Wasserstein Bird Feeder Smart Case review: Bird watching made easy?

Is the Wasserstein Bird Feeder Smart Case the perfect accessory for smart cameras and bird lovers?

A bird feeds on the Wasserstein Bird feeder in the evening light
(Image: © Adam Juniper)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A solidly built bird feeder with plenty of room for feed. It's easy to assemble, even for clumsy hands, and has good mounting options. Video from security cameras will never be nature-show crip, but the cameras do offer sophisticated alerts and cloud storage. This isn't the cheapest option, but it is appealing and versatile.


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    Tree strap and metal wall mount included

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    Blink, Wyze, and Ring cameras all mount firmly

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    Assembly is easy for anyone to master

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    The style looks good in most gardens

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    Two mounting options; bracket and strap

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    Access for solar power cables


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    You need to take it down to access the camera

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    Tree strap is not convincingly firm

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    Security cameras can't focus closely enough

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    One more reason to get a paid cloud subscription

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    Benefits from battery-intensive camera settings

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    Squirrels seem very comfortable with it

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The Wasserstein Bird Feeder Smart Camera Case does what it says on the box. It's a bird feeder with a hole cut out to fit the most popular smart cameras: Blink Outdoor Cam, Ring Stick Up, Wyze Cam Outdoor, and Wyze Cam v3. You can place the bird feeder anywhere – perhaps tied to a tree in the garden – and monitor it using the same app you keep your home safe with.

We tested it with the Ring Stick Up camera, and there are undoubtedly some aspects of that camera that impact the outcome in comparison to the others. You'll need to make your own decisions, perhaps based on choices you've already made. One thing to note, however; when you need to change or charge your camera's battery you'll need to get the camera out again (though they do have an idea to help there too).

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook