I’ve owned this sound machine from LectroFan for over four years, and it’s still going strong. (It’s also beloved by both Eva Mendes and Samantha Irby.) I use it in our 4.5-year-old’s room, and it’s partly responsible for how he’s always been a good sleeper. (He’s recently begun to crawl into our bed in the middle of the night, but that’s a different story.) It’s compact, easy to use, retro in its look, and has a volume range that’s wider than all the white noise machines I’ve tried over the years. Another crucial feature is its collection of digital non-looping sounds, meaning you’ll never hear a break or “seam” in the audio, which is important for people who would notice such an interruption. There’s a total of 20 different sounds, including fan sounds and variations on white, brown, and pink noise, and it’s super-easy to cycle through them. Normally $50, it’s on sale today for nearly 40 percent off for $32, a great deal that I’ll certainly be taking advantage of. I’m going to get one for the baby’s room, where the sound machine he’s currently using isn’t loud enough to drown out the screeching noises of his older brother in the next room. Works well for adults, too, as Irby attests: “I think it’s the white-noise machine that has kept our marriage intact.”
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