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Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat
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Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
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Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control
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Insteon LED Bulb

Insteon LED Bulb
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Power Practical PowerPot V

Power Practical PowerPot V
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Price $249 to $399 at 2 stores $194 to $229 at 2 stores $289 at 1 store $27 at 1 store
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5.0 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.6 (5.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 33 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date March 30, 2012 April 12, 2013 September 17, 2013 September 11, 2013 November 05, 2013
The Bottom Line The second generation of the energy-saving Nest Learning Thermostat puts this device even further ahead of the (nearly nonexistent) competition. Honeywell's Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat can compete directly with the Nest Learning Thermostat on features, but it doesn't match the Nest's intuitive design. The voice control options are extremely basic, and the price increase just doesn't match the value added. Save some cash and get the $249 model or a Nest. At just $29.99 per bulb, this automatable light source will fit nicely into existing home automation networks, serving as an appealing alternative to more expensive dimmer modules and smart switches. The Power Practical PowerPot V is a useful gadget for connected outdoor-types, and $149 seems like a fair price for anywhere charging capability -- whether you're camping under the stars or hanging out at home during a power outage.

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