Nest Cam

Nest (or rather Google, now) is slowly taking over your home with one impeccably designed smart device after the next, the latest being the Nest Cam. Use it as a pet camera, baby monitor, for security, and more thanks to its 130° wide­-angle view and easy to set up interface. Unlike its Dropcam-labelled predecessors, Nest Cam streams in full 1080p and also boasts Night Vision, improved activity alerts using Nest Aware that pings you on your smartphone if it detects movement or abrupt noise, plus smart alert summaries that highlight moments with atypical motion or sound, sparing you the need to sift through hours of footage. And its stand also has a built-in magnet and wall mount, making it suitable for shelves, tables, metallic surfaces, and walls alike.

Preorder at Amazon or Nest – $200