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Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor Review – Does The Job

By John


Just like the internet, baby monitors have come a long. From the old school walkie talkie looking type baby monitors, to full on surveillance types, you can find any type of monitoring device for your baby.

Back then I used to think they were so cool because we get to leave baby and do whatever needs to be done around the house, until of course baby makes a peep.

These days, Motorola and all these baby monitor making companies have taken things to a whole new level. Some a bit pricey, but at least it gives us options.

You are only human. And, as a human, you absolutely can not be in multiple places at once. Unfortunately, mankind has not evolved a robot that can do laundry, balance the check book, and send all those important business emails all while watching your little bundle of joy sleep peacefully in your bed.

But, we do have the next best things…baby monitors.

The Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor is a fine bit of equipment sure to give you peace of mind a lot of other devices can not, but, be aware, this little baby may be lacking in some basic needs you could easily find in another model.


  • 1.9 ghazi duct technology
  • Data encryption (security)
  • LED alerts
  • Goes up to 300 meters in range


$40 From Amazon.com

Not a bad price, but is it even worth $40?

I like to start out with the negative so let’s jump right on in.

Let’s start with a feature that is very important to parents; the battery. Sure, it has a 14 hour life, however, there are various complaints of constant recharging and draining. The range is not that spectacular and the volume setting is sketchy at best.

In fact, the main issue most parents with this particular model have is waking up to hear their child crying in the next room and find the baby monitor not even so much as giving a hint of a whimper. This can be very disconcerting as literally the entire reason you buy a baby monitor is to, yeah, ummm, monitor the baby.

There are even various reports of interference and static, but those seem to be few and far between. Over all, the sheer lack of options on this device is what turns a lot of parents away before even buying.

It really is your basic audio monitor so if you are looking for much more than that, chances are you will be disappointed. I guess it’s safe to say that not all baby monitors are created equal.

That Being Said…

There are some good things to say about the Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor. Sure, there are SOME reports of a faulty battery, but at 14 hours on average it’s not a bad battery life over all.

The range may not be far, but for your average home size a wide range isn’t going to matter much either way. If you plan on being football fields away from baby, you might not want to have anymore kids. 

The number one complaint was the volume, but when it works it works beautifully with crystal clear audio shining through.

And as far as the interference, 9 parents out of 10 actually say that this is one of the better monitors to have in your home if you have multiple devices so on this one issue it really seems likes it’s a bit of a coin toss.

And as far as the lack of options, yes, it really is your basic audio model with no temperature or movement monitoring, but, sometimes it’s good to really get back to the basics. Perhaps you already have a fancy video monitor and you really do only need an extra sound monitor.

Perhaps you are on a budget. Whatever the reason, for around $40 bucks it’s ultimately not a bad purchase, just not as fancy and high tech as some products out on the market these days.

If you are looking for a basic audio monitor

You really could do a lot worse than the Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor. Obviously if you would rather actually SEE your baby, this device isn’t for you, but, if you are looking for a decently priced audio device, this may just be what you are looking for.

Personally, I think that you can do just fine with this. I mean, do you plan on being away from baby for more than 10 hours?

Have any of you tried this product before? Please chime in and let us know what you think. Thanks!

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