I've tested nearly every Ring video doorbell — 3 early Prime Day deals I like, and 1 you should skip

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 on a doorway with a deals tag
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Amazon's second Prime Day is just around the corner — it's next Tuesday and Wednesday — which means if you want to get your holiday shopping done ahead of Black Friday, you can score some pretty good deals on all manner of products. 

Smart home devices, such as video doorbells, home security cameras, and smart locks are among some of the biggest discounted items, as Amazon looks to get more people to buy more of its Ring products.

Having tested nearly all of the best Ring video doorbells over the years, I have a pretty good sense of which products are worth picking up, and which you should pass. Here are three Ring video doorbell deals worth checking out, and one you should skip.

Three great Ring Video doorbell deals

Ring Battery Doorbell Plus: was $179 now $129 @ Amazon

Ring Battery Doorbell Plus: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB09WZBPX7K%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $179 now $129 @ Amazon
Ring's newest video doorbell is a combination of some of the best features of its other models. In our <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/ring-battery-doorbell-plus" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Ring Battery Doorbell Plus review, we praised the fact it can run off battery power, has head-to-toe video, and has package detection, making it the most versatile model in the company's lineup. And right now, it's at the lowest price it's ever been.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2: was $249 now $149

Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FRing-Video-Doorbell-Pro-2%2Fdp%2FB086Q54K53%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $249 now $149
If you're looking to replace an existing doorbell, the <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/ring-video-doorbell-pro-2" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 is the best, most compact option. Like the Ring Battery Doorbell Plus, it has a 150 x 150-degree field of view, package detection, and has a 3D view, so you can better get a sense of where a visitor is in front of the camera. At $100 off, it's at its lowest price ever. 

Ring Video Doorbell: was $99 now $54 @ Amazon

Ring Video Doorbell: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB08N5NQ869%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $99 now $54 @ Amazon
If you're looking for a Ring video doorbell for less than $100, this is the one to get. While it's an older model — you don't get head-to-toe video — it delivers a crisp 1080p image, and has package detection (provided you sign up for a subscription). It can also be hardwired or run off battery power, though you have to remove the entire unit to recharge it. 

One deal to skip

Ring Video Doorbell Wired: was $64 now $34 @ Amazon

Ring Video Doorbell Wired: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FRing-Video-Doorbell-Wired%2Fdp%2FB08CKHPP52%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $64 now $34 @ Amazon
This is Ring's cheapest video doorbell, but that low price comes with a few compromises. For one, it has to be wired, but it won't work with your existing chime, so you'll have to spend more to buy an Amazon Echo speaker or a Ring wireless chime. And, it lacks package detection. If you already have an Echo or an Echo Dot, this is a decent budget option, but there are better options.

Mike Prospero
U.S. Editor-in-Chief, Tom's Guide

Michael A. Prospero is the U.S. Editor-in-Chief for Tom’s Guide. He oversees all evergreen content and oversees the Homes, Smart Home, and Fitness/Wearables categories for the site. In his spare time, he also tests out the latest drones, electric scooters, and smart home gadgets, such as video doorbells. Before his tenure at Tom's Guide, he was the Reviews Editor for Laptop Magazine, a reporter at Fast Company, the Times of Trenton, and, many eons back, an intern at George magazine. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, where he worked on the campus newspaper The Heights, and then attended the Columbia University school of Journalism. When he’s not testing out the latest running watch, electric scooter, or skiing or training for a marathon, he’s probably using the latest sous vide machine, smoker, or pizza oven, to the delight — or chagrin — of his family.