Google subsidiary Nest is reportedly working on a redesigned thermostat

A new image courtesy of notorious leaker Evan Blass shows what could be Nest’s first big product redesign since 2011.

The company, now a Google subsidiary, has introduced a number of smart home devices over the years, focusing primarily on thermostats.

Their design, however, has remained largely unchanged, with the puck-shaped gadgets using a primarily black colour and a silver ring around them.

The ring also has black, copper, and white alternatives, but the bezel and ring are always black. If Blass’ image is to be believed, the new thermostat will instead use white as the main colour.

The device’s display could also move from glass to plastic, in an effort to bring down the product’s cost from the current $US249 (£193) to about $US200 (£155) — a rumour we had already heard.

ThermostatNestThe current Nest thermostat.

Blass hasn’t released any information about a potential release date, but the redesigned thermostat is expected to launch some time next year.

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