Thrill your kids with the Minion Cam – WiFi HD surveillance camera!
If you are looking for an affordable WiFi HD surveillance camera or nanny cam for your home, this must be one of the cutest cams on the market! Who wouldn’t want a Minion Cam in their home?
It comes with a good viewing angle, 2 way communication, crystal clear night vision, motion detection and alerts, as well as a Minion Translator – so you can speak like a Minion to your kids!
This is a very basic model, but it has good reviews online and it is currently selling for less than $50 – so it is a super deal!
- WiFi HD surveillance camera (802.11b/g/n).
- Does not work with 5GHz networks.
- Security: EP (40-bit, 128-bit)/WPA (TKIP, AES)/WPA2 (TKIP, AES).
- Viewing angle 109 degrees diagonal.
- Crystal clear night time vision (20 ft).
- Minion Translator!
- Motion detection and alerts.
- Stand alone or wall mounted.
- Resolution 720p.
- 2-way communication.
- Free cloud storage (24 hours).
- Supports multiple cameras.
- Compatible with iOS and Android devices.
- Mains power only.
- No SD card slot.
- Zoom on app.
- Quick setup mode.
What features does this WiFi HD surveillance camera lack?
As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, the Despicable Me 3 Minion Cam doesn’t have all of the features you might want in a surveillance camera or nanny cam, but it has enough features to make it very practical and affordable.
The features that it lacks are: an SD card slot, pan & tilt, digital zoom, sound detection and a rechargeable battery. This makes it look like it has nothing – but this is a basic, entry model nanny cam and to be honest – if you buy this nanny cam it is because you want an affordable camera and this one is so cute!
However, if you really want a camera with all of these features, but without a rechargeable battery, then check out my review of the Amcrest Pro HD surveillance camera, the Piper NV, which has a battery backup with mains power, the Kamtron that has USB charging or the Arlo that is truly battery operated.
What features does this WiFi HD surveillance camera have?
After we have seen what this HD surveillance camera doesn’t offer – what does it do?
2-way communication: Well, first of all you have the ability to talk back and forth with anyone in the room or nursery, so that’s a nice and essential feature in a nanny cam. Not so vital in a surveillance camera, but if you want to keep an eye on your kids at home, then it is pretty much an essential feature.
Minion Translator: This has to be a feature that you have never seen before in a nanny cam! With the Minion Translator, you can talk to your kids in a Minion voice – something that will make them break out into gales of laughter and makes buying this surveillance camera so worthwhile!
Night vision: With a range of 20 ft, you can easily see your baby or children while they are sleeping at night, giving you peace of mind knowing that everyone is safe at home.
Motion detection & alerts: When motion is detected within the range of your Minion Cam, you will receive a message on your smartphone. You can then use the app to check on your home and see what exactly is going on. Some parents use it so that they know when their kids arrive home from school and others so that they know when their little one is awake and moving around their cot.
Pet highlight reel: If you have ever wondered what your pets get up to during the day, you can take advantage of this unique pet highlight reel feature. This gives you a snapshot of your pet’s day with a music video showing all you of the mischief they have been up to while home alone!
Multiple cameras: The majority of other nanny cams limit the number of additional cameras you can add to the network, but with the Despicable Me 3 HD surveillance camera you can add as many as you like! This makes covering your home a really affordable option.
Mounting options: You can stand this Minion Cam on a shelf, dresser or table, but you can also mount it to a wall. All you need to do for a wall mounting is to twist off the square base, remove the bottom plastic piece and mount the base on the wall using the provided screws, then twist the camera back onto the mounted base.
Easy setup: Setting up your HD surveillance camera is really simple. All you need to do is to download the free TEND app onto your smartphone and using your Bluetooth connection, just follow the prompts and you will be live in no time at all.
Free cloud storage: This is another great feature, because so many other surveillance camera options charge you a monthly fee for cloud storage. You can review motion triggered events that have been recorded in the past 24 hours (and download them to your mobile device), making sure that no Despicable events go unseen!
You can enjoy secure HD live streaming with the TEND app, adjust your Minion Cam’s settings and play back recorded events on your smartphone or tablet. The app requires iOS 8 + or Android 4.1+, and you can download the app from Google Play or the App Store.
Customer reviews of the Despicable Me 3 HD surveillance camera
As this HD surveillance camera is fairly new to the market, there aren’t a lot of online reviews available.
However, the reviews that can be found online are very positive. Customers love how easy it is to setup and that it is simple to use.
Setup was extremely easy with Bluetooth. I use it to watch my cat. Now I know that he’s always digging at the automatic cat feeder.
I’m not tech savvy at all – and the features are easy to use and fun to play around with!
The wife and I wanted a camera to watch our play area that did not intimidate our younger kids. This fits in the decor perfectly and it works great!
have it in my 5 year old’s room and he loves it. He really likes Minions and it feels like a friend that is watching out for him.
Used it to watch our animals and kids when we went out of town. Worked perfectly.
I have already recommended this to other moms who want to save money and get something that’s quality!
Overview of the Despicable Me 3 WiFi HD surveillance camera
If you want an affordable HD surveillance cam for your home that is easy to setup and use with enough features to make it practical, then you can’t go past this cute Despicable Me 3 Minion Cam.
One parent noted that they wanted a camera that didn’t intimidate their kids and this cute looking Minion Cam fits the bill perfectly. With 2 way communication, crystal clear night vision, motion detection and free cloud storage, you pretty much have a great camera for a brilliant price.
Customer reviews are very positive, making this a nanny cam that is worth checking out!