The Ecobee Smart Thermostat connects to your wi-fi and allows you to control your houses temperature from anywhere you get an internet connection. The large touchscreen allows you to control the thermostats settings the old fashioned way (sorta) as well. Not cheap at $385… but Ecobee claims it will pay for itself in 12 to 18 months. Would be nice to log in before leaving work to have the house warmed up before I get there. Very clean Apple looking UI, I like it.