Available for $249.95 from Apple, the Nest just took a rather significant step toward mainstream consciousness.
Given the device’s close ties to the Apple ecosystem, the Nest’s availability via Apple is certainly not unexpected. Apple has a vested interest in the interconnection of its devices with homes and the hardware therein, and the Nest is quite conducive to such a goal.
Despite some middling reviews of the thermostat, I remain unwaveringly impressed by Nest’s endeavors. If it weren’t for my living in an apartment, I’d quickly spring for one of these with little hesitation.