Designed by Tony Fadell, who originally designed the Apple iPod, it shares many of Apple's design principles in it's simple, but clean execution.
Guaranteed to work with 95% of home heating systems, also features a updated 3.0 software which recognizes what type of heating system you have, and will optimize the best settings for temperature and when it turns off & on.
The software has always had an auto-away feature, but now it has been redesigned to detect more conclusively that no one is home. Older software needed to wait two hours after everyone left to turn off heating or cooling, the latest version will be able to do so within 30 minutes of departure based on a statistical analysis of your home and your patterns.
The nest is compatible with Mac & Android devices, making it easy to control from anywhere in your house. In store's at the end of the month for $250.