VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Review

VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Review

When you’re expecting a baby, whether it’s your first or fourteenth, you want to have all of the essentials before their arrival. This is where the fun starts because everyone will list a ton of things you absolutely need. Right now I’m only going to tell you about one – the VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Digital Baby Monitor.

I received the VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor for review purposes and want to tell you more about it and what I think. Let’s jump in!

VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Review

At first sight, this is your standard baby monitor. You have your receiver and transmitter, both with AC adapters. The transmitter/baby unit needs to remain plugged in while the receiver/parent unit has a rechargeable battery. The parent unit has an operational range of up to 1,000 feet outdoors or indoors.

VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Parent Unit

The parent unit has a belt clip that lets you carry on with your daily tasks and still have your baby within earshot. There is a 2-way talk-back intercom feature on the parent unit that lets you vocally soothe your baby without interrupting any sleep training.

VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Parent Unit

If for any reason you need to mute the parent unit, there is a 5-level sound indicator that shows the sound level in your baby’s room. For added measure, the unit will vibrate when sound is picked up in the baby’s room.

The parent unit allows you to set several features, including sound sensitivity, from the menu.

VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Baby Unit

The baby unit uses DECT 6.0 technology, meaning you can go further and not encounter the annoying white noise that analog monitors put out. This also keeps transmissions secure and interference-free  – so no eavesdropping neighbors.

Going above your standard baby monitor, the baby unit has a built in night light that projects a colorful solar system on the ceiling. The scene changes to show more and less so there is a steady flow of vibrant planets, stars, and moon.
VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Baby Unit

The scenery change is subtle which I really like; I think rapid changes would be too distracting.

The baby unit plays a soothing lullaby, with the ability to increase and decrease the sound. You can choose between just playing the lullaby, just projecting the astronomy scene, or having them both in unison.

The baby unit sits on a magnetic base, allowing you to swivel and adjust the projection to best suit baby. There is also a page feature on the unit in case you lose/misplace the parent unit.

VTech DM222 Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Bottom Line

VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor Ceiling ProjectionPriced under $50 (on most sites), this feature packed baby monitor will suit most needs. The fact that it is made by VTech adds a lot of value to the unit. You can buy the VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor from any of the following retailers:


Save Your Memories Before You Forget #SanDisk

Save Your Memories Before You Forget #SanDisk

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Going back to school is bittersweet for parents and students alike. Between shopping, new curriculum, and the change to everyone’s daily schedules it is easy to feel overwhelmed between the fear and excitement. Best Buy is there to help students and parents by offering up a wide array of tech savvy products essential for a successful school year.

SanDisk at Best Buy

One of the most vital tools you could have for the school year is a memory card. Term papers, homework, class notes, and study guides are just a few things to expect during the year. Having the ability to safely store them for later use is imperative. If there’s one thing I have learned in life it is to always have a backup. I prefer SanDisk for making, keeping ,and sharing my backups.

SanDisk provides an array of powerful memory card solutions to ensure the data you save is there when you need it.

Memory cards have come a long way over the years. SanDisk has kept up stride with the demands of everyday storage needs. They meet security, capacity, performance, and environmental requirements of next generation devices for parents, students, and teachers.

SanDisk at Best Buy

Best Buy is the place you can get a memory card to support safe storage for all of your devices.

SanDisk for Digital Imaging:

  • Capture more fast action, record more 4K Ultra HD and Full HD video, AND Transfer speeds up to 60MB/s FOR SMARTPHONES, TABLETS AND ACTION CAMERAS
  • Over 10X faster than ordinary cards AND transfer speeds up to 80MB/s FOR DSLR CAMERAS AND CAMCORDERS

SanDisk microSD™ card: 

Add a SanDisk microSD™ card to your smartphone or tablet, and you can carry more of the media and apps you love. Thin and light computing devices, tablets, and smartphones demand the compact form factors of SanDisk microSD cards.

Mobile devices help you share stories every day, no matter where you go. Make sure their performance can keep up. SanDisk microSD™ cards give your smartphone or tablet a more responsive camera function and smoother media playback. Whether you want more storage for your phone or a card that makes it easy to shoot high-resolution video on the go, you can choose the way you want to add fast, reliable data storage with capacity options from 4GB to 200GB.

SanDisk at Best Buy

  • USB FOR iPhone AND iPad  allows for easy transfer between iPhone, iPad, and computers AND frees up iPhone and iPad memory with both lightning and USB connectors
  • Dual USB for ANDROID devices allows for easy transfer between Android™ device and computers AND frees up space for photos, videos, music and more

Head to Best Buy or BestBuy.com to find the SanDisk memory card that is suited to your needs before the struggle of lost data.

Tech Crush: Solo™ by 3DR at Best Buy

Tech Crush: Solo™ by 3DR at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

 Have you ever walked into a store, saw an amazing gadget and squealed “ooh! I gotta have that!”? That’s exactly what happened when I saw the new Solo™ by 3DR at Best Buy.

3D Robotics Solo Drone

The Solo™ by 3DR is a Smart Drone that showed up on more than 400 Best Buy shelves on June 8th. It is powered by two integrated (1 GHz) Linux computers which allows Solo to define its own flight path. It is the first of its kind to support full control of GoPro® cameras allowing you to stay focused on capturing the perfect shot.

Solo™ by 3DR at Best Buy

two female hiker above the sea of fog on top of a mountain at sunset

The Solo™ is Feature Rich

3DR Solo: Revolutionary, intuitive video game-style controller.

Smart Shot technology: Easily and automatically capture stunning cinematic footage using Smart Shots, including Orbit, Cable Cam, Follow and Selfie.

3DR Solo gimbal (not included): Ensures smooth footage, delivers GoPro™ power and control and offers HDMI video and intelligent camera work to suit your needs.

Dual 1GHz computers: Help capture smooth aerial video and photos.

Wireless video streaming: Lets you watch the footage in vivid high-definition from your attached GoPro on your mobile device up to half a mile away.

Solo™ by 3DR at Best Buy

Don’t Miss This Deal!

Get a FREE Solo Smart Battery (Reg. Price: $149.99) when you buy the 3DR Solo Drone (Sku: 5354101). Valid 6/7-7/11 at Best Buy.

Disclaimer: Offer valid with purchase of the 3DR Solo Drone SKU: 5351035  

I can just imagine standing at the Grand Canyon and letting the Solo™ capture images of things I could only dream of otherwise. It sounds like a plan, doesn’t it?! The Solo™ retails for $999 and can be found at a Best Buy near you or online at the Best Buy website.

Latest Tech that Has me Drooling: AMD FX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

After my computer was stolen on Christmas Eve I put some extra thought into my next one. I opted for a cheap (read: expendable) laptop that served the basic needs of computing: social media, blogging, and e-mail. There is truth in the saying “You get what you pay for.” Recently I’ve found myself on the hunt for a new computer that serves my needs (read: online gaming). It still needs to be affordable, but it has to be awesome too – I love being able to keep my graphics turned up on games like World of Warcraft and Diablo III. The graphics are half of what make the games so great!

HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6” touch screen laptop

On my hunt I’ve come across several options that meet my budget and preferences. The one that has my eye at the moment is the AMD FX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop. This laptop provides extreme performance of AMD’s most powerful mobile processer to deliver exceptional Gaming and Entertainment experience – the AMD FX Special Edition APU*.

The HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6” touch screen laptop  makes multitasking a breeze so you can spend more time with your family!  The Quick AMD FX series processor is great for daily tasks such as managing your personal life or streaming movies or videos and provides great video quality for gaming or catching up on your favorite youtube videos.

HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6” touch screen laptop

The AMD FX Special Edition APU introduces mobile systems with AMD’s highest performing APUs, exclusive at Best Buy. When you are looking for a notebook, the AMD FX Special Edition APU will provide you with unbelievable performance, gaming and productivity. Plus, with the new FX APU powered notebook, be unbeatable and experience the processing power of 10 compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)**!

Even more great things:

  • Unbelievable PC Performance
  • Exceptional Gaming and Entertainment Experience
  • Mega-Multitasking
  • Award Winning Graphics

I’m pretty much sold on this computer. I can picture myself exploring Azeroth or playing Hardcore D3 with the graphics blowing my mind. There are some extra benefits with shopping on the Best Buy website. Benefits like:

  • Free Shipping on orders $35 and up
  • Free Store Pickup
  • Pick up your order in as little as 45 minutes

What features do you look for when you’re shopping for a gaming computer?

For me it’s the processor and graphics card. Like I said before, graphics are a huge thing for me – I like to see ground effects and when the processor and/or graphics card suck the game starts to suck too. This laptop is basically my dream come true!!

Sol Republic RELAYS In-Ear Headphones Review

Music is the one thing that can perk me up no matter what. Having a roommate makes it a little tough to listen whenever I want so a solution had to be found. That is where the Sol Republic RELAYS in-ear headphones (sent for review) come in. Now I can listen to music and not interfere with the roommate. I don’t think my music is exactly his style.

The RELAYS in-ear headphones are absolutely amazing. They don’t reduce sound quality at all, in fact I think they sound better than my computer speakers which is saying a lot since they are awesome.They fit inside the ear so comfortably you can barely tell they are there. It is easy to get caught up in the music and forget you are even wearing them. It is almost like being at a concert – if you close your eyes.Sol Republic RELAYS In-Ear Headphones Review

What I love most about the RELAYS in-ear headphones is the simplicity. There are no little pieces I have to worry about falling off or anything gaudy making them un-age appropriate. It seems like most things you buy today have tons of embellishments on them and the functionality suffers because of that. I’m stoked to not have to worry about that with these. Something else to love is the snugness. The ear buds fit perfectly without slipping so regardless of your activity level your music will never stop because you are moving.

Here is a little tech insight on the Sol Republic RELAYS In-Ear Headphones – features and all that good stuff.

  • Award-winning design
  • Seamless, adaptable fit won’t fall out
  • Inline mic/music control compatible with Apple® and other devices

When you buy them you get:


Sounds like winning to me, what do you think?