This Power Cord's Bulge Is a Bluetooth Kill Switch

By Andrew Liszewski on at

There were a handful of new home automation solutions at CES this year, including Belkin's WeMo, which was designed to be easy to install and use. But it's still no where near as simple as ZMote's new Bluetooth Smart Cord.

It's nothing but a one metre extension cord with a bulge that hides a Bluetooth controlled power switch. So you just stick it between any device you want to remotely power and the wall outlet, download the super simple iOS app, and you'll have unlimited power over your devices. As long as your definition of unlimited doesn't extend past a 10m range.

If you aren't using an iOS device, the £26-odd cable can also easily be controlled by just playing a simple audio file too. Which makes it compatible with pretty much any A2DP Bluetooth device when it becomes available later this month. [ZMote via TUAW]