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Infant Optics DXR-5 2.4 GHz Digital Video Baby Monitor

Pros: With a range of 800 feet, FHSS secure data encryption, video streaming, and clear sound with no interference, the Infant Optics stands out among its competitors for design and performance.

Cons: A model that comes with a somewhat costly price tag, but consumers love what they get for the price.

Summary: A superb design with all the bells and whistles make the Infant Optics by far the best baby monitor on the market.
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Foscam FBM3501 Wireless Digital Video Baby Monitor

Pros: Offers FHSS wireless technology, and sound, picture, and performance that are similar to the Infant Optics model.

Cons: Comes at a high price. The batter life is less than other models we tested.

Summary: Though this model offers features that many users love, the high price and battery life concerns make the Infant Optics model a better option.
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Graco Ultra Clear Analog Baby Monitor

Pros: Features vibration notification technology for convenience in monitoring baby's activity. Has 600-foot range.

Cons: Some testers commented that the unit often has static, which reduces the sound quality.

Summary: Due to its price and questionable sound quality, other models we tested offer better quality and value.
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VTech Communications Safe and Sound

Pros: Superior 1,000 feet range and quality construction for a bargain price. We love that it offers digital technology at a cost that is more in line with an analog model.

Cons: We found that the unit sometimes has static that interferes with the quality of the sound.

Summary: A trusted name in the industry and a price to fit most any budget make the VTech our top pick for budget-minded parents.
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NTM-910YIC - Sony Baby Call Nursery Monitor

Pros: Features 27 channels for extra security and 5 sound-sensor lights for heightened alert. Stands out for its voice-activation mode. Comes at an affordable price.

Cons: Some users found that this model doesn't have the best reception in large or multilevel homes.

Summary: Though affordable, not the best choice for parents with large, spacious homes because of its tendency to be out of range.