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WyzeCam Review: the best security camera $20 can buy

WyzeCam Review: the best security camera $20 can buy

Security cameras are known for being pricey, and that's why Wyze is so unusual. Forget spending $100+ for a name-brand home security camera or $50+ for a generic brand. Wyze is a small cube-shaped camera that costs $19.99, making it one of -- if not the most -- affordable home security cameras on the market. What kind of compromises were made to hit such a low price point? Surprisingly few.

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5 things to consider before buying Amazon’s Cloud Cam

5 things to consider before buying Amazon’s Cloud Cam

A connected camera is often the first place people experience the smart home, and the new Amazon' Cloud Cam wants to be the lens that's watching your rooms. Available from today, the $119.99 WiFi security camera promises easy setup, 1080p video both day and night, and handy extras like person detection and two-way audio. Still, it's not the first to the WiFi camera market, so is the Cloud Cam the best option today? Read on for five things to keep in mind.

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Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Alexa will see you now

Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Alexa will see you now

Alexa is already listening to you, but now the Amazon Cloud Cam wants to watch you, too. The retailer's first connected security camera may not be the first to market, but it does offer some competitive cloud storage pricing and is an integral part of Amazon Key. Question is, with heavyweights like Nest already well associated with the smart security space, can the Amazon Cloud Cam hold up to scrutiny?

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Logi Circle 2 Review: Weatherproof camera undercuts Nest

Logi Circle 2 Review: Weatherproof camera undercuts Nest

When it comes to connected home security cameras, Logitech hasn't given up on weening you off your Nest addition. The Logi Camera 2 takes a more security-centric view than its predecessor, with the benefit of more capable software, smart home intentions that play nicely with HomeKit and Alexa, and a free monitoring plan that's bordering on generous.

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YI Outdoor Camera 1080p is a $99 weatherproof home security camera

YI Outdoor Camera 1080p is a $99 weatherproof home security camera

Chinese company YI Technology has announced a new home security camera designed for outdoor use. Called the YI Outdoor Camera 1080p, this model has the ability to record outside day and night in Full HD resolution, doing so without concern for whether it is raining, hot, or cold out. Unlike the company's indoor home security camera, this model has a wide, short cylindrical design.

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Amazon Cloud Cam: What you need to know

Amazon Cloud Cam: What you need to know

Earlier today, Amazon introduced the world to its new in-home delivery service, Amazon Key. Operating as an integral part of Amazon Key is the new Cloud Cam, which will allow you to watch deliveries as they happen through the accompanying app. There are actually quite a few details about the Amazon Cloud Cam that are worth knowing before you decide to buy one, so let's dive into them.

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WyzeCam is the smallest security camera you can afford

WyzeCam is the smallest security camera you can afford

Smart security cameras are the new poster child for smart homes, now that smart lighting has more or less become normal. Because of that, there is no shortage of options available in the market, ranging from the well known giants like Nest to newcomers trying to upset the market. Wyze Labs is one of the latter, and it definitely has an tempting proposition. The WyzeCam is one of the smallest security cameras you can find that packs more than just the basics into a package that costs no more than $20.

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Netgear Arlo Pro 2 packs 1080p, solar option, and Alexa support

Netgear Arlo Pro 2 packs 1080p, solar option, and Alexa support

Netgear has revamped its connected home security cameras, with the Arlo Pro 2 now promising higher resolution, more flexible installation, and better integration with the broader smart home. The Arlo Pro 2 now jumps to 1080p Full HD video, though retains its predecessor's battery-powered, wireless design. However, there's now a solar powered option.

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Canary’s security cameras suddenly became less attractive

Canary’s security cameras suddenly became less attractive

There's no such thing as a free lunch, they always say, so when someone does offer you one, you can be certain there will be strings attached. In most cases, it usually means "free but limited". But there are some that do suspiciously offer more at no cost, only to suddenly change the rules. That seems to be the case with Canary, maker of somewhat popular connected security camera products, who has incited an angry mob by hiding once free and somewhat critical features behind a $9.99 monthly fee at the very least.

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Ring Protect vs Nest Secure: Home alarm showdown

Ring Protect vs Nest Secure: Home alarm showdown

Home security is one of the first places many smart home upgraders begin, and the past few weeks have had some high-profile entrants to the arena. First came Nest, with its long-anticipated Nest Secure. Today, Ring Protect arrived to offer a competitively priced alternative. So, how do Ring and Nest compare?

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D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD adds Android support, new features

D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD adds Android support, new features

When we reviewed a new security camera that surprisingly came from a networking equipment manufacturer, we were equally pleasantly surprised by its promising value. Unfortunately, it was marred by a few “day one” lapses, like support for Android devices and a few video handling quirks. Half a year later, D-Link has finally decided to give its young Omna 180 Cam HD a much needed software update, and in a snap it has suddenly become a lot more useful.

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Nest Secure hands-on plus Nest Hello, Cam IQ Outdoor

Nest Secure hands-on plus Nest Hello, Cam IQ Outdoor

Nest has done a solid job of filling in gaps in the company's connected home and security line-up today, unveiling Nest Secure, the Nest Hello doorbell, and Nest Cam IQ Outdoor. Joining the Alphabet company's existing smart thermostats, cameras, and smoke detectors, the new models are just as ambitious with their promises as their predecessors have been. Namely, delivering home security that people will actually go to the effort of switching on.

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