Shitstorm to whom shitstorm is due. Shame on you anker/eufy. Sorry to say, but truth stays truth.
True and True, my feeling are same as most of you here !
They can refine the existing products and make them perfect and yes customer will not look for how many models you release a year, in my opinion.
Hoping the 180 day battery means it can be replaced when it fails. The fixed battery in the Eufycam E means you throw the camera away after the 5 year battery life expires.
There is nothing which can not be replaced.
Even if the case of the camera is glued.
The Eufycam E is getting hard to find. No longer on Amazon. Can only buy the 1 camera set and individual add-on cameras from the Eufylife web site. I need a 3 camera system and the Eufycam E has the best specifications for my needs. Hopefully the new 2C will be available soon for a reasonable price. The Arlo cameras are too expensive and have poor video quality compared to the Eufycam E.
You can buy the camera directly from Eufy
My bad, I failed to read you need the 3 camera system. Its temporary out of stock, not discontinued so you could wait for it to be back in stock or wait for the 2C to be released
Guys, is it still worth buying the actual cam? I have a really good offer and don’t know if I shall wait for the 2C or not …
I personally wouldn’t wait for a cam with half the battery life, depends on what you’re hoping for & what features you want
Also a matter of taste! I like the original eufy cam 1 most, eufy cam E is already looking like any other security cam available at like everywhere, and eufy cam 2 is just ugly as hell. My 2 cents.
I recommend to buy and support eufy cam 1, even if it still got issues and missing/buged features and a horrible range for some users. But this may (hopefully) be fixed anytime. But noone can promise. At last eufy itself. We are waiting for range extenders since the cam exists!
But to make it short:
eufy cam 1 > eufy cam E and 2
You have to weight your options.
The 1 is better looking and plagued with bugs
The 2 is un-pretty and built on promises of improvement
The 1 has been coming down in price and might go even lower if you can find them once the 2 is released.
I would go for Eufycam 1 the original version, or the “E” version as second best.
Unless you need a cheaper cam, no point in going for 2C model.
Only thing going for the V2 is that it should have the new homekit supported homebase
oh yeah, forgot about that… too bad the v1 and the E versions are better than the v2 but doesn’t support HomeKit. Hope there would be a retro option.
Why would I want a cam that has 1/2 the battery life as the other?
The new homebase should support AI too, based off the pictures they posted. So I dont see why it wouldnt be compatible with the older cameras
Thats quite easy to answer:
Because all they want is to make MONEY!
But beside the fact that v1 is much better looking and has better technical specs than v2, as @Ice1 mentioned correctly, i would not even buy them if they would be compatible. Eufy cam 2 is ugly as hell and thiefs and other bad guys rather laugh their ass of than beeing afraid or stoping bad behaviour if they discover the cam! It’s looking like a cheap plastic toy fake security cam.
Eufy cam 1 (not E) forever
P.S.: It is quite horrible, disgusting and shoking to talk about “retro” when it comes to a brandnew just 9 month old product! If i buy a hotdog today and eat it. And on the next day i have to go to the toilet. Do i have made a retroshit then already?!
Agreed. Still great if they can retro HomeKit
They should rather “retro” the promised(!) eufy cam 1 range extender finally …
Wow so much distaste on this thread already. Having personally not owned one of these cameras and only being vaguely familiar with all of their issues I was just going to voice my opinion on Eufy’s continued naming convention confusion… but clearly that is the least of their concerns