Nest 2.0: Slimmer, sleeker thermostat smarter than ever

Just six months after Nest 1.0 went on sale, version 2.0 (left) is thinner, and will work in more homes.

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When the “Father of the iPod” Tony Fadell unveiled Nest, the “learning thermostat” last fall, it was likely the first time anyone had ever thought of a thermostat as sexy.

Now, less than a year after the first version of the product arrived, bringing Apple style design and user interfaces to what had traditionally been one of the most staid home appliances, Fadell’s Palo Alto, Calif.-based company today announced Nest 2.0, a slimmer version of the thermostat that was built to work in more homes and brings new flexibility and features to the table. It will cost $249 and be available in mid-October.

Next-gen Nest thermostat is thinner, smarter than before

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