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Former Apple Engineers form new company "NEST" thermostat
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Former Apple Engineers form new company "NEST" thermostat - April 16, 2012, 11:20 AM

Former head engineers that brought you the original ipod and iphone have remade the home thermostat with Apple flair.



6 months ago when it first came out, it was sold out and had a waiting list. I didnt want the first release. Firmware 2.0 just came out and i dig the updates.

I dig that it checks the weather outside and makes adjustments. I also really like that it checks the humidity in the room and also makes adjustments.

one of the tag lines from nest is that 90% of people that have programmable thermostats dont program it. This thing learns what you set it to after a few weeks and auto-adjusts. if you arnt home, it cuts off as well.

The boxing and look/feel of this thing has apple all over it, so if you are a fanboi, you can drool over this.

It works with about 90% of all HVAC's out there. On the site there is a compatibility check box to verify. OR you can snap a pic and send it to nest. They were pretty prompt on letting me know about mine.

Nest is being sued by Honeywell for pretty much just to be assholes and squash the little guy. using copyright infringements.. bla bla. Nest hired former apple vp and copyright lawyer and is gonna bust some ass.

Gonna install it today. If anyone is interested in my review, let me know.

The thing reminds me of HAL 9000 from 2001 a space odyssey. You can name your thermostat, so mine will be HAL9k




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Highly interested! HAL that's perfect! Or what's the girl from resident evil computer?


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$250

Apple pricing also. Certainly a more intuitive and pretty interface than what's out there now though.


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I saw this thing a while back. Looks cool. I would be interested in hearing your review.
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Leave Apple to start a thermostat company? Hmm....
I don't know if I would have jumped on that ship.
Thermostats are very much seen as commodity items.



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$250

Apple pricing also. Certainly a more intuitive and pretty interface than what's out there now though.

when they were sold out, ebay had em for like $500..

yeah its pricey. my hope is to recoup a lot of the $$ after a few years of burning less fuel.

updates over wifi and the firmware updates to improve it appeal to me as well.


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Seems kinda gimmicky.

The design looks pretty good, but there are many lcd thermostats these days....
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Seems kinda gimmicky.

The design looks pretty good, but there are many lcd thermostats these days....
does this one automagicly set up the schedule? does it auto-away and not use the compressor while you are gone? does it adjust for humidity?

Does it open the pod pay doors?

how easy is it to do the set points? if you look up the video, setting the temp changes is super easy. most touch screens are still a PIA.


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does this one automagicly set up the schedule? does it auto-away and not use the compressor while you are gone? does it adjust for humidity?

Does it open the pod pay doors?

how easy is it to do the set points? if you look up the video, setting the temp changes is super easy. most touch screens are still a PIA.
I don't know, my house still has a cheap old thermostat and I've never found it to be so deficient that I need to replace it.

If I feel hot, I turn up AC. If I feel cold, I turn down AC. If I leave the house, I turn it off.

I'm not a perishable good with 1 degree tolerance that I need to make minute adjustments all day.
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my friend has this in his house for like 5 months now (apple geek) its impressive the way it monitors the avg temp you keep your house and it keeps the house withing a range of the outside temp. which in va we see go from high to low daily.
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The only cool thing about this for me is the app to control it..

I'm home all day so its pretty simple for me. Summer = air conditioning to 74 degrees. Winter = heat to 70 degrees.



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Lets all stop kidding ourselves. This is a thermostat everyone could make use of. Sure you don't need it but if you have the money why not have it? Because its practical, actually looks good, and easy to control? :wanker:


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The only cool thing about this for me is the app to control it..

I'm home all day so its pretty simple for me. Summer = air conditioning to 74 degrees. Winter = heat to 70 degrees.

If you lived in my household growing up, my father would have broken your fingers setting the thermostat to those settings.

Winter = 68

Summer = 77


And if anyone changed it so much as a degree, he would start flicking heads.



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If you lived in my household growing up, my father would have broken your fingers setting the thermostat to those settings.

Winter = 68

Summer = 77


And if anyone changed it so much as a degree, he would start flicking heads.
good thing I pay my own bills so I can set it to whatever I damn well please.


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