Paper PC Picks – Holiday 2015: Roost 9V Smart Battery

Roost 9V Smart Battery

Roost 9V Smart Battery

The Roost 9V Smart Battery takes an existing smoke or CO2 detector and makes it “smart” enough to send alerts to a smartphone. The $35 lithium Roost is the same size as a standard 9V battery, but has a Wi-Fi adapter on the bottom which links to a home network. If the alarm goes off, the Wi-Fi adapter wakes up and sends an alert through the cloud to all linked smartphones and tablets. A free app monitors the battery’s status and lets users share smoke-alarm alerts with friends and neighbors. A $65 Roost two-pack is also available.

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Roost 9V Smart Battery

Roost 9V Smart Battery goes into any standard smoke alarm.

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