Smart home devices are all the rage right now, and just about every company is making some kind of connected plug or camera or gadget that qualifies as an IOT device. Some of the stuff that’s coming out is really great, don’t get me wrong, but there’s a lot of junk out there, too.
So when the WyzeCam showed up, touting itself as an HD WiFi video camera with motion and sound detection for just $20, I was more than a little skeptical. Nest offers these features at $200, and even Amazon’s new Cloud Cam breaks the $100 mark. How in the world was this unknown company supposed to do what the big fish can’t?