Customer Reviews

1,830
4.2 out of 5 stars
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

560 of 575 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2013
Size Name: 1-ctVerified Purchase
My mom has had bad insomnia for several years, more noticeably in the past year as she recovered from knee surgery that left her in a lot of pain even after her knee had "healed". She tried everything for sleep: melatonin, Ambien, a 1/2 glass of wine, herbal remedies, diets, low/no sugar, the list goes on and on. She already was eating healthy and exercising as much as could be expected, but she could not sleep. I got her DVDs and CDs from the library and she hated them all. Then I thought of this on 1/13/13, and now she sleeps!!!!!!

She doesn't have that blissful perfect sleep that she wants, but now she dozes off and wakes up more rested - without medication for sleep! We've had this for 5 days and the change is definitely noticeable!

The sounds are as listed: ocean, summer night, rain, thunder, white noise and brook.

"Ocean" is perfect, the dogs think the beach is in the bedroom and you think a surfer will walk in at any moment!
"Summer Night" has cricket noises and sounds like riding Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland (without the music)
"Rain" is by far the most relaxing.
The "Thunder" one is odd as you would think thunder is a scary noise for some, but hey if it works for you use it!
"White Noise" sounds just like a fan, a kind of noisy fan, but a fan.
"Brook" sounds bubbly and is my least favorite... it sounds like a brook but also like a faucet running.

My mom listens to this very loud for some reason - I can hear it 2 rooms away - but she can sleep with it like that. I come in and turn it down when I go by her room and she doesn't wake up. The sound is unobtrusive even when it is loud, and when I do hear it I am usually reading or something and it is pretty comforting.

The audio does not sound tinny at all and is very realistic. I was surprised at the sound quality especially when she had it turned up so loud, but it was very good.

I bought this model because it specifically did not have the heartbeat sound - maybe good for kids who have not read Edgar Allan Poe, but not for us!

Note: This one can play ALL NIGHT LONG!! I was afraid the timer feature was the only way to use it as with some other brands/models, but you just turn this on and let it run as long as you want. Thanks to the other reviewer who mentioned that feature.

The unit is very lightweight and I can see how it can be very portable for trips. Not sure how long the batteries would last, so will probably use it with the adapter whenever we can. It is so lightweight, I do think that if you dropped it, it would probably break or crack, so be careful with it.

Definitely worth the money!
1111 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
420 of 456 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2013
Size Name: 1-ctVerified Purchase
I bought this item in March 2013 and have used it a total of 20 nights while traveling. At home I use a Ecotunes Duet but it is unfortunately too big to pack with me so I tried to save some money and buy one of these rather than the Nomad for travel. It worked fine for 20 nights in various places but Monday I got into the hotel and plugged the unit at bedtime. My Homedics machine has somehow started playing a man's voice sounding somewhat like a CB radio "looks like a mockingbird" or portions of that sentence over whichever sound I select. I do not have the slightest idea how this is even possible but I tried plugging the unit in elsewhere and again the next night and still getting the same problem (see video for proof).

I called Homedics this morning since the item has a 1 year warranty and it hasn't even been 3 months and told them about the issue. The Homedics representative first told me it isn't possible (again video proof) then told me they have none of these in stock so there is nothing they can do for me. What good is a warranty if they won't honor it??? No offer to replace the unit no offer to repair just said she couldn't do anything for me. I explained to her that it has a 1 year warranty and has been 3 months and asked if she knew how to add and subtract to tell that it is under warranty. They offered to replace it with one of their cheaper units but what kind of service is that? Why on earth would I send in a $20+ unit to get one that costs $6 online..it would cost more for me to ship this to them? This thing is a POS and their warranty support is even worse. Stay away from this device unless you think the guy talking about the mockingbird in the video is relaxing.
5454 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
195 of 212 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2012
Size Name: 1-ct
I have this noise machine running 24 hours a day. The sounds help me to fall asleep at night and keep my dog from hearing those little noises outside of my apartment (people walking) that cause her to constantly bark. Helps me sleep and keeps my neighbors happy!
1111 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
116 of 126 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2012
Size Name: 1-ctVerified Purchase
I would recommend this for anyone who needs noise to sleep. I love it! Works perfectly, puts me right back to sleep when I wake up in the middle of the night.
77 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
124 of 144 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2013
Size Name: 1-ct
The repeating pattern is hypnotic and can put you to sleep in a hurry. If you want to leave it playing continuously, just turn it on and it stays on. If you want timed operation, just select 15, 30, or 60 minutes. There are different versions of this, so make sure you get the 6 varieties of sound that you like. The SS-2000F and the SS-2000S have the best choices of sound tracks, in my opinion.

Keep away from the SS-2000E if you don't want that annoying Heart Beat!

PLUSES
1-Mine came with a Power Adapter included, so no batteries needed. I give it 4-stars because it does what it's suppose to do, but I can't give it 5-stars because there are a few things that could have made this product better.
2-The repetition of the sound tracks provide a smooth transition from Start-to-Finish and back to Start again. No pauses, no clicks.
3-It's easy to use, just press the button with the sound you want to hear, and it plays.

MINUSES
First of all...
1- I would like to have an Ear Phone Jack, so that there is the option of listening to the sounds privately.
2- I would like some longer tracks. The short tracks put you to sleep, because of the boredom of repetition, however, it would have been more of a pleasure to listen to if each track were 15-seconds in length rather than a mere 3-seconds.
3- My unit didn't look new. It had little scratches and cosmetic imperfections.

Overall it's a really great product and highly recommended. For such a low price you can get a good nights sleep and wake up the next morning feeling well rested. It has a way of bringing on relaxation and removing tension, should have discovered this product sooner.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on July 2, 2013
Size Name: 1-ctVerified Purchase
The volume control stopped working after 1.5 months--just outside the window for returning the thing. How convenient. We liked it a lot before the only options for volume were off or fffff.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
45 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2013
Size Name: 1-ctVerified Purchase
I ordered this sound machine to be used in my toddler's room. We recently moved into a new home and the layout is different - with the bedrooms all on one floor. I was nervous to open a hall closet without waking him up. I ordered this sound machine about a month ago. The FIRST one worked for about three weeks. Then it would decide to work intermittently, or not at all. It would start clicking and randomly switch from the white noise setting to the rain setting (kind of creepy, actually - especially when you hear it happen over a baby monitor). I reached out to Amazon, and they were awesome about returning the defective machine and sending a new one immediately. The SECOND machine was delivered two days later and started doing the EXACT same thing as the first. Only this time, it was the first night that we had it! I will be sending it back later today or tomorrow, and spending the extra cash for a Marpac or something similar. 5 stars for Amazon and their excellent customer service, but 1 star for this sub-par product.
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2014
Size Name: 1-ct
We bought this unit for our daughters room and it worked great... For a few months. Now it is hard to turn on as if it has a short in the volume button. Also, it has been dying completely in the middle of the night. I do not recommend!
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2012
Size Name: 1-ctVerified Purchase
My dad loved this gift, he stated this was the best sleep he has gotten in a long time. I am buying one for myself.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on July 22, 2013
Size Name: 1-ctVerified Purchase
***DO NOT BUY*** I bought this item for our new baby as a sound machine for her room. I saw all of the great reviews and the good price and decided this would be perfect. The first one we got from amazon worked for about a week and then started skipping to other sounds and the sound would go in and out. I called and they said they would send a new one. I thought this was just a fluke. The next one arrived and I took it out of the box and put batteries in and within 10 minutes it started doing the same thing!!!! I was SO frustrated. We've been using an app on our IPad for the noise machine but I just wanted something permanent. So I called again (the Homedics company) and they said the item was discontinued and they would be sending a new version that was green and said "My Baby" on it and it would take 4-6 weeks because they wouldn't ship the new one until they received the old one. FINALLY we got the new one but opened the box and it was the same thing- not the new My Baby one...and my husband took it out of the box and put batteries in it and literally within 2 minutes it was doing the same thing. He just came in laughing and said we are getting our money back! It was almost comical how fast these don't work! So yet again he called this time and they said they would send the My baby one (we'll see!) and they could not give us our money back. So we will be waiting another month- by then my daughter will be 7 months old! This is just crazy ridiculous! DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't usually write reviews but I had to write this!!!!
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See all 88 answered questions


Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.