Gadgets for the Guru: Slumber edition
It’s 7 a.m. and you’ve hit the snooze button four times already. Why is it so hard to wake up sometimes? Maybe it’s because you’re not getting the adequate amount of sleep, or maybe your pet interrupts your sleep. From sound machines to lighting, this week’s edition of Gadgets for the Guru Is dedicated to a good night’s sleep.
Sleepow is a high-quality, memory foam, therapy pillow with an embedded sound machine and mp3 player. Drift off into a deep slumber with pre-loaded binaural beats relaxation music, stream your books or music via Bluetooth or upload your own tracks to the Sleepow. Sleepow has made its rounds around several media outlets such as The Doctors on CBS and at Tech Crunch Disrupt. Available on their website for $129.00
The ilumi smartbulb is a color-tunable LED lightbulb that can be controlled using an iOS or Android device via Bluetooth Low Energy technology. All you need is the free ilumi app on your Smartphone or tablet to control your ilumi Smartbulbs. No Wi-Fi, bridges, or other complications. Just screw in the light bulb and download the app! A real-time clock, memory, and more give every ilumi a brain of its own, so you can enjoy exactly the right light at the right time. Available on their website with a small and large variation at $89.98 and $99.98 respectively.
Love that white noise sound? Can’t fall asleep without the sound of your ceiling fan? No more dragging your box fan to the hotel, or buying one when you arrive and leaving it there. Introducing, LectroFan, a white noise and fan sound machine perfect for travel and home use. It comes with a new travel case for the individual on the go. The LectroFan is a small, transportable device that has 10 non-repeating unique fan sounds and 10 non-repeating unique white noise sounds with multilevel adjustable volume and 60-minute sleep timer. Available on Amazon for $54.95
The SleepPhones are the most comfortable listening gadget you’ll ever wear. Thin padded speakers are lined on the inside of the headphones, wrapped around comfy Polartec fleece, which is perfect for dozing off into a deep slumber. To keep clean, the speakers are removable, which enables the headband to be washed. Available on SleepPhones.com with a variety of versions ranging from $39.95-$99.95
Does your little critter stink? Is it disturbing your sleep pattern? CritterZone offers the most powerful and affordable air naturalizer on the market. It is designed and tested to eliminate all kinds of odors with no filters and no chemicals; filters are an annoying pain and are expensive and cleaning the air without chemicals is environmentally smart and much better than covering odors up with sprays. CritterZone is a safe, powerful, effective way to clean up the air. Inspired by nature. Outdoor air uses the sun’s energy to clean itself. Indoor air is cut off from that cycle. CritterZone re-energizes indoor air so it can break down the stuff you want to get rid of. Plug it directly into a wall outlet and it immediately begins to deodorize your air. Available on their website for $99.00
The thinnest headphones on the market; at less than 1/4″ total thickness, you can barely feel the foam-covered speakers lying flat against your ears. Fall asleep to your favorite slumber time music. Slow jams never sounded so good. In the box you receive a satin eye mask, sturdy-sided travel case, and two pairs of replacement foams. Available on Bedphones website for $54.95
This alarm clock comes standard with 20 relaxing sounds to choose from – including city, fireside, heartbeat, rain forest, wind chimes and more. The alarm clock radio with dual alarm automatically adjusts for Daylight Savings Time to make sure that you don’t loose track of time. Complete with extra large display, full sound tiles and gradual wake, this premier FM clock radio allows you to get the quality rest you deserve. Available on the Homedics website for $49.99
Over one million users and counting are using the most personalized sleep and relaxation experience that you can possibly have. Relaxia provides various themes inspired from sounds of nature to encourage peaceful thoughts. The user will learn to go deeper into relaxing your body, spirit and mind. With its newest update, Relaxia has enhanced volume control that makes you feel like its actually raining. Available on the iTunes App Store for $4.99
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock is one of the most popular sleeping apps because not only does it analyze and graph your sleep quality, but it also lets you add sleep notes, and wakes you up at your lightest sleep time using soothing tones. To use this app, all you need to do is place your smartphone under the sheet on a corner of your bed, and the rest happens automatically. Available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play for $0.99