When you can control your appliances and lighting through your phone, you can make your life easier. Warm up the room before you get home. Never get paranoid again of whether you have turned on the iron when you left the house. Schedule when to switch off your bed lamp table. This is what the WeMo Switch Smart Plugcan do for you. Just plug it into your outlet and plug your device into the switch. It's that easy.
You can then control it through the WeMo app on your iOS or Android devices. You can even control it with your voice through Amazon Echo. Get creative too with IFTTT (If This, Then That) automated recipes. Let it help you automate your home.
Averaging at 3.7 stars on Amazon, WeMo is easy to set up and works great with the app and Echo, but some users are quite thrown off because setting up requires you to give out sensitive information or because the connectivity can be pretty unstable.