Today I am going to review a solar wireless IP camera from a company called LXORY is a company driven by a passion for luxurious accessories. Their mission is to elevate the experience with your mobile devices by providing products which seamlessly integrate into your lifestyle and perfectly compliment your device. With a fresh 360 view on what matters and what doesn’t, they constantly and carefully listen to their customers, striving to find the right mix in durability, weight, surface quality, material, usability and design. The camera costs about $179.50 USD and comes with Free shipping so that’s all you will pay. So not bad for the price but how does it perform? That’s what this review intends to show you, so read on….

Info:

Product Name:  LXORY Solar Powered Wireless Outdoor WIFI IP Surveillance Camera System (AMAZON US)

                             LXORY WEBSITE

Price:  $179.50

The Review:

The packaging, is a white cardboard box which shows features/specifications and a picture of the solar wifi camera just like on amazon so you know you got the right item sent to you  on the side, the front and back of the box the LXORY logo is visible

The camera does have an identifying mark on it which is the LXORY logo and website right behind the camera on the white metal shell. This camera is a well-built solar wifi camera to get the job done outside or inside in my opinion…

The camera does come with an Instruction manual in English and all the other hardware needed to mount the camera outdoors (mounting inside might not be good since it’s powered by solar and the sun doesn’t creep inside unless by a window) its simple to set up but make sure you know where other wires are before drilling and be careful while you are on a ladder But otherwise all you have to do is download the app on your phone (android and apple) now you will need to sign up which I think is annoying but I guess that is for a simple set up and so you can view your camera in the cloud right?  There was something I wish this camera had and that’s was maybe next time find a way to make a smaller solar camera and not something so HUGE!

Conclusion:

So yes the camera is priced well, but is it even worth it? I would say yes if you want to check up on your front door or maybe your driveway while you are at home or not.  I didn’t test this outside my wifi network but this will work since it’s puts your camera in the cloud not sure about safety since I know some cameras can be hacked and you often see them show up on sketchy sites (WHO would want to watch you the answer will shock you). The camera is well built and does a night/day mode where you can also see great at night-time but be warned if you have this camera in a window the glare from the night-light will block your view Also if you are looking for a camera with zoom this camera won’t do that beside zoom on the image which messes with the quality  I also wish it had a auto pan and tilt though the app but looking at LXORY‘s website this camera does have a manual pan and tilting while setting up the camera. It’s got a really good motion sensor which lets you know when activity is detected.

So in all, it’s not bad for an solar wifi camera but if you want to have zoom or on demand pan option for your security need then I would look into another camera.

 

UPDATE:  

– the camera can pan and tilt. It would indeed be pretty useless if it only could point down. See the video here:

– the “speaker” is actually a microphone. So the camera has one-way audio (listen only)
– you can check the battery status in the app. Go to divide settings / device info
– if the camera looses connection, you can simply tap the circle to reconnect.

The camera only operates with 2.4G networks. 

However your phone can use any network you want. The restriction only applies to the camera, not your phone.