Smart devices spur upgrades
How did you buy your last thermostat? What about your last door lock? If you don’t know, the odds are that’s about…
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If you’re thinking about paying $250 for the Nest thermostat, know that the resplendent regulator saves customers average of $131-$145 a year,…
Keen Home, which is making a connected vent, has raised $1.52 million to help it bring its product to market this coming spring.
Canadian thermostat company, Ecobee has put a designer gloss and some compelling sensors into its third-generation connected thermostat. I want one.
Tado, the European Nest(s goog) competitor, has taken $13.6 million in fresh investment from Target Partners, Shortcut Ventures – both of which…
Connected devices need to connect to more than just the internet, they need to connect to each other. And while an open API can help, popularity is more likely to result in that next level of connectivity.
The connected thermostat is one of the hottest devices out of the Internet of Things that’s using a data connection to get smart software and to enable new types of services. It’s also getting a lot of attention from the latest Valley startups.
Nest introduced its smart thermostat in October of last year only to find that there was greater initial demand for its product than originally thought. After using a review unit for longer than I should have, I can see why: This good-looking device is super smart.
Energy software company EnergyHub and weather and sensor network company Earth Networks have teamed up to offer a smart thermostat and demand response program for utilities and consumers.
Energy software startup EnergyHub is powering around 100,000 connected thermostats in the U.S. with its management software, and those thernostats are producing around 5 billion data points each month. What kind of trends will that big data reveal about Americans and energy consumption?
The Nest thermostat has been sold out for months, but it looks like that backlog is starting to clear. While the thermostat still isn’t available on it website, the company is offering some potential customers on its email list a chance to buy the device.
The hottest item that you probably couldn’t get for Christmas this year was the Nest thermostat, which is sold out until 2012. But I bought one a couple months ago for a Christmas present and the device showed up a couple days before the big day.
I got my Nest learning thermostat in the mail on Wednesday (a couple of weeks early), but thankfully, when I woke up on Thursday morning, the folks at SparkFun did a complete tear-down of the Nest, so I don’t have to break mine up. Yay.