Excerpt: This is our second Motorola baby monitor. We purchased this cheaper version at Thanksgiving out of desperation, and the USB port within the hand held unit just died last night (product only remained usable for SEVEN WEEKS). That means we are unable to charge the hand held unit. Which means this product is now unusable.
Excerpt: I love this monitor. The battery life is great. The picture is clear and reception is great all around my home. (Which has thick walls), and it is durable. I have dropped the camera on my tile floor a few times and it has not effected the picture or quality of the camera.
Excerpt: The MBP33 worked great for about a year and then the Parent unit which has a bayonet style charging port failed to properly charge the battery. Why Motorola didn't put a USB style charging port on this unit is beyond me, but I would suggest you do not unplug the charger very frequently or you will wear out the spring in the charging port and you will be unable to charge the battery internally. This is a basic design flaw.
Excerpt: We have been so happy with this monitor. I love that I can hear my son, but I can also see him. The night vision camera is great. I like being able to change the brightness of the monitor or turn the video screen off all together. The wires on the camera and monitor are very long which is great because we have the sitting high above the crib. My husband and I have raved about this monitor so much my sister-in-law put it on her registry.
Excerpt: For the first 9 months this worked great, but the the camera started freezing and then the sound stopped working so we had to buy a new monitor. We did use non stop sooooo maybe we just wore it out??
Excerpt: We purchased this product less than 2 years ago and are already having to replace it. Within one year, the battery on the parent unit stopped taking a charge, so I replaced the battery out of pocket. A few months later the sound went out on the parent unit, making the monitor practically useless unless you want to stare at the video screen all day!
Excerpt: We have had this monitor for a year and a half now and love it. Recently our monitor was saying no signal and we were having trouble getting it to retrieve the signal. After trying to fix it myself I decided to call Motorola for help. After the tech walked me through some steps to try and get it working it still wouldn't detect a signal. Therefore, they are sending me a new one free of charge and all I have to do is ship back the broken one.
Excerpt: I bought this monitor for our son and loved it. The music is great for helping him get to sleep. The night vision is also very good and as far as the reach it has its really good. I was able to go across the street and half way down the block while he was napping. My son is now 20 months old so he doesn't use it anymore, but we are now expecting our second in 15 weeks and I will be using the same monitor since it works perfectly.