Even worse, I’m an acting “marketing guy” which means if potential customers can envision it, then it must be doable.
Wyze Labs just released a Pan/Tilt/Scan version of their camera (for only $10 more!), which is getting rave reviews, but also quite a bit of disappointment because customers were hoping that this Announcement would finally be for an official outdoor model: especially in doorbell and/or lantern form.
Also from a marketing perspective, though, I’m perplexed as to why they set the retail price so very, very low. They need only have beat comparable existing alternatives, rather than slice margin so thin. The extra revenue could have contributed significantly to R&D.
On the other hand, there’s plenty of benefits to rapid market penetration via irresistible pricing and perhaps making up for it in the future with add-on fees, high-end models, or continued high volume. They may end up in a losing battle against Amazon or Google though - both of whom can leverage existing branding to sell cheaper models and retake the market share…