Honeywell Smart Thermostat
• $234.99 (Amazon)
Home automation geeks will love this "control from anywhere" smart wi-fi enabled thermostat, while those for a penchant for home decor will like the Pantone swatch-style screen color schemes available to match any wall color. The unit (about the size of an auto GPS unit) offers control via tablet and smartphone via app, or from a computer, with an indoor humidity sensor, local weather report, clock, and scheduling options for energy efficiency. This smart model will even email you notifications about pre-set interior temperatures, making this a worthy option versus the popular, but less feature-rich Nest model.