i wanted to like it. horrible. buggy. stay away.
i wanted to like these. ok, LOVE them. but product didn't meet expectations. fell in love with the design of it, the supposed ease of use, etc, so pre-ordered them right away. received product, but was disappointed. beautiful design- yes. easy set up- so so. reliable- NO WAY. cameras take forever to load images despite great, super fast internet connection. it's very buggy. freezes for no reason, have to restart app, cameras appear as "offline" all the time. serious reliability issues, and i wish i could return them and get my money back. great concept, but execution fell way short.
27 February 2013
great picture quality but time and date goes out of sync,no way to sync as asked for url and no instructions for setting up drop box .
17 February 2013
Product not quite "there"
This could be great product but there are some rough edges:
Connecting to video is slow. Skype is way faster. It needs to be faster. Live video is also much slower and choppier than skype.
The app/brower plugin is has many usability problems:
1) need more progress feedback to what is happening--So many times when you press button the systems seems to do nothing or just starts that little "spinning wheel". So you are not sure if its responsing or what. This is not acceptable in a consumer level device.
2) weird dragging interaction to "refresh". How about a standard "refresh" button?
3) No dead simple "Getting started" set of paper instructions in the box. Where is the Philips "simplicity"?
Basically, more work has to done on usability testing on the app and getting the network stuff to be responsive.
Not sure if I will keep the product or return it to the apple store...
28 January 2013
Does not work at night unless u leave lights on
Only works if the room has light once the lights are off its useless. This should not be used for security. I am returning this product. Best part was the easy set -up.
20 January 2013
Great for watching the cottage
Easy set up. Walk thru step by step instructions. Good quality picture and video. Small people do not even see the camera.
16 January 2013
UPDATE just released for IOS6
So far love this! You can upgrade to the PRO version for a fee. But just for me, and watching the dog throughout the day, I paid for nothing but the monitors. I can watch in 5 min intervals, then press continue to watch if I want. DropBox saves your videos, which is awesome for proof if needed. I can set motion/audio alerts at my desired level. I can "hear" what is going on in my house.
16 October 2012
DOESN'T WORK WITH iOS6!!!
Prior to iOS6 I would have rated this product much higher. However, it is not compatible with iOS6 and there is no word on updates.
7 October 2012
Philips! Great hardware .... You guys can dominate this market simply if you pay close attention to "customer reviews" and make the necessary adjustments where applicable. On the other hand, my biggest pet-peeve is the non-function of the motion detector and the inability to transfer "motions" videos, pics, etc to the dropbox!!!!!!!! Based on previous reviews this seem to be an ongoing issue in addition to the "DELAYED" streaming. There is room for improvement and I anxiously anticipate it. Otherwise, I would recommend this product.
9 September 2012