Dropcam Stops Promoting Its Cheaper Mannequin, The Dropcam HD
For the previous few years, Dropcam’s product lineup has been a bit… complicated.
Since October of 2013, Dropcam has bought two merchandise: the Dropcam HD, and the Dropcam Professional.
Which one have been would-be consumers purported to see because the “higher” one? “HD” is often a great signal that one thing is the upper-finish mannequin… however so is “Professional.” Outdoors of the pricing distinction (the Dropcam Professional is $50 extra), it was robust to inform the distinction with out digging into the specs.
That gained’t be an issue anymore.
Dropcam is not promoting the $one hundred fifty Dropcam HD. Whereas the corporate will proceed to help present Dropcam HDs, they confirmed to us that the HD has reached its finish-of-life. The $200 Dropcam Professional is now the one digital camera it sells (till it inevitably launches one thing new).
This previous weekend, the corporate stated that it’d be giving free Dropcam HDs to a few of their earliest adopters as a alternative for his or her first-era (2009) fashions, which might quickly cease working.
Concurrently, we observed the Dropcam HD disappeared from Dropcam’s personal retailer. In the meantime, Amazon started reporting that they have been out of inventory.
An organization rep confirms that whereas they’ve sufficient HDs stockpiled to exchange these quickly-to-be-damaged 2009 fashions, they’ll not promote them shifting ahead.
And for anybody hoping the now $200 Dropcam Professional may drop right down to the HD’s $one hundred fifty price ticket: Dropcam says no worth modifications are deliberate.