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The Sharper Image EC-B100 Sound Soother Alarm Clock (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Enjoy 20 digital soothing sounds for relaxation
  • Extra large display with full sound titles
  • Dual alarm, auto-off timer and convenient automatic time reset after power failure
  • Choice of two alarm wake modes: Soothing Sounds or Beep Tone
  • Elegant design is beautiful in any room decor
  • Features: Dual alarm, auto-off timer and convenient automatic time reset after power failure and daylight savings time


Product Specifications

Brand NameThe Sharper Image

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: The Sharper Image
  • Model: EC-B100
  • Item Height: 4.5 inches
  • Item Length: 8.13 inches
  • Item Weight: 1.45 pounds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 2.4 x 4.5 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00303G9MW
  • Item model number: EC-B100
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,728 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 1, 2009

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Sharper Image has captured an excellent selection of distinctive and relaxing sounds for its Sound Soother white noise machine. It stops unwanted noise, giving you a relaxing, noiseless night of sleep. Choose from twenty soothing nature sounds that will help even the most restless sleeper relax. Imagine falling asleep every night to ocean waves, distant foghorns or waves gently lapping against a dock. Maybe you find tranquility in the crackling of a campfire in the piney northern woods.

The Sharper Image EC-B100
It stops unwanted noise, giving you a relaxing, noiseless night of sleep

This innovative white noise sound machine is the perfect sleep solution for any restless sleeper or light sleeper, as a gift to new parents and for anyone who simply wants to drown out unwanted noise at bedtime. Plus, get the added feature on this white noise machine of a built in alarm clock that fits handily on any bedside table.

Sound Soother White Noise Machine

Would you like to wake up to the sound of rain, or a bustling city? With dual alarm settings, the Sound SootherSoundmatter can also be your alarm clock. The Sound SootherSoundmatter features a brushed metal finish that looks great on any nightstand or table, and features an extra large display for sound description and digital time. Of course, it resets itself after a power outage and daylight savings time. Our Sound SootherSoundmatter features an Auto-off timer you can set for 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes.

Experience 20 Relaxing Sounds

Choose from 20 relaxing white noise sounds, including Thunderstorm, White Noise, Surf, Summer Night, Steam Train, Roadside, Rainforest, Rain, Oceanside, Northwoods, Heartbeat, Foghorns, Fireside, Everglades, Tide, Dockside, City, Brook, Aviary, and Wind Chimes.

Product Description

The Sharper Image has captured an excellent selection of distinctive and relaxing sounds for its Sound Soother white noise machine. It stops unwanted noise, giving you a relaxing, noiseless night of sleep. Choose from twenty soothing nature sounds that will help even the most restless sleeper relax.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Brightness: Even on dim, the display is too bright; it lights a dark room even on the lowest setting.
Jim in Chicago
It has a great variety of sounds to choose from, volume control for just the right noise level, and I love that the sound soother is combined with an alarm clock.
hersheykisses
I typically am the kind of consumer that would just keep the product and get over it, but this is so seriously bad that I am taking it back to the store.
Teacher and Mommy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

264 of 265 people found the following review helpful By Will Klinger on January 7, 2010
The Sharper Image Sound Soother has a very sleek and modern design, however, there are a few flaws that detract from the overall experience.

First, the digital display is very bright in a dark bedroom. Unlike a regular, cheap alarm clock where only the time is lit, the entire display of the Sound Soother is backlit. If your bedroom has little ambient light at night, this display will emit a glow that some people may find too bright. Although there are three display brightness settings, there is little difference between them and the lowest setting is still bright. We have to turn the clock away from the bed at night so it's not directly in our face, but the glow is still significant.

Second, the sound quality could be better. This could be a tradeoff for the sleek design, but the sounds are not very natural coming out of the small rear speakers and are a bit tinny as another reviewer has noted. The volume control is not very good either, as the difference between the first, second, third, etc. volume selections are very noticeable. In other words, 1 is too soft for some sounds, but 2 is way too loud. The audio loop on some of the sounds is too short as well, and if you are concentrating on the sound you may be able to detect the pattern, which can be distracting as you are trying to fall asleep. Also, the control buttons themselves make a very loud and abrasive "click" sound when you push them, which seems odd for a machine designed to relax you.

Overall, the Sound Soother is a decent alarm clock that gets the job done, but it could definitely be improved (display too bright, audio quality is lacking, and buttons take away from the overall experience). Although it is made by Sharper Image, it has a somewhat "cheap" feeling to it. Despite the flaws, it is one of the better sound machine/alarm clock I came across that was less than $50.
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182 of 187 people found the following review helpful By L. Stegman on March 8, 2010
Found this sound soother at QVC for $36.50. I hated waking up to a loud "give-me-a-heart-attack" buzzers on regular alarm clocks and was hunting for a more soothing wake-up call. The beep on this clock is ok not near as screeching as some other clocks I've tried. The sound system and its many nature sound options are great. I don't know why other buyers complain about the quality of the sounds, they must miss their big ole stereo system or something, its just a clock people duh! I love the rainforest sound and the summer night as well as the oceanside waves. I chose most often to set the alarm to the foghorn, its a nice soft realistic sound of boats in the harbor. If you're a deep sleeper, the beep probably would be better to use. I found the manual for this too sparse on instructions. There was no instructions on how to set either the beep or the sound option, by accident I found out how. The luminous figures are not too bright, good grief I can't believe other buyers complained about that too. It's like having a very, very, low night light on - not too bright at all. I am pleased with having bought this item, I like the fact it has battery back up. Only down side for me was that it was made in China, would have preferred finding an alternative made in USA.
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By David on January 1, 2010
I had high hopes for this - thinking it was similar to a clock I saw a few years ago and can't seem to find now. Those of you who are light sleepers will appreciate the sound library. The digital recordings have long loops and sound pretty good, but the speakers are on the tinny side. I like to sleep with a surf sound and that is decent. The problem is the alarm (which wasn't even covered in my manual). The alarm allows you to wake with either a beeper or a sound. The problem is if you sleep with a sound playing, that is the same one used for the alarm - so it doesn't quite work! I was hoping you could set different sounds for the alarms. The clock I saw a few years ago allowed you to listen to surf but the alarm added in foghorns or other related sounds. That was pretty cool! If anyone knows what clock I am talking about, please let me know. Don't be too disappointed if the Sound Soother isn't available on Amazon. It is available at Best Buy for the same price.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A. Fetterman on August 17, 2010
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I've been a Sharper Image fan for some time, due in large part, to their Sound Soother products. After having bought two (2) of these EC-B100 products, my total Sound Soothers number six. I've had expensive woodgrain, modern, portables, and now these and I've put them through many miles of travel and years of daily use.

So why on earth is their so much bashing about this product? It's unclear to me. Specifically:

1. I found these units to be plenty variable with respect to their contrast and light emission. In no way are they distracting from my sleep - and I am an extremely light sleeper. In fact, I have two EX-B100s on both sides of my and my wife's king side bed. True, they are dimmed all the way, but we both sleep just fine. There is plenty of room for increasing the brightness; however, it's just not necessary.

2. To those other buyers who complained that the soothing is so loud that it keeps them awake, all I can report is the following: Either there is tremendous user/operational errors or Sharper Image responded by provided more than 8 variable sound levels ranging from super quiet to yes - very loud.

3. Not that this unit is without fault....mind you, I'm picky only after having had many other Sound Soother units. To begin with, I really miss having an auxiliary sound input (for either CD, iPod, etc.). I also miss having an AM/FM radio in the unit....something that most clock radios include. Finally, the stereo separation isn't as good as it gets with older units....however...to the users who complained that the sample loops were highly discernable in a distracting way, please be advised: I am an audio engineer by trade and get paid to create loops all day long. I simply can't distinguish the, on this unit...
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