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If you’re looking to keep your monitor budget low, try the Crystal Clear monitor by Safety 1st. The downside is that this 49 MHz analog monitor comes with only two channel options which might not be enough if you live in a place with lots of interference. It’s also not very fashionable. But if you can overcome those potential obstacles, the Crystal Clear monitor offers good range (they advertise 600+ ft), the ability both to plug in the monitor and receiver or use batteries, and in our tests, the crystal-clear transmissions promised by the name.