Infant Optics DXR-8 Baby Monitor Review 2018

Infant Optics DXR-8 Baby Monitor Review 2018

Infant Optics DXR-8 Baby Monitor Review –  Wow. Before we give our review let’s mention a few things first.  For several years, the Infant Optics DXR-8 has been the top rated video baby monitor on Amazon. It is also endorsed by Engadget, Wirecutter, Popular Mechanics, and received the Best of the Bump 2018 award. Per online reviews the Infant Optics DXR-8 is the Big Kahuna, Bees Knees, Cat’s Meow, and the BMOC (Big Monitor on Campus) with over 26,000 reviews on Amazon. Yes, that is the correct number of zeroes. The Infant Optics DXR-8 is in the traditional baby monitor category – local viewing with an including parent unit video screen.  The unit we are going to review was purchased in November, 2018 from Target for $165.99. We realize you have thousands of other reviews to decide if this is the right monitor for you so we will cut to the chase.  Buy it immediately, if not sooner. It is the best option for performance and features in its price category. Unless you are looking to pay more for additional options of a traditional monitor that also uses an app to view remotely and a larger screen like the newly released Kodak Cherish C525 you cannot go wrong with Infant Optics. Infant Optics DXR-8 Unboxing We appreciate frustration-free packaging.  Unlike the Summer Infant Glimpse (a solid contender in the less than $100 category), we didn’t need a box cutter to pry out the screen from it’s tangled wire prison.  The packaging is attractive, minimalistic and proudly shows off its awards from The Bump and Wirecutter.  The contents are cradled...
$100 Video Baby Monitor Review 2018 – VTech vs. Glimpse

$100 Video Baby Monitor Review 2018 – VTech vs. Glimpse

  $100 Video Baby Monitor Review Which $100 Video Baby Monitor is best? In this article we are comparing two popular baby monitors. These come with their own video screen and in the $100 budget category: VTech VM3252 and Summer Infant Glimpse. These monitors are widely available on Amazon, Target and other retailers.  At the time of this article we bought ours at Target: $99 for VTech (VM3252-2 – two camera version) and $79 for the Glimpse.  The VTech comes in a one camera version for $69.  While the Glimpse is not offered in a 2 camera bundle, you can add a second camera for $49. Functionality and features are going to be limited at price level. At a minimum you want the picture and audio to be decent, an acceptable range and stable connection – no dropouts. Digital Baby Monitor Summary Let’s break down the basics.  The digital video monitor category comes with a camera and parent unit. Do not confuse them with the term”wifi baby monitor.” This is a term widely used as a general description. These are called “smart” baby monitor which compatible with your home network and smart phone apps. It is not compatible with your iPhone or Android device and you can only access it with the included video screen. You can not view while not at home.  The range is a few hundred yards but this is shortened depending on your home’s construction and number of floors. For example, concrete walls are a killer for connectivity. Baby Monitor Parent Unit Image Quality Both have a 2.8″ screen which is typically the minimum size for...
Smart Baby Monitor Accessories

Smart Baby Monitor Accessories

WiFi Baby allows parents to stay connected via baby monitor apps at home or anywhere on iPhone, iPad or Android.  However, you can take WiFi Baby to new a whole new level using our baby monitor apps with these accessories that members of the WiFi Baby team own and endorse.  These accessories include turning WiFi Baby into an Apple Watch baby monitor. Apple Watch Shop: Apple Watch WiFi Baby is the only monitor that notifies you via Apple Watch when baby is crying. Audio notifications mirror to Apple Watch so you never miss anything.  You will get a notification based on your noise level preference.  Wes, our app developer, loves this feature. Kindle Fire Shop: Kindle Fire If you would like to have an additional monitoring screen, while also adding a low-cost tablet to your home, the new Kindle Fire is a great choice. The latest version, starting at just $49.99, is great companion to WiFi Baby monitor apps. Just download the tinyCam PRO app on Kindle Fire and you are good to go. Stefanie, our CEO, owns two Kindle Fire tablets (2013 and 2014 version). The app works flawlessly and the Kindle Fire has held up amazingly well even with her children mistaking it for a frisbee. Amazon Fire TV Stick Shop: Amazon Fire TV Stick Watch your baby on the big screen on Fire TV.  The new Fire TV Stick (starting at $39.99) connects to your TV’s HDMI port and is your low-cost portal to Netflix, Amazon Prime and pretty much every movie or show ever.  No mirroring or streaming from your iPhone or Android device required.  Like the Kindle Fire, just download the...