Google’s Nest devices are up to $80 cheaper today for Verge readers


Google's Nest devices are up to $80 cheaper today for Verge readers

Despite the comings and goings of Memorial Day, there were plenty of great deals this week, some of which are still available to Walmart Plus subscribers throughout the weekend. But if you’re someone who’s more into smart home tech than the latest hots at Walmart, we’ve got an exclusive treat just for you.

Wellbots offers edge Readers can save up to $80 off select Google Nest devices through Sunday, June 19th. That includes two great video doorbell options if you prefer using the Google Assistant in your smart home setup. The long-running Google Nest Hello — now known as the Nest Doorbell (wired) — is $80 when you use the promo code VERGE80 at checkout, bringing the excellent wired doorbell down to $149. Although this model has been on the market since 2018 and offers a 1600 x 1200 resolution sensor with HDR, it’s also one of the few that allows for 24/7 continuous recording via an additional subscription tier. There is simply no other doorbell that allows for so much flexibility in recording, as well as syncing to Google Home and worry-free wired operation. Read our video doorbell buying guide.

Nest Doorbell (Wired)

The Nest Doorbell (wired) is Google’s video doorbell for the Nest Smart Home System. It lets you see who’s at the door on your phone or a Google Assistant smart display, even when you’re not at home. Best of all is what Wellbots has to offer edge Readers get an exclusive $80 discount through June 19th when they use the promo code VERGE80 at checkout.

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If you prefer the Google Home app or Google Assistant, another option for sale today is the battery-powered Google Nest doorbell. This model is available from Wellbots for $129.99 ($50 off) when you use the promo code VERGE50 at checkout. You might notice that it didn’t make the cut in our comprehensive video doorbell buying guide, but it’s still a viable option if you need a battery-powered doorbell and can’t imagine signing up for an Amazon Alexa-infused device How to choose the Ring Video Doorbell 4. It offers a sleek design in multiple colors along with smart features like packet detection. Just keep in mind that if you intend to run it on battery power instead of wiring it up, you’ll have to unplug the entire doorbell from the wall and charge it every few months. Read our review.

Google Nest Doorbell (Battery Powered)

The latest generation of Nest’s battery-powered video doorbell has a tall form factor that comes in multiple colors: white, ivy, ash, and linen. The wireless device records 960 x 1280 resolution at up to 30 frames per second with HDR and night vision and can detect people, animals, vehicles and packages. Wellbots is currently offering an exclusive $50 discount edge readers when they use the promo code VERGE50 at checkout.

If you want to see beyond your door, Google’s floodlit Nest Cam is only $199.99 ($80 off) at Wellbots when you use the promo code VERGE80. This is our top pick for best floodlight for use with Google Assistant, offering decent video quality and bright lighting that helps illuminate your yard or driveway when selected objects (people, animals, vehicles, and packages) are detected will. These features are free, but if you want 24/7 video recording, it will cost you a subscription fee. An added perk you unlock with the $6-a-month subscription is the Familiar Faces feature, which notifies you when someone you know approaches your home — a tool that lets you ( hopefully) have a little less worry about your normal postman. Read our review.

Google Nest Cam floodlit

Google Nest’s first lighting product, this floodlight camera offers bright lights and a variety of controls via the Google Home app. The camera – a battery-powered Google Nest Cam – attaches magnetically and via a power cable.

Now for a deal that’s less about monitoring what’s going on outside your home and more about something that should be going on inside your home: spirited multiplayer gaming!

The recently launched Nintendo Switch Sports is currently available on Amazon with the included leg strap for $39.99 instead of the usual $49.99, saving you $10 over the physical copy of the Nintendo Switch game. If you have fond memories of it wii sports, You’ll feel right at home in the title’s six mini-games, as this is essentially the spiritual successor to the Wii classic. It may not be the cultural touchstone Wii sports was, but it’s definitely a fun way to spend time with family — especially if you have kids or young relatives. Nintendo even plans to unveil a golf mini-game as free DLC later on… as if soccer and chambara weren’t enough. Read our review.

Nintendo Switch Sports

The spiritual successor of Wii sports, Nintendo Switch Sports features six mini-games that use Joy-Con motion controls. Football, badminton, tennis, bowling, volleyball and chambara can be played alone, in pairs or sometimes with up to four participants. The physical copy of the game also includes a leg strap for soccer use.

A few more Saturday savings

  • Another smart home deal offered elsewhere is Amazon’s three-pack of Google Nest Wifi routers, which are currently available for $256.02 instead of $468. The mesh networking kit is enough to cover a very large home and if you wire them together via Ethernet you will have a very strong Wi-Fi 5 signal. Read our review.
  • Totallee is discounting its Hybrid and Hybrid MagSafe phone cases by 50 percent through June 15th. These lightweight cases — which are available for both the iPhone 13, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 — normally cost $39 but are now only $20. Just look for the hybrid models under the transparent options for each applicable phone model.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are down to $119.99 ($80 off) on Amazon in the purple colorway. That’s one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for the excellent noise-cancelling earbuds that work best with Samsung Galaxy phones. As long as you don’t mind the pop of color, these true wireless earbuds are a great buy. Read our review.
  • If the Buds Pro aren’t cheap enough for you, the more modest Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are just $94.99 ($55 off) on Amazon. These earbuds beat their weight class in terms of audio quality and noise-cancelling, and currently come in either black or olive. Read our review.
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