Previously I’ve written about the options for smart vent technology. A necessary component of smart tech like this is a system for sensing how hot or cold certain rooms are in your house. Flair includes temperature in the vents as well, and a representative from Flair expressed that unlike Keen, Flair was ‘honest and upfront in that we tested to determine beforehand that measuring the room temperature from the vent would not work.’ In addition, Keen recently added a remote sensor to their offer.
Enter the Flair Puck. The Puck intends to be an inexpensive way to measure the temperature in any room and relay that information to smart home tech like smart vents, thermostats, and blinds.
At $109 each, most homeowners would probably only buy 1 or 2 Pucks.
Features and Benefits
The Flair Puck is a wireless thermostat capable of adjusting temperature in every room in your house. It uses WiFi (without needing an additional hub – big bonus) to detect temperature, humidity, air pressure and light levels. The Puck will run for about a year on two AAA batteries, while the vents run for multiple years. You can mount the Puck with adhesives, screws, or a built-in stand. The Puck is available in white and black for a stock price of $109.
But How’s the Integration?
Flair’s unique selling proposition appears to be its increase connectivity over peers like Keen Home. Currently, Flair can talk to Nest, Honeywell, Ecobee, Philips Hue, Wink, Samsung SmartThings and Control4.
In comparison to the Keen Home system, the Flair is cheaper considering with the Keen, you’ll need a Hub and a remote sensor. They’ve also raised the prices of their vents. Flair is a cheaper option if you’re planning on using them with an Ecobee system by using their remote sensors instead of the Pucks as a room temperature data feed. That being said, if you don’t have central heating and air, Flair might be a good solution for you.
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