VTech - DM221-2 2-Unit Audio Baby Monitor with up to a 1000' Range - white

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Watch over your child with this Vtech Safe & Sound VT DM221-2 digital audio baby monitoring system that features DECT 6.0 technology for clear sound and secure audio transmission. Two parent units accommodate multiple users.
$49.99

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Overview

What's Included


  • Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitoring System
  • Baby unit, 2 parent units
  • Rechargeable batteries

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (63 out of 65)

Features


From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores

Backlit display on parent unit

Offers an easy-to-read design in low-light conditions.

DECT 6.0 technology

Ensures clear, interference-free sound with reduced white noise. Digitized, encrypted signal helps protect your family's privacy.

Up to 1,000' wireless range

Allows flexible use throughout your home.

Talk-Back intercom system

For 2-way communication with your baby from another room or outside your home, so you can easily soothe your child.

5-level sound indicator

Lets you use sound alert LEDs to provide a visual indicator of noise in your baby's room. Vibrating sound alert discreetly notifies you when sound is detected.

Night-light handle

On the baby unit provides comforting illumination.

Two parent units

Let multiple users watch over their little one.

Belt clip

Enables simple portability.

Rechargeable batteries

Provide up to 18 hours of use.


Customer rating

4.7
97%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth EVERY penny

    Posted
    VictoryLee33
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Mom & I needed a good monitor for my dad who was suddenly taken ill. I am telling you, we have been through 3 different kinds. And have had to take them ALL back to the store for a refund. We tried the $19.99 price range, well that didn't work (you get what you pay for in this case) STAY AWAY FROM THESE MONITORS: "Safety First Crystal Clear Monitor" WHAT A JOKE! We bought this from Kmart. We started out with the single parent unit ( monitor for babies room & 1 for the parent). WOW! The buzzing was sooooo loud! it is just a piece of junk. We tried everything. Moved the monitor, changed the distance, EVERYTHING. I returned it. This time I bought the same brand but I got it with 2 parent monitors. "More clear channels (4)”, better this.... better that..... PIECE OF JUNK! Oh, and there were NOT 4 channels, there were only 2 channels (A&B) but since you got 2 parent monitors, they counted the 2 channels on both monitors as a total of 4 channels. So our 3rd monitor I bought from SEARS was "Fisher Price Surround Lights & Sounds" We tried everything on this one also, we even put twisty-ties around the antennas to try for better reception. Also you can't have anything plugged in like your cell phone, printer, etc. or the monitor beeps. We even put it up high, JUST DON'T BUY IT! I am returning it today. That one cost us 35.99. Plus for my mother she didn't like the dial-volume; it was too difficult to turn, you had to use your fingernail. I took a chance and ordered this “VTECH Safe & Sound” from Best Buy(online). We love it! Mom is going to write the makers of this monitor and rave about how wonderful it is. First of all, it has a button to talk back to the base unit in Dad's room, so we don't have to jump out of our chairs and run through the house like a maniac to ask him if he's OK. Second, it's real quiet, we can hardly tell if it's on or not. An added bonus, it comes with its own rechargeable batteries. Another thing I discovered last night, the loop at the top is great when your hands are full, you can hang it from a finger. Mom would like it to be a little louder, but that's because she hears no noise (when he's sleeping), and can't tell if it's on. That's just her. I can hear the heater and Dad breathing when I put it up to my ear. That's just because it's so quiet. The other day Dad coughed, and Mom jumped, (because the monitor was so quiet, she forgot it was there) We paid $54.97 and it was WELL WORTH IT! Plus, the return policy; can be returned at any Best Buy store, you don't have to bother with shipping it back (oh, shipping to us was free). WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ONE. And no interference when charging your cell phone, using the toaster or microwave (we keep the other one in the kitchen). And I have this one plugged into a multi-plug unit next to my computer, NO INTERFERENCE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DM221 unit battery won't hold a charge

    Posted
    wrench

    First of all I think that Best Buy is a great place to shop and their customer service is excellent. I can't say the same for Vtech however. I bought this DM221 monitor for $30 on 3/14/2017. From the onset I had problems with the battery going dead when the unit was totally shut off for 4 - 5 days. I made the mistake of dealing with Vtech customer service instead of Best Buy. On my first phone call to Vtech customer service, Vtech told me that the battery should not discharge when the monitor is shut off for prolonged periods of time. I use this monitor about once a week. Vtech customer service sent me a replacement battery and said that if the battery didn't fix the problem, they would send me a replacement DM221 unit. Well the battery didn't fix the issue and I called Vtech again today 5/30/2017. Today Vtech's story changed and I was told that it is NORMAL for a fully charged battery to go dead in 4-5 days with the unit totally shut off. The unit obviously has an internal current draw. I'm sure that a diode in the battery circuit would solve the issue, but that diode costs a couple of pennies. If it is NORMAL for the battery to go dead with the unit shut off, then why did they send me a replacement battery to begin with to attempt to fix a NORMAL condition? Now that the 30 day return period for Best Buy is over, I suppose that I'm stuck with this defective unit. Bottom line: If you don't mind charging the battery every few days even when the unit is totally shut off, then this DM221 is for you. As for me, I'm buying another brand monitor from Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The best monitor i've tried

    Posted
    hockeyk72
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I take care of a parent with MS and needed something that I could not only hear if she needed to get up but could respond to her as well. I tried SEVERAL other monitors and this is the only one that got zero interference/ humming and I could actually sleep at night. I love that it has two "walking-talkie" like handsets so I can leave one in my room and one that I can take with me if I have to go outside or farther in the house that I cant hear her. I only gave it a 4 out of 5 as this is the 3rd set I've had to but as the power adapters keeps dying and it's cheaper to buy a new unit than to get a power adapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Setup, Great Price

    Posted
    tmaury6
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My wife and I were looking to get a set of baby monitors that were simple and easy to use. All we needed was the ability to hear our 2 year old anywhere in our house and when baby number 2 comes, be able to hear him. The monitor is placed in the nursery and I have one handset in the garage and the other handset is carried with my wife. The range on these is easily 100+ feet. The nice part is that we can talk back and forth as well. So we can actually use them as a walkie talkie. The only downfall I see, which i wont knock them on the review, is that you can add another monitor. I would like to have one monitor in the newborns room and a monitor in the toddlers room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NOT ONLY FOR BABIES ROOM

    Posted
    SIRJOHN1938
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    My wife was seriously ill. At those times when I had to Leave her for a few minutes I carried the receiving unit with me. Being able to talk back to her made both of us feel better.After her passing I moved the transmitter to our foyer. Being a senior citizen who is hard of hearing I carry the receiver with me. When someone rrings the doorbell ooor knocks on the door I can hear them from anywhere in the house or back yard. This product lives up to the claims it makees.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Solution

    Posted
    Skip
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Needed a home communication device in my 2 story house, works exceptionally well. My wife previously banged on the wall when she needed me and I had to run downstairs to see what she wanted. Now I have one parent device in my TV room & the other in my computer room & when she needs me she pushes the button on the baby monitor and tells me what she needs. The device provides two way communication so no need to run up & down the stairs at 67 years old.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    not just for babies

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

    My Mother who is 80 years old recently had to move in with me due to her health. I needed to have something that she could call me (suffers from lung disease and is short of breath). The page feature allows her to call me and I can answer back that I am coming. With the monitor function we can have a brief two way conversation. This allows me to bring things without a second trip. Very useful item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I was Looking for

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

    Needed a intercom system for a 2 story home whereby my wife could stop banging on the wall to get my attention. I usually watch TV upstairs and set the volume pretty high so I can't always hear her call/bang for me but now I have the ultimate solution. Works like a charm both visually & audibly. With 2 parent units I'm able to put one in the computer room & the other in my TV room...totally satisfied & best of all she is too.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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