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20.3.13

Lindam Clarity Digital Audio Monitor {Review}

For a while we didn't use a monitor with Harry. I'm a pretty light sleeper and a lot of people I know think it's not important past a year old.
I realised that, despite being a light sleeper anyway, I was keeping myself awake by listening out for him. I decided it was time to get the old monitors out, except the boys had been using them as walkie talkies and as a result the backs were missing and they weren't in the best of condition.

Lindam kindly offered to send us their Clarity Digital Audio Monitor to review.

The monitor is easy to set up and had rechargeable batteries included so we were able to set up the units straight away.
I was interested to see what the battery life would be like. My plan was to leave the cradle for the parent unit downstairs next to the sofa, away from grabby hands, and then to take the monitor to bed every night without the use of the cradle.
Our previous monitor didn't seem able to be able to last long out of it's cradle and had a very poor battery life. I assumed this would be the same for all monitors but the Lindam monitors can be off the cradle all night and still have plenty of power.
The parent unit will operate up to 300 metres away from the main unit.
The monitors also have the option on being mains or battery operated.

The sound is clear and free of any interference. The monitors offer a two-way talk back function so you can simply press the button on the side of the parent unit to comfort your child. Although I did find there was a slight delay in getting the sound back after pressing this.

The baby unit is compact and has a night light in the centre. The parent unit has a light feature to indicate sound levels, this can be really useful if your baby stirs.
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The specifications as listed by Lindam are:
  • 300m range
  • Talk back feature
  • Portable parent unit operates with 2xAAA rechargeable batteries provided or with the power docking station supplied
  • Parent unit charging docking station
  • 120 automatically selected channels for interference free monitoring
  • Out of range warning
  • Parent unit LED Sound Level lights
  • Comforting night light
  • Mains or battery powered
  • Adjustable volume control
  • Low battery warning
  • Includes Parent unit docking station and Nursery unit power adaptor
  • Includes 2 x rechargeable batteries for parent unit
  • Belt clip
We were sent the Clarity Digital Monitor for the purpose of this review. All words are honest and my own.