Myson MRT1 Mechanical Room Thermostat (braille version)

Manual room thermostat
Mobile controls
Hands-free controls
Visual features
Audio output
Tactile features
Dexterity features

What is it? A is a basic manual room thermostat which has Braille labelling and tactile marks. 

Category: Manual room thermostat 

Money-saving features:

  • Frost protection
  • Ideal temperature range indicated 

Ease-of-use features:

1. Visual features

  • The colour contrast on the dial with dark grey numbers on off white background, and the ideal 
  • temperature range is shown by a dark grey section with white markings. 
  • The dial marks the 10°, 20° and 30° temperature points with visual numerical labels, with line markings at five-degree intervals. 

2. Tactile features

  • The thermostat has a medium-sized dial with braille markings indicating the ideal temperature range
  • There is a raised marking to indicate what setting the thermostat is currently on
  • The dial has a clear starting and stopping point and will not spin continuously

3. Audio output

  • There is an audible click to indicate when the heating comes on and goes off. 

4. Dexterity features

  • The dial turns very easily

5. Simplicity

  • Very simple to use with a familiar user interface

Is there anything I should watch out for?

  • The visual markings are small and only at 5° intervals so subtle temperature changes are hard to make
  • Although the dial turns easily with little strength require, it is narrow and smooth so it could be fiddly to grip if you have impaired dexterity
  • The dial is a little cluttered to look at and only shows three numerical temperature points making it tricky to set the thermostat to an exact temperature.
  • The braille markings are quite clutter and somewhat faint
  • This is one of the simplest products we reviewed, but it doesn’t come with many money-saving features so probably won’t make a huge difference to your energy bills. 

Who might want to buy it?

We think this product is great for people who want a simple-to-use heating control with no high-tech features.

Our consumer panel told us this product might be suitable for:

  • Braille readers who only want to make simple temperature changes
  • People with some residual vision or who are partially-sighted who want a low-tech heating control
  • People with reduced dexterity who want a low-tech heating control