This pillow speaker has saved a marriage or two ...
The SoftSpeaker™ is the first pillow speaker designed not just to go under your pillow. It can sit right on your pillow, closer to your ear, so you can keep the volume where only you can hear it.
To create the SoftSpeaker™, we started with a rare earth magnet speaker. We then encased it in soft, padded foam and put it in a teddy-bear soft cover that is removable and washable. It's so plush you can rest your ear right on it. Plug the speaker into the headphone jack of any radio or smart phone, put it on your pillow and enjoy some of the highest music and voice fidelity available in a pillow speaker. It offers the perfect combination of comfort, privacy and quality.
We started manufacturing pillow speakers over 20 years ago and realized they break more often than one would think. So, we took up the quest to design a better, longer lasting Pillow Speaker. In developing this speaker, we also focused on the common wire break point where the cord enters the pillow speaker. The wire (where it enters the pillow speaker) can harden and eventually break. Our design uses a high quality fiber reinforced wire and a very flexible soy oil based rubber protective outer cover to help improve the longevity. To stand behind this design, we offer a one year warranty. This is unusual in an industry where 90 days is generally the normal warranty period for a pillow speaker.
Size: 2" Dia., 6.5' cord with 1/8" stereo plug. Removable, teddy bear soft washable cover.
"Finally there is a pillow speaker that sounds great." -- Steve Kruschen, Mr. Gadget.
Check out Steve Kruschen's The Mr. Gadget Consumer Tech Guide where books are sold.
We always strive to meet our customer's needs, so in 2011, we introduced the SoftSpeaker's sister, the SoftSpeaker-2, which has an in-line volume control so you don't have to reach for your radio or tablet to control the volume and the SoftSpeaker-3, which amplifies audio from devices where the volume is normally too low and it can also compensate for some common hearing loss.
Read about Solutions for the Sleepless to learn more about how a pillow speaker might be the perfect solution for you.
|Removable & Washable Cover||Conforms to Pillow Contour||Durable, High Flex Cord Restraint|
March, 27 2020
Use when traveling easy to pack
At night in ded
Idaho Falls, ID
February, 22 2020
My wife and I have been using these for years. We always keep a few on hand to give away as gifts.
Nice audio quality - use it on my CC WiFi radio and Skywave SSB before falling to sleep. Listen to your nighttime radio shows in bed without disturbing your spouse.
Listening to music and/or radio shows in bed without disturbing others.
Finger Lakes, NY
January, 19 2020
I bought one and loved it so much that I bought two more. Comfortable to sleep on and the fidelity is much better than the small size.
Comfortable and it doesn't slide all around the night.
Night time listening
32 Caminito Amore, Henderson,
October, 9 2019
Having been a customer of C. Crane for almost 30 years we have bought almost everything they offer. Especially pillow speakers. Being one that listens to AM radio all night these are a must as my wife enjoys her sleep. These pillow speakers have been with me all over the world. Plus being a Ham radio operator short wave.
Very soft and comfortable.
After extended use the input plug wires do fail so I have bought many over the years
Night time use so not to bother my wife!
September, 12 2019
I have tried several others. This is clearest and most rubust
Good sound, comfortable, rubust.
June, 24 2019
We have used these pillow speakers for years. These are the third ones we have ordered. I do not like the change made to the plush cover.
Comfortable, reasonable clarity.
With daily use, the wire eventually broke just below the rubber connection. Easily remedied by winding the first couple of inches into the band across the cover. This new cover has no band. NOT an improvement. Sorry.
Great for insomniacs or those with tinnitus.
December, 15 2018
Thickness is 0.36 without the muff and about 3/4 with the muff. Diameter of the transducer is 1.81. Don't get it near your credit cards because the magnetic field is pretty strong. Cord and plug seem to be pretty robust. Others have complained about the cord hardening but this is probably due to lengthy exposure to face oils as it is used. To avoid this put the speaker under the pillow case. The pillow case should protect it from face oils.Fidelity and tone are very good. Sensitivity is good enough to use it on the stereo headphone jacks of my Skywave, Skywave SSB, CC Radio EP, and my Pocket, but you do have to turn up the volume a bit. If you like loud sound from your pillow speaker, you might want the amplified version, not this one. Overall I like it but it's a little lumpy in the pillow.
Washable muff, compatibility with stereo headphone output of devices.
A little bit lumpy in the pillow.
Quiet night listening.
November, 17 2018
Great for private listening
Works great as advertised.
Anytime private listening is wanted.
September, 2 2018
Super soft, super comfortable. Lay your head on it, put on top ear, all works. Lightweight, flexible line. My second one, older and at night, listen to radio when awake, puts me back to sleep and doesn't bother wife.
great fidelity, comfortable and non disturbing to wife.
Clifton Hts, PA
July, 22 2018
After about 10 years I'm on my third SoftSpeaker. It has the best sound of any around. I make good use of it nightly.
I prefer the speaker without volume control since it is used with a small radio with it's volume control at hand.
It is rather expensive and always seems to snap the wire inside the flexible plug. I've tried reinforcing it with electrical tape but it just doesn't work. I wish the plug could be improved. Otherwise I love this speaker.
Bedtime for late night baseball games.
June, 28 2018
Best I could find. I have recommended it to someone who bought it right away.
Good sound, good volume, comfortable.
I use it to listen to audio books while resting.
April, 9 2018
This is the 3rd or 4th one I have purchased. I play my radio all night long so I wear them out fast. They are great for listening privacy.
January, 14 2018
Just ordered 2 more always want a spare.Have used nightly since 2013 with t.v and CD player. yes they need replacement after twisting around under pillow if restless sleeper.
Not have loud tv after falling asleep. Lasts a few years, after twisting it around while asleep and knocking off mattress. LOVE No earbuds in ear while sleeping
Yes needs replacement after a few years. Well worth the money
Night t.v or cd or radio without loud blaring after getting to sleep.
January, 8 2018
The speaker provides outstanding sound clarity. The wire that is attached to it is a joke. I have had several speakers and in a year or two the wire fails where it attaches to the mike. I have tried adding a rubber tubing collar there to reinforce the connection, but it does not solve the problem. WHY NOT USE A MUCH HEAVIER WIRE FOR THIS PART??
Excellent SOUND QUALITY
TERRIBLE.....MUCH TOO LIGHT CONNECTING WIRE
Traverse City, MI
May, 26 2017
This is the second purchase of the same item. The first one still works but is looking worn after 4 years of use. I have tried other pillow speakers but none have lasted or worked as well as this one. It is small enough so that you don't feel like you have a rock under your pillow! Plenty of volume.
Holds up. Good volume. Small and unnoticeable under pillow.
Are there any Cons?
March, 31 2017
I fall asleep every night using the pillow speaker with my (brand) book reader and my husband isn't kept awake by unwanted sound.
Durable and comfortable.,Lasts for years and years.
Be lulled to sleep with your favorite music or meditation CD or book reader
March, 1 2017
`just recently bought by 3rd SoftSpeaker in about 15 years. I live behind Genesee Ridge in the foothills west of Denver at about 7600 feet. There is no reliable TV or radio reception without cable or dish. I have an internet radio at my bedside and listen to various NPR stations across the country, depending on what program is on when I listen. My husband does not like noise at night so pillow speaker is perfect for me. I'm satisfied beyond words! Please don't ever discontinue this product.
Good soud,Comfortable to sleep on,Nice long cord
January, 6 2017
she loves this little speaker, by the way how about bringing back the radio that has am fm two alarms, speaker jack, Can't find any in any store, something is always missing
We had one for my wife and it lasted for about 3 years,it was perfict for her. and for me
New Berlin, WI
January, 5 2017
I have found this works well if you lay it next to your ear. But since it is a bit uncomfortable to put under your ear as you fall asleep, your partner may still hear a bit of sound if you have a quiet room. All in all, this is the best pillow speaker I have used.
It's difficult to find a pillow speaker that has good sound. This one does.,Has a nice cover.,The cord is much thicker than others I have had.
As soft as the cover over the speaker is it is not soft enough to put under your ear and fall asleep.
November, 28 2016
Came back to write a review mostly because I HAVEN'T found a great alternative and wanted to share my experience. It was a good speaker. Rating would be much higher had it lasted but it is pricey for less than 2 years of use. I was making my own and they lasted longer. Initial quality looked really good. No warning, never any static or apparent problems with cord. It just didn't work all of a sudden.
Just died without any warning. No static or visible damage. Just stopped working
November, 8 2016
I'm an early riser and use the pillow speaker to get the latest news. I could do this without disturbing anyone else in our home.
Long cord. Comfortable feel.
October, 30 2016
The most comfortable pillow speaker on which to rest your head.
This is the only pillow speaker that lasts and lasts. While it may seem expensive,it most assuredly isn't. Other pillow speakers of lesser price last but a short time with the cord invariably breaking where it enters the speaker. This pillow speaker lasts for years! There's a dofference between cheap and inexpensive. The softspeaker is not cheap but it sure is inexpensive.
No replace cover is available. The cover is washable but it physically does show wear after a time.
Listening to your CCrane radio in bed without disturbing your partner.
October, 3 2016
loudness depends on closeness to your ear, pillow thickness, and type of fill. Never had a problem, however, adjusting it to make it work fine.
all other brands of cords (Radio Shack) have worn out. 2 years plus on this one. nary a problem. happy to buy another if it did wear out.
August, 26 2016
Would highly recommend it. Great buy. The cover is very soft and comfortable.
I use mine 365 days a year. I never travel without it. I have to replace them every so often because I actually wear them out! As I get older (66) my hearing is getting worse. This enables my to hear my TALK RADIO shows when I go to bed at night. I have been using these for over 10 years now. They have improved a few features on it to enhance it. I highly recommend it...
Nothing really to complain about.
August, 27 2015
covering is soft
Not close to loud enough compared with ear buds
August, 26 2015
I love this speaker and it has become a must have for me over the years.
So convenient to listen with in bed an not disturbing others. Buying my 3rd today in about 10 years. Forgot 1st one at a hotel,Puppy ate my current one today. My own fault there. Ordering a new one the same day.
It can become slightly uncomfortable after an extended amount of time resting your ear on it directly but slightly shifting your head on the pillow solves any problem
Love it for falling asleep to favorite to my favorite radio programs & podcasts without disturbing my wife next to me in bed.
May, 10 2015
I am purchasing my third soft speaker Can't remember when I bought the first one, but it might be about 15 years ago.. The last one I mistakenly must have left in a drawer when I moved. Have tried to get along without it...and it is not working.
They last forever...great product
One ear is absolutely non functioning and having the pillow speaker helps me listen with the other ear that I sleep on..
San Jose CA
December, 20 2014
Durable and works great !!!
December, 6 2014
I find the pillows too fat, so use it inside my pillowcase without its own cushions. Its very good at not making sounds that bother others (spouses). The failure point is the last foot of cord near the speaker gradually becomes stiff, and then it cracks and fails. Presumably plasticizer is leaving the insulation. A silicone insulation might do better. And plasticizers are sometimes health hazards... But Im buying another.
December, 3 2014
I have been using the pillow speaker every night for over 7 years and never had a problem with it. I dont know why other people have had a problem with the cord.
July, 30 2014
I have written before to CC Radio asking that the speaker be built with a heavier cord. I find the cords last a year or so and then fail where the extra rubber attaches to the speaker. I have bought lots of radios from CC Radio and admire their quality, but continuing to build these speakers with an obvious deficiency is hard for me to understand
July, 17 2014
Over time the wire gets twisted and this causes static in the speaker
East Bay Area, CA.
March, 5 2014
This is the best thing I have EVER purchased!! It doesnt bother your sleeping partner, its cute and adorable and I use it every night. I can't sleep without noise and I can listen to anything I want all night long. I bought two, just in case something happens because I know I'd flip out without it. Hopefully, you'll enjoy it also. C Crane is one of my favorite companies and they are honest, up front and have great business people to deal with. Try out some of their orphan items too. A good discount, not matter what, they'll back up their products.
SAINT PAUL, MN
September, 28 2010
Great!!! Love it.
|Plug Type:||3.5mm Stereo|
|Cable Length:||6.5-ft w/Restraint to Prevent Wire Damage|
|Speaker type:||Neodymium-Ferrous-Boron (Rare Earth Magnet)|
|Speaker Cover:||Super Plush and Washable|
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.