thermostat

  • Ecobee launches a sub-$200 version of its smart thermostat

    Ecobee launches a sub-$200 version of its smart thermostat

    The new ecobee3 lite cuts a full $80 of its namesake (and, for that matter, its chief competitor, the latest Nest), while maintaining the majority of the original’s functionality, minus ecobee’s room sensors, designed to locate hot and cold areas in the home. Otherwise, you’ve still got the same 3.5-inch color touchscreen display and third-party smart home… Read More

  • Honeywell’s new HomeKit and Alexa compatible smart thermostat runs $149

    Honeywell’s new HomeKit and Alexa compatible smart thermostat runs $149

    Honeywell’s been doing its thing for well over a century now, with its thermostatic roots stretching back even further to the 19th century days of coal heating. The company’s connected thermostat history, meanwhile dates roughly back to 2013, with the simply named WiFi Smart Thermostat, released following a bit of a patent dustup with Nest. Announced today, Honeywell’s… Read More

  • Recalled Nest Protect Smoke Alarm Will Return To Sale In Weeks

    Recalled Nest Protect Smoke Alarm Will Return To Sale In Weeks

    Google’s Nest has recalled all 440,000 Protect smoke alarms sold over fears that the alert will fail to sound due to a false triggering of the ‘Wave’ feature which disables the sound with a gesture. Read More

  • Cosy Is A Smart Heating & Home Control System Coming Out Of Cambridge, U.K.

    Cosy Is A Smart Heating & Home Control System Coming Out Of Cambridge, U.K.

    Cosy is a smart heating system being developed in Cambridge, U.K. — and aiming to ship product next month — that’s hoping to stand out from the Nest-shaped competition by offering a more fully-featured and holistic home automation system that can remotely switch on appliances as well as fire the boiler up. Read More

  • Spark.io Hackers Make An Open-Source Nest Thermostat

    Spark.io Hackers Make An Open-Source Nest Thermostat

    Sure it’s not made of metal nor did it convince Google to give its creators billions of dollars, but dammit if this isn’t a cool hack. The folks at Spark.io, creators of the Spark Core, a unique Wi-Fi development board that allows you to add Wi-Fi controls to Arduino projects, have used their tech to create a Nest-alike with some of the same features as Tony Fadell’s popular… Read More

  • Nest 2.0 Adds Advanced Energy-Saving Features

    Nest 2.0 Adds Advanced Energy-Saving Features

    An update to the Nest thermostat is rolling out to device owners over the next two days, just in time for AC season. The improvements include advanced energy monitoring – essentially more data about your current energy usage – and something called Airwave, a program that will turn down your air conditioner and run the fan for a period of time, thereby saving energy. Read More

  • Enphase Energy's Thermostat Lets You Control Your Home's Temperature From Afar

    Green data geeks now have another tool for controlling their energy consumption. Enphase Energy‘s new Environ Smart Thermostat lets you control your home’s temperature and monitor your solar installations remotely. The company is known for its microinverter system, which turns solar-generated DC power into home energy friendly AC power. A microinverter is attached to every… Read More