Amazon launches $40 Blink Floodlight Camera mount to compete with Google Nest – CNET


Amazon’s new Blink Floodlight Camera mount


Amazon is launching a new Blink Floodlight Camera as part of its fall launch event, a $39.99 mount designed to work with its Blink Outdoor camera. The offering should help Amazon’s Blink brand better compete with Google Nest, which previously announced a version of its Nest Cam that comes with a floodlight.

The new LED camera mount will provide 700 lumens of motion-triggered lightning, compared to the Nest Cam with Floodlight with offers 2,400-lumen lightning. Amazon is selling the Blink Floodlight Camera mount as an add-on starting at $39.99, but it will also offer a combination that packages the Floodlight Camera with Blink Outdoor for $139.98. Amazon also introduced a new solar panel mount that brings solar charging to the Blink Outdoor that will be available in a bundle with the camera for $129.98.

Amazon’s fall Echo event routinely delivers a handful of new devices from Amazon and Ring. The 2020 event unveiled redesigned Echo and Echo Dot speakers, a rotating smart display and that elusive Ring drone, the Always Home Cam. Today, Amazon leaders hit the stage again to show off new devices, services and Alexa features.

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CNET’s Molly Price contributed to this story.