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Ding, dong, deal: Get a Nest Hello doorbell for cheap over Black Friday

John Lewis has cut the price of Google's video doorbell over Black Friday

John Lewis is currently offering the Nest Hello smart doorbell for a reduced price of £149, down from £229 over the Black Friday sales.

One of the main gripes we had with Google’s video doorbell when we reviewed it was its relatively high price, so this £80 discount is a tempting proposition.

The Nest Hello is a doorbell with a camera, microphone and speaker embedded in it and a wireless connection that connects it to your home Wi-Fi network. This basically allows you to see who’s at your door via an app for your smartphone. It can also automatically record clips of comings and goings, and can play pre-recorded responses if you’re not in.

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There are a few things to consider before you’re completely taken in by the reduced price. That £149 figure is only for the doorbell itself. You’ll also need to factor in installation costs, as well as the subscription charges for accessing your video history. These vary depending on how far back you’d like to be able to cycle-back through footage, from £30 per year for five days’ worth of footage, through to £200 per year for 30 days.

With that in mind, the Nest Hello is still a solid offering. “Video quality is crisp and clear, as is the speaker and audio quality; HDR ensures the camera copes with tricky lighting conditions well; and infrared LEDs mean it can see in the dark,” wrote our head of reviews, Jonathan Bray, in his four-star review.

“It’s wonderful being able to converse with couriers and let them know where to leave a parcel but, if you don’t want to talk yourself, the Nest Hello also offers a list of canned responses you can use.”

John Lewis is running a platter of other deals over Black Friday, from 50% off the price of the Nest Hub to price cuts on the Pixel 3a and 3a XL. Expect plenty more deals to emerge across the internet over the next few days, with the latest and greatest making their way onto our dedicated Black Friday page.

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