Tag Archive: Nest

These are the mounts you should use to save space with your Nest Wifi

The new Google Nest Wifi router could end up taking over more and more homes over the next few months and beyond. With an improved design, and the fact that each of these “hubs” is also a Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker, it’ll liekly be a home run. If you don’t want to just sit these on a desk or table, however, and want to mount them on the wall, these are the best mounts you can get.

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Google Nest Wifi review

We’re a few years into mesh networking systems and things continue to get better. Not only that, but they’re getting less expensive, too. It’s quite easy to set up a home network that covers all rooms in all floors, regardless of the size of the house. And we don’t have to spend a ton of money in the process.

The Google Nest Wifi is Google’s second foray in this space, as it follows the 2016 Google Wifi. The 2019 experience  [Read More…]

Your Nest thermostat can now detect potential issues with your HVAC system

Since the feature is currently in testing, not all issues can be detected.

What you need to know Google has started testing a new Nest thermostat feature that can alert users about heating and cooling system (HVAC) issues. Nest will look for unusual HVAC patterns to detect if something is wrong. HVAC alerts will be sent to Nest thermostat users subscribed to the Nest Home Report email list.

Google is set to make its Nest thermostats smarter  [Read More…]

Redditor starts getting pics of strangers on a Google Nest Hub

Spy on neighbors you didn’t know you had.

What you need to know A Reddit user received photos from other homes after connecting a Xiaomi security camera to a Google Nest Hub. Some photos show security camera shots from inside bedrooms with subjects asleep. Google has since removed the Xiaomi integration with its devices.

A Reddit user connected a Xiaomi Miija security camera to a Google Nest Hub expecting to be able to see through the 130-degree  [Read More…]

Google Fi is giving a free Nest Mini to all subscribers as a holiday gift

Offer expires on December 31, 2019.

What you need to know Google Fi is gifting subscribers a free Nest Mini for the holidays. According to 9to5Google, it is the new 2019 model that features better sound and double the bass. Offer is open to U.S. residents over the age of 18 that are Fi subscribers and in good standing as of December 9, 2019.

Over the years, Google’s MVNO phone service has given out gifts in December  [Read More…]

On-screen buttons make photo actions easier on Nest Hubs

Google is adding on-screen buttons to manage individual photos right on the screen of your Nest Hub.

What you need to know Previously, these options were possible by asking your Nest hub to perform the specific action. Hiding a photo will archive it in Google Photos. Some photos will also let you see other memories from that day.

Google’s Nest Hub lineup is a wonderful addition to a smart home for various techy reasons, with one of  [Read More…]

Google explains how it created ultrasonic features for Nest smart displays

It’ll also soon work in even more ways.

What you need to know Google rolled out ultrasonic sensing features last month to Nest displays, something that was inspired by a Googler’s older father walking closer to the display to read information. The feature uses inaudible sound waves to detect when a person is near or far away from the display and changes the size of the text on the screen. It currently works with timers, commute times,  [Read More…]

Nest Wifi is on sale for the first time ever this Cyber Monday

Your Wi-Fi router is boring tech. A Wi-Fi router should be one of those things you fiddle with once then never have to touch again and it just sits there like a lump of plastic and does its thing, day in and day out. A Wi-Fi router is just not cool the way something like a Nest Mini is.

Unless your Wi-Fi router is a Nest Wifi.

Speaker or speed, it’s up to you Nest Wifi

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This discounted Nest smart lock is the deal so nice I bought it twice

I’d be lying if I said most of the tech that I buy, or get for review, changes my life. A new phone is great, but it’s still a phone. Smart lights are nice, but they just turn on and off, or different colors.

But one thing I bought in the past year truly changed my life for the better, and it’s a product I cannot stop recommending. In fact, it’s such a good product that I bought two of  [Read More…]

How does the Nest Wifi Router measure up to TP-Link’s Deco M5?

Our recommendation Nest Wifi Router

$ 169 on Amazon

Pros Compatible with both Google Home and Google Wifi Nest Points are also smart speakers Easy setup Excellent specs Cons No smart speaker functionality on router More expensive of the two options No support for Wi-Fi 6

Powerful, reliable, and easy to use, the Nest Wifi Router represents a serious upgrade over the old Google Wifi products. It’s the perfect addition to any Nest or Google  [Read More…]