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For an idea that he dreamed up in his spare time, 63-year-old Garthen Leslie accepted a $100,000 check last week from Ben Kaufman, the 27-year-old CEO of Quirky. It

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So they integrated a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat into a window unit.. HOW ORIGINAL......

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Is anyone giving you $500,000?

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I discovered a cheap, personal 'air conditioner' years ago.

 

Wrap up a piece of ice in a plastic bag, or have a chilled can of soda, or bottled water.

 

Hold it against your forehead.

 

This makes your whole body feel cool. :p

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More energy saving devices the better.

Aslong as its smart in the sense it isn`t cooling a room no one is in, kind of thing then good job!

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A simple 24-hour wall timer could turn on your A/C say, a half-hour before you come home, or turn it off around the time you go to work.

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A simple 24-hour wall timer could turn on your A/C say, a half-hour before you come home, or turn it off around the time you go to work.

 

They don't come with timers built in? :huh:  Seems like a pretty basic feature to me...

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They don't come with timers built in? :huh:  Seems like a pretty basic feature to me...

My last window air conditoner did.

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what this brings new is the ability to "learn" the user habits; say i leave everyday at 8:30AM and arrive at 19PM, while i can turn the AC off and on white my smartphone, after a while i don't have to because the AC as learned what time i don't need it on and what time i need it off.

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The five-year-old New York City manufacturing company is on a mission to

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It's essentially the same concept as the nest, just built into an air conditioner. But, good for him. air conditioning costs a ton of money to run, central air, or window mounted.

 

I've never seen a window mounted one with the purported features, so this is great! About time someone did this.

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Its a great idea, but I only see Quirky buying into this idea because of the success Nest had with their smart wall unit 

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Wowwwwwww!!!!!!

Oh wait my ancient honeywell therostat that cost $70 from home depot has exactly the same thing. I could set a time I would return home and it would turn the ac/heat on, and set a time when I'd leave in the morning and it would turn it off. It even has a vacation mode.

God technology moves so fast these days :rolleyes:

I haven't read entirely, but it probably takes advantage of stuff like BT Low Energy to learn when you are actually home and when you aren't... Allowing it to be a lot more accurate in adjusting that schedule than you were at guessing (unless you arrive and leave all the time at the same time)...

 

Over simplification, but I think you get the idea.

 

Learning devices are the future as people are very bad at accurately setting and maintaining manually programmed schedules.

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I haven't read entirely, but it probably takes advantage of stuff like BT Low Energy to learn when you are actually home and when you aren't... Allowing it to be a lot more accurate in adjusting that schedule than you were at guessing (unless you arrive and leave all the time at the same time)...

 

Over simplification, but I think you get the idea.

 

Learning devices are the future as people are very bad at accurately setting and maintaining manually programmed schedules.

 

Yes, not to mention there are plenty of people like myself who don't have to be at work strictly from 9-5 or w/e. When I leave for home varies pretty much daily.

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wow... my Trane AC / HVAC unit already does this with their latest communicating controller and it's fully modulating gas furnace / 40% - 100% variable speed digital blower motor and multi stage AC unit... and yes it does learn based on when you turn temps up and down to figure out what you want compares it to the humidity inside and outside and the temp inside and outside to compute what you want it to be at

 

only real difference is my system cost me $20,000... and does the entire house... this is a whole 300 sq ft 8,000 btu/h AC unit.....

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I want one, meh. .. nevermind i'll skip.

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I want one, meh. .. nevermind i'll skip.

 

really trying to get 25k with these ###### comments aren't you

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So they integrated a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat into a window unit.. HOW ORIGINAL......

 

What have you come up with to better the world?

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