Apple's design influence is everywhere. I think I have remembered correctly, where an high-level BMW surmised the large amount of white BMW's being sold was due to Apple.
I like what Philips is doing, but I would like to hold one to really see the build quality.
I have a friend that put in to Nest's in his house and they are pretty cool. Very smooth when you move the wheel. And the orange an blue hue is neat.
But not now that Google's involved.