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The awesome home camera you can pan and zoom from your phone is just $40 today

Published Apr 3rd, 2018 11:24AM EDT

OK, we have to take a moment to apologize. Just last week, we told you how awesome the Yi Dome Camera is. We have nothing to apologize for there, of course — it really is awesome! This affordable home security camera is about one-third the price of a Nest Cam, but it has an awesome feature you won’t find on any Nest product: You can pan around a room or zoom in and out using the app on your iPhone or Android phone, meaning one camera can see every nook and cranny in any room. The thing we need to apologize for is the fact that we had no idea it was going to be Amazon’s deal of the day this week, dropping the cam’s price to its lowest point in a long time. If you bought a Yi Dome Camera last week, email Amazon and see if they’re willing to issue a partial refund. And if you didn’t buy one last week, definitely grab one (or several) at today’s $40.59 sale price. Trust us, it’s not going to be this low again anytime soon.

Here are some more details from the product page:

  • 1080p High-definition, 112° wide-angle advanced glass lens combined with 345° horizontal & 115° vertical rotation range create a complete 360° coverage. Advanced night vision with 8 built-in 940nm infrared LED beads extend the viewing distance to 3 meters in pitch dark with no light pollution, so your baby or pet will not be disturbed by LED glare.
  • Responsive and advanced microphone with a built-in anti-noise filter for a clear 2-way Audio experience. Intercom Mode: one party to talk and listen at a time or Hands-free Mode: both parties talk and listen freely for maximum flexibility.
  • Receive real-time Activity Alerts while you’re out. 10-sec motion tracking records and centers the moving object. Bookmark your favorite positions (up to 8) and return to them at the tap of a button. Select Auto-Cruise to survey the area 360° horizontally or cruise your bookmarks, suitable for large areas that need a quick scan (and tracks moving objects).
  • YI Dome integrates with your YI Home family in one simple interface. User-friendly and intuitive app to customize your settings: activity alerts, auto-cruise, bookmarks, camera sharing, customize schedules, and more. Supports connectivity to a large number of devices with the same app/account for maximum convenience. Available for iOS and Android.
  • Supports YI Cloud to avoid the risk of losing footage from a SD card, ensure all your videos are safe and protected. We provide the most efficient compression and the highest protection of data, so you can be sure that your footage is secure. Reliable Wi-Fi connectivity to access your camera with YI Home App on mobile device, and YI Home App on PC* at anytime, anywhere. Built-in support for 802.11b/g/n 2.4Ghz (5Ghz currently not supported) Wi-Fi band. *PC App is for viewing only
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Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.