Mo­torola MBP36 Wire­less Video Baby Mon­i­tor

Eye Love Baby

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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

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