It's overwhelming how many baby monitors are in the market and all with such varying prices! We had this one recommended to us via social media (we asked for recommendations) as had specific requirements, none of which any one monitor seemed to fit. We wanted a more traditional, non-wi-fi style, but needed a video screen with night vision, and it also had to be portable with a good range. This ticked all of those boxes and for a really good price in comparison. We've had it for around a month now with no issues - I actually waited to review as it all seemed a bit to good to be true, but happy with the product!
You can have the video monitor either permanently on, but this drains the battery, so best left plugged in if you prefer this option, or it can instead be voice-activated (VOX), so the monitor is off until the little one starts to make some noise after which time it will switch on. There is a slight delay of around 20 secs before bub pops up on screen if you opt for VOX on which is why I've rated it 4 instead of 5, plus it does feel a little light and plasticy. All-in-all a good monitor and we would recommend to others for the price and quality of the display!