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Whether you use it as a tool or as a toy is up to you, but there’s no denying the usefulness of this app.

AirBeam Review

by on September 2, 2011

If, like certain app reviewers, you’ve got a rat problem in your kitchen, AirBeam could be a Godsend. It lets you set up any iOS device as a remote camera, and then watch the footage live on any other iOS device or a Mac. This allows you to monitor the goings on in your home whether over a wireless network or even over the internet if you use your IP addresses to pair devices.

How people choose to deploy this app will vary hugely. Whether it be using the motion-detection in our kitchen to try to solve a rodent issue, or setting your iPod touch up as a baby monitor and watching on your iPad – the possibilities are endless.

There are plenty of settings to play with, too. You can change the resolution and image quality, which has a direct impact on framerate, you can set up passwords and you can make recordings for watching later on.

Image quality and framerate are decent without being spectacular, but our main gripe is that the app does not transmit sound. What use is a baby monitor in a dark room if there’s no audio? Perhaps this will arrive in a later update, but for now, AirBeam remains a useful tool with a lot of potential.

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