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Nest Protect Now Available on Google Play

Nest, makers of smart home products like the Nest Thermostat, announced late last night that their previously recalled smoke detector, the Nest Protect, had returned with a removed feature and a new $99 price tag. It was previously available at shops like Best Buy and Amazon, but had for some reason never found its way onto Google Play, even though Google owns the company and has been selling Nest’s Thermostat for months.

That changes today, as the Nest Protect is now available for $99 in either “wired” or “battery” models on Google Play (US, UK, and Canada).

Go get it. 

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  • TheBigOldDog

    It’s already a number one best seller on Amazon proving yet again that fools and their money are soon parted

  • ChristianPasquariello

    I like it but $100? C’mon.

  • thenew3

    What was the removed feature?

    • Nw_adventure

      The option to disable with “hand wave” too many people unknowingly disabled their units, creating a potentially bad situation.

  • MarkAQuinlan

    That changes today, as the Nest Protect is now available for $99 in either “wired” or “battery” models on Google Play http://moourl.com/9qlto

  • Fireman Bob

    No thanks. I prefer cheaper with a better track record.

  • David Caccavo

    @kellex:disqus , @kyle already beat you to this story! plus, someone else posted about $33 refund from Nest in the other article comments

    • Suicide_Note

      Kyle’s was about Nest Protect being available for general purchase again , whereas this one is about its availability through the Play Store for the first time. However, they could have just combined both stories into one post.

      • David Caccavo

        true. i hate details. thanks for the head’s up though.

    • Justin Bontrager

      You think they don’t know who is writing what stories?

      • David Caccavo

        i’m sure they are very well aware. as i pointed out, i didn’t read carefully enough. this is one of the most well thought out and designed Android blogs out there, so I’m sure they know what was up.

  • T4rd

    I’d love to have one of these for my hallway near my kitchen that goes off every time we cook. But $100 is still too much, I think. <= $75 would probably be an instant buy.

    • nexusplay

      You guys always want something to be cheaper, goodness. Just buy it, $25 is nothing when you’re already spending this amount.

      • T4rd

        25% off is a considerable difference and enough to keep me from buying it.

    • John Davids

      Is it really too much though? Standard, dumb, white circle smoke + CO detectors will cost you $45-$75. Are the bleeding edge, connected features really not worth $25-$50 more?

      • T4rd

        Well that argument would be rational if I was already needing to buy smoke/CO detectors for my house. But considering I already have them in my house, it doesn’t make as much practical sense to replace them with these $100 units.

        • John Davids

          A simple “I am not already in the market for one, so its not the differential but the full cost to me” would have sufficed. You said your current one goes off all the time so I took that to imply you were in the market already. Apologies for my inability to read your mind.

          Pro tip: consider not defaulting to passive aggressive prose. You come off as exceedingly arrogant.

          • T4rd

            No need to read my mind, just my post. I would be in the market for one.. if these were more reasonably priced. But of course, our opinions differ on what is reasonable, thus enter the age-old internet argument.

            Pro tip: Consider not reading internet comments with stick up your ass. Else you mistaken text posts with no inflection as arrogant. 😉

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    If you can get it from Amazon for no tax (if your state hasn’t stopped that yet) and no shipping. Then just get it from there.