Friday, November 30, 2012

The First Years Home & Away Portable Monitor Review #HolidayGiftGuide @TheFirstYears



Being A Mom to two little monkeys  girls, I need a video monitor on 24/7. That just isn't possible in the real world so I now rely on The First Years Home & Away Portable video monitor.



The Home & Away Digital Video Monitor lets you monitor your baby at home with the large 3.5" color screen, or when away with Skype® on any computer. This infant monitor is perfect for checking in from work, while traveling, or sharing those special moments with grandparents. And, it lets you capture video and images of your baby using the included software!



Set up was a breeze, all I did was take both the parent unit and the video monitor itself out of the box plug in the ac adaptor and bring to my girls rooms. 





I then simply turned on the parent unit and was ready to go. To add an additional camera is super easy as well. Just turn on the parent unit and sync to the monitor itself. Less than 2 minutes and I was watching my girls take a nap! 

A few of the amazing features the Home & Away Portable Digitial Monitor have are the ability to take a photo, record video and even skype! How neat is that?! I took this photo of Olivia actually sleeping





The only complaint that I have is the usb cable is a tad short so my monitor tends to get " out of range" when I am watching the girls on the computer. 



Features:
Talk Back, Digital Clock, Internet Kit, Voice Activation, Nightlight, High-definition Sound, Audio-Only Mode, Belt Clip, Night Vision, Wireless

                                                                       Includes:
1 Handheld Video Monitor, Portable Camera, USB Cord, Instruction Manual, 1 Camera Base, AC Adapter, Belt Clip

The monitor also has a pan/zoom feature which while is nice is not a whole room pan/zoom feature. It will do pretty much just what the monitor is fixed on.

That does not change the love I have for The First Years Home & Away Portable Digital Video Monitor!

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Party of 5 has been through plenty of video monitors and I am happy to say that we have finally found " The One!"

You can purchase The First Years Home & Away Portable Digital Monitor at select Target Stores for a suggested price of $189.99. Just think about all that you are getting for that price: great quality picture, videos, pictures and you can skype! No other baby monitor out there allows you to do all of those functions.

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** Disclosure** The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.