Today’s best deals: Eufy indoor security camera, Apple gift cards, and more

Ars-Technica

It’s time for another Dealmaster. The latest update to our roundup of the web’s best tech deals includes a great price on Eufy’s Solo IndoorCam C24. Normally priced around $40, the Anker sub-brand indoor security camera is now up to $30 on Amazon when you clip a coupon on the page. This offer matches the best price we’ve seen in the past year and is within $2 of the lowest price we’ve tracked.

We’ve recommended the IndoorCam C24 in previous gift guides; it used to be called “Indoor Cam 2K”, but it’s still great value for money. It captures clear and reasonably smooth 2K resolution video day or night, with a solid if not spectacular 125-degree field of view and 8X digital zoom. You can save your recordings locally to a microSD card or NAS (via RTSP), through the cloud through a reasonably priced subscription plan (which from $3/month or $30/year), or by Apple HomeKit Secure Video service. The device also supports Alexa and the Google Assistant in addition to HomeKit.

Eufy’s app is easy to use and packed with common sense features. You can manually save a screenshot or clip, trigger an alarm function remotely, or use a built-in mic and speaker to issue real-time alerts. The IndoorCam C24 detects motion well and alerts you accordingly, but you can also use the app to set up designated activity zones and adjust motion detection sensitivity. The camera can also detect pets and specific sounds like a baby crying, and there’s a Internet portal for live viewing.

The IndoorCam C24 isn’t the most premium hardware; it has a plastic finish and a base that cannot rotate too much. It doesn’t always run in 2K either. If you’re recording to the cloud, using a NAS or HomeKit, or opting for continuous recording (instead of the camera’s default mode, where it only records clips when it detects motion), you’ll be downgraded. at 1080p. This video will not look wrong, but the downgrade makes the IndoorCam C24 a little less remarkable, so it’s best paired with a microSD card. A 128GB card should get you around 30 hours of 2K video recordings.

All told, that’s still a lot of camera for under $40. Not everyone needs an indoor security camera, but if you want to keep an eye on your spot while you’re on the go, the IndoorCam C24 is a solid solution at a great price.

If you don’t need another camera in your home, however, our roundup of deals also includes a promotion at Target that gives you $10 bonus store credit when you purchase a $100 Apple Gift Card, several lower than normal prices on Samsung’s recommended SSDs and microSD cards, the best prices we’ve tracked on the latest MacBooks Apple Pro, lots of discounts on video games, and more. Check out our full list below.

Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this posting through affiliate programs.

Featured offers of the day

Eufy's Solo IndoorCam C24 delivers crisp video without breaking the bank.
Enlarge / Eufy’s Solo IndoorCam C24 delivers crisp video without breaking the bank.

Jeff Dunn

Electronic offers

The latest and greatest Apple iPad mini.
Enlarge / The latest and greatest Apple iPad mini.

Andrew Cunningham

Deals on laptops and desktops

The screen of the 2021 14-inch Apple MacBook Pro.
Enlarge / The screen of the 2021 14-inch Apple MacBook Pro.

Samuel Axone

Video Game Deals

The Switch version of <em>Link’s Awakening</em> revisits the Game Boy classic with cheerful, cartoonish visuals.” =”360″ srcset=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019091613353100-9129043EF2AAD7F1157CF852BACB8F7D-1280×720.jpg 2x”/></a><figcaption class=
Enlarge / The Switch version of Link’s Awakening touches on the Game Boy classic with cheerful, cartoonish visuals.

nintendo

<em>It Takes Two</em> is one of the few large-scale games built entirely around cooperative play.” src=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/it_takes_two_split-640×360.jpg” width=” 640″ height=”360″ srcset=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/it_takes_two_split-1280×720.jpg 2x”/></a><figcaption class=
Enlarge / It takes two is one of the few large-scale games built entirely around cooperative play.

Accessories and various promotions

Michael N. Clark