Vtech Clear Sounds Digital Baby Monitor Deluxe review

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
User rating
£69.99 RRP
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In a nutshell

A neat multi-functioning monitor with exceptional reception
Ease of use
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Sound and/or picture quality
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Signal range
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Design
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Durability
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Worth the money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Very clear reception, can be used with MP3 player, remote functions for light and music, parent talk back invaluable
Cons: Baby unit plays a tune when you turn it on which could wake your baby, so quiet that you might think it's not on at first!
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From sound monitoring to room temperature, loads of melodies and more, the VTech Clear Sounds Digital Baby Monitor Deluxe brings together everything a new parent needs from a monitor with top of the range technology. Oh, and you can record your own singing on it if you want!

The VTech Clear Sounds Digital Baby Monitor Deluxe uses DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication – in case you were wondering!) and high-definition sound, which is said to guarantee crystal clear sound quality. It also boasts a sophisticated thermometer, which alerts you if the room gets too hot or too cold. You’re able to set these limits.

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It has 50 pre-recorded melodies, which are a choice of songs or nature sounds. It even has a parental record option, which allows budding singers to record their own song. We gave that one a miss! These can be controlled from the baby or the parent unit and can be set for a timed automatic switch off.

The parent unit has an easy to read LED screen and light sound level indicator.  The baby unit has a soft light, which gently pulses.

What we love

The parent talk back feature is great. I was amazed at how effective it was. It is very simple to use, a bit like a walkie talkie! Our 2-year-old loved it as she often just wanted to tell us something and she liked that we could talk to her from downstairs!

The units themselves are very neat and simple to use. The parent unit is discreet enough to blend into the background. The sound quality is superb. I also love the MP3 player connection as this really lengthens the life of the VTech Clear Sounds Digital Baby Monitor Deluxe as Biba can use it as she grows up.

What to watch out for

The reception is so good that we kept having to check it was actually on! The VTech Clear Sounds Digital Baby Monitor Deluxe is silent, which is such a change from our old analogue monitor.  It was a little unnerving to begin with, but it is so much better than our old one that hummed constantly.

The baby unit plays quite a long tune when you turn it on. This would be very frustrating if you had just got a baby to sleep. You would have to remember to switch it on before putting your baby down.

Who is the VTech Clear Sounds Digital Baby Monitor Deluxe best for?

Parents seeking superb reception and useful extras.

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MadeForMums verdict

A top of the range monitor, the VTech Clear Sounds Digital Baby Monitor Deluxe has covered everything new parents need.  It has fantastic reception, as well as simple to use units. The addition of an MP3 player gives it an appealing dual function – and if you like to sing your baby to sleep, you can record it!

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Vtech
Model Clear Sounds Digital Baby Monitor Deluxe
Price £69.99
Signal type Digital

Features

Video screen No
Movement sensor pad No
Range indoors 50m
Range outdoors 300m
Number of channels 120
Sound level indicator lights Yes
Two-way talkback Yes
Night light Yes
Room temperature display Yes
Soothing lullabies Yes
Power supply Battery and mains
Power supply Battery and mains
Features
  • DECT technology
  • LCD screen
  • Audio-in jack
  • Timer/alert on parent unit
  • Belt clip
  • Low power warning
  • Parent sound recording option
  • Room temparture display
  • Nightlight
  • Lots of melodies