What is it? A wireless room thermostat with large buttons and digital display
Category: A manual room thermostat
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1. Visual features
- Small-medium LCD digital screen with no backlight
- Actual room temperature displayed in large figures with setpoint temperature displayed in small figures.
- Small moon and sun symbols to indicate on and off modes
- Small flame symbol to indicate when the device is calling for heating
- Visual interface consists of four buttons which are labelled with on/off and +/- symbols
2. Tactile features
- The device's user interface consists of four tactile buttons
3. Dexterity features
- The +/- buttons are medium-large sized and rubberised. They press easily and distinctly with light-medium pressure.
- The on/off buttons are small-medium sized and rubberised. They press easily and distinctly with medium-firm pressure
- This is one of the simplest visual heating controls we reviewed, it has helpful visual symbols to indicate what settings it is on
Is there anything I should watch out for?
- The display does not have a backlight and has a poor mono colour contrast making it hard to read in bright light
- The colour contrast on the buttons is poor with white text on a light grey background
- On the device we tested the on/off buttons were not as responsive and the +/- buttons and required a firm definite press
Who might want to buy it?
We think that this product would be great for people who want a simple-to-use room thermostat with a digital screen and who only want basic control of their heating.
Our consumer panel said that:
- It was really simple to use making it very accessible for people with cognitive or memory impairments
- The easy-to-push button make the device more accessible for people with dexterity impairments
- The lack of poor colour contrast and lack of audio output makes this device less accessible for people with visual impairments