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Philippe Starck Heats Up the Thermostat Market

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 21, 2013 01:02 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Nov 20, 2013

It doesn’t have a catchy little name, like Nest, but the thermostat, designed by Philippe Starck for French start-up Netatmo, aims for the same one-two punch: a good-looking thermostat that can be controlled remotely via a smart phone app. Starck’s Netatmo thermostat is a sleek and tidy Apple-esque cube which — Continue reading …




 

 

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It doesn’t have a catchy little name, like Nest, but the thermostat, designed by Philippe Starck for French start-up Netatmo, aims for the same one-two punch: a good-looking thermostat that can be controlled remotely via a smart phone app. Starck’s Netatmo thermostat is a sleek and tidy Apple-esque cube which attaches to a wall, sporting a clean white face with interchangeable colored plastic frames and two digital numbers: the current temperature, and the set temperature.

As with Nest, the Netatmo thermostat transmits up-to-date information to the corresponding smart phone app, allowing the user to monitor and control household temperatures from faraway places. And, like Nest, it monitors user habits, and self-regulates in accordance with household routines. With a price point that matches Nest’s (in the $250 range), the only question facing buyers may be as simple as which they fancy more: a circle or a square.

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