The Nest Protect is back after recall, and with new price cut

The Nest Protect is back after recall, and with new price cut
The Nest Protect, the company's smoke and carbon monoxide detector, is back in stores following a two month recall over safety concerns about a specific feature.

In addition, the Protect will return with a price cut - down to $99 from the original $130.



Nest Labs (now owned by Google) had recalled about 440,000 of its smoke detectors, due to safety concerns about the Nest Wave feature. "Nest Wave" had let users silence alerts temporarily just by waving their arms. The feature has been remotely disabled via a new mandatory OTA update.

The feature has not been fixed as of yet, and will be turned back on when all safety concerns are satisfied.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Jun 2014 20:46
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  • 8 comments
  • Jemborg

    Quote: "Nest Wave" had let users silence alerts temporarily just by waving their arms. Haha. I'm not sure that's such a good idea.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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    17.6.2014 23:26 #1

  • guy8689

    Originally posted by Jemborg: Quote: "Nest Wave" had let users silence alerts temporarily just by waving their arms. Haha. I'm not sure that's such a good idea. Every time I put my oven over 450F my smoke detector trips. If I could shut it the hell up by waving my hands then I would.

    18.6.2014 09:07 #2

  • hearme0

    Okay.......while the Nest thermostat is kinda cool......actually I think it's very cool, this lame ass idea that only a schlomo would buy into for 99 bucks is a complete waste of money!

    A 130 dollar (now 99) smoke detector/CO2 detector???? WTF and WHO THE F would honestly justify this?

    18.6.2014 12:01 #3

  • DXR88

    for 99 bucks it better be voice commanded.

    18.6.2014 12:33 #4

  • DVDBack23

    Originally posted by hearme0: Okay.......while the Nest thermostat is kinda cool......actually I think it's very cool, this lame ass idea that only a schlomo would buy into for 99 bucks is a complete waste of money!

    A 130 dollar (now 99) smoke detector/CO2 detector???? WTF and WHO THE F would honestly justify this?
    You have access to it at all times via your smartphone. You get a notification if it ever goes off. Also, it speaks to you letting you know when smoke or monoxide levels are getting high, as a warning, rather than traditional alarms that just go off, even if nothing is burning. Very cool features, but yes, relatively expensive for a smoke alarm.

    18.6.2014 13:22 #5

  • dEwMe

    Originally posted by guy8689: Originally posted by Jemborg: Quote: "Nest Wave" had let users silence alerts temporarily just by waving their arms. Haha. I'm not sure that's such a good idea. Every time I put my oven over 450F my smoke detector trips. If I could shut it the hell up by waving my hands then I would.

    Me too!!! lol

    Just my $0.02,

    dEwMe

    18.6.2014 13:54 #6

  • bhetrick

    Originally posted by DVDBack23:
    You have access to it at all times via your smartphone.
    This smoke detector and their thermostat having remote access... thanks but no thanks.

    Hackers have enough on their plates to play with already. These gadgets are just more targets for them to screw with.

    Sure, there's really nothing they can gain financially, but they'll do it just because they can.


    19.6.2014 10:45 #7

  • Mrguss

    Originally posted by dEwMe: Originally posted by guy8689: Originally posted by Jemborg: Quote: "Nest Wave" had let users silence alerts temporarily just by waving their arms. Haha. I'm not sure that's such a good idea. Every time I put my oven over 450F my smoke detector trips. If I could shut it the hell up by waving my hands then I would.

    Me too!!! lol
    Real "Chefs" cook at 350F, it take longer to cooks wherever but they achieve better results. [Is like burning a DVD at half speed for better results].


    For a $130 & now $99 they better turn the fire off, if it happening. Other way NO, but No-Thx.

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    The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
    Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

    19.6.2014 17:36 #8

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