We’ve reviewed a number of baby monitors on our blog, we even show you how to make one! So we know finding the right monitor can be a bit of a nightmare, without having had a baby, or used a monitor it can be hard to work out what features are essential and what are just fluff! Well, having tried a few, we’re pleased to review our trusted baby monitor – the Motorola MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor.
The Motorola MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor with 3.5-Inch Color LCD Screen, Remote Camera Pan, Tilt, and Zoom is one of the more advanced models in Motorolas range of baby monitors. It features a 3.5″ colour video screen on the parental unit which is far clearer than our first monitor. The camera is fully controllable from the parent unit as well, allowing you to pan and tilt the camera 300 degrees to ensure you’ve always got a great view of your little one. Moving the camera is pretty silent, and so won’t wake the baby. Now, when you’re starting out with your first baby, you might wonder why you would ever need to be able to move the camera. Well, once your little one is crawling and walking, they will flap about in bed like a humming bird in a hurricane! The camera is also comes with with a nightvision sensor, so you can watch your babies through the night without worrying about needing a bright night light.
The camera has a microphone, so you can hear the baby loud and clear. It also has a 2-way talking feature, so you can talk back to the child. This, again, is great with toddlers – although ours did wonder why his bookcase started speaking to him.
The camera communicates back to the parent unit wirelessly, using 2.4GHz FHSS technology. We’ve had no issues with the range in our 3 bed house, and can pick up a good signal in our garden too. We’ve also found the monitor to be far less susceptible to interference from other electronic devices. Motorola claim a range of up to 200m in theory.
The battery life on the parent unit is good, enough for a nap at least. We’ve had ours for well over a year now, and the battery life is holding strong – far better than our old monitor. You can always buy a replacement battery pack if needed.
The Motorola MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor has a few little surprises which you might find useful. It has a room thermometer, so you can remotely monitor the temperature of your little ones room. Also, it has 5 built in lullabies, although we’ve never resorted to using them!
Motorola MBP36s video baby monitor key features:
- 3.5″ colour LCD screen
- Wireless 2.4 GHz FHSS technology
- Control the direction of the camera remotely
- 2-way talk so you can speak to your baby
Motorola MBP36S review summary
Having lived with the Motorola MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor for a while now, we can certainly recommend it. It offers the right features that are actually needed with a baby monitor, without anything extra. When your babies move out into their own room for the first time, it’s important to have a monitor you can trust, and Motorola have definitely delivered that. It is reliable, usable and above all else, functional.