Motorola MBP36 Wireless Video Baby Monitor
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Motorola has a brilliant reputation for releasing quality smartphones. So much so that people tend to forget the equally superb lifestyle products they release. Among these awesome lifestyle products is the Motorola MBP36 Wireless Video Baby Monitor, perfect for young parents to keep an eye on their little precious one.
After unboxing the package, there are two important items to look at. The first is called the Baby Unit which is a monitoring device that looks like a traditional web cam. The second item is the Parent Unit which is a small monitor device with a 3.5-inch diagonal color LCD screen. Both units sport a very neutral white design which is also available in brown; allowing it to blend easily with the baby's surroundings. This incognito design ensures that the baby will be less likely to disturb the device.
The Baby Unit does a fair job of supplying the Parent Unit with live video feeds with almost no delay. However, this comes at the expense of video quality, so don't expect the recordings to be in full HD 1080p as the live feeds only come in SD quality. Besides that, there are controls on the Parent Unit that allow it to pan, tilt and zoom with the Baby Unit, making sure that baby is never out of view.
In terms of audio, there are high sensitivity mics and speakers on the Parent and Baby Units, allowing communication between both units as well as essentially keeping an eye on the child whenever necessary. Parents worried about their child making too much noise need not fret as there is a volume control on the Parent Unit, giving parents peace of mind even when their child is in a restless mood. Aside from that, the Parent Unit also has a feature that allows it to play up to five pre-recorded lullabies on the Baby Unit; perfect for lulling baby to sleep.
Besides the primary and secondary features of the device, the Baby Unit comes with a room temperature thermometer which is displayed on the parent unit. For parents with multiple children, the parent unit can handle up to four baby units simultaneously, with the Parent Unit navigating between each Baby Unit individually.
In terms of power and physical range, the Parent and Baby Units can be separated for quite a distance; allowing for a maximum effective range of 590 feet. The Parent Unit features a NiMH rechargeable battery pack that lasts for around three and a half hours when not charging. However, the Baby Unit does not come with a battery and requires constant power from a wall socket through an AC adapter which has a fairly long cable.
In a nutshell, the Motorola MBP36 Wireless Video Baby Monitor is a thoughtful idea for parents who would like to keep an eye on their baby or children. It is a simple device to use and any parent should be able to get used to it within minutes of unboxing the device.
NiMH rechargeable battery pack for when the power goes out unexpectedly