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Cor Specifications

Dimensions
4" x 1" x 4"
released date
November

30

2015
the cor weighs 0.5 pounds

0.5

phone controllable
has wifi
Upc n
813457  020008

Editorial Review

When the robot revolution arrives and you find yourself barricaded in a home besieged by vicious lawnmower bots, what type of robot will flush you out the front door and into the path of their grinding blades? The vacuum cleaner bots will try, but you can cleverly turn their algorithms against them so that they tumble helplessly down the stairs into the basement. The electric toothbrushes will quit working in a pique and the robotic toilet will do its best to make the house unpleasant, but it will be the smart thermostat that finally drives you, either freezing cold or burning hot, into the street.

Thermostats are the secret masters of our universe. They work unnoticed in the background, regulating the internal climates of our lives. It's only when they quit working that we realize how cruel our environment really is, with its bone-chilling cold and miserable heat. Thermostats stabilize the influence that those environmental whims have on our lives. They make our lives comfortable.

How, then, does the Carrier Cor 7-Day Programmable Wi-Fi Thermostat stack up as a master of the universe? It has a strong pedigree coming from Carrier, a company that's been making our lives comfortable since 1902, which is longer than most people currently alive have been around. The Cor has an attractive 3.5-inch touchscreen display that looks like the screen of a smartphone and (of course) comes with an app that actually runs on a smartphone. The Cor can give you a 4-day weather forecast and it's intelligent enough to recommend the optimal settings for energy saving use. If you want to make that decision yourself, you can look at a record of your energy consumption on Cor's website.

For an even smarter thermostat, one that will talk to you, check out the Honeywell Wifi with Voice Control, but the Cor already seems smart enough to join the robot revolution -- should anybody, or anything, ask it to.

Carrier Cor | Reviewed by Botdb | Rating: 5

Cor Reviews From Around The Web


Inclination

As a thermostat, the carrier cor performed well. It turned on when it should and turned off when the temperature in my apartment hit the desired level...

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At the end of the month, users can get an energy report with interactive energy-efficiency tips, as well as info on how you can modify your settings to save a little money...

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