Google just announced a plethora of smart security devices earlier this month. And now it looks like Google is ready to deliver its battery-operated Nest smart home devices to the masses.
The tech giant has made these devices available in the United States –– complete with actual shipping dates too.
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Google smart home devices are a really good security addition that keeps an eye on your home regardless of whether you’re away or just lounging on your sofa.
First off, Nest Cam, priced at $160 ($596 for a four-pack), comes with a magnetic mount. You may want to prevent the theft of your device with a separate mount, priced at $15. The Nest Cam can be used indoors or outdoors, depending on the user’s needs.
Second is the Nest Doorbell, available at $180, also a battery-powered smart home device. It works with or without a power cable.
And the best thing is the battery life, which is estimated to last somewhere in the ballpark of six months. It is amazing to think that this small of a device can last that long.
Unfortunately, because of their physical limitations, both smart devices are not capable of continuous recording. But, on the other hand, their event-based shots look to be more reliable.
On top of that, the smart devices are covered by a replacement guarantee, in case of theft.
I have confirmed that both Standard and Expedited shipping options are finally available. This means that Google is finally shipping these smart devices around the United States.
As seen in the image above, if items will be checked out today, delivery will take place as early as Thursday or as late as Friday for the Expedited option. For the Priority option, items will be delivered as early as Thursday or as late as Monday. Lastly, for the Standard option, your order will arrive as early as Saturday and as late as Wednesday.
Modern Doorbell –– Nest Doorbell
The new Nest Doorbell features a modern design –– the perfect 21st century home accessory. Compared to its predecessor, its chassis are flatter. Its matte finish gives it a minimalist, yet sturdy look. And it is available in four colors: Snow, Linen, Ivy, and Ash.
There are a few differences between the new Nest Doorbell and the old one. The new Nest Doorbell features a 1.3MP camera with 6x digital zoom (3:4 aspect ratio). On the other hand, the old Nest Doorbell featured a 3MP sensor with 8x digital zoom.
Also, when it comes to resolution, the second-generation Nest Doorbell camera resolution is lower at 960 x 1280, compared to the first-generation device at 1600 x 1200 resolution.
Furthermore, the new Nest Doorbell has a 145-degree field of view, in comparison to the first-generation’s 160-degree field of view.
The good takeaway though is that you can save on both bandwidth and battery with the second-generation Nest Doorbell because of its lower resolution.
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