Sharper Image Sound Soother White Noise Machine
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- Digital FM clock radio with gradual wake and snooze
- 20 Digitally mastered relaxing sounds. Helps you relax and fall asleep faster.
- Sounds Include; Aviary, Brook, City, Dockside, Ebb Tide, Everglades, Fireside, Foghorns, Heartbeat, North Woods, Oceanside, Rain, Rainforest, Roadside, Steam Train, Summer Night, Surf's Up, Thunderstorms, White Noise, Wind Chimes
- Extra large display with full sound titles
- Dual alarm with dual readouts makes setting alarm easy - wake to sounds or beep
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The Sharper Image Premium Sound Soother Digital FM Clock Radio features 20 digitally mastered sounds that help you relax and fall asleep faster. Sounds Include; Aviary, Brook, City, Dockside, Ebb Tide, Everglades, Fireside, Foghorns, Heartbeat, North Woods, Oceanside, Rain, Rainforest, Roadside, Steam Train, Summer Night, Surf's Up, Thunderstorms, White Noise, Wind Chimes. Dual alarm with dual readouts makes setting alarm easy - gradually wake to sounds, beep, or radio. Extra large display with full sound titles and snooze function allow easy operation, and easy sleeping.
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The display is a backlit liquid crystal, visible by day but not overly obtrusive at nite. The intensity of the display is adjustable by a rear mounted 4 position slide switch (Off, L, M, H). Medium works great for me. Rear mounted as well is a slide switch that enables or disables onboard automatic time adjustment for Daylight savings time. The items displayed when the unit is done being set up make real sense; very large Time of Day, a very small icon showing alarm(s) that are set (along with an icon showing what will be the alarm type sounded), also the actually day name, and the date (short month name and day number)are shown.
This unit allows the user to listen to one sound by timer to go to sleep by, and a DIFFERENT sound (or FM radio or alarm) to wake up to. From what I have read, the previous models did not offer this.
The unit is fairly lightweight, but has non-skid feet that stop is from sliding around. There are a pair of small speakers mounted rear facing that provide the sound. I find if I position the unit a little ways away from the wall behind the headboard, the Sound Soother does a good job of filling the corner of the room with sound. Better yet would be to position the unit as you would a white noise generator, (across the room, not so close to the head of the bed).
Some of the sounds on this are better than others to me. Certain sounds are cyclical by nature and lend themselves to the fairly short loop that the unit uses (Surf's up, Ebb tide, Dockside,ect). Several sounds are very nice just because of their content; I like the distant rooster in Everglades for example, and Rainforest is nice as well. The wake up sounds come on low volume at first, and then becomes louder over several minutes which is another nice feature. The box mentions clock "AutoSet", and I do not know what they mean by this. I was required, as part of setup, to tell the unit the month, day, year, hour and minute, AM or PM; I didn't see anything automatic about the clock setup. The clock has options in it for setting the alarm to only operate during the week (M,T,W,Th,F) with one single toggle setting, a nice little option.
I'm happy with this purchase, and I think this model is a improvement over some of the earlier models. I have not used the digital FM radio included in this model, so I have no opinion on the radio portion of the machine.
Bottom line is, if you want a clock with a big display and a radio, then this is for you. However, if you want to use all the features, then this will be a very frustrating buy, simply because the instructions are useless (which is a pity).
My problems are:
1) no tone control for the radio, it's kinda tinny.
2) speakers are on the back, so if you have it in the corner, it muffles the sound
3) NO ALARM LOUDNESS CONTROL this is the real annoying thing, it gradually wakes you,no matter what setting ( beep, radio or sound) but you can't control how loud it gets, the manual makes no mention of this, so until you try it, you are not sure.
For example if you go to sleep with white noise at 1, you are worried that the alarm itself is also set at level 1.
So yes the alarm does gradually wake you , but it would be nice to make it louder for people who can sleep through an explosion :) .
On the whole it's a nice alarm clock, 2 desperate alarms, nice sounds, nice looks and batter back up.
There are nicer ones out there but they are at least double this price.
-easy to set two alarms including type of alarm and which day options
-brightness setting on display
-large front snooze button that is hard to miss
-can turn on the sounds and adjust volume to fall asleep to.
-Alarm volume cannot be adjusted
-screen is very cheap lcd display. Very poor contrast. Like an LCD display from 15 years ago!
-sounds are low fidelity--definitely sounds like they are coming from a cheap speaker.