Tag: budget smart thermostat

Review: Nest Thermostat E brings beauty and brains at a budget-friendly price

Our Nest Thermostat E rating: The Nest Thermostat E at a glance Quick Summary A little more affordable, reduced accessory support, attractive frosted design.   Known formally as the Nest Thermostat E, the “Nest E” is a fantastic update to the Nest family of smart home products. It fills the “under $200” niche that competitors Ecobee and…
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ecobee3 lite vs. ecobee3 smart thermostat

The ecobee3 has been our top pick for nearly 2 years, and the family just got bigger: the ecobee3 lite Smarter Thermostat rolled out this October! Toronto-based ecobee slimmed down the feature set of its flagship thermostat and aimed at the “budget” end of the smart thermostat market with this new addition. It’s cheaper than the ecobee3 “classic”…
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Review: Vine Smart WiFi thermostat (TJ-610)

Our Vine Smart WiFi thermostat rating: Vine at a Glance A new challenger approaches! Vine Smart WiFi Thermostat from Xing Connected Corporation launched just a few months ago (summer 2016) at a reasonable price point with a robust feature set. Their motto: “Smart, yet simple” The affordable alternatives to the most expensive smart thermostats are getting better all the time.…
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Review: Honeywell RTH6580WF WiFi 7-Day Programmable thermostat

Our Honeywell RTH6580WF WiFi 7-Day Programmable thermostat rating: Honeywell RTH6580WF at a glance The Honeywell RTH6580WF is a good, simple, affordable WiFi thermostat. It’s for those not ready or not willing to pay $200+ for a fully featured smart thermostat, but still want the convenience of controlling their home’s temperature through their phone. The screen is basic, but…
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Review: 2GIG CT100 Z-Wave Programmable Thermostat

Our 2GIG CT100 smart thermostat rating: 2GIG CT100 at a Glance Simple, friendly, and affordable – 2GIG’s CT100 smart thermostat doesn’t have a cutesy name or a flashy body, but it’s got most of the features you’d want in a smart thermostat for less than a hundred bucks! What’s the catch? The CT100 is a Z-Wave thermostat, not WiFi! That means you’ll need a Z-Wave compatible home…
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Review: Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat (1F86U-42WF)

Our Emerson Sensi WiFi thermostat rating: Sensi at a Glance What if I told you that you could get all the power of a WiFi enabled thermostat (remote control, ease of scheduling) at half the price of the flashier thermostats? Meet the Sensi. Technically, its full name is the White-Rodgers Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat, but we’re gonna just go…
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Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF Review

Our Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat rating: 9/2017 update: It’s still going strong! If you want a no-nonsense smart thermostat from the company known for thermostats, this touch-screen Honeywell is still a good choice. They’ve added support for Alexa (via Alexa-enabled devices, like the Echo) and this model still shows up in best-seller lists. 2/2015 update: We…
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