Ever found yourself sat in the dark merely because you just can’t be bothered to get up and switch the lights on? Go on, admit it. Or have you ever been far from home and either a) wondered whether you left the lights on by mistake, or b) wished you’d left some lights on so that Raffles-type housebreakers would think your home is occupied? Well, Belkin’s latest enlightening release at the Consumer Electronics Show can remedy all your illumination issues: the WeMo Light Switch. An addition to the company’s existing Switch and Switch + Motion products for Apple, the WeMo will replace any rubbish legwork-requiring finger-proximity switches around the house and, through the magic of your Wi-Fi, let you switch said lights on and off from the comfort of your Android from anywhere in the world. So, clearly finally seeing the light by lining up a product and app to allow automated access for the, increasingly more popular, open source Google OS, Belkin’s darkness determinator doesn’t stop at on/off-ability either, as the app will allow for linked-up lighting to be programmed to a schedule, helping to ward of that aforementioned Raffle-alike unofficial removal man altogether. Other devices in Belkin’s smart switch range also allow for other appliances to be plugged in, giving online authority over the on/off status of anything attached, such as potentially fire brigade-involving items like curling tongs, hair straighteners, coffee percolators, homemade electric chairs etc., and we can only presume that this will also be extended to Android when the new app for the WeMo lands “shortly after launch” in February of this year. Finally, the future Tomorrow’s World promised us in the 80s!