My iBaby M2 Nanny Cam Review
When the health and safety of your baby or children is a priority, you need a nanny cam that does the job. Well, you can take comfort from knowing that your baby is safe with the iBaby monitor M2, which is a great little device that lets you view your baby remotely on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
With 2-way communication, IR night time vision, sound and motion alerts, a really easy setup and both mains and battery power, the iBaby M2 is a great little nanny cam for your home.
With the iBaby M2 baby monitor you have 2-way communication, so you can talk to your children or sooth your baby remotely, when you are away from your home. This is a great feature which every parent appreciates when they have to leave their little ones with a sitter or family member.
Mains and battery power
There is a 2 hour rechargeable battery, which means that your iBaby monitor doesn’t stop working if there is a power outage at home – a feature that many other nanny cams don’t have (most don’t have this feature).
This also means that you can move the iBaby M2 around your home for up to two hours at a time, without it needing to be plugged into the mains power.
IR night time vision
Your iBaby M2 has an improved high quality, infra-red night vision facility (16 feet), so you can observe your baby easily during the night without needing a light.
Sound and motion alerts
This means that once you have set the alert level (so it is not too sensitive for you), you will know whenever your baby cries or is moved – even if you are not using the app at that moment.
You will also be sent an image of your baby when the motion or sound sensors are activated, which you can save to your gallery and share with others.
All you have to do is download the FREE iBaby monitor view app from the app store and in a few seconds, your mobile device is connected to your iBaby M2 nanny cam.
Up to four people at the same time, using different mobile devices, can monitor your baby using the iBaby M2, which means that you can even have your own parents check in and make sure your baby is safe when you are away.
You can even capture images of your baby and save them to your phone or share them with friends and family.
For mounting you have two options – either wall mounting or stand alone on a dresser or shelf in the nursery and there is a magnetic base to keep the nanny cam stable when mounted.
How can you use the iBaby M2 Nanny Camera?
Features of the iBaby M2 nanny camera
- WIFI: 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz.
- Size: 4.3 x 4.3 x 3.9 inches.
- Battery: You need one lithium ion battery (rechargeable), which lasts for 2-3 hours (included).
- Power supply: 110-220V AC.
- Storage: Local storage on your mobile device.
- Two-way communication: Yes.
- Infrared: You have infra-red night vision.
- Pan and Tilt: No, but you can manually move the camera lens 360 degrees.
- Zoom: Not on the camera no – but you can use the iOS standard zoom feature on the app.
- Installation: Download the app and then follow the instructions.
- Live feeds/Remote monitoring: Yes, via WIFI.
- Email notifications: Yes, motion and sound alert notifications.
- Lullabies: No.
- Temperature sensor: No.
The iBaby Monitor is compatible with the iPhone 4 or above, iPod Touch 4 or above, iPad 2 or above and the iPad mini – all need iOS 6 or above.
It does not work with Android phones or other mobile devices.
Just over 50% of all customer reviewers gave this nanny cam a 4 or 5 star rating with around 25% giving it a one star rating.
Pros of the iBaby M2
Setup wasn’t difficult at all – following the instructions in the iBaby app resulted in an easy setup in about five minutes Easy to set up.
My husband and I both use it on our iPod Touch 5 and it was a breeze to set up. You do have to plug it into your router the first time to activate it, but after that its wireless.
The video is clear and provides good resolution so I can see my son clearly and the audio is crisp with no annoying static noises or interference.
The picture is so clear, the sound is great and I love taking snapshots!
Cons of the iBaby M2
Even though this nanny cam is advertised as being easy to setup, many customers still struggle to get this nanny cam up and running. Connectivity is also another problem for some customers, with the signal dropping out now and again.
US Shipping: For deliveries within the US, shipping is free.
Australia Shipping: This product ships directly to Australia.
It seems that you either love or hate the iBaby M2 – there is no middle road with this nanny cam. Even though the setup is said to be very simple, some people still have problems and found that customer support were not very forthcoming – and this was the main complaint.
This is the cheapest model of the iBaby range however, but with only half of customers happy with the iBaby M2, it might not be the best nanny cam for you.