Updated 8 Dec 2017

Oricom

Premium SC210 digital

Snapshot: The Oricom Premium SC210 digital is an audio baby monitor with plenty of features. But how does it perform?

Premium SC210 digital
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$130

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Test results

Overall score
83
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at detecting and reproducing soft sounds.
  • Excellent sound range through indoor walls.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has sound level display.
  • Has room-temperature monitor with alarm.
  • Has “talk to baby” feature.
  • Has night light.
  • Baby unit can run on batteries for outdoor use.

But

No obvious bad points.

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
$130

Specifications

Type
Audio
Battery on baby unit
Yes
Battery low indicator
No

Features

Video monitor
×
Movement sensor
No
Room-temperature monitor
Yes
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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