WeMo Insight Switch Wins Bronze Idea Award for Industrial Design Excellence

The WeMo Insight Switch is a Wi-Fi enabled device that has the power to control, monitor and manage your home appliances and electronics from any smart device.

PLAYA VISTA, Calif.--The WeMo Insight Switch, part of the WeMo family of easy, approachable home automation products, has been named a Bronze winner in one of the world's most prestigious design competitions—the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)'s 2015 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).


"Recognition from the IDSA is high praise as the IDEA Awards honor the best-of-the-best in industrial design," said Oliver Seil, Senior Design Director at Belkin International, the company behind WeMo. "This Bronze Award for the WeMo Insight Switch rewards our team's dedication to bringing rich experiences to people through thoughtful and inspired design."

The WeMo Insight Switch is a Wi-Fi enabled device that has the power to control, monitor and manage your home appliances and electronics from any smart device. The WeMo Insight Switch allows users to turn their devices on and off, set schedules, create rules and manage energy usage all from the WeMo app. It was chosen for a Bronze award among the more than 1,700 entries from around the world—as IDEA marks its 35th year and IDSA celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The IDEA Jury, led by Chair Matthew Marzynski, IDSA, met in June at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI to judge the 621 IDEA finalists. The result—28 Gold, 53 Silver and 83 Bronze awards. Bronze winners can be viewed here, but, in an IDEA Award first, the Silver and Gold winners won't be revealed until August.

About WeMo
WeMo is Belkin's award-winning home automation ecosystem and the leader in delivering customizable smart home experiences. Designed to be the most approachable entry point to the smart home, WeMo products and partner products empower people to manage, monitor and adjust their electronics, appliances and lighting from anywhere at any time via the free WeMo app. To learn more about WeMo visit http://wemothat.com. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WeMo, and follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/WeMo.

About IDSA
Founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the world's oldest, largest, member-driven societies for product design, industrial design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design, and related design fields. IDSA produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly journal on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA's charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education. The organization has more than 3,000 members in 27 chapters in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.idsa.org.

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