So the tado smart thermostat has been in a couple of months now. You can see my previous musings about it here and here. To recap, it is a complete replacement for your existing thermostat, comprising a wireless room ‘stat, a control box that is plugged into your boiler, and a ‘dongle’ that is plugged into your router to communicate with both tado’s servers and your mobile phones.
Being into gadgets I never pass up the opportunity to indulge. I’ve been following the development of the various ‘smart’ home thermostats for a couple of months now, the likes of Nest, Tado and Hive. A long running thread on Pistonheads (a great source of information and recommendations!) gave an insight into all of them from people actually using the tech.