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IPod of Thermostats Saves Energy With Pizzazz: Rich Jaroslovsky – Businessweek

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Jan. 5 Bloomberg — Apple engineer Tony Fadell was as responsible as anyone short of Steve Jobs for introducing the iPod and iPhone to the world. Now he’s turned his attention to a device as commonplace as it is boring: your home thermostat.

Fadell’s Silicon Valley start-up, Nest Labs, has introduced a $249 thermostat designed to learn your habits and preferences and program itself to save energy without sacrificing comfort.

I’ve been testing two Nests in my home for a month and have come away impressed with their ease of use and the intelligence behind them. Boring, they aren’t.

In size and shape, the Nest resembles the familiar round thermostats made by Honeywell, but the similarity ends there. The Nest is gorgeous, with a silvery outer ring that seems to complement every paint job. Instead of an analog dial, it has a multifunction digital display, black in repose, that comes to life when you touch or even just wave your hand in front of it.

You can adjust the temperature by turning the dial, while pushing it opens an array of settings and data, such as the current schedule the Nest has designed to heat and cool your home. A Wi-Fi connection lets you control it remotely, using the Nest website or apps for the iPhone, iPad and phones using Google Inc.’s Android operating system.

via IPod of Thermostats Saves Energy With Pizzazz: Rich Jaroslovsky – Businessweek.

Strange Random Energy Efficiency Quote:

“It’s a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won’t go”Bertrand Russell (English Logician and Philosopher 1872-1970)

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