Aldi is selling an Oricom SC740 Digital Baby Monitor in this weeks “Special Buys” sales from Wednesday 22 February for under $100. But experts say you should think twice before buying.

The baby monitor is selling at Aldi for the discounted price of $99.99 and it’s available for a limited time only, while stocks last.

Experts warn parents to leave Baby Monitor on the Aldi shelf

But CHOICE have said the discounted monitor is really not worth it, even at the bargain price.

At less than half its recommended retail price, this Special Buy may seem like a great discount. But before you dash to your nearest Aldi store, take heed of our experts – they say the performance of this baby monitor is poor and that there are better options around the same price point.

CHOICE have tested eight monitors from the Oricom brand, all with different features at different price points.

The Oricom SC740 Digital Baby Monitor was the second-poorest performer of the lot, scoring an overall CHOICE Expert Rating of 58% (only outscoring one other Oricom monitor – the Oricom Secure 715). The experts gave it a dismal overall picture performance score of 50% and a sound range score of just 50%.

CHOICE test experts Peter Zaluzny and Denis Gallagher said:

“This monitor scored borderline results in optimal conditions, and it’s prone to interference. We wouldn’t recommend anyone buy it, no matter how cheap it is, especially when you consider that we tested other audio/video monitors that perform better and cost around the $100 mark.”

Adding, “Another option to consider if you don’t want to splash out hundreds on a monitor is to use a baby monitor app in conjunction with the smartphone or tablet you already own – these can cost as little as a few dollars.”

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