Smart thermometers like Nest promise to keep your home at just the right temperature and save you a few bucks while doing it. But learning algorithms don’t always get it right. The Zen thermostat aims to somewhat simplify things all while giving you full control. This minimalistic white or black slab illuminates with LEDs when touched, letting you control heating, cooling, and your system’s fans from its straightforward touchscreen interface or from anywhere else using your Android/iOS device. It also lets you set schedules from your smartphone and works with smart home systems like Apple HomeKit and OpenHome, if you need anything more than just the basics.
Find it at IndieGoGo – $150