The Gadgeteer has told you about some WiFi-connected doorbells that allow you to answer the door from anywhere in the world, but what if you just want to see and talk to the person at the door before you open the door? The Doorphone 870 (SWHOM-DP870C)from Swann shows you color video and allows 2-way conversation with the person ringing the doorbell. The outdoor camera has a 60⁰ viewing angle and gives you a good look at people up to 13 feet away from the camera; IR LEDs gives you clear night vision, too. The video monitor has a 3.5″ 320 x 240 screen and a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. It comes with 50-ft of cable and instructions, so you can install the camera yourself. It’s available now from TigerDirect, B&H, Amazon, and Fry’s for $149.99. (You don’t even have to wait for a crowdfunded project to meet funding goals and enter production!)
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