With so many baby monitors on the market today it can be overwhelming to decide on an option that works for your family. I took the SUPERUNCLE video baby monitor for a test ride for the past couple of months so that I could provide you an honest review.
The SUPERUNCLE video baby monitor offers a solid list of features for its price point including remote movement, two-way talk, motion detection, cry detection, and music. It can be mounted for optimal viewing and the included video monitor offers surprisingly good video anywhere in the house. In my experience, delayed audio was the most significant issue.
Note that this unit was provided to me for free in exchange for an unbiased review. Read on to learn more about my experience and find out where to buy!
Overall review and recommendation
First, a bit of backstory.
I have four children and the youngest (1.5 years old) currently takes naps during the day and goes to sleep a bit earlier at night so we like to keep a monitor on her to make sure she is sleeping soundly and not crying. Before receiving the SUPERUNCLE video monitor, we used a cheaper video unit.
After using the SUPERUNCLE video baby monitor for several months I can confidently say that we have appreciated the extra features, superior video quality, and general performance of the unit compared to what we’ve had before and we’ve recommended it to several friends with small children. While the unit is not perfect, the pros definitely outweigh the cons and I feel confident recommending this baby monitor to others that are shopping for a quality product at this price point.
If you want to check out the unit for yourself on Amazon, head over to the product page right HERE or click the link under the image below.
Like most other baby monitors at this price point, the SUPERUNCLE baby monitor offers pretty much any feature that you would need:
- 5-inch display screen and 1080p HD camera
- Infrared night vision
- Up to 1000 foot range through 2.4 GHz WiFi
- AES128 WiFi encryption with external network control and records to ensure nobody can tap into the video feed
- App available for Android or iOS to check video and audio feed on your smartphone
- Camera functions such as two-way talk, motion detection, cry detection, sensitivity adjustment, temperature and humidity, reminders, and more
- Micro-USB slot if you want to add an SD card for video recording
At this price point, other units do offer 1080p cameras but I would consider it a premium option as many do not.
What’s in the box:
- USB cables (2)
- Power adapters (2)
- Screws and mounting bracket
- Reset pin
While prices do fluctuate, the SUPERUNCLE unit is typically priced around the $150 price point.
As I’ve mentioned, the features included fit well within this price point and you are getting nearly every premium feature currently offered in baby monitors.
Overall, the performance of the unit has been solid.
With that said, there have been a few issues and I think it makes sense to split up this section into video, audio, and usability.
Video quality is great with this unit, even in low-light situations. With a little light in the room the quality is excellent with colors coming through at high resolution. Users have the option to remotely adjust the camera angle for better viewability.
I had a couple of issues with the monitor turning off here or there but I think this was related to the eco (battery saving) settings which I later disabled. Generally, we kept the unit plugged in and on a counter anytime we used it so this wasn’t much of an issue.
The most significant criticism I have on this unit is the audio.
Crying and other noises do come through clearly (and loudly) but there is a noticeable 1-second lag on the monitor’s speaker and what is happening in the baby’s room. Regular noises and light speaking don’t come through very well and background noises (such as a noise machine) can come in and out through the speaker and produce strange noises.
None of these issues necessarily impacted the performance of the unit but I do want to mention them as a potential annoyance.
When you first open up the unit you can get started using it very quickly. Turn it on and pair the device and you’ll have a working unit.
But, there are some important settings that need to be checked and adjusted depending on your situation to make sure that you get the best outcome.
- Eco-mode – The screen and audio will turn off pretty quickly with the default battery-saving settings. Crying or motion will cause the screen to turn back on but, personally, we liked to be able to hear and see what was going on just in case the detection didn’t work to turn it back on.
- Cry detection – Be sure to set your sensitivity for this.
- Noise detection – Be sure to set your sensitivity for this.
- Alarm volume – Be sure to set your sensitivity for this.
Again, if you want to check out the unit for yourself on Amazon, head over to the product page right HERE or click the link under the image below.