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A Wonderful, safe and effective baby nightlight and bedtime security
on November 24, 2010
I'm not only a Father, but, as of last December/2009, a new Grandfather as well, so when I saw this odd looking product, I said to myself, I've got to try this one out. My review here will come in two parts, with this initial review on the item itself and not yet "tested" by my Grandson, Finn, who I'll be seeing over the Thanksgiving holiday. I'll then update my review as to how he reacted and responded to this unique lighting device. My first concern is safety for this nightlight is rated for 2 years and up in age. It has no sharp edges at all and is one piece of molded semi-hard rubberized material and nothing on the exterior can be pulled off or pose a choking hazard. I was concerned in the base where smooth "battery charging" contacts are located for charging off the base unit (which remains separated and away from baby during this nightlight;'s use), that there might be a tiny level of current across the contacts if baby licks or puts a wet mouth there. I'm relieved to say that my multi-meter which can detect even a tiny amount of current flow, read zero the entire time, thus, there is absolutely no current at these contacts. The Mobi charges on it's base which has a red ring of light (very dim) around base that changes to green when it is fully charged (an hour or so). Lifting the Mobi off of base turns it on immediately to a soft green glow. It is capable of single colors in red, blue, green, yellow as well as a setting to allow it to go through a cycle of smooth and gradual color changes, displaying all the colors it offers. Additionally, you can hold down the power button on the bottom of the Mobi and it will cycle into a 15 minute timer mode and then go off. It's sealed internal lithium battery is good for hours of use. I've not yet tested how long it will go on a charge, but, I'm guessing for 6-9 hours minimal. The light it puts out will illuminate a room with a soft and low amount of light. There's enough to see by, yet, not too much to distract a baby who's drifting off to sleep. Some of the colors by nature of their hue, appear a bit brighter the others, so you have a selection of lighting brightness in a sense as well. So to summarize, the Mobi for what is is; a toddlers nightlight and bed companion (to keep the scary things away!) is superbly designed. My Grandson has an acute fascination with moving things and certainly of colors of light such as the Mobi creates. I'm guessing he'll be fascinated with it and it is apt to help during some of those fussy nights when he is trying to go to sleep. Later, when he's a bit older, the Mobi is apt to help keep those strange noises and things-in-the-dark at bay and help offer a feeling of security by having some low, soft and gentle lighting right in bed near him. I'm always picky and skeptical about a baby product and this one has won me over. Hopefully it'll be quite popular with my Grandson too! Highly recommended. A neat and unique nightlight for sure!
Post baby Tested/Part 2: Well, as I guessed, my Grandson was totally entertained and soothed by this wonderful nightlight/toy. As he settled down in his crib, he played with the toy; gazing at it's soothing and mesmerizing soft glow and the changing colors. He also found the rounded and safe parts of the toy ample to put in his mouth now and then as well (he was cutting first teeth and this toy seems to be good for that too!). He never took his eyes off it while slowly settling down for his nap. Suffice to say, this will probably be a great toy and security light for those naps or fussy nights where baby doesn't want to settle down all too quickly. I recommend this in every way, for a night light, safe baby companion, and a teething toy of sorts as well. It has Grandpa's seal of approval!