Panasonic’s baby monitors have a pretty strong reputation, and after using the KX-HN4101W model, I have to say it’s well-earned. This camera and parent unit kit comes with pan-and-tilt capability; smart motion, sound, and temperature detection and alerts; two-way communication; and a built-in sound library. In other words, offers everything the modern parent desires in a baby monitor. And it’s dead simple to operate, so it won’t saddle new parents with yet another learning curve to master.
I don’t know if it was intentional or not, but the camera resembles a cute, Wall-E style robot with a two-eyed, rectangular camera head on an egg-shaped body. At first glance, those “eyes” look to be a pair of camera lenses, but only the right one is—the left is a microphone that allows you to speak to your child without having to enter their bedroom. The head can pan about 300 degrees and tilt up-and-down over a 70-degree arc, controlled from the parent unit.