Price: $249 (thermostat), $129
the much-hyped Internet-enabled refrigerator, it's the even less sexy climate-control
system that's exciting consumers. Nest Labs has managed to make the humdrum
thermostat cool, with its connected device that learns when to turn up and down
the heat and air conditioning on its own based on your routine and preferences.
You can also control it with your mobile device.
another hit, the startup just began selling a smoke and carbon monoxide detector
that sends your phone alerts when the battery is low, sparing you that annoying
chirp at 3 in the morning. And if it detects your burnt chicken? Wave your hand
in front of the device to silence the alarm.
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