This inexpensive audio-only baby monitor gives you a clear audio signal of your baby using DECT 6.0, an encrypted radio frequency. With a range of roughly 160 feet indoors, depending on the thickness of your doors and walls, the VTech DM221 provides crystal clear audio with minimal ambient noise disruption. The separate parent unit holds a charge for up to 18 hours of monitoring time, or it can be plugged in. There's nothing particularly fancy or sleek about this monitor, but it works well, and that's what counts!
Things We Love
- Inexpensive: For less than $40, you can get a clear audio signal of your baby. Even if you just use this monitor for travel, it's worth it!
- Encrypted Radio Connection: The baby and parent units communicate using DECT 6.0, which is an encrypted radio frequency. It has a range of roughly 160 feet indoors, depending on the thickness of your doors and walls.
- Separate Parent Unit: The parent unit holds a charge for up to 18 hours of monitoring time, or it can be plugged in. The parent unit beeps when the baby unit is out of range.
- Clear Audio: Thanks to DECT 6.0, this monitor transmits clear audio with very minimal background noise.
Things We Don't Love As Much
- Looks Like a Baby Monitor: There’s nothing sleek about this thing. It looks like a baby monitor because, well, it’s a baby monitor. And it's inexpensive. So it lacks bells and whistles. (And we generally think that's a great thing.)
- VTech DM221 – ~$40