***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
So when I got the opportunity to check out the Motorola MBP 33 Wireless Baby Monitor with 2.8" Color LCD Screen, I jumped at the chance. Not all baby monitors are created equal, and I know that Motorola has a great reputation for offering only the highest quality products to families.
Everything needed to be the perfect parental spy is included:
The video camera
Parent Unit and rechargeable battery pack
Easy to understand instructions (Always a plus!)
• Wireless Technology 2.4 GHz FHSS
• 2.8” Diagonal Color Screen
• Range Up to 590 feet
• Zoom & Infrared Night Vision
• High Sensitivity Microphone
• Out-of-Range Alert
• Support Stand
• Volume Control
• Room Temperature Display
• Sound Level Indicator
• Low Battery Alert
• Two-Way Communication
• Rechargeable Battery (Parent Unit)
• 5 Lullabies
• Suggested Retail: $199.99
I love the fact that this monitor offers 2-way communication. I could hear the screaming and fighting, and I could respond and even put people in time out, all the way from my back yard! This, of course, would also be a wonderful feature for parents of newborns and babies who want to soothe them or sing them a lullaby. Speaking of lullabies, there are 5 already installed, just in case you sing like my husband. (Not well.)
I also love the out-of-range alert. I was able to be warned when I was getting too far away so I could adjust my activities accordingly. I am pretty impressed with the range, though. I was able to navigate my entire backyard with no problems at all.
And of course, there's the important part: The picture! I was absolutely thrilled with the clarity of the images, even in a somewhat darkened room. This unit features infrared night vision, so no matter the condition, you will be able to have a clear view of your babies or children. There is also a full-color option, too.
Here is my Xander, in time-out, getting awfully sleepy. I don't know if you can tell, but he's sucking on his fingers. This is almost always a sign that he's getting ready for a snooze.
Oh, and this offers a temperature display which definitely comes in handy when putting kids down to sleep. My kids have a fit if it's too hot or too cold, and we have decided that between 68-72 is just right.
The only thing I would change? Well, I really would love to see a WiFi enabled unit. I like to be able to check on the kids on my iPhone while I am shopping or out on date night with my husband. I know some monitors have that feature, and I think it's definitely worth splurging on.
Still, for the price point, reliability, and great features that are included, I think the Motorola MBP 33 is a fabulous value. It does exactly what it says it will, has decent battery life, and definitely helps keep the peace in my home. You can also purchase additional cameras for more coverage or extra kids' rooms!
WHERE TO BUY:
Available now at BJs, Fred Meyer, Meijer, Diapers.com,Bestbuy.com, Walmart.com, BuyBuy.com, BabiesRUs.com, BarnesandNobles.com, Meijer.com, Sears.com and Kmart.com
Suggested Retail: $199.99