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Dropcam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera

LOVE: 72 NEUTRAL: 38
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This wi-fi enabled camera isn't technically a baby monitor, but we still think it's a universal must-have for parents. While on-the-go, you can peek in on your little one at home from your mobile device or desktop. Its 107 degree view means you can see the whole room at once (or zoom in!), and it connects to your wi-fi in about two minutes.

The Catch: A few parents thought there might be a slight delay in the video

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LOVE: 72 NEUTRAL: 38
REGRET: 6 WANT: 456
  • I have seen family use this for their kids and it is amazing. I will highly recommend this for all the parents out there Jan 24, 2019

  • the quality of the picture is not great and the image comes in late. not accurate Nov 24, 2018

  • If you're ok paying $100/year or $10/month, you'll find this camera is quite good. Motion detection is advanced, night vision is superb, and the quality is just great. This is quite the bandwidth hog Nov 12, 2018

  • Dropcam monitor is easy to use and install. However if you want to use it all night to listen for a crying baby it isn’t the best. It’s pricey and I would not buy it again if I had a do over. Nov 03, 2018

    • So C.
    • Long Island, New York

    I love my nest cams/drop cams, great image resolution and most importantly you can check from anywhere bc it’s attached to your phone. Best thing is it’s portable and so easy to set up! Oct 15, 2018

    • Dan L.
    • United States of America

    There may be better solutions now, but we still use this camera today after many years of use. Best part is that you can see all of the live views together in the app without having to switch cameras Aug 28, 2018

  • We have 5 of th we around the house to look in on thebkids sure no the day when they are with the nanny. We originated purchased as pet cams (we had a baaad puppy!)but love how they have grown with us Aug 05, 2018

  • Love this! Just received this as a gift at my baby shower. I am already testing it out with my 8 year old. Awesome quality, and my husband and I will be able to check on the baby from our iPhones! Jul 07, 2018

  • Perfect HD performance! I love this!! The best one I’ve had Mar 21, 2018

  • I love that I can check in on my kids from anywhere. My husband travels for work, so he can peek in on them sleeping from across the world. It's the perfect monitor. Mar 02, 2018

  • get this over ANY baby monitor. i resorted to drop cam because all the monitors i tried, (motorola & leavena) had horrible range. this works on wifi, see baby anytime and anywhere. Feb 05, 2018

  • We have it but use the iBaby Monitor more. It was a little tough to set up but it works great now. The quality and clarity are a big plus. Jan 09, 2018

  • Easy to use, with no separate monitor, you can view it right from your phone! You can also talk through it to help calm a fussy baby. Oct 24, 2017

  • we bought these for our two children, so easy to set up and use and you can access it remotely Oct 17, 2017

  • It works incredibly well! Aug 02, 2017

  • Good, clear video. I like the play back feature. I don't like that it can only be moved manually, but wouldn't be a problem if you hang it on the wall. Jul 26, 2017

    • Lesley T.
    • Wake Forest, North Carolina

    We have one for each kids room. Love these cameras! Jun 13, 2017

    • Julia B.
    • Arlington , Massachusetts

    Working really well for us great image. Not easily transportable outside of the house. Jun 01, 2017

  • We have this in our nursery and in our house. I love the clear video, but wish you did not have to pay extra for the Nest Aware. My husband likes to check in on the baby when out of town for work. May 22, 2017

  • We have this in our nursery and in our house. I love the clear video, but wish you did not have to pay extra for the Nest Aware. My husband likes to check in on the baby when out of town for work. May 22, 2017

  • We have this in our nursery and in our house. I love the clear video, but wish you did not have to pay extra for the Nest Aware. My husband likes to check in on the baby when out of town for work. May 22, 2017

  • Love it. The picture is pretty sharp and you can connect to your cellphone and check you baby everywhere Apr 02, 2017

  • Love these cameras we currently have 3. It's so simple and the quality is great. I'd say the best part is being able to pull it up on my phone and see what's going on. Mar 26, 2017

  • Great battery life, clear picture, can talk to baby, play lullabies, monitor room temp, monitor stands up on its own. C Jan 30, 2017

  • Must have! I love being able to check on my little one from anywhere by using the phone app connected to this! Nov 15, 2016

  • Great camera quality & night vision. Syncs to my phone & can set up alerts and recording. Sometimes we experience wifi problems and that's our only complication. Sep 27, 2016

  • Easy to see children when at home or if a babysitter is there. Aug 26, 2016

  • Have the Nest cams for the home. They are the best on the market for home security but not quite made specifically for baby monitoring so they do not include features like temp and humidity sensors Jul 14, 2016

    • Sarah R.
    • United States of America

    I have the NEST which is the same as Dropcam. Great Picture. The only problem I have is that the camera stopped notifying me of sounds. Seems as if it learned the sounds were familiar. Jul 11, 2016

    • Kaye N.
    • Childersburg, Alabama

    Love that you know your baby is safe 24-7 Apr 25, 2016

  • This is one of my must haves! No extra receiver is needed, just check in on baby with my cell phone! Such clear picture and audio. Dad could check in as well from work when working late. LOVE! Mar 13, 2016

  • This is very helpful to keep an eye on your baby,I like it a lot Mar 11, 2016

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  • I have seen family use this for their kids and it is amazing. I will highly recommend this for all the parents out there Jan 24, 2019

  • the quality of the picture is not great and the image comes in late. not accurate Nov 24, 2018

  • If you're ok paying $100/year or $10/month, you'll find this camera is quite good. Motion detection is advanced, night vision is superb, and the quality is just great. This is quite the bandwidth hog Nov 12, 2018

  • Dropcam monitor is easy to use and install. However if you want to use it all night to listen for a crying baby it isn’t the best. It’s pricey and I would not buy it again if I had a do over. Nov 03, 2018

    • So C.
    • Long Island, New York

    I love my nest cams/drop cams, great image resolution and most importantly you can check from anywhere bc it’s attached to your phone. Best thing is it’s portable and so easy to set up! Oct 15, 2018

    • Dan L.
    • United States of America

    There may be better solutions now, but we still use this camera today after many years of use. Best part is that you can see all of the live views together in the app without having to switch cameras Aug 28, 2018

  • We have 5 of th we around the house to look in on thebkids sure no the day when they are with the nanny. We originated purchased as pet cams (we had a baaad puppy!)but love how they have grown with us Aug 05, 2018

  • Love this! Just received this as a gift at my baby shower. I am already testing it out with my 8 year old. Awesome quality, and my husband and I will be able to check on the baby from our iPhones! Jul 07, 2018

  • Perfect HD performance! I love this!! The best one I’ve had Mar 21, 2018

  • I love that I can check in on my kids from anywhere. My husband travels for work, so he can peek in on them sleeping from across the world. It's the perfect monitor. Mar 02, 2018

  • get this over ANY baby monitor. i resorted to drop cam because all the monitors i tried, (motorola & leavena) had horrible range. this works on wifi, see baby anytime and anywhere. Feb 05, 2018

  • We have it but use the iBaby Monitor more. It was a little tough to set up but it works great now. The quality and clarity are a big plus. Jan 09, 2018

  • Easy to use, with no separate monitor, you can view it right from your phone! You can also talk through it to help calm a fussy baby. Oct 24, 2017

  • we bought these for our two children, so easy to set up and use and you can access it remotely Oct 17, 2017

  • It works incredibly well! Aug 02, 2017

  • Good, clear video. I like the play back feature. I don't like that it can only be moved manually, but wouldn't be a problem if you hang it on the wall. Jul 26, 2017

    • Lesley T.
    • Wake Forest, North Carolina

    We have one for each kids room. Love these cameras! Jun 13, 2017

    • Julia B.
    • Arlington , Massachusetts

    Working really well for us great image. Not easily transportable outside of the house. Jun 01, 2017

  • We have this in our nursery and in our house. I love the clear video, but wish you did not have to pay extra for the Nest Aware. My husband likes to check in on the baby when out of town for work. May 22, 2017

  • We have this in our nursery and in our house. I love the clear video, but wish you did not have to pay extra for the Nest Aware. My husband likes to check in on the baby when out of town for work. May 22, 2017

  • We have this in our nursery and in our house. I love the clear video, but wish you did not have to pay extra for the Nest Aware. My husband likes to check in on the baby when out of town for work. May 22, 2017

  • Love it. The picture is pretty sharp and you can connect to your cellphone and check you baby everywhere Apr 02, 2017

  • Love these cameras we currently have 3. It's so simple and the quality is great. I'd say the best part is being able to pull it up on my phone and see what's going on. Mar 26, 2017

  • Great battery life, clear picture, can talk to baby, play lullabies, monitor room temp, monitor stands up on its own. C Jan 30, 2017

  • Must have! I love being able to check on my little one from anywhere by using the phone app connected to this! Nov 15, 2016

  • Great camera quality & night vision. Syncs to my phone & can set up alerts and recording. Sometimes we experience wifi problems and that's our only complication. Sep 27, 2016

  • Easy to see children when at home or if a babysitter is there. Aug 26, 2016

  • Have the Nest cams for the home. They are the best on the market for home security but not quite made specifically for baby monitoring so they do not include features like temp and humidity sensors Jul 14, 2016

    • Sarah R.
    • United States of America

    I have the NEST which is the same as Dropcam. Great Picture. The only problem I have is that the camera stopped notifying me of sounds. Seems as if it learned the sounds were familiar. Jul 11, 2016

    • Kaye N.
    • Childersburg, Alabama

    Love that you know your baby is safe 24-7 Apr 25, 2016

  • This is one of my must haves! No extra receiver is needed, just check in on baby with my cell phone! Such clear picture and audio. Dad could check in as well from work when working late. LOVE! Mar 13, 2016

  • This is very helpful to keep an eye on your baby,I like it a lot Mar 11, 2016

Everyone
  • Q: Do you need two of them if you have twins? I want to watch the boys when I'm out of the house on my iPhone.

    asked by Leah C. - May 24, 2014

  • This would depend if you have your twins in two different rooms. I have my twin girls in a room together so if you place the camera in the right spot you can definitely see them both!

    Melissa P. - Jul 25, 2014

  • Q: Is this easy to set-up with an Apple computer?

    asked by Jonathan S. - Mar 31, 2014

  • Yes. I have a Mac and had no issues. Really easy to use, love it!

    Jakub G. - Mar 31, 2014

  • It's idiot proof. :)

    Allyson D. - Mar 31, 2014

  • Yes. The box says it takes 3 minutes or something like that. In reality, it took about 5. Really simple and easy.

    Jackson D. - Mar 31, 2014

  • SO easy actually. I did this with my computers and my iphone, and it's the best when you want to see what your kids are up to from work, or wherever you are. I highly recommend it!

    Melissa P. - Mar 31, 2014

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