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Canary Flex

Canary Flex
alaScore 90

28 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Canary Flex. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Canary Flex is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Daven Mathies (digitaltrends.com)

Canary Flex review

 

As a feature-rich, versatile smart home camera that just works, the Canary Flex stands out from the pack.

Weatherproof ; Rechargeable battery ; Easy-to-use app ; Unique membership benefits

No local storage ; Battery not user-replaceable

It’s clear that Canary has put a lot of thought and effort into the Flex. It is well made, easy to use, and effective. No matter how approachable it may be, however, some people will still have to get over the “creepy” factor before installing an...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.com)

This is what a smart security camera looks like

 

Canary's versatile Flex redefines what a home security camera can do.

Canary's $199/£159 Flex installs fast, it's well designed and its app is easy to navigate. It's also a highly versatile camera that can watch over your house from pretty much anywhere.

The Flex is limited to 720p HD live streaming, it has a smaller 116-degree field of view and it currently only works with Wink for smart home integrations.

The Canary Flex isn't perfect, but its adaptability, simple app interface and excellent design make it a great choice for anyone who needs a lot of flexibility in their home security setup.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Stacey Higginbotham (pcmag.com)

Canary Flex

 

The Canary Flex security camera offers a variety of unique mounts so you can connect it anywhere, but the software needs some fine-tuning, particularly if you have a mesh Wi-Fi setup.

Can be plugged in or work on battery power. Nice mounting hardware.

Currently does not work well with mesh networks. Battery life issues. Image quality leaves room for improvement.

Canary makes an excellent all-in-one security system for inside the home, and PCMag can continue to recommend the Canary All-In-One with confidence. But while the hardware for the Flex is promising, particularly the range of unique mounting options,...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Brian Heater (techcrunch.com)

The Canary Flex is a cool little camera with some kinks to work out

 

The security camera space was different when Canary blew past $1.9 million in pledges on Indiegogo way back in 2013. These days, it's a packed space with high-profile competition from Nest, Netgear, Blink and Netatmo, to name just a smattering

At $199, the Flex slots in toward the higher end of the market, but is by no means the most expensive. Its portability and waterproofing make it a solid addition to the Canary family that leverage the company’s existing software and two years’ worth of...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Max Mutter (techgearlab.com)

Canary Flex Review

 

A convenient, wireless indoor/outdoor camera that offers useful non-subscription services

Good video quality, useful non-subscription services, weatherproof, wireless

Real time viewing can be choppy, must be taken down and recharged periodically

The Canary Flex is a great alternative to the if you don't want to pay for a subscription, but it is slightly hampered by its poor real time viewing performance.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Christian de Looper (techradar.com)

Canary Flex HD Security Camera review

 

A versatile security cam for both indoor and outdoor use

Good image quality ; Relatively inexpensive ; Nicely-designed app

Limited features without subscription ; No HomeKit support yet

The Canary Flex is a great option for those that want a versatile camera that can be used both inside and outside the house, especially if you aren't looking for modern niceties like a “works with Nest” stamp or extensive smart home support. The Canary...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.co.uk)

Canary Flex review

 

Canary's $199/£159 Flex definitely lives up to its name. Not only is this rechargeable, battery-powered indoor/outdoor security camera portable, its strong magnetic base and swiveling body design make it extremely easy to find the right viewing angle....

Canary's $199/£159 Flex installs fast, it's well designed and its app is easy to navigate. It's also a highly versatile camera that can watch over your house from pretty much anywhere.

The Flex is limited to 720p HD live streaming, it has a smaller 116-degree field of view and it currently only works with Wink for smart home integrations.

The Canary Flex isn't perfect, but its adaptability, simple app interface and excellent design make it a great choice for anyone who needs a lot of flexibility in their home security setup.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Brown (pcworld.in)

Canary Flex security camera review: The perfect companion to the original Canary

 

Canary's second home security product, the Canary Flex, isn't as ambitious as its first. It's a small indoor/outdoor camera with a magnetic mount, and it can operate on either battery or AC power. It has night vision, a passive infrared motion sensor,...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Luc Borg (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canary Flex

 

A review of Canary's outdoor security camera, the Flex.

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Canary Flex review

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While most smart security cameras are fit for indoor use only, the Canary Flex tackles both the indoors and outdoors. It records HD video with a 116-degree field of view and includes weather-proofing and a built-in battery, which should ensure...

Aug, 2017
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