Tomy TF525 review

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
User rating
£49.99 RRP
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Ease of use
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Sound and/or picture quality
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Signal range
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Design
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Durability
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Worth the money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: LCD display on the parent unit shows the temperature in the baby’s room, key buttons are illuminated for easy use at night, sound level light display to stay alert to baby’s needs even with the volume off and sound activation mode for when your baby is that little bit older and it’s not necessary to hear every sound
Cons: When parent unit is charging with power supply it effects balance of unit, volume of lullabies can not be adjusted
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Tested with six-month-old son Joshua.

What we loved

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The first thing you notice about the parent unit of the baby monitor is that it is quite compact. The box containing the monitor is well laid out and all of the components of the monitor are in front of you.

The batteries for the parent unit are supplied in the box and it is easy to assemble with the aid of a screw driver for the parent unit. On switching the monitor on, it located the baby unit and synchronised with it.

The parent unit has a clear digital display which shows the temperature as well as the battery status. It also shows when a lullaby is playing and if the night light is on or off. The light bar is a good addition and shows if your baby is making noise even if the volume is turned down on the parent unit. You can control the night light on the baby unit from either the baby unit of from the parent unit. The unit will also remember how brightly you had the night light when you last used it. This prevents it coming on at its brightest setting when you may just want to check in on your baby and not wake them.

The two-way talkback is a good addition as it allows you to speak to your baby from a different room if the baby just needs settling down. Overall, this unit has everything a parent could want from a baby monitor and is a reasonable price. The only extras you get on the next model up is a temperature indicator on the bay unit, a clock on the parent unit and a vibrate function of the parent unit.

What to watch out for

The parent unit comes with a small stand on the back which holds it upright however when the unit is charging with the power supply it effects the balance of the unit.

There are three lullabies to choose from to play in your baby’s room however the volume of these lullabies can’t be changed on the baby unit when it is playing and if the unit is quite close to the baby, it may be a bit loud.

MadeForMums verdict

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Overall a good monitor with a reasonable price and some nice additions such as talkback and lullabies.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Tomy
Model TF525
Price £49.99
Signal type Digital

Features

Video screen No
Movement sensor pad No
Range indoors 350m
Range outdoors 350m
Number of channels The monitor automatically selects from 120 channels to give you the best quality sound
Sound level indicator lights Yes
Two-way talkback Yes
Night light Yes
Room temperature display Yes
Soothing lullabies Yes
Power supply Mains and rechargeable battery
Power supply Battery and mains
Features
  • LCD display on the parent unit shows the temperature in the baby’s room
  • Key buttons are illuminated for easy use at night
  • Sound level light display to stay alert to baby’s needs even with the volume off
  • Sound activation mode for when your baby is that little bit older and it’s not necessary to hear every sound