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Monday, June 10, 2013

Motorola Blink1 Baby Monitor



This is only about 4"by 4", a little bitty thing.

I review a lot of products.   Frankly more of them make me frown than smile.  This product gave me a flat out grin.  Not only did it install easily, it works beautifully.   This is a home run!  This is truly a consumer product.  If you follow my reviews I am sure you have seen my dismay over products that claim to be consumer products and truly demand a technical education to install.   This install was flawless.  You do a simple reset of the camera before beginning and then install the free software from Google Play.   The software downloaded cleanly and also setup easily.  I put it on my tablet and my phone.   You will need the access name and password for your wifi but besides that you need nothing extra.  

The camera pans and tilts, it is not overwhelmed by outside or inside light.  It detects noise.  You can set up notifications for noise and temperature.   It really is a remarkable product and especially if you plan on using it as it is billed, a baby monitor.  You can even have it play lullabies’ for the baby.  After having purchased baby monitors in the past as gifts and going way back to the wired intercom I installed when my kids were babies,  the price is not out of line.   $249 at Amazon and as the commercials say, peace of mind, priceless.

Here are the specs from Motorola:

The Blink1 from Motorola is a remote Wi-Fi* camera that turns any internet enabled device into a fully functional video baby monitor. Use your Apple or Android smartphone, tablet, or computer to log in and check on baby over any internet connected device. Just download the app from iTunes or Google Play to enjoy high-quality monitoring.

Catch the action live and record video while controlling the camera with remote Pan, Tilt, and Digital Zoom. Infrared night vision allows you to keep an eye on things even in low light and two-way radio communication helps you stay connected. With Motorola’s Blink1, any device can be your baby monitor.
Remote Pan, Tilt, and Zoom
Control the Blink1 camera remotely to pan, tilt, and zoom the video image as needed.
Infrared Night Vision
Watch real-time video and sound in your baby's room with up to 25 FPS video playback, keeping you informed of what's going on visually as well as audibly. Infrared night vision means you can stay in touch with what's going in your baby's room without any lights to disturb little sleepers.
Convenient Two-Way Communication
Communicate with your baby, seniors or pets using two way communications.
Optional Accessories (Sold Separately)
The Motorola Blink1 allows you to connect up to four camera to enhance your viewing area and allow you to keep an even better eye on your baby.
Compatibility
Compatible with Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and computers with Wi-Fi access to the internet (can also be accessed via cellular but carrier charges may apply).
What's in the Box
WiFi* video camera, power adapter, user's guide.


If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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