We all love walking into Sharper Image and seeing all the impressive and groovy gadgets they have to offer. One of the gadgets is the Sharper Image Sound Soother alarm clock. Of all the alarm clocks we have reviewed, this one offers the most extensive sounds in addition to the standard alarm. Furthermore, its smooth design is something we have come to expect with Sharper Image.
For those of you looking for a great way to fall asleep and wake up, this is a great answer. The Sound Soother is one of the most effective alarm clocks on the market. Its 20 digitally recorded nature sounds will help even the deepest sleepers wake up. You can set the alarm clock to an AM/FM radio or normal alarm sound, but it is often easier for the mind and body to wake up to soft, gradual sounds. The display offers full titles of the sounds you are listening to as well. Unfortunately, the sound is not as predictable as it could be. The two 2.5-inch speakers offer good sound, but the volume control tends to be inconsistent. You set a sound to a louder volume setting, but when you change sounds, the volume sometimes ends up a lot quieter than before.
Because of the Sound Soother's design, adjusting the settings on this alarm clock is hassle free. The buttons are all conveniently located on top, with the brightness settings and a Daylight Savings Time button both located on the back. The large musical note on the top has two arrows on either side, allowing you to change the clock to feature any of the 20 sounds. The snooze/timer button sits right in front of all the buttons, so scrambling to find it in the morning won't be an issue. The clock comes with a 120-volt AC adapter with battery backup, so you won't lose the time or your alarm if the power should go out in the middle of the night.
The easy-to-read LCD display has three different settings for adjusting the backlight, but even on the dimmest setting, the clock emits a fairly bright light. The brightness of the screen is also affected by the length of the title of the sound you are listening to. "Oceanside" has a lot more letters than "Rain," and those few extra illuminated letters make the screen a little brighter.
The obvious reason for purchasing this alarm clock is having access to 20 different sound features at your fingertips. These sounds include fireplaces, wind chimes, several different ocean sounds and even a white noise feature. This aspect of the clock can give you ambient noise in which to fall asleep to.
Aside from the nature sounds, this alarm clock is pretty standard. The two are located in the back of the alarm clock, and they are really only powerful enough to let you hear the soothing sleep sounds. The Sound Soother is equipped with an AM/FM radio, but don't plan on listening to it as you do the dishes or clean the house because the speakers simply aren't loud enough. They were made specifically for the nature sounds.
Fortunately, this product comes with a company name that is found both online and in many malls around the country. The Sound Soother comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty, and if you have issues with the clock, you can call in, send an email or just go to the store and talk to one of the trained associates on staff.
If there is one thing we like about this clock radio, it is the design. As with most Sharper Image products, the Sound Soother has a very futuristic concept. It fits well with any décor, and the design gives you an easy–to-use product – something to look forward to when waking up.
Even though the Sharper Image Sound Soother clock radio does have some trouble with its sound output, the overall quality of this product is fantastic. The easy-to-use buttons and variety of soothing nature sounds make this product top product for us.
The Sound Soother offers 20 different sounds of nature to help you wake up or fall asleep.
There is no MP3 jack included with this clock.
For people looking for a soothing sound to wake up to, this alarm clock is the answer.