Tag Archive: Ring


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…]

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…]

Motiv Ring Review: A Fitbit for your finger

When someone first dropped a Motiv Ring into my hand back at CES 2018, it was so small and light that I thought it was a show-floor dummy. It’s hard to believe there’s any technology inside, let alone an optical heart-rate sensor, a step-counting accelerometer, a Bluetooth radio and the lithium-ion battery that powers it all.

But the tech is real and so is the Ring, a titanium-clad annulus rated to 5ATM water resistance and available in  [Read More…]

Here’s how Nest Hello can out-doorbell Ring

The leading smart doorbell is about to get a huge competitor in the form of the Alphabet-owned Nest Hello.

Ring isn’t the only company that makes a smart doorbell. It hasn’t been for a long time, actually. But the number of competitors that it’s had to deal with have been few and far between. And for the most part, almost no one has come out with anything that looks remotely acceptable as a way to greet a  [Read More…]

Nest Secure vs. Ring Alarm: Which DIY security system is best?

Two well-known tech companies have competing — but also different — home alarm systems. Which one’s right for you?

For as smart as our homes have become — with damned near every device you can buy today connected to the internet, and probably with some sort of smart assistant baked in — alarm systems have sort of lagged in the past. Legacy companies continue to dominate, in no small part because there traditionally was very little for homeowners to do other than  [Read More…]

The $350 Ring security kit lets you monitor your home in real time from anywhere

Take advantage of this deal on Ring’s do-it-yourself home security system that includes live video monitoring!

The Ring home security kit is down to $ 349.99 at Best Buy. This kit was $ 500 at Best Buy yesterday, and that’s the price it goes for at other retailers. This drop is one of the best we’ve ever seen.

The home security kit comes with the Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Chime, and two stick up cameras. Bought individually, the kit  [Read More…]

Ring Protect is a $199 home security system that launches this month

Compared to the $ 399 Nest Secure, the Ring Protect and its $ 199 starting price bring some heated competition into the home security market.

When it comes to smart home accessories, there are a few companies that truly stand out among the rest. Philips is known for its Hue lightbulbs, Nest has become iconic for its security cameras and thermostats, and Ring still has one of the best smart doorbells on the market. Home security is huge in  [Read More…]

6 reasons why you should consider a Ring Doorbell (and 3 reasons you shouldn’t)

I have a lot of connected tech in my home. Maybe too much. But a smart doorbell — the Ring Pro, specifically — is one of the keepers.

A $ 200 doorbell is a little exorbitant. Let’s just get that out of the way now. But as I’ve said time and time again, the Ring Doorbell has quickly become one of those crazy pieces of tech that just works, and that has become damned near indispensable for me and  [Read More…]

How to remove a Style Ring from your phone

Before you die, you see the Ring.

You might have noticed a lot of people just love these Spigen Style Rings. In case you have no idea what we’re talking about, they’re a metal ring you affix to the back of your phone designed so you can slip a finger in to help hold it. You know, like a ring. They’re made of some sort of brushed metal on a plastic base and have adhesive attached to the back  [Read More…]