New Nest Cam Incoming With 4K-Not-4K

Nest might finally have a new product on the way, though it could just be an upgraded indoor security camera rather than a new product category it could dominate like it did with thermostats all those years ago. According to Android Police, the smart home company is working on a new indoor Nest Cam with 4K capabilities that are only utilized through zooming tricks. OK, then.  (more…)

DEAL: Nest Thermostat (3rd Gen) Drops to $219 ($30 Off)

Nest’s 3rd generation Learning Thermostat has been discounted by $30 at a bunch of retailers this morning. Instead of $250, you are looking at paying just $219 and change for a gadget I still consider one of the best I’ve ever purchased.

In the past (before Google owned them), Nest almost never discounted any of their products. They still don’t do it often, but this is one of the better discounts I’ve seen outside of a Black Friday sale.  (more…)

Nest Releases Sightline and Person Alerts Software Update for Cams, Gives Everyone Free 3-Hour History

Nest says that they have “changed the game” as of this morning with the release of a major software update to the Nest app that brings new functionality to Nest Cams (both indoor and outdoor, and Dropcams). The update includes Sightline, a smart software that can pull out the “key moments” in a day for later reviewing, and Person Alerts, which are exactly what they sound like. On top of that, Nest announced that they are giving everyone free 3-hour history, even without a Nest Aware subscription.  (more…)

Nest Introduces Its First Outdoor Security Cam, Up for Pre-Order Now

We’re barely a month removed from Tony Fadell’s exit at Nest and the company is pushing out its first product, the Nest Cam Outdoor. As the name suggested, this is the outdoor Nest Cam that customers have been begging the smart home product maker to release.

At $199, the Nest Cam Outdoor is very much a Nest product, but yet also your typical outdoor camera. It shoots 1080p video, can see in the dark, is weatherproof at IP65, connects via WiFi, sends you notifications when it notices movement or hears noise, and needs to be plugged into an outlet 24-7.  (more…)