Honeywell Lyric Smart Thermostat

It looks the nest of smart thermostats won’t be an empty one after all. Honeywell is now bringing out its own connected-temperature changer, called Lyric.

Hook up your phone to the lyric app and you’ll be able to manage your home’s heat and AC from Bangladesh if you so choose. Lyric also promises to know when you are coming and going, via GPS technology. Of course design is key with anything that’s gonna hang on your wall, so the little white circle with touch-sensitive buttons is subtle and unobtrusive, but to satisfy that tech head in us, you also get a momentary soft circle of light, with the color representing the function; orange (heating), blue (cooling), or green (away/energy savings). Look for Lyrics in August at $279. [Purchase]