I was recently contacted by a company called Kami (formerly Knowles) about reviewing the Doorbell camera. You might know Kami from their Keurig coffee makers that they manufacture under the Keurig brand. The Doorbell cameras are their latest creation and are based on their Keurig filtered-coffee line. So let’s take a closer look at Kami’s Doorbell camera and see if it lives up to expectations.
The Doorbell camera is a bit different from Kami’s other products. For one thing, it doesn’t come with a Keurig filter. You’ll have to buy that separately. Also, the Doorbell camera is wifi compatible, so you’ll need a Wi-Fi network to use it. In addition, Kami states that the Doorbell camera is the world’s slimmest doorbell with a camera. It’s about 4.8 inches high, 1.7 inches wide, and 0.6 inches thick. So it’s very thin and has a small footprint. Finally, there is a Lock mechanism built into the Doorbell camera, so you can rest assured that your children or pets won’t open the camera up and see what’s inside. This feature is nice to have, but it’s not something that’s built into most doorbell cameras. The Doorbell camera also has a motion detector, so if it sees something moving when you aren’t there, it’ll alert you automatically via text messaging or email. You’ll get a notification that there’s someone at your door.
Now let’s compare the Doorbell camera to some of Kami’s other products. In terms of dimension-wise, it’s a little smaller than their Keurig coffee makers and even smaller than their K-Cup (which is pretty tiny already) pods. It’s also significantly smaller and thinner than most doorbell cameras. This thing is really pocket-friendly. And let’s not forget about the motion detector — it’s one of the key selling points of the Doorbell camera. Unfortunately, Kami didn’t tell me how good the motion detector is, so I can’t give a reliable review. However, if you’re looking for a miniature doorbell with a camera, you could try the Doorbell camera because it is surprisingly capable for its size.
If you’re looking for a doorbell with a camera, the Doorbell camera is one of the best options because it’s relatively cheap, yet it has all the necessary features. And let’s face it — most people buy a doorbell with a camera just for the ability to watch videos of their doorbell via their cell phone. So in my opinion, it’s a no-brainer.
I have to admit that the Doorbell camera is pretty cool-looking. And I’m not just kidding because it’s a small device. The exterior of the Doorbell camera is made of plastic, which I find to be very wearable. Plus, it’s very light weight, which makes it easier to transport. The textured surface provides optimal grip for your fingers whenever you push the button to speak with the alarm company agent. The front of the Doorbell camera features the company logo, as well as a nice, seemingly precious metal, which provides a stylish accent to this mini-device.
So what else can the Doorbell camera do? Well, as I’ve stated before, this is an insignificant miniature device, and that’s about all it can do. If you’ll read the small print, you’ll see that its max resolution is only 320 × 240. For those of you who love to watch videos of your doorbell via your phone, this resolution should be fine. However, if you want to download the videos for purposes other than watching them on your phone, you’ll have to compress them significantly and reduce the quality of the video.
Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. How does the Doorbell camera perform? Well, I’ve been using it for a few days now, and so far, I’ve not had any issues. Everything seems to be working finely, including the motion detector. Also, the video quality is adequate for most purposes and should be fine for YouTube users. And let’s be honest — nobody uses YouTube to watch videos of their doorbell anyway. Most people use YouTube to share beautiful music and interesting video lectures.
Let’s evaluate the Doorbell camera in terms of value. How much does it cost? Well, for the time being, it’s selling for $30 on Kami’s website. That’s a pretty good price for a miniature doorbell with a camera. Also, if you look at the Keurig brand, you’ll see that the Doorbell camera is compatible with their filtered coffee. So if you already have a Keurig machine and are interested in the Doorbell camera, you’ll get a free Keurig filtered coffee pod when you order it. I’d say that the value pros outweigh the cons by a long shot.
The Doorbell camera is a cool little device that does just one thing and does it well — take a look at all the niceness that is the Doorbell camera! If you’re interested, you could try the Doorbell camera because it’s a good value, especially if you’re a Keurig fan. Yet if you want more functionality, you’ll have to purchase another miniature device from Kami or somebody else.