Requiring customers (existing and potential) to have and use the WyzeCam in order to use other devices like WyzeSense just seems wrong. Offering a separate WyzeHub device is just more practical. I have held off from getting WyzeSense because while I bought WyzeCam and love it, I don’t always have a need for it to be out and active.
I’m not sure a separate bridge could be made available for less than $20. If that’s the case, then why not just use a camera and point it toward a wall or cover the lens with tape.
$20 sounds reasonable if you’re using multiple devices from Wyze. The cam-in-the-corner trick just seems like a hassle. There are going to be customers that just want non-cam devices and requiring them to buy one to use other things creates an unnecessary barrier to entry.