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The Wyze Smart Home Starter Bundle has everything you need for $69 – CNET


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Everything you need to smarten up your home, all for just $79.


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Wyze makes some amazing low-cost smart-home gear, including a $20 security camera that’s a Cheapskate and CNET favorite. Deals are rare, unsurprisingly, because this stuff is already selling at razor-thin margins. That’s what makes this an unexpected and welcome surprise: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Home Depot has the Wyze Smart Home Starter Pack for $69. That’s $30 off the original price and about $20 less than buying everything separately.

Shipping is free, by the way, though you might also be able to pick it up right away from your local Home Depot brick-and-mortar. I should also note that Wyze proper is offering free shipping right now on orders of $33 or more.

The starter pack includes a variety of items:

  • The original Wyze Cam, a simple but effective security camera that supports two-way audio, night vision and more. It comes with a 32GB microSD card for local video storage.
  • Three Wyze Bulbs, all of them compatible with Alexa, Google and IFTTT. Read CNET’s Wyze Bulb review to learn more.
  • Two Wyze Plugs, basic smart plugs you can use with things like lamps and space heaters. Read CNET’s Wyze Plug hands-on to learn more.
  • The Wyze Sense kit, which consists of a module that plugs into the back of the camera, a motion sensor and and a pair of door and window sensors. Those last for up to a year on built-in batteries. Worth noting: Wyze proper is no longer selling this kit, as there’s apparently a newer version coming soon. 

So, yeah, you get a little of everything. You can add more stuff piecemeal as needed; Wyze now offers a more advanced camera (the Wyze Cam Pan, which sells for a measly $30), a smart lock ($100) and more.

I’ve used several of the Wyze products; they all work really well, due in part to a great app that makes everything easy to manage. The Starter Pack was already a compelling deal at $79; now it’s a little better still.

Your thoughts?

Originally published earlier this year. Updated to reflect new sale price. Removed expired bonus deal.


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