Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2012
When I first received this monitor it seemed simple enough and I didn't bother to read the instructions. After messing around with it (and finally pulling out the manual) I absolutely love it!

FOR ALL OF THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS: Please simply read the instructions. It took me some frustration to get it set up, but once I figured it out, it is fine. The complaints about it saying 'no signal' and turning off after a few hours are the VOX setting. Please read below.

Perks:

Infra-red technology that gives crisp black and white images at night. The receiver automatically switches to color if given enough light.

It has an optional VOX setting - Which to me is important. I want the video to be streaming as long as I have it turned on. The VOX is nice if you are trying to save battery and would like it to automatically power down. But realistically most people are going to use this next to their bed, and odds are, it will be plugged in. Having the option to turn the VOX setting off is a huge perk. Not all monitors offer that.

Make sure you plug the cord into the correct inlet on the receiver. 'Mommy brain' was rampant those first few days and I didn't notice that I had plugged the power cord into the AV Out port. Needless to say the monitor worked horribly with scratching sounds and the picture turning black and white during the day time (It should have been in color at the time). I felt extremely unintelligent when I realized the error. Of course that was after I had gotten frustrated at the machine for not working properly lol.

There is also a small hole on the bottom of the transmitter. Which turned out to be the best design decision. There's no flat surfaces next to our crib so there was no where to set the transmitter. With the hole in the bottom of it I was able to simply put a small framing nail in the wall and hang the transmitter. The lens has great rotation capability so I was able to simple rotate it so that it is looking down into the crib.

Our residence is small so I have not used the receiver unplugged and carried it with me. I can not give a review as to battery life. However, after two months I am very happy with it!

EDIT:

6 Months later - I still absolutely love it. A tip, when using at night I found that using a nightlight in the nursery helps to provide a very clear picture using the night vision.

EDIT:

1.5 years later - Yup. It is still going strong. By now it has served it's purpose but still used for piece of mind. Our toddler has broken the clip off of the back of the receiver. He has also broken the plastic over off of the antenna on the transmitter, and it still works. I have found that on occasion the it will cease to transmit sound. But it is easily fixed by simply turning the transmitter off and on. Just resetting it essentially.

2 thumbs up
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2012
Bought this monitor and was initially ok with it. It seemed sort of cheap to the feel, but it worked ok so I overlooked it. It stopped working though in a few weeks. Nothing happened, just died. Slim sharp had me mail back at my expense (13$), for replacement. If I got a refund they would have kept 20% restocking fee (this is in the small print I guess).
I sent back and it took 3 weeks to get the new one! The new one then stopped working after a week! Really annoyed now I contacts Slim sharp and they would again only replace or refund if I sent back the second unit! Another 13$ in mailing to get another terrible monitor...I don't think so! I'm cutting my losses on this one. Spend a few more bucks and get something better made. And buy from a vendor who will cater to the customer who was very inconvenienced. This all happened of course in the middle of sleep training my daughter, which is why I wanted a video monitor in the first place. What a disaster. Stay away!
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2012
I bought this item as a baby shower gift. My friend loved it. She says it has many modes and the screen is bigger than most you see for twice the price. For the product, it is as good as some of the ones that are way more expensive.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2013
Works great in the room with the camera once you leave the room you lose reception. If I can only see my child on the monitor while I am in the same room as her what's the point of having a monitor.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2013
Just a blank, black, dead screen out of the box new, with only audio working. Appears cheaply built. High hopes, only to have to mail it straight back. Sad.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2013
I bought this for my son and daughter-in-law and my new grandson. The picture is amazing--especially at night. The night vision image is as clear a s a bell. Would recommend to anyone for baby shower gift
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2012
I love that I can walk around with the monitor and it doesn't have to stay plugged in. Also I love that the camera can see at night and especially i love that it has a two way radio. I talk to baby when she wakes up and let her know I'm on my way. She looks at the camera in such an adorable curious way. I love it!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2012
Works well, suggestions for users: plz mute before bringing into close proximity with each other when both devices are on! I love the charge feature on the hand held. The camera itself is really good: night vision reminds me of paranormal activity lol but in all honesty its clarity is profound and the mic and volume superb. product review personally 8 out of 10.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2012
The video monitor never connected. Instructions didn't help. Had to send back. I wouldn't recommend this product. However I haven't found any monitor that is fabulous.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on May 31, 2014
Piece of crap don't buy. Monitor only works if it's plugged in . Defeats the purpose of what it is used for if you can't walk around with it. Picture sucks to . Nothing like in the pic.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See all 4 answered questions

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.