Want to watch your surroudings? The Arlo Pro 3 wants to help you do just that

While the camera’s from Nest and Ring are definitely the known names out there (and, well, Ring has some problems), they’re not the only ones out there. In fact, Arlo lays claim to the most popular wireless camera brand out there, and they announced earlier today their newest, the Arlo Pro 3.

Wireless cameras are key, as it means you can mount them wherever you want (or even move them) without having to run cabling all over the place. Not content to just have that flexiblity, the Arlo Pro 3 also brings the following to the table:

  • 2K UHD image resolution 
  • 160-degree viewing angle 
  • Integrated siren and spotlight 
  • Color night vision 
  • 2-Way full duplex for audio
  • Magnetic mount for more flexible mounting solutions 
  • Weatherproof magnetic charging cable
  • All-new SmartHub BaseStation 
  • A free 3-month trial to Arlo Smart included with purchase

If the Arlo Pro 3 is wireless, how does it actually operate? Via a rechargeable battery tucked into that sleek case. The charging cable is weatherproof, so conceivable you could charge it in-place, or even have it sort of hard-wired into your house power.

With the 160-degree viewing able, night-vision, and “mount anywhere” capability, the Arlo Pro 3 looks like everything you’d want from a camera. While they do have a premium service (for storing recordings) it’s not sometihng you have to use. And, should you have other home automation services in your setup, this will play nicely there as well (Alexa, Apple Homekit, Google Assistant, and IFTTT). Pricing starts at $499.99 for a 2-camera system, and add-on cameras will run $199.99 from arlo.com

Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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