Here's what the stunning Cortana-powered GLAS thermostat will cost you


Developed in partnership with Johnson Controls and officially revealed past year, the device - dubbed the GLAS - features a semi-transparent, touchscreen display with a number of smart energy-saving features. The AI can give you indoor and outdoor temperature reports by voice control, as well as adjust the thermostat up and down.

The GLAS thermostat will be running Windows 10 IoT Core, as screens are a requirement for any kind of Cortana-powered device.

Microsoft and Johnson Controls have announced an official release date for GLAS, a smart thermostat featuring Microsoft Cortana, and powered by Windows 10 IoT Core, Microsoft's operating system optimized for smaller devices.

A rather lovely and futuristic looking OLED glass touchscreen displays a neat and slick user interface which offers one way to interact with the thermostat, but it can also be controlled with voice commands. It also can detect when users are home or in the office and adjust settings to insure energy efficiency. Cortana can check traffic, take a look at the weather, answer questions, tell you about your calendar and more.

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Because it's always connected to the Internet, GLAS can also adapt to your schedule and adjust temperature when you're not home.

The device, made through a partnership with Johnson Controls, will be available for pre-order for $319 (around £235/AU$406) beginning in March.

It's likely that the design will prove the most striking part of the GLAS' appeal, of course. It will also be possible to tweak the temperature from anywhere by using the GLAS smart thermostat app for iOS, Android and Windows 10 or a web dashboard.

Those interested will be able to install GLAS in residential or commercial buildings and it'll support most 24VAC heating and cooling systems, which include most gas, electric, oil, radiant and forced air systems.