Ring Video Doorbell Now Comes with Solar-Powered Stick Up Cam Option

Ring Video Doorbell Now Comes with Solar-Powered Stick Up Cam Option

I was impressed with the Ring Video Doorbell at CES where it earned one of our Best of Show awards, and later when I was able to install it and test it out during Halloween. It was a great way to see the kids' costumes before I even opened the door. And many of the kids were impressed when they saw the Ring doorbell, too.

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The folks at Ring thought it might be helpful to have a camera besides the one inside the doorbell. This way, you could observe your driveway, the mailbox, the backyard, etc. That's why they released the Stick Up Camera ($199), which gives you the option of mounting it just about anywhere, since it's wireless. That's the good news. The bad news is, you have to remember to charge it and that could be inconvenient. Now Ring offers a Solar Panel so your Ring Stick Up Camera can be located anywhere that gets at a little bit of sunlight every day. The panel connects to the Stick Up Camera by microUSB so the camera itself could still be in the shade. The Solar Panel is $49 but for a limited time, it's just $29 which is a bargain for the convenience.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.