VTech DM221 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor

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  • This configuration includes one parent unit (monitor) and one baby unit (audio monitor)
  • DECT 6.0 provides crystal clear transmission, eliminating the annoying white noise you hear from analog monitors
  • 5-level sound indicator – graphic bars on the parent unit indicate the level of sound in your baby’s room so you can visually monitor the noise level with the unit muted
  • Sometimes all your baby needs is to hear the sound of your voice – comfort your infant with the 2-way talk-back intercom
  • Rechargeable batteries provide the parent unit with up to 18 hours of monitoring time on a single charge, or use two AAA batteries (not included)
  • Go hands free with the belt clip on the parent unit – carry the parent unit everywhere you go without the hassle of holding it. The operating range of the parent unit is up to 1,000 feet outdoors or 150 feet indoors
  • Parent unit can be set to beep if: (1) link between the parent unit and the baby unit is lost, and/or (2) rechargeable battery is low
  • Language is preset to English, but can be switched to French or Spanish for all screen displays
  • The loop on the baby unit doubles as a soothing night light for your little one
  • Vibrating sound-alert on the parent unit – enjoy some added peace by being silently alerted when there is sound in your baby’s room

Safe & Sound Digital Audio Monitor with DECT 6.0 digital technology provides crystal clear transmission, eliminating the annoying white noise you hear from analog monitors. The only sounds you hear are coming from your baby.

$ 29.99

VTech DM221 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor

5 Responses to VTech DM221 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor

  1. camgolfs says:
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    384 of 418 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Great sound – much better than expected, July 3, 2012
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    Sly-Dawgg (NC, United States) –

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    As a new father, I wasn’t sure what to expect. After trying a few older models by different brands, I ended up just getting something cost efficient by looked stable based on reviews. When I ordered these, I had pretty good hopes, but was very surprised. They are amazing. Before our baby came, I would be in the nursery setting up things and could communicate very easily to others throughout the house (was on a ladder). After a bad thunderstorm, we lost power, and they still worked just fine.
    They now work great with baby in the nursery and we are so happy we got this brand/model!

    Update: My original review was made a July, but I should have waited a little longer. It’s now October, and just one night the units all started beeping at 3am and told me they were “Not Linked.” There wasn’t a power-outage or anything like that. When I finally got in touch with VTech they told me “oh yea, that happens some times. If you followed the instructions in the manual then they are broken and won’t talk to each other anymore. Sorry… Oh, and you can’t return them because you don’t have the original box.”

    Another Update: After my complaint was heard on Amazon, VTech took my broken item back for a replacement. In May 2013 (not quite a year after purchasing the original, let alone receiving the above replacement), I had to contact VTech again due to the same issue when I moved to a new house. This time VTech seemed to be much more on the ball. As soon as I gave them the model number and said “they are not linking” the representative stopped me and started the process of sending out a new unit. Within 2 days I had a replacement. So I guess there is something to be said about VTech knowing about the issue and sending out new units to you if they break; but doesn’t seem efficient to have to send multiple replacements in 1 year…

    2015 Update: Some people have asked so I wanted to make the update; since my original review in 2012 it does appear VTech has changed their return policy. It no longer looks like they need the original box, as they did in 2012. One additional thing would be the unit they sent out in 2013 worked for a while, but about 6-8 months ago the LCD screens started to fade so I could no longer see the volume level and such, but the sound still worked. They all died completely about 2 months ago, so I guess I got 2 years out of the third unit…

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    Feb 8, 2013 12:48:40 PM PST

    Sly-Dawgg, if you still have the monitor, call our support team @ 800-595-9511. We’ll replace it. Thanks!
     
  3. Anonymous says:
    68 of 71 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Loses connection OFTEN at only 40′, would not recommend!, October 25, 2012
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    We bought this based on the many reviews and I am sad to say that I am really disappointed. This couldnt handle being used at 40-50′ in a single story home. It at times will link up and in the middle of the night start beeping because it lost its connection which makes for a rough nights sleep. Unreliable and wish I could return it and buy something else. Very disappointed.

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  4. Anonymous says:
    139 of 162 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Apartment living and no external interference., June 8, 2012
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    Eternal Howl (KS, USA) –

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    I had this unit shipped overnight after our NTM-910YLW – Sony Baby Call Nursery Monitor unit started having constant issues with a ticking noise that would not have been very sleep-friendly for parents. Prior to this, we would get interference with cell phones and other electronic devices intermittently, but we perservered.

    Let me note first that I have only just got the VTech today, but already I like it. I chose the model with two receivers so that we could have them permanently in the two rooms most frequented (bedroom and living room).

    The parent units require an initial 11-18 hour charge before unplugging and using without the power cord. There are two different instructions. Therefore, I would suggest going with the longer charge to ensure the battery is well conditioned.

    Aside from the hiccups that our Sony had, let me point out some major ‘user-related’ differences.

    The Sony NTM 900 that we bought had only one parent unit. This particular VTech monitor came with two parent units. Sometimes when going to bed, I’d forget to grab the monitor, so it’s one little hassle I don’t have to consider now.

    The Sony NTM 900 is analogue and while you can adjust channels, if you have a lot of electronics, or many neighbors, you will probably find this is not the model for you.

    The VTech is digital and uses DECT Technology (the same stuff as is used with cordless telephones). I’m not sure that a police scanner won’t pick up on your baby conversations, but they claim it’s very secure. So far, I have no outside interference, funny noises etc (unless you count the baby babble).

    Even though we have a sound machine in baby’s bedroom and the lullaby is always going, the Vtech monitor is barely picking it up, but it will respond when baby starts to make a noise. I like this, because I’m starting to go a little crazy with Rock-A-By Baby and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

    The Vtech has different options for being alerted to baby noises. You can set it to vibrate, have a sound alert, or actually hearing the baby. It also has the ability to talk from the parent unit to the baby unit so that if you wish to soothe baby without going in and disturbing him/her, you can. The Sony NTM 900 was one-way only.

    This was the first time I had chosen one day shipping and am very pleased with Amazon (and UPS’s) service. It was worth it. I can sleep in my bed again tonight and not in the nursery.

    Update 09/23/2012: Roaming distance outside is at least 250-300 yards (at a guess because I’m not good with guessing distance) and product is still working perfectly without interference. I’d definitely recommend a digital monitor over an analogue one.

    Update 05/04/2013: Product worked great, but after the baby unit was disconnected from the wall recently (by mistake), we have been unable to resynchronize the parent units to the baby unit, which renders them pretty useless. So, while I rated this as a good product, it could be something we’re doing wrong, so I’m a bit loathe to downgrade my initial review just yet. Just note that I’m not the only person to have had this issue.

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