Earlier last year we reviewed Olive & Dove’s other powerful monitoring product, the RemoCam. Now, with CES 2017 just behind us, Olive & Dove has given us the opportunity to look at their new product, the RemoBell. Just like the RemoCam, the RemoBell is a monitoring device with an easy and intuitive smartphone app that directly controls the device, but with a different purpose, the RemoBell is not a camera but a doorbell. Now entering the market of smart doorbells, the $199 RemoBell hopes to use the RemoCam’s already powerful features and implement them into a new, intuitive doorbell.
PACKAGING & CONTENTS
The Olive & Dove Remobell Wireless Video Doorbell comes packaged in a simple yet elegant box. Covered in white displaying a picture of the device on the front, the rear reveals the specifications and features of the device.
|Dimensions||2.83 x 5.98 x 1.26|
|Power||6 rechargeable AA batteries (included)|
|Security||Bank-level personal data protection|
|Field of View||120°|
Inside the package you will find the RemoBell, mounting bracket and screws, quick start guide, and six rechargeable AA batteries. It is extremely rare that companies ever package in rechargeable batteries with their products so this is a gesture we can definitely appreciate. Sure, you may not have the necessary charger required to charge up the supplied batteries, but it’s the thought that counts. If you don’t have any sort of battery charger and don’t plan on picking one up, you can just throw them away once used and put in any old batteries.
The RemoBell is installed with a true 120° wide-angled lens giving a great wide picture capable of capturing most of your property. For even more added functionality and security, the lens also has night vision capability. Producing a clear black and white photo, the RemoBell captures any person standing in front of the device within at least 10 meters, depending on ambient light. The RemoBell also has a microphone/speaker system allowing you and the visitor to talk to one another through the phone application.
The design of the doorbell is relatively simple. With the obvious appearance of a typical doorbell, albeit a bit bulkier, with a large LED button on the bottom, anyone arriving at your door will know exactly how to operate this device.