Update: I’ve heard from several CNET readers that this is, despite the details of the offer, in fact an open box. I’m asking Daily Steals for clarification, but if you take advantage of this offer in the meantime, be aware that it looks like it could be a refurb.
Have you ever had a package stolen off your porch? If so, you know how violated you can feel when a stranger steps up to the threshold of your home and takes your personal property in a space that feels private and personal. A video doorbell won’t prevent porch pirates from taking your things, but they can give you a video record of the act, which might help police track down the criminal. Premium smart video doorbells tend to cost at least $200, and the Google Nest Hello sells for $229. But right now, you can nab a, which I believe is the lowest price we’ve ever seen. To get this deal, use the exclusive CNET promo code CNETNSTH at checkout.
With a price this low, you’d be forgiven for wondering what’s the deal with this deal. Is it a refurb? Open box? No warranty? Nope, nope and nope. This is a new Nest Hello with a full one-year warranty — though it’ll arrive in bulk packaging rather than the usual retail box. If you can live with that, this is a deal you won’t see again soon.
This is Google’s Nest Hello, complete with Wi-Fi and night vision. After attaching it to your existing doorbell wiring, this dual-band Wi-Fi device captures video at 1,600×1,200 pixels and 30fps. Two-way audio (with noise- and echo-cancellation) lets you chat with visitors. And in a roundup of the, the Nest Hello earned a spot as one of CNET’s favorite models. Want to learn more? Read .
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