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Nest Labs keeps churning out cool gadgets - let's see what makes them tick!
You probably know Nest Labs - the tech company focused on "reinventing unloved but important home products." You've probably seen them in the news recently as they were just purchased by Google for $3.2 billion USD.
Nest is best known for their smart WiFi-enabled thermostat. Recently, Nest released a smoke/CO detector that hopes to take the device from the screeching hockey puck on the ceiling we all know and hate, to an intuitive device to help keep your home safe.
When we heard Nest was coming out with another product, we simply had to have one. Not to install in the office, but rather to rip into tiny pieces and see what makes it tick. So today, we are happy to show you the Nest Protect Teardown.
Our Creative Technologist Nick Poole got his hands on the protect and went to work - the results are pretty cool. It's not an overly complex device, but there are certainly some interesting bits that make the device tick.