What is it? A is a basic manual room thermostat which has Braille labelling and tactile marks.
Category: Manual room thermostat
- Frost protection
- Ideal temperature range indicated
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
- 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