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SOUND+SLEEP Nomad Adaptive Sound Machine for Travel, Black

4.3 out of 5 stars 203 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Impressive sound from an incredibly small device only 2.5 inches tall
  • Nomad can be operated with two AA batteries or the supplied AC adapter
  • In Nomad External Mode you can listen to your mp3 player, movie soundtracks, etc
  • Six (6) relaxing soundStories to promote deeper sleep, relaxation and renewal: Waterfall, ocean, meadow, rainfall, brook and noises (white, brown, pink and fan)
  • ASTI Adaptive Sound technology listens and responds to each users environment for disrupting sounds

Product Description

Product Description

Sound Sleep nomad Machine for travel has impressive sound from an incredibly small device only 2.5 inches tall. The sleek, rugged design is ideal for travel; fits in your purse or carry-on. Upward-facing speaker for full-room sound. Gradual shut-off in 30, 60 or 90 minutes, or continuous play.

Fall asleep naturally while on the road with the SOUND+SLEEP nomad. The nomad is a portable sound machine that creates high-quality, natural sound compositions to treat your body to a night of deep, restorative sleep without the use of medication. Featuring an upward-facing speaker for full-room, high-quality sound, a choice of six relaxing sound categories, and a compact design, the nomad delivers rich audio that automatically adjusts in response to background noise and other distractions.

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The SOUND+SLEEP nomad offers forty-eight distinct sound profiles.
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Only 2-1/2 inches tall, the compact nomad is ideal for travel. View larger.

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The upward-facing speaker gives you full-room, ultra high-quality sound.
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Natural Sounds for Relaxation and Better Sleep

Ideal for hotel rooms, bedrooms, or the office, the SOUND+SLEEP nomad offers forty-eight (48) distinct sound profiles that are engineered to promote relaxation, deeper sleep, and a sense of renewal for the day ahead. Unlike other white noise sound machines, nomad dynamically mixes together naturally recorded sounds to produce SoundStories. And because each SoundStory is composed in real time from nomad's comprehensive library of high-definition sounds, you'll never hear the same composition twice.

Drift off to sleep listening to the soothing sounds of a brook, rainfall, the ocean, a cascading waterfall, or a meadow (eight versions of each). The nomad also offers white noise, pink noise, brown noise, and electric fan sounds.

Listens and Reacts to Your Environment

Utilizing Adaptive Sound technology, nomad listens and responds to the background sounds in your environment and automatically adjusts the volume of the machine to mask disruptive ambient noise. Four richness settings add depth and complexity by creating additional layers of sound.

Compact, Battery-Operated Design Ideal for Travel

Only 2-1/2 inches tall, the compact nomad is ideal for travel and easily fits in a purse, carry-on, or briefcase. For versatility, it can be operated using two AA batteries (not included), an AC adapter, or a USB cable. The power adapter comes with a North American dual spade plug, so all you need is a plug adapter to take the nomad on your international travels.

Customized Controls and Sleep Timer

The nomad is easy to operate, with one-touch volume controls and display lights that can be turned on or off. You can play the nomad all night or use the sleep timer for gradual turn-off in 30, 60, or 90 minutes.

Listen to Your Music with External Mode

For convenience, the nomad houses a 3.5-millimeter audio input so you can listen to music and movies from other audio sources, such as your MP3 player, smartphone, or laptop. (NOTE: The Sleep Timer works in External Mode also)

Product and Warranty Information

The SOUND+SLEEP nomad measures 2-1/2 by 4-6/10 by 5-4/10 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 1 pound.

About Adaptive Sound Technologies

Started in 2008 by entrepreneur Sam Nicolino, Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. sought to develop a product that would help people sleep soundly without the assistance of over-the-counter sleep aids or prescriptions. Armed with an extensive engineering background in the Silicon Valley, his musical ability, and some co-conspirator band mates that also share his engineering background, Sam set out to develop a sound machine that redefines the science of sleep.

What's in the Box

SOUND+SLEEP nomad, power adapter, audio cable, USB cable, and user guide.

Nomad Adaptive Sound Machine for Travel, Black
At a Glance:
  • Fall asleep naturally to your choice of forty-eight relaxing sound profiles
  • Upward-facing speaker for full-room, ultra high-quality sound
  • Adaptive Sound technology masks disruptive background noise
  • Sleep timer with gradual shut-off (30, 60 or 90 minutes)
  • Listen to music from other sources using audio-input jack

Product Details

User Manual Manual [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 4.6 x 2.5 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B0082ZP0WI
  • UPC: 897392002046
  • Item model number: ASM1004
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,831 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

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Halleluiah, I can finally get to sleep! I live in a very densely populated area of Los Angeles, with lots of apartments and condos right on top of one another. There's always noise from conversations, loud TV's, crying babies, barking dogs... you name it. During the summer months it's even worse because people open their windows and the sound carries even more. The Nomad downs out the noise and replaces it with pleasant sounds that help me to get to sleep. With the Nomad, I can even leave my window open a bit for ventilation (I used to close my window because of the noise but I would wake up all through the night because I was hot and sweaty). I like the fact that I can use batteries if I want to and take the Nomad on the road with me. The sound is great and it also has an external mini-jack that I can plug my ipod into so I can use the Nomad as an external speaker. It's a great little sound machine and I've already recommended it to a couple of my friends!
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Ok, I gotta admit I was pretty skeptical about this product, but consistent sleep hadn't been coming easily for well over two years. I was given one of the Sound+Sleep Nomad units as a gift from a friend... might as well give it a test, right? I'm not the kind of guy who'd consider dropping Ambien or other drug every night, so we plugged it in the first evening after it arrived. I fully expected to unplug the unit after a week or two of unchanged sleep and make up some excuse to my friend, thanking him for the gift, but also explaining that my insomnia was far more chronic than any little sound box could alleviate. My wife and I were in for a surprise.
What we discovered was that the Nomad really improved our sleep and the results were quick to achieve and to actually verify. The Nomad has lot's of features that we haven't used yet, like the adaptive sound mode or the ability to connect I-Pod players and have your favorite music segue into the sleep audio. I know there's one feature we will use in the future - the battery power portability. We won't take a chance on traveling without carrying our Nomad with us.
As I recall, the manual for the Nomad stated that most people find that simple white noise or basic ocean sounds are the most common and successful selections. My wife and I have always liked staying at the beach, so we selected the ocean sounds to start with. At first, we had the Nomad set at the second highest level of complexity (the richness of content adds more variety of sounds) and fairly loud volume... frankly, it was way too much. Within 20 minutes, I had gotten up twice and reset the Nomad to a much lower volumes and the lowered the level of richness, then back to bed and -surprise- a full 7 hours of sleep for both of us.
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This unit has a lot of sound options and the sound it produces is good, and it does help lull one into a sleep.

Of their product offerings I purchased the nomad because I thought I might like to take it with me when I travel. After I bought the unit I thought to myself, why didn't they add an alarm clock to it? It would certainly make the unit more useful and would only add a few cents to the production cost. Considering the substantial price of the unit, it would certainly add perceived value.

One feature we do not use is the adaptive technology. In fact, I would say it's the worst feature of the product. If someone slams a door, the unit ratchets up its volume.... after the sound happens. It actually makes it worse. If a rooster crows or neighbors yell (which are longer lasting sound events) the unit doesn't detect it. The absolute worst part of the adaptive technology is that sometimes the unit will detect its own noise and increase its volume trying to cover itself up, then it gets stuck in an infinite loop. After the third night waking up to the unit blasting at full volume trying to mask its own sounds, we turned the adaptive feature off and have never turned it on again.

We like the unit, and it's effective at producing white and soothing natural sounds, but the adaptive technology is worthless and pushes the price of the unit too high. I would rather not have the dysfunctional adaptive sound option and would rather see an alarm clock option that gently wakes a person with a slowly ascending increase in soothing sounds.
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I'm not a world traveler. What I mean is, when I get to a strange place either on business or rest, I just can't settle in and a full nights sleep is often elusive. Unfamiliar places have that effect on me. So a friend told me that he had a Sound + Sleep for home and he and his wife love it. Because of the restrictions and extra cost of luggage these days I didn't think I could sacrifice the precious cargo space for the full size home sound machine. NOMAD hit the market and it is perfect for me! Throw it in the carry on, and not only does it put me in such restful sleep in a strange hotel, but I can also plug my smart phone into the Audio connection and listen to my music on the road. The sound quality that is delivered from this compact machine is in a word "unbelievable". You have to hear it for yourself, but it is amazing sound from such a small box.

I highly recommend the NOMAD for travel far, or just to the back yard for restful sounds or your favorite tunes.

PS. I then bought the Sound + Sleep for my nightstand at home.

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