19 December 2007

Walkie-Talkies and Baby Monitor



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The Motorola T9500 2-way radios seem perfect for use on vacation and in places where cell phones won't work. Motorola claims they have a 40km range (25miles) and we are going to try the voice activation feature as a sort of baby monitor.

I wish we had this on our previous travels with baby. Now I look forward to spending some humid Cuban evenings with my husband on our balcony while wee guy saws logs in the hotel room. We can also use them to keep in touch with each other when we're out-and-about ... the resort, in town, the market etc. I'll let you know how it goes.

7 comments:

Have Baby Will Travel said...

Hi Jackie -
A quick note to say you may have difficulty bringing walkie-talkies into Cuba. I read somewhere that someone had theirs confiscated at the airport. Better to bring just a real baby monitor instead.
Great blog BTW!
Corinne

Old Boosh said...

Hi Jackie
I'm checking this out with a Cuban contact now and will pass on the reply.

Old Boosh said...

The Consular office in Toronto confirms that it is on their list of proscribed items.
Go with the recommended baby monitor instead.

Jackie said...

I really wish we HAD a baby monitor. Boo. We just never thought we needed one because of our small apartment living. But alas, there have been many times when it would have come in handy; when travelling in particular but also on those lazy summer afternoons on the deck during do-do time. It seems so silly to buy one now that he is 3 years old!

Thanks to you both for getting to the bottom of this. We'll keep them for our next trip.
Sigh.

Have Baby Will Travel said...

We've been ok without bringing ours for the past few trips. We're only just out on the balcony or deck and your parental supersonic hearing kicks in when necessary.

Have a great trip!

Jackie said...

True enough. Supersonic hearing will do the trick.
; )

Jackie said...

UPDATE: We tried the voice activated feature on a road trip this weekend and it just isn't sensitive enough to act as a baby monitor. Nice idea. But no go.
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