The new iPad-like thermostat from Lennox acts as a miniature weather station.
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.)