Last September, Made by Google started offering refurbished products at slightly discounted prices. The two initial offerings went out of stock quite a long time ago, and the US Google Store is now expanding the refurbished lineup to include Nest smart home products.
In addition to Pixel phones, there is now a “Refurbished Connected Home Devices” section. A used Nest Protect is available for $90 in either wired or battery-powered configurations.
New smoke detectors today sell for $119, with Google not specifying beforehand how long it has previously been in use, or whether they’ve replaced the “10-year electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor” with a new component. Users normally get an alert when it’s time to replace the entire Protect.
The smart device can be controlled via mobile app and turn on a “Pathlight” when motion is detected at night.
The Google Store today is also selling a refurbished Nest Cam Indoor for $115, which is only a $14.99 discount over buying brand-new. Given that people rarely interact with security cameras, this is probably a better way to save some money. It records in 1080p resolution and can be mounted via its magnetic base or on a tripod.
All refurbished products carry a one-year Google warranty. These devices are inspected, cleaned/repaired to “like-new condition,” subjected to quality checks, and then repackaged.
Google Refurbished products may have been owned by someone else or may simply have spent a longer-than-usual time in a warehouse. Google Refurbished products are in full working condition, but may show minor cosmetic imperfections.
As of today, Google is no longer listing the refurbished, first-generation Google Wifi 3-pack for $179, or the Pixelbook. The Chromebook was discontinued in September and originally started at $749 before dropping further to $699 on the refurb store.
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