Very satisfied. I previously used a Dohm mechanical white noise machine. My first one lasted years before the mechanical parts started to go bad and make awful noises. The second one lasted a little more than a year. So, I was looking for an easy alternative, and this fit the bill nicely.
One of my complaints about phone apps that do this is there is almost always a perceptible loop in the audio. You can hear patterns in the noises and it is distracting when trying to sleep. I have not encountered that phenomenon with this device.
It’s not all perfect, though. One of my chief complaints with this device is the lack of a physical switch for turning it on. The touch controls work fine, but I would love something that I can turn on and off without looking.
The other big complaint is its choice for power connector. The power supply for this speaker is already the same standard power delivered by a typical USB charger, but they still used a barrel connector?! So I have to take the specific wall wart they supply with me when I travel to power it.
@NSMichael This is super helpful. I have also relied on a Dohm for years (and evangelized about it to my coworkers, who also each bought one). My son has used one since he was just a few days old, and now I rely on the white noise from his machine pumping through the baby monitor.
But the Dohm doesn’t travel that well, and it can develop a rattle over time. I do have a good, comprehensive app (White Noise - a paid app I got for free through an Amazon app store promotion) that provides lots of options with no discernible loop. But all it takes is one experience waking up to a nearly dead phone battery to see the error in that setup.
A physical switch would be great (I connect my Dohm to a smart switch so I can have it turn on with a voice command), but two for $20 means both my kid and I can have one available when we travel.
@The_Tim I thought for sure that “Healing fan” was an auditory typo of “ceiling fan” — but no, it’s almost clearly “healing” in the picture. Or, in other words, “typo in original” (unless a “healing fan” is a real thing in other places. Certainly not in Korea. Is it a “heating” fan? Like the furnace fan?)
@LaserEyes@PooltoyWolf I once setup a fireplace sound in my son’s room to fall asleep. Never again! I had a rude awakening at 2 am. Where my son yelled for me and my wife. We rush in as the blood curdling screams for us had us worried. He had nightmares that the house burnt down, we(wife and I) died in the fire, and he was disfigured. No 5 yr old should have that vivid of a dream from a white noise maker.
@IndifferentDude I bought a white noise generator once. Had to throw it out though. All it did was play snippets like, “How is that racist?”, “Not all white people”, “Having had a black president proves racism is a thing of the past.”
The first Amazon link in the description is broken. (I think someone forgot to preface it with https://.)
This is a working version of the link. Not that it matters much; I’m having a hard time confirming that any of these models are close enough to each other, but they look very similar…
Pretending that they’re similar enough to have the same description, the 30 sounds might be:
8 white noise sounds
8 ~fart~ fan sounds
14 audio tracks, possibly including:
° ~green eggs and ham~
° flames (no idea if it’s campfire, bonfire, or house on fire…)
° apparently 6 others that aren’t exciting enough to mention? (possibly alternate versions of the others?)
I still don’t know that they have the same guts, just a different brand name on the outside, but I wouldn’t be too surprised by that.
But what’s in a name? On that same “Fitniv” Amazon page, they have a comparison chart between 5 “Fitniv White Noise Machine” entries (each identically named, but with different specs).
If Fitniv can have different products with the same name, maybe LetsFit can have the same product with a different name?
All of the “you can get those white noise apps for your phone” responses are clearly from people who have never used a dedicated white noise machine for sleeping. Because once you have, you never go back.
I’m a true believer in a good white noise machine (I currently use a Dohm). If you’re not using one now, go ahead and treat yourself. Save the second one to give to a friend once you find yourself talking about how much you like it. Within two weeks of my coworker getting a Dohm, everyone on my team had bought one. It’ll turn you into some kind of weird sleep evangelist.
I’m buying these even though I already have a sleep machine. Gonna turn 'em all on at the same time and sleep so fuckin hard.
@shahnm I got a rechargeable one. When the battery gets low, instead of gracefully just dying, it starts to go “BEEEEEEP! BEEEEEEP! BEEEEEEP!” at maximum volume to let you know the battery is dying. Which is wonderful for helping the baby sleep soundly. It’s clearly a plan designed by sleep experts so that you can wake up and charge the peaceful sleep sounds machine so that you can continue to have the highest quality restful sleep.
@djslack@shahnm, Yeah, those same experts design Washers, so if you leave the lid up while ya look for other stuff to throw in & the water stops,…well, you better run back & drop the top, or else the water will drain!! It begs the question, ‘Does that save water & energy’? Really?
Wow, I have ordered twice from Meh and both times I LOVED the products. This little sound machine can drown out the gentle little snores that break up marriages and cause innocent little sleep deprived old ladies to contemplate murder. There are enough sounds to please about everyone and the cute little hockey puck design might work on my air hockey table later on.
I don’t know why I expected otherwise from meh.com, but this is the best sleep sound machine I have seen or heard (other than my iPhone, but that is a different story). I am so glad I order these. Hopefully our Doberman will hear these and not the sounds outside. I bought them so she could sleep. If she can, so can I.
What happens if this is on and then it loses and then regains power? Does it go back on with the same settings, go on with default settings, or stay off? Thinking of getting this and plugging it into a timer or smart plug.