- 1 Motorola MBP33
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
- 4 Key Features Of The Motorola MBP33
- 5 What The Customers Say
- 6 The Final Word
Please note, this monitor is becoming increasingly difficult to buy as it has been replaced. Find the updated MBP36S review here.
On this page we are going to have a look at the very comprehensive video baby monitor, the Motorola MBP33. It has every angle covered when it come to monitoring your baby while they sleep. We all like to keep a close eye on the little ones, making sure they are safe is our priority. This model has been well thought out to provide monitoring through very clear real time video and great quality audio, to ensure that no matter what you are doing you can keep an eye on your sleeping baby. The range is fantastic on this unit, so it will suit most people and the extra features like the room temperature monitor are really nice touches to make it a very complete product.
This is one of the more expensive models but we highly recommend it for a number of reasons. Motorola are a well known manufacturer of video baby monitors with a great track record and the customer reviews for this model in particular are very good. It covers all of the areas of monitoring you could need with a great range.
Key Features Of The Motorola MBP33
Now that we have given you a quick overview of the product, it’s time to have a look at some of the specific features. There will be many factors that make the perfect video baby monitor for you so we will run through the features to see if they match up to your needs.
2.4 GHz FHSS Technology
This wireless technology is a good step up from some of the older wireless technologies used. It enables the monitor to send clearer and more reliable pictures and sound, making sure that there are no drop outs in the signal. It also gives the MBP33 a large range with a strong signal.
Two Way Communication
It’s great to be able to closely watch your baby sleep to make sure that they are safe and settled. Most of the time that you hear a noise on the monitor or see them move will be because they are restless and can’t settle. Rather than going into their room and disturbing them, you can gently talk to them through the monitor and soothe them back to sleep in no time at all. There are also five built in lullabies when a soothing voice just won’t do the trick, or when you need to leave them to drift off on their own. This is a great feature that will stop you going into the baby’s room too often.
2.8 Inch LCD Display And Infra-Red Night Vision With Zoom
Your baby can be watched all night through a high quality 2.8 inch colour LCD screen. The screen will feed back high quality real time video so that you won’t miss out on any movements or sound and will also send infra red images back in the night. This will enable you to keep the room nice and dark for a good sleep rather then putting on lights to see the cot or bed. If the picture needs to be clearer there is a zoom function so that you can look closely at your baby rather then the whole room. This is very handy for getting a pin point set up of the camera.
Large 200 Metre Range With Alarm
This is a great range that will cover most houses, even covering some of the larger houses with long gardens. You can be quite a long way down the garden doing jobs or relaxing while the baby sleeps and keep a very close eye. If you go out of range an alarm will sound on the parent unit telling you that you need to move closer. In most houses this won’t be a problem as a 200 metre garden is pretty large.
The baby unit will closely monitor the temperature of your child’s room and report it back in real time to the parent unit. You can make sure that the room is nice and warm in the cold winter months and also keep some air moving when it gets hot in the summer.
High Quality Encrypted Audio And Sound LED Lights
The audio that comes through to the parent unit has been encrypted by the baby unit for security. When the sound comes through to the parent unit it is crystal clear and will also trigger a set of five LED lights to alert you to the sounds if you cannot hear them. This is another good way of monitoring the baby while you are doing other things.
What The Customers Say
Let’s set aside our views of this product for a minute and spend some time looking at the common themes that come through the many great customer reviews. We have spent a good amount of time reading other customers’ thoughts on the MBP33 and have listed the main comments below.
Very Easy Set Up
Set up is very easy and many have commented on just how simple a process it has been to take it out of the box and get it working. Really it’s as simple as plugging in the parent unit and the baby unit and you are away. It’s very simple and fast, great for if you are travelling around and have to set it up in many different places.
Good Quality Sound
As well as a great picture that comes through from your baby’s bedroom a number of people have commented on how good the sound is. A lot of the time you may well have the monitor near you but you may not be able to see the picture as you are doing something else. The sensitive audio on the Motorola MBP33 gives you the ability to keep listening at all times.
The large range on this video baby monitor is great and has meant that a number of customers can still keep a close eye on their sleeping baby while they are enjoying a drink in the garden or working in the garage. The range will allow you to wander around the house or garden for quite a distance before the alarm tells you that you have gone too far.
Love The Two Way Microphone
The two way mic has been a brilliant tool for a number of parents. Many customers have managed to soothe their little ones back off to sleep by talking to them through the microphone rather then going and picking them up. If that doesn’t work there are a number of pre-installed lullabies that you can play to calm them down if they are struggling to sleep. A really nice option.
Dropped Many Times And Still Works
After reading a number of reviews where customers had commented that the MBP33 looked as though it would break if it was dropped, we then read a lot more comments about how it had been dropped many times and still worked. Many customers noted that it had been dropped onto hard floors on several occasions and the picture was still as when it was new and the sound was good. There have been no comments about the body of the monitor breaking either when it was dropped. Baby monitors will get knocked around and dropped from time to time so this is an important factor when choosing one.
The Final Word
To sum this model up, we would have to say it is a very high quality video baby monitor that is built to last. The customer comments throughout the reviews high light how well it is built and can survive being dropped many times. The technology behind the video is high level wireless delivering great quality pictures and audio over a good range. For those of you that have busy lives and want to keep a close eye on your baby while moving around the home doing different jobs it is perfect. Or if you just want to sit down and relax with the parent unit beside you it will be more then enough. Money well invested!