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Baby Monitor: Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Monitor with Interchangeable Camera


Monthly Rate: New $15, Gently Used $10

Retail Price: $165

Why we recommend it: This baby monitor has it all. A camera with pan-tilt-zoom options and interchangeable lenses for zoom, normal, and wide views. The compact monitor has a long battery life and offers night vision and audio-only options. The monitor can connect to up to four cameras, making it easy to switch views from room to room.

What the experts say: Most people want to use a baby monitor at home overnight, with audio on in the background, checking in on the video signal only occasionally.  Local-video units on the Infant Optics make that task simple and more reliable than an internet-connected monitor.

Why rent it: A baby monitor has become an essential item for every new family, but like any piece of technology, next generation models with cool new features are released with regularity. Renting offers the flexibility to test it out, use, and return when something even higher-tech becomes available.

When you'll need it: Average use is newborn through 12 months, but you may want to keep it shorter or longer. 


  • Screen Size: 3.5 inches
  • LCD Display
  • Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.4 x 6.5 inches
  • Maximum Range: 700 feet
  • Rechargeable battery

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