Ring’s new $199 video doorbell lets you swap out batteries to recharge


Connected doorbell startup Ring has launched a brand new version of its security-focused video device, one that promises higher quality video and makes it easier for users to recharge their battery.

Up until now, Ring has offered two versions of its video-enabled doorbell — the $179 Video Doorbell and the $249 Video Doorbell Pro. The latter offers a number of advantages over the cheaper incarnation, including 1080p HD video (compared to 720p) and interchangeable faceplates. However, the Video Doorbell Pro has to be hardwired into an existing doorbell, whereas the cheaper version sports a built-in rechargeable battery and can work on any home out of the box.

With the Ring Video Doorbell 2, the company has cherrypicked features from both existing doorbells and thrown in some new smarts for good measure. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 comes with 1080p HD video for clearer recordings and streams and includes interchangeable faceplates similar to the Pro. But unlike the Pro, it can also now work from a battery, though the user can still elect to hardwire the device if they wish. Moreover, the rechargeable battery is also removable,…

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