Sunday 11 November 2012

Review: Sound Asleep speaker pillow

Morning all.

A few weeks back I was fortunate enough to have the chance to review the Sound asleep Speaker pillow.
Knowing what the girls are like we jumped at the chance.

I've been using it for about a week now and I must say I'm impressed. It works flawlessly with any device that has a 3.5mm headphone socket, I also tried a a Nokia E71 tied in with a 2.5mm to 3.5mm headphone adapter, again worked flawlessly.

I love listening to online radio stations like interFACE Pirate radio, Radio Jackie or OCremix. and doing so would involve headphones, and that's a silly idea in bed. whereas with the speaker pillow I get the chance to play tunes to lul me to sleep without strangling myself, or Jessie getting mad I'm waking her up with my random music.

The reason Jess does not wake is not because she likes my style of music, hell no. The speaker in the pillow is designed to be audible only to the person who's using it. As you'll see in the video below it's whisper quiet unless your on the pillow.

I decided it's not fair to test it by myself and let my youngest use it.
I loaded an mp3 player up with songs she likes, and used a dead battery, which would give her about an hour of music. She loved it and fell asleep within the hour. However, we thought we'd broken it at this point as the music cut out a lot. Panic set in thinking we'd killed it (this is mentioned on the video) . But it was the mp3 player. Where it's been sat for ages the jack has a dry solder joint which will be fixed soon.

I asked Lissy what she thought. Sorry it's random and small, but she was in a strange mood. Also she hates being filmed so I took the opportunity while she was happy.

Eventually Vee will test it too. But she was out today so we left it to lissy.

In the time i've had it I like it lots. It's comfortable, helped my youngest settle while ill and chilled me out to some great music (haLO-IS  in haloland FTW)

my only concern is the extension cable feels a little flimsy It's going to take a fair bit of stick in normal use. but it may not be the best in long use. Thankfully spares are avaliable.

If you want one I suggest visiting the Sound Asleep website. They will help you sleep with a good tune.
However If you follow Sound asleep on facebook you may get the chance to win a pillow too.

Huge thanks to the Sound Asleep team for sending one out to me for us to test. (we have been given the pillow in exchange for a review.)


  1. Glad you all enjoyed your speaker pillow :) Thanks for doing a review for us.

  2. I am very disappointed with mine. Even on full volume it depends on where you place your ear.