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Really cool new thermostat
#357415 10/25/11 01:42 PM
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Bet you've never heard anyone say that before.

http://www.nest.com/index.html

Only problem is it's $249, so I won't be running out to get one any time soon.


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pmbuko #357416 10/25/11 01:52 PM
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I saw that while browsing tech blogs during breakfast this morning. Self adapts to your patterns, figures out how long it will take you to reach a certain temp and if you have two of them, it will even figure out on it's own how to heat the upstairs most efficiently via the two talking wirelessly.

I would probably be tempted but with in-floor heating, adjusting the temperature for short periods is not always optimal as it can take so long to get you up to your desired constant. Sounds like it can even figure that out as well but for the few times I'm away long enough for it to matter, I can self adjust.

Yet, deep down. I still want one if only because it reminds me of HAL from 2001.

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iPod fathers unveil thier next project


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Murph #357417 10/25/11 02:09 PM
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Neat-o. Yeah, the price is a BIG factor.


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Ken.C #357420 10/25/11 04:18 PM
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I know someone that needs 2 of these. Always complaining about the temperature adjustments. She lives downstairs, and her mother lives upstairs. The thermostats she uses now are too complicated.

I e-mailed her this link. Let's see where it goes from there.

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CatBrat #357421 10/25/11 04:19 PM
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pretty cool


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SirQuack #357422 10/25/11 05:04 PM
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or hot....

or anywhere in-between.

It's certainly stylish. Looks like it should be called the iTemp!

I'm not sure it really accomplishes much beyond saving 5 minutes to get another programmed.

My current one "learns" in that, for example, if you want it to be 68 degrees when you wake up at 5am, it "learns" how long it takes the system to get it to that temp. So, you set it for 5am, and it really kicks the heat on at 4:35am or what have you. It's also programmable with four "events" during the day and seven days a week.

What it DOESN'T have, and I would like, is the ability to be adjusted via the web.

If I turn it down before going away for a weekend, I want to be able to bump it up an hour before I arrive home...via a smartphone in the car.


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MarkSJohnson #357423 10/25/11 05:07 PM
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Reminds me of Hal in 2001.


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SirQuack #357424 10/25/11 05:16 PM
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So... if this thing malfunctions, instead of locking you out of your house, it'd either fry or freeze the animals in the house, correct?

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CatBrat #357431 10/25/11 06:15 PM
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The hot side stays hot and the cool side stays cool.


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medic8r #357432 10/25/11 06:26 PM
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Will it learn that there are a couple of very curious kids in the house that love to fiddle with dials to see what happens?


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