'Nest Protect' Smoke Detectors Back On Sale After Safety Recall, Now Starting at $99

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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.

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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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80 months ago
The discounted price is on account of the money Google makes from selling your data to the highest bidder.

On this $99 version, instead of an alarm when the fire comes, you get an advertisement "need fire insurance?"
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80 months ago
People still think this deal was better than Beats. Buying a company for 3.2 billion with revenues of under 250 million a year with ? Margins and no direct link to your core business or beats with 1.5 billion in annual revenue for hardware with 70% + profit margins plus a streaming music business that provides the missing part to your must strategy? Not to mention gaining the guy who helped Jobs negotiate the original iTunes deals.
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80 months ago
Those who purchased a Nest Protect before June 15th can claim a partial refund;

https://nest.com/nest-protect-credit/

In order to qualify for the credit, your Nest Protect(s) need to meet the following requirements:


* Purchased before June 15, 2014
* Paired to your Nest Account
* Connected to the Internet after April 3, 2014
* Have not been previously submitted for a credit or a full refund

If your Nest Protect(s) aren't currently online or paired to your Nest Account, you'll need to pair them to a Nest Account and ensure they are online before requesting a credit.

Once your information has been verified, you’ll receive an email confirming your request and you’ll receive the credit within 4-6 weeks. The credit will be issued via prepaid debit card that can be used anywhere that accepts Visa. The currency and amount of your credit will depend on your mailing address. Please see the table below for the currency and credit amounts.


* United States - $33.00 USD
* Canada - $33.90 CAD
* United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain - £20.00 GBP
* Anywhere else - $33.00 USD

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80 months ago

If there is an active fire in a home and it is required for you to evacuate, WHY IN THE HELL would you silence the alarm in the first place!?!?! The ability to silence a smoke detector is only for smoky cooking or small isolated fires.


Because you're trying to off your roommate, and the annoying fire alarm might wake him up? :eek:
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80 months ago
Still not worth it, but priced a bit more reasonably.

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.
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80 months ago

HAHA You loved your Nest until Google bought Nest? Tell me, what exactly happened to your Nest or any other Nest after Nest was purchased by Google?


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.
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