Updated 8 Dec 2017

Motorola

MBP 11 Digital Audio

Snapshot: The Motorola MBP 11 Digital Audio is an audio baby monitor with some useful features. But how well does it perform?

MBP 11 Digital Audio
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$100

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Test results

Overall score
88
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good at detecting and reproducing soft sounds.
  • Excellent sound range through indoor walls.
  • Very easy to set up and use.
  • Sound level display.
  • Good price.

But

  • Baby unit doesn’t run on batteries (so it can’t be used outdoors).
  • No night light.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Audio/video monitors:
Picture performance (30%)
Sound performance (40%)
Ease of use (30%)

Audio-only products:
Sound performance (70%)
Ease of use (30%)

Performance assesses:
Sound range (how well it transmits through indoor walls).
Sensitivity and sound quality (whether the baby unit picks up soft sounds and how well the parent unit reproduces them).
Picture quality (of video monitors).

We also check for interference from a microwave or a digital cordless phone – and whether the monitor causes interference in a TV or a digital cordless phone.

Ease of use assesses:
The size and clarity of the labels, indicators and controls.
How easy it is to operate the controls and set up the unit.

Prices are from a November 2017 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$100

Specifications

Type
Audio
Battery on baby unit
No
Battery low indicator
No

Features

Video monitor
×
Movement sensor
No
Room-temperature monitor
No
Sound indicator lights
Night light
×
Portable parent unit
Yes
Belt clip
Yes
2-way audio communication (talk to baby)
×
Plays a tune/s (e.g. lullaby)
×

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Notes
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