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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Better night's sleep, drowning everything else out

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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 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Better Than I Thought

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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 with 1 review

    A Necessity for Apartment Living

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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 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fan/Whitenoise Machine with a great little speaker

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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 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Small but nice!

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    Its a very compact and good looking device. It has a 60 min timer, in case you want to use it to just fall sleep. It has two settings for noises (fans and white noise= like the noise on a tv that hasn't captured signal from the air). I like using the fan noise more, as it relaxes me and I fall sleep within a few minutes. The white noises were too much for me, but YMMV. I like that it has several pitches for both of them, and you can also control the volume. Its very small, and fits perfectly on my night stand, next to my phone wireless charger!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Look no further!

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    I have used many white noise generators but none have come close to emulating the deep, rich sound that this one does. In the past, my clock radios had this function built in to it and did a mediocre job at best. The "LectroFan" is the "PREMIUM" white noise generator of choice in my opinion. The controls are simple and the design is minimal. the only thing that I would consider a negative is the operation of the delayed shut off. Each push of the button signifies 60 minuets. A small display or voice notification would be nice to verify that you have actually set the proper timer. Overall this unit performs flawlessly. I give it 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for sleeping!

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    This works great for sleeping at home or while traveling. This is about half the size of our older fan style white noise machine and has a lot more settings giving you better control over volume and the type of white noise that works best. Perfect to help drown out background noise of elevators and people in other hotel rooms when traveling. Super simple to setup and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Perfectly mimics my old fan, without the cold air!

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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 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The Lectrofan is a truly useful gadget

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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 with 1 review

    Very good white noise machine.

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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 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Better sleep

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    As a 3rd shifter in a busy ER, I am always looking for ways to get a better "night's" sleep. Previously I had in my arsenal a nice *noisy* box fan to drown out the sounds of daytime whilst I slept. So when the opportunity arose to test out a machine with 10 different fan sounds, I was intrigued, if not a bit skeptical. The actual unit is rather small, which is great for those with less space. The small size does not in any way lessen the volume. Of the 10 fan sounds, only one left me wondering who could utilize it (sounded like an old 1930's prop plane). The rest of the sounds are soothing, and can reasonably drown out any annoying sounds. There is also a selection of "white noise" sounds which can reasonably drown out such noises as well. I must say that the fan sounds are "authentic", and life-like. And are not "looped" like some other products (well, i'm sure they are - you just can't tell they are!). Verdict? If you don't have the room for a giant box fan - this device is perfect for you! I can also see the value in this unit for those that frequently travel, and stay at hotels. Another plus is that it can plug into a normal AC outlet, or a USB outlet. So if your hotel has a USB port on the bedside table - you are good to go!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Quality and Function

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    This unit is very well made, solid and designed well. It is small (about 4" diameter by 2" high) so it will fit on your nightstand nicely. There are more elaborate sound masking machines but not at this price point. It does have 20 different sounds and each sound can be adjusted to the required volume to cover up noises that can disturb your sleep or focus. The sounds cover various fan noises and other noises. You can connect via the included USB cable to a computer port (only to power this unit), or the unit also comes with a 120 VAC USB adapter. I liked the idea that it remembers your last setting when you power off. Also it has the ability to turn itself off in multiples of 60 minute intervals. My wife and I both liked the unit since at times there are noises that it covers including target shooting, fireworks, dog barking and so forth. You just dial in the right noise at the right sound level. I like this more than some units that play soothing music but really don't cover up noise. The manual is well done and helpful to explain the functions since this lower priced unit does not have lots of dials or display data. However it is easy to dial in the sound/volume you want. Note that when you cycle back to the first fan or white noise sound there is a little audible 'beep' so that you know you are at noise position #1; I almost missed that point in the manual but it is explained. This is not a toy, it comes with a one year warranty. Each unit has a serial number and you can register it online. Who ever designed this unit did a wonderful job to cover the functionality and design.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This machine is perfect!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Zero looping. 10 different fan sound choices. 10 different white noise choices. Volume adjusting. Can stay on all night, just like I need it to. This machine is worth EVERY penny. I sat it on the floor right by my bed and got a full night's sleep from the first time I used it. I love this product! It will be going with me, the next time I need to travel.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Delivers on an important market niche

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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
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    No hype here - this works!

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    A recent business trip gave the perfect opportunity to test out the Lectrofan Sound Machine and it passed with flying colors. In new surroundings, I typically do not sleep well for the first couple of nights. Different sounds etc play a role. So I took the Lectrofan with me to, hopefully, provide some background sound that would help me sleep and get some rest. There are choices of white noise and fans so I tinkered with it for a bit and found that the 2 sounds that worked best for me are the oscillating fan & classic white noise at a very low volume. Plus, it's small enough to be packed easily and is powered via USB so no big wall wart to lug around with it, a laptop USB port works just fine. Of course, YMMV but this little guy really works! If you background sound to help you sleep, I highly recommend trying out the Levtrofan Sound Machine for its versatility and effectiveness.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It works but can be so much better

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    This product does what it says. It has 10 different fan sounds and 10 levels of white noise that sounds like blowing air at different pitches. Now, one of the reasons I tried this product was help mask the sound of drumming by my percussionist teen but how an industrial fan would sound better than that is beyond me. I found the fan sounds harsh no matter the volume level. I much preferred the white noise as long as it wasn't too high pitched. While it didn't eliminate loud noises, it did cover low level and background noise quite well. I easily went to sleep with it taking away all those night time noises that just seem to make me alert every time I'm almost asleep. I liked that you can set it for 60 minutes so that it isn't running all night. To give equal opportunity, my teen tried it as well and found the white noise harsh and preferred the sound of the fans. So, this is definitely a personal preference situation. It works as advertised and if you are looking for something that will mask background noise, this works fine as long as it is set up close enough as it doesn't help if it is behind a closed door. (Yes, we did check that!) All that said, I think it could be so much more and hope the company rethinks their choices of sounds. Rather than an industrial fan, the sound of a cat purring would do just as well but have the added effect of being uplifting. I can think of so many sounds like that which would be must better than different fans or high pitched white noise yet still get the job done. I received this product to try in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Several sounds and good volume

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

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    This noise machine has white noise and fan noise settings. My wife likes the fan sounds, and they sound pretty realistic. The volume gets pretty loud too. This is the best noise machine we've owned by far.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Peaceful Enjoyment

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    Neighbors who create disturbances (parties, shouting & foul language, aggression, mischief, loud stereos & games, stomping, etc.) late into the evenings and on weekends, are selfish and inconsiderate. When their crude habits interfere with one's peaceful enjoyment to their home, the stress can be overwhelming and very uncomfortable. I want to be clear: there is no way to fully mask, for example, "creaking floorboards", "wire crackling", heavy-footed stomping, door-slamming, pounding. However, this appliance helps tremendously. It is portable, so I can use it anywhere I choose in my home. It has a wide range of volume settings; along with a variety of sound styles ranging from deep to high tonal qualities. It is an excellent accompaniment to my life balance and health maintenance practices amid some folks who have very little consideration for my quiet, unimposing lifestyle.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Much better than running a fan all night!

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    I bought to replace running a fan all night. I've used for a month or so and really like it. I've used one of the fan sounds and one of the white noise sounds. There is a good variety of both. The volume can go very loud or soft depending on what you like. It drowns out the neighbors barking dog on Saturday mornings when I like to sleep in. I might buy one for my friend who also needs to sleep with a fan at night. Also, it's a lot smaller than it looks in the picture on line which is great. It's small enough to take with you when traveling.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Does What It Should

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    First noise maker, I could have just bought a fan but that's my own dang fault. I like the delay feature (button below power will automatically turn it off after an hour) so it's not on all night - though I'm sure the power use is minimal.

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    I would recommend this to a friend