Be-be, wo-wo, boo-bee. These are the kind of phrases a human being can only get away with uttering in public if still under the age of two. Fortunately, these are also the only words these underdeveloped fools can manage. There’s probably a lesson about ability vs. ambition hidden in there somewhere.
Which is to say that the Belkin Wemo baby monitor is probably the best-named baby monitor ever. Even your dumb infant can ask for it by name.
The Wemo connects to your home Wi-Fi network and therefrom to an app on your iPhone. It lets you listen in on your baby’s mewlings as it tries fitfully to learn how to go to sleep, and if you upgrade (with money) then you can receive calls or text notifications when your miniature human does what it does best: open its stupid trap and start screaming.
The notifications are a good idea, as otherwise you have to leave the channel open on your phone the whole time, which will kind of eat into your Bad Piggies playing time. But why not ditch the iDevice altogether? I have kept an ear on the neighbor’s monster a few times using a plain old radio baby monitor, and it is both simple and reliable. Not to mention cheap. In fact, if the neighbor had suggested I dedicate my iPad to babysitting for a whole damn night, then I would have flat-out refused. Call me a bad human, but at least I get to sleep in every day.