October 10, 2014 – Sacramento, CA – Ambi Labs, the consumer electronics startup, today announced that it had exceeded its funding goal of $25,000 in just 9 hours from its official launch on crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. To date, it has now raised over $68,000, or 272% of its goal. With funding already secured, Ambi Climate will now go into full production. Early bird backers can expect to receive their unit by November and new stretch goals will be announced before the end of the week.
Ambi Climate makes any remote-controlled air conditioner – window, split, freestanding or central unit – a smart device that can easily be controlled through a smartphone or tablet. The campaign met its original funding target just 9 hours into its launch before picking up even greater momentum. To date, 459 Kickstarter backers from around the world have raised an impressive $68,000. The campaign’s 50 Super Early Bird Ambi Climate units (US$49) sold out in less than 4 hours while the 30 Limited Beta Edition units (US$99) were gone within 9 hours. Initial feedback from the community has been highly supportive with members sharing that the device appears “simple, affordable”, “super helpful”, and “very, very cool.” Other backers enthusiastically expressed their “need for something like this” and that they “have been looking for this for a long time”.
Of the 15 pledge tiers available, the Early Bird Ambi Climate pledge (US$79) was the most popular reward with 22% of backers seeking to be among the first to own a mass-produced unit. Not far behind, the Ambi Climate was the second most popular with 21% of backers looking to receive a massive discount for being an early adopter. The considerable show of support for Ambi Climate affirms that there is global appeal for a device that can provide personalized air conditioning with added benefits such as remote air conditioner management, and energy savings. Ambi Climate’s backers hail from all over the world, including Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Poland, Singapore, UAE and the US. “This would have been a god-send in Japan,” said one supporter.
Simple, Smart and Affordable Air Conditioning
Ambi Climate is a personalized system that not only provides smartphone AC control but learns from usage patterns and remembers individual temperature preferences. Throughout the day Ambi Climate’s machine learning algorithms combine the insights from the user’s preferences and behavior with those from collected sensor data in order to adjust your AC settings. Ambi Climate can even factor in the performance level of the air conditioner. The result is more accurate air conditioning, fewer temperature fluctuations and energy savings.
Ambi Climate is able to save users up to 30 percent on AC energy consumption by minimizing wasteful overcooling and temperature fluctuations. On top of that the companion app provides users with useful energy-saving notifications that let them know when it is suitable to open a window and turn off the AC, or when it’s time to clean the AC filter.
Ambi Climate is a plug and play system that makes life easier, simpler and more enjoyable. It requires no hardware or specialist installation, just plug it in, connect to WiFi, download the app and watch it work with your existing AC. Out of the box, Ambi Climate begins learning about the user and their local environment immediately. Ambi Climate was thoughtfully designed to blend into any living space. Its small size and portability make it perfect for the modern urbanite. It’s user friendly and can be a great tool for property owners, pet lovers, and caregivers.
Ambi Climate uses predictive climate control by monitoring the temperature and environment both inside and outside. The device takes into consideration sunlight, air flow, temperature, humidity, movement and other elements to maintain a comfortable, energy efficient interior environment.
Ambi Climate Features
Ambi Climate is the world’s first system that learns not just your preferences, but also predicts how conditions in your home will change. Ambi Climate’s patent pending system builds up a picture of your home’s characteristics and is able to automatically adjust your old air conditioner settings to ensure your comfort, no matter the time of the day, or outdoor weather patterns. Ambi Climate also provides deep, data-driven insights into the conditions in the your home, and the impact of your usage behavior.
This knowledge helps users take control of their air conditioner usage patterns and shows them the tradeoffs between comfort and energy consumption.
- Add-on upgrade, compatible with any remote-controlled air conditioner- including older models
- Solves common air conditioner pain point: the need to frequently adjust the AC
- Uses machine learning techniques to predict conditions in your home
- Keeps track of motion and is aware of your location to automatically turn off/on your AC
- Gives you more insight into the impact of your air conditioning usage patterns
- Smartphone controlled, WiFi enabled, allows for remote AC control.
You can back Ambi Climate on their Kickstarter page, starting at $99 for a mass-produced Ambi Climate. Learn more about the inspiration for Ambi Climate and the team behind this revolutionary device here.