Doorbell merchant Ring unveiled two new products at the Amazon autumn hardware event
Ring fans, rejoice: the video-doorbell manufacturer has not one but two new products launching this year. The announcement was made during Amazon’s autumn hardware event in Seattle, where the retail giant itself revealed several new Echo smart speakers and Alexa-supported devices.
The Ring Indoor Cam is exactly what it sounds like: a small indoor-only security camera. Like most of Ring’s products, it records footage in 1080p, has a night-vision mode and a two-way talk function so you can make idle chit-chat with intruders.
The Indoor Cam can be mounted anywhere you deign to place it, and comes complete with a host of privacy measures, allowing users to switch off motion-activated recording and keep tabs on device usage. It’s available for a mere £50, and will officially arrive in Europe early next year.
Slightly less exciting is the next-gen Ring Stick Up Cam, a replacement for the current version of Ring’s all-weather security camera. Once again, this Ring device records at 1080p, and features the same night vision, two-way talk and advanced privacy features as the Indoor Cam above.
The Stick Up Cam functions equally well both indoors and out, courtesy of a suite of power-supply options: you can plug it into a wall socket, leave it to run on battery power or, more interestingly, stick it somewhere sunny and let the built-in solar panel provide the energy. The only drawback here is that these options are mutually exclusive, and do impact the overall price of the thing.
The regular old mains-powered Stick Up Cam costs £89, as does the battery-powered version. You’ll have to stump up £129 for the model with the solar panel, which we suppose makes a degree of sense.
The third-generation Stick Up Cam is available for preorder now, and will begin shipping from 23 October in the UK.