The Logitech Logi Circle camera was the easiest to set up, the most flexible to place, and the most intuitive to use of all the cameras we tested.A full update of this guide is coming soon, but after testing 14 more cameras, we think the Logitech Circle 2, the update to our current top pick, is the best option for most people.
To name a few: Playboy, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, re/code, NBC-Universal, CNET, Popular Science, e Bay, Mashable, Stuff, Ubergizmo, Tom’s Guide, Digital Trends, Laptop, Techlicious, and many others both extant and, well, un-extant.
If you’re on a tighter budget, or if two-way chatting on your Wi-Fi camera or geofencing isn’t important or necessary for you, the Blink camera costs about half as much as our other picks.
It’s also the only Wi-Fi camera model we’ve come across that’s designed to run on batteries (up to two years on two rechargeable AAs), which vastly increases its placement options, and it’s the only camera with a built-in video light to illuminate pitch-dark rooms. The Nest Cam is also a worthy camera, but with caveats.
And unlike local-storage cameras, that footage is uploaded to the cloud storage of some corporation and subject to their privacy policies and other legalese.
For some folks, this presents a highly scuzzy creepiness factor for both spy-ee and spy-er.
It offers some of the best audio and video performance, works with more smart-home devices than any other camera we reviewed, and includes an easy-to-use app and decent geofencing.