Grab a recommended Anker indoor security camera for $30 today – Ars Technica

Grab a recommended Anker indoor security camera for $30 today

Ars Technica

Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a good discount on Eufy’s Indoor Cam 2K, which is down to $30 at Amazon when you clip the $4 on-page coupon. That’s $10 off the indoor security camera’s typical street price online and just $2 above the lowest price we’ve tracked to date. A two-pack of cameras is also on sale for $60.

We recommended the Indoor Cam 2K in
our ultimate holiday gift guide last December for offering crisp 2K-resolution video that stays clearer than most 1080p cameras in this price range during the day or night, as well as multiple video recording options and a companion app that’s easy to grok on both mobile devices and
the Web. Its 125-degree field of view isn’t the widest we’ve seen, and the hardware itself doesn’t feel premium, but the device still supplies a number of features found in more expensive competitors. And while Eufy itself isn’t a major name, we’ll note that it’s the smart home
sister brand for Anker, a better-known manufacturer of accessories 
we’ve tested and recommended in the past.

The device lets you record video locally through a microSD card or NAS, while a cloud recording service offers 30 days of storage for a relatively reasonable $3 per month or $30 per year. There’s a built-in siren, a mic and speaker to issue alerts in real time, and an 8X digital zoom for getting a closer look at images. You can integrate the device with both Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. The app can send notifications when it detects different motions or sound, including specific alerts for crying children. It’s largely accurate at deciphering what is or isn’t worth pinging your phone, but you can also customize the sensitivity of the motion detection and set specific activity zones for the camera to watch out for (e.g., a couch you don’t want the dog to jump on).

The device also supports Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video, which should be useful for some iOS users, but using that service unfortunately downgrades the camera’s recording quality to 1080p. Nevertheless, the Indoor Cam 2K is great value for anyone who likes to keep another set of eyes on their home while they’re away.

If you don’t need such a device, though, our deals roundup also has discounts on gaming monitors, loads of video games, Apple accessories, OLED TVs, and more. You can take a look at the full rundown below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

  • Eufy Indoor Cam 2K indoor security camera for $29.99 at Amazon (clip $4 coupon—normally $40).
  • 27-inch Gigabyte G27Q gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 144Hz, FreeSync for $279.99 at Amazon and eBay (normally $320).
  • Ring Fit Adventure (Switch) for $69.88 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $80).
  • Anker Powerline+ II (10ft) USB-A to Lightning cable for $15.88 at Amazon (normally $22).
  • Aukey PB-WL03 USB-C PD portable battery with Qi wireless charging—18W USB-C PD, USB-A 20,000mAh, 10W Qi for $36.33 at Amazon (clip 10% coupon and use code: HEA8GOI6—normally $46).
  • TP-Link Kasa HS103 (2-pack) Wi-Fi smart outlet for $14.99 at Amazon (3-pack for $21—normally $18).
  • Apple MagSafe Charger 15W wireless charger for iPhone 12 for $34 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $39).
  • Hori Split Pad Pro (Black) handheld controller for Nintendo Switch for $40.49 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • SanDisk Ultra (400GB) UHS-I microSDXC card for $44.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • UE Wonderboom 2 (Deep Space) portable Bluetooth speaker for $66.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $80).
The 2020, M1-equipped Apple Mac mini.
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/ The 2020, M1-equipped Apple Mac mini.

Samuel Axon

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple Mac mini (late 2020) mini desktop PC—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $599.99 at Amazon and Costco (discount seen at checkout, membership required at Costco—normally $670).
  • Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 tablet—MediaTek Helio P60T, 10.1-inch 1920×1200, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC for $249 at Best Buy (normally $299).
  • SK Hynix Gold S31 (500GB) 2.5-inch SATA internal SSD for $48.44 at Amazon (clip 15% coupon—normally $57).
  • SK Hynix Gold S31 (1TB) 2.5-inch SATA internal SSD for $89.24 at Amazon (clip 15% coupon—normally $105).
  • 27-inch Gigabyte G27Q gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 144Hz, FreeSync for $279.99 at Amazon and eBay (normally $320).
  • 27-inch LG 27GL850-B gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 144Hz, FreeSync for $419 at Amazon (normally $480).
<em>Ring Fit Adventure</em> for the Nintendo Switch.
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Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo

Video game deals

Some classic multiplayer mayhem in <em>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</em>.
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/ Some classic multiplayer mayhem in
Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

343 Industries

The Razer Huntsman Mini is a good choice for anyone in need of an ultra-compact mechanical gaming keyboard.
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/ The Razer Huntsman Mini is a good choice for anyone in need of an ultra-compact mechanical gaming keyboard.

Razer

Gaming deals

Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers.
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/ Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers.

Mark Walton + Sebastian’s hands

TV and home entertainment deals

  • 55-inch LG CX (2020 model) 4K HDR OLED TV for $1,349.99 at Amazon (clip $47 coupon—normally $1,550).
  • 55-inch Sony A8H (2020 mode) 4K HDR OLED TV for $1,498 at Amazon (normally $1,800).
  • 75-inch TCL S535 (2020 model) 4K HDR QLED Roku TV for $998 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $1,180).
  • 70-inch Hisense H6570G (2020 model) 4K LED TV for $499.99 at Best Buy (normally $650).
The UE Wonderboom 2.
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/ The UE Wonderboom 2.

Jeff Dunn

Electronics deals

  • Apple iPad Air (64GB) 10.9-inch tablet for $549 at Amazon (normally $580).
  • Apple Watch Series 6 (Red, 40mm) smartwatch for $339 at Amazon (normally $370).
  • UE Wonderboom 2 (Deep Space) portable Bluetooth speaker for $66.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $80).
  • Beats Solo Pro Bluetooth noise-canceling on-ear headphones for $149.99 at Woot (normally $260).
  • Google Nest Audio (2-pack) smart home speaker for $149.98 at Adorama (use code at checkout: 50OFF199—normally $200).
  • TP-Link TL-SG105 5-port Gigabit desktop switch for $13.99 at Amazon (normally $20).
Eufy's Indoor Cam 2K.
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/ Eufy’s Indoor Cam 2K.

Jeff Dunn

Smart home device deals

Apple's MagSafe charger aligns easily and delivers a 15W charge to the iPhone 12.
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/ Apple’s MagSafe charger aligns easily and delivers a 15W charge to the iPhone 12.

Corey Gaskin

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Apple MagSafe Charger 15W wireless charger for iPhone 12 for $34 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $39).
  • Apple Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd gen) and iPad Air (4th gen) for $199 at Amazon (normally $289).
  • Apple Smart Folio (White) case for 10.9-inch iPad Air (4th gen) for $39 at Amazon (normally $79).
  • Aukey PB-WL03 USB-C PD portable battery with Qi wireless charging—18W USB-C PD, USB-A 20,000mAh, 10W Qi for $36.33 at Amazon (clip 10% coupon and use code: HEA8GOI6—normally $46).
  • Jackery Explorer 500 portable power station—500W, 518wH, 3x USB-A, AC, 12V car outlet for $419.99 at Amazon and Jackery (clip $80 coupon—normally $500).
  • SanDisk Ultra (400GB) UHS-I microSDXC card for $44.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Anker Powerline+ II (10ft) USB-A to Lightning cable for $15.88 at Amazon (normally $22).
  • TaoTronics TT-BR009 Bluetooth audio adapter—Bluetooth 4.2, aptX for $15.99 at Amazon (clip $10 coupon—normally $26).
VAVA's USB-C adapter combines a slim design with a useful selection of ports at a decent price.
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/ VAVA’s USB-C adapter combines a slim design with a useful selection of ports at a decent price.
  • Microsoft Surface Pen (Poppy Red) stylus for $64.99 at Amazon (normally $70).
  • Logitech Slim Folio keyboard case for iPad (8th/7th gen) for $84.99 at Amazon (normally $97).
  • LapGear Sidekick lap desk with phone holder for $14.99 at Amazon (fits up to 15.6-inch laptops—normally $20).
  • Fully Desk Chair office chair for $249 at Fully (normally $299).
  • ASTI LectroFan Classic white noise machine for $32.17 at Amazon (normally $40).
  • Philips SmartSleep (HF3520) wake-up light for $79.95 at Amazon (normally $105).
  • Vava VA-UC017 7-in-1 USB-C hub—3x USB 3.0, 100W USB-C PD, SD, microSD, HDMI (4K@30Hz) for $21.24 at Amazon (normally $25).
  • RavPower RP-PC112 61W USB-C PD wall charger for $19.99 at RavPower (use code: 112GAN—normally $28).
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