Dealmaster: Grab a Ring video doorbell for $100
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Amazon on Thursday announced it has sealed its acquisition of smart home device-maker Ring, and to celebrate, the company is doing a very Amazon thing and slashing the price of its latest gadget. The company now lists the original Ring Video Doorbell for $99, which is about $80 off its going rate over the last few months.
Now, this isn’t the most robust video doorbell on the market—or even in Ring’s lineup—but it still does the basics of video doorbell-ing well enough for those new to this type of device. It shoots in 720p, it’s relatively easy to set up, with its own rechargeable battery, and it works with Amazon’s Alexa assistant.
Ring still requires you to pay a $3 a month (or $30 a year) subscription if you want to record videos and view them back in the cloud, which is a bummer, but the lowered starting price does make up for that somewhat. Also note that you may have to wait a few extra days for some color options to ship as of this writing; the $100 price is locked in either way, though.