In Pictures: Most wild, wacky and wonderful Wi-Fi installations

RF’s most odd, unusual, cool, intriguing network applications for work, fashion, health and play

Belkin’s new WeMo is essentially a Wi-Fi power switch: you plug it into a wall outlet, then plug into it a lamp, fan or any other appliance, and the radio lets you remotely control it from your iPhone or iPad with the WeMo app. The base switch is $50, with motion detector (shown), $100. Check out Belkin’s video. But the real fun, says The Unofficial Apple Weblog’s Steven Sande in his review is that WeMo supports If This Then That (, a collection of pre-built triggers and actions, including several for WeMo. Sande plugged in a fan and used IFTTT to tell WeMo to turn it on when the outside temperature reached 85 degrees, for example.

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