Google's new Nest Hello adapter lets the doorbell work with most homes

Hankering for a wireless Nest doorbell? Here's the next best thing

Nest Hello indoor adapter goes on sale
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As much as we love the Nest Hello doorbell, the necessity to already have doorbell wiring and the right power transformer has meant a lot of homes can't use it. That changes right now, with Google making available an indoor power adapter that should make the Hello work with most homes.

The adapter costs $29 and comes built by company Ninety7, however Google has given it the stamp of approval by selling it through its own store. The adapter plugs into an indoor outlet and connects to the doorbell via a wire, meaning you'll still need drill a hole through the wall or doorframe to hook it up.

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That means you'll also need to tidy away the 20-foot wire that comes packaged. So yeah, it's not the neatest way of solving the problem, but it does the job - and could save the cost of getting an electrician to run new wiring through your front door.

Alternatively, you can just find yourself a battery-powered smart doorbell instead, of which there's a growing number. The Ring 2 comes in a battery-powered option, and is pretty good in our opinion. August recently launched its own wireless offering too, but has temporarily pulled it as it works through some bugs.


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