Keep Your Smart Home Secure with the Robbi Wi-Fi Camera

There are two ways to approach indoor security cameras. You can have a really obvious one that acts as a deterrent but is also often ugly. Or you can have a tiny hidden camera, perhaps embedded into a teddy bear or wall charger. The folks at Momentum sent me their new Robbi Wi-Fi Camera ($99.99) and it breaks the mold. It's beautiful and obviously takes its design cues from the Eve robot in the movie Wall-E. You won't mind displaying this security camera in plain site. It comes with an extra long microUSB cable, about ten feet long, and adapters to wall mount the device either via a couple of screws (not included) or adhesive tape (included.)

Related: Review: Affordable Security Cameras for Inside Your Smart Home

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The camera angle can be easily adjusted so you can get the right view. The companion app makes installation easy, thanks to the use of QR codes and the camera's own Wi-Fi network. The Robbi has support for up to 128 GB microSD card plus you can leverage cloud storage. The camera operates at 1080P for HD quality and even includes night vision support. Keep in mind it is for indoor use only and you'll want to make sure it has access to Wi-Fi for movement alerts and cloud uploads, with a paid plan.

Robbi

Pros

  • Decent installation process and sleek companion app
  • Adorable styling with adjustable angle
  • Support for up to 128 GB microSD card plus cloud storage
  • Lengthy microUSB cable
  • Night vision support
  • High-quality recordings

Cons

  • Indoor only, but the company has a broad family of security cameras
  • Seven-day or longer cloud storage requires a $50 per year plan or higher

Final Verdict

The Robbi Wi-Fi Camera from Momentum is a solid security camera that you will be happy to display.

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