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Google announces a 2nd gen wired Nest Doorbell

Google announces its new wired doorbell.
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October 4, 2022
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TL;DR
  • Google announced its new second-generation wired Nest Doorbell.
  • The doorbell is said to offer the best image quality yet.
  • The wired Nest Doorbell will be available on October 4 for $179.99.

Back in late 2021, Google announced that it had plans to release the second generation of its wired Nest Doorbell. After numerous leaks since then, and even someone finding the product on store shelves the day before, Google has officially announced its new wired Nest Doorbell. Here’s everything you need to know about the device.

You won’t see the second generation of the Nest Doorbell making any headlines due to its appearance. It looks pretty much the same as last year’s wireless offering. However, this new doorbell is 30% smaller than before.

Unlike its battery-powered sibling, this device’s wired connection will enable the new Nest Doorbell to record video all day every day. Speaking of all day every day, it will also support a 24/7 continuous video history for 10 days if you have a Nest Aware subscription.

As for the video quality, the wired Nest Doorbell will have the same 960p resolution that the 2021 battery-powered Nest Doorbell has. Despite that, Google claims that this new device provides the clearest image yet. Dxomark — a website that assesses lenses and cameras — seems to corroborate this remark by saying it was the best they tested so far in terms of image quality.

Something else the wired Nest Doorbell will borrow from the battery-powered doorbell is its features. Things like on-device processing, intelligent alerts, activity zones, and talk/listen will be making a return on this gadget.

For those with a Nest Hello looking to upgrade, you’ll be pleased to know that the drill holes in the wired Nest Doorbell are the same. Additionally, Google says that the wired Nest Doorbell is more powerful and faster than the Nest Hello.

Going on sale for $179.99 starting on October 4, the wired Nest Doorbell will be available in Snow (white), Ash (gray), Linen (beige/yellow), and Ivy (grayish green).

The price of this doorbell matches the price of this year’s battery-powered model, which we gave a 4 out of 5 stars. While it won’t have to worry about a nonremovable, slow-charging battery, unfortunately, it appears Google has decided not to improve its low-resolution camera.