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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Compatibility

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wire Free Camera for Google is a Hit!

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have always been interested in buying a Google Outdoor Camera but I was more interested in a battery powered, wire free approach and Google didn’t offer that. Well, finally Google has released their “Google - Nest Camera Battery” and for me it is a hit! UNBOXING & INSTALL: - Taking the Camera out you realize how great of a job Google did making this. It’s modern, sleek, and nothing about it feels cheap. - It’s size is a little bigger than a baseball, so not too small but not overly large either. - Installation was super easy on this! The main thing is that this required the “Google Home” app to set up, and the app does a pretty great job helping you step by step on setting this up. - I personally set this up for outdoor use and did not hard wire it as I want to use the battery. And mounting this outside was very easy. You just need to drill two screws into the wall you were mounting it too, connect the base, and the rest is just magnets! So you can easily adjust the camera or take it off when you need to recharge it or use it somewhere else. PROS: - I know I said this, but I do really like the look of this camera. Especially since it is outside, its just nice that it isn’t an eye sore. - The picture quality really is great on this camera! Yes it isn’t perfect super high end clarity but that is the trade off for a battery operated model. But regardless I was really impressed with the video quality! You can zoom in, it has a really nice viewing angle so you can see a lot of area, and overall works exactly how I need it to. - The smart features in this are no joke. It has facial recognition for people that come around a lot, can detect cars, animals, packages, or just any motion in general. It does a really good job telling you what is happening based on what it sees. - There is no base required, its all wireless if you want it to be! For me I really like the clutter free aspect of it since some outdoor cameras require a separate indoor base to connect to. - Something I like about the magnetic base / battery is that you can easily grab the camera and move it if you want to. If you want to move the camera from your yard to your dog’s kennel or your kids playroom you can easily do that! Just nice to be able to quickly swap it around if you need to keep an eye on something that you usually don’t. CONS: - As of the time of this review, the Google Nest Camera Battery does not work with the “Nest” app. I really like the Nest app as it is clean and easy to use, and its disappointing I can’t have this camera hooked up to the Nest app. - That being said, I don’t love the Google Home app. Yes it has a lot of nice perks, but I think for the camera integration I want something more focused on the cameras as soon as I open the app, with more picture settings, and easier history viewing. But those can all be fixed with time. - The Camera does not come with an “indoor” table top mount. That is an optional accessory you buy on the side, and it just would have been nice to come with it. BOTTOM LINE: - Google finally made a well priced battery operated indoor/outdoor camera and they did it right! The camera looks high quality, the picture is great, it has a lot or smart features, works well with your existing Google Smart Home, and helps add an additional level of security to your home. I’d highly recommend the purchase because I don’t think you will be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh...

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    Posted . Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I set this camera up in 12/2021 and it had been working fine since then. I mean, I live in an area where let's of wild animals cross my porch, and this camera has never been able to determine that they're animals and not record an event...but I was still happy with it. This month, I'm noticing an issue. This camera will go full days without recording an event (my settings have not changed); it will miss me exiting/entering my home, miss the post office and goodness knows what else. Today, I realized that the night vision is not night visioning...the picture is super dark and not even restarting it helps. In daylight, the picture looks fuzzy. I've attached before and after shots with and without night vision. I'm going to see what I can do to fix it, but I doubt this camera will last another year.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Nest Support
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      Hi there, AOkaaay. We’re sorry to hear that you’re having issues with the Nest Camera (battery). This is not the kind of experience we want you to share with you.

      The event detection feature depends on the camera settings that you select. You can choose which events your doorbell can detect and record (people, motion, package, etc.). You can change the settings like adjusting video quality, wake-up sensitivity, length of video clips, time between recorded events, and using activity zones to monitor specific areas.

      For the night vision, try to angle your camera away from bright lights, or to install the camera in a shady spot. You should also make sure that any nearby surfaces or objects (like a wall) are out of view, since the camera’s infrared light can reflect off a surface. Other tips on how to improve the night vision feature can be found here:: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9259738

      If more help is needed, feel free to let us know by contacting us here: https://support.google.com/googlenest/gethelp Nest

  • Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Set up

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent entry for Wireless Nest Cams

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    People are throwing a fit over having to use two apps when all you have to do is hit "Cameras" in the Google Home app to see all of your cameras. The only reason I could see throwing a fit over the Nest app is if you were using it on a browser. Work around? Use Bluestacks and add your google account on there. Problem solved. I also own a Nest Doorbell and Temperature Sensors around the house. Switching takes like two seconds. Complaining about the battery life? It automatically estimates a time frame to where your battery will die. Mine has been sitting at 1 week for days now even though I initially thought they were losing charge incredibly quick. To be fair though, I do wish the battery life was improved. Setup was a breeze, drilled two screws, added to google app and they were ready to go. Events are 50/50, sometimes they will detect the end of vehicles moving on the zone I have but it'll detect people a mile away. If you want to use your Nest Aware subscription you will have to buy an additional cable to plug these into an outlet. The microphone on these cameras are actually INSANE. It can pick up audio EXTREMELY well. Video quality is pretty meh... but having them wireless makes up for that. Familiar faces still work relatively well. But overall, I'd give these a 3. While I had no issues with the camera themselves, you might tilt because you cant use the Nest app. Events could also use some improvements, but that could be a simple update to fix. Battery life is okay, but also could use some improvement. I'm just glad Nest finally came out with a wireless solution. Definitely a good entry point, but you'll have to decide on how important some features are to you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Nest Support
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      Hey Andrew, we appreciate your review on the Nest Cam (Battery). We understand using one application for all of your Nest devices would be more convenient.

      Our goal is to use the Google Home app as the one place you can control all of your favorite Nest and other smart home devices, as well as Google Assistant. In the near future, we’ll allow users to set up previous Nest devices and have full control in the Home app. Users with older cameras can view their camera feeds in the Google Home app alongside the new Nest Cams. Our team is working on bringing full functionality to the Google Home app so all of your cameras can be set up and controlled in one place.

      For the video quality, adjusting it in settings might be helpful to balance high resolution video with longer battery life and lower bandwidth use. For optimal video quality at 1080p, an internet connection upload speed with at least 2 Mbps per camera is recommended (DSL may not qualify). Please check the steps below:
      - Open the Home app Google Home app.
      - Select your camera.
      - Tap Settings Video.
      - Under “Video quality,” tap High.

      If you need assistance, feel free to contact our support team. We’d be happy to help here: https://support.google.com/googlenest/gethelp Nest

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Google nest cam!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    GREAT product. Battery life is long and pictures are clear. Easy to install and easy to figure out the app. Would absolutely purchase again

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    FEEL LIKE I AM BACK @ HOME

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Is my mother and father own a business. That business has been the life blood of my family for over thirty years now. As time has gone on, I have learned a lesson that even though I'm not there in the physical sense. I can't be there helping watch over my family and our future investment. With that said, as age comes and my mother and father are getting older. They need extra set of eyes and I feel like i'd become those extra set of eyes thanks to them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wire free or wired

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Although this camera is sold as ‘wire free’ and has a rechargeable battery, there is also the option to buy a 33 foot power cord that allows the camera to be permanently plugged in, thus avoiding the need to take the camera down to recharge it. This was a good option for me, as my camera isn’t easy to reach without a ladder.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic & modular cameras!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great cameras! Have great resolution and hold charge for a long time; charging them is a bit of a pain since I only have 1 cable but luckily don't have to do it often. Also really love they are super magnetic, so you can stick these suckers on anything metal and they will hold! Perfect if you don't wanna drill or like to move the camera around

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Install these Security Cameras

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    These camera were very easy to install and to view online in my Home app. I set up access on two phones without a problem. Our HOA, which is particular about the appearance, gave us approval within 24 hours. They are under the eaves and out of the weather, and the picture is great night and day. Now we feel more secure having this view of our yard 24/7.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Google-Nest Can 2-pack

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    Posted . Owned for 8 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The camera quality is great. I think neat products and services are converting completely over to Google so the neat app doesn’t support all of their products. Happy with the cameras and doorbell we have.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Home Security

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    There is not enough info on how to use and when to sign in for the activity saved . I would like to know if i can add another phone to the account that lives here.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Nest Support
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      Hey there, JROCK. Thanks for the feedback. We’re sorry to hear about your experience with the Nest Cam (battery). We’ll share your feedback with the right team to work on improving our products.

      Meanwhile, regardless of how many phones you want to use, for as long as you’re signed in to your Google Home app, all your phones can access, view, and control your Google Nest products. On the other hand, you can add or invite the people you trust to become home members and share access to your home. Each person (maximum of 6) will be able to sign in with their own account and use the Home app on their phone to view and use the Google Nest products in your home. Remind them also to sign up for 2-step verification. Do not share your personal credentials with anyone, even family members. Sharing an account email and password is not only unsecure, it can cause your Google Nest products to not switch their behavior as normally expected. Depending on the level of shared access you choose, people you invite can add, remove, and control products in the Home app. Learn more using this link: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9155535

      You’ll receive notifications as long as your phones are signed in to the app. You can choose to receive notifications for everything your camera detects, or choose notifications for only certain types of activity. If you’ve turned on critical alerts, you should receive some push notifications even when your phone is set to Do Not Disturb. You can create Activity Zones to cover areas in your camera’s view that you care about, and choose the type of motion you want to be notified of for each zone. Here’s more information about notification settings you can change for your camera: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9210305

      You can visit the Google Nest Help Center or contact us anytime at the following link for more assistance: https://support.google.com/googlenest/gethelp Nest

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Peace of mind at a price their proud!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Excellent viewing and notification for free 3 hours recording. Of course wish it was less expensive. Works well at dark as well. Battery lasted about 6 weeks.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Features, Set up

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Solid camera. Easy installation and setup - perfect for wireless cameras. Great video/photo quality, better video quality - especially night vision - than the Blink cameras I own. Would like to see more features in the app to give it more customization when it comes to all of the features, but still a wonderful product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Google View

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    We love the distance it has and recording day and night. Only reason not 5 stars is the battery length Deteriorates when you leave them outside in the cold temperatures.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Nest Support
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      Hi there, EricC. We’re glad that you love the recording feature of the Nest Cam (battery). We hear your concern about the battery charging behavior during cold weather. At temperatures between -4°F (-20°C) and 32°F (0°C), the battery can still power your device, but it won’t charge. It may also drain more quickly than usual. At temperatures close to -4°F (-20°C), your battery may have less than half the life that it has in warm weather. The camera will continue to work, but the battery will drain because it can’t be charged. You need to bring it inside to a warm place, preferably at room temperature so the battery can start to charge slowly once its temperature rises past 32°F (0°C). It will charge faster when it warms up.

      For other camera concerns, feel free to visit the Google Nest Help Center or contact us anytime here: https://support.google.com/googlenest/gethelp Nest

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    As expected

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I purchased this nest camera battery to replace another battery brand camera on the side of my house. I went into this knowing the new nest cam wouldn’t work with the Nest app and would have to use Google Home app to view it but having all cameras under one app is the end goal for myself. The camera itself so far seems to be great. I’m already subscribed to the nest subscription so it’s great not needing onboard storage and everything is uploaded to the cloud. My nest cam is roughly 9’ above ground whereas google recommends approx 6.5’ but it’s had no issues picking up people in the zone I’ve created. So far the battery has dropped 3% in just 24 hours but I blame the excessive motion it picked up yesterday. I found adding a zone for alerts only and setting the motion sensitivity to medium works best. I’m also using full resolution video so that will also deplete battery faster. I can see Google claims of battery life being accurate - pretty standard amongst other battery operated cameras, possibly a bit worse but this camera has much more onboard intelligence whereas my legacy nest cameras use the cloud for their processing. The big winner here will be when Google Nest releases their solar panel so it doesn’t need to be recharged every couple of months. The deduction of the star is simply due to Google’s inability to create at least one app that does everything. The Google Home app allows you to scrub events (battery) in the app or scrub video 24/7 if your battery cam is connected to a power source. Have an existing Nest doorbell or other older Nest cameras? Can’t scrub video - you’ll need to go back to the Nest app to do this on your other cameras where you’ll not find your new Nest Cam battery because it’s only in the home app! I’m sure (not really) google will introduce all these functions into the Home app, but why not now? Makes zero sense to me. Here are photos comparing the two cameras. The Nest cam has the much larger FOV.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Google nest hub wireless camera.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a must have. I love this device. Very easy to install took me only five minutes wireless easy to charge. The cameras are even magnetized if you want to stick them to metal surface no need to install, but the most important thing is the camera in the kitchen the kids are no longer up late at night sneaking snacks. :) lol

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best option in the market

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is the best option in the market today. I have had a hassle free installation, long battery life, good clarity, reliable access. It's a great investment along with the cloud plan for 8$/month

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Liking the security

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Easy to set up, easy to use and great quality. Totally satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Still My Choice

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    After reading some of the reviews I was a little hesitant about buying the battery version of the Nest Cam but after owning for a few months now and still haven't charged the battery... I will be upgrading the older versions I still have

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best outdoor camera by far.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I recently purchased the Nest Camera Outdoor, and it’s truly transformed the way I approach home security. This camera is an incredible addition to my smart home setup, offering outstanding performance and reliability that exceeded my expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Set up

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy, useful, flexible: but missing features

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great quality, easy to set up. We added this after already having a few Nest cameras already, so this was a breeze. That said, nearly every Google product we have (and that is a LOT) leaves one, seemingly simple feature out. This is true with our Apple and MSFT products as well, but Google in particular seems to always leave out one or two things so that they can improve the product the following year and people go through a whole new round of upgrading (take Chromecast, for example: who like us has multiple generations of dongles collecting dust?). For Nest products - instead of out with the old in with the new, it's more like add to the old with the new but you still need the Nest app if you want to use original Nest features. With the latest Google Nest cameras, there are no "meaningful" alerts for heard events. It says animal alerts, but beware: that pertains only to living things that move. For those of us who have learned to rely on the doorbell or Hub Max to let us know when one of our dogs is barking, this is a disappointing bait and switch approach to selling products. The new cameras are able to tell you what it sees but not what it hears (unless it's a carbon monoxide or fire alarm, which is POINTLESS given the % of those systems that notify people and services in a more meaningful way). Thus, I can't say I don't like this product, the video is great and it took 60 seconds to set up. But this divide between original Nest and Google Nest stuff is getting frustrating. If you have therms and doorbells already, be prepared to open Nest and Home intentionally and errantly many, many times a day because you need them both and they start to look very similar. PS The battery life is just fine. Unless you want to watch the video from this device on highest resolution 24/7, don't listen to the battery bashers, they're always out there complaining about devices not being able to serve media up indefatigably. I haven't recharged this device since setting it up. I threw it in the middle of a yard to test battery life and video quality 65 feet and two walls away from the nearest Nest WiFi Pro access point. See screenshot included.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Nest Support
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      Hello there, JV10583. Thanks for investing high on Google Nest devices. We appreciate you like the quality, and ease of setup of the Nest Cam (battery). And we hear your concerns about its functionality and features.

      We’re aware that longtime Nest users enjoy viewing their Nest camera feeds from the Nest app. However, our priority with this launch was building a complete experience for our new cameras and doorbell in the Google Home app. We’re working on bringing full functionality to the Home app as we want to create an integrated experience with other Nest and smart home devices. We request for your patience as we’re working on a seamless solution to create a better user experience. Meanwhile, we suggest having the latest version of the Google Home app that may improve camera playback controls to make it easier to play, pause, and navigate between events from the camera history view for cameras set up in the Google Home app.

      We’d be happy to share your feedback with the right team for future improvements. If you need guidance with using the camera effectively in the Home app, please feel free to let us know and we’ll gladly help: https://support.google.com/googlenest/gethelp Nest

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • CNETRating, 4.1 out of 5Molly Price on August 24, 2021

    Nest Cam with battery review: Google is back with a smarter security cameraGoogle is back in the smart home security saddle with a new $180 Nest Cam. It's battery-powered, rated for outdoor or indoor use and stands to rival Arlo and Wyze for smart features and tech specs. But is it really the best? At $180, it's not the

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  • TechRadarRating, 4 out of 5Carrie-Ann Skinner on August 24, 2021

    Google Nest Cam (battery) reviewHow does Google's first battery-powered home security camera compare to models from established players Arlo and Ring?

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  • GizmodoSam Rutherford on August 5, 2021

    Google's Overhauled Nest Cams Are Smarter and Easier to Use Without a SubscriptionGoogle's new family of Nest cams is designed to streamline and simplify home security, the company said, so in addition to new devices, Google is also overhauling its pricing plans and incorporating improved on-device processing for increased

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  • The VergeRating, 3.3 out of 5Dan Seifert on October 5, 2021

    GOOGLE'S LATEST NEST DOORBELL AND CAMERA ARE NOT OBVIOUS UPGRADESEver since Google folded the Nest brand back into its main hardware lineup in 2019, the company has been slowly updating its product portfolio with a more cohesive design language and support for the newer Home app. This year, Google is finally

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  • Tom's GuideRating, 4.5 out of 5Mike Prospero on August 27, 2021

    Nest Cam (battery) reviewIt's been a few years since Google came out with a new Nest Cam; in that time, more than a few rivals have popped up, offering home security cameras with sub-$100 prices, built-in lights, and more. So Google has to do a lot to justify the $179

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  • Digital TrendsRating, 4 out of 5John Velasco on August 24, 2021

    Google Nest Cam (battery) review: The camera for anywhere around the homeIt may be surprising to learn that Google has been in the home security business for quite some time. In fact, the original Nest Cam was first launched in 2014, long before any of us had an inkling that Google Assistant would become the brains

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  • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5John R. Delaney on September 28, 2021

    Google Nest Cam (Outdoor or Indoor, Battery) ReviewThe latest addition to the Google's family of home security cameras, the $179.99 Nest Cam (Outdoor or Indoor, Battery), is also its most versatile. As the name implies, you can use this weatherproof camera indoors or outdoors and power it using

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  • techhive.comRating, 4 out of 5Christopher Null on August 24, 2021

    Nest Cam review: A great security cam, indoors or outFrom a hardware perspective, the Nest Cam is a radical refresh of the old teardrop-shaped Nest Cam Indoor, designed with a tough, plastic, cup-shaped housing that adheres magnetically to its surface-mountable base (it looks very similar to the

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