Lowe’s Selling First-Gen Nest Thermostat For $198

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ER MAH GERD BLERCK FRERDER! We’ve been avoiding Black Friday deals thus far because a) it’s free advertising for retailers and b) you’ll have to shoot me with adrenaline and a Taser to get me out of bed before 9 a.m. on Friday morning. That said, I’m more than happy to give a shot out to Nest. The Nest first-generation (everyone’s favorite smart thermostat that makes your wall look like the set of Star Trek) is $198 at Lowe’s this week, down $30 from the original price.

The deal is available from Thursday to Monday, so you have a few days to pick one up. The first-generation unit is the same as the second-gen except that it’s a bit thicker and tends to work with more home heating and cooling systems. We’ve been using ours for most of the year now and it’s a real lifesaver on cold nights when you want to heat the house before getting home.

You can check out the deal here and, while a thermostat is rarely a romantic holiday gift, I suspect it will be much more appreciated than a bottle of perfume or a tie.