Philips Avent Audio Monitors DECT Baby Monitor SCD501/10 100% private connection Night light is rated
4.2 out of
Rated 1 out of
Link- when not linkedI love Philips and buy a lot of their Avent baby gear; pumps, pacifiers, etc. However this product is a huge disappointment and worse, at least to me, a concern. My one issue with it is its unreliable. It continuously says it is linked when it in fact is not. I've tested this multiple times. I keep music playing in my child's room, walk down the hallway and the link is lost but the light saying it is linked remains green and solid. I walk a few steps back and the music will come through again, rinse and repeat. I've even given the unit a chance to redeem itself by waiting about two minutes to see if it would re-establish itself once down the hallway, but no. I have to turn it off and then back on for it to do so, and it only last about a minute. Full batteries and limited possible interference's, everything. I've even reread the manual to see if I had missed anything, a smart mode for volume (music quieted automatically) and nothing.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 4 out of
Good performing basic monitorI received a free sample of this monitor and it performed well. It has a great range and battery life, and I love that you can keep it on silent and have a visual indicator if the baby is making noise. We use a white noise machine in our daughter's room and not having to hear it the whole time while she is taking a nap is wonderful.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 4 out of
Highly recommendedI was sent the baby monitors to try and review, and I loved them! The monitor that stays in the baby's room has a night light. It is dim but warm looking. They pick up so much noise. I also liked the simplicity and ease of use. These are great monitors for traveling.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of
ExcellentOverall, I really love this product. Its very easy to use and also very convenient. I enjoyed the comfort of doing things around the house without worrying about if my daughter would move during naptime. I would definitely recommend this product to all moms.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 2 out of
A little misleading.We had another Philips Monitor that used rechargeable batteries and actually charged the battery pack when plugged in. This unit is misleading in that it advertises the use of regular or rechargeable batteries yet it does not tell you that neither the parent unit nor the monitor will actually charge the "rechargeable" batteries when it is plugged in. If we weren't mislead by the "rechargeable" statement we would have left this unit on the shelf. Besides that the unit seems fine however it goes through batteries fast and with no built in re-charger we would have been better off paying more for a unit that recharges itself when plugged in as this one led us to believe it did...
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic Monitor!!!The Avent Baby Monitor we received as a free sample in order to review has been a dream come true! We have a couple other monitors, different brands, that have been "average" at best, some that even have visual display monitors #this one does not#, and this one is twice as good! It's super easy to use - it's basically "plug and play" as the saying goes - you can use it right out of the box without having to read the instructions 10 times. It can literally filter out sounds it realizes are part of white noise in the room #like if you have the baby in a swing that makes sounds, or some nursery music playing softly#. And it occasionally lets you hear the baby's soft breathing to ensure you're in-tuned to your baby. This monitor is AWESOME. I highly recommend it to everyone, it won't disappoint. Who cares if it doesn't have visual display, it's better than those anyhow. I should also mention, we have a fairly large house, and monitor range abilities have been a problem in the past with other monitors -- this one has ZERO issues with range, or even the upstairs/downstairs problem some encounter. Two thumbs up, Philips Avent!
Date published: 2016-02-06
Rated 4 out of
Simple but does the jobI received this monitor for free to write a review. It is simple but does the job. It was super easy to set up and was nice that there were quick instructions right on the side of the box. The baby unit has a nightlight which is a really nice feature. The parent unit has a light to show if the battery needs charging or if there is a problem with the link to the baby unit. It also has a light indicator when it detects sound so if you can't hear it, you can see it. Would be nice if the parent unit had a belt clip so you wouldn't have to put it in your pocket when moving around the house or outside. It seems to be quite sensitive as the background static goes off and on quite frequently when it picks something up. I would recommend this monitor and will use it in the future if we have a second child.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of
Great basic monitorI have received a free sample of this product in exchange for a review. If you're looking for a basic monitor, this one is perfect. It doesn't have the constant static most do since it only "comes on" when it picks up sound, which I love at night since I've always hated the static when trying to sleep. The sound is clear, perfect when listening to the baby babbling to himself. The parent unit has held up after a few drops. I do wish it had a belt clip so it'd be easier to carry when I'm carrying laundry up and down the stairs. Overall excellent product and would recommend.
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