With my due date just around the corner, we have been checking out all kinds of neat baby products lately in search of the best for our little guy. Today I am excited to bring you a review of the brand new video monitor from Panasonic, the Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor! (A big thank-you to Panasonic for gifting me one to try out!)
Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor Features
Long Range Video Monitor
With the Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor (model number KX-HN3001), you’re able to have a secure, clear and uninterrupted, extra long range signal. In fact, it’s interference-free up to 1,500 feet! Panasonic’s DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Communications) technology means signal ranges that are longer and stronger than 2.4GHz frequency monitors.
There are 3 different alerts on this baby monitor: temperature, motion, and sound-triggered alarms. Parents are able to customize both the sensitivity for these alerts along with the method of alert delivery (for example chimes, LED lights (which would be very helpful for hearing-impaired parents) and auto screen-on mode.
The Panasonic Long-Range Video Monitor includes a built-in rechargeable battery for up to 13 hours of standby time, and up to 5 hours of Active, continuous use.
The child unit can be mounted to the wall or positioned on a flat surface.
The parent unit allows you to talk to your child through the monitor. The parent unit also features crystal clear sound coming from the child unit.
Other Noteworthy Features
With the Panasonic Long-Range Video Monitor, you can easily pan, tilt and zoom the camera. It’s easy to see all over your child’s room with this monitor and the movements are quick and yet very quiet. It is also equipped with night vision (black and white) and color monitoring when light is present.
My Review of the Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor (Model Number KX-HN3001)
Setting this monitor up was really a breeze. We prefer not to mount our baby monitors so they are easy to move around the nursery and/or from room to room as needed. If you decide to mount the child unit, you’ll need to purchase your own screws (2) to mount it to the wall, however, a metal wall mounting adapter is included.
If you are going to place the child unit on a flat surface (we used a dresser) you will only need a small screwdriver to install the provided battery into the parent unit. Once that is installed, plug in both units and you are ready to go!
One thing I was immediately impressed with is how long the cords are on both units. There have been other monitors in the past that I’ve used with short cords that drove me nuts. These are the longest cords I’ve ever seen on a video monitor, giving you greater flexibility when plugging in your monitor units.
Learning the Features/Modes
This monitor was also very easy to use. I did check the manual with a few specific questions, but generally, it is very user-friendly. You could pick this monitor up second-hand without a manual and figure out how to use it without any issues.
A few weeks ago I reviewed the Summer Infant Baby Pixel Touchscreen Color Video Monitor. The suggested price of that monitor is $50 more than this model from Panasonic. While it does have a few features that the Panasonic model does not have, I’m going to tell you that hands-down I would purchase the Panasonic Long-Range Video Monitor over it.
Not only is it $50 cheaper, the image on the parent unit seems clearer as well. Not only that, but I find it easier to use.
The Panasonic screen is a little bit smaller, but it’s definitely sufficient and the other features of the Summer Infant monitor, in my opinion, don’t justify paying $50 more and really aren’t necessary. In fact, if they were priced the same, I’d personally still opt for the Panasonic monitor over the Summer Infant one.
If you’re in the market for a video monitor, I’d definitely suggest the Panasonic Long-Range Video Monitor. It gets 5 stars from me! For me, a video monitor is one of those pieces of baby gear that I don’t want to be without! You can find it for sale at Amazon.com. It has a suggested price of $149. Through the end of this month (May 2018) if you use code P9P3KQZGPQ46 you’ll receive $10 off when you shop at Panasonic.com/baby.
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