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Here is something new from the designer(*) of the Nest thermostat. Meet the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm. Burned the toast? Nest Protect won’t just start yelling at you. Before turning on a loud, howling alarm, Nest Protect gives you an early warning we call Heads-Up. Nest Protect lights up yellow and speaks with a human voice. It tells you where smoke is or when carbon monoxide levels are rising. This gives you an earlier warning if there’s an emergency, or allows you to silence Nest Protect if it’s just a nuisance alarm, like an overly enthusiastic toaster.
AND Silence alarms with a wave. No more frantically swinging towels at the smoke alarm to quiet it down. If there’s a nuisance alarm, just stand under Nest Protect and wave your arm to hush the alert. It does a lot more [ details ] Starting in November available for pre-order and will be available in 5,000 stores across the United States and Canada.
(*)Tony Fadell, 44, who turned his frustration with “unloved” domestic products into a mandate to “make them smart and save lives,.” Tony is now the chief of Nest. At Apple he led the team that created Apple’s original iPod and iPhone,
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