After reading literally dozens of reviews, we bought this monitor and overall we have been pretty happy with it. The microphone is incredibly sensitive: every little chirp and grumble comes through loud and clear. The picture is excellent, even on night vision. It'd be nice if the screen was a little bigger, but that's what you get at this price. The only downside to the product is the battery life is not great. I'd estimate perhaps four hours, meaning you can't run it all night without recharging. To some extent this defeats the purpose of a cordless monitor, but to get around it we bought a longer charger cord and just plug it in all night. Still, overall we have been reasonably happy with the monitor.