The final advantage over the Leeo is that if you generate a false alarm burning something in the oven or on the stove, one touch of a button on the Roost smartphone app will "snooze" the alarm by temporarily turning the battery off (this only works with battery-powered detectors, of course, not AC-powered models).
I've pointed out a number of features that make the Roost sound better than the Leeo, but please don't consider this article as a head-to-head review of those two products The Leeo is available today, but I'm relying on Roost to learn what its device is capable of. Having said that, I already know of a couple of features that the Leeo offers that the Roost can't match, with the Leeo's nightlight obviously topping of the list. What's more, the two products could be considered complementary rather than mutually exclusive.
Roost completed a successful Kickstarter campaign last December, raising nearly $97,000 against a goal of $50,000. If you're interested, you can preorder the battery from Amazon.com today for $35 ($65 for a two-pack). The company expects to deliver the finished product in September. We'll have a full hands-on review shortly thereafter.
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