I am a simple man with simple tastes. I have never been interested in the extravagant or complicated. If an item performs its basic duties very well, I am remiss to part with it for a new device that has all manner of bells and whistles that are entirely unnecessary. You won’t find me forking out my hard-earned cash for the latest and greatest in technology. Principally, because the latest versions of these technological devices don’t really add much of anything and all too often, they take away what made the original product so good. I have always been like this when it comes to technology and other things, but there are exceptions, even for me. If a piece of technology advances in such a way that it becomes even more practical and user-friendly, I will gladly pay the extra money for that device. As an example, for the longest time I relied on a simple dial thermostat. I really did not think it could get any better than simply being able to directly change the temperature of a home from a wall unit. However, when I found out about smart thermostats, though I was initially skeptical, I began to read about the various features and realized it could be a pretty handy device after all. The smart thermostat can be controlled by any smart device that I possess with a handy app. The smart thermostat can also eventually learn my habits and what temperature I like to keep at a given time of the day or night and eventually adjust itself accordingly. I also appreciated the fact that it will automatically turn off when I leave the home for work and cycle back on shortly before I return. That is practicality at its finest and I made sure to buy myself one to take advantage of it!