Nest is the leader of the smart thermostat pack, and for good reason: its units work well, and they're easy on the eyes without being unrecognizable as thermostats. If you're interested in picking one up and you've got a Costco membership, you're in luck: you can save about 40 bucks.
One of the constants in consumer societies is deals. As long as companies exist and make products, they'll try to discount them to move some inventory and gain market share. That's even more true when it comes to the smart home, where products are often considered novelties but can also provide a strong tie-in to an ecosystem. Like Amazon, Google wants you to grab its own smart speakers and connected devices, so it keeps discounting them to lure more of us in. I have enough smart devices in my home, but if you're still looking to beef up your own setup, there are some Google deals to take advantage of now.
Google Home Hub has some neat integrations with various smart home products. You can, for example, use it to adjust thermostats, or see who's at the front door. Google-owned Nest just so happens to make both smart thermostats and smart doorbells, among other things — and right now, you can save 80 bucks by buying a Hub with select Nest products on the Google Store.
One of the most interesting things you can do with a smart display is to pair it with a doorbell that streams and records video, making it easier to identify visitors before you get to the door. If you have neither of those devices, Google is currently offering a bundle deal for its new Home Hub plus a Nest Hello doorbell that reduces the smart display to $99 from $150, bringing the total for the two devices to $328. Both the Google Store and Best Buy are also offering the discount when customers pair the Home Hub with a variety of other Nest and Google products, including the third generation Nest Learning Thermostat.
The full force of summer has landed and it is hot out — maybe too hot. Too hot to play, too hot to think, and certainly too hot for paying full price on your favorite tech hardware and accessories. This past week we've seen some tempting deals cross our path, and while a few have already come and gone, we're taking the opportunity this weekend to remind you about some of our favorite offers that just happen to still be available.
Do you need some new smart and useful gadgets in your home? Maybe you want a doorbell camera to keep an eye on visitors and delivery packages while you're not home, or maybe you need a smart thermostat to save on power and keep your house at an ideal temperature all the time. In that case, Nest should catch your eye — even more so now that you can grab a few of its products at a discount.
It appears that there is an internet-wide sale going on today. Right now you can pick up a Nest Learning Thermostat for around $199 at the Google Store, Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Target, and even Ace Hardware. That's a savings of $50 off the normal price of $249. The Google Store made a post today on Google+ about it, and from the image, this promotion should be running through July 8th.
I'm going to be honest with you guys: I honestly never though the "learning thermostat" thing would actually be a...thing. A thing that people cared about; a thing that anyone wanted (outside of a select few, anyway). But I was wrong about that. Tons of people have Nest Thermostats, and tons of people love them.
Today, Nest announced the third generation of its well-received thermostat.