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Air conditioners: there’s an app for that, as long as you choose Samsung

By Staff writers | 4:11 pm 21/09/2012

There’s a guy at GadgetGuy’s offices who has actually lost the remote to his air conditioner. It’s the sort of situation we can’t imagine suffering through as the mercury rises, where you know you’re going to be scrambling through the house, turning up boxes, and hoping that you find it with enough battery power to switch it on.

But you always know where your phone is, and that’s where a new range of Samsung air conditioners is going to play right to.

Arriving just in time for the summer season, the Samsung Smart Series Air Conditioners allow you to control the air temperature of your home, office, and anywhere else one is installed using your smartphone or tablet, with both iOS and Android catered for.

The air conditioners start at $899 RRP and come with a five year parts and labour warranty, bundling in a filtration system to reduce dust particles, a “d’light cool mode” that aims to make humid weather just that much more liveable, and a sleeping mode designed to provide optimum temperatures for sleeping that gradually lower while you’re falling asleep.

Of course, the star feature in the Smart Series is WiFi, and this will let you connect to your air conditioner using an app over WiFi to control it, making sure you never lose the remote again and get active use out of the AC.

Even better, you can actually control the air conditioner from outside your home network, over a 3G or 4G connection when you’re out and about or merely at the work network, with a way of connecting and switching on some cool air before you come home over the “Out of house” control.

Samsung’s Smart Series WiFi air conditioners start at $899 for a 2.5kW cooler (F-AQV09TWS-01) and range all the way to a 8kW cooler for $2,199 (F-AQV30TWD-01), but with several options in the middle, you’re sure to find an option you like the feel of.

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