Logitech Releases New Magnetic Mount for Logitech Circle 2 Camera

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 16, 2018.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Logitech today announced the launch of a new accessory for the wired and wire-free versions of its Logitech Circle 2 camera, the Magnetic Mount.

    With the Magnetic Mount, which attaches right to the bottom of a Logitech Circle 2 camera, you can stick the Logitech Circle 2 on any magnetic surface, like a refrigerator, a metal door frame, a light fixture, a rain gutter, or any other compatible metal.

    [​IMG]

    We were able to test the Magnetic Mount ahead of its launch, and Logitech has made sure to equip it with a strong magnet that offers a solid attachment to any flat surface. We mounted the camera on a variety of magnetic surfaces, including a refrigerator and the metal frame of a mirror, and were pleased with the sturdy connection.

    The Magnetic Mount increases the number of places and ways you can position a Logitech Circle 2 camera, allowing it to get into some areas where it previously would have been tough to mount.

    [​IMG]

    You can use this with a wired or a wireless camera, but it's going to work best with the wire-free options just because there's no need for a plug and there's no cord that gets in the way.

    If you want to mount the Logitech Circle 2 in an area where there's no magnetic surface, the Magnetic Mount is still worth checking out. Logitech ships the Magnetic Mount with an adhesive-backed metal plate that can be attached anywhere. You'll want to be careful where you put this metal plate though, because Logitech says it's one time use only and has the potential to damage delicate surfaces.

    [​IMG]

    Logitech's Magnetic Mount joins several other mounting options for the Logitech 2 cameras including the Window Mount and the Plug Mount.

    You can purchase the new Magnetic Mount from the Logitech website for $19.99. The Circle 2 camera is priced at $139.99 for the wired version and $149.99 for the wire-free version.

    Article Link: Logitech Releases New Magnetic Mount for Logitech Circle 2 Camera
     
  2. tliede20 macrumors regular

    tliede20

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #2
    This camera sucks, I much prefer my best camera, just wish that had HomeKit
     
  3. Stalwart macrumors newbie

    Stalwart

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
  4. Keane16 macrumors 6502a

    Keane16

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    #4
    Got 2 for outdoor use, really like them. And they've been running smoothly for about 9 months.

    What sucks about them?
     
  5. twistedpixel8 macrumors regular

    twistedpixel8

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    #5
    I bought the wireless ones and they were garbage. The hardware was top-notch, exceptional build quality... devastatingly let down by shockingly poor software. The live feed took a good minute to load (because the “long battery life” is done by shutting the whole system down except for the IR sensor so it has to boot-up every time you want to view the feed).

    Settings were saved asynchronously but not actually checked at any point so while the app showed the settings were saved, you had to actually go back out and into the settings again to verify.

    Maybe they’ve improved them and maybe the wired ones are great but I returned mine.
     
  6. Keane16 macrumors 6502a

    Keane16

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    #6
    Ah yes, I should've clarified I have the wired ones. A friend had a similar poor experience with the wireless version.

    They've been updating the app every month or so, Settings seem to save fine for me. And the feed loads quickly enough (still not instant - but I guess it will always have a delay when off the home network).

    I've heard for live feed speed the OMNA by D-Link is supposed to be better, but has other drawbacks (not as good a camera).

    This user has good experience and nice write up:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...features-in-app-update.2072712/#post-25691656
     
  7. twistedpixel8 macrumors regular

    twistedpixel8

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    #7
    Yeah I expected the wired ones to be better as they’re always on.

    By the way, I meant over a minute to load on my local network! I didn’t even test remotely but I imagine it’s unbearable!

    I did really like the Circle 2’s hardware so maybe I’ll give the wired ones a shot. Crystal clear video (once it actually loaded!!) I’m also eyeing up NEST’s new 4K outdoor ones though. The new cheaper susbscriptions are very tempting - at least in the UK.
     
  8. ArchiTexTerry macrumors newbie

    ArchiTexTerry

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Location:
    South Florida
    #8
    Don't waste your money...I purchased 2 wired cameras 6 months ago and they worked for about two months, now they are in a constant state of OFFLINE.
     
  9. Keane16 macrumors 6502a

    Keane16

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    #9
    Wow a minute is unacceptable.

    Just tested mine, I'm on full bars of 4G and it took about 4 to 5 seconds to get the live feed up.

    Yeah it's the quality of the video that impressed me most when I first saw my friends. Even in 720p mode it's pretty good.

    And also agree with the multi-cam subscription prices. Much better.
     
  10. tliede20 macrumors regular

    tliede20

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #10
    Sorry I should’ve clarified, I have the wired one but have the same problems. I can’t even get the camera feed to load on my phone. Not a huge fan of the software, can’t even zoom in. >.<
    --- Post Merged, May 16, 2018 ---
    If my Nest Camera had HomeKit, it’s be perfect.
     
  11. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #11
    It should be noted that the wireless Circle 2 cams are not compatible with Homekit. Only the wired work.

    BTW, your refrigerator is not magnetic. A magnet sticks to it because it's a ferrous metal.
     
  12. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

    oneMadRssn

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #12
    How is the geofencing with the Logitech app? Does it work ok?
     
  13. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #13
    It doesn't have that feature. What would be the value of geofencing for a camera?
     
  14. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

    oneMadRssn

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #14
  15. Vasilioskn macrumors regular

    Vasilioskn

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Location:
    New York
    #15
    I have one for my backyard and I find it works better when closer to the router. The OMNA doesn’t need to be as close through my experience.
     
  16. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #16
    I have an original Circle we're using as a baby cam and have been very satisfied with it. I'd like to get a cam to view outdoors and the new Circle 2 will likely be the play in order to keep us on one platform.
     
  17. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #17
    Okay I found where they buried that feature in the menus. I am still skeptical of the value. Recording when you are home is not an issue. Receiving alerts only when you are not at home might be a bit useful, I suppose, but if you have more than one person living in the house that's going to get complicated in a hurry.
     
  18. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

    oneMadRssn

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #18
    Every other smart camera does this. Nothing complicated about it. Add as many users as you want. If any one of them is home, no recording and no alerts. If none are home, record and alert. In theory, it should be quite simple. I know nest does this fine, but arlo’s implementation is buggy.
     
  19. fjfjfjfj macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Location:
    New York, NY
    #19
    Aren’t gutters and downspouts normally aluminum? (Honest question). I don’t think a magnet would stick to them like on that picture. Is that right?
     
  20. DonutHands macrumors regular

    DonutHands

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #20
    They are just slashing the prices on these things Screen Shot 2018-05-16 at 1.49.32 PM.png
     
  21. Keane16 macrumors 6502a

    Keane16

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    #21
    Send it back. Clearly a duff unit.

    Yes you can.
     
  22. kurticus, May 17, 2018
    Last edited: May 17, 2018

    kurticus macrumors newbie

    kurticus

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2016
    Location:
    Chicago
    #22
    Some gutters are aluminum, but to my knowledge using aluminum isn't a standard practice for most since the cost is notably higher than galvanized steel gutters. My house has galvanized steel gutters and that's pretty much all you'll see in Chicago - at least in my neighborhood.
    --- Post Merged, May 17, 2018 ---
    Agreed on the proximity to a router or access point. My house is brick and fairly long, and I have so many HomeKit devices that I've had to add additional access points. I even took a 4th gen ATV and set it up in the back of the house next to one of the AEBS being used as a roaming network extender. Not plugged in to a TV, just setup and it's SIGNIFICANTLY improved the HomeKit performance of devices on that side of the house.

    I picked up a wired Circle 2 right when they came out and set it up inside facing the front porch (Amazon deliveries, etc.). It was close to an access point so the performance has been very good IMO to date, such that I just picked up a 2nd wired Circle 2 when they went on sale for $139 for Mothers Day. This one I've setup for the back porch, mounted outside under the overhang so it's not exposed to direct sunlight but gives a full view of the back porch, back yard, garage, etc.

    So far I'm happy with the 2nd camera.

    My only qualm with the Circle 2 is the subscription model for the advanced features. I'm not paying $17.99/month or whatever it is for 2 cameras to have 30 day cloud storage and zones. Way too much for this kind of service IMO.
     
  23. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

    oneMadRssn

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #23
    Agreed - especially zones. I can understand paying for things that require cloud storage or cloud processing, but motion zones are likely processed on-camera so it makes no sense to charge monthly for that.
     

Share This Page