We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what parents think:
✅ 5 reasons to buy
+ A lot of people liked that the Oricom SC870 was loaded with useful features. + Parents bought this because of the ability to link more than one camera to the parent unit. + Babies loved the music/sounds, night light and star projections. + The unit doesn’t rely on a Wi-Fi connection, meaning it can be easily set up when travelling outside the home. + Parents who used customer service reported having a great experience with Oricom.
❌ 5 reasons NOT to buy
– Many parents found the video quality to be quite poor, particularly for night vision. – Some parents found the crying activation feature didn’t wake up when their baby was crying. – The unit is expensive for a baby monitor. – A number of users found the unit to go out of range on a regular basis, with a beep that isn’t able to be turned off. – Some parents found the battery life faded after a few years of use.
The Oricom SC870 promises to be a really useful baby monitor with its feature list: multiple cameras, night vision video/audio with a touch screen, crying alerts, temperature and night lights. The real world experience seems to be that it doesn’t fulfill the main aim of a baby monitor: the video quality isn’t that good, the crying alery doesn’t really alert, and it falls out of range easily. For a unit at this price point you should probably expect more.
Up to 4 units: Motorised pan-tilt camera Baby friendly night vision Parent talk back to comfort your baby Starry night lightshow Adjustable night light Temperature sensor 19 lullabies, white noise, nature and womb sounds Wall mountable (screws included)
High quality 3.5″ touchscreen 3x digital zoom Hi-definition sound 480×320 resolution screen Parent talk back Room temperature monitor Vibration alerts In-use time up to 6.5hrs (parent unit)
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.