Baby Monitor Buying Guide - Original article from Shop Kami
Nowadays many parents buy a "Baby Monitors" to monitor their baby, baby monitor is best device if you want to keep an eye or ear on your baby when you are not in the same room with your baby, this device come with transmitter and receiver, the transmitters will install or place in your baby room and you hold the receiver for monitoring your baby. In the market there are many style of baby monitor available, when you are buying a baby monitor you should look for one that fits some basic requirement, this baby monitor buying guide will help you find the perfect baby monitor.
Baby monitor buying guide content:
1. Type of baby monitor
2. The transmitters
3. The receiver
4. Other consideration
5. Other Useful link for buying baby monitor
Type of baby monitor
Audio only - This is a basic audio only baby monitor device. This type of baby monitor let you listen to your baby, the device has a transmitter that install or place in your baby room and a receiver receive a sound from the transmitter so that you can hear the voice of your baby.
Audio + Video - This type of baby monitor let you watch and hear your baby. It come with a transmitter install to your baby room and hand held receiver with you, some model have multi channels so that you can monitor multiple rooms.
Usually the transmitter will install to your baby room, some model can support multi channel mean that you can have multiple transmitters install to difference room, the advanced model even have night vision and motion detection. Some model feature with PAL and NTSC system and transmitting up to 100 meter.
When select a baby monitor you should consider some basic requirement for transmitter:
Picture sensor: CMOS
Effective pixels: PAL : 628*582 / NTSC : 510*492
Horizontal resolution :not less then 380 line
Visual angel: not less then 45º
Illumination: minimum 3Lux/F1.2
Open distance: not less then 50M
Operating temperature: -10～+50ºC
Like this model BMCNA928A208CAKK 4-channel Palm Wireless Mobile AV Receiver baby monitor
Some basic features shuold have when you select baby monitor receiver:
Record Format: minimum should support AVI format.
Storage: Built-in with larger storage so that you can store more data
Display: LCD or CMOS will be better.
Video Play Format: Shouls support major popular video format like MOV, MPEG-1 , MPEG-4 , AVI, ASF, ADPCM .
Audio Play Format: Minimum should support MP2.5 or MP3 .
Interface: USB 2 is must have and should have AV output so that you can output the video to your TV.
Language: Mutiple language is better.
Some model like this one Handheld Wireless AV Receiver + 4 Baby Monitor Handheld Wireless AV Receiver + 4 Baby Monitor come with Hand held Wireless AV Receiver + 4 Baby Monitor Cameras. 882x228 high-definition 2.5-inch TFT LCD display; 64MB memory built in; MMC, SD card, USB disc, mobile HD memory slots; AVI format MPEG-4 wireless AV recorder, with real-time clock display.
Sounds system, be sure that the device should have good sound system so that you can hear clearly. Always select the latest model to make sure the latest technology for the baby monitor device. Power supply should support battery and come with power adapter to let you use the power direct from power wall outlet.
This post has been edited by ffox: Mar 22 2007, 06:05 PM
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