With baby showers happening seemingly as frequent as April showers, we have certainly seen our share of baby monitors lately. While some new parents are opting out of the traditional audio monitor in favor of using their iPhones, others are choosing video monitors. While this new video baby monitoring system isn't as cool as this DIY iMac video monitoring system, it is certainly easier to set up!
The MobiCam Digital allows you to remotely monitor up to 3 different cameras from a distance of up to 450 feet. The cameras have a wide angle lens and a set of IR LEDs that circle the lens in order to provide visibility up to 30 feet away in complete darkness.
The cordless monitor features a 2.4 inch LCD pivoting display and uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which lasts for 8 hours on a single charge. This monitor includes an AV hookup for connecting it to the TV but will not out of the box connect to the internet. To view the baby monitor remotely you need to purchase the MobiCam Internet Kit which will then broadcast live feeds from the monitor which you can access from the internet through your computer or smartphone.
The MobiCan Digital 'starter kit' includes the monitor and a single camera for $189.99,additional cameras are $99.95 a piece. The internet kit costs $59.95. For more information, check out MobiCam.
We think this would make a great gift for a new parent that desires a video baby monitor but feels intimidated by tech. While we like the idea of a video baby monitor, the DIYer in us is not thrilled with the prospect of having to pay almost $60 in order to connect to the internet. Having said that, if we were seeking a video monitor for our own household we would be more likely to opt for another solution.
What do you think?