Earlier today Nest announced a small range of new products, giving their product lineup a refresh from the previous Nest learning thermostat and Nest protect smoke detector. One of these new products was the Nest Cam, which is Nest’s replacement for the Dropcam home security camera from Dropcam, the company they ended up buying nearly a year ago. After a couple of leaks for the Nest Cam starting from last week, Nest held their anticipated press conference officially unveiling and showing off the Nest Cam to the world, and not long after pre-orders began for the device on Best Buy’s website, who originally outed the Nest Cam in a product page listing just this morning before the conference.
Best Buy is not the only place you can order the Nest Cam though as we mentioned it would eventually end up with other online merchants, and that happened quite a bit sooner than we anticipated as consumers can now make a purchase for the Nest Cam straight from Google through the Google Store, or from Amazon, which may be more beneficial for the Amazon Prime members. The new WiFi camera is available currently in North America only in both the U.S. and Canada, with other markets likely planned sometime in the near future. Besides having multiple options for where to purchase the new Nest Cam, the listed ship date is for tomorrow, June 18th so that means you’ll be getting the device right away.
Nest is also selling the Nest Cam from their site, where you can also now purchase the all-new Nest Protect smoke detector for $99 which has the ability to be hushed from the Nest companion app. The new Nest Protect listings are just for pre-orders as the new smoke detector doesn’t launch until next month so there’s still a little bit of a wait. The good news though is that the original Nest Protect has dropped in price on the Google Store by about $20 so you can save a little bit if you go with the older model. Those who are purchasing the Nest Cam from Amazon and want the new Nest Protect for the communication feature between products can place a pre-order from Amazon for the new smoke detector model as well.