Prime Day 2020 security camera deals: Blink Mini for $25, Ring Video Doorbell 3 bundle for $240

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

 Amazon Prime Day is here, and if you’re raring to bag yourself a deal on a security camera there are lots of options available. We’ve got all of the best Prime Day deals covered elsewhere, but we’re here to talk exclusively on home security cameras. There are some great savings to be had on products from Ring and Blink — we especially like the Ring Video Doorbell 3 with Echo Dot bundle for $240.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for right now be sure to check back — we’ll be updating the deals as Prime Day goes on.

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The Blink Mini is one of the Amazon brand’s newer indoor security cameras — and it typically costs

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Canon, Sony, Nikon, Arlo & Ring Camera Sales Tracked by Spending Lab

Amazon Prime Day camera deals for 2020, featuring Nikon, Canon & Sony DSLR cameras, Logitech webcams, and Ring, Blink & Arlo security camera offers

Amazon Prime Day security camera, webcam and DSLR camera deals are underway. Compare the top savings on webcams from Logitech, DSLR and mirrorless cameras from Canon, Sony and Nikon, and security cams from Arlo, Blink and Ring. Check out the best deals using the links below.

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One of the biggest online shopping events of the year, Amazon’s Prime Day sale offers steep discounts on a wide range of

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Best of the Prime Day 2020 security camera deals: $25 for a Blink Mini, $240 for a Ring Video Doorbell 3/Echo Dot Bundle

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day starts shortly, but if you’re looking to beat the rush, there are lots deals already available. We’re covering all of the best Prime Day deals before Amazon Prime Day officially begins, but I’ll be focusing exclusively on home security cameras in this post. Ring, Blink and others have announced some discounts ahead of Prime Day — and I’ll continue to update this list as more sales hit over the coming days. 

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The Blink Mini is one of the Amazon brand’s newer indoor security cameras — and it typically costs $35. Now, with a $10 discount, you can snag one for just $25. It’s similar to the Wyze Cam Indoor, but doesn’t have free cloud storage. 

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Best Early Ring, Blink, Nest, Arlo & Philips Hue Savings Tracked by Deal Stripe

The top early Nest, Arlo, Ring, Blink & Philips Hue deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020, featuring the top security camera and smart home device discounts

Find the top early smart home automation and home security camera deals for Amazon Prime Day, together with all the best deals on Ring Floodlight Cams & Doorbells, Ring Alarm, Google Nest Cam & Thermostat, Arlo Indoor & Outdoor Cams, Philips Hue lighting kits, and Blink compact cameras. Links to the top deals are listed below.

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The new Ring Always Home Camera is a security disaster in the making

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I have two Ring doorbells at my house and they are far from perfect. The delay and the poor excuse for a mobile app has caused me to actually miss deliveries, but they do a pretty good job of making sure we see who’s visited and can (most of the time) answer the door before the visitor or delivery person shrugs and walks away. The batteries last a good while and the cloud subscription price isn’t so much that our bottom line really feels it.

Other than the network delay between the Ring doorbell, the mobile app, and the Ring Chime, my biggest complaint is the speed at which Ring deploys updates. In fact, the Ring app doesn’t even tell you which version of the firmware it uses. Instead, it just says Up To Date. 

You’d think a company focused on security would make it more apparent. Given

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‘Elden Ring’ Platform, Release Date Leaked Online

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  • The action adventure game may be released on Aug. 15, 2022
  • Information drought and delay allegedly due to COVID-19
  • The game was listed on Amazon Germany with Sony’s next-generation gaming console PS5

More than a year after the epic trailer launch of “Elden Ring”, the fans of the open-world adventure game finally has something to cheer about. A leak following a recent update from gaming studio From Software may have spilled the gaming platform and release date of the much-awaited title, which features input by Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin.

Based on the new leak shared on Reddit and Imgur, “Elden Ring” is scheduled to release on Aug. 15, 2022. The game was listed on Amazon Germany with Sony’s next-generation gaming console PS5 as its only release platform. The listing has now been removed from the retailer’s site.

“Elden Ring” was unveiled at E3 2018

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Is Amazon’s new flying drone camera private? What we know about Ring Always Home Cam

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The Ring Always Home Cam is a security drone that flies around the inside of your house.


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What if your security camera wasn’t fixed to a wall, but free to move around your house and check from room to room while you’re away from home? Does that sound wonderful, creepy or something in between? However you feel about it, it’s the premise of Amazon’s new Ring Always Home Cam, a security camera that’s — get this — also a drone that flies around the inside of your house shooting video it then can stream or upload to the cloud.

Wait, what?

You read that right. Amazon announced its new flying security camera alongside updated Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers and a mailbox sensor, but this out-of-the-box approach

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Wyze’s new $30 doorbell camera takes on Ring and other video doorbell makers

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Wyze adds a doorbell and a thermostat to its growing lineup.


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Wyze makes a variety of affordable connected home devices, including the $20 Wyze Cam Indoor the $8 Wyze Bulb and others. Its products aren’t particularly revolutionary, but it tends to offer a lot of the same features and performance as competitors for significantly less money. The startup is continuing that trend with two new smart home product announcements: the Wyze Video Doorbell and the Wyze Thermostat. 

Wyze’s Video Doorbell costs $30 — by far the least expensive one I’ve ever come across — and is available for preorder now. The company hasn’t provided pricing for the thermostat yet, but expect something similarly affordable. The Wyze Thermostat will be available for preorder starting Oct. 6. 

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The Wyze Video Doorbell shares a lot of features and specs with the Wyze Cam Indoor, but it comes in

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Luna, a Ring camera drone, new Alexa features: Everything Amazon announced this fall

Amazon surprised us at its Fall Devices and Services event with its new Luna cloud-gaming service, along with the expected updates to its line of Echo, Fire TV and Ring products. The event helps Amazon generate buzz as we roll into the holiday shopping season, and for the first time, Prime Day. (The annual sale is usually held in July, but this year it is slated to start on Oct. 13.) That means putting Alexa everywhere — inside homes and out — and addressing privacy concerns, which were big storylines in 2019 for both Ring and Alexa. In today’s life-at-home existence, with millions of us hunkered down for the long haul, the connected house concepts that Amazon has been developing for years have become more relevant than ever. 

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The company’s Echo and Fire TV products will be its first to earn sustainability badges, and

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Amazon’s Ring drone camera sets a bad precedent for privacy

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Ring’s Always Home Cam features a camera below its propellors, which will be covered when docked.


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Amazon’s fall hardware event has come and gone, and as usual, it delivered a jetstream of announcements, including new Echo smart speakers, an all-new cloud gaming platform and — perhaps most interestingly — a flying camera drone from Amazon’s home security brand, Ring. Yes, the Ring Always Home Cam can literally undock, hover into a given room and record footage of, say, a break-in.

Depending on your point of view, Ring’s new drone cam could be a symbol of a shining, robotic future, or it could be a harbinger of darker days ahead. Ring insists its new camera is secure and private, and with a launch date of “early 2021” you won’t have to worry about it this year, but regardless of the particulars at release, the Always Home Cam is a bad

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