Nest - makers of the world’s coolest thermostat - just unveiled the world’s coolest smoke detector. It’s called the Nest Protect, and it features different types of alerts for different situations. A little bit of smoke from burning toast will alert you with a spoken “Heads up! There’s smoke in the kitchen”, whereas large amounts of spoke in the event of a house fire will set off the loud, piercing alarm. It’s just super cool looking and nerdy, and I want one so bad. $129, available for pre-order now. I’m actually tempted to get these as Christmas gifts for my family; my grandparents in particular. Their dog goes nuts whenever they make toast, because it always sets off the fire alarm. This sounds like it would be much better for them.
The Verge has a great report on the Nest Protect, including an interview with Tony Fadell.