Green Rascal Design

 
 
"365 Days with Nest. Meet the only thermostat that improves with time The Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself in a week and turns itself down when you’re away. Nest helps you understand how your home uses energy so you can save more." - nest.com
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I dig smart thermostats. And I dig clean looking home technologies. This Nest thermostat is affordable and sexy. (Yes, I said it's sexy.) It reminds me of the first iPod...

Now, I spent a short amount of time [6 months] recently, and then a semester back in grad school focusing on home technologies and what they can do. So I know a little bit about this stuff. There are lots of programmable thermostats... some learn, some you can control with your computer, etc.  and some do both... They're not affordable and sexy. Not in my opinion at least.
This IS. I mean, just look at it!
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All these images are from their website, by the way.... which I've pinned on pinterest - and others have re-pinned! So I think they'll be successful.
Some specs: 3.20 inches in diameter, projection 1.44 inches from face of wall.
24 bit color display. WiFi connectivity!!! 5 year warranty. compatible with most HVAC systems - this is important. link multiple thermostats together for zoning. made of green stuff! (PVC free) rechargeable lithium ion battery.
They didn't pay me for being excited and posting this about them, and I haven't gotten any gifts. (though I wouldn't turn one down) I just wanted to be a little bit more well-rounded (no pun intended) than simply pinning on pinterest. Hopefully lots of people will consider changing to smarter home technologies if I keep sharing them!

as you were.