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VTech DM221 Audio Baby Monitor with up to 1,000 ft of Range, Vibrating Sound-Alert, Talk Back Intercom & Night Light Loop

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Feature

(41 reviews)
Price

(31 reviews)
Range

(58 reviews)
Way

(15 reviews)
Distance

(18 reviews)
Quality

(98 reviews)
Product

(73 reviews)
Work

(23 reviews)
Sound

(90 reviews)
Baby

(55 reviews)
Feedback

(5 reviews)
Star

(8 reviews)
Volume

(16 reviews)
Message

(8 reviews)
Night cry

(4 reviews)
Connection

(17 reviews)
Noise

(27 reviews)
Beep

(6 reviews)

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feature

Reviews around feature (4.85 of 5)

  • I love the feature that lets me talk to baby when she wakes up
  • Love the nightlight feature on the baby unit, as well as the clip on the parent unit
  • We also have enjoyed the talk back feature for parent to parent communication.
  • and I love the feature that allows me to talk to him without having to go into his room at night.
  • Great feature to be able to talk through it to my grandma
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price

Reviews around price (4.80 of 5)

  • The price is great also for this product and everything that comes with it
  • At any rate, it's a good price and allows me to leave the room and still hear the baby.
  • For the price this works very good-sound is very clear.
  • Does exactly what it says it does and what a great price
  • We bought these to get the talk back option on the parental unit and these were a good price.
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range

Reviews around range (4.64 of 5)

  • The battery is amazing, lasts all day and the range is great!
  • Serves the purpose of a two way monitor and the range is great
  • I am very happy with this monitor it has very good range.
  • These do exactly what they say, easy to set up, and crazy range
  • Works great, love that you can talk to baby with it, but down falls are, battery life does not last long & you can't travel around the house with it if you have a large house, so your range of cleaning will be limited.
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way

Reviews around way (4.59 of 5)

  • We don’t need (or care to own) a video monitor, so this monitor has been perfect and a reliable way to hear baby when we’re busy around the house
  • The highest volume level is pretty loud (in a good way).
  • And I mean sparks in the middle of the night to get it to lay the right way so it would charge
  • This is perfect for me and my baby sound quality is great way better than I thought it would be
  • Works great for the distance I need but unfortunately the volume is so soft, even turned up all the way
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distance

Reviews around distance (4.35 of 5)

  • Nice and easy to figure out, goes the distance for me.
  • Horrible battery life (the worst I
  • Fortunately the distance works for me and it is loud enough for me to hear her.
  • Volume is loud enough and distance was good when working on my landscape outside
  • I was very impressed with the range, it works a very good distance from the base
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quality

Reviews around quality (4.29 of 5)

  • The old analog set hummed loudly all the time and occasionally made ticking noises, and the sound quality was terrible
  • Sound quality is mostly good, it picks up a lot of room sounds
  • I should have known better; I bought a Vtech telephone years ago that had extremely poor sound quality.
  • Great sound quality and battery life; and a long reach to...love it
  • Excellent sound quality and can be used for any room monitoring.
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product

Reviews around product (4.15 of 5)

  • I highly recommend this product to anyone that needs to monitor a room where someone is need of assistance.
  • I would recommend this product to all the parents in the universe
  • Such a shame, it looks as a good product but definitely not up to standards
  • I almost thought this product was defective because the sensitivity is so adjustable, I just asssumed it wasn’t picking up any noises
  • Don’t waste your money on other expensive products, I have and this product out performs in the most important attributes, distance and sound sensitivity
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work

Reviews around work (3.99 of 5)

  • I have a bedroom upstairs and his bedroom is downstairs, and these monitors work exceptionally well
  • I've been using it since 2015 and still in good working condition
  • Unfortunately, one of the charging cords stopped working after traveling, and the parent unit has died
  • but I would think it would have worked well in that situation.
  • I am sorry, but the baby unit has never worked
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sound

Reviews around sound (3.96 of 5)

  • But I assumed the vibration feature would be sufficient even if sound was poor
  • The sound is super clear and the sensitivity is amazing
  • , however the sound is pretty terrible and there is a white noise all the time coming through it
  • This is the perfect sound monitor no extra white noise and is crystal clear
  • The sound is very good, the screen clear and easily readable
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baby

Reviews around baby (2.94 of 5)

  • I ordered this baby monitor for my sister because after researching this was rated in the top 3 best baby monitors
  • I think this baby monitor worked twice before it had to be plugged in for it to work
  • It may be harder to hear if the baby is just restless and not making any sounds.
  • If the connection issue was resolved, this would be a great baby monitor.
  • From an experienced mom (times 3), I can confirm that this is a great basic baby monitor
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feedback

Reviews around feedback (2.94 of 5)

  • We keep it hooked up to the charger throughout the entire night to make sure the battery does not run out and turns it off which keeps it working as we need it to
  • From the moment I opened it, it had to be always plugged in to work as there is no battery feature (the batteries are defective)
  • I give this 4 stars with 1 Star lost because of the strange intermittent fuzzy feedback noise
  • It works as it is supposed to
  • If close together they make a loud feedback noise

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star

Reviews around star (2.54 of 5)

  • I give this 4 stars because I dislike that the unit which stays with baby can’t be taken off the charger or it powers off immediately
  • I have to add that the three stars is for a safety concern, dragging down the five-star performance
  • n’t do much with this monitor because the link is in & out then lost sometimes without reason
  • It works as it is supposed to
  • Loses a star because once the battery died i had to leave it plugged into the wall 24/7
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volume

Reviews around volume (2.22 of 5)

  • Really the only negative is the volume on the monitor end
  • The volume of sound could be louder on the remote piece
  • We can set the volume to loud so that we hear him clearly when he begins to stir before he can wake up the kids.
  • The volume is decent and I can received the service anywhere in my house!
  • Works great for the distance I need but unfortunately the volume is so soft, even turned up all the way
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message

Reviews around message (2.09 of 5)

  • Lovely feature when you finally successfully get baby down to sleep, realize in the next room over that you need to link the units only to have the inevitable loud message come on and wake your baby
  • It works as it is supposed to
  • There is an annoying message that plays when you turn it on about not putting it somewhere unsafe for baby.
  • No problem with the monitor except that every time the parent unit is turned on an annoying message comes on telling you to keep it three feet away from the baby.
  • We keep it hooked up to the charger throughout the entire night to make sure the battery does not run out and turns it off which keeps it working as we need it to
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night cry

Reviews around night cry (1.69 of 5)

  • Horrible battery life (the worst I
  • n’t work
  • No more early night cries waking me up, only the later night cries that may actually require intervention
  • n’t do much with this monitor because the link is in & out then lost sometimes without reason

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connection

Reviews around connection (1.63 of 5)

  • Now after having it for a couple years it constantly loses connection to the base unit and just beeps over and over again while it tries to re-establish connection
  • My main issue: it often loses the connection for no reason
  • The connection is great and the sound is crystal clear
  • Over a distance of 40' with three plaster walls in between the two units, a reliable connection was not possible.
  • The parent unit beeps if it ever loses connection with the baby unit, so you know if anything has happened!
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noise

Reviews around noise (1.54 of 5)

  • There was no way to sleep with that thing randomly getting loud and blasting static noise all night long
  • sound quality is amazing, no static or background noise
  • I had a couple different types of video monitors but they all had static background noise
  • The static on this thing is worse than my 10yr old monitor, however that one isnt made anymore and kicked the bucket, I guess if you like static white noise is okay
  • Being able to adjust the sensitivity of the transmitter is really nice if your baby makes innocuous noises while they sleep
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beep

Reviews around beep (1.44 of 5)

  • It’s nice that the parent one beeps if the child one is disconnected (aka not on due to device not holding a charge) or you will be woken up by low
  • This item replaces lesser model of same brand that had an annoying "beeping" issue.
  • Maybe we got a defective one, but ours starts beeping REALLY loud for lengthy periods of time because it’s lost
  • However, randomly, the parent unit will start its annoying beep and say "not linked" this happens infrequently, but often enough (several times a week) to be super annoying
  • They work well for a few months or maybe a year, then they start to lose connection and beep and wake you up 2 or 3 times per week.
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