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Belkin is going all-out on the connected home, with products ranging from connected lighting systems to smart outlets. But one of its oddest offerings might just be a collaboration with slow cooker industry leader Crock-Pot, whose name is essentially synonymous with fire-and-forget meal-making. Belkin and Crock-Pot now offer the Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo, a $130 kitchen appliance that can connect to Wi-Fi and be controlled from an app on your smartphone, wherever you have a data connection.
The WeMo line is Belkin’s smart home brand, and the Crock-Pot can be controlled from the same app that lets you monitor and interact with your WeMo lights, switches and outlets. But the Crock-Pot doesn’t offer much in the way of interactivity with the rest of the WeMo family; it’s essentially a remote-controlled slow cooker, with an on/off switch you can carry in your pocket.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing…
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