It’s not often you find a device like this, an object that represents great innovation and superb design, in a home appliance. Usually reserved for the fancy mobile devices and audio gadgets, the lowly thermostat just got a makeover. Amusing is the fact that it is actually based on a design from the dawn of temperature regulation, one which we are probably all familiar with since it seems they were probably in about 99% of the homes built before 1990. You know what I’m talking about, that twist adjusting wall hubcap or airplane nosecone usually in an color reminiscent of the 70’s or a smoke-stained white. It’s just been iPoded.
Nest not only has a nano looking touchscreen, its got the brains to go along with it. Self-learning to provide maximum comfort and energy efficiency, it can actually save you quite a bit of money on your energy bill over your current wall-charm.
Available in limited numbers for 2011 and 2012:
$249 from Nest