Nearly three months after it was pulled from shelves over safety concerns, Nest has restarted sales of its Nest Protect app-enabled smoke detector with a lower price tag of $99, reports The New York Times.
The company, which was acquired by Google in January for $3.2 billion, stopped selling its smoke detector after testing revealed that the Nest Wave feature could be disabled unintentionally. The Nest Wave allows users to silence alarms by waving at the detector as opposed to pressing a physical button. While the glitch hasn't been fixed, the company noted that it will issue a software update to do so in the near future.
The Nest Protect is available to purchase from Nest's official website for $99, and comes in colors of black or white.
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On this $99 version, instead of an alarm when the fire comes, you get an advertisement "need fire insurance?"
Because you're trying to off your roommate, and the annoying fire alarm might wake him up? :eek:
I'm actually contemplating ditching my Nest to get the Google Ads out of my house (yes, that is their plan, just not doing it yet). I've got my rebates from it already, and bought it at 25% off. I'll have no issue flipping it.
The Honeywell Lyric (http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-TH8732WF5018-Lyric-WiFi-enabled-Thermostat/dp/B00KX3M1LA) is my current temptress, but a las, she isn't out yet.
See my Skype analogy. It doesn't happen immediately. But tell me... WHY did Google want to buy a thermostat company. Google in an information harvesting behemoth that is buying up companies that it feels will further that quest for knowledge about everyone's business.
You are correct that my Nest still looks as nice on the wall and usually functions as well as it did when I bought it. But lately, there have started to be 'issues' with successive software updates. Mainly with the online connectivity portion.
Now Google may be buying Skybox?
With anything Google, you are not their customer, you are their product.