Friday, November 20, 2015

Snug BabyCam for Smartphones

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to review this product. I was literally jumping up and down when I found out that I was chosen for this review. I anxiously awaited its delivery. And when the UPS man dropped it off I tore into the box like a wild beast. 

Yes, that's the type of Mom that I am. The thought of being able to spy on my sleeping child enthralls me. Creepy, I know. But secretly, you're right there with me. 

This baby monitor has so many amazing features! Let's jump right in. 

Easy Setup: Even you can do it. You literally just plug it into the wall (cord provided) and then plug it into your router (cord provided). If you don't know what your router is then ask any boy that has ever played a video game. They'll lead you right to it. Just don't show them your fancy new gadget or else they'll want to try it out first.

After you plug it in then be sure to download the app. You can either use the QR code on the box or you can search it in the Play Store. Just search "SnugCam." Once you're in the app, just follow the step-by-step instructions to connect the device and connect to your Wi-Fi. After that, just unplug and move it to your desired location, and you no longer need the phone jack looking cord. Just the power supply. 

BAM! Spy gear ready!

It can be set on any flat surface (away from water, not in the crib, etc.). Please use your brain when you choose your location. It even comes with a mount that you can use to attach it to the wall above the baby's crib. Just make sure that can't get to the cord or the camera. 

High Definition: The picture is actually really good quality. 720p. As long as you have a phone with good resolution then you should get a clear picture. 

Smartphone & Tablet Compatible: They claim that it works with ALL smartphones, tablets, computers, and laptops. I wasn't able to try this one out for myself, so have at it. Plus, the app is free. As it should be since you already bought the product.

Night Mode: I have no idea what this means on the box, "10 IR LEDs + light sensor for night vision up to 10 meters." All I know, is that it works in the dark.

Micro SD Card: If you wish to video record then you can. First, you have to get a Micro SD Card though. It can accommodate one up to 64GB.  It does not come with one. I thought it did. 

PTZ Control: It can pan 355 degrees, and it can tilt >90 degrees. You can see almost every inch of space in the room. It is kind of amazingly freaky. You can check for boogie monsters at any time. 
Audio and Motion Detection Alarms: Even if you do not have the program running you can set it to alarm you if it detects motion or sound. I need one of these to safeguard my candy stash!

All from your phone: You can check the camera at any time. As long as it is connected to your Wi'Fi and you have the app then you can check on your baby. If you have to go out of town and you want to make sure the hubby gets the baby to bed on time then you can totally check. (As long as you have service). You can make the camera point in whatever direction you desire with your phone. You just slide your finger across the screen and the camera moves itself. AMAZING! It is LIVE video!

The only downside.... I can't get mine to work. There is a green light that is constantly flashing. I read that there is a way I can manually take care of this myself. And the company says it's going to fix that bug for future machines. I set mine up as instructed, and I've tried trouble-shooting, and everything else, but it doesn't work. As long as it is plugged into the router it works perfectly! But as soon as I disconnect it and try moving it to another location, it stops. I have tried searching the app and the internet for a solution, but to no avail. 

I looked on Amazon and it seems like quite a few other customers are having the same issue. I know that it is an issue with the product and not with my Wi-Fi. We have many phones, consoles, computers, and such that are all able to use it just fine. There is an issue with the product, and once the bug is fixed then I'll be the happiest little Mom on the block. I LOVE this product. But I can only give it 3 stars until the problem is fixed. Once I can get to work with my Wi-Fi then it can have all my star love. Until then I'll just hook it up to the router and spy on my husband while he's gaming!

If you want to check it out for yourself, you can find it on Amazon, HERE
You can also check out the Snugtogether website to learn more about the baby monitor. This is also where you can find troubleshooting support. 

Thanks for reading this product review. I hope this helps in your purchasing decision. I received this product complimentary in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. These are my own opinions and experiences.

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