Saturday, November 4, 2017

Stay Safe During The Holidays With Logitech Circle 2 + Giveaway

It's the most wonderful time of the year...right? We sure think so! We absolutely love the opportunity to get together with family near and far! Thanksgiving then Christmas, I love the holidays. I'm also a big time online shopper! The day after Thanksgiving, oh yea, I'm online shopping. Bring on cyber Monday! lol

The "problem" with online shopping is knowing that we aren't always home when our packages arrive. You hear more and more every year about packages disappearing from porches. You spend all of that time, thought, and money to have some random person abscond with gifts for friends and family. Of course, they do it while you're gone so you have no idea who did it, when, and with what. This is where my opportunity to review the Logitech Circle 2 is timely.


We have the original Circle, but this new one can go outside, too! If you purchase a couple of the accessories, you can either attach the Circle 2 to a window or on the outside of your house. The Circle 2 comes in a wired or wireless option. I've got the wired option.


To try it out I thought, "Oh, I'll set it up so that I can see all of the cute little trick-or-treaters who come to the house on Halloween! I was going to be out of town helping my daughter pick out a wedding dress and I wanted to see the neighborhood children who came to our house and their costumes.


Unfortunately, my plan was foiled by my husband who thought it would be a nifty idea to sit outside and greet all of the children instead of letting them come to the door, knock, and say, "trick or treat!" GAH! I only got one photo of the first kids who came to the door.


One of my favorite features that I've found with the Circle 2 (and the Circle) is the Day Brief. Instead of clicking through every single "Event" I can tap the specific day and watch a sped up version of the day. I was able to go through the days I was gone to capture a couple pictures of the little girl who came to the door. Then I was able to see the day before when two packages had been delivered. I also noticed my son dabbed because he knew the camera was on. Oh my gosh, the things I could've missed if I didn't watch the Day Brief!


I've actually changed the direction of the camera because I wanted to get more of what's going on outside. It would've worked just fine for Halloween to catch the trick-or-treaters who came to the door if my hubby hadn't accidentally thwarted that. What it didn't do was capture anyone walking up the sidewalk, which is what I'll need over the next seven weeks as we get to Christmas.

A couple things I would love for Logitech to work on:

  • If I want to take a picture on my phone of anything, I hear the camera snapping the photo. I can't discreetly take a photo of what I'm seeing because depending on how loud my volume is, the shutter sound can be really loud
  • The fish eye look of the image. I changed the Field of View but it stayed the same. I'd love just a flat/straight view of what I'm seeing
  • It would be cool if we had the ability to swivel the camera. I realize I have the option of having multiple Circle 2s in different areas, but it would be great to have it so that I could have at least one that swiveled. Then I could see out the front door and into the living room

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for the holidays and feel pretty secure that my packages will be safe when they're delivered! If not, then I'll know! I've also turned on the "Person" from the Event Filter so that way I easily filter through the day so I know when the camera detects a person in the field of view!

Oh, and I almost forgot, the Circle 2 can work via Amazon Alexa! I just have to learn how to put the two together. Thank goodness for the Logitech website and the Support pages! You can learn to do just about anything with your devices when you go through all of the options. I can't wait to have so much control in my house. bwahahahaha

Whew, how about that for an introduction? lol Know that you know about my cool & nifty Circle 2, you have the opportunity to win the same exact one! I know, you're as excited as me! Good luck!
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39 comments:

scottsgal said...

I like that its weather resistant - can be used in rain or snow

Sara said...

I like that its a weatherproof camera.

Linda Kish said...

I like the smart alerts.

Wanda McHenry said...

My favorite feature is that it can be used outdoors.

LesleyfromWI said...

I like that it can handle snow & rain!

Elizabeth Miller said...

i love the night vision feature. Our street does not have a lot of lighting so it's really important. I also love the 180 degree view instead of just a direct point view.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I love the sped up version of watching photos on your camera. I have a webcam but I have to click through each pic individually and I hate that.

Celeste Herrin said...

My favorite feature is turning on person from the event filter! What a Time Saver that is!

carol clark said...

i like that its water resistant i like the new 180 degree and you can change to wide view its cool

latanya t said...

I like the night vision.

Elle said...

I like that it has night vision.

Jen R said...

I love that Circle 2 now integrates seamlessly with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant.

Steve Cecil said...

I love that it can go inside or outside.

Laurie Nykaza said...

Circle 2’s easy web apps let you stream and download unlimited amounts of 1080p HD video from anywhere effortlessly.2 my family would love using it.

Beth R said...

I like that it has night vision

Marissa M said...

I love that you can connect it with Alexa!

Leela said...

I love that it has night vision.

kellyr78 said...

I like that it has Person Detection.

Tiffany said...

Love that it has night vision, how cool is that!?!?!

Maryann D. said...

I like the features about night vision and up to 180° field-of-view that you can set up in minutes.
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Jessica said...

I learned that it works with amazon alexa

LauraJJ said...

My favorite feature is the Night vision that's clear as day and visible up to 15-feet! I would love this for our home...last night Amazon said I had a package delivered, but nothing is there. I would love to be able to watch what happened

Wanda McHenry said...

11/15 tweet: https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/930866438507810817

Dorothy said...

I love that this can be wireless and love that it has night vision.
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Christina London said...

Love that it's weather proof

Lisa B said...

Love that it can be used outdoors!

fee roberts said...

I love that it's wire-free. I am no good with technology. The less wires, the better.

Klcmaher said...

Wire free and water-proof! Love Love Love. I really need this!

Birdie Bee said...

I like that the Circle 2 integrates seamlessly with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant.

Amy said...

I love that it's wires optional!

Elena said...

I like the night vision

kdrae said...

I love that its weatherproof!
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Edye Nicole said...

I like the night vision!

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Erin said...

I love that it's weatherproof and you can use it wired or wireless.

Marilyn said...

I like the night vision and smart alerts -- very nice system!

Lisa Pecora said...

I like the night vision and that it can handle all weather

Julie said...

I love the night vision, that it can be use inside or out. This would come in handy for sure.

Stella Methvin said...

I love the ease of installation and the fact I can see my house from everywhere.

Kathy Ross said...

I like that it can be wired or wire-free.

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