Happy National Cat Day!
If you follow my blog on a regular basis you know that we have five crazy and lovable cats – Velcro, Kitty, Padmé, Anakin and Bella. We also have a dog and a fish (Espn and Fishy).
I cannot imagine a life without our furry family members. They bring us so much love and joy.
Growing up I only had two cats – Kitty and Bear (yes… another at named Kitty). In fact, Bear came to live with us a few years ago but she was not happy here (I think having to share us with five other cats threw her off – she was used to being the only cat in the house). If she stayed with us we’d have six cats. Imagine that.
We often wonder what our cats do when we are not at home. We see evidence of things they do (random cat toys scattered about, things knocked off the shelf…). But we really don’t know. We joke that they have a party when they know we’re going to be out for a long time and invite over all their kitty friends. LOL!
We often wonder what it would be like to be a “fly on the wall” and watch what they do without us knowing about it.
I’m also curious as to how many asthma attacks our cat Bella has when we are not at home. She has severe asthma and is on pills and two different inhalers – yet she still has asthma attacks.
The Logi Circle is designed to capture the moments that happen in your home every day, and deliver them to you through a seamless and secure app. Now, you can look back on what’s happened while you’re away, and receive Day Briefs™ that provide you with a full day’s highlights in just 30 seconds. So if Fluffy knocked over your flower pot or got in a playful tiff with Fido, you’ll know exactly what went down.
This brief video will give you some more information about the Logi Circle.
I know there are plenty of home video cameras on the market – but the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera, in my opinion, offers a lot more “bells and whistles” then other home cameras.
First and foremost the Logi Circle is small in side and lightweight. It’s not big and bulky. This allows you to place it just about anywhere in your home. It’s also not very obvious so you can kind of hide it so that people are unaware of it (kind of like a “nanny cam”).
What I really like about the Logi Circle is that it’s portable. You can move it from room to room. With other cameras they are stuck in one place. You can move the Logi Circle camera with you whether it’s the kitchen, living room or even your back patio. As long as it’s within reach of your WIFI the Logi Circle camera will work. You can also get up to three hours of power before the camera needs to be returned to it’s charging base.
I like the portability because I have been able to move the camera around our condo and try and capture different angles of the rooms to establish which is the best angle for watching our cats. I’ve found that the top of our armoire pointing the camera down a bit gives us the best view of the living room where the cats seem to spend most of their time.
I’ve actually viewed Bella having an asthma attack on the camera. I know she’s having an asthma attack by the way she positions herself (its as if she’s trying to hock up a huge hairball). So far I haven’t caught any other attacks, other then the one. So that gives me a bit of relief knowing that she’s not having many asthma attacks when we’re not at home.
You don’t have to be a techie to set this up. My husband set it up for me, but he said it was easy enough to do. It’s just a matter of setting it up on our WIFI system and downloading the accompanying app (the app is FREE).
We’ve used the camera to make sure our kids are home from school/college too. We also set it up (unbeknown to the kids) so that we can see just want they do in the kitchen when we’re not home. Yikes! No wonder we seem to go through a lot of food during the week. The kids are eating us out of house and home.
A great feature that comes with the Logi Circle is the ability to have a two way conversation with people from the camera and through the smart phone on the app.
I have a new job now and I get home late from work. I barely have time to get dinner started before my husband walks in the door. Lately I have been relying on my 16 year old son to help with dinner. I’ll leave him messages on what he needs to do (turn on the oven, put something in the oven…). Having the ability to talk with him (kind of like Skype – except he can’t see me) allows me to see what he’s doing and let him know which pan to use or what have you. All he needs to do is hold up a pot or pan and I can let him know which one I need.
This will be a great way to connect with my family the next time I travel. They can set the camera up near the dining room table and I can virtually have dinner with my family and join in on the conversation.
Logi Circle can also see in the dark (up to 15 feet away). I haven’t had the opportunity to try this feature out yet.
Another feature with Logi Circle which I don’t regularly use, but I have tried it out, is being able to see what happened in a 24 hour period in a matter of a few seconds (a high speed version of the day). My son is looking forward to trying that feature out when we have a snowstorm. He wants to set the camera up so it’s looking out the window and be able to capture a snow storm from start to finish and watch the snow rapidly pile up. I like his idea and I’m looking forward to trying that out.
Through the app you can also go back and re-watch live action. It holds recordings for I believe 24 hours.
So far I am enjoying the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera. I don’t view it every day, but it’s nice knowing that it’s available to me when I need it. I keep it in one location for the most part (to see the entire living room) but if I do need to move it to another room it’s nice knowing it’s possible.
If you would like to learn more about the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera visit the Logitech website, www.Logitech.com, and search for Circle. You can also check out Logitech on Facebook and Twitter.
What do you think about the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera? Would you use it to spy on your furry friends? Or would you use it to connect with your family? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.