Do you want these patent-pending hexagons to control your home?

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Any company can make a connected thermostat, but only Johnson Controls made a connected thermostat with hexagons on it. The York Touchscreen Thermostat, which was announced today, is a Wi-Fi thermostat with one really standout feature: a “patent-pending hexagon interface.”

Let me describe this patent-pending interface to you: it looks like a beehive, or a Catan board, or some weird space strategy game that’s beyond your understand, except it’s just used to control the temperature in your home. No bartering for sheep. No sending mining fleets out to Gamma 047 on a promethium run. All you do is tap a hexagon and raise or lower the temperature in your wonderful home. Simple.


Imagine this York Touchscreen…

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