- 1 Samsung SEW-3036W
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
- 4 Key Features Of The Samsung Video Baby Monitor With Night Light
- 5 Samsung SEW-3036W With Night Light Video
- 6 What The Customers Say
- 7 The Last Word
- Large 3.5
- Good picture quality
- Two way communication
- Option to add more cameras
- Night light
- Limited features
Samsung’s highest entry in our top ten video baby monitors comes in the form of their night light model (Model number SEW-3036W) . It is priced relatively high when compared to many of the baby monitors that we have looked at, but is the cost justified? In this review we’ll take a look at this unit in detail, and see just what it has to offer.
Key Features Of The Samsung Video Baby Monitor With Night Light
The contents of this monitor’s box is incredibly straightforward, and that’s something that you’re about to find out is really positive and in favour of choosing this video baby monitor. When you get it home, you’ll find a camera unit and a parent unit, just like the basics of any other system you can buy. While what you see in the image of the product might look like any other choice in the stores, there are a few important differences. Let’s look at the individual components of the Samsung Night Light monitor.
First and foremost, the base station is the unit which will sit near your child, and provide the visuals and audio that you’ll see and hear coming through the parental unit below. A nice touch with this model is the included LEDs with emit infra red light. This is not visible to the human eye, but allows the technology in the SEW-3036W to send images to you even when it’s dark.
The microphone in the base station (camera unit) is sensitive enough to pick up the sound of your baby waking, so that you can get a few moments warning as your baby stirs before you need to drop everything and go to them!
The parent unit is a battery powered device, so it’s mobile and can be carried around. What really sets this model apart from devices from other manufacturers is the big screen – 3.5 inches to be precise when measured diagonally.
The picture quality is good, so long as you’re within a sensible range. If you’re outside at the bottom of a big garden with all the doors and windows closed you might run into some signal problems, but on the whole it’s a reliable connection between the two devices.
The parent unit includes talk back support – that means that you can talk to your child as well as hear them, meaning you’ve got two way communication (a bit like a ‘walkie talkie’). As we mentioned in the camera unit section, there’s also night vision, courtesy of the infra red imagery technology built in.
Finally, the parent unit can be used with up to four separate cameras, with one included as standard. If you choose to buy more, the parent unit can be used to cycle through each, to broaden your ability to monitor a wider area, or see your child/children from different angles.
Samsung SEW-3036W With Night Light Video
This review video will help you get a better feel for the Samsung SEW-3036W, and whether it’s right for you:
What The Customers Say
It’s important that you don’t just take our word for it when deciding which video monitor model to buy. For that reason, we’ve collated some of the most common comments previous customers have made into a short list below. It’s also a good idea to spend a little time reviewing the comments on a site like Amazon – you can find a price check link at the top and bottom of this page to help you get to those, including any which might have been left since we wrote this review. Let’s have a look at some of those comments:
Would Benefit From A Temperature Sensor
It’s not just this model where we’ve seen this come up. Parents often like to monitor the temperature of baby’s nursery while they sleep. It’s not essential to do this with the baby monitor system though, there are alternative products available. You can even set them up to be visible ‘in picture’ on the baby monitor too, as they often change colour to indicate too warm or too cold, so you don’t even need the clarity to read the exact temperature on your screen.
There has been mention of the signal for this monitor being affected by home wifi connections, with one customer mentioning that it’s a problem if it clashes with the home network in the 2.4Ghz band. While we’ve not been able to check this, the majority of home internet routers have the option to change the band they operate on, so it should be relatively simple to avoid.
Parent Unit Charge Doesn’t Last Long
One common gripe with video monitors (particularly from parents that previously owned an audio only version) is that the batteries run flat quickly in the parental unit. This is due to the fact that powering a good quality screen is much more demanding than the speakers associated with audio models. The good news is the majority of video baby monitors use rechargeable batteries, which are topped up when they are connected to their AC adapter or sit in their cradle.
The Last Word
If you like a big picture, this is the camera for you. The bigger screen is what sets apart the Samsung SEW-3036W from its rivals, the other features are available on other baby monitors, and can almost be considered standard these days. While the feature list on this unit feels rather ‘no-frills’, it’s more expensive than some of the higher ranking units in our top ten models, so we’d highly recommend taking a look at our table on the homepage if the big screen on the parent unit isn’t a huge deal for you. Having said that, the range of prices isn’t huge, so you can have a look at the current Amazon price by clicking the blue button.