About Cubo Ai plus
Cubo Ai Plus has been praised by reviewers and parents as the smartest baby monitor we have today. It is the latest and only model on sale by Cubo, a new monitor company that was founded in 2017 by a partnership between Joanna(a mom ) and Dr. Kenneth Yeh (a pediatrician), aiming to provide a baby monitor that ensures safe sleep for the babies and peace of mind for parents.
Cubo Ai Plus features a glossy white, bird-shaped camera that looks like a decoration for the nursery. But despite its simple appearance, the camera uses 1080p HD resolution to give the best video quality of all baby monitors. The picture quality, even at night, is clear. Furthermore, the camera does not use the red light that some other monitors have, which is usually distracting when the baby is trying to fall asleep.
Cubo Ai Plus works with the Cubo Ai app on your Android or IOS device. It supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wifi networks to give you a better experience with improved speed and less interference.
This monitor uses artificial intelligence and other technologies to bring you the best set of baby monitoring capabilities to keep the baby safe and provide utmost peace to worried parents. While you are busy doing stuff around the house or sleeping at night, Cubo Ai Plus keeps its eyes on your baby and alerts you if they cry, if their face is covered, if they roll over, or leave the safe space you have marked on the crib like if they are trying to climb out. The camera also tracks your baby’s sleep and makes reports and it also records 18-hour videos for replay or download. Additionally, the wonderful camera also takes pictures of your baby automatically and saves them on the Moment Wall on your app, so you wake up to cute pictures of your baby sleeping which is so cool!
Apart from the advanced features, Cubo Ai has all the other standard features like two-way talk, temperature and humidity, a handy night light, and lullabies and white noise. You can pair up to 5 cameras to one account to monitor multiple kids, pets, and everything else by switching the feed for different cameras. Or you can just say “Alexa show me baby X” to operate the camera using just your voice if using Amazon’s Alexa Echo Show and Google Home devices.
The other thing we love about this monitor is that it comes with three stand options to enjoy a bird’s eye view, use a floor mount option that will come in handy when your baby is older, or a mobile stand that you can move it around easily. The three mounting kits come at no additional cost, which provides such great value for money.
Speaking of value, Cubo Ai Plus is going for $299, which is reasonable considering it offers much more useful features than others in its price range. You also need to note that it has a premium plan that requires a subscription fee of $8 per month, $45 for six months, or $80 per year after the first year. However, we love that you get all the features for the first year, including 30 days of sleep data, access to view and download 18 hours of recorded video and notifications, and 30 days of Moments Wall pictures. Without subscription after the first year, you can only get a sleep report for one day and view 18 hours of recorded video.
Cubo Ai Plus was released into the market in July 2020 and is performing well with a 4.6 out of 5 rating by more than 700 customers on Amazon.
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Cubo Ai Plus vs Cubo Ai
Since the new Cubo Ai Plus came about, the company has discontinued the original Cubo Ai baby monitor. They retained many of the features that the original Cubo had and made the following upgrades on the new model:
- Better App: the new Cubo Ai app is much easier to set up and use and even gives you tips on the bottom of the screen. Furthermore, it provides a constant connection so long as it’s connected to wifi. In contrast, the app on the older Cubo frequently disconnected and froze, which was completely unreliable.
- Live video added: the new Cubo Ai Plus lets you see a live video of your baby in the top corner as you scroll through pictures on the app’s home page.
- Sleep Analytics added: Cubo Ai Plus now has sleep analytics which the original Cubo lacked. The Sleep analytics provides important details such as when your baby went to bed, longest sleep period, time to fall asleep, how many times a parent walked in to check on them, etc.
- New temperature sensor design: The new Cubo Plus comes with a minimal temperature sensor dongle that plugs in the back of the camera. The older model had a long cord-like sensor that would attract kids’ attention.
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Features of Cubo Ai Plus
1080pHD camera: captures crisp, clear videos day and night.
True Cry Detection: Unlike other smart monitors that can only alert you if they detect noise in the baby’s room Cubo Ai Plus uses artificial intelligence to differentiate between real crying and other noises that the baby makes. Plus, you can also adjust the sensitivity level from the app to avoid being disturbed by alerts unnecessarily.
Covered face alerts: using smart computer vision, Cubo Ai Plus can recognize and alert you if your baby’s face is covered by blankets or toys, etc; which is very dangerous because it can cause newborns to suffocate.
Temperature and humidity: the Cubo plus camera has a tiny dongle that plugs on the back to measure temperature and humidity and alerts you if they fall outside the preset range.
Danger zone alerts: the app allows you to set a “virtual fence” so you can be notified if your baby moves out of their safe zone. Like moving to certain zones of the crib where she can be entrapped, or if they climb out of the crib, or move towards the stairs or kitchen. You will be notified if your baby moves past their safe, designated area.
Roll Over Alerts: The camera alerts you if the baby rolls on their stomach, which would put them in an unsafe position that prevents breathing.
Sleep analytics: Cubo Plus app gives you reports of your baby’s sleep with details such as when they fell asleep, how long they slept, how often they woke up during the night, etc.
Two-way talk: you can talk or calm your baby down with your voice from your phone, and when they get older you can always talk to them to let them know you are almost home or to go to sleep.
Lullabies and White noise: Cubo Plus camera has built-in tracks and nature sounds that you can activate from the app to send your baby to dreamland.
Multiple stand options: Cubo Ai plus comes with three stand options, floor stand, crib, and multi stand.
Multiple camera and users support: you can add up to 5 cameras to monitor from one account and share with up to 7 users.
Automatic photo capture and event replay: the camera uses motion detection to capture pictures of your baby moving during sleep and stores up to 18 hours of video playback footage.
Pros – is Cubo Ai Plus worth it?
Yes, Cubo Ai Plus is worth buying because of the following:
- Provides the best set of useful features
Cubo Ai Plus is an outstanding baby monitor with a collection of smart features that you won’t find in ordinary monitors. From cry alert, covered face and rollover alert, safe/danger zones, temperature and humidity monitoring, this baby monitor has the best capabilities to keep your baby safe.
- Awesome picture quality day and night
Cubo Ai Plus is one of the baby monitors with the best image quality. With a bird’s eye view and 1080p HD camera resolution, you can clearly see what your baby is doing. Night vision is also in high definition, so it is very clear as well. You can zoom in up to 4X for an up-close view or manually adjust the camera and with a 130-degree field of view, you can see everything around your baby.
- Minimal Lag
Compared to others in its class, Cubo Ai Plus has a minimal lag that is barely noticeable. Also, it filters out background noise, so it is also barely audible.
- It shows you if someone is viewing
This is the only baby monitor that lets you know when someone else is viewing your baby’s feed. There is a button on the side that turns blue when someone is viewing.
- Reasonably priced
While Cubo Ai Plus is one of the expensive baby monitors, it is reasonable enough considering the advanced technologies that have been used, its features, and reliability. Plus, it does not require additional cloud storage fees or accessories to get full benefits like some of its competitors.
- Multiple stands at no addition
Cubo Ai Plus comes with three stand options; crib, wall, and floor, which will work as your baby transitions from a baby to a toddler. Some of its competitors sell stands separately for over $100, so Cubo Ai Plus provides great value for money.
- Free premium plan benefits for the first year
Cubo Ai Plus lets you enjoy 30 days sleep analytical reports, 30 day picture storage wall, and 18 hour playback recording for the first year, which is the duration that most parents need these features the most.
- The stand
Cubo Ai Plus floor stand feels quite flimsy like it would easily be pushed over.
- Not easy to go back to a certain event from the video playback
Although it’s nice that the monitor stores 18 hours of video footage, you can’t just scrub through it fast while trying to locate a certain event. You just have to navigate to it, which takes time and is rather frustrating.
- Bright night light
The camera has a nightlight that can be used at night to check on your baby without turning on room lights, but some find it too bright and disturbing.
Cubo Ai Plus Vs Nanit Pro
Cubo Ai Plus has quite a lot of similarities with the Nanit Pro. Both monitors have a 1080 video resolution with a bird’s eye view, two-way talk, lullabies and white noise, a night light, motion detection, and sleep tracking capabilities.
Both monitors work with 2.4 and 5GHz dual bands to deliver reliable live feed to your iPhone or Android via an app. They are also smart home integrated and compatible with Alexa. But Cubo Ai also works with Google Assistant-enabled devices.
Besides providing a live view of your baby sleeping, only Cubo Ai Plus will alert you if their face is covered, or if they have rolled to their stomach, or are in danger/safe zone. But on the other hand, Nanit Pro monitors your baby’s breathing if the baby is wearing Nanit’s breathing outfits.
Cubo Ai Plus comes with three types of stands: a crib stand, a floor stand, and a regular tabletop stand for total flexibility. With Nanit Pro, you order the camera and the type of stand you want from the beginning or buy floor or wall mount stands separately.
Though both monitors have sleep analytics, Nanit Pro provides the most detailed reports and gives you personalized tips on how you can improve your baby’s sleep.
Cubo Ai Plus comes with a free Cubo Premium subscription worth $80 which includes 30-day sleep analytics, 30 day Moment wall pictures, and the ability to view and download 18 hours of recorded event video and notifications. Nanit Pro comes with a 1-year free subscription worth $50 to get Nanit Insights for tracking sleep. However, you also need to buy other accessories like Breathing wear and a Smart sheet to track your child’s growth to realize the full benefits of the Nanit Pro, which raises the overall cost massively.
Cubo Ai Plus Vs Owlet
Cubo Ai Plus uses motion sensors to tell if your baby’s face is covered or if they have rolled over to their stomach or gone out of areas marked as a safe zone, whereas Owlet is a wearable smart sock that tracks your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels.
Cubo Ai Plus monitors your baby at a distance while Owlet smart sock wraps around their foot.
Cubo Ai Plus comes with a camera and transmits to your smartphone, whereas Owlet normally does not come with a camera and relays your baby’s stats to a base station and your smartphone. However, you can buy the complete Owlet system with a camera at an additional cost.
Cubo Ai Plus vs Lollipop
Cubo Ai Plus is a high-end wifi baby monitor that uses advanced technologies to become perhaps the smartest baby monitor in the market today. On the other hand, Lollipop is a budget-friendly smart baby monitor with standard features that most families look for in a good monitor. However, smart baby monitors have a few things in common. Both have unique looks, with Cubo Plus taking the form of a bird and Lollipop a lollipop with a long tail. Secondly, they are the only monitors with true cry detection capability and geofencing to monitor movement in the crib. Also, both have multiple mounting options and are also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.
They also have massive differences, so you can easily decide which one would work best for you.
Cubo Ai Plus has 1080p HD camera resolution with exceptionally crisp pictures, while Lollipop delivers in 720P HD.
Cubo Ai Plus has roll-over alerts, covered face alerts, and danger zone detection, whereas Lollipop doesn’t have other stand-out features besides cry detection and crossing detection, which tracks movement in the crib, which Cubo Ai Plus also has.
Cubo Ai Plus supports 2.4 and 5GHz dual bands while Lollipop works only on the 2.4GHz network, which normally has a lot of signal interference.
Cubo Ai Plus has a wide 135 degrees field of view while Lollipop has 128 degrees.
While both track temperature and humidity, Cubo Ai Plus comes with the sensor, but Lollipop requires you to buy the sensors for an extra $55. It also monitors air quality and allows you to record the data.
Although both support multiple cameras, Cubo Ai Plus has a limit of five, while Lollipop allows you to pair unlimited cameras.
Cubo Ai Plus records the past 18 hours daily, which is free for the first year and allows you to view and download the video footage. After that, you pay $80 per year to download, get 30 days of sleep data, and 30 days of Moment Wall images. Lollipop also offers event recording but only offers seven days free. To get full Lollipop features, you pay $119.9/ year for the Elite plan, including sleep log, 30-day video playback to view and download, intelligent alerts, and taking pictures.
Cubo Ai Plus Vs Miku
Cubo Ai Plus and Miku are top-end monitors with sleep tracking, two-way talk, night vision, and lullabies as common features.
Both have clear pictures day and night, but the Cubo monitor delivers exceptionally crisp images thanks to its 1080p HD camera, while Miku imaging is standard at 720p HD.
The smart Cubo Ai uses artificial intelligence and motion sensors to track if the baby’s face is covered if she has rolled over in an unsafe position, if she has left safe zones in the crib, or if she is really crying or making other noises. In addition, it tracks temperature and humidity and sleeps. On the other hand, Miku uses Sensor fusion technology to track the baby’s breathing pattern and movements without any contact and sound, log sleep patterns, activity, and room temperature.
As with other wifi monitors, both Cubo Ai Plus and Miku have a bird’s eye view, although the Cubo camera also has two other mounting options: floor stand and multi stand, which are included. Miku Floor stand is sold separately.
Miku is known for having the top-level security features to keep your child’s signal private and secure using 256-bit encryption and a physical tamper-proof chip whereas Cubo Ai Plus uses lower AES-128 encryption.
Cubo Ai Plus Crib Attachment/Mount
Cubo Ai Crib mount is designed to attach to the slats of your baby’s crib. The space between the slats should be 2.7inches/ 7cm at the widest. The stand should be used with the U-shaped camera holder, L-shaped stand element, stand elements & connectors. When assembled the stand height is approximately 4 ft5 inches / 135cm and the Cubo camera is about 4.3 inches / 11cm. You can adjust the camera’s height by changing the position of the bed clamp.
Cubo Ai plus – floor stand kit
The floor stand usually does not need to be attached, so you just assemble and set it beside the crib. It comes with the following:
- Floor stand pieces
- Velcro to tie to crib slats
- Water bag for weighing down the flood stand base to make it sturdy
How to reset Cubo Ai plus
To reset, you will need to use the reset pin that came with the accessories box or a straightened paper clip, then follow the steps below.
- Ensure the camera is connected to power
- Wait till the status light no longer shows blue light, then turn on the back of the camera and insert the reset pin into the fourth hole from the left side of the middle row.
- You will feel a click as you push the reset button. Continue pressing and hold for 10 seconds.
- Once completed, you will hear the sound of bird chirps, and the status light will turn from blue to green after about two minutes.
- When the status light is showing green, you can proceed to set up again.
Cubo Ai Plus won’t connect to wifi
To connect Cubo Ai Plus to your home wifi for the first time, simply do the following:
- Connect your phone to your home wifi
- Open the Cubo Ai App
- Follow the prompts on the app, and enter your wifi name and password to generate a QR code
- Hold your phone about 8 inches in front of the camera lens to scan the QR code
- Follow the camera instruction to complete pairing.
- If this fails to connect, recheck your wifi name and password, and relaunch the Cubo Ai app and try again. (You may also need to allow location access for the Cubo Ai app to retrieve the wifi that your phone is connected to.)
I am Ashley Davis, a mom of three kids and the editor here at 10BabyGear. I have been a parent since 2011 and have been doing full-time consulting as a baby sleep expert since 2019. When I am not researching or testing the next baby gear hitting the market, you’ll find me teaching my toddlers a trick or two – especially over the last few months with the lockdown. I hope you’ll find my guides and reviews helpful as you make your next purchase decision. If you have any questions, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.