The Nest Protect

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Nest turned an unloved wall appliance into a sought-after tool with their sleek Learning Thermostat, and they’re doing it again with their all-new smoke detector, the Nest Protect. Wireless connection is of course involved, along with an attractive design and smarter sensors—everything you would expect from Nest founder and famed iPod designer Tony Fadell. With the smoke detector’s history of poor design—we’re all too familiar with the relentless chirping—many of those with the device choose not to use it properly out of downright loathing. Though it’s an unexpected niche, Nest Protect will likely be saving lives for its uniquely simple usability.