Ring Stick Up Cam Plug-In (3rd-Gen) Review 2024

Ring's latest Stick Up Cam plugs into power. Does that mean better image quality and quicker alerts? We put it to the test.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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9.5 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Cord could be longer. We had to use an extension cord to reach some of our outdoor outlets, limiting where we could put the camera.
  • No local storage: Ring, the company, doesn’t have a local storage option. If you want to review video, you’ll need a Ring Protect subscription.
  • Spotty audio: When we compared the new Stick Up Plug-In’s audio to the sound on the 2nd-gen Ring Indoor, the Indoor proved the abler camera.

Bottom Line

The Ring Stick Up Cam 3 is a solid, affordable security camera with instant, albeit not very smart, motion alerts. Video quality and motion detection are both better now that the Stick Up is taking full advantage of its plug-in powers, and the narrower, 110-degree field of view may even be an improvement over the 150-degree Stick Up Cam 2 with its wider, fisheye views. The only fly in the ointment would be the paid cloud storage. The Stick Up requires a monthly subscription.
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