I have often looked at D-Link products while browsing Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and similar stores however thinking they were above my budget I always kept going without giving them much thought. Well they aren’t above my budget, the D-Link products are surprisingly affordable. I wish I had taken more time to check when I was looking for a baby monitor when Poppet was first born because I could have saved myself hundreds! For the past week I have been reviewing 3 items – 1x SanDisk and 2x D-Link products. The SanDisk Connect Flash Drive, D-Link’s new Wi-Fi Baby Camera Jr and the D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender. So what did I think?
D-Link Wi-Fi Baby Camera Jr (DCS-700L)
This baby monitor is fantastic for the price attached to it. At $125 the Wi-Fi Baby Camera Jr is perfect for parents who cannot always be home with their little ones but still want to be able to check in or watch them sleep (because what parent hasn’t done that at one time or another?!). This D-Link baby monitor has made this possible and made it easy. *Obviously these children have someone looking after them.
Sharing a wide range of features this little portable camera allows parents to connect their devices wirelessly over the internet (Wi-Fi) and monitor their child wherever they are. With both local and remote viewing you can watch/listen to your baby at any time of the day. The two-way audio makes it for parents to respond and settle baby with the comforting sound of their voice. The day/night vision automatically adjusts making monitoring your child a breeze and the 4x digital zoom lets parents have a close up look. The sound and motion detection is great as well because it will send a notification to your device to alert you. Simply download the free app to your tablet or smartphone and watch your little one peacefully sleep. You can also take photos/videos directly to your mobile device so you can always cherish those sleeping moments. The D-Link Wi-Fi Baby Camera Jr. comes with 2x accent rings – 1x blue and 1x pink.
D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender (DCH-M225)
With this little beauty you play music wirelessly from your tablet/smartphone direct to any connected speaker within your homes Wi-Fi network.. This gadget allows you to stream and listen to all your favourite songs regardless where in the house you are. But the features don’t end there! It is also a Wi-Fi range extender which easily eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots throughout your home allowing your family and friends to enjoy more entertaining with less effort. The D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender is a sleek piece of technology that can be purchased for $65.00.
SanDisk Connect Flash Drive
The little pocket sized storage device SanDisk Connect Flash Drive is a must have for everyone. It is perfect for wirelessly streaming high-def movies, music, documents and photos on your devices (computers, tablets and smartphones). If you are going on a road trip than it will keep the kids amused or if you have to travel for work, it has you covered as well. With the ability to simultaneously connect up to 8 devices everyone will be happy. Keeping you and your family entertained when you need it most, the SanDisk Connect Flash Drive boasts that it has up to 4 hours of continuous streaming per charge and maintains your security with Wi-Fi password protection. Featuring a Micro SD card slot for storage expansion this is the ultimate gift!
You can find more D-Link products on the D-Link website.
Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?
Disclosure: I received one of each of the above products for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.