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Amazon Announces Blink XT2 Camera, Better and Cheaper than Its Predecessor

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With all the smart home announcements coming from Google I/O’s keynote, it made sense for Amazon to announce something of their own. That something is the Blink XT2, the successor to last year’s Blink XT security camera.

In a move that’s going to please a lot of people, Amazon priced the Blink XT2 security camera at $89.99, a 25% decrease in the price of the previous model.

For that, you get a 100% wire-free and weather-proof security camera that has a two-year battery life using only two AA batteries.

The Blink XT2 has motion detection and is compatible with Alexa, allowing you to watch a livestream of your porch (or other areas under surveillance) on an Echo Spot, Echo Show or Fire TV.

“Two-way talk provides added security by allowing you to have conversations with whomever is at your home. Simply use the microphone talk button in the Blink app to greet guests or scare off bad actors no matter where you are.

Blink XT2 will also store your clips for free on the cloud, so you can review or share whenever you want. Additionally, you can use the live view recording feature to capture and save any live streaming events you wish to review or share later,” says Amazon.

To be able to connect it to the Internet, you’ll however need to buy a Blink Sync Module that retails for $99 on Amazon.

Fortunately, that module will support as many Blink XT2s you want. The new security camera will start shipping on May 22.

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