博电竞首页Grab the top-rated Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat for $$89Grab the top-rated Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat for $$89 Im a huge fan of smart thermostats -- but not a fan of the two biggest players in the market, Ecobee and Nest. Ill explain why by way of todays deal.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Newegg has the Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat for $$89 shipped (plus tax in some states) when you apply promo code NEWEGGSENSI40 at checkout. (You must have and be signed into a Newegg account in order to use codes.) Cheapskate exclusive! Its normally $$129, and the best price Ive seen elsewhere is $$115.Right off the bat, the Sensi costs far less than either an Ecobee or a Nest. Granted, you can often defray the costs of any smart thermostat by way of rebates from your gas and\/or electric companies. Here in Michigan, those two utilities each offer $$50 on the purchase of any Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat -- meaning on this deal, Id actually make $$11.But even the entry-level Nest costs $$169, so Id still be out of pocket for that. As for the Ecobee, which I actually own, I find the UI annoyingly complicated. There are buttons that dont look like buttons (and so you might never know to tap them), and the scheduling interface is just a mess.I havent used the Sensi myself, but I can tell you what I immediately like about it: It looks like a traditional thermostat, meaning the learning curve is lower, and it has actual buttons for accessing menus and raising\/lowering the temperature. The LCD shows everything I need to see: the current or desired temp (in nice, large numbers) and the mode, fan and schedule settings. Simple. Effective.Although the Sensi can be controlled via both smartphone apps and smart devices (including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant), it lacks a few advanced features, like learning and remote sensors. Thus, it wont automatically start to adjust temperatures based on the times of day youre gone, and it cant heat or cool based on the temps of individual rooms.However, Emerson has added geofencing capabilities, meaning the system can automatically make adjustments when it detects that youve left home (or your phone has, anyway) and when youve returned. This is an improvement since CNETs Meg Wollerton penned her Emerson Sensi review a few years back.There may be newer, fancier smart thermostats out there, but if you want something super-affordable (and potentially even free!) and super simple, this is a great option.Bonus deal: Get an Eero Mesh Wi-Fi system for $$319 (save $$80)If youve been thinking about a router upgrade, because performance isnt what you expect or your Wi-Fi signal doesnt reach all corners of your house, good news: My favorite solution is on sale.Today only, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Eero Home WiFi System (three nodes) for $$319 shipped. Regular price: $$399. Sales are rare, and only once has this item been priced lower.I own this exact configuration. The main node is plugged into my cable modem. The two Eero Beacons (which have night lights!) are on the other floors of my house. The best thing I can say about it is that once I installed it, I more or less forgot about it. Thats because Wi-Fi has worked perfectly ever since. Your mileage may vary, of course, because lots of things can affect Wi-Fi performance. But compared with other routers Ive used in the past, the Eero is pure pleasure. Its blissfully easy to set up and configure.Oh, and dont worry about the optional Eero Plus subscription. Its totally unnecessary. Once you buy the kit, youre done.If you live in a smaller house (with one or two bedrooms), consider grabbing the Eero Home two-node kit for $$239, a savings of $$60. Again, its not the lowest price to date, but still a good deal on what I consider a great mesh-network system.CNETs Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals pageand follow the Cheapskate on Facebook andTwitter!