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Topic: Honeywell's Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat Matches Nest To The Dollar   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:09:56 PM(UTC)

I dig it. Pound for pound I don't think you could go wrong with either this or Nest. Aesthetically, the edge borders of the case are a little thick (no edge to edge screen action here), which makes pressing at-the-edge buttons a little bit of work. Smartphones passed this sort of design issue a long time ago (like when the Palm Treo was #1), and while I DO like the idea of configurable menus, ease of use is a MUST, so this needs to be considered for future models. I'd also like the ability/option to french it into the wall, and it doesn't really allow that without some effort. Also, while I do realize the thermostat itself is NOT a smartphone; once we learn the menuing system, why not give me the OPTION to make my phone look JUST like the remote? Cloning the button layout seems like a no-brainer to me...