Motorola MBP160 Review – Should You Buy This Baby Monitor?

Quick summary: This is a great device for monitoring your child when you are in another room. It is well equipped with latest technological features that will make sure you hear every peep the baby makes as if you were right next to them. Read my Motorola MBP160 review below to find out more about this product.


    • Strong wireless connection.
    • DECT interference free technology.
    • High sensitivity microphone.
    • 300 meters long-range, spanning across floors in a house.
    • Out of range alert helps you know when you are to far from your child.
    • Low battery alert telling you exactly when you need to recharge your batteries.


    • It only comes with one parental monitor, only one parent can watch at a time.
    • The baby unit cord is a bit too long.

Product highlights

This device is equipped with the latest DECT interference-free technology relays high sound quality over long ranges that you will be able to hear your baby talk in her sleep. The high spectrum efficiency used in DECT assures you of magnificent sound quality that cannot be interfered by anything. The combination of TDMA/TDD used in building DECT make sure that sounds transmissions in the audio monitor system are extremely secure from unauthorized eavesdropping from third parties.

The volume control and visual sound level indicator are specially built to make sure that you can tell the difference between an emergency and a normal sound. It allows you to estimate the stress levels your baby is exposed to by simply looking at the visual sound indicator. This will sure help to curb anxiety from worrying too much about your baby, because you can at least tell when she is under stress. For example, you will be able to tell the difference between a chuckle and a cry from your baby so that you don’t always have to worry.

The device is equipped with 2 nickel metal hydride batteries with a 14 hours standby will allow you to connect with your child for fourteen hours in case of power failure. This will make sure you and your child are always linked in case of an unforeseen power outage. The nickel-metal hydride batteries are also rechargeable.

This ensures that you don’t have to engage in the hassle of new batteries in case these run out of power. The device also has a low battery alert system that makes sure you know exactly when you need to recharge your batteries. To add on that, this device is equipped with an ECO mode to make sure it does not consume too much power when you plug it to your mains: is there a better way to check that electricity bill?

The 300 meters long-range provided lets you work around the house with assurance that you will be able to hear your baby when she needs you. It also has an out of range alert to help you know when you are too far from your child. This gives you the freedom to concentrate on other things that may need your attention in the house while still being sure that you will not drift to far from your little one.


The batteries are cheap, rechargeable and offer a back up. However, they do not have a long life. Please make sure you have standbys, just in case you need some. Also, the device comes with only one monitor, so only one parent can monitor the child at a go.

Other customers’opinions

People gave it great reviews because the product is very convenient. It has excellent reception even in long distances, the parent monitor is portable. It is also easy to use. All you have to do is plug it in and you are good to go. The visual sound level indicator flashing at the top is keeps you updated when your baby cries even if it is turned down. The volume is not too loud, just loud enough for you to notice and act on time. It is a stylish and discreet. I wish it had a two-way communication system but then my baby doesn’t understand me when I talk anyway.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a tech savvy, stylish and easy to use audio monitor that keeps you up to date on how your baby is doing, this is the one to buy.