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Unboxing Nest’s learning thermostat

The hottest item that you probably couldn’t get for Christmas this year was the Nest learning thermostat — the smart gadget has been sold out for weeks and you can’t get one until 2012. But I bought one a couple months ago for a Christmas present for my parents and the device finally showed up a couple days before the big day.

Since I was planning to give it as a present, I didn’t want to configure the device, but I did want to do a lil unboxing for y’all so you can see what it looks like and what you get inside. The packaging does remind me of Apple (s AAPL) products (the creators designed the iPod and the iPhone), but the real test will come when we try to install the thermostat. I’m slightly worried about my parents tackling this project, but I’ll let you know how they fare in a couple weeks.

9 Responses to “Unboxing Nest’s learning thermostat”

  1. I’ve had one since the end of November. Now it’s stopped working…tells me it has to shut down to recharge the battery (?) despite the fact I’ve had no power outages. Then it reboots…no longer holds the date and lost it’s internet connection. When you call support….they tell you to leave a message. Leave a message? Well, this has been an expensive lesson.

  2. I ordered one of these on the first day and installed it about a month ago. It is pretty awesome. Very easy to use. After a few days it starts setting itself according to how you use it. You can control it from an iPhone, iPad or web browser – anywhere. This is actually quite nice, even in the home.

    Everyone who uses this thing easily understands how to use it and loves it.