Jumat, 26 November 2010

great product

Levana 32111 Digital Rechargeable Intercom

Levana 32111 Digital Rechargeable Intercom

I use this when babysitting my nephews. It is a pretty nice product. Here are the cool features:

1.) PRIVATE/SECURE CHANNEL: I have never seen or heard this unit picking up anyone else's monitors, or stray phone or TV signals, like I have seen happen in the past with other units. I don't know what kind of encryption/signal they are using to achieve this, but it seems to be working.
2.) LONG BATTERY LIFE: They claim you can get 8+ hours of roaming battery life out of the parent-monitor unit. In practice this is at about 4-6 hours for me, but hey, that's still pretty good.
3.) POWER SAVING MODE: You can set it to "go to sleep" and only alert you if the baby is making noise,etc. That saves battery power on the parent's monitor unit. In practice, paranoid parents won't be happy not always seeing the baby, and not all baby-distress issues cause the baby to make noise, so, I doubt many parents use this mode.
4.) NIGHT VISION!: Once you get used to having night-vision in your baby monitor, you will be loathe to give it up. I have used night vision in other baby monitors, and with home-security products. You are NEVER going to get a crystal-clear picture in night-vision mode, in a home-user sub-$500 product, you just aren't. Night vision mode uses infrared light to construct an image that normal "visible light spectrum" light created with our eyes. By definition that sort of a picture is going to be grainy/low-resolution. With more expensive units, you can get a better picture, but for cheaper home-use units, you get what you pay for. You will be able to see the child, and see "big picture" details like thrashing, jumping, stillness, etc. If you want high-resolution for your night-vision, then shell out the big bucks ^_^
5.) BABY INTERCOM: For older children, this is great, because you can just talk to them, and tell them to go back to sleep, or get back in bed, or reply to their water request, etc. For younger children, they can at least hear your voice, so they calm down a bit as you work your way towards them.
6.) NIGHTLIGHT: The nightlight and the lullaby features on the child-room unit, which you can control from the parent-unit, and two of the biggest selling points in my opinion. My nephews both like light and music when they are sleeping, and many products produced for those features have timers in them that cannot be bypassed, so they will shut off on their own. Which means the parents have to keep going back into the room and turning them on if the child hasn't fallen asleep yet. With these features, you avoid those issues.
7.) ROOM TEMPERATURE MONITOR: I really like this, being able to see the room temperature IS indeed a VERY handy tool at the hands of the parent.
8.) REMOTE CONTROL LULLABIES!: See comments for #6, nightlight :)
9.) EXPANDABLE TO MORE CAMERAS! (THIS ONE IS REALLY COOL): This! This feature all by itself raised the star rating for me. The fact that you can add more cameras to the network and setup monitoring in the playroom, in a window overlooking the backyard, etc. is FANTASTIC. That extends the life of this thing far past just the in-the-crib years.

5 stars

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9 komentar:

  1. Alexander Spence21 November 2010 13.32

    This is an awesome find. Don't be turned away because of low price. It is nice to be able to view your baby when your not directly hanging over them. Night vision works great. I like that you can play music and talk to them too.

    BalasHapus
  2. Diane Cunningham10 Desember 2011 11.32

    It was good. Super good. Way better than radio monitors that we had before. Glad we got this thing after all wooo

    BalasHapus
  3. Long story short this product is awesome. The clarity and coverage of the video monitor is great. Personally the ability to play music and talk through the monitor wasn't a selling point for me, but I have used the talk feature and it came in quite useful.

    BalasHapus
  4. I use this when babysitting my nephews. It is a pretty nice product. Here are the cool features:

    1.) PRIVATE/SECURE CHANNEL: I have never seen or heard this unit picking up anyone else's monitors, or stray phone or TV signals, like I have seen happen in the past with other units. I don't know what kind of encryption/signal they are using to achieve this, but it seems to be working.
    2.) LONG BATTERY LIFE: They claim you can get 8+ hours of roaming battery life out of the parent-monitor unit. In practice this is at about 4-6 hours for me, but hey, that's still pretty good.
    3.) POWER SAVING MODE: You can set it to "go to sleep" and only alert you if the baby is making noise,etc. That saves battery power on the parent's monitor unit. In practice, paranoid parents won't be happy not always seeing the baby, and not all baby-distress issues cause the baby to make noise, so, I doubt many parents use this mode.
    4.) NIGHT VISION!: Once you get used to having night-vision in your baby monitor, you will be loathe to give it up. I have used night vision in other baby monitors, and with home-security products. You are NEVER going to get a crystal-clear picture in night-vision mode, in a home-user sub-$500 product, you just aren't. Night vision mode uses infrared light to construct an image that normal "visible light spectrum" light created with our eyes. By definition that sort of a picture is going to be grainy/low-resolution. With more expensive units, you can get a better picture, but for cheaper home-use units, you get what you pay for. You will be able to see the child, and see "big picture" details like thrashing, jumping, stillness, etc. If you want high-resolution for your night-vision, then shell out the big bucks ^_^
    5.) BABY INTERCOM: For older children, this is great, because you can just talk to them, and tell them to go back to sleep, or get back in bed, or reply to their water request, etc. For younger children, they can at least hear your voice, so they calm down a bit as you work your way towards them.
    6.) NIGHTLIGHT: The nightlight and the lullaby features on the child-room unit, which you can control from the parent-unit, and two of the biggest selling points in my opinion. My nephews both like light and music when they are sleeping, and many products produced for those features have timers in them that cannot be bypassed, so they will shut off on their own. Which means the parents have to keep going back into the room and turning them on if the child hasn't fallen asleep yet. With these features, you avoid those issues.
    7.) ROOM TEMPERATURE MONITOR: I really like this, being able to see the room temperature IS indeed a VERY handy tool at the hands of the parent.
    8.) REMOTE CONTROL LULLABIES!: See comments for #6, nightlight :)
    9.) EXPANDABLE TO MORE CAMERAS! (THIS ONE IS REALLY COOL): This! This feature all by itself raised the star rating for me. The fact that you can add more cameras to the network and setup monitoring in the playroom, in a window overlooking the backyard, etc. is FANTASTIC. That extends the life of this thing far past just the in-the-crib years.

    5 stars

    BalasHapus
  5. Armando Buckner28 November 2012 04.32

    When I was completing my registry I noticed that all of the monitors were really expensive and had bad reviews. This is a great monitor, that has more features then a person really needs. It's a clear visual and great audio.

    BalasHapus
  6. When Amazon offered this too me, I was not sure. I already own a great baby video monitor at a reasonable price point. I love the Levana Jena monitor, though, it has some well thought out additional items that the one I owned did not. The light feature and lullaby features turned out to be so convenient. I have a baby and toddler in the same room and my toddler often misplaces something in his crib, so I can use the light feature. I love being able to use it to speak to my children. I find it easier to tell my toddler, I am on my way with his millionth request for more water or some other delay tactic than here him scream and wake up the baby.

    I totally recommend this monitor, it's not that much more than the budget-friendly option I previously purchased but this one just has a few extra features that make's it worth it.

    BalasHapus
  7. I bought this BC we bought a house and its two stories and I wanted a reliable monitor. I also wanted the talk features so i could calm my child without going up our steep steps all the time at nap time. I bought a second camera so I could keep ans eye in my 2 year old and tell him to get back to bed nd stay out if trouble :D this does all I expected and more! LOVE!! I'm so glad I bought it! I was a little sceptical BC of the awesome price, but its an awesome camera!! The only think I could possible dislike is it done have a very long signal range. I've had it for over 2 months and I really can not complain! I've had two other video baby monitors (one name brand and one cheapo) and this by far beats both!

    BalasHapus
  8. We love our video monitor. Definitely one of the best purchases we have made. Great picture and battery life. We can ever work in the yard while our son naps, without worrying. The bonus is that it's reasonably priced!!!! Great investment.

    BalasHapus