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Wyze’s cheap and questionable security cam levels up with Wi-Fi 6, edge AI, and 2.5K video

closeup of a small cube camera with a z-shaped folding stand, covered in little water droplets, on a park table next to a leaf
The Wyze Cam v4. | Image: Wyze

You might think twice before buying a Wyze camera. The company’s security practices are questionable enough that I personally boycotted them in 2022, and since then, they’ve twice briefly let strangers peek into another Wyze owner’s home. In fact, The New York Times and CNET don’t recommend Wyze cameras anymore, and we haven’t done so for a while.

But some Verge readers have told us that if you’re pointing them outside of your home and recording to a local SD card, there’s no better bang for your buck. So, we figure some will appreciate Wyze’s announcement today of the Wyze Cam v4, on sale now.

The $36 camera is getting a big spec bump over the v3: it now captures 2.5K (2560 x 1440) video with what Wyze is sometimes calling HDR and…

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