Nest & Protect

I love the idea behind the Nest thermostat and the Protect fire alarm. Why do we just accept that the status quo (clunky, disconnected devices) are good enough? What other mini-revolutions can we start?

I for one would embrace a well thought out parking “Pay and Display” machine. It seems like the designers are trying to win both the “most confusing” and “slowest” awards at the same time.