Wyze Doorbell In The Flesh!

We knew it was in the works. And now we have production imagery of the upcoming Wyze Doorbell. Of course, Wyze’s most notable “feature” has been its budget pricing — which they generally hit by reskinning existing hardware as their own. As such, I suspect the new Wyze Doorbell could riff off a somewhat similar-looking … Read more

Ring Upgrades Entry Level Video Doorbell

While the Ring Video Doorbell 2 was the original Ring successor, and since replaced by the Ring Video Doorbell 3 line, a refreshed entry-level model has just broken cover at $100. What’s new you ask? Regarding main differences, the new Video Doorbell has 1080p HD video (vs 720p HD), an additional “near” motion zone that … Read more

Hands on the $35 Blink Mini Video Camera

In something of a pivot, the smart home company known for inexpensive, battery-powered video cams has gone alternating current with the $35 Blink Mini. And, I gotta tell ya, it’s a cute little bugger. The camera anyway, if not the mount. In this space, the Blink Mini’s nearest competitor is the $26 Wyze Cam v2. Whereas … Read more

Wyze Outdoor Camera Nears Release

By way of the FCC, leaked packaging, and app assets we get our first good looks at the upcoming Wyze Outdoor Cam. And, as I previously disclosed, it will indeed require a (tiny) bridge. On a positive note, possibly related to the camera’s long gestation period, it appears the outdoor camera will indeed be battery … Read more

Amazon takes on Wyze with Blink Mini

In something of a pivot for Amazon’s Blink brand, the company has just introduced an indoor video camera that requires AC power. Unlike the prior rev, the new Blink Mini comes in a more palatable white finish and is aggressively priced at $35. Like Wyze, the camera plugs in via a small USB nugget. However, … Read more

Convert your Wyzecam into a Webcam

Originally posted to, then deleted from, Reddit and now disclosed by Wyze: With everybody working from home while practicing social distancing, webcams are in huge demand. The good ones are mostly out of stock. Our engineers took on the challenge of creating a firmware version that would turn Wyze Cam into a webcam so that you … Read more

Meet The Mysterious New Ring Doorbox

Before the new Ring Video Doorbell 3 has even hit store shelves, details of yet another upcoming smart home product has surfaced. Meet the mysterious new Ring Doorbox. While “doorbox” often refers to intercom systems, Ring’s device can be remotely locked and unlocked… leading me to believe it’d be a great way to secure a … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell 3 Nears

As first revealed by the FCC, a number of retailers have leaked the incoming Ring Video Doorbell 3 … and a 3 Plus! The Ring 3 looks to be a direct replacement of the Ring 2 — a logical assumption bolstered by Home Depot’s link redirect. And the Ring 2 has been my recommendation the … Read more