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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 521 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As advertised. But: Cannot charge on its own

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    SomeOne
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    First off: The battery is an official OEM battery, exactly as advertised. Good capacity, works perfectly, etc. However, it's confusing that the package includes not only the battery, but also an AC power adapter and micro-USB charging cable. The implication is that the package includes everything you need to keep an extra battery charged and ready to be swapped into a camera. But to be clear: There is NO WAY to charge the battery using just this adapter and cable - you MUST purchase the separate (and expensive) Arlo Pro Charging Station… which also includes another adapter and cable (!). Else, you can obviously charge the battery within an Arlo Pro camera - but since each camera already comes with a battery, this means you wouldn't need an extra battery in the first place (!!). More logical, would be for Netgear/Arlo to provide a Charging Station + Battery bundle (with the necessary AC adapter and cable), and then a less-expensive battery-only product, if you wanted more than one extra (since the station can charge two batteries at once). The product offerings are currently frustrating, and the inclusion of the power components are simply wasteful. If you need an extra battery, this is the right solution. But, be ready to shell out another $60 on the charging station, to actually make it useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    JustSomeGuy
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    We bought the Arlo system about 6 months ago. In general, the whole system has been great, but the batteries have been flaky. One day they're fully charged and the next and they're dead. We use them outside and record on both sound and motion, so the battery life, for us, is acceptable. The charging cable that comes with the Arlo, on the other hand, is absolute junk. The junctions on both ends are flimsy and frayed within a month or two. A month or two later, and they don't work anymore. They've basically sat in our drawer until it was time to charge the batteries, so they didn't see a lot of action. Unfortunately, the batteries won't charge - at least Arlo says they won't - unless you use the Arlo charger. To be fair, this review pertains to the original charger and cable, but this replacement rechargeable battery and cable look exactly like the original, so I expect the same disappointment to follow in a few months.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Battery, Wall Charger, Cable

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    SeanC
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    Read carefully.... you get Battery, Wall Charger, Cable. The Arlo sytem has no way to charge the battery without charging it through the camera, or the purchase of Arlo - Dual Battery Charger for Arlo Ultra Batteries - White Model:VMA5400C-100NAS SKU:6317480 $49.99. So I had a camera with a dead battery, i purchased a new battery(78% charged), I had a choice to take down the camera, put the new battery in the camera and charge it, or take the camera down, and charge the battery that was dying. What I wanted to do, and what the purchase I made only goes part way towards, is have a 100% charged battery waiting, so when Arlo tells me he is tired, I swap a new battery in, put the tired one in a charger. My recommendation is the battery purchase + dual battery charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's a battery with an extra AC adapter

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    AZJerry
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    It's an Arlo Pro battery, AC charger and cable. Keep in mind, you cannot use the charger and cable to charge the battery. You still need to charge the battery in either one of your cameras or the charging adapter. If you have an Arlo system and are not attempting to run any cameras on AC, you already have a charger and cable. In my case, I have an Arlo 4 camera system, bought a 5th camera, bought the required charging adapter and bought this extra battery. I now have 5 cables and 5 chargers. I can only use one cable and charger, to charge my one extra battery, so the other 4 are a waste. They really should sell the battery by itself. As it is, it's expensive. I can only recommend this as it's the only way to have an extra charged battery on-hand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Careful - this is a single battery charger

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    Arlouser
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    Well this is a battery for the new Arlo Pro. However, it requires placing the included battery in the camera and using the included charger to work, just like the charger included with any camera set. The photos imply this is the separate multiple battery charger thats allows charging 2 batteries before your camera batteries die (does not require unmounting the cameras for charging). The photo with the white rectangular plastic device with two green lights on top is from another model charger. My fault for not checking before buying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery Life

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    BigD1957
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    The wife and I installed an Arlo Pro security camera system in and around our home. At the present time, we have 5 cameras in operation. We also purchased two extra batteries to use in our 2-battery Arlo Pro charger. We have been extremely happy with these batteries! They charge quickly and the discharge rate is excellent for our use. I have a few high traffic areas that require charging monthly, but others easily last 3 months! I can easily recommend these Arlo Pro rechargeable batteries to any Arlo Pro owner! Spare batteries and offline charger work well together!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Misleading accessory

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    Hdogg
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    This accessory is misleading. The information available didn't clarify that an additional (expensive) accessory is needed in order to charge the battery outside of the camera. The pictures shows a chord (one would think a chord would make it possible to plug the battery in to the wall or USB to charge), as well as the charging accessory but nowhere is it explained that the separate charging station is required (that must be purchased separately). What is the point of having a spare battery if you still have to take the camera down and offline to in order to charge the battery?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exact replacement

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    IchibanKaimono
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    It's an exact replacement battery for the Arlo Pro camera. My only complaint is that, while a charging cable is included, there is no adapter to connect it directly to the battery. You still need to use the camera, or the optional charging station (which is made to charge 2 batteries at one time) - that I've also purchased, since it is impractical to have a camera non-operational for awhile, while it is charging, and/or for me to have to climb up on a ladder to reach a camera mount two times, just to replace one battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Why Include a Cable?

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    SpiderFan
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    Why would you include a cable when you don't have anything to hook it up to in the package? Since you need a camera to charge it and the camera comes with a cable, its completely superfluous and even a bit disingenuous. Battery works fine. Using a spare camera to charge backup batteries is a pain but right now better than spending another $60 on a charging station (that doesn't include batteries). I gladly pay for this line because I think its good, but I hate being nickel and dimed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not include charging station

    Posted
    Kevin
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    Does not include a charging station, even though it shows the picture of it on the side of the box. Without a charging station, you will have to charge the batter inside the camera. That means taking the camera off its mount/location, charge the battery, and remount and re-adjust the angle. If you just need an extra battery, then this is for you. But if you expect to swap batteries without unmounting the camera, and charge the dead battery, you will be disappointed. It does not include the charging station.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rechargeable Arlo Pro batteries

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    Sapphire927
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    I had the Arlo with regular batteries before this one came out on October of last year 2016, I was spending to much money buying regular batteries , brought this in a heart beat, and has been the best investment, this batteries fully charge last about 4 mounts before you need to recharge again.will recommend this product, remember to add the protection plan it comes in handy, had one of the batteries malfunction by not charging do to a thunder lighting storm in Florida.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Security System

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    Annie
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    I have two homes and I have Arlo systems in each home. We chose to use the battery system. We were a little reluctant at first as we were not sure how long the batteries would last. As it turns out the battery life is around 6 month. We purchased extra batteries because two of our locations require a ladder. So with the extra battery, we climb the ladder, take out the drained battery, and insert the recharged extra battery. No need to climb up and down the ladder. Love our systems!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GOOD, LONG LASTING BATTERY

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    TRAVELER
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    Recently installed several ARLO PRO security cameras to protect my property. To charge the ARLO PRO batteries that came with the cameras, they must be installed in the camera and plugged in to recharge. I wanted to have extra batteries already fully charged to switch out in the cameras as needed, instead of bringing the actual camera inside to charge. I purchased extra batteries and the ARLO charging station to accomplish this. Batteries so far have a great "charge life." After two months of moderate use, all five batteries are still between 75-80% charged.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, but what can you do?

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    GXAlan
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    At the moment, Arlo Pro is the only HD wireless security camera with subscription-free cloud based recording by a major company. Consequently, it's no surprise that Netgear charges a premium for this item. This is the price of convenience. If the item were about $20 cheaper, I would bump this up to 5 stars. This includes another charging cable and AC->USB adapter. These are not necessary given that most Arlo Pro users already have these items and/or the dedicated charger. Breaking the AC adapter into a different SKU could drive costs down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome rapid charge

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    Spursfan4life
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    The extra battery is self explanatory. Convenient. The charger is what I'm excited about. It's a 9 amp. Most phones are at 2.5 and larger pads are at 5. It recharged the arlo from dead to full in a little over an hour. Considering the battery lasts me around 3 months, that's very little recovery vs working time. The charger is my go-to now for all my electronics. Phone, pad, everything charges up very quickly. If I ever decide to trade the arlo for a different system (unlikely), the charger is definately staying with me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It’s a Battery and a Charging cable!!!

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    PNoel
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    This is just a battery with a usb cable and a wall plug. The box has a picture of a charging station (WHICH IS NOT IN THIS BOX) that is optional. The Best Buy site also markets this product with imagery that would make you think that charging station was included. I made the mistake of trusting the site. So this is my warning. Battery is separate from the charging station, this is just the battery. Other than that this battery is great. Also be advised In cold weather it will deplete faster. arlo addresses this on their site.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extra Battery

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    Rotonda
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    The best way to use the Arlo Pro cameras is to have an extra fully charged battery for each camera. Use IFTTT to send notifications that the battery is low, then change it out and recharge it. It takes at least 2 hours to fully charge a battery and most cameras need a ladder. This way you only have to climb once for each camera instead of climbing the ladder, charging the battery for about 2 hours, re-climbing the ladder to put the camera back, and then go on to the next camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Spare Accessory

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    StayAtHomeDad
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    Having 5 Arlo HD Pro cameras that already have superb long lasting rechargable batteries is fantastic! Having a fully charged spare to swap out as needed helps me not only have less down camera time but also rotates the batteries regularly every 2-3 months. At times a camera battery may be getting low and you don't have the time immediately to recharge it, with a spare just swap it out and go, then you can charge the low battery at your leisure. Definitely worth the price for keeping all my cameras up and running!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must have battery, just expensive

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    aminnoone
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    I hate having down time on my cameras. Having an extra battery makes it quick and easy to swap with no down time. Even with two cameras I can use 1 battery to switch in between. With that said, I have no idea why they throw in an extra charger. There is no way to charge the battery unless you have an external charger or if you're charging it in the battery. Last, the price for a single battery is way to high. After spending over $150 per camera, there is no reason to charge so much for the accessories.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long lasting battery

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    KB4MTO
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    These Arlo batteries are long lasting. I bought 2 extra batteries so that I can keep 2 charged and swap them out on the cameras limiting the camera downtime. Then I can charge the replaced batteries for the other 2 cameras. So far, these cameras last anywhere from 3 - 4 months, depending on how active the cameras are. I also bought the dual charger, so charging 2 at a time makes it easier to keep them topped off.

    I would recommend this to a friend