Unboxing the Nest Protect 2.0 smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector


What do you get when you buy Nest’s $99 second-generation Protect smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector? Let’s take a look.

The Protect 2.0 is more feature-packed than the original model. It’s got a “Split-Spectrum Sensor” that can actually discern the difference between a slow- and fast-burning fire. The new Protect can also tell the difference between smoke and steam.

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These two new features are on top of the original Protect’s verbal notifications, which alert you in a friendly human voice (and not maddening beeps), that there is smoke or an increased amount of CO levels in your home. Read more…

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