The Nest Cam comes with a magnetic base and a wall-mounting plate and hardware, giving you several options for camera placement: on the wall, standing on a flat surface on a tripod or even stuck on the fridge.
The camera's small size and cleverly engineered adjustable stand — as well as its wide, 130-degree lens — give you convenient flexibility when it comes to defining the area you want to capture.
The Nest Cam also gives you the ability to talk and listen through the camera.
It's worth noting that the camera's basic intercom attributes are just that — basic.
The quality of the sound in either direction is certainly not hi-fi.
The convenient, 10-foot power/USB cord plugs into a micro USB port in the back of the camera.
The USB portion disconnects from the plug prong, allowing the camera to plug into any USB port, such as on a laptop or desktop.
The entire unit measures 4.5 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches, with a leg that rotates 180 degrees, and the camera head atop it that rotates a full 360 degrees.
Features One of the major pluses of the Nest Cam is its crisp 1080p streaming video.
On the front of the camera unit, a blue flashing light will appear and a beep will sound as a signal for someone on the other side to talk.
The idea is that you can talk to your pets or family through the camera — or perhaps scare off an intruder by shouting at him remotely.
Placing the camera in a corner will capture the entire room, and then some.
You can view a full-screen stream from your smartphone, tablet or computer; while larger screens show more detail, the video appears slightly darker.
It's true that the 720p default setting on the mobile app will load video faster when your Internet signal is weak, but viewing the 1080p footage on a strong connection is second to none.