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Review: The Logitech Circle View Doorbell features great hardware only limited by HomeKit

Logitech Circle View Doorbell

When I started looking at smart video doorbells for my new home, one specific feature I was looking for was HomeKit support, but as it turned out at the time (merely 3 months ago), there was none. So like everybody else, I settled for a Ring doorbell, which has worked reliably for me. Installation was simple. Set up was a breeze, and daily use was just as frictionless as you would expect from a doorbell.

But then Logitech introduced the Circle View Doorbell in December of 2020, the first device of its kind to support HomeKit, thus playing nice with all the Apple devices in my house and pocket.

So I reached out to the folks at Logitech who sent me a Circle View Doorbell after giving me a short briefing on the product. In this review, I’ll share my impressions of this smart video doorbell. But a bit of warning: this review will be heavily tinted by my experience with Ring, which I see as the standard in the category, or the device to beat, if you will.

Accessory Spotlight: Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Mouse

Welcome to Accessory Spotlight, a weekly column where we highlight an accessory that we find to be incredibly useful, a fantastic value, or both. This week we’ve selected Logitech’s MX Master 3 wireless mouse. This one was super easy—the Master 3 is widely believed to be one of the best all-around mice available thanks to its comfortable shape, ultra fast and smooth scrolling, and its ability to seamlessly switch between devices.