There are plenty of sophisticated home automation solutions on the market. Not everyone is ready to part ways with their existing products and invest a lot of money to buy new connected gadgets. Those of you who have RF-enabled gadgets at home can rely on the Hook for affordable home automation. It connects remote-controlled outlet adapters and bulb sockets to the Internet.
To get started, just sync your remote to the companion app, and you are ready to control your appliances and lights from anywhere. The Hook is IFTTT friendly and is supported by an open API. You can find out more about it on Kickstarter.