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iDevices IDEV0005D5

A Look At The IDEV0005D5

Dimensions
5.1" x 0.8" x 3.4"
released date
December

16

2015
the idev0005d5 weighs 0.6 pounds

0.55

phone controllable
has scheduling
has wifi
Upc n
852931  005506

Editorial Review

iDevices, of Avon, CT, is a long way from Silicon Valley and they don't care who knows it. The connected-home-products specialists like to brag about their rural offices and brainstorming sessions at the local 50s-style diner. The Google mega-campus this isn't, but the ambitious tech firm has positioned itself in press releases as "the preeminent brand in the smart home industry," so they can't be faulted for a lack of ambition. Remember their name in case one day they become as famous as that other company that likes to put a lowercase "i" at the beginning of their product names. They already make devices that connect via Apple's Homekit technology, including light sockets, wall switches and electric outlets, so they're well on their way.

And now you can find their name on smart thermostats. The iDevices IDEV0005D5 (not a name that exactly trips off the tongue) isn't the most stylish-looking thermostat on the market, but it's flat, clean simplicity gives it the kind of charm one probably finds in rural Connecticut when the snowy season arrives. It can be controlled via Homekit, Apple's solution for operating electrical devices remotely through the iDevices Connected smartphone app, meaning that you can give it voice commands via Siri, queen of the people who don't exist but try really hard to pretend that they do. It can also be controlled through the Siri-similar Alexa, if you have an Amazon Echo in the home.

This isn't a learning thermostat, like the Nest, further evidence that iDevices isn't Google, but your own learning brain can compensate for this to some extent by keeping in touch remotely, reminding it that you're not home and that it shouldn't waste valuable energy on a house that isn't currently a home. And it compares favorably to well-known competitors like the Honeywell WiFi VisionPro 8000.

iDevices IDEV0005D5 | Reviewed by Botdb | Rating: 5

IDEV0005D5 Experiences From Around The Web


Inclination

This product is good for a simple smart home application. Their remote access is in beta stage and isn't always reliable.

Tom's Guide
ebay.com
Inclination

I love this product. I will warn you it was a bit tricky to set up, even with the instructions.

Tom's Guide
ebay.com
Inclination

Connected to wifi in seconds and updated firmware. I was able to get mine here on Amazon for $70.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com
Inclination

The iDevices Thermostat is a great step into home automation and smart home technology.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com