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Review: VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor

March 14, 2013

<p><img alt="vtech monitor" class="aligncenter pinit-hover" data-jpibfi-indexer="0" height="427" src="http://vt.vtp-media.com/images/babymon/vtt_babymon_banner.jpg" style="line-height: 1.6;" width="1000" />As you all know we are working on getting pregnant and having our second child. One thing we both agreed on that we want is a nice baby monitor system where we could watch the baby whenever he/she is sleeping or as it gets older, plays. The problem is, neither one of us knew which would be a good system or not. I didn&rsquo;t have a monitor when Sophia was an infant, but I was also still living with my mom and had no use since we shared a room during that period of time. One thing we did learn though is just because it&rsquo;s expensive it doesn&rsquo;t mean it works good and if it&rsquo;s cheap it doesn&rsquo;t mean it&rsquo;s a piece of junk. You seriously need to feel these out in person &ndash; who would have thought? Well thanks to Vtech we found the perfect system which we plan to use when our special time comes for us. We were sent the Vtech Safe &amp; Sound Baby M<span style="line-height: 1.6;">onitor to check out and boy is it cool!&nbsp;</span></p> <p><img alt="VTech" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-33162 pinit-hover" data-jpibfi-indexer="1" src="http://www.closetsamples.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_3050.jpg" style="line-height: 1.6; width: 500px; height: 333px;" /></p> <p>Who is Vtech?</p> <p>At VTech, we live by the words &ldquo;innovation beyond technology.&rdquo; Our mission is to be the most cost-effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality consumer electronics products and to distribute them to markets worldwide in the most efficient manner possible. Established in Hong Kong in 1976, we operate in 10 regions around the world. We have an extensive international distribution network and VTech is publicly listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE: 303).</p> <p>VTech invests between 3 and 4% of annual sales straight into research and development-in 2008 this was 51.3 million dollars. Each year VTech introduces over 60 new products based on R&amp;D efforts at centers in Canada, Hong Kong and China. Within the realm of telecommunication products, our North American operation is one of the top 3 players in the US cordless phone market. VTech&rsquo;s spirit of innovation has allowed us to assume the roles of pioneers and prime movers in the industry. In 1992 we developed the first fully digital 900 MHz cordless phone, in 2002 VTech introduced the first 5.8 GHz cordless phone and in 2005 we introduced the first integrated VoIP cordless phone.</p> <p><img alt="VTech" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-33164 pinit-hover" data-jpibfi-indexer="2" src="http://www.closetsamples.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_3051.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" /></p> <p>Our licensing agreement with AT&amp;T has yielded a dual AT&amp;T and VTech brand strategy, meaning that we now boast an extensive distribution network incorporating customers such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Circuit City, Costco, Office Depot, Staples, Target and more. VTech has enjoyed an illustrious and eventful history of innovation beyond technology in the consumer telecommunications field. 14 years ago we released the first 900 MHz digital phone. In 1997, we introduced the jellybean trend for cordless phone finishes. Two years later, in 1999, VTech was first once again with the introduction of the 2.4 GHz cordless phone. We acquired the AT&amp;T license in 2000, releasing our first bundle the year after. In 2002, VTech was first to market with the 5.8 GHz cordless phone and in 2003 we introduced the first color LCD available in a cordless phone. Our VoIP line continues to gather both momentum and awards, since releasing the first integrated VoIP cordless in 2005.</p> <p><img alt="VTech" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-33165 pinit-hover" data-jpibfi-indexer="3" src="http://www.closetsamples.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_3052.jpg" style="line-height: 1.6; width: 500px; height: 333px;" /></p> <p>As w<span style="line-height: 1.6;">e look to the future, and the evolution of telecommunications, be assured that VTech will continue to lead the way. Exciting new technologies are emerging, and VTech is driving integrated solutions in all areas of our core businesses to provide consumers with innovative, high quality, reliable, leading edge products. </span></p> <p><img alt="VTech" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-33166 pinit-hover" data-jpibfi-indexer="4" src="http://www.closetsamples.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_3053.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 750px;" /></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">What do I think? </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">My husband and I are both VERY impressed with the Safe &amp; Sound monitor. From the first feel of it you can tell it was made using high quality materials and built to last. I grew up around Vtech toys as does my daughter now so I already trust the Vtech brand. The Safe &amp; Sound monitor features five relaxing lullabies, volume control and a talk-back intercom bring you the quality and convenience you expect from your monitoring system. Best of all, when you buy VTech&mdash;the same manufacturer that has been pioneering cordless communication for more than 35 years&mdash;you can rest assured your little one is safe and sound. </span></p> <p><img alt="VTech" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-33167 pinit-hover" data-jpibfi-indexer="5" src="http://www.closetsamples.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_3054.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 750px;" /></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Features of the monitor: </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; Safety </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Infrared LEDs let you check on your little one any time, day or night.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; Control </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Customizable settings let you decide how best to see and hear your baby. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; Comfort </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Say goodnight to bedtime fussiness. Sensors help you ensure your baby is comfortable, even from another room.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; Convenience </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Expandability up to 4 cameras and easy-to-install wall-mount brackets give the system&mdash;and your little one&mdash;plenty of wiggle room. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; Adjustable Camera </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">An adjustable camera lens makes it easy to choose the viewing angle that works best for you and your baby. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; Soothing Lullabies </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Serenade your baby to sleep with one of 5 calming melodies.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; Wall-Mountable </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Easy wall mounting means you can quickly change the position of the camera so your baby is always in full view. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; Talk-Back Intercom </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Sometimes all your baby needs is to hear the sound of your voice. Comfort your infant with the built-in intercom.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; Full-Color Video </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Never miss a smile with the high-resolution, 2.8-inch color LCD. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; Temperature Indicator</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Keep your little one cozy. The temperature indicator helps you know when it&rsquo;s time to adjust the thermostat. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; Vibrating Sound Alert </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">With the receiver muted, the parent unit alerts you with gentle vibrations when your baby is fussing.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">&bull; 6 Level Sound Indicator </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Visually monitor the noise level in your baby&rsquo;s room with the 6 sound bars on the display.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Needless to say this monitor has TONS of cool features to it that you won&rsquo;t find on many others. When trying out the monitor I love how simple it was to set up. I didn&rsquo;t even have to refer to the directions! The monitor and camera are both light weight while continuing to have high quality. The video monitor shows clear images of what&rsquo;s going on and the sound can be adjusted. It can either be on vibrate or loud and clear to hear. One thing I also love other than the sound and clear image is how it shows the temperature. I know sometimes we as women feel hot and cold at random points and no one else is experiencing this. With the temperature display I can be more cautious to the temperature and take into account how it could be affecting the baby. When you&rsquo;re not using it, it&rsquo;s simple to store and/or turn off. If you want to try &amp; sooth the baby to sleep choose one of the 5 lullaby songs to play and you&rsquo;re all set!</span></p> <p><img alt="VTech" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-33169 pinit-hover" data-jpibfi-indexer="7" src="http://www.closetsamples.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_3056.jpg" style="line-height: 1.6; width: 500px; height: 333px;" /></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Of course this monitor isn&rsquo;t just for babies though. You can use it for any type of indoor monitoring &ndash; young children playing, pets, elderly, etc. The adjustable camera angle and wall mount make it easy to position the camera and monitor to your needs.Would I recommend this product? Definitely! I was so unsure about which cameras and monitors would be best before, but after just a short period of playing around with this one I&rsquo;m positive on the one I&rsquo;m recommending to all my pregnant friends and family: The Vtech Safe &amp; Sound!</span></p>

Originally published on 2013-03-14 by Ashley at Closet Samples .