In smart-home and tech circles, the word "ring" likely refers to something other than a circular shape, a piece of jewelry or an audible chime.
Ring is a video doorbell from a home automation company of the same name. The company offers a few different video doorbells. The basic concept of all the models is the same -- attach them to the exterior of your doorframe in place of your traditional doorbell and connect them to the internet. Then, you can see and talk to anyone who comes to the door via a video call.
The $200polished a lot of the rough edges of the company's original product called (at the time, the company was called BOT Home Automation). This Ring still experienced lag and spotty video feeds, and it only earned .
The $250offers a slimmed down design to better fit your doorframe along with high-definition video. It earned , as you still have to pay for cloud storage of your video.
The $200also earned . It's bigger, like the original, but sports an easily removable battery if you don't want to wire it to your doorframe.
You should also consider the competition: The $200is our current favorite if you're looking for a video doorbell.