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Infant Optics - Video Baby Monitor with 3.5" Screen - Gold/White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 269 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased!

    Posted
    thejulyissue
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is our third separate monitor system in 3 1/2 years. First, we tried Motorola and that conked out before 2 years had gone by. Then we tried VTech and that didn't last a year and a half. So far, this monitor system has all the best features of both we've tried! My FAVORITE feature is that I can shut the screen off at night but still hear the activity upstairs. Honestly - this was the first solid night of sleep I'd had in many months as the previous monitor had a bad connection and would constantly shut itself off and I'd have to wiggle the cords and dance a jig until it would magically work again. I've had no reason to use or try the additional lens but it's nice to have the option to change it in case we travel. The parent unit is as simple as simple can be - but does everything I can think it should do. AND, AND, AND you can turn down the notification beeps! The low battery beeps were so loud on the VTech that it had awoken the baby a few times. Overall, we're very pleased with this and, though we don't want to have to use it, are reassured that it comes with a manufacturer warranty. I used to think it was silly that parents "needed" this since our parents got along just fine without it, but it truly is peace of mind and reassurance when you've got other things to get done during naptime or after babe goes to bed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good!

    Posted
    CiaraLyn
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We originally ordered the Arlo Baby Monitor and returned it because of the battery life. This camera had excellent ratings on both Best Buy and Amazon, so we went with it. The reasons I rated it a 4 is: I wish it had a wifi option with a phone application, the camera itself must be plugged in at all times to work and we couldn't get it to charge at first because the battery connection requires an extra step in the monitor that isn't pointed out in the manual, but is pointed out on an extra piece of paper in the instructions. Despite an unsightly cord, overall, this camera will definitely work for us. The picture quality is excellent and you can even turn off the picture and solely listen for sound. It has a temperature gauge which seems to be surprisingly accurate and I really like that you can rotate/turn the camera, using the monitor. It's also nice that you can add another camera to the monitor, if you had multiple children or needed to see in multiple rooms. I also like that you can talk to your child through it, making it even better for use from infancy to toddler stage. Since we're still waiting on our little one to be born, the true test will be after that, but I'm excited about the possibilities!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    MomOf3
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was searching for the best baby monitor out there. Many seemed to have reviews but they were terrible. I used to own one of the well known brand monitors and all I can say is I would not pay a dime for it. Infant Optics came up as a monitor and I did research on it. Figured I would give it a try with all the amazing reviews it had. I ordered it, picked it up the same day. Had my husband set it up in less than 5 minutes. This product is AMAZING. Moms/Dads if you are like me searching for the TOP BEST MONITOR, please do not waste your time searching anymore, buy this one. Believe me, this is coming from an honest mom that just needed a good monitor to be able to watch her little girl sleep in her crib. So far it has exceeded my expectations. I never thought I would buy infant optics as I have never heard of them before. I am so glad I did. Thank you to all the previous reviews!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Camera

    Posted
    SingleTexasDad
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This camera has all the features you could ask for...pan, zoom, tilt, etc. --- you can scope out the whole room and the picture quality is on par or better than other units. Also provides the ability to add multiple cameras and cycle through which will come in handy with upcoming twins!! --- overall great buy...they provide standard lens and a zoom lens...apparently theres a wide angle lens as well sold separately that I wish was just included as this camera is on the higher end of price range. Overall highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Range and Video

    Posted
    Spasticpenguin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is my second one of these baby monitors. I loved my first one and I purchased a second to have at my parents house when the little one was over there. It comes with 2 lenses but I wish they would have included the wide angle and not the zoom lens. I've had no use to switch out the lens based on usage in both houses. One downside is that the 2.4Ghz frequency can be disrupted by other devices very easily. Even 2.4 wifi on your phone can disrupt the signal. The signal is very strong and I was able to have full signal anywhere in my house or my parents house. Even with the signal issue and competing frequencies, I still think this is a 5 star product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around camera

    Posted
    KelseyK
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After feeling frustrated with our Motorola baby monitor (it was not holding a charge long enough, even when it had only been three months old) we decided to get a new monitor. A friend who does a lot of research on baby products for her job recommended this one. Pros: great visuals, nice noise level (even with a sound machine on I can clearly hear my baby), great charge, comes with extra plug in Cons: the only thing I have noticed is that when I have it close to my cell phone the signals can interfere so they just can’t be right next to each other. I am not sure if others have noticed this. It is not a true con though, since I just don’t place them next to each other.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Camera that gives peace of mind!

    Posted
    CiaraL
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We originally bought a monitor that did not include a video option thinking sound would suffice and immediately regretted it once our daughter arrived. She isn't much of a crier and when she wakes and is in a light sleep will most times settle herself without assistance. Without video it can be hard to distinguish between normal waking versus one that needs immediate atttention meaning we ended up checking on her more times than needed. The video quality is amazing and it is so nice to be able to see her clearly. The monitor can be muted but will light up with a red color to indicate crying and you have the option of zooming in and out which makes placement of the monitor a breeze. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor with one drawback

    Posted
    Dimi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    First, I will say that this is a wonderful monitor and is extremely easy to setup. I love everything about this except the video monitor does not turn on when there's sound in the room with the camera (ie. a baby crying) Having come from another monitor I became accustomed to that feature that this one doesn't have it. When woken up in the night by our baby crying, you have to reach over and turn the video screen on. There is no option to have the monitor automatically switch on when there's noise. This is the only negative about this monitor. It's a pretty big inconvenience in my opinion but our child is older now and doesn't wake up as much. However, if we had an infant, I would be frustrated by the lack of this feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Baby Monitor!

    Posted
    Maryannwho
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is my first baby monitor, and I have 4 children, haha! I’ve always been put off by them because people would complain about lost signal, lagging, video quality, etc. I finally caved and looked into getting one with my last baby. My husband and I LOVE this monitor and we’re so annoyed we didn’t get it WAY before! The volume is perfect, the night mode is great, the day quality is awesome! And I do love that this isn’t WiFi connected, especially for those windy/rainy days where your WiFi goes out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Excited and Happy

    Posted
    Katie
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have a 16 month old baby girl and am expecting a little boy in 2 months time so I needed to get another baby monitor to watch over my little one. I was searching the internet for best baby monitors of 2019 and after reading many reviews online I decided to give the Infant Optics DXR-8 a try. So far I am very happy with this monitor and it far surpasses the older monitor that I have. I love the fact that the product comes with two lenses and that there is an option to add a wide angle lens as well as other cameras. I am so looking forward to using this monitor and thank everyone for their wonderful reviews! Katie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor

    Posted
    Cherylw
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We upgraded our basic model video monitor for this one. I wanted a monitor that could tilt/move to view more of room. As our little one grows I want him to have a little more freedom playing alone in his room, and this allows him that Independence with my supervision using camera. I actually like that the sound always stays on, but screen triggers on if a loud noise/cry. You can turn screen off manually if you'd like, or set a timer to auto sleep if all is quiet. Battery life is great! I turn it off (sleep mode perhaps) when not in use and it auto turns on if a noise occurs. I'd like to someday add a second camera for play room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera!

    Posted
    Anthony
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This camera system is excellent! The image quality is really good in bright light as well as with the night vision. I love the fact that the camera has the capability to tilt and pan around the room from the control monitor. Also, it was extremely easy to setup and have the camera wall mounted. I also love that the sound comes in so clear! Also, you will appreciate that the movement of the camera is very quiet. It will not wake the baby at all! Overall, great system and I would not hesitate recommending to anyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost what we needed !

    Posted
    NannyL
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is one of the better baby monitors and has a very clear display, however we have an issue with some type of wall interference. Best Buy has worked with us and told us to try different monitors, so we did. I really liked this one, but we still lost the connection. We live in an apartment in my daughter's home to assist with our special needs grandson and the only unit that stays connected 97% of time is the Vtech (no screen thou). So we are done looking for a replacement and will continue to use our Summer that works 70% for screen display.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

    Posted
    MamaSmiff
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Super easy set up. Clear visual. Love that the camera moves to see virtually everywhere in the room (except 180 behind the camera unit itself). We’ve had a lot of baby monitors with our 4 kids. Ok our 5th and final one we needed a new one because our previous one crapped out on us. Only thing I would say I wish this had was a slightly bigger monitor screen like our previous one had. But other than that it’s simple to operate and has a good image that provides a view of the whole room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Monitor

    Posted
    Jeff
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This monitor was purchased about a month to replace a monitor that had broken. The reviews on this product are spot on. This monitor has a great picture in low light, a really strong communication protocol that doesn’t wake you with every movement and sound (thank you!) and has tremendous range with the camera angle. Seamless setup up that worked right out of the box after charging. There is a second lens that comes with the unit - we haven’t tried that out to see how it might be helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what we needed!

    Posted
    HappyUser
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is the perfect camera for us! We already have a security system, so we really needed something for travel. This camera is perfect! It’s a small size camera and a perfect size monitor, which made taking it with us very easy. The set up is quick and painless! We really enjoy the capability of turning the camera any direction and the zoom option is great as well! Being able to use it as just a sound monitor is a huge plus also! Would definitely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised I like it

    Posted
    AndyB
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    For our second child, my wife wanted to get a video monitor rather than use the auditory monitor we successfully used with the first one. I'll be honest, its pretty handy to just "check-in" on the little guy as he's sleeping without actually having to enter the room. We've haven't had any issues with signal and I love that it is NOT wifi capable. I don't need some random person hacking into my cameras and seeing activities in my home. For the price, no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    like it so far

    Posted
    srsl11
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have had bad experiences with two different monitors and after posting on a moms group found that this monitor comes highly recommended and I have heard the customer service with this company is great as well. I have just set up the monitor and it was easy setup which is nice and the picture and sound so far seems great. I am excited to finally have a monitor that meets our needs! Only thing I will miss is having a monitor that plays background noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the monitor but picture a little too grainy

    Posted
    BabyEmu
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought the Infant Optics and the iBaby monitor at the same time as I have several rooms I want monitors without having to move the monitor each time. I love both for different reasons. The Infant Optics does not have an app option so you only have the hand-held monitor which I liked so that I could use my phone for other applications. The only negative I have is that the picture is more grainy than advertised but it still gets the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful and easy to use!

    Posted
    Zoee
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After our VTech camera decided to stop getting signals we purchased this monitor for our second baby. Set up was super easy, and the settings are easy to change and view. Love the idea that the lens of camera can be moved remotely! So if your baby moves you can pan the crib space or the room if necessary. Also, i really love that the monitors screen auto shuts off unless theirs movement or sound- unlike other monitors that stay on and leave a bright glaring light on your night stand.

    I would recommend this to a friend