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Gabe Turner: Hi, everyone. This is Gabe at Security Baron. Today, we're talking about the Logitech Circle 2 black friday indoor and outdoor security camera. If you'd like to check out any of our other reviews, Google "Security Baron + Home Security Cameras." If you have any questions about today's review, leave a comment below. You might be familiar with Logitech, as they are a Swiss consumer-electronic company that has made things from wireless headphones, to keyboards, to what we're talking about today, home security cameras. Logitech claims and has a pretty impressive feature set for the Circle 2. It talks about its 1080p high-definition video with night vision and a 180-degree field of view. The smart time-lapse day brief, which condenses the videos that it takes every 24 hours until one easily viewable clip in your app. It also talks about having two-way audio, cloud storage, and motion detection. They also discussed the fact that they have unlimited streaming for up to five cameras, smart alerts, person detection, and an easy set-up. Taking out of the box, at least for me, I like the nifty design of the Logitech Circle 2. It has a metal ball mount that allows you to move it around. While it is made of plastic, the camera, which attaches to the base by a magnet, is actually weighty and solid. This rubberized plastic around the camera itself gives it a nice feel. Even though I know it's plastic, I feel as if it can withstand whatever directions I put it in. I can even rotate the camera itself here. What you'll also note is that near the metal ball mount, there is a long -- 10 feet long, to be exact -- cord. This is not detachable. It does allow for you to maybe place it outside even if that may be a little difficult because while it is 10-feet long, it's not 20 feet long. Of course, it has this black metallic face. If you notice this circle here, it does illuminate. You can get magenta, yellow, blue, depending on what's going on. If it's pairing, when it's connecting to WiFi, when you're resetting it. That, by the way, resetting is done here with this button. You'll hold this for about nine seconds. That will allow you to reset the Circle 2. Of course, the bottom is a bit of a reflection of the top with this rubberized piece here that allows you to mount it pretty easily. We should also mention that not only is it a nice-looking design, but it's also rather hardy. The Circle 2 can withstand temperatures all the way down to -4 degrees Fahrenheit or -20 degrees Celsius up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit or 50 degrees Celsius. We've now seen what Logitech has claimed. Let's see how the Circle 2 fares against the Security Baron necessary features test. The Logitech Circle 2 comes with what is now a standard 1080p high-definition video. Of course, that 1080p can be amplified by the eight times digital zoom. Now, its original video will have come formatted as 720. You can definitely amplify that up. Just be cautious of what that'll do to bandwidth and things in your home. Something that we loved about the Circle 2 is its 180-degree field of view. We think this is a impressive feature. However, some users complained that the 180-degree field of view tends to give their videos a bit of a fisheye effect. We don't mind it as much. That's just something to consider if you don't like that perspective. When it comes to video quality, we've got to give the Logitech Circle 2 thumbs up. The Logitech Circle 2 comes with the ability to both talk and listen. It has a microphone and speaker so that you can talk to anyone in your home, which is actually useful when you're thinking about two-way audio for reassuring a pet when you've left the house for a moment or telling a visitor where something is. You can actually see what they're doing and tell them where to go or to warn them about something in the room. So, in terms of two-way audio, we give Logitech Circle 2 great marks. When it comes to night mode on the Circle 2, there's definitely room for improvement. We hope that Logitech and the Circle 3, or whatever the next iteration, thinks a little bit more about how they can make a more robust night-vision experience. They claim that it can see up to 15 feet. We thought that within just 10 feet, the images begin to get blurry. It's not the worst night mode, of course, that we've seen here in the office, but it's definitely not the best. In terms of night mode, we're not going to give it full marks. Another Security Baron necessary feature is cloud and local storage options. The Circle 2 doesn't have any local storage options, but it does have a variety of cloud ones.
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