When I wanted to buy the SCD589 lately, I was surprised to find that it has been replaced by Philips Avent SCD510 and SCD520! Aw, I really liked the cute design, but from the reviews it seems that the new updates were an improvement, so I bought the SCD510.
Both of them are basically the same except for an additional digital screen with the SCD520, which shows the temperature and other functions, and an extra on the price tag, of course.
I figured out that I didn’t need it to tell me the temperature in our toddler’s room, because this baby monitor also works like a walkie-talkie and our kid is old enough to tell me if he’s hot or needs anything.
No White Noise and No Static
What’s so cool about the Philips Avent DECT monitor is that it doesn’t pick up the white noise! I had read the reviews about this and didn’t really believe it until I used it myself.
You can control the sensitivity of the monitor so that you pick up only the noises you want to hear. I set it so that I couldn’t hear the clock or fan in my kid’s room but if he makes his baby noises or talks to me, I can hear him ever so clearly.
And there’s totally no static at all, just like what Philips guaranteed. I’ve used it beside our modem, hand phones and microwave, no problem at all.
What You Might Not Like
The volume on the parent unit is indeed a bit low, like other users have said, but I got around this problem by training my kid to speak towards his unit. He thinks it’s a phone! But if you have a younger baby, you might want to place the unit closer to baby when he/she sleeps.
I’m very happy to say this is the best baby monitor I’ve used. I bought it at Amazon at a promotional price and had it shipped to me free of charge. Check it out here:
- Philips Avent Baby Monitor with DECT Technology SCD510 – without digital screen
- Philips Avent Digital Screen Baby Monitor with DECT tecnology SCD520 – with digital screen.
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