Philips Avent SCD630 ReviewPrice: $220.00 List | $152.72 at Amazon - 31% off
Pros: Great range, clear sound, easy to use
Cons: Not many features, manual adjust camera
Bottom line: Our favorite dedicated monitor with impressive range that is very easy to use
Indoor Range Test: 5 Walls, 92 Feet
Open Field Range Test: 750 Feet
The Philips Avent SCD360 is the top rated dedicated monitor in our review with a 4th place rank overall. This monitor has the longest range for dedicated options, and the best sound clarity in the group. With an easy to use parent unit and intuitive menu options, the Philips is a user friendly monitor that works well. We really like this monitor and feel it offers most of what parents are looking for. However, it should be said that it lacks a remote control camera and the images are not the best. All that being said, we think this monitor will please parents and is the one we would recommend to friend looking for a dedicated (non-Wi-Fi) video monitor for baby. If this monitor is not within your budget, the Levana Lila is also a nice video monitor that may have a shorter range, but offers a longer battery life and a list price that is less than half the price of the Philips.
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Our Analysis and Test Results
Philips of the Netherlands is a health technology company focused on improving health and healthy living. The goal is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025. The Philips Company was started in 1891 by Gerald Philips and his father Frederik Philips. They began by manufacturing incandescent lamps and other electrical products. After Gerald's brother Anton Phillips joined the company they became the world's leading producer of light bulbs. Over the years the company began to diversify into additional electronic products including lamps, televisions, and radios, shavers, and x-rays. In 1963 Phillips introduced the compact audio cassette. Throughout the years they partnered with Sony to create the CD and the DVD. Phillips continues to create products in several fields for the collection and transmission of audio and visual information for families and industry.