Bought this as a b-day gift for my boyfriend after he commented that he likes the one I use at home (different model, about $20 more, larger and not portable). Since he travels out of the country for business and has trouble sleeping, I thought this would be perfect for him. Tried it out a few nights to make sure the sounds all work, etc. and its pretty cool. A wide variety of sounds to choose from. I especially like the zen bells sound, and of course the ocean waves.
Finally I Can Sleep
As a tinnitis suffer, the Travel Sound Machine lets me sleep soundly through the night. My wife tells me I very rarely snore anymore and she feels more rested since my tossing and turning no longer interrupt her sleep. One sound machine, two rested sleepers. Cant do better than that!
Nice except for light
This is great to drown out noises when traveling. The sound options are nice and the volume is loud enough.The biggest drawback is the lighted time, it is too bright. I had to cover it up because it kept me awake.
Great little gadget!
Took this product on a visit to my mother. Works great! Heard what I needed to and not what I didnt (traffic, etc). After seeing it work, Mom bought a white noise machine, too!
My second one and I would buy a 3rd.
We are diamond level with delta, so heavy travelers. We never unpack it. We use the same kind of product at home. The battery runs down quicker when you let the alarm run for a long time. Just using it for the sound the batterys last a good length of time. I bought the second one because my husband forgot it in a hotel. I would buy a 3rd if we needed it. Great product, good selection of sounds.
This is a great product that is easy to travel with, great for use in a babys room, and for adults with noisy kids. The only con so far is that you cannot turn off the backlight of the screen. Even though its dimmer than when the main light is on, its still too bright at night, so we have to turn the noise make around and cover it with something to dim the light. The only time the backlight turns off is when the machine is off, or when its only running on battery power.
Many different sounds, small and compact
My last sound machine from Sharper Image had a better design than this one. The volume control would go louder and the ac adapter plug was on the side. This ac adapter plug is in the back which prevents you from lying it down flat. The controls are a little confusing and took awhile to make them all work as the on/off button does too many things. I would prefer a separate on/off button like the last generation of sound machines by Sharper Image.
Great little travel aid
My wife and I travel quite often and this is the perfect alarm clock to take along. It has a lighted display and a pleasing set of background noises for a comfortable sleeping environment.
very cheap looking and poor quality, I expected more from a Sharper Image product. The tabs that hold the battery cover in plance broke off the first time I opened it up and the button to set the alarm function did not work.
Travel Sound machine.
We use every night traaveling or at home. It is very simple to set the clock and all the functions. I also like that it comes with it own international plug adapters, and doesnt require a transformer for changes in electrical current.
Best soothing sounds alarm clock
I love the sounds available for the alarm clock. Generally its easy to use and easy to read ( if you want to check the time in the middle of the night). This purchase replaced an earlier version of this clock ( which I unfortunately dropped) and my only complaint is that the off switch for the alarm is no longer on the top so I dont find it as easy to turn off. Probably just a matter of retraining myself. On the upside this version has a leaner body and looks better.
Love it - just what I was looking for...
Just what I was looking for - I am addicted to the soother sounds that my son was using so wanted one for our own. It travels well and has easy to use controls.
I love it for sleeping as it covers my tinnitus. This is my second Sharper Image product as I had the old Sound machine with radio and C.D. player which finally gave out after 10 years.
I only wish thee was a way to shut of the back light when the unit is plugged in to A.C.
Travel Sound Machine
It has worked well for me as I have tinitus and keep it on the constant mode when I am sleeping. It is easy to travel with, although a little confusing when changing times to the travel mode. It has taken a little extra effort to learn the controls. One problem has appeared at once in while is that the current time has gotten off for no apparent reason and I have had to reset it.
I bought this for my wife, she absolutely loves it.
I use this for my regular alarm as it is so soothing to wake up to birds singing or brooks babbling or wind blowing. It is a very gentle wake up.
I sent the product back
Everything about it is great, but the volume of the White Noiuse setting needs to be higher.
Disappointed light does not go off...
I use this to sleep by every nght, love the wave sound, very realistic & soothing. Bt hate that the light doesnt go out . I have to block it with a small pillow
Good travel alarm with sounds
Bought as replacement for previous Sharper Image product, which was a great product. A little disappointed that it requires 4 rather than 3 AAs, but the power adapter is compact. Setting times is easier than with previous model. A bit larger than previous model but still very packable.
Easy to use
This alarm clock was easy to set up and easy to use. I love the sound machine part of it. The white noise is the most used sound for our family when we travel. The only nature sound Im not fond of is the rain, it doesnt sound natural to me. Other than that I cant think of anything bad about this clock.
Very pleased with this item
I bought this to use when I travel to block out random noises at night. It seems perfect, so far. The item is just as described: compact, lightweight, and all sounds choices are clearly audible. The 4 AA batteries lasted for 6 nights. I am pleased with it and recommend it. Nothing negative to say about it.
Just want we wanted
We use the sleep sound machine every night. Our favorites are the cooling fan and white noise sounds.
I would buy this product again and again
my second one. The first one survived Hurricane Katrina by 6 years. I am hearing impaired and it is the only Alarm I have found to fit my needs. The sounds are especially good.
The set up is more complicated than the first one I purchased in 2001 but I managed
To do it and I am quit at ease and happy with it.
Thank you for making such great and useful products.
Great Sound Quality
I love the sound quality. It is calming rather than annoying. There is not an electrical "whining" in the background which is quite distracting.
Perfect Travel Pal
My last Sharper Image sound aid disappeared in the USAir TSA luggag check!
Excellent Sleep Aid
I use this electronic marvel as a sleep sound enticing machine and as a reliable alarm clock which is also user friendly
I really enjoy there are so many settings for sounds and the alarm clock has both a home and travel time setting.
GREAT REALISTIC SOUNDS AT A GREAT PRICE!
I bought this for a cruise but loved the sounds so much, Im using it at home nightly instead of my other sound machine!
I have not yet traveled since purchasing this item, so I cant speak to battery life, but I did play around with it for some time after it arrived. I love the dual home/travel display that shows both times at once. I found the controls easy to use, and the sound quality is good. Its super lightweight and comes with travel adapters, which is a great feature. I love that it has a switch to keep the buttons from changing settings while packed. My old sound machine is really heavy and bulky, so this will really help save space and weight in my suitcase.
Performs as expected
Good for traveling
This is a great product!!
I purchased this product for a sailor having difficulty sleeping in his berth aboard an aircraft carrier. The many sound options reminded him of home and helped dull the outside noises of the cramped sleeping quarters. The dual time zones helped him keep track of best times to communicate back home. With limited storage space the size of the product and portability was perfect!!! Should be included in all military care packages!!
Great little product!
I like that you can have the back light on when the unit is plugged in. It is hard to find a clock with a back light function these days. Having a clock and white noise in the same unit is great!
This will be on my list to give as Holiday gifts.
not so great
Wished I had purchased the $50.00 version but the internet description did not include an AC adapter that I later discovered in the SI magazine that came with this [$] Travel sound machine.I only enjoy the white noise setting and wish the machine had a volume control. Also it rattles unless you place something under it.This was a replacement for a SI sound soother purchased 10 years ago, so it should last a longtime. Bottom line the less expensive version-THE SOUND SOOTHER would have suited me better complete with an AC adapter.
Got a second one...
Had the older model and ordered this one. Not as heavy as the older model but the controls are somewhat hard to figure out. Otherwise a good product.
This is great
Love this. I frequently travel outside the US. My company houses us in a barracks like building. With everyone working different shifts, its required that minimal noise be made when coming and going. With this running in the background, it virtually wipes out the little noises that are none the less created.
Perfect for travel. Takes up very little space. Exactly what we were expecting from Sharper Image.
Pretty much just what I wanted
Previous travel sound device (also from Sharper Image, years ago) finally "died." Researched for a substitute, and this was the closest. Only disappointment so far is that it doesnt have "Yosemite Falls" among its sound selections, which was our favorite.
Great Sleep aid to use while traveling
Had one for over 20 years. its life ended when it ended up in the wash. Looking forward to using my new sound machine.
Amazing sound machine
A very well thought out design. Great combination of features and ease of use. Sound quality and selections are amazing - even a custom wake up feature where you can record what you want.
"Never leave home without it!"
Great sleep sound machine! Cant go to sleep without it or stay asleep.
I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN AND AGAIN
WE USE THIS ON TRIPS AND AROUND THE BEDROOM FOR SOUNDS TO DROWN OUT THE OUTSIDE NOISE! WORKS GREAT!
The jury is still out.....
Perhaps it was my overall frame of mind the one time I utilized this item which kept me awake a good portion of the night. I never wanted to try it again. The sounds generated did not drown the noise of cars in the street. I lay in bed thinking I would eventually fall asleep and wound up simply losing sleep. Not a great purchase for me.
Perfect Travel Companion!
Could not get along without it! My husband snores and without the excellent sleep sounds I would not get any rest. Perfect for travel or home!
I loved this!
I used this sound machine ever night for over eight years. It was the BEST machine I have seen! It lasted through my high school year, moving to college, traveling around countries, and a few more moves from dorm to dorm. It actually died a month after a friend of mine spilled water all over it. I would recommend this to anyone! My favorite sound is Asian garden, its always relaxing.
I like almost everything about it. My one disappointment is how bright the blue light is when plugged in. In order to get the light down I have to resort to battery power. Wish there was a dimmer on the background light. Other than that it is just what I wanted.
Volume control is not useful. Hard to regulate either too high or too low. Not user friendly. The old one is.,I would suggest that you get some more innovative sounds. E.g. More zen noises. More relaxing noises.
great product, no europe adapter needed
Good selection of sounds. Compact. Brought batteries, but did not use them. Best thing: did not need converter or European plug adapter for use in Western Europe.
Love this product .
Brought this to take on my cruise. Thank you for such a great product.
Great gift for the traveling boyfriend!
Crisp, clear sounds. Perfect for its use.
Great product really relaxing
I use this when I want to relax in my room while reading or to help me get to sleep. I also use the alarm feature as a backup if the power fails during storms. Great for traveling as well
hospital staymade bearable
Husband in hospital and needed sound and sound masker to help sleep. Fantastic
Cant live without it!!!!
I have been in themilitary for 20 years and travel extensively. Without this, I would not get restful sleep ever. So much so, that when I doze off, I will wake up from the obvious silence that is my missing "RAIN". The bad news is that I have used this so many years that when it rains out (especially a particularly heavy one), I am automatically lethargic and sleepy. :) Classical conditioning works! LOL. I recommend this to anyone that is a light sleeper or travels. It takes only a few nights to get used to the ongoing sound, then it is slumber-city!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! :)
I purchased this product because I have a hard time sleeping without sound in the background which made sleeping while traveling difficult. This product has several different sound choices to choose from. It also includes a clock with alarm. Its perfect for me.
Just what I needed to relax before sleep
I am so glad I purchased the Travel Sound Machine! It will always be packed in my suitcase.
A great product, worth the price
My husband has had many sound machines, but finds this one to be the best! He uses it for naps and bedtime, or just to help him relax after a hectic day.
Super traveling companion!
I am the girl that travels with a box fan everywhere I go! Im so happy I can carry this in my pocket! It is wonderful!
I have one of the original Sharper Image Sound machines. Which I love! I wanted a small one for traveling instead of packing the original. The volume on the travel machine was totally inadequate. It didnt go loud enough. For [$] this should not be a factor. Unfortunately, Ill continue to pack my good old original and send this one back.
We use this product every night. It helps cover up the noises of my husbands cpap and oxygen concentrator. We love the "stream" sounds!
Works just rite
Works just as we wanted
Love this sound machine.
Like the travel sound machine but needed to carry the instructions with me because the controls are confusing.. Travel often and love the sound machine.
nice alarm clock
daily alarm clock, travel, meditation completion
Travel Sound Machine...
Pros- Small and easy to handle. Works great and keeps those annoying sounds out of your sleep time. I am sleeping better and so is my spouse.
Cons - Price is on the high side, I feel! Also IF you can see, let alone read the directions on how to set the clock you are all set. I found them difficult to see and read even with my glasses.
I have recommended this item to family members who have the same problem with a spouse who snores all night long!
We plan on taking this on a trip in the next few weeks!
I was looking for battery operated white noise for sleeping in the camper. This totally fits the bill with plenty choices of sounds. We used it for the first time last weekend and it worked perfectly! Great volume control for those that want softer (or louder) noise. Thanks Sharper Image - I knew I could depend on you!
Ideal sleep mate
Cant sleep without this sound sleeper. Its wonderful to hear the ocean waves while sleeping.
Great! Compact, good sound and selection
Makes my sleep so much more restful
A Sleep Life Saver
I do not have this exact product, because I bought a Travel Sound Machine from, The Sharper Image, 11 years ago. I am a Flight Attendant, and it has been a life saver on layovers. It blocks out doors slamming in the middle of the night, at the Hotel, and maid service in the morning. I also use it at home. The best!!!! Today I purchased a Sound Soother White Noise Machine (that is not a travel machine to keep in my bedroom at home),so I do not have to take it in and out of my flight bag all the time. Thumbs UP!!!!
Looks like a wise purchase
have not had it long enough for a fair rating, but so far looks like I bought a fine product! Will use it on an up-coming cruise.
I use my Travel Sound Machine Every Day
Love the machine and use it every time I am on the road. Could not sleep without it particularly in noisy cities.
Excellent for travel
Got this to replace an older one that served us well for many years. This is as good as the first-amazing these days. Would highly recommend it for use at home or travel.
I can finally sleep!
My husbands snoring has been an ongoing problem. Hes had surgery, we sleep in separate beds when we travel, and sometimes I move into the (now vacant) kids rooms. The travel sound machine has changed all that - its compact and effective.
Worth every penny!
This has been one of my favorite purchases from Sharper Image! Initially this was planned for use with our travel-music,alarm,small size plus the soother sounds. But quickly found the best use has been when the grandkids stay overnight. They take great delight in going through all the soother sounds until they find the perfect one for that night! Have found they quickly drift off to sleep & stay that way all night! This would be a good gift for new parents as well as new grandparents!
This was purchased for my wife as an extra sound machine when she travels. We went on a trip and it worked well to help with extra noises in the hotel.
Drowns out all the noise
I specifically bought this to take with time on trips to help drown-out the hallway sounds at hotels. It did such a good job that I now also use it at home to mask my husbands snoring!
It was a great purchase!
I bought this for my wife! She loves it!
Could be louder ...
Gave as gift, just not loud enough.
Travel Sound Machine
Love this "Sound Machine"! Use it every night while going to sleep.
Provides me with great relaxation benefits and gives me a peaceful nights rest.
Very Happy With This Product
I bought this product to use when traveling and now use it at home as well. It was easy to use for a not so techie type like me. Just as good as my stay at home sound machine so you can use it at home as well as travel.
All in One Device
I needed a travel alarm and a second device to provide white noise and other sounds. This device combines both in a lightweight package. It is able to stay on all night which is an important feature for me.
Good for trip
Great for long trip in a noisy hotel
Just Right Sound Machine!
Saves valuable luggage space. Very functional design. Exactly as advertised!
MARVELOUS for tinnitis sufferers
I use this because I suffer from Tinnitis. I initally thought on buying it, that it could only be used for the 30, 60, or 90 min intervals described on the packing, and unfortunately gave it a bad rating on the [@] site. However, it can run continuously. I use it with headphones so I dont disturb my wife. Finding quality headphone is VERY difficult.
Best birthday gift for my wife, ever
My wife hears everything at night. House noises, the cats downstairs, my snoring, the dogs outside and such. She uses the device off and on, but, she knows that if she needs it, it will be there, which allows her to drift off to sleep without it. It is a great back-up she knows she always has as an option, if she needs it.
I would recommend this product.
We use this when we travel to block out other noises and also as an alarm to wake us when aboard a cruise ship in different time zones. It is more reiable than depending on our cell phones.
excellent product very pleased
size, easy to use
Best Things are in Small Packages
This is the second Sharper Image Travel Sound Machine that Ive had. Although I loved the first, and used it for years, this one is better. Slimmer, and thus easier to fit on my night table, and darker, so that it blends with the bamboo, are characteristics that I appreciate, but which are secondary. More important, the time numerals are bigger, and it is considerably easier to set. But most of all, it seems tailored to my lifestyle. I have to get up twice during the night, and using both the "home" alarm and the "travel" alarm by simply touching one button makes this little machine made for me. I have also used a white noise souned blocker for decades(at first to eliminate the street noises of NYC) and really appreciate the variety of truly soothing sounds over just white noise that both of your products have offered. If there were a radio, it would be even more perfect, but then that is inherently impossible!
Trave; Sound Machine is great
we bought it for our daughter who is in college but we like it so much that we plan to get one for us when we travel. We especially like the cove sound - waves without birds.
I was looking for a travel clock when I came across this. It combines the 2 things I must have when I travel, even overnight. Very easy to use.
Nice to use to muffle noisy hotel noise
Sooooooo ... Awesome!!!
Glow in the dark, soothing sound to put my wife to bed; Easy touch and very practical. I could not have made a better choice.
Very Satisfied Customer!!!
I keep giving this gift - now to BFF!
This purchase is me giving a gift to my very best friend; my last purchase (same product) I gifted my daughter: all because I was given the earlier model of same 10 (?) years ago that I STILL USE worldwide at remote field sites with wildlife conservation projects requiring battery powered reliable wakeup/doze-off relaxed....27/7
muchas gracias !!!
Travel Sound Machine
Great variety of sounds and easy to read dial.
Con: Rather difficult to set by following directions.
Have not used for travel yet but intend to so do in very near future,
Great for travel
Lightweight and small--great for travel. Set up is complicated.
Best Sound Machine Ever!
I cant live without a sound machine and this is the best one I have found so far, all by chance. Its great that its compact for travel and has so many sound options.
New and Improved
I have been using an older version of this for years. The travel lock is a great improvement. More than once my old sound machine would come on in my luggage. Also having the back light stay on when the unit is plugged in is a great feature. Most travel alarms require you to push a button to see the time.
I had an earlier Sharper Image sound machine, but its over 10 years old. This new model is even better.
There are more soothing sounds, and the design is impressive. The electrical plug comes with quick-fit adaptors for in-wall connection throughout the world (the transformer automatically switches voltage), yet you can use just battery power if you choose. The controls on the unit are intuitive and well-labeled. A terrific new feature is the lock-unlock switch on the back, which ensures your settings are not inadvertently changed.
I was so enthusiastic that I took the box to my local travel store and told them they should carry the Travel Sound Machine. It is remarkable!
Great machine,small, easy to use.
After using one of your Sound Soothers for about 10 years,it wore out. In looking for a replacement, the Travel Sound Machine met more of my requirements. It is small, compact, easy to operate, good sound, and I can use on my bedside table at home, put it in my carry-on luggage.
Great for travelers!
I am a flight attendant and I need to sleep with "white noise" to either drown out noise from hotels or quietness. I like that you can use ear plugs for this sound machine and that is the way I use it the most. Its perfect for my lifestyle and being in different hotels a few days a week.
Not loud enough!
Bought none from sharper image years ago, lasted long time . Many travels, bought this one, white noise not loud enough , breaks up , choppy sound at higher volumes. Settings not as straight forward as the older ones. Back light better though.
This sound machine has really come in handy for hotel stays when background noises need to be blocked out. I especially like the "cooling fan" sound. My travel sleep has improved since purchasing this product.
3rd one may be the best
This is my 3rd TSSM from Sharper Image. I cannot sleep without background noise due to left ear problems. I found out if I use ear-buds as the delivery source for the sound my ear doesnt go haywire. My Aunt had the same problem and lost her hearing in her problem ear. My crackling ear started 25 years ago and my ear still works due the stimulation of my Eustachian tube. This a new design with better thunderstorm sounds, which I prefer. Great product as I dont disturb the wife with the loud box fan which didnt help my ear problems.
So good I have two!!
I have tinnitus and travel a lot!!
Its perfect, great sound machine, easy to set clock and alarm.
Keeps the time when unplugged and traveling, long battery life.
Sound and Light
Good product, but two big negatives -
1) the blue clock background is very bright in a dark room.
2) the highest volume is not loud enough to drown out some average noises.
That said, it was a constant sound without blips or squawks and I think we will use it quite a bit.
Trav el Sound Machine
Useful to be moved from room-to-room if user does not always sleep in same location. Sounds are very clear and pleasantly life-like.
This product had the best sound selection I could find. I wish the volume would go a little louder. Very easy to use.
Travel Sound Machine
We replace an older sound machine with this purchase. The new one is great. It is lighter, easier to use, and has more sounds. We like the new sounds as we feel they are better than the old ones. When using head phones the old machine had a low buss, the new machine does not had any buss or distracting noises when useing the head phone. A Great buy
Its just what I needed
I am a flight attendant and put many hours in each month. I stay at numberous hotels and getting asleep and staying asleep are always a problem. With the sound machine I have one constant noise all night long ... Its amazing what a blessing it has been for me. I truely love it.
My brother bought it for my birthday and it was the perfect gift.
Cant live without it
I have had this for the last 13 years and this is my 3rd one. My husband bought it in case something happened to my current one. I started having trouble sleeping after 911 and when a friend of mine took her own life. I did not want to start taking sleeping pills. I just plug a headset into this and listen to the birds, waves, rain, or whatever else I may choose. I also work some night shifts and this comes in handy when I am trying to sleep during the day. It provides stress relief to busy days or nights and the best thing is that it is "all natural". It truly is the best thing I have ever purchased and I never leave on vacation without checking twice to make sure its in my suitcase.
Travel Sound Machine
I use this sound machine with a headband with built in speakers. It has the jack I needed.I love the choice of sounds. Great range for volume. No matter what we did we could only get the travel alarm to work, so the dual alarm option was not available. Luckily this was not a problem for me, but might be for some.
Pricey but Nicey
We found we were sleeping better when running the vaporizer on sub-freezing nights due to "white noise" reducing "wake-ups" from spouse moving around. We read reviews on several machines, bought this one despite fairly high price because reviews were good. It is performing as advertised. We have found some sounds too "lively" [relaxing, but not consistent enough to sleep with] but so far found at least three very good ones. Only wish we could turn off the night light when using the AC adapter/cord. Have not used it on battery -- battery life could be an issue if you leave it on all night since it uses AA batteries.
Excellent Product - Sweet Dreams
This is an excellent product that serves extremely well as a radio, night table alarm clock and as a superb sleep inducer through the relaxing variety of multiple ambient sounds.
I am so pleased with the performance of this ambient sound clock radio, that I ordered one more to give as a gift to my daughter.
Not what it used to be
I had an earlier version of this sound machine and it endured many years of almost constant use. I was very disappointed with this latest version. It did not have the same sturdiness, sound quality, or sound volume. I returned the machine.
Travel Sound Machine
Older version did not include a power converter for international travel. Sensitive electronics would not survive even a short power surge of 220 volts. I destroyed two units over the years on foreign trips because of this even on supposed 110 outlets.
Newest model comes with a built in converter as well as an assortment of plug adapters.
A big and welcome improvement.
My favorite travel companion.
I use a sound machine every night, and when I travel, I need one that is compact and durable. So far, this one is perfect.
Wanted this clock for the noise maker, which is fine. But surprisingly, the number display light cannot be turned off while sleeping. Im surprised because many of us who cant sleep due to external noises are also bothered by light. The clock is being returned as a result. Theres an app for noise on iPhones...
I would recommend this to anyone!
For sleeping, this is the best product I have found to block out partners snoring and any night noises. Also, great for alarm use.
Worked great easy to use
GOOD NIGHT ALL!
A good nights sleep away from home is not always easy to come by! But for many years we have traveled with a sound machine so that sleep doesnt elude us. Our machine finally bit the dust, so we purchased the Sharper Image Machine for travel and find it actually better than the "other brand". Large readable time display, and many sounds to choose from, make it a perfect fit for anyone who travels. Highly recommended!
Perfect for a good nights sleep
I need and love the differnt sounds. It really helps me sleep
Well worth the money
This sound machine is a definite must go when I travel.
Great Ocean Wave Sounds
I have difficulty getting to sleep. The sounds, especially the ocean waves, are very condusive to falling asleep. This is what I purchased this for so it definitely serves me well. I admit, though, I have not learned how to use the alarm successfully.
My sleep savior!
I got this cause I travel with my spouse every week to his different job sites and I have a very hard time sleeping in all the different hotels. And he snores so I thought Id give it a try....I LOVE IT! Its the perfect size in fact I put it in my purse. I love going to sleep to the relaxing sounds...much like when you go to a spa while getting a massage. So happy with it!!
A good purchase
The machine worked very well but I wish the volume would have been louder
Have the larger Sound Machine at home which I use every night. I got this one for when I travel for work or vacation. Helps drown out all of those distracting noises that keep me from falling asleep. Greatly improves my sleep quality.
This is a nice sound machine
I just got this so havent traveled with it yet, but I got it out, set it, and played with it. Easily set both times and checked out all the sounds. I liked several of them and the volume seems to go loud enough. Its much smaller than my older one so Im very happy about that--will fit much better in a suitcase. I am glad it plugs in--I no longer have to worry about the batteries dying in the middle of the night! But it runs on batteries too, if you want. It has a continuous setting so it will run all night--which is what I wanted. It has the timed settings too. I havent tried to set the alarm yet. All in all I am very pleased with it and look forward to traveling with it! I bought this one because of all the positive reviews--and I am glad I did!
The is a great travel sound soother for kids.
Great size for travel to be used in hotel rooms.
TRAVEL SOUND MACHINE
THE FIRST ONE OF THESE MALFUNCTIONED, BUT IT WAS SO NICE WHEN IT WAS WORKING THAT WE GOT ANOTHER ONE AFTER SHARPER IMAGE GAVE US A REFUND FOR THE FIRST ONE.
Great Sound Machine
I generally use this product when I travel. It has a nice rich sound, it has an easy to see display screen and it is easy to use. It is light weight and compact.
THe fan noise hummed me to sleep.
I purchased this product for my husband and I found it really useful for myself. It is easy to cart around and the fan control hummed me to sleep. The size makes it so easy when traveling. We both love it.
Purchased to cancel highway noise by my apt.. Chose this model because it is both battery and electric powered. Love the size. Sits on my bed side table very neatly. The only thing is setting it up. Im not tech-savy, so took me a half-hour to do. Then its just one button to push! Try it! Youll like it!
More than i expected
This little device has great sound. I will be using it when I fly to UK. Perfect size.
Sleep well at home or on the road!
Ive had a similar Sharper Image device for about 20 years always at my bedside. The old one still works! I decided to upgrade to this all digital version of the same product, except this one allows you to record a wakeup sound youd like to wake up to as well as the ones programed on it. On the road never worry about hotel noises with white noise.
We had a sound machine was programmed for intervals ,but it wasnt allowed to stay on contually. We send it back. This one works!!
OK but lacking
Blue light stays on and is annoying.
Listening with ear buds is either too loud or too low.
Too many control buttons, wheel.
Seems to meet the purpose to this point
Use every night
Good Sound Machine
We have used a sound machine at home that we purchased from Sharper Image about 20 years ago. It has worked like a champ but it is starting to develope some issues. So...we purchased this sound machine for our travels and also for at home when our old one finally quits working. We hope the new sound machine works half as well as our first one.
Waking. Up to singing birds
Woke up refreshed and Softly to soothing. Sounds of nature. . So different from the usual jarring sounds.of an alarm clock.
Fell asleep within 5 minutes
This sound machine was better than expected. Sound is great and I like the selection of sounds. I will use it often. Volume level is perfect
Great for those that sleep with fan on
Finally, I have a way for my husband to have the background noise he needs to sleep without a fan blowing hot/cold air on me. Its always in our suitcase.
This is my "everyday" alarm clock and I couldnt be happier with it! The sound is delightful (I like the "Asian Garden" sound best) and the controls are easy to operate. Everything is quite intuitive. I looked at a large number of clocks online and they all had pretty high negative ratings. I finally found this that people liked and I can sure see why. I run it entirely on batteries and the batteries seem to last a long time. (It does have an AC cord you can use, but I dont like cords all over so I stick to the battery option....)
One thing thats nice is that the sound starts more quietly and increases, so you dont get jolted out of a sound sleep. Also, the light comes on (a gentle, blue light) too, and that sometimes is enough to awaken you.
All in all, a wonderful clock and very highly recommended!!
Very good product
I use this to block off noise from my up stair
neighbors TV when Im trying to sleep. I like its many choices of noise but the maximum volume
needs to be a little higher.
Great Machine for going to sleep!
Great for travel most reliable when it comes down to it I know I can depend on it.
Replaced an Earlier Model
I use it every night, all night to help me sleep. I use the white noise sound. This replaced an older Travel Soother model that I purchased 10 to 12 years ago. The backlight is so bright, I had to rearrange things so it behind me. I miss the temperature readout that my older model had.
Love this product for travel.
I would buy this product again.
We take it when traveling. Its lightweight and can fit in a toiletry kit.
Excellent product -- perfect for travel
I love this product -- well worth the additional money. I would say the only thing that could make it better would be if the alarm wasnt so complicated. Otherwise, its perfect -- the sound quality (rain, etc) is excellent.
This is my second one, just great
For several years I couldnt find this product and needed to replace it. I bought the one from another store, which only had half of the sound choices, was bulkier, heavier and cost $10 more. I was so happy to find the Sharper Image product again, it is just as I remembered. Its great.
" Awsome soothing sounds"
Great sounds for sleeping.
Usable for electrial supplies around the world.
I would buy this product again.
I use this product to help me sleep at night. I use it specifically when I wake up and cannot get back to sleep. I like the "fan noise" It relaxes me and I can fall back asleep
Great travel clock with sounds!
I love the fact that it is light, easy to read and the sounds are so soothing. Love it!
Our last Sound Machine went kaput when my husband tried to plug it into an outlet in Madrid. This new machine comes with a set of plugs compatible with most countries, so that wont happen again. We use this every night, at home or away, to mask out all that noise that keeps you awake at night. From train whistles to banging doors, this is a travelers best friend. Highly recommended.
Great Sound, But....
I have tinnitus, so having a sound machine helps me to sleep. This is a good product, very sturdy and the sound is the best Ive tried. Just one thing to note. It must emit some kind of frequency that dogs dont like. When we first turned it on, one of our dogs started trembling uncontrollably. Not something that ever happened to him. Soon as we turned it off, he started to calm down. Now I turn it on softly in our bedroom, but our two dogs will not come into the room anymore. They always slept in our room (not our bed), but now they wont. That part is okay with me!
Sleepn around the world
genius item! traveling for work and always a new city, new hotel, new time zone - this has helped me catch the zzzs I need by always letting my head hit the pillow to the sound of the ocean - buying one for my boss this Holiday
Travel Sound Machine
The original Sharper Image sound machine/radio had a lot more volume then this sound machine only model. Turned all the way up, it provides just enough sound to block noises but I would have expected a louder model
I love this sound machine!!
I use this as my daily alarm clock because I am tired of loud alarms that stress me out in the morning. It has so many choices for wake up sounds which is great but there is a beeping alarm as well. Works very well in hotel rooms to drown out any unwanted noise.
I have ringing in my ears and the sounds are helpful for getting to sleep.
Travel Sound Machine
Owned the last model for about 7 years. Loved it! Decided to spend the money and buy another one because I was satisfied with my first. The only thing that I noticed that was different was that the volume does not go as high as my last one. I was disappointed with that feature. The reason for the machine is to block out the noise while at hotels and different locations when traveling. I am not sure why the level does not go high enough. Otherwise, the size and all the other features I am pleased with. The volume is pretty important tho!
Disappointing; Inadequate Volume.
I wanted a new compact, dual volt, travel sleep mate with an AC adapter. This was needed to replace my current Sharper Image, battery only, sleep mate that has served me well for 10+ years of travel. On-screen, this new model fit the bill and has a good, boxy shape - best for packing. It also has a reasonable sized plug and world adapters - a complete package for travelling. The on/off lock is a smart addition too - something my current model needs and lacks. Unfortunately, although its actually bigger and bulkier than my current model, it produces far less volume. In fact, the max volume is entirely inadequate to be an effective noise masking, sleep sound machine. Whoever designed this thing obviously doesnt need, use or depend on a sleep mate or sound soother for sleeping in a noisy environment. Its excessively large for such an inadequate sound output. Ive reluctanly returned it and will stick with feeding my current one batteries until a better model shows up.
Great sound machine
Appreciate all the travel adapters.
Helpful travel accessory
Always take our "soother" on vacations. It helps if the resort is too quiet, and helps if the resort is too noisy. With background noise, sleep is always better on vacation. This is our second Sharper Image travel noisemaker, and havent seen any competitors product that looks better.
Best Sound Machine For Travel Out There
This is the best sound machine for traveling I have found. It doesnt have the big sound power of a larger at home only system, but it produces more than enough sound to work when I travel and even at home. The sound quality is really good. The compact size and 2 time zone clock is really sweet! It has plenty of sounds (19), with white noise being my favorite. It even has a voice memo feature and an amazing adapter with plugs you can switch for different countries. This unit is tough to beat.
Great machine- goo sound
I used this every night - all night. I would wake up when it shut off, so I let it run all night. I never used batteries, and the machine died after only 1 and a half years. It was small and light enough to travel with .
nice and small
It has a nice large display. Easy to read. Sounds are very realistic and for such a small unit are very clear.
Adequate description of the item
I bought this to replace one that I had purchased several years before. This one does not seem as sturdy as the one I previously owned and does not have a room temperature reading like the old one did.
Sharper Image Sound Machines First Rate
I love my new Sharper Image sound machine. I have used a SI for over ten years. I would give this the top rating but it cant compare to the SI Sound Soother 20, no longer available. But dont hesitate getting the Travel Sound Machine if you need a new machine. It has most but not all of the features you need in a sound machine. The only issue I have is that the night light is way too bright. It needs to be able to go dark. In spite of that I highly recommend it.
GREAT LITTLE MACHINE!!!
Great for travel! Hotels are always solo noisy, and hard to sleep because of it, but this little machine lets me relax and sleep.
savinig me money
live in the city, sometimes noisy, drowns out the outdoor sounds, especially garbage trucks and plows. used to turn on stereo or AC for this purpuse, much more energy efficient.
Cant sleep without it
This is my 2nd machine in 12 years.
Very durable, and made for noisy hotel rooms in strange places.
Give you time where you are, plus your time at your own home.
Should last you many years as well built, if controls are bit complicated.
Took a trip to Iceland and I was so happy I purchased this item. A snoring companion was not heard and WOW, was I happy!! Recommend this item highly.
Great at night
Love ocean sounds for sleep
How this new one compares to the old one
I keep this model by my bed and also take it on trips. I use the battery option exclusively. I especially miss having the temperature on it. And, for me personally, I dont need to have the other time zone display showing. It is very sturdy, I am just sorry that it is heavier than the old model because it will add weight to my carry-on. If I would have realized it was heavier and didnt have the temp I might have researched other products before purchasing. I bought it because of the white noise rain sound. And I also like that one of the sounds is for acclimating to new time zones.
Use it when traveling and have the same soothing sleeping sounds as at home. It is lightweight, small and easy to pack.
It works - ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ !
I have owned several similar sound machines, which I rely on during my frequent travels. I am a light sleeper, especially in unfamiliar sleeping surroundings, but, the sound machine makes me feel at home, as soon as I shut my eyes. I like the dual time/alarm settings that I can program ahead and have one less thing to worry about. The electric power converter/adaptors is handy, but I rely on the battery backup for convenience and assurance.
Sound sleeper. Would be better if soun sleeper was louder
I cant say enough about this product!!
I purchased this because we like to travel and the one we use at home is much larger. (I never wanted to risk taking ours while we traveled). At home we ALWALYS sleep with a sound machine. This was PERFECT!! We recently went away and used it EVERY night. We LOVE it!!It will be going on ALL future trips. The size & sounds are great.
Great compact sound machine
When the alarm clock is plugged in the light stays on but when the alarm is in battery mode only, the light stays off except when you press one of the buttons. This is great because it conserves the battery. The sound machine is great. It would be nice if it was a little smaller and had a hard case for travel to protect it.
Had the previous version and love it, this seems just at good. Just wish the price was a little better.
I definitely love my Travel Sound Machine.
Plan to use on travelling.
Travel Sound Machine
Great travel item. Perfect size.
Now I can sleep!
This was an early Christmas gift from my wife. I suffer from tinnitis that disrupts my falling to and staying asleep. The first night using the travel machine, I had my best night of sleep in years, falling right to sleep and not waking until morning. The sound machine is wonderful!
Old similar unit broke after 10 years. Hope this does so well
Travel Sound Machine Helps Us Sleep
When we travel, my wife and I use a "white noise" generator to mask the sounds of unfamiliar surroundings. This sound machine is small, lightweight, and easy to carry and it offers a lot of options for sounds, from white noise to babbling brooks to rain to the sound of a train whistle in the distance. Listening to it is relaxing and helps us sleep in new places. The only downside: the charger is bulky and the carrying case for the sound machine is not big enough to accommodate the charger; so, the charger must be packed separately or you must depend on batteries, which I dont like to do.
Good product for home or travel
I had a travel sound machine from Sharper Image before that I loved and accidentally fried it when I plugged it into a socket overseas. This version is much better because it comes with the built in converter and multiple plugs to use when you travel outside the US (though I havent tried this feature out yet). I like a machine that offers plain white noise and some out there do not. I would buy this product again. Its compact and really blocks out small noises that wake up a light sleeper like me.
Love this product. Buying second one.
Travel. Lightweight and it works
Love the Noise!
Very happy with this product. Love the choice of soothing sounds. Very easy to use and program.
I keep a "white noise" machine by my bed; it blocks out annoyances and helps me to sleep better. Since I will be traveling soon, I looked for a portable, battery-powered version. This one is amazing; it does what I wanted and ALSO serves as a travel alarm. Delivery was prompt, and the item is well-designed and appropriate for my needs.
Great travel companion
This is a great tarvel companion and easily blocks the general noise around a typical hotel room. We love the white noise....very soothing and effective.
When you need help in going to sleep
I wanted a sound machine to plug into the electric current. The volume controls are good as is the variety of sounds: some for sleeping, others for waking. My only negative remark is that the machine gives off a little too much light, which isnt helpful when trying to drop off to sleep.
Perfect for our needs
We had an earlier model of this machine from Sharper Image, and it worked perfectly for around fifteen years. When it recently stopped working reliably, we did a travel sound machine product search and found that the reviews for the Sharper Image were the best. We just took it on a trip, and it worked wonderfully as expected. We only use the white noise setting, but are tempted to try others. On our most recent trip, my flight was delayed and I had to, unexpectedly, stay at an airport motel. My travel machine was already in luggage on the way to my final destination, and unfortunately--although I was able to get some white noise from the motel room fan--my sleep was definitely not as good as it would have been, if I had my travel machine with me.
Love this improved version
The two best features of this machine are not mentioned in the online item description. First, it runs on dual wattage, so can be used for travel overseas. Also, you can leave the batteries in it while operating on electricity, so it is not necessary to remove them when changing from battery power to electric. This is a smaller improved model of a previous model and I like this one much better. It is lighter and smaller. It also has a sound called Jet Lag, which is a combination of nature, music, and unidentified sounds designed for relaxation and resetting your inner clock. Dual time is also a plus and very easy to change.
STOPPED WORKING WHEN NEEDED
After much study of the complicated directions I got the thing to work while at home. I bought it for a trip & it stopped working while on that trip so after all that work it was useless to me and I am returning it.
I would buy this product again and again
Would buy this again.
Bought this for a trip to Hawaii and it worked perfectly. Helped to overcome the jetlag both going and coming home. Use it almost every night. Especially appreciate the variety of realistic sounds that provide a soothing background at night.
It stopped working after just over a year. It costs too much money for one year of use.
Love that ocean sound!
I use the ocean setting. I sleep wonderfully, better than I have in a long time. I like waking up to the bird sounds.
The alarm set buttons dont always work the first time, but that is a small price to pay for great sleep!
It is outdated
I purchased a portable sound machine from you about ten years ago and I really love it. It has the plug on the side of the machine which is so much better because you can tuck it up against anything and still see the time. It is also much easier to program and also has the room tempature on the face of the clock. It is also more compact then the one I just received. This new sound machine clock looks like it is thirty years old...he design is not good. I also dont like the light that stays on all the time when it is plugged in. I will keep this sound machine clock because I cant find the same one I already have, and I am afraid that my old one is about to quit working. I need the white noise because of my work schedule.. The old clock has traveled all over with me and has taken quite a beating and it keeps on working. I wish you would try to restock the one you sold many years ago.......
Sharper Image Had Exact Machine I Wanted
I got this same machine many years ago, and LOVED it. Lent it to my daughter, and it stopped working. I wanted the exact product as before, so I thought of The Sharper Image, and YES, there it was. So happy and excited. I love that it is compact, comes with plugs that can adapt to different countries, works on batteries alone, has time, date and alarm settings for both home and travel, and has 19 different white sounds. I take it with me everywhere. I cant live without it. As far as I am concerned, there is nothing negative about this product. THANK YOU!
Travel Sound Machine - Wonderful product
I love this product. It provides the sounds I seek to help me drift off to sleep. And I take it with me when I travel.
I use it to help me fall asleep;
I love the sounds;
It is hard to grab off the night stand;
not worth the money
sounds recorded in a short loop - and "the seam" in the loop totally audible
Works as advertised
Masks extraneous noises very well, a wide choice of soothing sounds. I cant sleep without white noise and needed something for the motor home when Im away on business or vacationing, needed something that wouldnt use MH power. This has so far worked great 16 hours and batterys still going strong, sleeping great! Cons: A little difficult to set the alarms, too many alarm settings.
Very useful for both home and travel use
Use noise machine and clock both home and on travel
I need noise to sleep so I bought this item. The setting of alarm is little complicated but go figure Im blonde....lol just kidding...dont forget what color my roots are. Seriously, there needs to be a case that holds both machine and electrical cord.
I Wont Travel Without It!
When packing for travel, the Travel Sound Machine is the first item I make sure to take with me. More important than which clothes I take, more important than my personal grooming items, just as important as my essential medicines - the Travel Sound Machine is my assurance of restful, peaceful sleep wherever my next nights rest will be. The Travel Sound Machine - like the restful night it affords me - is essential to both my physical and psychological well-being. I will never leave home without it.
Its great after you figure it out
It took a while to figure out a on this machine. The "sound alarm" mode does not work if you have the regular sound going until alarm time. The alarm will only be "beeping " mode then. There is no mention of this in the instructions. It took me two machines for me to figure that out.
Im concerned about durability, as this is the second machine I have purchased in a little over a year. The first one died, I couldnt find a suitable replacement, so I reluctantly purchased this second. I hope it lasts because if is a wonderful machine when it is working.
Times out noise
My son uses it everyday at college to drown out noise. Works perfectly.
Purchased as gift for traveler and it was well received.
Perfect for the frequent traveler!