My friend has a five month old boy and is very happy with her baby monitor. She asked me to help her choose a monitor when she was looking, and we both liked the sound of the Infant Optics DXR based on the reviews and features. It has only been a few months, but so far she is extremely impressed with the monitor. She likes the range, which will allow her to go outside without losing signal, and she has had no technical problems with the monitor.
It amazes me how far baby monitors have come. When Emma was a baby, we had your standard walkie-talkie style monitor that would sometimes scare the crap out of you when it started picking up radio stations or other interference. Not only are the days of that kind of interference gone, but you can now see your baby with video monitors. The Infant Optics monitor takes that a few steps further. You can remotely control the lens to change positions, which is helpful if the baby moves or the light changes.
The Infant Optics DXR-8 baby monitor also has two-way communication. This may sound silly, but she was telling me that it is most helpful when she or her husband go to check on the baby, and they want to talk back and forth quickly. She said that she has even soothed her baby back to sleep once or twice this way. Rather than seeing him crying and going in to comfort him, she started speaking softly through the monitor. He visibly calmed down, recognizing her voice. This is a great stride, as going in disrupts and fully awakens the baby, while speaking remotely does not startle the baby in the same way. The Infant Optics DXR-8 is ideal for twins that may be in separate rooms, or any other household that has more than one child that needs to be monitored. You can hook up to four cameras to the remote viewer and see more than one room at time.