Logi Cir­cle

Keep­ing an eye on your home’s se­cu­rity is ac­ces­si­ble and fun

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This in­ter­net-con­nected home se­cu­rity cam­era’s de­sign and com­pan­ion app are full of en­gag­ing fea­tures that make fil­ter­ing through the day’s hap­pen­ings much eas­ier and, dare we say, much more fun than any other home se­cu­rity cam­era that’s avail­able.

It’s fixed to a stand, which gives it sta­bil­ity and al­lows it to tilt for­ward and back with about 90 de­grees of free­dom. You can sit the Cir­cle on any flat sur­face, or mount it to a wall. A dock is in­cluded, which feeds the Cir­cle with power. You can go dock­free, but the in­ter­nal bat­tery doesn’t last long and there’s not much rea­son to, con­sid­er­ing that the USB ca­ble is three me­tres in length.

Set­ting up the cam­era is a cinch. Down­load the app and the cam­era will join your Wi-Fi net­work, which al­lows it to beam footage to the app, no mat­ter your lo­ca­tion. The cam­era sen­sor is ca­pa­ble of HD cap­ture in both light and dark rooms; when the lights go out, it au­to­mat­i­cally flips on night vi­sion mode.

The Logi Cir­cle is man­aged through its com­pan­ion app. It al­lows you to make sev­eral ad­just­ments to the cam­era. You can zoom in/out, turn off the LED indi­ca­tor, and mute the mic. You can even chat into your phone, con­vers­ing with who­ever’s near the cam­era. The only po­ten­tial wrin­kle is that it that se­lec­tively saves clips – if noth­ing’s hap­pen­ing, it just deletes the video.

It also doesn’t back up footage by de­fault, and that may not ap­peal to some, but the cam­era is easy to set up and the app is a joy to use. Cameron Faulkner

The Logi Cir­cle fea­tures

a rather at­trac­tive, un­ob­tru­sive de­sign.

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