Blink XT Outdoor Totally Wireless Camera Tested

Author: John Scanlan, Published on May 11, 2017

Running wires for cameras outdoors is one of the biggest challenges, especially for consumer or DIY installs.

Now, Blink has released an outdoor totally wireless camera, the Blink XT, to address this market.

Existing competitors in this space include: Netgear Arlo Tested and Ring Stick Up Tested. Moreover, we have tested the original indoor Blink.

We bought and tested the Blink XT to see how it compared to the original Blink and competitors.

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Versus ****/****

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Comments (13)

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