Satu Niemelä and Erasmus van Niekerk, the husband and wife team behind the Onni baby monitor, knew what they wanted out of a baby monitor. Instead of a cheap black-and-white camera they wanted full-color HD video. And instead of looking like a CCTV camera from the Island of Misfit Toys, they wanted the design to be pleasing and the software to be usable and easy to manage. The Onni is chock-full of features. First, the built-in webcam allows anyone – with permission – to watch baby as he or she sleeps. You can also connect other IP-based webcams to the system and even play back MP3s or recorded heartbeats over the monitor’s small speaker. The device also works with the Beddit baby monitoring system. The sensor rates the child’s quality of sleep and senses their heart rate, breathing, and movement.