Netgear Arlo Q Review

Netgear launches Arlo Q newcomer to its range of connected cameras. A except that it is this time a wired model. An essential addition to your Arlo installation? And a good way to monitor your home?

Netgear Arlo Q Review

That was a year ago now, Netgear launched its Arlo monitoring range. A range that revolves around small cameras without funny and tropicalised thread: they can be installed both outside and inside work without strings attached, to arrange where you want. But then, who said wireless says compromise and therefore Arlo cameras without first generation wire offer-indiscriminately-or 1080p video or audio surveillance or continuous recording, or possibility of remote inquiry. Many points that need to be corrected by the fixed camera Arlo Q though, who said fixed, said strings attached. What change somewhat the promise of Arlo range. Design The Arlo Q nothing to write home about the design side and sharing it with the first Arlo no similarity, if not the color. We are indeed in the presence of a small enough angular plastic block with a peach skin covering fixed to a metal rod with a plastic tripod. This one has a ball allowing an orientation of the camera in every conceivable angle. And it can be clipped to a plastic substrate that can be screwed to a wall (Netgear book dowels and screws). But still no fixing sticker although we appreciate that the base is magnetic! Netgear has the good taste to deliver his camera in such a compact package deal to the huge packaging raw Arlo, we would wonder almost if a camera in the box! The latter is present and found a long USB cable and a power adapter. Unlike the cable supplied with the Logi cameras, it is round and not flat: depending on your setup this can be more or less problematic. The camera includes a micro-USB port, a sync button and a reset hole. The central round lens is surrounded by infrared diodes while there was an opening for the microphone on the front and on the lower left side of the speaker. Exit the base! Arlo Q innovates on a first important point, once the necessary basis with Arlo cameras . No need basic owner, the camera connects directly to Wi-Fi access to your box and through him to the cloud service Netgear. We must remember that the manufacturer delivered a base with his first Arlo models imperative to tinker with its sauce WiFi protocol and optimize exchanges between Wi-Fi and the camera, in order to increase battery life .Arlo Q being provided with a thread, this requirement is no longer necessary. Moreover, since the beginning of the year included Netgear has the ability to directly connect wireless models Arlo to a Netgear router. For now, this feature is available only welcome the R7000 via a firmware Beta which, because of a bug related to Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, was brutally removed from the servers. To date, only the Wi-Fi router Nighthawk R7000 boasts compatibility but this Netgear would normally offer the other routers in the year.