iPod creator reinvents the thermostat

Discussion in 'hardware' started by ronjor, Oct 25, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ronjor
    Offline

    ronjor Global Moderator

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503043_162-20125192/ipod-creator-reinvents-the-thermostat/
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  2. JRViejo
    Offline

    JRViejo Global Moderator

  3. ronjor
    Offline

    ronjor Global Moderator

  4. Noob
    Offline

    Noob Registered Member

    WHAT!? They really did sold out all of them?
    Never expected it since it's kinda expensive and on top of it you gotta have some equipment compatible with it :rolleyes:
  5. prius04
    Offline

    prius04 Registered Member

    Well, considering the price of the unit and the rapidity with which the product "sold out" after it was announced, I'm inclined to believe the initial production run was relatively small. If it were otherwise, meaning they actually sold something on the order of a million units (or more), I would think that number would have been disclosed by the folks at Nest in a press release. Instead, they're not releasing the exact number of pre-orders.

    After all, it is a startup company (relying on cash infusions by partners/venture capitalists) and, as such, they absolutely must demonstrate that there is sufficient demand for the product. You don't do that by manufacturing zillions of units and then have them sit in warehouses waiting for enough orders to sell through the initial run in a short period of time.
  6. Noob
    Offline

    Noob Registered Member

    Forgot that part, totally right :D
  7. ronjor
    Offline

    ronjor Global Moderator

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/02/nest-thermostat-lawsuit/
  8. ronjor
    Offline

    ronjor Global Moderator

    http://venturebeat.com/2012/04/05/s...e-robust-energy-history-simpler-installation/
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.