LectroFan - White Noise and Fan Sound Machine - White

Create a soothing state of mind with this LectroFan white noise machine. Its 20 distinct digital sounds, which includes 10 different fan sounds and 10 types of pure white noise, let you mask environmental noise. Use the pinpoint volume controls on this LectroFan white noise machine to customize the experience.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • White Noise and Fan Sound Machine
    • AC Adapter
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (104 out of 108)

    Features


    20 Unique Digital Sounds

    Helps to relax and fall asleep.

    10 White Noise tones

    Makes you fall asleep and keep distractions at bay.

    Excellent Noise Masking

    Up to 20dB louder than competing machines.

    Upward facing speakers

    For full room sound.

    Precise Volume Control

    Keeps you in the deepest sleep.

    Small and stylish functional design

    Ideal for travel.

    Simple, adjustable tone control functions

    Lets you create a personalized sound.

    Built-in timer

    Lets you set session length for 60, 120 or 180 minutes.

    Light-touch buttons

    For ease-of-use.


    Customer rating

    4.6
    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better night's sleep, drowning everything else out

      Posted
      DavidJr
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      I have always needed some sort of steady noise in the background to help me sleep. Typically I have a box fan, ceiling fan, or circular fan running in my bedroom, but when on the road it is not the most convenient thing to travel with. I have tried using apps on my phone which usually lead to hearing the loop sound or other interrupting sounds that end up disrupting my sleep. Nothing like a notification coming through when you can't mute the phone as you need the sound. Also, the AC in a hotel usually has a mind of its own, cutting on and off at random times. However, the LectroFan is small enough to pack away and provides a perfect, non-stop sound that sounds very realistic. So realistic that I could have sworn that there was air coming from the direction of the sound. It also has some weight to it that helps keep it in place on your nightstand. There are 20 different sounds that can help meet anyone's desires, as listed in the picture. These sounds range from the sound of leaving an old TV on to large industrial fan, like you're sleeping in a warehouse. After listening to all of them I almost wished they had a diesel generator sound to remind me of my times out in the field during training exercises. The buttons are far enough apart and simple enough that it is easy to make changes in a dark room. There is a 60 minute timer that can be increased per 60 minutes to 120 and 180 that I do not use, because when the sound stops, that is when I wake. The other thing that this device can be used for is drowning out noises while you are awake. When used in an office or waiting area, the volume can be increased to a point that you can barely hear yourself talk over it. Yet, at the right level and setting it can prevent anyone else in the area overhearing a conversation in the other room. However, set the volume too high and the sounds start to crackle. Though the design is simple it looks a bit dated. With the heptagon shape, very sharp edges, large grey buttons, and only available in white and black may limit where you want to put this. But, at the same time, it is really a type of device that is meant to be heard and not necessarily seen. Also, the power that the LectroFan uses is standard USB 0.5 amp, 1watt. So, if you happen to be short on plugs, or forgot an adapter, any powered USB port will essentially work. So, use that one outlet for your laptop and plug the LectoFan into the computer and drown out those distracting random sounds.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfectly mimics my old fan, without the cold air!

      Posted
      Orion
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      I have been somebody who sleeps with a fan by my bed for years. I cannot sleep in silence as my mind tends to focus on every little sound I hear. I will even take my fan with me when traveling to ensure I get a good night of sleep at whatever hotel I may be visiting. Being a warm natured person, the fan has never bothered me but my fiance has had to “deal with it” for the past few years. He hates the draft and cool air being blown around the room from the fan, more-so during the winter months. I wasn’t sure if this device would work for me as other sleep noise devices in the past have been a disappointment. They tend to cycle through a sound then repeat it after 5-10 minutes or so, which did not work for me. The LectroFan has been fantastic! I’ve slept with it for 2 nights now and have nothing but good things to say about the sounds it produces. There is no cycling or looping of a track as it generates the sounds via some sort of internal programming for a constant uninterrupted sound. There are 10 fan sounds and 10 white noise sounds from which to make your selection and I was pleasantly surprised to find a fan noise that matches my old fan perfectly. All of the fan noises are different and mimic a wide array of commonly heard fans. The white noise sounds are all pretty much the same sound increasing in pitch with each selection. The lowest white noise setting sounds similar to a fan, in my opinion, and the highest white noise setting resembles the snow/static of a TV channel without a signal. I can see how this would be great for private conversations such as in a therapist's office. The fan noise sounds so real that I have found myself forgetting there is no fan on my nightstand anymore and when I don’t feel a cold breeze I remember that I have this amazing little noise machine. The unit is very easy to operate and comes with easy to read instructions. The power cord has a USB connection on one side so you can plug it directly into a USB port if available or use the included USB power cube wall adapter. The other side of the power cord is a traditional connection that plugs into the base of the unit and tucks into a groove to guide it out of the bottom rear of the unit. The LectroFan can be used all night long or you can set it on a 60 minute timer. The volume can go very loud, much louder than I will ever need. The unit itself is very small and light, it is approximately 4 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall, making it easy to pack into a suitcase and very discreet on my nightstand. When sampling through the available noises there is a tone that will play once you have reached the first sound. I do wish there was a bit of a better system so that I can remember which noise I like, without having to count how many times I’ve pressed the button but it does remember the last sound you selected and will play that sound each time you turn it on until you select a new sound. The only other feature I think would be nice is a remote but it’s definitely not a deal breaker without one. Overall I am extremely pleased with the LectroFan and the only time I will ever use a fan at my bedside again is on hot summer nights when the air conditioning just isn’t cutting it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fan/Whitenoise Machine with a great little speaker

      Posted
      Fordman9870
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      LectroFan The unit is about the size of an Amazon puck, The box contents include the unit, a power cord that has one end that’s a usb so you can plug it into a docking station or a plugin that accepts usb. The unit will work for American or European 100-240 volts or 50/60 hz respectively. You can choose between 20 sounds (10 fan/10 white noise) The speaker is plenty loud and can be adjusted up/down at 1db increments. There is a timer that can be set from 60+ minutes. OBSERVATIONS: Unit feels sturdy, not a cheap light plastic feel. Rubber feet keep it in place. There are only 3 buttons on the device, Power, Volume and fan/white noise. After powering on unit and cycling through all sounds, the fan noises to me sound somewhat similar, they are different but a few sound the same just louder. The white noise is the same just different DB’s the higher pitch ones are almost ear piercing depending on the volume. Depending on the room size one could use this for privacy if placed near the door. It is supposed to make conversation almost unintelligible to others. I tested the unit all 10 white noise and concluded that from my voice was hard to hear up to 10 feet away in an open room. In a closed office or cubicle farm this may be better. However, this could also make cubicle farm people nearby complain about noise from machine. On the fan side (which I would use more) Fan noise are nice to drown out my teenagers phone conversations and tv noise when in bed. Of the 10 sounds available I like the bigger deeper sounding fans. I really liked the Oscillating fan, the noise gets louder then softer to make you think it is indeed oscillating. In conclusion: This is a nice little set up for those who could use semi private conversations or hide other unwanted noise. The speaker is loud and never distorts. There is not a screen to let you know what number of fan/white noise you are on. You have to cycle through to you hear a whoop to know you are back at the start. In the future it would be nice to have a small screen to see this. When you power down unit as long as power is supplied it will remember your settings. If un plugged it resets. Also in the future if they would add a line in to play music on the awesome speaker would be great. Also the addition of a usb to charge phones would make this a very nice multi use unit. This unit seems to be a very good quality device.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better Than I Thought

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      SamG
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      I ended up liking this little thing a lot more than I thought I would. I have used white noise apps on my phone in conjunction with a speaker and I didn't expect this to sound any better, but it does. The sound quality doesn't blow away the phone and speaker setup, but it's more even, which I am guessing is because of the fact the speaker is facing up and probably distributing the sound better. If you are a person who needs something like this to sleep I think it's a worthwhile purchase, especially if you are using a white noise app and just having your phone play the sound. Having the dedicated device is a lot easier than breaking out the whole phone and speaker deal. Things I Liked: The sound is very good and can get pretty loud for how small this thing is. You get a range of white noise options, as well as different types of fan sounds. I settled on Brown Noise #5, which is the 'darkest' of the white noise options and it did seem to have a positive impact on my sleep. Once you turn the speaker on you can set it on a sleep timer as well in 60 minute increments, which is nice. The thing itself is pretty small and inconspicuous as well and since the speaker is facing upward you can tuck into a corner or behind something and still get the sound. Things I Didn't Like: I wish there was some kind of display or indicator on it. There is are white noise and fan noise buttons that just cycle through the sounds without an indication of what each sound is. The manual does give you the list of sounds and you do get a little chime to indicate you've come back to the beginning of the selection, but some kind of knob and/or LED to give you a better sense of where you are would be nice. This is only a minor annoyance for me and I imagine most people as you will probably settle on the sound you like best when you first set it up and leave it from there.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Necessity for Apartment Living

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      TagMstr
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      I've been using the LectroFan for a while now and I love it. I need the noise of a fan or I can't sleep at all. I hear every little sound and get zero sleep. I used to use an actual fan, even in the dead of winter. Over the course of time it started to rattle and vibrate which does the opposite of helping me sleep! When I traveled I don’t need to worry about bringing my fan with me. I need to have just a smooth but loud fan sound and that's exactly what this LectroFan gives me. I had tried some phone apps first, but they all had bad sound quality and breaks in the sound loop were very distracting. I knew I didn't want a machine with sound loops, and from what I read this one would not have that. Again, correct. I cannot detect any sound looping or breaks. This little machine is like magic. You have 10 fan sounds and 10 white noise sounds. I prefer the fan sounds, and there are so many to choose from that you will definitely find one that you like. Given that the speaker covers the top of the unit and points up the sound is somehow magically spread out over the room and is much more realistic than a tiny little phone speaker or front facing electronic speaker. The biggest feature for me is the volume I can achieve with this machine. If I can't get my fan sound loud enough it won't help me sleep. This machine CAN get loud enough I love all the fan choices you get with LectroFan. I'm not one to use birds, or the ocean, or rain, or any sounds like that, so this unit is perfect for me But trust me, it works!! I am totally happy with it and recommend the LectroFan highly if you like fan or white noise sounds and want them good and loud!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Lectrofan is a truly useful gadget

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      Jules
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      I don't know what I was expecting - I think probably a larger unit than this is. However, I'm glad it is so small and unobtrusive. It's just a few inches in diameter with 4 rubberized feet and a good heft for the size. It is simple to operate and the plug fits neatly into the recessed jack on the bottom. Just a few buttons control the sound variables - there are many choices and you have to play around with it to find your sweet spot. And there are no operating lights! Thank goodness...I love gadgets, but I'm tired of everything being lit up. This is appropriate for a thing used in a bedroom for someone who may have sleep troubles. There is also a 3-hour timer, if one needs it. There are two sounds - fan and white noise - with the respective buttons selecting through the options for each. The fan sound's options range from a small fan to an industrial machine with the volume control refining the experience. White noise choices range from dense sound to massively dense sound. I haven't found any looping or breaks. The noise you choose never changes, drops out, repeats, or anything until you change settings. The power cord isn't that long, but since I can get such robust volume with this, it doesn't need to be next to me to be effective. My main interests in this are for modulating my environmental noise so I can concentrate while reading, and for sleeping. I live in a small but active neighborhood in the country, and it's almost to the point where I'd love some city traffic noise. It is mainly quiet here, which is nice except every sound is then magnified. Old folks yelling to each other (in a neighborly but annoying way), parents yelling at kids (seems like there's a lot of yelling), little dogs yipping at each other, big dogs talking about something, car doors slamming, trucks backing up, or a thousand birds - though I love them - chirping at 6am, and the cat, at 3 am, needing to remind me that she's there. This helps so much more than the tv, or a fan (I love my fan, but this works so much better). Now I just need to have another one so I don't have to move this one back and forth.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good white noise machine.

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      sdmarsh
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      At first I was a bit disappointed in the sounds that this machine makes. I had assumed that this made sounds like waves crashing on the beach. Or perhaps a stream gently rolling by, or rain drops falling. This is not that. This machine makes a total of twenty sounds. Ten are fan and ten are white noise. Personally I did not care too much for the white noise sounds. But I really liked the fan sounds as I usually have a fan blowing in the bedroom just for the noise it makes, not necessarily for the cooling except on hot summer nights. The fan sounds go from a huge industrial sound to oscillating, to a mellow fan. The unit has a volume switch so that you can adjust the sound from barely audible to very loud. Other switches are the on/off that also doubles as a timer switch for 1 hour then it will shut off gradually. The other switch a rocker type switch that you use to select the sound you want. A very cool feature of this machine is that you can plug it into a USB port on your computer, or in my case, my alarm clock has a USB port and I plug it into that. It also comes with an adaptor that you plug the USB power cable into, and then you plug that into the wall for power. You can view the cable and adaptor in my picture attached to my review. The machine is fairly heavy for it's size, a good thing I think as if it was too light, you may accidently push it off your night stand. It also helps that it has 4 silicone type feet to help prevent that. The machine is about the size of two hockey pucks stacked on top of each other. The USB power cord is a fairly generous 5 feet long. This machine is small enough to place in your luggage if you travel so that you can easily fall asleep when your staying in a hotel or even at a relatives house. I highly recommend this unit. It will save wear and tear on my fan and I'm sure on my electricity bill as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Delivers on an important market niche

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      Gerbil
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      The Lectrofan is a small, no-frills devices that does well with the basics of masking ambient noise. The combination of non-repeating noise generation and solid-state hardware (no moving parts) sets the Lectrofan apart from most other similarly-purposed devices that I've seen. It is simple enough to use that most people could quickly and thoroughly familiarize themselves with all of the device's features/buttons without looking at the manual. I would like to mention that the non-repeating noise generation is a huge factor for me personally. The noise patterns and cut-off/reset point of looping sounds commonly produced by competing devices pulls my conscious thought into unwittingly following the cycle, which is extremely counter-productive. What follows is a list of nit-picking observations that may not interest most people, and aren't likely to affect the utility of the Lectrofan for most users. - While the sounds generated may be adequate for the task of masking noise, the fidelity is not great. As is common with cheap speakers, low bassy tones are missing, meaning the low hums commonly produced by fans are not approximated by the Lectrofan. - This device does not come with the option of being battery powered. - Some of the fan settings sound similar to each-other (at least to me). - The very unusual heptagon shape of the chassis strikes me as perhaps an odd attempt at subliminally projecting the 'divine number' seven. I find the rounded design of the Micro Lectrofan to be much more appealing. - The text for the button labels has low contrast grey-on-white color which can be difficult to read in low light conditions. - The fan and white noise options strike me as an early beginning for procedurally generated random noise. It would be nice if mimicry of other soothing noises (such as found in many other looping noise generators) were implemented with the same non-looping methodology.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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