Having the ability to turn your lights on and off at predetermined times can be really useful for a variety of reasons. But wiring your house for X10 and other home automation equipment can be pricy and time consuming. A simple alternative is this Automatic Wall Switch Timer which fits right over a standard wall switch plate and allows you to program up to 9 separate settings per 24 hour period (a total of 63 on/off settings per week). The switch is powered by 2 AA batteries and doesn’t require any wiring modifications or plate removal. The Automatic Wall Switch Timer is priced at $34.99 and is available from Skymall.