Blink, maker of affordable security cameras for smart homes, just announced its cheapest model yet -- the $35 Blink Mini. Unlike previous Blink cameras, like the battery-powered, outdoor-rated XT2, the Blink Mini is an indoor camera that requires a power adapter.
Here's an overview of the Blink Mini:
- Indoor camera
- $35 for one camera, or $65 for two
- Requires power adapter
- Does not require a Blink Sync Module (unlike Blink's other cameras)
- 1080p HD live streaming
- Motion zones
- Two-way talk
- Support for Alexa-enabled smart displays (to see live view or watch recorded clips) and smart speakers (to arm/disarm)
- Free cloud storage trial through Dec. 31, 2020
After the cloud storage trial ends, users have the option to sign up for a subscription plan, starting at $3 per month (or $30 per year). A next-gen Blink Sync Module 2, available later this year, will be compatible with the Blink Mini as a local storage alternative to the Blink cloud storage plan. The Sync Module 2 will also retail for $35.
Amazon purchased startup Blink in 2017, with promises to unveil a $99 Blink Video Doorbell that has yet to hit stores. It currently sells the $80 Blink Indoor camera and the $100 Blink XT2, both battery-powered cameras.
The Blink Mini is available for preorder now on Amazon and will start shipping April 15.