Best Buy currently has a great deal on a Nest Hello smart video doorbell, pairing it with a free Google Nest Hub worth $129.99. Considering these two smart devices work together perfectly, this is a great bundle to add to your smart home set up.
Against rivals like the Ring 2, where the Nest Hello wins out is with features like facial recognition and instant replies that you don't get from the Ring 2. The Nest Hello partners up with the bundled Google Nest Hub in really clever ways.
First off, you can view the camera from your Nest Hub's display. But it can also use the Nest Hello's facial recognition, so it can announce when someone is home or at the door. In our Nest Hello review we used it to announce whenever our regular UPS delivery driver had arrived.
Our 4/5 review concluded: "The Nest Hello is a great choice for those who want to put the smart in smart doorbell. It's got high-end features like facial recognition, pre-recorded responses and full video streaming (not just clips that start recording based on motion or sound)."
With the bundled Nest Hub you also get access to the entire world of Google Assistant. That means you can use it to play music, watch videos on YouTube, answer questions or control the rest of your smart home.
Best Buy actually has a similar bundle for the Ring Video Doorbell 2 with a free Echo Show 5. If you're an Alexa household or don't want to deal with a wired doorbell, the Ring 2 might be the better choice. Either way, these are both great deals if you want to add a smart video doorbell to your home.
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