I am a bit disappointed with this product, especially because I am very fond of Safety First products. I understand that it is one of the more simpler models and is less costly however, that does not justify to me, the reasoning for the monitor emitting extreme static waves when it's set correctly on the right/matching channels. It seems to get worse around electricity; whether it be lights being turned on and off, the microwave running or the refrigerator running or a human being walking by it. It's quite annoying. If you mess with it long enough it will stop for awhile but inevitably starts back up again. As far as appearance it's simple but attractive. If it wasn't for the fact that my son is about to turn 2 and soon no longer need to be monitored by it, then I would have ended up buying a new one. Sound/Video Clarity This monitor is super sensitive which can be both positive and negative. Focusing on the positives of it, it is very sensitive to any movement within my son's room, whether the base is right beside him or clear across the other side of the room and it's a very large room so I'm very impressed with that. When turned up to the highest volume, I can hear him breathing which is very comforting, especially when he was a newborn-6mos and was at a higher risk for SIDS. Interference As mentioned in my Overall Rating, there is a moderate amount of interference no matter if its set on channel one or two and I always make sure the base channel is matched up to the monitor channel. The interference is pure static noise not passing CB's or other electronic devices but regardless, it's very annoying.. Durability For the price and simplicity of this model of monitor it is exceptionally durable. Portability Simple and small and easy to throw in the diaper bag for a stay at Grandma's house, etc.