The 9 best early Prime Day deals for Google hardware: Nest Doorbell, Nest Cam, Pixel Stand

Amazon Prime Day officially begins July 12th and runs through July 13th, but offers are already rolling in from the retailer and its competitors. For example, several Google products are available from Amazon and retailers like Target, from Chromecast with Google TV to Nest Cams. Some items may get further discounts on Prime Day itself, but many have already expired. These are some of our favorites that are trending right now.

Check out our Amazon Prime Day coverage for more deals ahead of the big sale. Our Prime Day shopping tips will help you decide if an offer is worth your time and money.

Updated July 8, 2022: We regularly update articles and Cross out sold out items or price increase from publication. Many of these offers have expired and we have noted accordingly.

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Deals on doorbell and security cameras

Nest doorbell

Photo: Google

There are only certain colors left in this deal. Nest’s video doorbell is our second pick, coming second to Arlos Essential simply because it’s more expensive. This offer is the cheapest we’ve seen in recent months. It is easy to assemble and remove for charging (the battery lasts more than a month). The smart notifications that identify faces and packets are also accurate, but you’ll need a Nest Aware subscription ($6 a month). You can find this offer below best buy also.

Need an indoor security camera? This simple one looks sleek, mountable and has no battery meaning you have to plug it in. (On the plus side, you never have to charge it.) WIRED review editor Julian Chokkattu had one pointed at his front door for the past year and had good experiences with it, although a Nest Aware subscription will expand your video history. This deal isn’t rare, but it’s still a solid price. It’s also available from Target.

nest cam

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This security camera works the same as the indoor camera above, except that it is battery operated and can withstand rain, wind, and snow. It has a 130-degree field of view and 1080p video that, according to WIRED editor Adrienne So, showed a clear view of her driveway, front door, and even most of her front yard. After a little more than a month, the battery needs to be charged. This deal is also available from Target.

If you’re planning on monitoring a dark and desolate area, this camera is functionally similar to the Nest Cam above, but it doesn’t run on a battery and has dual floodlights on either side. The lights can turn on automatically, e.g. B. when the camera detects movement. You can also set a schedule or use your voice to turn them on. This deal is also available from Target.

Phone, laptop and speaker deals

Google Pixel 6 Pro

Photo: Google

When looking for a new Android phone, most people should go for the Pixel 6. This is a small deal, but it’s the lowest price we’ve tracked and incredible value. You get a 90Hz AMOLED screen, wireless charging, the same powerful Tensor processor, and a great dual camera system. Check out our Pixel Phone guide for tips and accessory recommendations.

We like Google’s Pixel 6 Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) because it has a spectacular camera system with a great 4x optical zoom, a sharp 120Hz screen refresh rate with an AMOLED panel, and lots of useful smart software features through the Tensor processor from Google. Oh, and a battery that generally lasts a full day. The phone had its fair share of bugs, but many of the issues have now been fixed. Just know that the Pixel 7 Pro will arrive towards the end of the year (and the Pixel 6A later this month).

This Pixel Stand was a little cheaper earlier this week. It’s Google’s first-gen wireless charger – it’s not the newer second-gen version. It charges any device with wireless charging support, whether in landscape or portrait mode. Put a Pixel phone on it and you’ll get a few extra perks, including ambient lighting that mimics the sunrise, a digital photo frame feature, and quick access to smart home controls. For more options, check out our guide to the best wireless chargers.

nest mini

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The Nest Mini is the cheaper, smaller, and smaller version of the Nest Audio. It doesn’t sound that great, but it’s a great little speaker for small areas in the house where you want to control your smart home devices with your voice. You can also mount it on the wall (as long as there is an outlet nearby).

If you can do all your work in the Chrome browser, a Chromebook might be all you need. This Pixelbook Go is showing its age, but it’s still one of our favorite Chromebooks and it runs flawlessly. The screen is crisp, the keyboard is nice and this Core i5 model is very powerful for most.

Google’s Nest Audio (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite smart speakers. This is the typical asking price it drops to at big sales events. The Nest Audio is the successor to the original 2016 Google Home, offering deeper bass and louder sound for better streaming. Of course, it’s powered by Google Assistant, so you can ask it anything you would type into the Google search bar. Pairing two together results in a solid stereo system. There’s a physical switch to turn off the mic, which we appreciate. This deal is also available at Walmart.

Smart display and router offerings

Nest Wifi router and point

Photo: Google

This router drops to that price frequently, but it fluctuates as high as $169, so this is still a solid deal. Nest Wifi is easy to set up, looks stylish, and creates a reliable mesh network in your home. This offer is for the router only, but you can add a Nest Point to extend coverage: This package costs $175 (US$94). Already have a router but want to add the Point? Check out our guide to the best mesh routers for more recommendations.

This is a fairly standard offering for this smart thermostat, but only certain colors are included at this time. We haven’t extensively reviewed this exact version, but we have a guide on how to confirm and set up compatibility. If you like how Google powers its smart home, we think you’ll like this. The newer Nest Thermostat is also on sale for $100 ($30 off). It doesn’t learn or adapt to your habits, but you can still set schedules.

Nest stroke max

Photo: Best Buy

Technically, this is a deal, but the Nest Hub Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is discounted to this price often enough that you should never buy it at full price. This version has a camera so you can use it for video chatting. It’s a helpful companion as it can act as a security camera feed (if the camera supports it), guide you through cooking instructions, or simply act as a digital photo frame.

The camera-less Nest Hub is also on sale. This one has a 7-inch screen as opposed to the Nest Hub Max’s 10-inch screen, making it better suited to small spaces like bedrooms. This second-gen model can also detect your sleep patterns, should you want to make sure you hit seven hours (no wearable required). Check out our guide to the best smart displays for more information.

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