LUX products debuts thermostat that talks to Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant

LUX products debuts thermostat that talks to Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant
Long-time industry player LUX Products has introduced a new thermostat which features home-decor design and support for all three major voice assistants in the market.

The new device, called KONO Smart, has a square stainless-steel exterior with a door knob that allows for user control. Moreover, interchangeable decorative color plates are provided so that homeowners may change the look of their thermostats. This way, the thermostats will be part of home décor, instead of just a tech gadget.

“We’ve gone beyond affordability; we’ve added the element of personalization with our Decor-snap covers in a range of designer color options that give a never-before-seen look to the home thermostat,” said Rob Munin, CEO of LUX Products.

The device also features a small digital screen that presents information such as the current temperature and Wi-Fi connection status.

Besides controlling the device through the physical knob or the LUX mobile app, users may give voice command via the three popular smart home platforms – Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant. For example, they can tell Siri to adjust the temperature higher via iPhone, or ask Alexa to set a heating schedule for tomorrow morning.

Just like many other thermostat, the KONO Smart learns user behavior and adjusts home temperatures automatically, whether users are at home or away. This may reduce energy consumption and save utility expenses.

LUX also provides smart scheduling, utility cost estimation, built-in indoor air quality mode and energy usage reporting functionalities.

The KONO Smart is now available for US$149, and each decorative plate cover costs US$10. Customers in the U.S. can get them via the LUX Products website or Home Depot.

LUX’ thermostat is one of the few models which support all three major smart home platforms, at a relatively affordable price.

The company has been in the industry for more than 100 years, and claimed to have over 15 million thermostats installed around the world, selling more than 1 million thermostats each year.
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