Tado Cooling

Tado Cooling

Internet of Things startup Tado has unveiled its most ambitious product to-date. The German company and maker of the Tado smart thermostat, which competes with Google-owned Nest and others, has taken to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to launch the Tado Cooling, an Internet-connected device that makes almost any remote controlled air conditioning system smart. With a targeted retail price of $149, the first 500 backers can bag a Tado Cooling for $69, and $99 subsequently, a significant discount when it goes on general sale. However, those ordering outside of the U.S. will need to add $15 for shipping. In total, Tado is hoping to crowd-raise $150,000. According to the startup, the Tado Cooling can be retrospectively fitted to 82 percent of legacy remote controlled AC units worldwide, including wall hanging, in-window, or portable units.

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