Tag Archive: Nest


You won’t be able to disable the status light on Nest cameras anymore

Going forward, you’ll only be able to dim the status light on your Nest cameras.

What you need to know Google is getting rid of the option to disable the status light on all Nest and Dropcam cameras. The status light will always be on when a Nest or Dropcam camera is recording. You’ll be able to dim the light from settings, but there will always be a visual indicator when the camera is on.

Google made  [Read More…]

Google’s $229 Nest Hub Max goes on sale Sept 9 in U.S., UK and Australia

What you need to know New Nest Hub Max lands Sept 9 in the U.S., UK and Australia. Launch price of $ 229 stands, with initial Google Store availability. Standard Home Hub now regularly discounted to under $ 100.

After being announced in May, Google’s new larger Nest Hub Max will be on sale September 9. Droid-Life points to a Google Store support page that confirms the launch date, which is a full four months after its announcement,  [Read More…]

YouTube TV family managers can snag a Nest Hub for $49

The normal retail price is $ 129, making this an $ 80 discount.

What you need to know YouTube TV family managers are receiving an email with a promotion code that drops the Nest Hub down to $ 49. The promo code is good for one redemption only for the Chalk color and must be redeemed before July 24, 2019. The Google Nest Hub can also be picked up from B&H Photo and other retailers at a  [Read More…]

Your used Nest Cam might be spying on you

If the previous owner connected it to a Wink smart hub, they could still have access.

What you need to know Despite factory resetting the Nest Cam, the Wink app allows you to view live images of previously owned cameras. It is unknown if this affects all Nest cameras or other smart home integrations at this time. Nest has not officially responded to a request for more information.

If you’ve ever bought a used Nest Cam before,  [Read More…]

Is the Amazon Echo Show 5 better than the Google Nest Hub?

It can be hard to determine which smart home display to purchase, especially given that there are so many on the market. To help you out, we’ve compared the Google Nest Hub against the new Echo Show 5 so you can see which is the better device. Here’s what we discovered.

Google Nest Hub

The better touchscreen

$ 130 at Best Buy

Pros Larger screen Isn’t constantly recording Light sensor Gives better directions Better access to  [Read More…]

No need to spend $200 on a Nest cam with these affordable alternatives

Nest makes great Wi-Fi-connected security cameras, but they can get expensive, starting at $ 200 for the Nest Cam Indoor and reaching all the way up to $ 350 for the Cam IQ. The Logitech Circle 2 is a great security camera for a little less than a Nest Cam, but there are cheaper options out there as well. Here are some of our favaorite alternatives.

Best overall Logitech Circle 2

Staff favorite

The Circle 2 is  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Clock vs. Google Nest Hub: Which should you buy?

Smart home technology is a lot more mainstream than it used to be a few short years ago, meaning there are more gadgets than ever to keep up with. Need help understanding all of these new devices? AC is for you.

Our pick Google Nest Hub

$ 129 at B&H

Pros Larger, higher-resolution display Video streaming Google Photos screensaver Proper smart display UI Regularly goes on sale Cons Weak speaker Retail price is considerably more expensive  [Read More…]

What does the Amazon Echo Show 5 mean for Google and Nest?

The Echo Show 5 brings a smaller screen at a ridiculously good price — and that could spell real trouble for the Nest Hub and Lenovo Smart Clock — or even Amazon’s own Echo Spot.

Google has done wonders for the smart home space. It might not have been first — Amazon will forever hold that crown — but it more than made up for lost time with Google Assistant and the Google Home and/or Nest line of products. (OK, just so long  [Read More…]

The Google Nest Hub is still the perfect digital photo frame, now cheaper

When the Google Home Hub was announced last fall alongside the Pixel 3 series, I wanted one immediately. A smaller, more typically Google design-inspired version of the Lenovo Smart Display with a screen that adapted to the lighting conditions of any room sounded like the perfect digital picture frame. And that’s how it was presented in review after review, since it’s the easiest and most directly emotional way to market such a product.

But a lot has changed  [Read More…]