Tech Guide

There's a new version of the popular video doorbell that lets you see who's at the door

Key Points
  • The Ring Video Doorbell 2 launches for $199.
  • It features better night vision, sharper video and a battery pack.
  • It allows you to see a live video feed of whoever is ringing your doorbell.

Ring, makers of the super-popular video camera-equipped "Ring Video Camera" doorbell, just announced a second-generation version of the product.

Ring, if you're unfamiliar, can provide a live video feed to your smartphone or tablet whenever anyone rings the doorbell.


It's great if you're upstairs and curious who's at the door. Is it a neighbor complaining about your overgrown grass again? Or maybe the UPS guy you've been waiting for all day.

The new model offers improved visibility at night and support for sharper video. It also has a new battery that can be removed for recharging, preventing the need to hard wire the doorbell or any fears that the battery will die.

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 launched Monday and costs $199.