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Wyze finally upgrades the Cam Pan so its video looks as good as the Cam v3

Wyze finally upgrades the Cam Pan so its video looks as good as the Cam v3

Wyze makes some of our favorite smart home gadgets around, combining ease of use and affordability in a package most companies can't beat. We've seen three different iterations of its flagship Wyze Cam, and now we're finally getting a revision for its pan-capable big brother. The Wyze Cam Pan v2 improves on the original device in a couple of crucial ways while keeping the price affordable.

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Your local Walmart may have Wyze Cam v2s as low as $3, but you'd better hurry

Your local Walmart may have Wyze Cam v2s as low as $3, but you'd better hurry

Smart home deal seekers should grab their keys and jump in the car ASAP. Some Walmart locations are selling the Wyze Cam v2 for $5-3, seemingly fire-selling their remaining inventory now that the excellent Wyze Cam v3 has been here for a while.

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Wyze Plug Outdoor review, one month later: $17 for a smarter smart home

Wyze Plug Outdoor review, one month later: $17 for a smarter smart home

If you want cheap smart home gadgets, Wyze is increasingly at the top of the list. It has cameras, vacuums, other cameras, wearables, a smart lock, and still more cameras. They're all a bit cheaper than the competition, but that doesn't automatically make them a good deal. In the case of the new outdoor plug, though, it definitely is a good deal. For a mere $16.98 (shipping included), you can get a capable outdoor plug that integrates with Alexa and Google Assistant.

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Wyze's crazy-cheap laser-mapping robot vacuum is an even better deal at $216

Wyze's crazy-cheap laser-mapping robot vacuum is an even better deal at $216

Wyze has completely revolutionized what we expect from our smart home gear, keeping the quality consistent while bringing prices way, way down. Its first robot vacuum isn't quite as cheap as, say, the Cam v3, but it's still a value compared to similar offerings from Shark, Eufy, or iRobot. If you've had your eyes on Wyze's robovac, Walmart has it down to just $216.

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Wyze Lamp review: Dumber (and better) than you probably thought

Wyze Lamp review: Dumber (and better) than you probably thought

Wyze might be known for its smart home gadgets, but the new and unimaginatively named Floor Lamp isn't exactly "smart." There's no Assistant support, and controls are Bluetooth only (via the app and bundled remote). For a smart light, it's honestly pretty dumb. But, while I wish I could tell Google to turn it on and it could be taller, I actually like it.

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Why the hell are Google's Nest cameras so expensive?

Why the hell are Google's Nest cameras so expensive?

By all appearances, I'm Google's perfect smart home customer. I'm already deeply invested in the Assistant ecosystem, I've got tons of smart displays and speakers, and as the new owner of a house, I'm constantly in the market for little ways to update and automate things. But as I'm currently shopping for a set of smart security cameras, Google's first-party Nest hardware is at the very bottom of my list — the prices are simply ridiculous.

In the wake of Wyze's success, and with a new Nest Cam lineup apparently planned, it's time for Google to rethink its smart security camera prices.

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Wyze Lock finally gets voice control with Assistant support

Wyze Lock finally gets voice control with Assistant support

Generally speaking, we're big fans of Wyze's budget-friendly smart home gadgets around here. The company has managed to release everything from security cameras to robot vacuums while undercutting the competition along the way. And while not every single product is a hit, Wyze has still built a great ecosystem of products worth your investment. Its Android app is getting a new update this week, bringing Google Home and Assistant support to the Wyze Lock.

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Wyze announces Buds Pro with ANC, then teases an even cheaper set

Wyze announces Buds Pro with ANC, then teases an even cheaper set

Wyze has made a name for itself by selling dirt-cheap stuff that works surprisingly well, notably security cameras, lightbulbs, and other smarthome gadgets. It's recently expanded into more mobile-adjacent tech, including a full-sized set of noise-canceling headphones. The next logical step for the company is in the exploding segment of true wireless earbuds, and so here we are: the Wyze Buds Pro.

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Wyze is raising prices — again

Wyze is raising prices — again

Last year, Wyze made a whole lot of noise about how the new Cam v3 would deliver a bunch of enhancements for the same $20 price. Come launch day, the company couldn't hold true to its word, raising prices to $24 (before shipping) or requiring that you pay more on the side for a subscription service to get that original price. The company even buried those original claims regarding pricing when we called them out for it. Now Wyze is back with another price bump: The Wyze Cam v3 will cost $33. At least shipping is included this time.

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Wyze Floor Lamp is an Assistant-less lamp with a Bluetooth remote

Wyze Floor Lamp is an Assistant-less lamp with a Bluetooth remote

Our readers should be familiar with Wyze's products — if not the security cameras, at least the Assistant-integrated smart bulbs. In the latter vein, Wyze has just opened pre-orders for a new $30 (plus shipping) smart floor lamp, imaginatively named the Wyze Floor Lamp. It's a tightly focused 9W, 5'11" tall LED light on a gooseneck, paired with a Bluetooth remote that allows 11 different brightness levels.

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