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Available for the first time in Europe, the popular and outrageously affordable TP-Link Tapo line is now available in the United States. TP-Link is starting with four security cameras and a smart LED strip, all for $60 or less.

Let’s break this down in sections, starting with the indoor cameras. First up is the Tapo C110 Spot, a stationary camera that costs just $30 and captures a wide 105-degree field of view. And for those who want to see their entire home, TP-Link sells the Tapo C210 pan/tilt camera, a $35 camera that can pan 306 degrees or tilt up 144 degrees. (The tilt mechanism is great if you mount this camera on a room ceiling.)

Both cameras feature 2K resolution, night vision (black and white), and a range of 30 feet. They also include AI person detection and a built-in siren. These cameras work without a subscription, although a Tapo Care membership (variable price) is required for 30-day cloud storage and other benefits. You can also use a 256GB microSD card for 24/7 local storage.

Then there are the two outer chambers. The $50 Tapo C310 features 2K resolution, black-and-white night vision, two-way audio, built-in sirens, and IP66 weather resistance. TP-Link’s more expensive Tapo C320WS camera, which costs $60, offers the same features plus an integrated spotlight and “star” color night vision.

These outdoor cameras have the same storage “requirements” as the indoor models. You can use them without a subscription for live streaming and notifications, upgrade to Tapo Care for 30-day cloud video storage, or simply use a 256GB microSD card for non-stop live recording.

TP-Link’s Tapo L900-10 light strip is pretty good. It’s only $45, but it comes with two 16.4-foot strips that are powered by a single controller and power supply. These strips offer 16 million color options (one color at a time) with dimming, preset animations and “sync to music” mode.

All of these TP-Link Tapo products are now available on Amazon. We expect TP-Link to bring a few other items from the Tapo line to the US, including the affordable Tapo smart plug.