Motorola MBP8 Digital Audio Monitor - £14.99 @ Amazon, John Lewis & Smyths Toys
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Motorola MBP8 Digital Audio Monitor - £14.99 @ Amazon, John Lewis & Smyths Toys

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Found 17th May 2016
This is a great price for a basic but solid baby monitor. I have this and can't fault it, it's normally £20-£25 so this price reflects a 25%-40% saving.

It appears there is a price match going on as the price has dropped at Amazon, Smyths & John Lewis.

***** Highlights *****
1.8GHz DECT Technology,
Up to 50M Indoor range with “out-of-range” warning
Plug Straight into the wall for simple Plug N Go
High Sensitivity Microphone
ECO Mode, Night Light
Data encryption for security

***** Experience *****
We have a townhouse and with 2 young children in the upstairs rooms it's quite important for us to have a baby monitor. We have tried several over the years however this has become the mainstay.

***** Key points *****
-The sound is very clear, compared with other monitors we've used such as Tomy, BT and AngelCare the Motorola performed best (and this is one of the most important factors in a baby monitor) which may surprise as it's also the cheapest device.
-Reliability, during the several years we've used this we've had no dropouts in signal - with all other monitors we've tried, we've experienced signal loss in all of them.
-Ease of use, plug both ends into the wall and that's it. No pairing or setup required.
-Decent range, it easily copes with a large houses and has a 50m range
-Security/Peace of mind, if the monitor is switched off or out of range then the receiver will "bleep" to notify you
-Volume control
-Night light
-Portable, some people often advise to use an IP camera - but if you are staying away WiFi isn't always an option - these can just plug and play
-No need to rely on charging batteries as it is mains connected - removes the risk of the receiver end losing power.
-Low price

***** Disadvantages *****
-Not as portable as some monitors as it needs to be mains connected - we also have the Motorola MBP36 which runs off mains and batteries so can be situated right by you for peace of mind.
-No frills, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles as some of higher end models - like video, built in lullabies, 2 way communication - we have the Motorola MBP36 and apart from the video when baby was very young we find the other features a bit gimmicky - but some might find them useful

***** User reviews *****
Revoo - 8.8 out of 10 based on 88 reviews
Amazon - 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,025 reviews
John Lewis - 4 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Smyths - 4.2 out of 5 from 9 reviews
Tesco - 4.5/5 from 172 reviews

***** Warranty *****
-2 year warranty (if you purchase from John Lewis)
-1 year manufacturer warranty (from other retailers)

***** What's in the box *****
1 x Baby Unit
1 x Parent Unit
1 x User Guide

Dimensions: 12 x 7 x 11.6cm
Weight: 0.39kg

***** Delivery *****
Amazon - Free expedited delivery with Prime (free standard delivery over £20 or £3.99 otherwise)
Smyths - free click & collect or £2.99 deliver (free with spend over £29)
John Lewis - £2 click & collect / £3.50 standard delivery

***** Summary *****
Overall I recommend this baby monitor for anyone who needs a basic but reliable baby monitor, don't let the low price lead you to believe that a more expensive one will be better as in my experience this has proved better quality than most.

Link to Smyths smythstoys.com/uk/…p8/

Link to John Lewis johnlewis.com/mot…481
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Never quite figured out the use of one of these for my little 'uns. If they're sleeping they're sleeping. If not, you'll soon know.
Perhaps a good price for those who have a use for one.
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eatmorefish

Never quite figured out the use of one of these for my little 'uns. If … Never quite figured out the use of one of these for my little 'uns. If they're sleeping they're sleeping. If not, you'll soon know. Perhaps a good price for those who have a use for one.



We live in a townhouse so it's a necessity for us.
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We live in a townhouse so it's a necessity for us.


Ahhh. For those with big houses. Well I count myself lucky never to have been inconvenienced by that misfortune. X)
The best baby monitor i have ever used....no background noise when its on. Great price too!
very good monitor, we've been using it for over a year now and works brilliant
eatmorefish

Never quite figured out the use of one of these for my little 'uns. If … Never quite figured out the use of one of these for my little 'uns. If they're sleeping they're sleeping. If not, you'll soon know. Perhaps a good price for those who have a use for one.



​Agreed, if you can't hear them, they don't exist.
I have pair of those for the last two years+.
Well, it's definitely worth the price, but it's far from being awesome - the biggest limitation is the fact that it's bound to the power socket.
Dark red light is perfect - unlike the common bright blue/green night lights.
Had these for 2 years or so now, and they've only lost connection a handful of times, and only for a second or so each time.

Got the transmitter under the bed now and it picks up enough to know if the nipper's woken up or not.
eatmorefish

Never quite figured out the use of one of these for my little 'uns. If … Never quite figured out the use of one of these for my little 'uns. If they're sleeping they're sleeping. If not, you'll soon know. Perhaps a good price for those who have a use for one.



All kids are different, with some if you catch them early, you can avoid them being awake an hour. Other kids just lay there whimpering in pain with teeth without crying out for a while.
Only downside I can see with this one is it isn't portable like other ones. Ie it needs to be plugged directly into the socket? As opposed to a stand...
Thank you! A simple, affordable and reliable monitor. just what we have been looking for
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