Nest Labs' new Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm brings an Apple-like penchant for connected simplicity to another home appliance
Nest Protect has an eye-catching design, which includes its ring of light
At night, the Protect's subtle green glow lets you know all systems are go
Like Nest's thermostat, you can sync Protect with your smartphone or tablet
Say you're a former Apple engineer and VP. Now say you leave the company, but you just can't shake your hankerin' to take clunky products, simplify them, and make them consumer-friendly. What do you do? Well, if you're Tony Fadell, then you found your own company that gives boring and complicated home sensors an Apple-like makeover. After finding success with its Nest thermostat, Fadell's Nest Labs is now expanding into the realm of smoke alarms.
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