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29 Pop Culture Villain Costume Ideas

29 Pop Culture Villain Costume Ideas

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7 Budget Friendly Summer Activities For Families

7 Budget Friendly Summer Activities For Families

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A Tech Loving Dad’s Review of the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor

A Tech Loving Dad’s Review of the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Cubo Ai. I received a free Cubo Ai Plus smart baby monitor in exchange for my honest review. This post contains affiliate links and I receive a commission when you make a purchase through those links at no extra cost to you. If you would like to save money on your purchase of a Cubo Ai Plus smart baby monitor click here and use the code CUBOSTORY. 

As someone who works in IT/Software Development, you can say I am a bit of a tech nerd. It fascinates me to see all of the new and exciting technology companies are working on to make our lives easier and more efficient. The Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor uses these advances in technology to help keep my babies safe and secure. When I saw the specs and features of the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor, I knew I needed to get one and give it a try. Nothing is better than peace of mind knowing my babies are healthy and safe. 

I have been using the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor with my 10-month-old daughter for about a month now and in this post, I will be sharing my first impressions, thoughts, and overall review of the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor. I will be talking about everything from setup to everyday use as well as comparing the Cubo Ai Plus against several other smart baby monitors, such as the Nanit and Smart Beat, I have used in the past. 

Setting up the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor 

The Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor is by far the easiest smart baby monitor I have set up so far. Unlike most other baby monitors that are mounted on the wall, the Cubo Ai comes with a floor stand to make the initial installation super simple. The Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor includes everything you need to set for set up in the box and no tools are required for installation. 

The Cubo Ai Smart Beat Baby Monitor is super simple to set up


The Cubo Ai Plus comes with 3 setup options: Using the floor stand, attaching to the back of the crib, and a little stand that is great for use in a playroom or when traveling.


I chose to use the floor stand as our crib has a solid back and the setup was so simple. Setup took about 10-15 minutes including putting the pieces together and downloading the required Cubo Ai mobile application. The floor base includes a bag you fill with water to help stabilize it. All cords for the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor run inside of the tubes of the stand or crib mount so you can rest assured knowing your child can not accidentally get tangled in the monitor cord. Not only does that keep your baby safe, but it also makes the overall look super clean. 

Once you get the pieces put together and plug in your Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor, you will need to download the Cubo Ai mobile application on your smartphone. It requires that you create a secure login account and then it will walk you through the super simple setup including connecting it to the local wireless network, aka WiFi. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be tech-savvy to set up, the app will show you everything you need to do. Overall, I just love how quick and easy it was to set up and that it didn’t require screwing into the wall I just recently patched and painted. 

My Favorite Features of the Cubo Ai Smart Baby Monitor 

As you can see from the chart below, the Cubo Ai Smart Baby Monitor is packed with every feature you could want in a baby monitor and more. Seriously so many features that make the Cubo Ai a tech lover’s dream. I am going to highlight a few of my favorites. 

Chart displaying all of the features of Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor compared to other traditional and smart baby monitors

Face Covered Alerts

The Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor is capable of monitoring and sending a lot of alerts through a mobile notification on your phone which you can turn on and off in the settings. It even has its own unique bird chirping sound to help you recognize easily when it is an alert coming from Cubo Ai. These alerts include Temperature, Humidity, Crying, Danger-Zone, Rollover, and Covered Face. 

The most important for me is definitely the Covered Face Alert. Our 3-year-old little boy loves to sneak into the baby’s room when she is taking a nap and “share” all sorts of toys and stuffed animals with her. As you know, anything in a baby’s crib could potentially be hazardous and make it difficult for a baby to breathe. It gives us extra peace of mind knowing that we will be alerted anytime this happens or her face is covered for some other reason. 

*One thing to note is that if your infant is a tummy sleeper like our little girl is often, you will get a lot of face covered alerts. Don’t worry though, you can easily adjust this alert in the settings. 

Automatic Photo Capture

As an Instagram dad, and just a modern parent these days, I take A LOT of pictures of my kids trying to capture all of the fun memories and moments and they learn and grow. The Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor gives you the option to snap a picture or record a video clip in the app using the camera on the monitor. This is great if your baby is doing something cute but going into their room would either wake them up or make them stop. 

However, that’s not all. The Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor also has a feature called the Automatic Photo Capture that will automatically take pictures throughout the day and night of your child when it thinks (Artificial Intelligence at work) there is a moment worth capturing. Obviously, this feature is not perfect, and not every picture it decides to take on its own is going to be Instagram worthy, but it is still a really cool and fun feature that has captured some cute moments of my little baby girl. 

This image was captured automatically by Cubo Ai and made me laugh

Sleep Analytics

The Cubo Ai Plus Baby Monitor comes with 1 year free of the Premium which includes a 30-day history of analytics. It also has 18-hours of video playback so you can look back and see exactly what happened. This is useful when we are trying to check if our little girl woke up on her own or if our little boy snuck into her room and woke her up.

My favorite part is the nighttime sleep detection and analytics. It will show you when your baby fell asleep and woke up as well as all of the events in the middle of the night from crying, parent visits, and movement. This has been great to analyze as we have recently been sleep training both of our kids. Side note if you haven’t sleep trained your kids yet, it is not too late and I highly recommend it. It is a game-changer! 

Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor Sleep Analytics Example

My final thoughts on the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor

Overall, the Cubo Ai Plus is an amazing smart baby monitor and compared to both the Nanit and Smart Beat monitors, it has been the easiest to set up, use, and has also been the most reliable. One thing that really excites me is that the Cubo Ai team is constantly working on pushing updates and new features. For example, recently they just released via a mobile app update, the ability to play lullabies on your Cubo Ai Plus. This feature also includes white noise and other sounds so you are sure to find something your child will enjoy. 

Screenshot of Lullaby feature in Cubo Ai Plus mobile app

One other cool feature that the team is working on that I am super excited for is smart home connectivity. We recently connected our entire house with Amazon Alexa and soon anyone with a Cubo Ai Plus will be able to connect it to Amazon Alexa or Google Home. 

Obviously, you can find cheaper and simpler baby monitors on the market but if you are looking for an easy to set up and use a smart baby monitor that includes all of the bells and whistles, then the Cubo Ai Plus is a great choice. If you would like to save money on your purchase of a Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby monitor click here and use code CUBOSTORY at checkout. 

25 Exciting Trivia Questions From Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur

25 Exciting Trivia Questions From Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur

How well do you know the Pixar film The Good Dinosaur? Find out by seeing how many of the questions below you can answer correctly. Below you will find I have compiled 25 exciting and challenging trivia questions and answers from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. […]

25 Challenging Trivia Questions From Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3

25 Challenging Trivia Questions From Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3

How well do you know the Pixar film Cars 3? Find out by seeing how many of the questions below you can answer correctly. Below you will find I have compiled 25 exciting and challenging trivia questions and answers from Pixar’s Cars 3. For a […]

25 Exciting Trivia Questions From Disney’s Moana

25 Exciting Trivia Questions From Disney’s Moana

How well do you know the Disney film Moana? Find out by seeing how many of the questions below you can answer correctly. Below you will find I have compiled 25 exciting and challenging trivia questions and answers from Disney’s Moana. For a printable copy of these questions and answers click here.

What baby animal does Moana rescue as a child?

Turtle

What is the name of the village where Moana lives?

Motunui

Who shows Moana a secret cave?

Grandma Tala

What do the Kakamora wear as armor?

Coconuts

Why did Maui receive his first tattoo?

When his mortal parents rejected him?

What is the name of Moana’s pet pig?

Pua

What does Grandma Tala have a tattoo of?

Manta Rey

Which character from Frozen does Maui shape-shift into?

Sven

Which little mermaid character makes an appearance in Moana?

Flounder

What does Maui shout as he jumps into the Realm of Monsters?

Cheehoo, It’s the “Samoan Holler”, an expression of excitement rooted in Samoa, and often heard in Hawaii. It’s the first Disney animated film to use a Samoan Holler

What year was Moana released?

2016

What other Disney animated film was released in 2016?

Zootopia

Why is Moana’s dad afraid for her to go beyond the reef? 

His best friend drowned

Where does Grandma Tala tell Moana that Maui can be found? 

At the bottom of Maui’s fish hook constellation. 

What is Lalotai? 

The Realm of Monsters

Finish the quote “Listen. For a thousand years, I’ve only been thinking about keepin’ this hair silky, getting my hook, and ________ _________ _________. 

being awesome again

One of the kakamora has their face painted like which Disney character? 

Baymax 

Who said “Whatever just happened … Blame it on the pig.” 

Grandma Tala

What Disney Easter egg can be seen on Tamatoa’s back? 

The magic lamp from Aladdin 

What nickname does Maui call Hei Hei? 

Drumstick 

Although it’s a computer-animated film, which part of the movie is hand-drawn? 

Maui’s tattoos 

Why doesn’t Tamatoa like Maui? 

Maui ripped off his leg.

Finish the quote. “I ate my Grandma! And it _____ ___ ______ because she was absolutely humongous.” 

took a week

How many different animals do we see Maui transform into throughout the movie? 

10 (He has been shown to transform into a hawk, an iguana, a beetle, a fish, a shark, a reindeer (resembling Sven from Frozen), a pig, a starfish, a rooster (resembling a larger version of Heihei), and a whale.) not including the half-shark half-man creature

What colors are on the shell Moana placed on the rock stack? 

Pink and yellow

For more exciting Disney trivia questions and answers, check out my Disney trivia page here.

25 Challenging Trivia Questions From Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory

25 Challenging Trivia Questions From Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory

How well do you know the Disney/Pixar film Finding Dory? Find out by seeing how many of the questions below you can answer correctly. Below you will find I have compiled 25 exciting and challenging trivia questions and answers from Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory. For a […]

25 Exciting Trivia Questions From Disney’s Zootopia

25 Exciting Trivia Questions From Disney’s Zootopia

How well do you know the Disney film Zootopia? Find out by seeing how many of the questions below you can answer correctly. Below you will find I have compiled 25 exciting and challenging trivia questions and answers from Disney’s Zootopia. For a printable copy […]

Disney & Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Trivia Questions and Answers

Disney & Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Trivia Questions and Answers

I have compiled several trivia questions and answers from Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2. For a printable copy of these questions click here.

What school does Vilotet Parr attend in Incredibles 2?

Western View Junior High School

Who are the first two characters to appear on screen in Incredibles 2?

Agent Rick Dicker and Tony Rydinger

What is the name of the city the Incredibles live in?

Municiberg

What is the name of the villain the incredible family is trying to catch at the beginning of Incredibles 2?

The Underminer

Who said, “You want out of the hole? First, you got to put down the shovel”

Rick Dicker

What is the name of the motel the Parr family stays at?

Safari Court, (Apparently there is a famous Safara Inn that is almost identical in Burbank California)

What room number at the motel does the family stay at?

208

What is the name of the company that hires the superheroes?

Devtech

What two superheroes did Winston Deavor’s father have a direct line to?

Gazerbeam and Fironic

How many superpowers does Jack-Jack demonstrate in Incredibles 2?

17, self-combustion, shapeshifting, demon form, mimicking features on others, phasing through solid objects, enhanced strength, levitation, dimensional traveling, balloon pliable, laser vision, creating duplicates, electrogenesis, molecular vibration, wall-crawling, teleportation, size manipulation, and being able to harden into metal

Who said, “Insurance is key!”

Mr. Incredible

 What cereal does Mr. Incredible make the kids eat instead of sugar bombs?

Fiber O’s

What city does Mrs. Incredible fly to for her first mission with Devtech?

New Urbem

What book does Mr. Incredible read to Jack-Jack before bed?

Doozles are Dozing

Why does Dash call his mom while she is chasing the runaway monorail?

He can’t find his high tops

Who voices Frozone?

Samuel L Jackson

Who does Elastigirl save from the helicopter crash?

The ambassador

Where does Tony Rydinger work?

The Happy Platter

Which Toy Story toy can you see in Jack Jack’s playpen in Incredibles 2?

Duke Caboom

What is Frozone’s real name?

Lucious Best

 Who said, “Done properly, parenting is a heroic act. Done Properly”

Edna Mode

What is the name of Devtech’s boat?

Everjust

Who is the last of the superheroes to be controlled by the screen slaver?

Krushauer

What movie were Violet and Tony going to see?

Dementia 113 which is where we can see A113 the classic Pixar number

What number of Pixar film is Incredibles 2?

20th

For more fun Disney trivia questions and answers check out my Disney trivia page here.

Walt Disney’s Pinocchio Trivia Questions and Answers

Walt Disney’s Pinocchio Trivia Questions and Answers

I have compiled several trivia questions and answers from the classic Walt Disney’s Pinocchio. For a printable copy of these questions click here. What color is Jiminy Cricket’s Umbrella once he enters the storybook? Light Purple Who is the first character to appear on the […]