WiFi Baby 2.0 offers clear video and sound with a couple of interesting bonus features, reviewers say. Parents can record video from the monitor for free, and they can watch the action from up to four cameras at once. Technical support from the company is also superb, reviewers say. But the monitor suffers from ease-of-use issues such as a complex setup, and there is no intercom or remote pan and tilt.
Vivid images, short data lag. Reviewers say WiFi Baby 2.0 really shines with its vivid, clear images, especially at night. Users connect to the monitor using a wireless network via their computer, Android or Apple device. Though WiFi Baby seems to suffer from far fewer technical issues than similar wireless monitoring systems, some users still report difficulty connecting to the camera, especially via lower-speed networks. As with all wireless-enabled monitors, range is unlimited as long as there is a speedy Internet connection. Owners report a lag of up to a few seconds. They say sound is good, and experts say the microphone does a good job of filtering white noise.
Setup is a hassle, but customer support is good. Those with little technical know-how might be stumped when setting up WiFi Baby 2.0, reviewers say. One reviewer claims he has a computer science degree, and he still found setup tricky. On the bright side, parents rave about the company's technical support, saying they quickly helped solve problems to get the monitor up and running. The camera runs on A/C power and does not have a battery backup. WiFi Baby 2.0 does not have its own app, and the one the company recommends is pricey, parents complain. Users can monitor continuously or set sound-based intelligent alerts.
Watch four cameras at one time. WiFi Baby 2.0 allows you to access the monitor anywhere via cellular data networks or the Internet. It also boasts a couple of unique features: Parents can view up to four cameras on one screen, and they can record video to a microSD card kept in the camera unit. Since the recording is not Cloud-based, there is no additional charge. There is no pan or tilt, but there is digital zoom. Some reviewers wish for an intercom too. The camera is wired, and parents should be careful to place the cord out of baby's reach to reduce strangulation hazards.
Fabian praises WiFi Baby 2.0 for its "stellar" image and sound, ability to filter white noise and ability to see images from up to four cameras at one time. You can also record and take snapshots, she notes. But she wishes for features including an intercom, pan and tilt.
Review: WiFi Baby, Karina Fabian, Not dated
WiFi Baby 2.0 receives 4.3 out of 5 stars in more than 180 customer reviews. Parents like the image quality, recording abilities, customizable alerts and tech support. Some say it's frustrating to set up and dislike having to use it with a third-party app. Others report connection issues.
Review: WiFi Baby 2.0 – Wireless iPhone, iPad, Android, Baby Monitor & Nanny Cam DVR. Video, Audio, Recording. Anywhere. (WFB2013), Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2014
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Peckham praises WiFi Baby 2.0 for its clear images, especially at night. He also likes the customizable alerts and the ability to monitor a baby locally and remotely. Setup takes a bit of work, he notes, and the price might be a turnoff for some.
Review: WiFi Baby Offers Beautiful Day or Night Video and Peace-of-Mind Mobile Monitoring, Matt Peckham, Aug. 8, 2013
This review lauds WiFi Baby 2.0 for enabling parents to check in on their kids even when they are away from home, and it praises the monitor's image and sound quality, even at night. Set-up "is a bit involved" though, the reviewer warns.
Review: WiFi Baby 2.0, "Jamie C.", Aug. 21, 2013