unveils ThermoPeanut, a single-purpose connected temperature monitor

By Shawn Knight
Sep 2, 2016
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  1., best known for its unique Mother home automation kit, has launched a new connected sensor called the ThermoPeanut.

    The Paris-based company’s latest IoT product, which gets its name from the fact that it’s shaped like a peanut, is a single-purpose temperature sensor that can be used to monitor temps in and around your house. The companion app for your mobile device lets you view current and logged temperature history.

    When a sensor falls out of its normal range, ThermoPeanut can play an audible tone via 90dB speaker and even send a notification to your mobile device. It can measure temperatures between minus five degrees Fahrenheit and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, transferring temperature data wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart (Low Energy).

    The sensor’s battery, model CR2032, has a lifespan of up to six months and is easily replaceable.

    ThermoPeanut is the first in a new line of connected devices under the SensePeanut brand. A quick check of’s website reveals a handful of upcoming sensors including the PeanutButton (a smart wireless button), the SleepPeanut (a sleep monitor and alarm clock) and the MedPeanut (a sensor that’ll help you remember to take your meds on time). is selling its ThermoPeanut as of writing priced at $29 each. Depending on your intended application, it may be well worth the cost. Look for additional SensePeanut sensors to arrive next quarter.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,355   +2,004

    Certainly an excellent priced device and the future application list sounds impressive. I can't help but wish they had included a humidity tracker inclusive of the temperature, but for the price, it's still darn impressive!

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