Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor Review + Reader Giveaway

Baby monitors have certainly come a long way since I had my son nine years ago! Back then I used an audio monitor that frankly didn’t work all that well. I didn’t find much use for it, so I didn’t use a monitor at all for kids #2, #3, and #4. But when kid #5 made her appearance late last year I knew I wanted to give a video monitor a try this time around so I could keep tabs on her while I was occupied with her siblings.

So I was thrilled to try out the new easy to use and secure Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor. I’m telling you, if you want a video monitor with all the bells and whistles, this is the one! This product is the first video baby monitor to use DECT technology, providing an independent closed network for up to 1500 feet of secure, interference-free range.

Aside from the extra-long range, other features include long battery life, clear night mode, pan/tilt/zoom, 2-way talk, noise reduction, lullaby and white noise and sensors + alerts for motion and room temperature.

Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor Features

This baby monitor is definitely an upgrade from baby monitors used in the “olden days” and even recent models! Key features include:

Experience Extra-Long Range
Powered by Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) technology, the video baby monitor extends up to 2x farther than comparable monitors, with interference free up to 1500 feet (more than 4 football fields!).

Enjoy a Longer Battery Life
With a long-lasting battery, you’ll have the confidence to get on with household activities while your baby naps. You can use either A/C power or rechargeable batteries to power the monitor without worrying about the battery going dead. Not to mention, battery life is 13 hours in standby mode (audio on) or 5 hours of continuous operation.

See Clearly at Night
Clear night vision allows you to easily see details, even in a pitch black environment.

Get Peace of Mind with Wide Eye View
Any movements of your baby can be captured remotely from the monitor unit with the pan, tilt and zoom functions – giving you peace of mind.

Talk to Your Baby Anytime
Equipped with a microphone and speaker for 2-way communication, you can talk to your baby by pressing and holding the “TALK” button. Keep your baby happy by talking to him or her while you’re doing chores to feel more confidence because you’re always in touch.

Clear Sound Makes it Easy to Hear What’s Going On
The Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor camera minimizes background noise for clear sound. Babbling, gurgling, crying or just breathing softly – whatever sounds your baby makes, you can always hear them clearly.

Customizable Smart Sensors + Alerts Function
The Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor includes smart sensors and alerts that let you choose what’s right for you and your baby, detecting any changes of conditions in your baby’s room. Motion, temperature and sound sensors are incorporated, with automatic notifications whenever action is required. A chime will sound to notify you, an LED will light and a notification will appear on the monitor screen.

Lullaby and White Noise
Gentle, soothing sound helps calm your baby for deeper, more restful sleep. The built-in sound generator creates a natural listening experience that relaxes babies, lulling them into a deeper and more restful sleep. Panasonic’s Baby Monitor has five types of white noise sound, in addition to lullabies.

My Thoughts

All of the features listed above are really impressive. I found the picture to be very clear and I like that the pan/tilt/zoom function allows you to scan around the room. This could be useful if you wanted to keep tabs on multiple children in the same room.

I also really liked the smart sensors for motion, temperature and sound. Sure, you might not want to know every time your baby moves or makes a noise, but if you do want to you have that option. You can either choose to receive a sound notification as well as have it appear on the screen or just have the screen light up with the notification.

Probably my favorite feature, as silly as it sounds, is the lullaby / white noise option! Setting up this monitor in my baby’s room meant that we could move the sound machine we’ve been using for her somewhere else and turn it on and off without having to enter the room while she’s sleeping and possibly wake her up. I also really liked the 2-way communication where we can talk to her to help her settle back to sleep if need be, or reassure her that we’re on our way.

I tested the range outside while my daughter was napping and found it to be tip-top. We even took a quick stroll around our cul-de-sac and the monitor never lost communication with the receiver.

All in all, I really recommend this unit. If I had one “wish” that could be fulfilled it would be that the receiver unit wouldn’t have to be plugged in to work; a backup battery option would be great. Otherwise it’s a little tricky to place the receiver as it needs to be near an outlet, which could be problematic for overnight stays outside of your home (hotels, other people’s homes, etc.). Still, that’s a small complaint in comparison with all of this monitor’s awesome features.

Where to Buy

The Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor retails for $149.95 and is available to order on Panasonic.com as well as Amazon.com. Please note that it has an estimated ship date of June – July. Now through 5/31/18, use the coupon code P9P3KQZGPQ46 to save $10 when you order directly from Panasonic.com!

Reader Giveaway

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Chic ‘n Savvy reader will win a Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 6/4/18. Good luck!

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Vacation photos, school photos, birthday photos – you’ve got a million photos stored somewhere, right? Whether you’re showing photos off to guests or just browsing your own archives, now it’s even easier to do so on your Amazon Fire TV – just ask Alexa!

Now, you can relax on your living room couch and flip through your photos and personal videos on the biggest screen in your home using your Alexa Voice Remote. (Please note: This launch is only in the United States.) We just received an Amazon Fire TV Stick and I’m super excited to try it for myself. I’ll share with you later once I have had some time to use it, but in the meantime, I’ll tell you what I know already!

Here’s how it works: Amazon.com customers can view and search for their photos and photo albums with the Alexa Voice Remote and the Prime Photos app on their Fire TV. Prime members can also search for people, places, and things, with phrases like “show photos of dogs,” “show photos of Wyoming,” or “show photos of Jane.”

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This also helps solve the problem of where to actually keep all of those photos! Prime Photos helps keep your photos right at your fingertips, wherever you are. Keep your photos safe while you free up space on your devices when you store your photos online with the free Prime Photos apps.

This voice-activated program is a great addition to what you can already do with Prime Photos on your Fire TV. Check out more ways to use the Prime Photos Fire TV app here (hint: you can even change your screensaver!).

Intrigued? Here’s a fun video that gives you an idea of the experience:

 

 

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