The Nest Protect Boasts a More Human Way to Interact with Devices

 - Oct 12, 2013
References: nest & likecool
The standard smoke alarm that you might find in the average Western household will often be referred to as the bane of the homeowner's existence. The Nest Protect changes this expectation of annoyance with a thoughtful design that encourages interaction.

Operating as an effective carbon monoxide warning system as well, the device will gently warn you in the early stages of smoke or chemical recognition. Giving you the opportunity to silence it in the event of a false alarm, the gadget begins by speaking its observations in a human voice. A simple wave will dismiss the message.

An illuminating ring in the center of the Nest Protect glows different colors to indicate caution or a diminishing battery life. The innovative device will always tell you what the problem and in which room, and relay this information into a smartphone app as well.