Whether you’re away at work or on vacation, a security camera can offer some extra peace of mind by allowing you to keep an eye on your pet, packages, and other valuables at home. And right now, one of the least expensive security cameras you can buy is even more affordable. Normally $39.99, the new Blink Mini 2 is down to just $29.99 ($10 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target, which is the first deal we’ve seen on the wired camera since it launched last month. You can also buy it at Amazon with a weather-resistant adapter for just $39.98 ($10 off).

While the Blink Mini 2 remains a basic 1080ps camera like its predecessor, it’s now a lot more useful if you’re already locked into the Amazon ecosystem. You can use it outside thanks to its IP65 weatherproofing, though you will need the aforementioned Blink Weather Resistant Power Adapter to do so. We wish it came with features like rich notifications and sound detection, but it’s still an excellent upgrade with better image and audio quality, USB-C power, and a wider field of view (143 degrees versus 110) for seeing more of your room or porch. At the same time, it continues to offer support for features like two-way audio and motion alerts, along with an adjustable design that’s easy to mount to a wall.

Unfortunately, like its predecessor, you also still have to pay $3 a month for cloud storage and to take advantage of features like the new person detection setting. (Opting for the optional Sync Module 2 will only help you avoid cloud storage fees.) Still, that’s cheaper than buying cloud storage from rivals like Ring, Arlo, and Google. Plus, unlike with Ring’s cameras, you can still arm and disarm the camera for free.


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