Tag Archive: Nest


Should you splurge for the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor?

Trying to pick the “best” security camera can be a daunting task, but picking between two options from the same company can be even more difficult. Since making the decision can be frustrating, we’re here to break it down to help you decide which is best for your use case.

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor

Beast mode

$ 350 at Nest

Pros Three microphones Better camera Better weather resistance Included Person Alerts HD Talk and Listen Cons  [Read More…]

Add a discounted Nest Detect to every door and window in your home

Add some more sensors to your existing setup.

Right now you can grab the Nest Detect for just $ 39 at B&H. This deal is matching a Presidents’ Day discount that is available directly at Nest and other retailers like Best Buy, too. You’d regularly pay $ 10 more for the Nest Detect and this is the best price we’ve seen on it to date, so it’s well worth grabbing one or more if you’ve been eyeing  [Read More…]

Google to reportedly launch Pixel Watch, new Nest camera, and more in 2019

Looks like Google’s got a lot up its sleeves for us this year.

Ever since 2016 with the launch of the original Pixel and Google Home, Google’s been proving year after year that it’s serious about hardware. Thanks to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review, we now have an early look at what to expect from Google in 2019.

The first product Nikkei mentions is Google’s “first non-premium smartphone” that’s expected to be priced lower than  [Read More…]

The Nest Thermostat has become one of my favorite smart home gadgets

Who knew saving energy could be so much fun?

Ever since I picked up my first Google Home in early 2017, I’ve been sort of addicted to making my apartment as “smart” as can be. My place is outfitted with either a Google Home or Smart Display is almost every room, the majority of my lights have Philips Hue bulbs in them, and the iRobot Roomba 690 is in charge of making sure my floors stay as  [Read More…]

These are all the products that ‘Work With Nest’

Best answer: Nest is an extremely popular brand, and the company’s tree of compatible products continues to grow. The range of products include your standard smart home necessities like Google Home but expand into household appliances like ovens, water heaters, and even motorized blinds.

Amazon: Nest Learning Thermostat ($ 204)

Nest has been around for the better part of a decade and the company provides some of the best smart home products around. Nest got was  [Read More…]

Should you buy a Nest Aware subscription for your Nest Camera?

Best answer: While useful without the subscription, you should invest in Nest Aware for your various Nest Cams. Doing so gives you the ability to store recordings in the cloud for use at a later time.

Nest: Nest Aware ($ 5 per month) Amazon: Nest Cam ($ 165) What is Nest Aware?

Nest Aware is a subscription service offered by Nest which works in tandem with the various Nest Cams. This service provides a few different benefits,  [Read More…]

Can the Nest Cam be used as a baby monitor?

Best answer: Yes, you can use the Nest Cam as a baby monitor, however, there are some limitations as this was not the original and intended use for new parents. A dedicated app-based baby monitor like the Arlo Baby is a better option.

Amazon: Arlo Baby ($ 180) Amazon: Nest Cam ($ 165) Where the Nest Cam excels as a Baby Monitor

If you’ve decided to either repurpose an extra Nest Cam as a baby monitor, or  [Read More…]

How to use a Nest Thermostat to save money on your energy bill

There are a lot of reasons to buy a Nest Thermostat, but for a lot of people, one of the biggest is to help save on their monthly energy bill. Nest Thermostats can help you save money using a few different methods, and today, we’ll be highlighting a few of our favorite ones. Let’s get started!

Products used in this guide Amazon: Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Gen) ($ 217) B&H: Nest Thermostat E ($ 169) Understand what Eco  [Read More…]

How much bandwidth do Nest cameras use?

Best answer: When comparing the entire Nest Camera family, the bandwidth usage ranges from as low as 125 Kbps with the Nest Hello video doorbell all the way up to 4,000 Kbps with the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor or Indoor.

Amazon: Nest Cam Indoor ($ 179) Amazon: Nest Cam Outdoor ($ 172) Amazon: Nest Dropcam ($ 185) How much data is used?

Nest has really expanded its range of products over the course of the past few  [Read More…]

How to change Eco Temperatures on a Nest Thermostat

Eco Temperatures on the Nest Thermostat help you save money, but what happens if you need to change them? Here’s a quick guide showing you how to do just that.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Gen) ($ 217) B&H: Nest Thermostat E ($ 169) How to change Eco Temperatures using the actual thermostat Press on your Nest to bring up the menu. Select Settings from the menu and press again.

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