Evoz advertises itself as service that allows you to stay connected to your baby wherever you are on the globe. It makes me picture a pair of jetsetting parents globetrotting in style, while the baby is left behind. Well, perhaps that’s not what they intended. But the point really is… that the Evoz has infinite and unlimited range.
How? Because it uses two iOS devices to keep in touch. For instance, you leave one iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad) in the room with the baby connected to WiFi. Then, using another iOS device (such as your mobile phone) you can connect to that device – over 3G, for instance.
All you need to do is run the Evoz app on both devices in order to get a live audio feed from the device in the baby’s room, as well as text/email alerts whenever they cry. There’s even a data collection service that tracks the baby’s crying and sleeping patterns over periods of time and, apparently, allows you to compare it to other baby’s data. Interesting.
The product is currently in beta. At some point in the future, they will release a monitor product (so you don’t need an iOS device in the baby’s room). This will be welcome if it’s less than $200 (the current price of a 4th generation iPod Touch).
Evoz intends to make money from the sales of their monitors (not yet available) and from different service subscriptions. For example, email/text alerts are part of the “premium” package, whereas unlimited listening is part of the “standard” package.
Even if you don’t need the global monitoring aspect of the service, it might be useful in a house that presents all sorts of interference issues. For instance, I find that when I’m in my basement I can still get a phone signal, whereas other radio signals are blocked.
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