After about nine hours of down time, Apple’s online store is back up and is now offering the Nest thermostat for $249.95. That’s a $.95 premium over its suggested retail price.
Nest is a new product created by ex-Apple executive Tony Fadell, who is credited with the title “grandfather of the iPod.” The thermostat is the first product from Nest Labs , which was founded by founded by Fadell after he left Apple in 2010.
“The Nest Learning Thermostat helps you stop wasting energy, while providing control using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac,” the official product description reads on Apple’s online store.
The thermostat is also being advertised as being compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, all iPad models, and the third and fourth generation iPod touch. Some features include:
- Remembers preferred temperatures
- Creates a personalized schedule
- Turns itself down when your house is empty
- Uses Airwave to automatically lower cooling costs
- Change the temperature from anywhere
- Control Nest anywhere with iPhone, iPad, or Mac
- Shows exactly when heating or cooling was on
- Points out what causes spikes in energy use