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A Little Background On The Brand
Infant Optics was established in 2011 in San Francisco, C.A., and it is a brand that specializes in baby monitors.
Throughout the decade, it continues to utilize its experience and customer feedback to continuously improve the quality of their products.
The DXR-8 is by far its most popular and bestselling product, having garnered more than 1 million of sales throughout the years despite the strong competition that is in the market.
Multi award-winning from renowned and reputable publications and platforms, let's see what makes the DXR-8 the best video baby monitor.
First ever video baby monitor with Interchangeable Lens
Yup, the Infant Optics DXR-8 is the very first video baby monitor in the market that feature the interchangeable lens technology.
What this means is that you get to switch between the zoom lens and wide angle lens freely to see closer or further. Like such:
Now, you may say that this is a common feature that is seen in most video baby monitors nowadays (at least with the good ones).
Yep, that is true. Which is why it speaks volumes as to the quality of the DXR-8's interchangeable lens technology as it is the very first in the market to be able to do so. There is no lag time / zero load time delay-free playback on a dedicated monitor screen.
In case you're wondering, it works with digital zoom for further zooming performance too.
Speaking of which, let us look at the camera function of the DXR-8.
All that you'd want from a baby video monitor, the DXR-8 can do it all.
Remote pan, tilt and zoom functions - all are available, with the latter reaching up to 4x zoom with its digital zoom function (optical zoom available as well) without compromising video quality.
What's even better, is that the unit is expandable up to 4 cameras with Scan Mode.
You can buy additional camera units and set them up in different rooms, pair them up to the main monitor and keep an eye on baby easily without having to move the camera from room to room. Easy!
Safety & Security
When it comes to video baby monitors, one key concern many parents have is the security of their footages.
You see, there are a lot of hacking going around in this digital era. No parents will want their baby's private data/images leaked out to any unauthorised personnel out there which in that regard, you have nothing to worry about with the DXR-8.
First and foremost, both video and audio feed is transmitted via a secure 2.4GHz channel using the FHSS technology.
This is a secure and private connection that only you can see, meaning no information is ever shared or communicated through the internet.
And because no internet connection is required, no other devices can ever access your camera unit. Both video and audio signal transmits to ONLY ONE monitor unit, essentially guaranteeing your privacy (and that of baby's) will not be compromised.
In short, the DXR-8 baby monitor is very safe - no one can ever hack into it.
Other Features Available
It is not just a video baby monitor per se.
The DXR-8 has an inbuilt alarm function which you can set your feeding / diaper reminder and the remote thermometer will keep you notified should there be any changes to your baby's room temperature.
Rest assured that it comes with two-way talk so you can soothe baby immediately from afar, and the invisible IR night vision will let you have a clear view even though baby's room is pitch dark.
And oh, this is entirely a plug and play device - no setup required, perfect to bring along even for travel.
19.3 x 13.4 x 6.5 inches
Audio only: 12 hours
With live screen: 8 hours
One thing that you'd notice if you compare the DXR-8 with other video baby monitors is that it has a smaller display screen.
No doubt this poses as a shortfall to some people as most would have preferred a bigger screen to see their baby, the smaller design also has its benefit nevertheless if you think about it.
There is no large and heavy batteries required to feed power-energy large screens, meaning, it is that much more lightweight comparatively.
Compact enough to carry around the house with ease, that is for sure!
In fact, the size of the monitor unit is engineered to strike a perfect balance between performance and versatility, which we think is exactly what the DXR-8 is.
All in all, the Infant Optics DXR-8 video baby monitor is a monitor that you can trust and rely on. With a long track record like that, there is no reason not to really!
Its compact size strikes a perfect balance between performance and versatility - for being small and light enough a monitor to carry around the house, whilst offering stunning video and audio quality.
Most importantly, it is one trusty video baby monitor that gives you peace of mind with its security features. We definitely highly recommend this one if you're looking for the best non wifi baby monitor!