Updated 31 Oct 2016

Motorola

Sense the Temperature MBP27T

Snapshot: The Motorola Sense the Temperature MBP27T is an audio and video baby monitor with plenty of features. But how well does it perform?

Sense the Temperature MBP27T
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$400

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Test results

Overall score
80
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Picture
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at detecting and reproducing soft sounds.
  • Very good sound range through indoor walls.
  • Very easy to set up and use.
  • Has a movement sensor.
  • Has a video monitor.
  • Has "talk to baby" function.
  • Has a sensor thermometer for baby and liquids (not tested).

But

  • Baby unit doesn't run on batteries.
  • No night light.
  • No room-temperature monitor.
  • Camera has narrow viewing angle.

How we test

We assess each monitor's performance on:

  • 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.

We assess ease of use on:

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

Overall score

Audio/video monitors:

  • Picture performance (30%)
  • Sound performance (40%)
  • Ease of use (30%)

Audio-only product:

  • Sound performance (70%)
  • Ease of use (30%)

Key data

Model

Avg price
$400

Specifications

Type
Audio & video
Battery on baby unit
no
Battery low indicator
n/a

Features

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

More Info

Notes
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