Household thermostats aren’t exactly the coolest gadget around, in fact they are pretty boring, one company has decided to change that with the launch of Nest, a thermostat that can learn your habits.
The Nest is the work of Nest Labs and Tony Fadell, who was the former chief architect at Apple, and whilst at Apple he lead the development of the iPod and the iPhone, he left Apple a couple of years ago to start up Nest Labs.
As you can see from the photo, there are no buttons on the Nest thermostat, and it displays the current temperature, and the color changes depending on the temperature setting.
It features a touchscreen interface, and can actually learn from you habits, after a couple of weeks of use the Nest will set the heating to your patterns over the last few weeks.
It can be connected to your computer by WiFi or smartphone, and it will tell you how much you are spending per month to heat your home, and it will also tell you how much energy you are saving.
The nest will retail for $249 and it will go on sale in the US next month, you can find out more information over at Nest Labs.