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Despite the slightly dear price, and that it looks like a depressed robot, an excellent baby monitor with top-end specs!
on 4 May 2011
For a baby monitor that resembles Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the 2005 film The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy), I was very surprised with how well the baby monitor performed! Set-up was incredibly easy, as there were only two main components: the camera and the monitor. The camera itself resembles a webcam (albeit it a large one). The camera attaches to its base via a magnet, which allows for the camera position to be altered to any desired angle, whilst still being stable and secure. The monitor uses a rechargable battery, and again is very easy and simple to put in. This also runs off of a cable to the mains. Both cables are about three metres in length, meaning that plug sockets being too far away is not an issue.
We put very little work going into setting up the monitor; simply turn on both devices and they connect to each other automatically. We tested the monitor in both light and dark conditions, and it provided for excellent quality video on the monitor, especially considering that the monitor is small enough to be easily held in your hand! It also has a small stand on the back of the monitor.
We were especially impressed with the infrared camera, as the 'night-vision' provided us with excellent quality video. The sound is also crisp and clear. It worked perfectly from a distance of around 15-20m (upstairs, along a corridor and down a small flight of stairs). If in the unlikely instance that your camera and monitor become disconnected, the monitor produces a buzz/bleep, certainly loud enough for you to take notice. Furthermore, the monitor gives you a clear indication of signal strength and battery levels.
All in all, an excellent piece of kit: highly recommended, despite looking like a depressed robot. However, at £, it seems a bit over-priced; I would be happy to pay between £100-£125, but who can put a price on your child's safety?