Meet Sophia, The Newest Video Baby Monitor by LevanaMonday, August 11, 2014
Looking back on the first months of motherhood, I can easily recall how often I would peek into the nursery to check up on my baby. My daughter never napped for long during the day so when an hour would go by and I couldn't hear that she was awake, I was unable to fight the urge to tiptoe into her room to ensure she was alright. The light sleeper that she was, it sometimes resulted in me waking her up with a creak of the floorboard. With the exception of a party my co-workers so graciously threw for me (which I will never forget!), I didn't have a baby shower and so I never had the chance to pick out a baby monitor for a gift registry. Luckily, my sister was kind enough to lend me hers. But sometimes my ears would play tricks on me and that monitor wasn't enough. What I needed was a video baby monitor, just like Sophia, the newest video baby monitor by Levana.
The Sophia Video Baby Monitor is one of two new additions to the video baby monitor line that features state of the art technology at a competitive price. It comes with a 48 hour battery life when used in PEEP (Power-on/off Energy Efficient Picture) mode. This means that the monitor and the camera revert to 'sleep' mode when there is no sound in the nursery and is reactivated at the slightest 'peep.' This saves hours of valuable battery life. The Sophia monitor also includes Talk to Baby™ two-way communication, which is a really neat idea. I live in a 4-level side-split so whenever I was in the basement doing laundry and I heard my baby crying, I would have to rush up three flights of stairs. The two-way intercom sure would have come in handy since you can calm your baby down with the sound of your own voice.
One of the features that surprised me the most was the clarity of the video display. Using ClearVu® digital technology, you can enjoy an incredibly precise digital signal from up to 500ft away. It also offers night vision up to 15ft. You can even adjust the brightness on the monitor based on whether you are outdoors under the glare of the sun or when in a dark room. The bonus is that the interference-free digital signal is private and secure. And you have the option to add up to three additional cameras to view up to four areas of your home on one monitor. Want to know what the temperature is like in baby's room? The monitor can display that for you, too, using its built-in temperature sensor. This is one smart video monitor!
The Sophia Video Baby Monitor is user-friendly and easy to adjust. Available for purchase on MyLevana.com as well as on Amazon, it is listed at a suggested retail price of $89.99.
* Note: Since the video camera has a power cord, it should be kept out of baby's reach at all times. Please visit MyLevana.com for a full disclaimer. *
Disclosure: I received a product sample to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.