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VTech DM221 Audio Baby Monitor Product Review

The VTech DM221 Audio Baby Monitor is a one parent unit (monitor) and one baby unit (audio monitor).  It has DECT 6.0 that provides clear transmission.  No more dealing with the annoying white noise that you hear from analog monitors. Because it has a 5-level sound indicator-graphic bars on the parent unit, it will indicate the level of sound in your baby's room.  That way you can visually monitor the noise level with the unit muted.  This monitor is ideal for the parent and baby who just need to hear the sound of each other's voices to be comforted.  This monitor is set up for 2-way-talk-back.

The unit is run by rechargeable batteries which means you have up to 18 hours of monitoring time on a single charge.  Or you can use two AAA batteries (not included) to run this monitor.

A nifty little belt clip is on the parent unit.  Consequently, this makes carrying the unit around much easier because you can have your hands free.  The operating range of the parent unit is up to 1,000 feet outdoors or 160 feet indoors.  The parent unit can be set to beep if the link between the parent unit and baby unit is lost or if the rechargeable battery is low.  The language for this unit is set to English, but can also be switched to French or Spanish for all of the screen displays.

The loop on the baby unit doubles as a soothing night light for your little one.  Because of the vibrating sound-alert on the adult unit, parents felt peace of mind knowing where there was a sound in their baby's room.

The dimensions of this monitor is 7.4 x 2.4 x 8.2 inches.  The weight is one pound.

Best Features of The Product 

  • Clarity Of Sound
  • Range
VTech DM221 Audio Baby Monitor with up to 1,000 ft of Range, Vibrating Sound-Alert, Talk Back Intercom & Night Light Loop, White/Silver
  • CLEAR AUDIO AND LONG RANGE - DECT 6.0 technology provides clear audio transmission, eliminating annoying background noise while allowing you to move from room to room. Up to 1,000 feet of range lets you stay connected to your baby from another room
  • 5-LEVEL SOUND INDICATOR AND 2-WAY TALK-BACK INTERCOM - LEDs on the parent unit indicate the level of sound in your baby's room so you can visually monitor the noise level. The built-in intercom on the parent unit lets you talk to your baby from any room.DO NOT use cleaning spray or liquid cleaners
  • NIGHT LIGHT ON THE BABY UNIT - A soothing light on the baby unit gently illuminates a dark nursery. Both the parent unit(s) and baby unit allow you to turn on or off the nighlight on the baby unit


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This monitor appears to be very durable.


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The biggest feature on this monitor is the audio feature.  Because this is not a visual monitor, you will not see your child on a screen.  People who use it for their baby really liked this feature.  It gave them comfort and peace of mind to be able to hear their baby at all times. 

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This unit seems to be way more reliable than the visual kind that uses WiFi. With WiFi, you can lose connections easily, but this unit does not run on WiFi and therefore keeps the connection.


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The dimensions of the monitor are 7.4 x 2.4 x 8.2 inches with a weight of one pound.


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Parents liked that the connection was not lost with the VTech DM221 Audio Baby Monitor.  Because they could hear and communicate with their baby at all times, they felt peace of mind.

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My Conclusion 

If you are looking for a bare bones audio monitor, I say you can't go wrong with the VTech DM221 Audio Baby Monitor.  Because it is clear, keeps the signal, and works for up to 1,000 feet outside and 160 feet inside, people like this baby monitor. This is not a visual monitor where you can see your baby. It is strictly a monitor where you can communicate with your baby by using your voices. I hope that my review helps you as you look towards purchasing the perfect baby monitor for your child. 

For more information, check out our article The Top Ten Baby Monitors Of 2018.

Last update on 2024-02-22 at 15:53 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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