Ambi Labs is ready to bring air condition controls to your smartphone. The Sacramento-based launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on Monday (October 6th) to raise funds for its Ambi Climate. Originally seeking only $25,000, the project has already surpassed its initial goal and raised over $41,000 thanks to 262 backers.
The Ambi Climate is a small, sleek, “internet of things” device that makes your existing infrared remote-controlled air conditioner “smart.” It allows you to sync your AC with any smartphone, which gives you complete access to monitor along with control to your air conditioner whenever/wherever you are. The dubbed “smart” device learned from your own preferences and daily routine and will tailor your indoor climate not only around you, but also your family.
Ambi Climate is revealed to use predictive climate control by monitoring the temperature environment both inside and outside maximizing energy use. The device also takes into consideration sunlight, temperature, humidity, and other elements to maintain a more comfortable, energy efficient interior environment. By helping to make air conditioner usages more efficient, Ambi Climates team is so confident that it will easily cut any energy bill by a third.
Some of the Ambi Climate features include:
- Use your existing AC: The device is compatible with an y infrared remote-controlled AC unit
- Automatic air conditioner control: Through indoor temperature, humidity, sunlight motion sensor, and outdoor weather tracking
- Turn on the air conditioner anywhere: Thanks to the device’s smartphone geolocation tracking
- No Tools or expertise needed: Easy to setup
Wondering what happens to Ambi Climate during the day? The device’s team shared, “Ambi Climate allows for automatic control of your air conditioner through its intelligent algorithms with “Ambi Mode“. Throughout the day, the Ambi Cloud continuously analyses your home’s climate characteristics, your air conditioner’s performance and local weather conditions in order to come up with the best settings for your own personal comfort.”
Below shows the air conditioners that are compatible to Ambi Climate:
In regards to Ambi Lab’s history, TechCrunch reported that the company was founded by Hong Kong’s Dim Sum Labs. Its CEO and co-founder, Julian Lee, has a history of executive roles I a startup space and at Accenture. The company originally launched its device in July on Asia-specific crowdfunding platform Crowdtivate, but now it is seeking to expand its clientele in North America.
Ambi Climate’s crowdfunding campaign is set to close on November 13th.
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