Nest presents cheaper smart thermostat
Nest, a sister company of Google, has a cheaper version of its smart thermostat presented.
The new Nest Thermostat E will cost 169 dollars, 80 dollars less than the current model, reports Nest Thursday.
A Dutch price is not yet known, although the cost of the current Litter in the Netherlands 249 euro, equal to the Us price of 249 dollars. In the US, the thermostat is from 1 september to order.
The new model is cheaper because the control ring around the screen is no longer of metal but of plastic. Also is the round color display exchanged for a simpler matte screen, less colors shows. If the screen is off is the gray, according to Nest, the thermostat, more on his environment.
The Thermostat E still can with an app to be controlled, both at home and from a distance. Also keep the thermostat just like its predecessors, the circumstances in the house in the holes and adjusts the temperature.
Nest was in 2014 Google acquired for 3.2 billion dollars. With a cheaper model would Nest better want to compete with the increasing number of ‘smart home’gadgets.
The Thermostat E is the second new product that Litter this year on the market after the smart camera Nest Cam IQ, which in may came out. Earlier this year, Bloomberg noted that Litter is also a smart security system and a doorbell with a built-in camera works.
Parent company, Alphabet, is also the parent company of Google, draws the last time the belt at several subsidiaries. Sold Alphabet are satelliettak, stopped Google with its drone powered by solar energy and would bezorgdrones due to budget cuts delayed.
In 2016, left the Nest-founder Tony Fadell, the company, after it in 2015 to the disappointing sales of only $ 340 million turned.