by Gregg Ellman
I’ve always had to fall asleep with a TV, radio or some sound playing in the bedroom. Using a nighttime sound gadget like the LectroFan EVO has solved the problem. I’m not trying to play a sleep doctor, but I know what works for me and using a sound machine does the trick.
The desktop speaker has 22 unique digital sounds to neutralize unwanted noises; fan sounds, 10 white noises and two ocean surf sounds.
The hexagon-shaped speaker (4.4-by-2.2-by-4.4-inches) has a timer (30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes) and volume controls to adjust in 1dB increments from 10x quieter-10x louder than fan machines, according to the company’s website.
On the other side of my bed, I’m told my snoring is still heard but it’s drowned out and way less intrusive. I was also interested to read before testing the unit that it helps reduce startling noises, which diminishes pet anxiety. I have an older dog, and while she won’t discuss with me if the sleeping is better, she didn’t wake up during a recent rain storm, which very often she did in the past.
If you don’t want the sounds broadcast out loud, there’s an audio jack to connect other sound sources (not included) such as headphones or a pillow speaker.
The LectroFan is also good for office use, helping you focus on work tasks and keeping conversations easier to concentrate on with the elimination of background noises.
An AC adapter, USB source and travel case are included.
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