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The YI Dome is a $49 home surveillance camera that does things most cameras can’t

Published Jan 26th, 2017 4:19PM EST

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The Nest Cam is a nifty little $180 home security camera that can stream HD video from your house or apartment to any iPhone or Android phone. Sweet. The YI Dome Camera is also a nifty little home security camera that can stream HD video from your house or apartment to any iPhone or Android phone… but that’s only the beginning. You can also use the free app on your phone to make this cool little cam pan, tilt and zoom, giving you the ability to scan an entire room from one position. Oh, and did we mention it’s only $49?

Here are some key details from the product page:

  • 720p 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.
  • No subscription fee local storage: Secure your videos on a micro SD card allowing you to access your video content and history anytime. Supports Class 4 and above 4-32GB capacity. A 32GB MicroSD can hold up to 80-hour-long video with continuous or motion detected recordings. Available soon: YI Cloud Service for convenient cloud storage, transmission, and storage with latest and maximum security protocol.
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