The range of features and items on offer in the Angelcare AC1100 Digital Video, Movement & Sound Baby Monitor package are sure to catch the eye of a number of parents looking for a complete monitoring system. There are the fairly standard functions for audio and visual monitoring, with the 2.75 inch full colour LCD screen and two-way talk-back feature, as well as helpful inclusions like the ‘out of range’ indicator and ability to run the system on mains and battery power.
However, it is the third aspect of this self-proclaimed 3-in-1 monitor that really stands out – the motion sensor mat that sounds an alarm after 20 seconds of inactivity. Does this extra function make this the ultimate monitoring package or is it just a pointless extra?
The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Digital Video & Sensor Mat Monitor looks like a pretty ordinary digital monitor from the photos of the two main units but it has a special bonus feature to make it stand out. Elements like the 2-way talk-back system, zoom function, colour screen and night vision have almost become expected features in modern baby monitors like this.
But the movement-sensing mat, with its built in alarm, takes the product further than other brands.Is it a successful idea, a one trick pony that loses focus on the other important features or a complete disappointment?
The Motorola MBP36 Digital Video Monitor offers high-quality video feeds in colour and infra-red on a 3.5 inch LCD screen. In addition to this, the Motorola baby monitor also provides lullabies, a temperature sensor, a range of camera modes – pan, tilt and zoom – and has a large range of up to 200 metres from the child’s room. All these features and supposed benefits sound great but are they realised and is this really a beneficial monitor for your new child?
BT Digital Video Baby Monitor 1000 intends to give you a smooth video viewing like never before. It will make you feel like your baby is there with you. It is proud of its very high refresh rate and it also utilizes Wi-Fi to give pictures with sharp clarity. The monitor has undergone heavy testing to ensure zero interference with the router or other monitors.
The intelligent monitor automatically switches to night mode once it gets dark in your baby’s room. You don’t need to trouble yourself with any adjustment by fiddling with the buttons.
All in all, though, the Philips AVENT SCD535 baby monitor was lauded for its superior sound, remote-activated lullabies, and temperature and humidity monitoring. While some consumers felt the lullabies could have played for a longer time, most users did emphasize that the Philips baby monitor was a device they’d definitely endorse.
One negative comment came from a consumer who used the device on holiday, saying that the monitor did not offer a good level of sound. However, given that the monitor was not used at home, one has to factor in the location as a possible reason for the less-than-complimentary review.
Baby Monitor Reviews – BT Baby Monitor Pacifier is preferred by parents as it also is equipped with high-definition sound and will vibrate any alerts. High definition sound allows the parent to hear their baby without distortion and, therefore, without worry as the sound is so distinct. While this feature is not exactly necessary when baby is crying, it certainly brings peace of mind at any other time. Parents like the talk back feature on the unit as it enables them to soothe their baby if he is crying and they are in another room.
The nightlight feature is unique as it will color-code the room temperature, so to speak. It softly shines blue if the room temp is a bit cool, orange if the temperature is a bit too high, and red if the temperature is too warm for comfort.
Best Baby Monitor Reviews – Samsung Digital Video Baby Monitor is primarily hailed for its ability to integrate with various web chat platforms. Most of its adherents have bought the unit for this special capability. The LCD is also praised for its good image resolution— even in pitch black darkness, a feature that many parents highly appreciate.
The built-in battery has a fairly long life that ensures uninterrupted chatting and viewing, especially for those who are leaving their children for a short trip out-of-town.