In a Nutshell
It’s easy to be seduced by the exotic features of some models, but this Tomy offers most of the genuinely useful ones – other than video
– and it’s well priced.
You get pretty much all the good monitor features, including sound-activation that allows you to adjust the level at which an alarm is triggered. Handy for a noisy room.
The parent unit’s built-in battery is said to last seven hours, yet there is no charging dock, just a mains cable. It offers a clear, graphical sound-meter but lacks a display. Reception and range are par for the course.
The parent unit is surprisingly small, which makes it nice and portable for, say, a weekend away but it is also much more likely to slip down the back of the sofa.
This Tomy monitor has no visual battery-level indicator (you’d get this if you upgrade to the slightly pricier TD350 model). Nor does it offer any lullabies to help sooth tots to sleep.
Reviewed by Alex Pell
BEST FOR... VALUE
Tomy Digital TD300 Monitor