The Infant Optics DXR-5 may be one of the more ‘cutesy’ looking baby monitor devices on the market with is ‘toy-like’ blue corners. However, this unit is far from a toy. In fact, it is regarded as one of the better baby monitors on the market. It has been designed for those that want to get on with things around the house whilst their baby sleeps. However, it is also ideal for just propping up on a stand and keeping an eye on your baby whilst you laze about in front of that TV. Let’s take a little look at the unit more in depth in this Infant Optics DXR-5 Review.
This is a rather simple baby monitor. However, this is not a bad thing. If you read any Infant Optics DXR-5 review out there, you will find that the simple nature is what makes this unit so superb. You see, you don’t want to be paying for all of those extra features that you will not be using. You want something that will monitor your children. Nothing more. It takes minutes to set up too!
This is full color baby monitor with a 2.4” Screen. It also captures audio quite well. At night you will be able to flick on your night-vision mode and be able to view your child no matter how dark it is. It has been designed to be fully portable which is handy for those that want to get on with things around the house. The unit is small enough to just slide into your pocket. It will turn on automatically if there are any sounds within your baby’s room.
The portability of this unit is absolutely stunning. It has a whacking 800 feet of range. This is something that I have not seen on any other portable monitor at this price point. Now, unless you have a mansion, and even then, you won’t be utilizing all 800 feet of your range. However, you can rest safe in the knowledge that this is not a unit that will die on you at the most inopportune moment.
Infant Optics DXR-5 Final Thoughts
Generally speaking, if you read any Infant Optics DXR-5 Review out there you will find that people heap a ton of praise on it. They say that this is without a doubt one of the best baby monitors that they have used at this price. I can’t disagree with that. You get quite a lot of functionality for your money here. I have not seen anything else at this price point which gives such a high quality image and good audio. However, there has been a downside which seems to crop up from time to time. This is that people do not really feel that it has the range that they want. Many people say that when it is in portable mode the battery lasts hardly any time at all. In fact, you would be lucky to get a couple of hours out of it. I do see this as a negative of course. However, you do need to be aware that most baby monitors are going to have these portability issues. There is just not enough battery power with today’s technology to keep one of these running for hours on end. Thankfully, the battery it uses will allow you to keep plugging it in as you move from room to room so have no fear here.
If you are looking for a cheap but still high quality baby monitor with video capabilities for your child then you really should take heed of this Infant Optics DXR-5 Review and purchase this unit. I don’t think that you are going to get much better value for your money. Yes, you will need to charge it quite often, but that is going to be the same for most portable baby monitors and should not be too much of a problem for you.