How amazing is this baby monitor? A French company called Withings has won some innovation awards for it – and no wonder: apparently you can monitor noise, movement, temperature and humidity via your iPhone or iPad as well as interact with your baby via voice and light.
It connects over Wi-Fi, and via the free app, streams video of your baby from anywhere you can get an internet connection. You can also talk to your baby through the unit from your iPhone. There’s a 3-megapixel camera with night-vision mode as well as (parent controlled) night light, lullabies, a log for noticing sleep patterns and alerts to let you know if there’s activity when you’re not watching the screen. More info at the Withings website.
For a little balance: there also seem to be some mixed user reviews floating about, mostly with reference to buffering issues and interaction delays depending on the quality of your internet connection. But let’s admit it… the applesque design helps us overlook a glitch or two doesn’t it.
I could only wish for two things in addition to all these shiny features. 1. a pram unit for those of us living in a land where babies nap outdoors summer and winter, and 2. that I actually needed this technological treat (living in an open loft space makes your own eyes and ears monitor enough).