After adding the Nest “learning” thermostat to its virtual shelves on store.apple.com, Cupertino-based Apple Inc. is now selling the second generation of Tony Fadell’s brilliant invention, both online and physically, in brick-and-mortar stores across the US and Canada.
Priced at $249.95 (€188) the second-generation Nest Learning Thermostat turns itself down when you're away and can be controlled over Wi-Fi using a companion app downloadable free of charge from iTunes.
It also remembers what temperatures you like and you get a monthly Energy Report which shows you trends in your energy use. You can create a custom schedule for your home and set it to display Nest Leaf whenever you select a temperature that shaves dollars off the gas bill.
The Nest “learning” thermostat is the brainchild of Tony Fadell, a former Apple employee regarded as the grandfather of the iPod.