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In the last ten years, humans have become so well connected. We’re always within reach not only by phone, but by email, text and other messaging. There’s a world full of knowledge at our fingertips with google and Siri. In the past we’d take a chance on restaurants we hadn’t heard of when now I’d never dine anywhere without first reading the yelp reviews. We are on top of so many different things in our towns and cities, so it only makes sense that we know what’s going on inside our own home.
Having a connected home is the wave of the future, and there are a few great products that are available right now to make your lifestyle more efficient and even save you money. The Nest Smart Thermostat replaces your existing thermostat and can be adjusted from your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
I love the thin, sleek design of this 3rd generation Nest. This futuristic looking thermostat connects to your home’s WiFi which allows you to manage your home’s temperate when you’re away or too lazy to get off of the sofa. What I think is super cool about this device is that you don’t even have to set preferences. It will learn your heating and cooling habits and adjusts automatically based on your schedule which will in turn save you about 10-15% on heating and cooling costs. This winter I’ll be adjusting my home’s temperature when I’m heading home so that I can walk into a warm, toasty house.
I also like that the Nest tracks your energy usage and provides conservation tips. It also monitors your heating and cooling units and will alert you if something is not working properly. It’s like having a pal house sit for you – only it doesn’t feed the cats.
The Netgear® Nighthawk™ DST Router and DST Adapter with Geek Squad is brand new only at Best Buy. I can tell you from experience that a great router can make all of the difference. We rely on ours heavily for fast download speed on our computers, phones and for streaming movies on tablets and smart televisions. That’s a lot of demand in one home so you need a reliable router.
This high-performance router was built to support 10+ connected devices that you have the ability to prioritize by importance. Cool, huh? Even cooler is the included DST, or “Dead Spot Terminator,” adapter that plugs into an outlet wherever you experience Wi-Fi dead zones which is the solution we have been needing in a certain section of our basement. And before you ask – yes, you can purchase additional adapters if you have several problem areas. Also included is Geek Squad 24/7 Set Up and Support via phone & web, for one full year.
Elizabeth L says
What a cool idea. I love that you can adjust the temp of your house through your phone. That sounds very convenient to me.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I want one of those! It is such an innovative gadget that we really need at home. I love that this gadget may help us save on power/heating. Thanks for the review.
Lisa Rios says
The Nest Smart Thermostat looks like a wonderful device to keep control over the temperature where ever you are. These days it becomes such an important resource when you can control things with an App, which is quiet amazing.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
This sounds great especially when you are traveling. Adjust the thermostat so the house is set at the temperature you want before returning.
I like that you can purchase additional adapters. This sounds good to me.
It would be so nice to be able to control the thermostat without having to get up from the couch. Super cool home gadget.
Carol Bryant says
I was just talking to my spouse about the nest this weekend and Best Buy is a favorite stop for us. I have to check this out.
I could use this router to boost my internet. I hate it when I have so many things to do and the sites just won’t finish loading.
So it can be adjusted from an app? That’s amazing! I also thing its neat that you can track your energy use with Nest.
Dawn McAlexander says
My daughter is really great with tech. I bet she would love this and know how to use it within minutes to a few hours.