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All About Execution Part II: Making the Smart Filter

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All About Execution Part II: Making the Smart Filter

Welcome to Part II of our series about building the Smart Filter. We’ve been writing about the Smart Filter a lot lately. Can you blame us? Our newest product is the best thing to happen in air filtration since the upright air purifier! As one would expect from any new parent, we’re absolutely gushing over our newborn. We started in May with an early glimpse at the Smart Filter and our Keen Air Care replenishment program. Then, earlier this month, we shared our inspiration and motivation for inventing the Smart Filter in Part I of this series. We officially launched...

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All About Execution Part I: Inspiration and Motivation to Build the Smart Filter

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All About Execution Part I: Inspiration and Motivation to Build the Smart Filter

  Vents are filthy. We’ve been pulling old vents from walls and replacing them with shiny new robo vents for over a year now and what we’ve found is that they get really dirty, really fast. We made the Herringbone faceplate removable and dishwasher safe to make cleaning easier, but after months of testing and washing, it dawned on us: aren’t we breathing this stuff in?     “Aren’t we breathing this stuff in?” When I started getting seasonal allergies, I became a lot more conscious of the air I was breathing and all the stuff in it that I...

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Nest and Future Smart Vent Integrations

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Nest and Future Smart Vent Integrations

This is an updated version of our August 2015 post with the same title, originally posted on Medium.  We’ve said it before: integration is good and necessary for the smart home. In a previous blog post, we explained why we are focusing on integration rather than building a new smart home standard. Since then, a lot of people have reached out to us, wondering what integrations we have planned for the Smart Vent and how exactly these integrations will work. It’s no surprise that many of these questions are regarding how the Smart Vent works with connected thermostats and various smart home...

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Manufacturing The Smart Vent: Making It Work

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Manufacturing The Smart Vent: Making It Work

Most people have no idea what goes into making the products they know and love. As a company dedicated to improving lives through hardware, we want to change that. In this 4 part series, we’re pulling back the curtain on our manufacturing process and giving an inside look into what goes into building the Smart Vent. Check out the other blog posts here: Good, Fast, Cheap -- Choose Two, Why China is Essential, and Batteries Included. By the second week of our manufacturing trip, we were ready to bring our first off-the-line models of the Smart Vent to our massive RF...

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Keen Home's Arbor faceplate - Mathematics, Lasers and Designing Like Nature

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Keen Home's Arbor faceplate - Mathematics, Lasers and Designing Like Nature

The road to a customer-ready Arbor faceplate has been longer than we’d hoped, but we’re getting ready to produce. Lesson: working with wood can be challenging - thanks for sticking with us. Design has always played a central role at Keen Home. Sometimes good design means blending in, but sometimes it means standing out. With a product as unassuming as a vent, we needed a design that could do both. That’s why we wanted to offer early customers something special. Arbor is a striking faceplate that boldly calls attention to the uniqueness of the technology underneath. The tech behind the...

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