The new iPad-like thermostat from Lennox acts as a miniature wea
The new icomfort Wi-Fi™ thermostat from Lennox, launched in 2013, is very cool — figuratively speaking. Designed like an i-Pad (hence the i in front of comfort, natch), it lets you set your home’s temperature from anywhere in the world with a
smartphone, tablet or laptop. It shows how much energy your home is
using and even doubles as a weather station.
And there is
an even cooler aspect: it can shout its
presence on your wall or practically disappear, depending on your taste
in decor — thanks to optional protective covers (called Gelaskins;
the latter company also makes customizable covers for smartphones) and
downloadable screensaver images to match. So, for example, your
thermostat can become an impressionistic miniature Van Gogh, sport a red frame, or perhaps produce an impressive double take by simply going away — I saw this example at the
Home Builder Show in Las Vegas.
A further elaboration would be to take a
photo of the wall where the thermostat will be and then use the image
as the thermostat screensaver and voila! Or should I say, au revoir!
(Images courtesy Lennox and Gelaskins.)