Motorola MBP36 Baby Monitor Review

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On 10/04/2013
Last modified:02/03/2014


The Motorola MBP36 video baby monitor is the perfect solution for every anxious and busy parent. As previous Motorola video baby monitor reviews indicated that the frequency of 900MHz cordless antennas, meant for interference being a problem, you’ll be glad to know it’s been addressed in the newly improved Motorola MBP36 video baby monitor.

Motorola MBP36 Baby Monitor Review

With a long range of 200 metres, and an alert to let you know when you’re out of range, you can be sure you’ll know instantly, when your baby needs your attention.

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What’s in the Box

  • 1 x Parent unit
  • 1 x Baby unit
  • 1 x User’s Guide and Quick Start Guide
  • 2 x Rechargeable batteries (for parent unit)
  • 1 x Power adapter for parent unit and baby unit

Both the parent and baby unit are simple to set up, and come with a quick assembly operational manual. It gives you less time on the complicated set up, and more time watching and listening to your baby.

As with most baby video monitor reviews indicating that the idea of being able to see at a glance how your baby is doing, is the key feature that parents look for.

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Motorola MBP36 explained

With the 3.5 inch LCD display screen taking care of that issue, all you have left to do is cast your loving eye over every move your baby makes, and hear every breath with the 2.4GHz FHSS technology, powering the crystal clear sound quality you get with the Motorola MBP36.

The night vision is one of the enhanced features on the Motorola MBP36 baby video monitor. With a 25 FPS video playback, as well as real time video monitoring, you can make the most of everything your baby does.

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Motorola MBp36  Video Baby Monitor features

  • Record those cute moments of your baby’s sweet dreams
  • Take snapshots of the recorded features
  • Use the snapshots to print out and add to your photo album
  • Or just use the Motorola MBP36 baby video monitor, to watch and listen to your baby, knowing wherever you are in the house, or garden, that your baby is safe in the comfort of their nursery.
  • 2.4GHz FHSS Technology with Two-Way Communication
  • Colour LCD Screen with Infrared Night Vision
  • Pan, Tilt, and Zoom the camera remotely
  • Five Lullabies Built In
  • Data Encryption for Security
  • 5 LED Alerts for Sound-Activated Lights
  • Room Temperature Monitor
  • Up to 200M Range with “Out-of-Range” Warning
  • Optional Accessories (Sold Separately)

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What we like about Motorola MBP36

An important feature that’s been mentioned in many digital video baby monitor reviews is the ability to have a 2-way talk system. It lets you sing to your baby from any room in the home, without the need to go upstairs, only to find that your baby was just a bit restless.

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With the remote ability to pan, zoom and tilt your camera, combined with the infra-red night vision technology on the Motorola MBP36 baby video monitor, you can be sure that the only time you need to go and see to your baby is when they really need their mother or father to comfort them, change them or feed them.

With 5 lullabies pre-programmed into the Motorola MBP36, you can lull your baby to sleep easily with the soothing sounds of one of their favourite lullabies.

The parent unit also gives you a handy temperature reading, so you can be sure that your baby’s room is at the perfect temperature for them to rest comfortably and safely.

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Motorola MBP36

Some parents have noted security concerns on some older video monitor reviews, which is also addressed with the additional data encryption security on the Motorola MBP36 baby video monitor, ensuring that the frequency is unique to the parent unit and that other wireless devices can’t tune into the camera, posing a security risk to the home.

Bad Points of this video baby monitor

  • You can’t turn off the power save feature
  • Range is reduced in houses with thicker walls
  • The camera doesn’t run on batteries, and needs to be connected to a mains socket
  • Infra-red night vision could be improved for reliability. Consumer reviews of the Motorola MBP36 indicate this feature to be unreliable
  • Reception isn’t as good as some other models
  • The camera screen is known to freeze quite frequently

The power save feature is handy and will save the battery life, but if you leave the parent unit alone for 2 minutes, the unit will go into standby mode. There’s no option to turn that off, so you have to touch the monitor whenever you want to look at the video.

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The sound will remain on, so it is only the baby video monitor on the Motorola MBP36 unit, which goes into auto power saving mode. You’ll still be alerted when with the sounds and the LED lights when your baby makes a sound.

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The range is long distance but for older houses with thick walls, this can be diminished somewhat. The Motorola video baby monitors reviews indicate around 19 metres for really old houses, with a thick wall structure, which is a significant loss in range, compared to the 200 metre range stated. Therefore, you may want to consider the structure of your walls, before deciding on which video baby monitor is right for you.

The only other issue that comes up on some of the video baby monitor reviews is the camera needing to plugged in. It will require the cot or crib, to be located near a power socket. It’s only the parental unit that operates on batteries. The baby unit needs to be connected to the mains at all times.

Why buy this  Baby Video Monitor ?

A great all round and versatile, baby video monitor, that lets you see and hear everything your baby is up to. It’s going to be the perfect gadget to save a you a lot of trips up and down the stairs, checking on your baby, as you can switch to the video monitor, and see if you’re baby’s just stirring or awakened and needing their feed, or changed, or just a bit of TLC. The Motorola MBP36 gives you everything you’ll need a baby monitor to do and so much more.

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