Tag Archive: Doorbell


Which Ring doorbell should you buy?

What’s the difference between the four options of Ring Video Doorbell? I’ve used three and can help you pick the right one for your home.

I once said that a $ 200 doorbell was a very silly thing. I was very, very wrong. Because the Ring Video Doorbell — as well as the Ring 2 and Ring Pro — has very quickly become one of my favorite connected home products. It’s not inexpensive, and it’s not perfect. But it’s paid for  [Read More…]

Add Ring’s 1080p Video Doorbell 2 to your home for only $169

Knock, knock. Who’s there?!

It’s no surprise that we are fans of Ring’s video doorbells around here, and that’s because they are kind of hard to beat for the money. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is probably the best value of all the doorbells, and at this newly-discounted price, it’s an even better one. It normally sells for $ 200, and rarely drops from that price.

It has a rechargeable battery so you can install it anywhere  [Read More…]

Ring Video Doorbell gets permanent price cut to just $100

Amazon also hints at possible Amazon Key functionality for Ring’s smart doorbells.

At the tail end of February, it was announced that Amazon had purchased smart doorbell-maker Ring for around $ 1 billion. That deal was officially completed on Thursday, April 12, and during an interview with CNET, Amazon’s head of devices (Dave Limp) shed some light on what we’ll see from the two brands going forward.

Right off the bat, the biggest change consumers will see  [Read More…]

Nest Hello review: The smartest doorbell

Nest didn’t reinvent the doorbell — that was done already. But it’s made the best one you can buy.

In retrospect, I should have seen this coming long ago. The idea of a video doorbell isn’t all that novel. It’s just a basic button, camera, speaker and mic, with some flashing lights tossed in. That’s not all that technologically advanced, right?

Nor does such a thing need to do all that much. It needs to show  [Read More…]

Nest Hello vs. Ring Pro: Say hello to the new best connected doorbell

Nest Hello, left, and Ring Pro.

And just like that, I have a new favorite video doorbell.

Ring has made quite the name for itself the past couple years thanks to its stable of video doorbells, DIY security cameras — and I’d say some damned good marketing. So good, in fact, that Amazon reportedly scooped up the company for something like $ 1 billion.

But Nest Hello is here. It’s the first doorbell from the company that  [Read More…]

Answer your doorbell from anywhere with Ring’s $199 Video Doorbell Pro

Ding dong, who’s there?!

Ring’s popular Video Doorbell Prp is back down to just $ 199 at both Amazon and B&H for a limited time. This doorbell normally sells for around $ 250.

Keep in mind, to use the Video Doorbell Pro properly you will need to have an existing hardwired doorbell in the place you want to install this one. Installation is super simple and only takes a few minutes once you get started. Ring includes  [Read More…]

Amazon to purchase smart doorbell company Ring for over a billion dollars

Amazon will soon be purchasing Ring, a company that sells smartphone-connected doorbells with video cameras built in. This deal is reportedly going to cost Amazon over $ 1 billion.

The acquisition makes perfect sense for both companies. Amazon generally allows acquired companies to continue operating as normal, but Ring will now have Amazon’s resources available to it. Amazon gets another smart company to bolster its smart home offerings, something which both Amazon and Google have been pushing hard.

There’s also  [Read More…]

Amazon has purchased smart doorbell maker Ring for over $1 billion

Similar to Zappos and Twitch, Ring will retain its own branding.

Ring is a fairly big name in the smart home gadget space, and it’s most well-known for its doorbells and security lights. One of its biggest competitors is the Google-owned Nest, and according to a report from Reuters, Ring’s just been purchased by Amazon for over $ 1 billion.

Similar to Amazon’s acquisitions of Audible, Twitch, and Zappos, Ring will continue to operate as it currently  [Read More…]

Amazon buys smart doorbell and camera maker Blink

Amazon keeps growing its smart home arsenal.

Back in 2014, a young startup by the name of Blink hit the scene with a smart home security camera that promised to be affordable, truly wireless, and filled with the most important features. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Blink followed up this initial release with more advanced security cameras and even a smart video doorbell. Now in late December of 2017, Amazon’s officially purchased the company.

The acquisition was  [Read More…]

Nest announces a slew of new products including a connected doorbell

Nest wants to help you keep your own nest secure.

Nest has dipped into home safety before with its carbon monoxide detectors and home-monitoring cameras, but today, it’s upping its game to new levels. The Nest Security event debuted several new products that want to help you keep your home secure and safe. From newer, tougher cameras to a complete home security system, Nest had plenty of eggs hatching onstage, and each has its own purpose.

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