hidden inside the unit. A two-year warranty and strong customer support make installing and updating the device quite simple, and the four Ethernet ports on the back make for convenient connection to external devices. We only wish you could manage the Wi-Fi extender’s settings remotely.
If you’re looking for a premium wireless charging dock to handle multiple devices, the Belkin Boost Up Special Edition Wireless Charging Dock is absolutely worth considering. Even though the $160 price may seem steep at first, what you’re paying for is a great experience to wireless charge iPhone and Apple Watch, sleek design, and extras like a 3-year warranty.

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