Despite the fact that an old man’s trick knee or a simple moistened finger in the air is probably more accurate than your average weatherman, our obsession with weather forecasting continues. That is why the new ViewStat Color Communicating Thermostat will probably be a huge hit.
Unlike your average thermostat, the ViewStat also gives you a complete 5 day forecast with slick looking visuals on a 3.5″ (320×240) screen. You can even use the forecast information to pre-set temperatures for every day of the week which will help reduce energy usage.
Expect the AMX system to hit store shelves in January 2008. A subscription will be required to utilize the forecast option. — Sean Fallon