Amazon Smart Thermostat | Image: Amazon

Amazon revealed its excitement over the “promise of ambient computing” with a new smart thermostat. Similar to others we’ve seen from companies like Nest, it will automatically adjust your indoor environment when it detects that you’re home and based on other learned preferences. The company says it developed the new device in partnership with Honeywell Home and confirmed it’s ready to work with “most existing HVAC systems.”

It is also, of course, tied in deeply with Alexa. Preorders for the $59.99 Amazon Smart Thermostat are opening today, and we should have more information about it shortly.


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