Back in September of last year, Nest announced its first smart doorbell. When it would actually ship, however, was left sort of up in the air; all the company said at the time was to expect it sometime in Q1 of 2018.
Turns out, that means today. The Nest doorbell — or the Nest Hello, as it’s known — is now shipping for $229.
Nest also mentioned a few other bits of news:
- The front door lock/touchpad they built in partnership with Yale, also announced back in September of last year, is now shipping
- They’re now making external, wireless, battery-powered temperature sensors for the Nest Thermostat (previously, the thermostat only really cared about the temperature of whichever room it was in). You can add up to six sensors. One sensor will cost $39, or a three pack goes for $99. The sensor (pictured at the bottom of this post) is
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