Haven given up on the Gypsy lifestyle and once again returned to home ownership, I’ve been on the lookout for ways to geekify our new pad. And while CES is inundated with health gadgets, I’m more interested in home automation… perhaps sleeker and simpler than existing Insteon or Zigee solutions. Of course, that’s how I ended up with the Nest wireless thermostat (review to come). Yet, it’s something of a luxury item at $250 and remains a walled garden. By comparison, Belkin is attempting to bring home automation to the masses but the WeMo lineup has been pretty limited to wireless outlets, thus far, controlled via smartphone. However, in 2013 they’re promising to expand with a wireless wall light switch (shown above) and by licensing their platform to others – including the maker of Mr. Coffee and Sunbean products. The WeMo lightswitch is expected this summer in the $50 range. If I haven’t already tricked out my home by then, I’ll surely be keeping an eye on Belkin’s progress in this arena… despite some questionable, combustible propositions.