Five baby monitors to look out for in 2014New monitors keeping an eye, and ear, on your baby
25 June 2014
Big baby monitor brands including BT, Chicco and Motorola have all brought out new innovations in their baby monitor ranges as well as updates to old favourites.
Read on for a sneak preview of these brands' 2014 baby monitors and others we're currently testing in the Which? test lab. You can also visit our full baby monitors reviews section to find out which baby monitors we have already tested and recommended as Best Buys.
Motorola MBP36S baby monitor
The is an update of the popular video monitor. This one was one of the first to offer the ability to remotely pan, tilt and zoom the baby unit camera so you can watch your baby rove around their cot.
Motorola’s MBP36S (£160) offers the same features as its predecessor but also claims improved talkback clarity, background noise suppression, reduced wi-fi interference and better battery life.
Compare all our Motorola baby monitors reviews.
BT Digital Baby Monitor 300
BT has been responsible for some very popular baby monitors. It is currently in the process of upgrading its entire collection and this audio monitor is the first of the new range.
The BT Digital Baby Monitor 300 (£39.99) will be the cheapest and most basic model but still offers what BT calls 'HD sound', an adjustable night light, lullabies, a built-in thermometer and a find button on the baby unit to help you locate a lost parent unit.
Browse all our BT baby monitors reviews.
Luvion Supreme Connect baby monitor
The Luvion Supreme Connect (£200) is blazing a trail where others are sure to follow. It comes with a parent unit but, with the addition of a wi-fi bridge (£60), it’s the first baby monitor to offer the option to also connect it to your smartphone, tablet or PC.
It also features a big 4.3 inch screen (most video monitors have a maximum of 3.5 inch), the ability to record video and images, a camera that you can pan, tilt and zoom using a joystick on the parent unit and lots of other extras.
See what we found when we tested Luvion baby monitors.
Chicco Top Digital Video baby monitor
Chicco’s a popular baby brand particularly known for its pushchairs, high chairs and toys, but this is its first foray into the baby monitor market. The Chicco Top Digital Video (£170) is packed with features, including being able to take photographs and video your baby remotely.
You can also plug your MP3 player in to the baby unit, set multiple reminder alarms and the parent unit has touchscreen navigation.
Read all our Chicco baby monitors reviews.
Tomy TF525 baby monitor
The is a very widely available audio monitor (£55) that sits in the middle of Tomy’s audio monitor range. It has lots of extras such as a night light, lullabies, a room temperature monitor and sound-activated lights.
Tomy has updated all of its baby monitor range including a new video monitor dubbed the TFV600.
Browse all our Tomy baby monitors reviews.