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Haier's new Apple MFi-certified smart air conditioner is quite the head-turner (pictures)

We take a look at Haier's futuristic connected air conditioner at CES 2014.

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Colin McDonald

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At CES 2014, Haier introduced the Tianzun smart air conditioner.
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They're about 5 feet tall and come in a variety of colors.
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The unconventional design is something out of a Dr. Seuss book.
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The air swirls around and is pushed out of the center of the circle.
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This Haier AC unit is the first connected device to meet Apple's MFi standards, which certify third party products for design, quality, and iOS compatibility.
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The color of the ring changes depending on the conditioning cycle.
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No need for passwords or registraiton, this unit automatically links up to other Apple devices over Wi-Fi.
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A little sleeker than a giant box hanging from your window.
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The display shines from beneath the plastic facade.

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