Philips Avent Audio Monitors DECT Baby Monitor SCD560/10 100% private connection Night light and lullabies Talkback function is rated
3.9 out of
Rated 5 out of
easy to use, reliable, good featuresI happily received this product in exchange for posting an honest review of this baby monitor. I have enjoyed using it and would recommend it to others. There are many `extra` features that I wasn`t sure I`d use upon initial use, but I have been pleasantly surprised that I`ve used them and will continue. I have liked the temperature alert--especially during a cold winter in a finicky apartment. It gives me peace of mind that I`ve dressed my child appropriately for the night, or gives me reason to go put on another blanket. My child has even liked the music features that play for 15 minutes after I leave the room. We have had no issues with the distance of the parental control reach--but we live in a small apartment, so I can`t speak too well for that. The monitor has been sensitive enough to pick up noises I WANT to hear, but hasn`t been so sensitive that I can`t sleep myself. The battery life for the parental unit has been good with no sign of decline yet. I regularly use the built in night light and have been able to remove out other too bright night light thanks to this feature. Overall I highly recommend this product to new or expecting parents.
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 5 out of
My favorite Monitor!!Who knew a baby monitor could do so much! I received this monitor as a free sample to use for this review and was very impressed with it.
First, the range of this monitor is amazing. I could literally go across the street and still hear perfectly through the monitor. This is great for times you are outside doing yard work, etc.
Second, there is a room temperature sensor that keeps you alerted to how warm/cold it is in their room at night.
Third, there is a soft nightlight that can glow as well as lullabies that can play. The monitor device also has a two way walkie talkie like feature so you can talk to your child without going into the room.
One other thing I noticed about this monitor when comparing it to others that I have used in the place is that it is extremely quiet. Others seem to have a static/white noise that is loud but there is none of that with this one.
Overall, I would highly recommend this monitor. I have used several before with other children but this is by far the best I have used. You can`t go wrong!
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 2 out of
Loved it at firstI started using this monitor and the battery won't stay charged. I was given a replacement and it is happening again... I really like the monitor but I can't use very often because of the battery issue.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of
very impressed!I received a free sample of this baby monitor for my son, and was very pleased. One of the features I really liked was the base stays in the babies room and the smaller piece stays with me, well if I misplace my piece I can press find on the base and find it. I also loved that the base was a nightlight...it was very nice to have during the night. I also had never had a monitor that I could use as a 2 way speaker, if my son was crying I could talk to him over the monitor on my way to his room. I was very pleased and would highly recommend this monitor to others.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 5 out of
Sweet Dreams (even while traveling).Between our kids, we've experimented with audio, digital video, and wi-fi monitors. While we love the fancy features of a wi-fi monitor, we found that for visiting out of town family or staying in a hotel suite audio monitoring was our go-to route. We received this monitor to review and were quite impressed at how the quality has improved from the static versions we were used to growing up.
SOUND QUALITY - I hear my baby clearly without static or interruption. To be able to hear that my baby is breathing safely and that she is content means the world to me.
VISUAL DISPLAY - The sound sensitivity lights are helpful to visually see the volume of sound coming from my daughter's room. I appreciate being able to adjust the sensitivity if there are other items (i.e. humidifier or lawn mower) that could be picked up.
THERMOMETER GAUGE - I love this feature. Whether it is the heat of summer or the cool of winter, I love knowing the temperature in my daughter's room to ensure she is comfortable and in a safe temperature range. Her older brother wanted to be a helper and cranked the heat - while I interceded right away, I appreciate knowing the alert feature was an extra safety check for temperature comfort.
TWO-WAY TALK - If she has already been settled for the evening but is stirring, the two-way talk feature is neat in allowing me to sing her bedtime song to her again without the disturbance of me opening the door (and that visual excitement of seeing mom!). We used this feature when my son had transitioned to a toddler bed - we'd say, "please go back to bed, sweetie" when we heard he was up, and he would listen. Most of the time. ;) While we prefer checking personally, this communication feature has provided an extra avenue of communicating with our kids - and for that, we are thankful.
NIGHTLIGHT - Changing a diaper at night is easily facilitate with a light touch of the monitor / light. The nightlight is soft and non-glaring - just the right amount to provide care but not too bright to fully awaken our daughter.
RANGE - The range indicates up to 330 meters. While we were staying in a cabin we utilized this feature so that our daughter could nap while we played right outside the cabin with our son. He was a happy camper and so were we.
Overall, the sound quality and bonus features make this audio monitor reliable, portable, and a great value to not break the bank.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 2 out of
AverageI received this monitor for free in exchange for writing an honest review. I have grown accustomed to using only video monitors for my children, so I was unsure how I would feel about an audio only monitor. Overall, this monitor was pretty average. I don't think it went above and beyond any other audio only monitors. It does have some nice features, however. The "talk" feature is nice for use with older children. I was able to tell my son that it was okay for him to get up and get a drink, without having to shout from the other side of the house. The temperature alert was not something I found very useful, since we live in a new house in which the temperature is very well regulated. The range of the monitor seems to be on par with other monitors I have used. Within the house, it seems to work fine, but once it is brought outside, it can't go very far before it loses its signal. There are two big drawback I noticed with this monitor. The first is with the lullabye sound. While they may be soothing to some, it has been found that simple white noise is very effective in getting babies to fall asleep and to sleep more soundly. Instead of a variety of lullabye sounds, white noise would have been a better choice. The next negative is the loud beeping noise that occurs when the parent unit is powered off. There is no way to control the volume of this. If one parent gets up to care for the baby in the middle of the night, they will probably turn off the parent unit in order to not disturb the other parent. This loud beep totally defeats that purpose, since it will likely disturb the other parent enough to wake them. All in all, I was not overally impressed with this product. If you are looking for a simple audio only monitor, there are better ones out there.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 2 out of
Fantastic- till it breaksWe've had two of these monitors now. The first one the microphone in the baby unit broke within a month of use- right before Christmas, with a newborn. Customer service asked me to try and reset it, and no dice. They sent a replacement to us, and it arrived within a few days- perfect! We had the replacement for about 5 months, and the same thing happened. I woke up one morning to hear my baby screaming from his room, but nothing was coming through the monitor. I once again tried the reset, and nothing worked so I called AGAIN. This time they're apparently sending me a model up from this, so we'll see how long that one lasts.
This monitor is great when it works- good sound, the temperature is accurate, long battery life, long range, and it doesn't pick up any other monitors in my neighbourhood (of which there are a lot- there's been a bit of a baby boom 'round here.) Honestly, if the microphone would just stop breaking in the baby unit, I'd rave about this monitor. But I can't- because I can't trust that it will continue to work when I need it to.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of
Well made with great featuresI received a free sample of the Dect Monitor in exchange for writing a review..
INSTRUCTIONS:The instructions were very clear and concise, easy to understand and to get started. There are numerous extra features on this monitor, so the booklet is nice to have on hand to check back about how different things work.
DURABILITY:Everything on both units seems very well made and durable. The cords aren't flimsy, they stay connected well. On other monitors I have noticed the cords sometimes come out very easily with only a little pressure.
SIGNAL STRENGTH:The signal strength on this monitor seems to be fine. It worked everywhere in our home, and I don't anticipate having a problem with it even if we want to take it outside.
TWO WAY COMMUNICATION:This monitor has this feature, but it isn't something that we have really needed. Our baby just gets more upset if he hears our voices, but can't see where we are. I am sure it will be wonderful for some families, but isn't needed for ours.
NIGHTLIGHT FEATURE: The nightlight feature is great! It is just the perfect soft light without being too bright - it is nice that it is right on the monitor. I do wish that it had some sort of timer though and that the light would turn off after about 30 minutes. My baby likes it to fall asleep to, but I don't think it needs to stay on all night.
LULLABY FEATURE:This is also a fantastic feature to have right on the monitor! The music is quiet and comforting. This does have a timer, so it shuts off after about 15 minutes I think.
There is one other nice feature where you can choose what noise level the monitor actually picks up. If you want to hear every little noise they make, you can set it to be highly sensitive, but if you just want to hear actual crying, you set it for a lower sensitivity. This is nice as your baby grows older.
OVERALL: This is a very well made monitor with numerous, well thought out features. I would recommend it to a friend!
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