"At first when discovering this I thought of it as just another
geek toy, but after thinking about it for a while it came to my
mind this is actually a very interesting subject.
"Home automation may seem like something most interesting for
lazy people or people with very big houses, but it can actually
save lots of time and money. Remote shutdown and powerup
"We have a lot of electronics in the house, many are always
running just for convenience. For instance the game console, hard
disk recorder, network storage they are always on standby and
sucking juice because I want them available at will. I thought
about connecting them to a switched power source but I'm just not
going to be happy turning everything on and of all the time. What
if I could just switch them on and off remotely from my android
phone? Sounds great to me."