The holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching and the deals have begun pouring in. One of the better ones we’ve seen thus far is this Ring Video Doorbell 2 bundle on Amazon. It includes a second-gen Ring video doorbell with motion-activated alerts, HD video streaming and two-way communication, and an Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker for just $140.
Ring Video Doorbell 2 features:
- 1080HD video with live view
- Motion-activated push alerts to your PC, tablet or phone
- Two-way talk so you can hear and speak to visitors remotely
- Alexa support so you can control the Ring using voice commands
- Removable battery packs
- Interchangeable faceplates to match your decor
Echo Dot 2 Smart Speaker features:
- A voice-controlled speaker with Alexa built-in
- Plays music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and more
- Call or message family and friends hands-free
- Control lights, locks, thermostats, and more with your voice
- Audio out jack for connecting to bigger speaker
- Alexa has knowledge of over 50K skills
- 7 built-in far-field microphones for across-the-room voice pickup
The Ring Video Doorbell really is the perfect combination of security and convenience. Whether you’re combining this device with others (such as a smart door lock, so once you’ve verified a visitor’s identity, you can choose to let them in), looking to dip your toes in the smart home space for the first time, or looking at this as a gift, you really can’t go wrong here.
Note: As always, shipping is free with Amazon Prime. For those of you who aren’t a Prime member, you can still get free shipping by signing up for a 1-month free trial here.