New Aros cooler comes with new controls but still doesn't overcome noise issues associated with A/C Units.

Last week, an Amazon order of a new product from the Quirky and GE collaboration arrived at my apartment in New York. After GE Executive Director Linda Boff and Doreen Lorenzo, President of Quirky  gave an inspiring talk at PSFK CONFERENCE 2014, I went out and bought an Aros air conditioner for my kids' room.

Aros, a new development submitted to Quirky by inventor Garthen Leslie in early 2013, was one of the first products to result from the partnership between Quirky and GE. Funded by 2,994 online Quirky contributors, the air conditioner is operated via the Wink app for smartphones, so owners use their phones as a remote to control the machine from anywhere.

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