October 25, 2011
Nest Learning Thermostat unveiled for $249
With the ‘smart’ prefix is fast attaching itself to everything around us like smartphones and smart TVs, why should our dear thermostats be left alone? Here is the Nest Learning Thermostat, the first of its kind, which is capable of programming itself in a way where you will save a lot of bucks in the long run.
The thermostat will ask you to answer a few setup questions in the start, perform weeklong temperature adjustments, post which it will be ready to swirl its magic wand. It will tweak and learn from previous patterns to help you save as much as possible at the end of the month. Its diminutive attire measures 81mm x 81mm x 40.6mm and weighs just 7 ounces. It features AES-128 , SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2 encryption for security concerns and a heat pump with auxiliary and 5 year limited hardware warranty. Then there is the inevitable smartphone/notebook/tablet integration allowing you to control the device through Wi-Fi. It will hit shelves in November this year for a price of $249 a pop.