The five-star Blink Mini is at its joint-lowest price ever on Amazon in the run-up to Black Friday
As a pre-Black Friday deal, the Blink Mini is available for an impressively low outlay of just £18 on Amazon, down from its average price of £27. This matches the lowest price it’s ever been offered at on the website, making it an unmissable offer on the best product in its class.
In our Blink Mini review, we gave it five stars out of five and an Expert Reviews Best Buy award for its flexibility, good image quality and ease of setup. That’s the highest praise we can bestow on a product. There are a couple of drawbacks, though, such as the absence of a microSD slot and the requirement of a subscription for certain features.
As a part of Amazon-owned Blink’s security camera range, the Blink Mini is an entry-level, budget-friendly option. It’s designed for those who want to monitor a single room or are new to smart security cameras. The package includes the camera, a stand, a USB cable, and mains adapters for both UK and EU sockets.
The Blink Mini records 1080p video at 30fps, ensuring smooth footage. It features motion detection, day and night video recording, and two-way audio, allowing communication through the camera. However, it’s important to note that after the initial free period, a subscription is required for storing video clips.
Setting up the Blink Mini is straightforward and can be done quickly via the Blink smartphone app. The app offers various options to customise the camera’s functionality, including adjusting motion detection sensitivity, recording clip length and infrared illumination intensity for night recording.
In terms of image quality, the Blink Mini performs well in daylight and indoor lighting, with its 30fps frame rate delivering smoother video than many other cameras at this price point. Its night vision capability is also notable, offering strong, even illumination. Audio quality is reasonable, providing clear two-way audio.
Overall, the Blink Mini at £18 ahead of Black Friday is an excellent deal for those looking for a simple, effective home security solution without a high price tag. Its ease of use, combined with the quality of its video and audio, makes it an appealing choice for basic home monitoring needs.