Blink has launched two new connected cameras and returned to its formula of budget wire-free cams.
The Blink Indoor and Blink Outdoor look to replace the older Blink XT cameras, but offer two years of battery life on a pair of AA batteries.
And that can double to four years, if you add the new Blink expansion pack which costs $30.
They join the relatively new Blink Mini, a superb $34.99 indoor camera that requires connection to the mains.
Being an Amazon-owned company, naturally the new Blink cameras play nicely with Alexa and connected smart home devices.
The Blink Indoor retails for $79.99 and is available for pre-order now. Extra cameras sold without the Sync Module 2 cost $69.99.
The IPX7 rated Blink Outdoor shares identical battery life, recording quality and features, but retails at $99.99, for the privilege of withstanding the elements.
It‚Äôs a cheaper alternative to Arlo, which launched its hub-less Arlo Essential at $129.99.
Blink Indoor/Outdoor specs
The design of the Blink Indoor and Outdoor cameras are familiar, looking much the same as the XT.
Both cameras feature 1080p recording, a relatively narrow 110 degrees field of view, and night vision. You also get two way talk, via the microphone and speaker.
Blink was one of the more generous companies with free storage, but it‚Äôs slowly moving customers to the traditional subscription model.
If you buy a Blink Indoor or Outdoor you will get free storage up until 30 December 2020, after which it will be $3 per month for each camera.
You can also opt to use the Sync Module 2, which ships with your Blink Indoor/Outdoor, which enables you to store clips locally. Just attach a USB key and you can store clips for free, and avoid sending potentially private videos to the cloud.
The new Blink cameras will be shipped later this month.