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Google’s Nest devices are up to $80 off today for Verge readers

There have been lots of great deals this week despite Memorial Day having come and gone, some of which are still available to Walmart Plus subscribers through the weekend. But if you’re someone who cares more about smart home tech than the current highlights at Walmart, we’ve got an exclusive treat just for you.

Wellbots is offering yard readers up to $80 off on select Google Nest devices until Sunday, June 19th. This includes two great options for video doorbells if you favor using Google Assistant in your smart home setup. The longstanding Google Nest Hello — now known as the Nest Doorbell (wired) — is $80 off when you use promo code YARD80 at checkout, which drops the excellent wired doorbell to $149. While this model has been around since 2018 and offers a 1600 x 1200-resolution sensor with HDR, it’s also one of the few that permits 24/7 continuous recording via an added subscription tier. There just isn’t another doorbell out there that allows for so much recording flexibility, as well as Google Home syncing and worry-free, wired operation. Read our video doorbell buying guide.

Nest Doorbell (wired)

The Nest Doorbell (wired) is Google’s video doorbell for the Nest smart home system. It lets you see who is at the door on your phone or a Google Assistant smart display, even when you’re not home. Best of all, Wellbots is offering yard readers an exclusive $80 off through June 19th when they use promo code YARD80 at checkout.

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If you favor the Google Home app or Google Assistant, another option that’s on sale today is the battery-powered Google Nest Doorbell. This model is on sale at Wellbots for $129.99 ($50 off) when you use promo code YARD50 at checkout. You might notice that it didn’t make the cut in our all-encompassing video doorbell buying guide, but it’s still a viable option if you require a battery-capable doorbell and cannot foresee yourself opting for an Amazon Alexa-infused device like the Ring Video Doorbell 4. It offers a sleek design that comes in multiple colors, as well as smart features like package detection. Just keep in mind that if you intend to run it on battery power instead of wiring it up, you’ll have to pull the whole doorbell off the wall and recharge it every couple of months. Read our review.

Google Nest Doorbell (battery-powered)

The latest generation of Nest’s battery-powered video doorbell has a tall form factor that comes in multiple colors: white, ivy, ash, and linen. The wireless device records 960 x 1280 resolution at up to 30 frames per second with HDR and night vision, and it can detect people, animals, vehicles, and packages. Wellbots is currently offering an exclusive $50 off to yard readers when they use promo code YARD50 at checkout.

If you’re looking to see beyond your doorway, Google’s floodlight-equipped Nest Cam is down to just $199.99 ($80 off) at Wellbots when you use promo code YARD80. This is our top pick for the best floodlight to use with Google Assistant, one that offers decent video quality and bright lighting that will help you illuminate your yard or driveway when selected subjects are detected (people, animals, vehicles, and packages). Those features are thrown in for free, however, if you want 24/7 video recording, it’ll cost you a subscription fee. One additional perk you unlock with the $6-a-month subscription is the Familiar Faces feature, which will notify you if someone you know is approaching your home — a tool that will (hopefully) leave you worrying a bit less about your regular mail carrier . Read our review.

Google Nest Cam with floodlight

The first lighting product from Google Nest, this floodlight camera features bright lights and a bevy of controls via the Google Home app. The camera — a battery-powered Google Nest Cam — attaches magnetically and via a power cable.

Now for a deal that’s less about monitoring the goings-on outside your home and more about something that should be going on inside your home: some spirited multiplayer gaming!

The recently-launched Nintendo Switch Sports is currently on sale with its included leg strap on Amazon for $39.99 instead of its usual $49.99, saving you $10 on the physical copy of the Nintendo Switch game. If you have fond memories of Wii Sports, you will feel right at home with the title’s six minigames, since this is essentially the spiritual successor to the Wii classic. It may not be the cultural touchstone Wii Sports was, but it’s definitely a fun way to spend time with family — especially if you have kids or young relatives. Nintendo even plans to introduce a golf minigame later as free DLC… as if soccer and chambara weren’t enough. Read our review.

Nintendo Switch Sports

The spiritual successor to Wii Sports, Nintendo Switch Sports has six minigames that utilize Joy-Con motion controls. Soccer, badminton, tennis, bowling, volleyball, and chambara can be played solo, as a pair, or with up to four participants in some cases. The physical copy of the game also includes a leg strap for use with soccer.

A few more Saturday savings

  • Another smart home deal offered elsewhere is Amazon’s three-pack of Google Nest Wifi Routers, which is currently available for $256.02 instead of $468. The mesh-networking kit is enough to cover a very large home, and if you wire them to each other via ethernet, you’ll have a very strong Wi-Fi 5 signal. Read our review.
  • Totallee is discounting its Hybrid and Hybrid MagSafe phone cases by 50 percent until June 15th. These lightweight cases — which are available for the iPhone 13 as well as the iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 — normally run $39 but are now just $20. Just look for the hybrid models under the Transparent options for each applicable phone model.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are down to $119.99 ($80 off) on Amazon in the purple colorway. That’s one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for the excellent noise-canceling earbuds, which pair best with Samsung Galaxy phones. As long as you don’t mind the pop of color, these true wireless earbuds are a great buy. Read our review.
  • If the Buds Pro are not cheap enough for you, the more modest Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are just $94.99 ($55 off) on Amazon. These earbuds punch above their weight class in terms of audio quality and noise cancellation, and they’re available right now in either black or olive. Read our review.

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