The iconic five-year-old viral Internet princess Claire Crosby and her dad Dave Crosby brought us to the discovery of this tiny video camera. If the names are not familiar with you, check out one of their viral videos which has been viewed over 37 million here. Claire’s dad owns the Wyze cam company and we were so impressed with the video quality that we thought of giving it a try. It’s currently making a wave in the home security technology amassing more than 600,000 units sold since it became available online.
So, what’s in the box?
The package was the tiniest I’ve ever received in the mailbox. In fact, it’s the only package that we received that fit in the mailbox. Packaging was so efficient that I was really impressed how the camera, the charger, and the magnet fit in a tiny box. I downloaded the app before we got the camera so installing took only about five minutes.
The camera doesn’t work in 5G wireless connection so you need to make sure that your Wi-Fi has also 2G capability. I didn’t know this before purchasing so thankfully, we have two choices for Wi-Fi connectivity.
Considering the price which is $19.99, the tiny camera takes vivid images. In fact, 1080p full HD. It has live stream with 8X digital zoom and it also works with Alexa. The enhanced vision delivers clarity up to 30 feet away. It has also magnetic base that you can mount it anywhere.
Check out video quality here.
Whenever a motion is detected, I receive a notification on my app. Its advanced algorithm also recognizes the sound patterns of smoke alarms and CO monitors. In addition, there’s a built-in speaker and microphone to listen and talk to. A 360 degree capability is available in different unit- the Wyze Cam Pan and it might be worth a try.
With its affordable price, you can actually have several of them in your house! The picture quality is so good that I could see my husband eating jalapeno poppers and cheetos at the middle of the night even though it's pitch dark.