(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Something better out there?
We have owned this video monitor since our son was born, and have used it every day - he is now over two years old. Probably before my son turned one, we started having a problem with the monitor saying No Signal. It would flash off and on. I couldn't figure out if something we were doing was causing interference, but it didn't appear so. However, it didn't detract too much from it's functionality so we kept using it.<br />Also quite a while ago, the plastic on the monitor began to develop cracks around the area where the belt clip is attached. Possibly the belt clip is not flexible enough.<br />Then, a couple days ago, I unplugged the AC adapter from the monitor and discovered the tip had apparently broken off inside. Hence I am on CR looking for help in choosing a new monitor.<br />All in all, this monitor did it's job and has done so for over two years. It also cost us $200 so I would hope it would last that long. The camera has held up well and my only complaint about that would be the limited viewing area (depending on your needs!). It suited us fine until we recently moved our son from crib to toddler bed and wanted to see more of his room on the camera. I mounted that thing as close to the ceiling, in a corner, as I could get it but the view isn't great. Maybe 1/3rd of the room visible. And then it's more difficult to see our son on the monitor because the camera is so far away. :( Maybe my expectations are too high?<br />Just read all the other reviews. Our monitor was NOT on the recall, we never had any probs with the battery. Also, we leave the monitor by the bed, charging, during the night, and off the charger during the day when our son naps. When it's not in use, it is turned off. Not sure if people who complained about battery life were doing the same.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.