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Oco is back at CES with an all-new security camera

Not sold on fee-based cloud video subscriptions? The all-new Oco2 camera lets you choose between local and remote server storage.

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We reviewed the original Oco HD Wi-Fi Camera last March, a live-streaming HD model with a low monthly cloud storage fee. Now the team behind it is back at CES with Oco2, their next-generation security camera.

Oco2 is priced at $149. International pricing isn't available yet, but it roughly converts to £100 or AU$210.

Aside from a clear design update -- the previous Oco cam used the same third-party manufacturer as ArcSoft's Simplicam -- Oco2 also offers a new storage option. Oco2 is also equipped with a microSD card slot so you can save footage locally. This allows you to if you want to store your own video clips rather than sign up for to a fee-based cloud subscription.

This hybrid storage feature isn't exactly new, though. Models like the Ezviz Mini already offer both and iSmartAlarm's Spot, Netgear's Arlo Q and Icontrol's Piper NV all offer free cloud storage. Still, it's a definite improvement for Oco.

Other key features include:

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Motion and audio alerts
  • Night vision
  • Two-way talk through a built-in speaker and microphone
  • App for Android and iOS

Oco2 is expected to go on sale this spring, so check back soon for updates.

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