The world’s best smart thermostat is now so much more. It works with products made by Philips, LG, August and UniKey, among others, to become the brains of the smart home.
It’s also possibly the first truly successful and practical solution to the oft-promised but still strangely elusive ‘connected home’. The smart central heating system is a start, but throw in smart smoke detectors and alarms, washing machines, cars that can ‘call ahead’ to activate Nest, and even that old stand-by the self-closing curtain, and you’re well on the way to what Tomorrow’s World was always dreaming about in the 1980s.As time goes on, Nest will only become more ubiquitous, being planned and built into new housing developments from the ground up (quite literally). Sadly, availability is currently restricted to North America and Europe. US$249, NEST.COM, OUT NOW