Not only are many traditional baby monitors overpriced — the #1 reason to consider an alternative — but often, they also use inferior technology. Inferior to what, you might ask? Inferior to what most of us use for other functions in our lives and throughout our homes. In a day when we use our smartphones and tablets for just about everything, it can be frustrating to have to resort to less intuitive technology when it comes to caring for our most precious gifts, our children. Instead of one more thing to learn, plug in, and have to sell in a few years, you can choose a product that makes sense with your modern lifestyle.
Eliminating Inferior Products
This issue can surface with other types of baby products, too. For instance, a glider located in the baby section may have a few extra arm pads but will likely be of lower quality than the one at the high-end furniture store down the street. Only that glider doesn’t have a picture on the tag of a mom holding her newborn baby. It’s up to you if you’d prefer to pay for quality products or targeted marketing and packaging.
Let’s face it: Many baby monitors rely on technology that actually competes with your existing WiFi signal. In order to avoid that kind of interference (never mind the potential of neighbors invading your privacy), you need to go digital.
Many of today’s parents are also opting to use video monitors with 2-way communications, allowing them to not only see and hear their children, but also to verbally comfort them, when needed. Some video comes in clearer than others, often determined by the price point, as we discussed previously. But these products still fall far short of the kind of technology we’re used to in the age of smartphones and touch-screen tablets — unless you want to pay even more for an item with a temporary use.
Opting for Quality over Marketing
You won’t find them at your local baby goods store, but the all-new LI2 Wireless HD IP Stick Camera and LQ2 Wireless HD IP Ball Camera (available in White or Black) are perfect for those who want quality video baby monitors! Since they utilize Wifi signals and allow you to use your iPhone or Android device, you can also stream and record video when you’re away from home. Beyond the baby years, you’ll be able to use them as intercoms or for home security purposes.
Features for the LI2 and LQ2 include ultra-crisp HD video (1280*720p) and 10 to 14 IR nodes for night vision, allowing you to clearly view up to 25 feet from the camera in complete darkness. The cameras also include motion sensors, and your free app will allow you to receive notifications whenever the sensors are triggered. In addition to streaming and recording video via your phone, you can record video directly to a microSD card in the camera.
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