Video baby monitors draw more criticism than audio monitors from both professional reviewers and owners, and the MobiCam Ultra is no exception. The less expensive Summer Infant Baby's Quiet Sounds Video Monitor (*Est. $100) fares somewhat better on consumer review sites, but overall, parents just aren't very positive about video monitors in general. Unless video monitoring is essential, you can get a top-rated audio baby monitor for less.
The best professional review of the MobiCam Ultra video baby monitor comes from Denise and Alan Fields' baby gear book, "Baby Bargains." Amazon.com also has enough owner-written reviews of this model to be useful, especially when they're combined with posts on Walmart.com.
1. Baby Bargains
Consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields include the MobiCam Ultra in their comparative review of baby monitors. Along with parent feedback, the Fields base their analysis on product reliability and manufacturer reputation.
Review: Baby Monitors, Denise Fields and Alan Fields, 7th Edition, 2007
Amazon.com has posted more than 60 owner-written reviews of the MobiCam Ultra video baby monitor, and contributors here give it a mediocre average rating. While some users say they like the video feature, there are numerous complaints about the audio quality and static interference.
Review: MOBI MobiCam Ultra 900 MHz Monitoring System with SW Power, Contributors to Amazon.com
Owners posting to Walmart.com have contributed enough reviews of the MobiCam Ultra to make the site a worthwhile stop for potential customers. Audio static is the biggest complaint here, although there are some reports of image problems as well. About half of the dozen or so contributors give the MobiCam Ultra very negative reviews.
Review: MobiCam Ultra Wireless Color Video Monitor System Reviews, Contributors to Walmart.com