DropCam Echo

Dropcam bills their products as small, easy to setup and affordable wireless home monitoring systems.  Their latest offering is the Dropcam Echo.  It’s a essentially a wireless webcam that connects to your home’s router over WiFi – it just needs to be plugged in.  They’ve produced an iPhone app as well as a web interface that allows you to access the video feed complete with sound from any where you’ve got an Internet connection.  For a small monthly fee you can record up to 1 month of footage to Dropcam’s cloud storage service, or set the camera to detect motion and ‘push’ an alert to your iPhone or send an email containing a snap shot and playable footage.

Can’t wait to monitor the baby sitter?  Good, because the Dropcam Echo is available now for $279 with additional features rolling out this summer.

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."