Rated 3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1 out of 5 by DadR Disapppointing
Don't normally write reviews, but felt compelled to do so for this monitor. Good monitor when it works, however it frequently drops connection to the wireless and has numerous glitches which require a full reset. Tried it on various friends' wireless networks with the same result. If you google this error, it turns out that it is very common with this monitor.
It is also dependent on wireless, so if your wireless network has a fault for any reason or you want to use it somewhere without a network (e.g. on holiday) then it is useless.
Apple shop very helpful and gave us a full refund and acknowledged that they had had several brought back to them with the same problem.
1 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mrnik Brilliant & flawed at the same time
conceptually this is a brilliant product. Notionally easy to set up. great features, superb quality. And, in the main this is borne out in use.
However, the main difficulty with products of this ilk, is the use of WiFi. This is not the first "home automation" type product like this I have had and in almost all cases they have proven very difficult to get working. If the device happens to jump on your wifi easily and stay there then all is fine - but if it doesn't (and there are numerous reasons why it may not) then prepare yourself for hours, if not days of despair and tearing your hair out trying to get it to work. If you don't know your way round your router and your wifi channels and security keys then be warned.
I love the product for its size, picture quality and features. But setup was very traumatic. Also mine seems to read 2 degrees temperature higher than it should :-(
I have rated this based on ignoring how much difficulty I had getting it working, given I nearly chucked it out the window I would have given it 1 star. But since that might not apply to everyone, I have rated it according to how good the product is once up and running.
28 December 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by mikeymike drops signal a bit too often- would like to update Firmware but can't see how
Extremely easy to set up - he easiest IP camera set up ever. - ever!
Only criticism is that it sometimes will freeze/ drop the signal which is pretty unreliable really. - I still have to use our audio monitor which is a testimony as to how reliable i don't think the camera is as your main monitor, but I intended to use it as a baby monitor initially and then as a security camera for my flat afterwards.
Its great to be able to see my baby when im out on the road and see him sleep well. We're also starting to do the whole self soothe thing in the night and its reassuring to be able to see he's not actually too upset & is really just moaning so we don't go in when he probably would have settled himself, -but can see if he's budged himself down to the bottom of the cot and is stuck or something & we know when we need to go in.
2 December 2012