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New Ring and Blink cams bring extended range, battery life, 3D motion detection

Amazon’s fall devices event not only brought AI features to Alexa and a host of new Echo devices; it also ushered a fresh batch of cameras and accessories from Ring and Blink, both of which are owned by Amazon. And if you’ve been looking for a low-cost outdoor camera equipped with powerful floodlights, today’s your lucky day! Here’s everything we know about the new hardware so far.

Blink Outdoor 4 Floodlight Camera

Blink's Outdoor 4 flood light has built-in LED illumination.
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An all-new Blink camera will be available for our driveways and garages on October 17. Priced at $160 and available for preorder now, the Blink Outdoor 4 Floodlight Camera augments the classic Outdoor 4 with built-in floodlights for enhanced nighttime footage. Like existing Blink hardware, users will also be able to control and customize camera settings through the Blink app. While further details are a bit scarce at this time, we’ll be sure to update this post and others once we hear more.

Ring Stick Up Cam Pro

The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro on display the 2023 Amazon Fall Devices and Services event.
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The all-new Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is bringing some big innovations to one of Ring’s smallest cameras. While 3D Motion Detection has been a feature you can find on other Ring products, from the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 to the Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, it will now be incorporated into the Stick Up Cam Pro, giving users bird’s-eye capabilities and improved motion performance. You’ll also be able to install the Stick Up Cam both indoors and outdoors, and can personalize the surveillance peripheral using the Ring app.

The Ring Stick-Up Cam Pro will sell for $180, and is available for preorder today.

Blink Sync Module Pro

The Blink Sync Module Pro.
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The Blink Sync Module Pro is a revamped version of Blink’s Sync Module that delivers expanded Wi-Fi coverage for Blink Outdoor 4 cameras. The Sync Module Pro can also act as the cloud-based brain of your Blink ecosystem, allowing you to store footage on a microSD card (sold separately), which can be accessed via smartphone or computer.

For those interested in the aforementioned Blink Outdoor 4 Floodlight, the Blink Sync Module Pro would be the perfect accessory to purchase alongside your new Blink camera.

Blink Outdoor 4 Battery Extension Pack

The inside of the Blink Outdoor 4 battery extension hosts four replaceable lithium batteries.
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You’d think up to two years of battery life would be sufficient for most owners of the Outdoor 4, but Blink wants to push that to four years with this battery expansion pack, which will sell for $30 when it debuts on October 17. It clips on to your existing camera to make a sort of battery sandwich.

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