Some of us still remember penny candy and dime stores. Now, many so-called dollar stores no longer limit themselves to items that cost $1 and less. While inflation continues its frustrating course, technology is becoming more accessible to the masses. Just like $100 goes further in Grenada than in Paris, it goes further in the technology store than in a 5-star restaurant — the opposite of what we would have said just a few years ago. Now, for under $100, you can get a lot more technology than you could for the same $100, 10 years ago. Or even 10 months ago. One of the newest additions to that category is the X10 Linked LI2 Wireless HD IP Stick Camera.
What You Get with the LI2
In short, your X10 LI2 Camera comes with a quick-start guide, power adapter, and 8GB microSD card. The LI2 is one of the first cameras of its caliber to fly beneath that $100 price point, making its list of features quite impressive. The X10 Linked LI2 Wireless HD IP Stick Camera includes the capability of taking 720p HD Video, communicating via 2-way audio (thanks to a Receptive Microphone and Loud Internal Speaker), and recording video via either a local microSD card or your iPhone or Android smartphone. (In a previous blog post, we’ve shared a more extensive explanation of the features of the LI2.) With sensitive motion Sensors and 14 IR sensors for clear night vision, you can be alerted whenever there’s any activity within your camera’s field of vision. Mounting is easy, with a swivel joint and ultra-strong magnetic base, along with a screw-in mountable base option.
What You Don’t Get with the LI2
Some things you don’t get with the LI2 include the need for professional installation, expensive equipment, or extensive service plans. Like all X10 Home Security and Home Automation products, you can set up your LI2 yourself in only minutes. Since it uses your home’s existing WiFi signal and existing electrical wiring, all you have to do is plug in the camera and run the app on your iPhone or Android device, following the voice-directed setup provided on both the app and the camera. Installation even includes linking your camera with your smartphone using a method easier than scanning a QR code. So if you’re looking for a way to add home security without having to pay monthly fees or hire professionals, the LI2 is definitely an option for you to consider.
What can you do with an extra $100? You could invest it, go out for a pretty nice meal, or use it to buy a single pair of Levi’s on your next trip to Dubai. Better yet, you could harness your super hero powers and buy an LI2 Camera. We’re pretty sure you know what the best choice would be, but it’s totally your call. Choose wisely.
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