Customer Review

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great setup!, February 28, 2014
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This review is from: WiFi Baby 3: Wireless iPhone, iPad, Android Baby Monitor & Nanny Cam DVR. Video, Audio, Recording. Anywhere. (WFB2014) (Baby Product)
I see a lot of reviews (on the WiFi Baby 2) refer to setup and configuration. I thought it was a breeze. Mind you, I'm more of a techie, but when buying a device that will become a part of your home wireless network, you need to at least know how your network works. However, if you do not, WiFi Baby provides fantastic guides and has outstanding customer support to get you up and running.

I actually turned the wireless off and am using the camera over ethernet and powerline (through the electrical outlets). If you give your camera a static IP on the network, it makes things easier. All of this is very easy through the web interface of the camera. The 2013 model even comes with a built in link that you can use away from home so you do not have to search around for a dynamic DNS service on your own.

Although some other non-WiFi wireless baby monitors come with monitors as well, their batteries last for one, maybe two hours at best if using the video. It is extremely nice to use the family iPad which has a much better battery life. Streaming any kind of video (YouTube, etc.) will wear down the battery more quickly, but the iPad's battery is as good as you're going to get for a video baby monitor.

Pros:
Wireless or wired
Preconfigured link for away from home viewing
Viewable from iOS, Android, or any computer via web interface
Easy setup
Fantastic support
American company
iPad as monitor (sound can run in background too!)
Multiple camera support - huge for me
Have not needed to restart camera yet

Cons:
Pan and tilt would be nice (but not necessary when you think about it and see the large viewing angle)
Our cam is near a wall near white curtains and you get a white ring in the night vision due to the reflection from the curtains. If you point the camera towards the center of the room (away from the curtains), this goes away. Probably specific to my application but tweaking the placement reduced the effect significantly.

We will be buying more of these in the future.
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