Tranquil Moments Bedside & Sleep Sounds Bluetooth Speaker Review

Ewdison Then - Dec 10, 2014
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Tranquil Moments Bedside & Sleep Sounds Bluetooth Speaker Review

The market is saturated with many types of Bluetooth speakers, but Brookstone’s Tranquil Moments Bedside Speaker & Sleep Sounds offers something unique. The portable device comes with preloaded sounds to help its owner sleep and relax, and as someone who suffers from Tinnitus at an early age, I am always on the prowl for something to help me doze off quicker. With that in mind, I am putting the Tranquil Moments speaker to the test.

The speaker’s portability makes it easy to carry during travel, and the inclusion of a travel lock ensures it won’t accidentally be powered on while in a bag. The device is powered by an internal battery that can be charged via microUSB; it takes about two hours to fully charge using a 5V power input.

The design of the speaker itself is quite attractive, and particularly notable is the top of its body, which functions as a dial for selecting sound options and as an indicator showing the selected sound. The operation buttons, including power, volume controls, sleep timer, and mode switch, are located beneath the dial.

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Pairing the speaker to a smartphone or similar device is pretty straight forward, requiring you to simply switch the operation mode to Bluetooth. In addition to the wireless connectivity, the device also sports a 3.5mm aux input and headphones jack. The Tranquil Moments Bedside Bluetooth speaker’s sound quality is decent and crisp, but unfortunately it has shallow bass; but again, for its purpose and size, we don’t expect it to be pumping booms.

The speaker is preloaded with twelve sleep sounds: rain, thunderstorm, focus, body sync, white noise, brown noise, white rain, unwind, celestial, ocean surf, summer night, and stream. My personal preference was thunderstorm, which seems to comfort me the most – the sound was very natural and soft. During my test, I was able to get roughly 7 hours of battery life, while Brookstone stated the unit would last roughly eight hours (pretty close).

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The speaker is priced at $129.99 and is available in white or black. If you do not need a Bluetooth speaker and merely want a simple sound device to which you can sleep, there are many cheaper options out there. However, the Tranquil Moments’ added features and portability makes this speaker an attractive option.


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