Reviews of the Fisher-Price Private Connection analog baby monitor are a mix of high and average scores from both experts and owners. While the Private Connection receives a top rating from one expert source, another professional review says it isn't the equal of top-rated baby monitors such as the Philips SCD510 DECT Digital (*Est. $110) and the DECT digital Safety 1st High-Def Digital Monitor (*Est. $50), both of which are less susceptible to interference. If you just want a basic analog monitor, the Sony Baby Call NTM-910 (*Est. $40) gets even better ratings compared to the Fisher-Price monitor, and it costs a little less.
Consumer Reports and the book "Baby Bargains" both cover the Fisher-Price Private Connection baby Monitor in their comparison reviews. While "Baby Bargains" has a more in-depth discussion of Fisher-Price's monitor line-up, Consumer Reports has the advantage of basing its ratings on independent testing. We found the most user reviews for the Fisher-Price baby monitors at Amazon.com, which has excellent coverage of both the single and dual receiver versions.
For its April 2007 ratings on baby monitors, Consumer Reports rates the Fisher-Price Private Connection with Dual Receivers according to how well it performs in laboratory tests for convenience, sensitivity, battery life and interference. Besides the Private Connection, 10 other audio-only baby monitors are reviewed, along with three audio-video models.
Review: Ratings: Baby Monitors, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, April 2007
2. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains," an informative baby gear book by consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields, gives Fisher-Price's baby monitors a detailed review based on an analysis of its current models, manufacturer history and customer service.
Review: Baby Monitors, Denise Fields and Alan Fields, 8th Edition, 2009
In several dozen reviews at Amazon.com, the Fisher-Price Private Connection baby monitor gets mixed reports. Despite the fact that about half of owners give the Private Connection perfect marks, there are complaints about interference, static and a range that is less than advertised.
Review: Fisher-Price Private Connection Monitor With Dual Receivers, Contributors to Amazon.com
There are only a few reviews of the Fisher-Price baby monitor on Epinions, but entries here tend to be thorough and detailed.
Review: Fisher Price 900 Mhz Digital Private Connection Monitor, Contributors to Epinions.com
The ToysRUs.com website has over 150 reviews posted for the Fisher-Price Private Connection baby monitor, but most reviews here aren't as detailed as those on Amazon.com and Epinions. The overall score here is about average, and many owners say they like the simplicity of the Fisher-Price baby monitor as well as its clear signal and reliability.
Review: Fisher-Price Dual Private Connection Monitor, Contributors to ToysRUs.com