After being on the waiting list for a little while our nest thermostat came via FedEx about a week ago. I never thought I’d be calling a thermostat awesome but it really is pretty awesome. Everything about it screams Apple. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that Tony Fadell, former Senior Vice President of Apple’s iPod division aka “The father of the iPod” co-developed it. The packaging, design, user experience, and even the installation are a work of art. Excluding the time it took me to repaint the wall from where the old rectangular plastic thermostat used to be mounted, installation took about 15 minutes. It was the easiest thing I’ve ever had to assemble and get running for the home. After cranking the power back on it takes you through the setup process including connection to your home’s Wi-Fi. Once it’s connected you can control it via iOS and Android devices. Through this interface it displays local outdoor temp, current indoor temp and thermostat setting, energy savings, schedule, and other settings. Today they launched a new web site and released nest 2.0 for Apple and Android, and it’s now available to purchase through their online store.

After being on the waiting list for a little while our nest thermostat came via FedEx about a week ago. I never thought I’d be calling a thermostat awesome but it really is pretty awesome. Everything about it screams Apple. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that¬†Tony Fadell,¬†former Senior Vice President of Apple’s iPod division aka “The father of the iPod” co-developed it. The packaging, design, user experience, and even the installation are a work of art. Excluding the time it took me to repaint the wall from where the old rectangular plastic thermostat used to be mounted, installation took about 15 minutes. It was the easiest thing I’ve ever had to assemble and get running for the home. After cranking the power back on it takes you through the setup process including connection to your home’s Wi-Fi. Once it’s connected you can control it via iOS and Android devices. Through this interface it displays local outdoor temp, current indoor temp and thermostat setting, energy savings, schedule, and other settings. Today they launched a new web site and released nest 2.0 for Apple and Android, and it’s now available to purchase through their online store.