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Belkin balks at Matter
March 15, 2023
Wemo, Belkin’s smart home company, has paused development of Matter smart home devices. In an email exchange, Debra Benson, a PR representative for Wemo, confirmed that, while the company remains convinced that “Matter will have a significantly positive impact on the smart home industry,” it has decided to “take a big step back, regroup, and rethink’’ its approach to the smart home. Benson went on to write that Wemo will bring new Matter products to market when it can find a way to differentiate them. It seems like Wemo might be concerned its smart home gear is becoming commoditized.
During CES 2022, Wemo announced it would bring Thread-compatible, Matter-compliant products to market when that new standard officially arrived. At the…