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Give high-res live streaming a go with Nest Cam (pictures)

Take a tour of Nest's newest product, a $200 DIY security camera with Dropcam Pro looks and a clever app design.

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It's a DIY security camera with a companion Android and iOS app.

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It may look familiar to you.

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That's because it's replacing the Dropcam Pro.

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Setup is simple and involves scanning the QR code located on the back of the camera.

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It has the same 130-degree diagonal field of view as the Dropcam Pro, as well as live streaming and motion and sound alerts.

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But this version is a little different.

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It has a sleeker design.

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And you can bend and rotate the stand to get the best camera angle.

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It also has a magnetic base.

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That way, you can snap it to your fridge or another surface for a no-fuss "installation."

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Nest introduced an app update along with the Nest Cam announcement.

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It acts as a sort of "universal" app, uniting all Nest and Dropcam products.

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The app grants you access to all of your various Nest and Dropcam devices.

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Nest Cam is widely available in the US now for $200 and will hit UK retail stores like John Lewis and Currys come July for £159.

Nest hasn't announced Australian availability as of yet, but the US price converts to roughly $AU260.

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