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All Ring Doorbell Models Explained (Beginner-Friendly Buying Guide) – New Video

YouTube thumbnail showing me looking confused with 5 Ring Doorbells around me

Ring have come a long way since their appearance on Shark Tank back in 2013. Heck, they now offer 10 different smart doorbells (and over 10 smart cameras). Whilst this is good in terms of choice, it can also be pretty confusing. As as a result, I shot this video to talk you through all … Read more

Are Ring Cameras Best for Recording Wildlife (In Your Yard Or Elsewhere)?

A cat captured during daytime on my Ring Doorbell Pro

You’ve probably seen at least one viral video from a Ring camera that captures the quirky and fun world of wildlife. Because these cameras are motion activated, they’re always getting interesting and exciting footage of our local wildlife. There are Ring camera users who are looking to use their Ring tech for wildlife photography and … Read more

Will Ring Doorbells and Cameras Work With a Mobile Hotspot?

Samsung S10 screenshot showing the mobile hotspot options on Android

With everything opening up, more people are on the go. Perhaps you yourself are planning on traveling soon. For added security during their travels, many decide to take one or more of their Ring security devices with them. But being these devices require an internet connection in order to be able to operate, is this … Read more

A Message For Ring’s Marketing Team: SORT IT OUT! – New Video

YouTube thumbnail showing me looking annoyed and the text Why

I was recently on YouTube and Ring’s Floodlight Cam Wired Plus announcement video popped up for me to watch. This confused me, because Ring already announced this product – a month ago! As it turns out, that was actually a completely different product (the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro). Ring’s product line-up seems quite confusing … Read more

No, Ring Does NOT Offer True “Full HD” Quality – New Video

Picture of me talking with half of me being really pixelated

People quite rightly think that when a company advertises “full HD” quality… the image quality matches expected full HD (1080p) quality. Seems obvious, right?! Well unfortunately this isn’t really the case. Whilst Ring’s cameras and doorbells tend to have a 1920x1080p resolution, the all-important bit rate is a measly 2.5 Mbps – which is closer … Read more

How Much Internet (Bandwidth) Does Ring Use?

Ring and Philips Hue internet usage from my BT HomeHub

Ring devices are some of the most common smart technologies out there today. This company makes everything from smart security systems to home lighting. It would be great to have a full home of Ring technology, but how much internet data would that take? Ring systems are dominantly WiFi based. This means that they are … Read more

Ring Camera & Doorbell Signal Strength (RSSI) – How To Fix Poor WiFi Connections – New Video

YouTube thumbnail showing me talking with a Ring app screenshot and RSSI values to the side

Ring cameras and doorbells are great… when they have a strong Wi-Fi signal strength, that is. When they have a weak signal, you may experience a range of issues from missing recordings to poor quality video. Thankfully the Ring app makes it easy to see whether a weak Wi-Fi signal is at fault due to … Read more

Does Ring Have A Thermostat (Or Support Other Thermostats)?

Ring products on Ring.com

Back in 2013, a small company appeared on Shark Tank: a company called DoorBot, who later rebranded as “Ring”. In their appearance, Ring outlined their smart doorbell – one of the first smart doorbells on the market. Since then, Ring have released smart cameras, an alarm system, a range of smart lights – along with … Read more

Ring Devices Without A Subscription: What Still Works (Hint: Not Much) – New Video

YouTube thumbnail showing me looking confused and two Ring app screenshots with no recordings

Ring devices aren’t exactly cheap, so the thought of paying even more for an additional monthly subscription seems silly. Surely it’s worth just keeping the basic Ring functionality without a subscription, right? Well… as it turns out, many of the key features only work with a Ring Protect plan – whether it’s the $3 per … Read more