Updating the OscarCams.

A while back, I stumbled across the very impressive WyzeCam. They’re little adjustable camera cubes that offer full HD, 1080p video via wifi with night vision and two-way audio. The best part is they’re only $20 each. So we added two WyzeCams to our living room as our new OscarCams…

They were so easy to set-up and work great for watching Oscar when we’re out of the house. And somehow this randomly terrific video showed up on my phone one day…

They’re pretty cool little cameras…

We put our EZVIZ Mini O OscarCam on the shelf in our kitchen…

Our original OscarCam kept losing its wifi connection. And every time it would try to reconnect, a loud voice would come out of the camera to tell you “wifi connecting” or “wifi connected.” It was loud and got annoying really quick. So now that came is sitting unplugged in a drawer in our office. I really like our EZVIZ Mini O. But the WyzeCam’s are my new favorites. OscarCams are fun. 😀📷❤️

A chilly morning.

It’s really chilly this morning. Yesterday, it was in the mid-60s. This morning it’s in the mid-30s. We’re all bundled up in bed. Even Oscar covered himself up with blankets…

Brrr. It’s so chilly outside. We’re probably going to lay pretty low today. We’re not ready for the cold yet. 😀🌡️❄️❤️

Good morning from Northside.

We had to get up extra early this morning. Genifer had an early meeting at work…

And we were rewarded with this gorgeous sunrise view from our bedroom window…

😀🌄❤️

Pause for paws.

Monday mornings are hard. Taken with Instagram. 😀💤❤️

Are you ready for some football?

We had some friends over for today’s Cowboys versus Chiefs football game. And we put out some snacks for the game…

Our Cowboys beat the Chiefs 28-17. But the snacks won the day. 😀🍲❤️

Pause for paws.

I’ve been trying to get a good video of Oscar playing with his sammich. He will grab it and toss it around and run from one end of our bedroom to the another. He gets really into it. And will chase it and run around like crazy. This isn’t that video. This morning he was chasing it and tossing it around, I started recording video and he stopped. He wanted me to get his sammich so he could chase me around instead…

One day I’ll get a good video of him being crazy and tossing his sammich all around our bedroom and chasing after it. It’s pretty funny to watch. 😀🐶🥪❤️

Our little backyard.

I mowed our little backyard again this morning…

Now it looks all nice again. 😀🏠❤️

Corners of our home.

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The leaves are starting to change color in our backyard. 😀🏡🍃❤️

No more leaks!

The sink in our second-floor bathroom is now fixed!

HOORAY! No more leaks! Taken with Instagram. 🛠️🚫💧

EZVIZ Mini O.

Recently, I was asked to participate in the EZVIZinsider Review program.

EZVIZ is a company creating ways that connect you visually to your life. No matter where you are, EZVIZ cloud services and smart home video technology can help you feel like you’re home—right from the palm of your hand.

I love my OscarCams. We have the original OscarCam, the V380 from Zeng Qingyao on a shelf in our living room. I got it through a very inexpensive email deal. When we first got it, you had to switch the language settings from Chinese to English, and set-up was a real headache. But after the nightmarish set-up, it works fine. And I like it because you can rotate the camera from the app to search around the room to look for Oscar. We also use Alfred, a free mobile app that can turn any old Android or iOS devices you have laying around into home security cameras. They work pretty well with much easier set-up than the V380. I don’t really have any complaints. We have two of them fixed on our first floor doors. Sometimes you can see Oscar with them. But not a lot of the time. When EZVIZ got in touch with me, I jumped at the chance to add another OscarCam to our living room… for free! The first EZVIZ product they asked me to review was the EZVIZ Mini O. And it arrived on our doorstep yesterday…

It’s a pretty small little camera and very pink…

We decided just to stand it in one of the little cubbies in our tv console…

It has a very strong magnet in its base and comes with a variety of different attachment options that would allow for it to be installed almost anywhere in any position in your home, and it has an extra long cord to stretch to a nearby outlet. It’s a stationary camera but it has a very wide-angled 111º fish-eyed lens that captures our entire living room in crisp 720p HD Video…

You can also activate instant motion alerts, night vision, and it has real-time, two-way audio. It also works with IFTTT, the free applet and services platform that helps you do more with all your apps and devices. There are all sorts of applets for the ENVIZ  cameras. Everything from turning on sleep mode to arming the motion detection.

And set-up for the Mini O was a breeze. We just plugged in the camera, downloaded the app, scanned the QR code on the bottom of our Mini O and we were all set to go.
It was literally, plug and play.

We checked in our Oscar throughout the day while we were out and about just to see what he was doing. And it worked great. The Mini O is a really great addition to our OscarCams. At $59.99, it’s price point is a little bit more than I would be willing to spend to add too many more of them to our home. But if another Mini O or two were to show at our door, I wouldn’t be mad at all. It’s a great little camera! 😀📷❤️

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