We spent 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what parents think:
✅ 5 reasons to buy
+ Parents bought this because they liked the option of connecting up to two cameras to the parent unit. + The unit doesn’t rely on a Wi-Fi connection, meaning it can be easily set up when travelling outside the home. + Parents found it was very easy to set up and use. + Some parents liked the vibration option on the parent unit when the baby wakes up. + Parents who used customer service reported having a great experience with Oricom.
❌ 6 reasons NOT to buy
– Many parents found the video quality to be quite poor, particularly for night vision and if placed far away. – A few long-term users found the battery no longer held a charge after a year or two. – A lot of users found the lowest volume setting on the parent unit to be still too high. – The unit is not that cheap for a baby monitor. – In multi-camera mode, the parent unit cycles between cameras and the camera unit lights up, potentially waking up your baby. – Some users found the practical unit range to be not that great.
The Oricom SC710 does a few things well but has a few design drawbacks: poor quality night vision, battery losing charge and going out of range. In practice this is probably enough to frustrate most parents so unless you can get this for an absolute bargain it’s worth look elsewhere.
Room temperature monitor 5 soothing lullabies Digital pan-tilt and zoom Baby friendly night vision Soft comforting night light High quality frame rate (25fps) Wall mountable Power failure battery backup (requires 4 x AAA batteries not included) Up to 8hrs battery life (with VOX turned on)
2.4” colour LCD display Room temperature monitor Parent talk back Vibrating alert Multi-camera capable (up to 4 units) Digital volume control Out of range/battery low warning Power failure battery backup (requires 4 x AAA batteries not included) Multi-camera capable up to 4 units. Additional cameras sold separately (camera SKU CU850PT or CU710)
Kim is a former sales manager for a leading baby store and loves talking about all things baby. She is also mother of two little ones, Zac & Alana, who keep her on her toes in between reviewing the latest products.