Infant Optics DXR -5 Portable Video Baby Monitor
Keep your baby safe at home
The Infant Optics DXR-5 is a lovely little baby monitor with no bells and whistles. With the reliable basic functions, you are able to stay connected with your infant 24/7 – a huge comfort for any parent, but particularly brand new or first-time parents. One of its features, in particular, might blow you away. Yes, that is the super long battery life we are talking about, which could even beat most of the “high-end” monitors on the market.
Benefits of Infant Optics DXR-5 Unit
- It is affordable, so you won’t break the bank on it
- It provides you with a crystal clear video and audio feed of your infant
- The portable and compact design lets you carry it around with you easily
- No clicking noise to annoy you when the nursery is quiet
- You don’t even need to plug it in through the night because of the super long battery life (up to 12 hours)
A Further Look At the Nice Features Of the DXR-5 Unit
1) You Can Barely Feel It in Your Pocket
It’s such a portable and cute gadget that most mothers seem to love to carry it around the house. The shell made of blue and white plastic is really lightweight and the small size can even fit in your pocket. With a vertical mounting stand and wall mounting screws, you can easily mount it on the wall and monitor your baby from any angle you like. Plus, it only takes 3 steps to set it up and you are good to go.
2) You Can See Everything on The 2.4″ Full-color TFT LCD
The video is better than expected at this price. If we haven’t seen those expensive monitors providing high-quality video and audio, we would consider it as great rather than good. Anyway, you get what you pay, don’t you?
What you care the most can be nothing more than if your baby is moving around, if he is sleeping, or if he gets stuck inside the rail of the clip. You can watch these kinds of baby thing clearly with the Infant Optics on its 2.4″ Full-color TFT LCD. Besides, the video feed at 30 frames per second is quite streaming.
3) The Sound Monitoring Will Bring Peace to Your Ears
The audio of the Infant Optics does not have an outstanding performance. The sound is a bit low according to some reviews. However, it is enough to hear your baby when he murmurs or makes little cries. It also comes with a white noise eliminator module to mute the white noise automatically when it doesn’t detect any meaningful sound above a predetermined level for 10 seconds, so that you won’t hear any clicking noise that would annoy you when the baby is quiet. This feature helps expand the battery life, as well.
4) Creepy Guys Won’t Get a Chance to View You Infant
It would freak you out if you knew that strangers were able to hack into the system and watch your baby on this parent unit accidentally or intentionally (hackers). That where the FHSS technology comes into play. It will jump between different channels to encrypt the video and audio data transmission. It protects your Infant Optics dxr-5 baby monitor from being hacked by those out there with ill intentions.
5) Basically You Don’t Need to Worry about Interference
The signal is not completely interference free with WiFi. If you try to place it too close to wireless router (like within around 2 feet), there would be a significant drop on the network speed. The reception range is good – you can still receive clear video and pure audio from 200 feet away indoors, if there are not too many floors or walls in your house.
6) You Can Even Check In On Your Infant in Complete Darkness
There is no need to keep a lamp on at in your baby’s room to watch him through video monitor from time to time at night. The camera is able to ‘see’ things in 5 meters clearly by emitting infrared light when it’s dark enough in the room. This night vision will be automatically triggered when it turns dark in the room. But don’t expect too much on the image quality in this mode.
7) The DXR-5 Will “Sleep” With Your Infant
Another key feature is its optional standby mode. The monitor comes with a 900mAh Li-on battery which can last for 12 hours in best condition according to the latest update from Infant Optics. It can also reduce power consumption rapidly by turning the audio and video circuit off when there is no baby’s noise for 3 minutes.
It will get back to work immediately when the camera hears a meaningful sound. According to the feedback of a mother, the soft music played to get the baby to sleep is enough to wake the monitor up from standby mode.