I think every point you make is spot on. This, to me, is the big one though:
I have a 1TB cap, and the video doorbell has not been a problem. Though this could potentially depend on how much traffic the area in front of your house gets--I lived in a pretty quiet neighborhood that didn’t get a lot of foot traffic, so not TOO many cloud recordings from it. If you live in the city, I could see it…
I am full-time freelance these days, and I write about twice a month or so for The Inventory! So you’ll see new stuff from me here and there :-)
After having our garage broken into, we decided to get some security cameras, and they’ve actually been quite useful. We haven’t “caught” anyone yet, but if we do get burgled again, we’ll at least be able to see where the weakness in our security was by looking back. My friend was able to catch the guy who stole…
Ah, I stand corrected! Thank you thud81, I must have missed that!
I don’t believe so, no. If you were only monitoring one child, I’d say they probably work *okay*. I still prefer a traditional baby monitor, though (though of course that would be more expensive.)
I believe there’s an unofficial way to see your cameras in TinyCam, but otherwise no—this is like most other cloud cameras and only works with its own app. It does, however, have some support for the Echo Show (“Alexa, show my front door camera”).
I’d say this is just about perfect for that.
If I recall, Wyze’s shipping brings it up to about the same price as Amazon, and Amazon gives you 2-day if you have Prime.
The lack of R3 and L3 is a tad annoying for PC streaming, but Moonlight offers the option to have R3 and L3 on the touch screen, and in my experience it is more than suitable.
I’m embarrassed I didn’t know AMD had this...which is especially bad considering I currently have an AMD card my PC. I will check this out, thanks!
Should have shown them a picture of the Baxter Building and really confused them!
Whoops! Not sure what happened there, but it’s fixed now. Thanks!
So it’s...a beach towel that goes in your bathroom?
I think I'm pretty bougie and I still don't know what a bath sheet even is
This is a fair point, I’ll change this to be a bit clearer.
Haha there’s always that! Your right that it’s probably more of a Lufehacker-esque guide, and it’s probably outside the realm of do-ability for average people, but the is definitely classic Lifehacker spirit and I love it.
Absolutely! My discount was pretty paltry (literally $12 for the year), so I didn’t get quite as good a deal as you...all depends on your insurance, location, etc. But you make a good point: the 24/7 monitoring on the DIY systems is usually cheaper than the professionally installed systems, so if you want to spend a…
They definitely bleed sound, but again, I think you have to consider your use case. These aren’t the kind of headphones I’d use lying around the house or studying at the library, you know? More for exercising or walking to work or whatever.