After launching their heating control system last year, tado are now working their magic on Air Conditioning, revealing what they describe as “the world’s first Internet-of-Things device designed to make remote controlled air conditioning systems smart”.
You can even move throughout the house without having to turn the different ACs on and off. Instead you can simply rely on tado’s room-to-room feature to know which room to cool and when.
Tado claim all this can reduce your AC’s electricity consumption by up to 40%.
With the tado° app on your smartphone you can easily keep an eye on things, for example the current temperatures and control modes for each room. It also allows you to adjust your home temperature according to your preferences – even while you are on the move. On the tado° Cooling device itself there is a capacitive touch interface for quick and easy adjustments. The slimline white elegant tado° device with a rubber backplate colored in cool blue comes to life when the front is touched. When touched the translucent LED matrix activates and shows the current temperature and additional information about tado’s activity.
tado° Cooling is compatible with any remote controlled wall mounted (also called ductless or split-units), in-window or portable AC unit. It connects to the AC via infrared like a remote control and links it to the Internet via WiFi. The revolutionary new tado° device can be mounted on the wall or even on a desk for example – the rubber backplate lets it sit safely on any surface. To activate it you simply point the AC remote at the tado° device, then press the temperature controls and fan speed buttons to teach tado° the language of your specific AC unit.
From now until 11th June 11th you can pledge your support for tado Cooling on Kickstarter. The device is available for $99 (saving $50 compared to the future retail price of $149). Check out the video and the links below…