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SoftSpeaker-2 Pillow Speaker with Volume Control
SoftSpeaker-2 Pillow Speaker with Volume Control
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SoftSpeaker-2 Pillow Speaker with Volume Control

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Description

The SoftSpeaker™-2 has an in-line volume control built into the cord. You can use the wheel on the cord to control the volume coming through the speaker without having to adjust the volume on your radio, smart phone or other audio device.

To create the SoftSpeaker™-2 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 distributing 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 of in an industry where 90 days is generally the normal warranty period for a pillow speaker.

The original SoftSpeaker and SoftSpeaker-2 offer the perfect combination of comfort, privacy and quality. Its durable, high-flex cord and removable, washable cover help ensure longevity. If you have a tablet or smart phone we suggest 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

(Pat. #US D466,886 S) Size: 2" Dia., 6.5-foot cord with 1/8" jack.

Read about Solutions for the Sleepless to learn more about how a pillow speaker might be the perfect solution for you.

Features:
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
  • Speaker type: Neodymium-Ferrous-Boron (Rare Earth Magnet)
  • Stereo signal is actively combined for true mono sound
  • Larger, softer cover for maximum comfort
  • One-year Warranty.
The SoftSpeaker Pillow Speaker has a Removable & Washable Cover The SoftSpeaker Pillow Speaker Conforms to Pillow Contour The SoftSpeaker Pillow Speaker has a Durable, High Flex Cord Restraint
soft, removable and washable cover. Conforms to Pillow Contour Durable, High Flex Cord Restraint
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Robert Reynolds
Portland, OR
June, 25 2018
Perfect for my needs
At bedtime I start a stream of progressive podcasts and listen until I fall asleep. Not unusually, I waken at some point during the night and either continue the stream or shift to another one.Before I had the pillow speaker, I used earbuds. I had to twist the cord over my head every time I rolled over. Any change of stream volume had to be at the stream device. Since I've had the pillow speaker with volume control, both of those difficulties are eliminated.
PROS
See above.


CONS
No corded earphone lasts forever as far as I know. I had to replace my first set after three or four years.


BEST USES
Listening to streaming audio while in bed.

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M
WI
January, 9 2018
Love it
Wonderful product, fall asleep with it every nite.
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TZ
Blue ash, Oh
January, 7 2018
Really Answers a Need !
Works well - keeps peace in the family.
PROS
Good Quality SoundPlenty of VolumeCushioned Cover that is WashableLocal Volume ControlLong Cord


CONS
High price especially when shipping costs are factored in.


BEST USES
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WMetcalf
34788
June, 16 2017
high quality sound
2nd purchase of this product I damaged original unit after 1 years use. I have tried 4 other brands over the years - this is far superior
PROS
volume control,comfortable,good sound


CONS
none


BEST USES
overnight

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CWalker
Arizona
June, 10 2017
Second Time Around
This is my second purchase of this item. I lost my last one when I moved. I love the convenience of it so much I had to have another. I especially love the volume control - it is well worth the money.
PROS
You can listen to the radio without bothering your partner.


CONS
None


BEST USES
Nightime radio listening.

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TValentine
Saint Paul, MN
June, 3 2017
Met all expectations
I purchased this for my mother who had this product without the volume control. She uses it at night to listen to talk radio when she can't sleep. She loves the volume control and is very satisfied.
PROS
Great sound,nice volume control


CONS
None

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EWilson
PA
May, 23 2017
It doesn't get any better!!
We have dealt with your company for many years and have always been well pleased. Thank you for your great service.
PROS
Your service is superb!


CONS
none

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JRutkowski
Gaylord Mi
April, 14 2017
Buyer beware
CC Radio: Use it before you sell it.
PROS
Sound is good


CONS
The volume control 12 inches from the speaker sucks. You have to search for the control when you need to change the volume. This is especially troublesome when sleeping on your side and the cable is behind you. The control button needs to be on the speaker (like the one I am replacing) or right next to it. The little blue back is cute but non functional.

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LJ
NV
February, 2 2017
Works just like it was supposed to.
Using it with a CCrane Skywave set for sleep timer. The speaker stays out of the way (use it under the pillow case so it stays put) and if I fall asleep before the timer turns the radio off, I don't wind up tangled in wires when I wake up.
PROS
Better solution than earbuds that tangle while sleeping.,Seems to be durable so far.,The volume control is convenient.


CONS
None


BEST USES
Listening to radio without bothering anyone else

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JMaycox
Lewistown, MT
January, 22 2017
Perfect with the volume control
I was using a pillow speaker for 10 years when it started to short out. I drove my husband crazy with turning the volume up on the radio so I could hear it. The new pillow speaker has a volume control on it and it is wonderful. I can have the volume up on the radio because of fluctuations in broadcasts and control how loud my speaker is. Just love it.
PROS
Volume control is handy


BEST USES
I use it to have the radio on while I go to sleep. I only work a couple of days a week and it is nice to wake to,music and not wake up my hubbie.

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JKarshna
N. Wisconsin
January, 18 2017
OK, but could easily be better
Speaker is not comfortable when one lays on it for more than a few minutes as one has to do in order to hear it. Under a pillow sound is usually not loud enough. Improve cord and increase loudness but meanwhile, can't find one any better. I'll keep looking but will probably have to order another.
PROS
Sound is good though not enough volume. Comfortable as compared to others.


CONS
Volume control could be at the speaker itself,Weak point is where cord attaches to the speaker. Mine both failed at this point.


BEST USES
Should be obvious!

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JWilson

December, 15 2016
Exceeds my expectations!
This product is - hard to find - I shopped at Radio Shack, Walmarts and other stores that carry electronics - they simply are not available - I was so glad to be able to purchase this through your company
PROS
This pillow-speaker is perfect for listening to programs without disturbing anyone else. The volume control feature is an added benefit. The best feature here is the - flexible cord - that a product of this kind requires.


CONS
I think it would be helpful to have the - volume control knob - closer to the microphone.


BEST USES
I use my pillow speaker to listen to my C. Crane radio perfect fit!

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RA
Los Altos, CA
December, 8 2016
Not quite as good as Radio Shack
Have had several of the Radio Shack units for years, but they eventually wear out and RS doesn't sell them any more. This unit is several times more expensive than the RS unit. The volume control on this is much less convenient than the RS unit where it's right on the speaker. It's awkward to adjust volume and it's quite a distance down the cord. The cord is thinner than RS cord RS gets stiff over time don't know about this one yet. The RS volume control failed on one of my units and this uses the same kind of control, so it may be subject to the same kind of failure again don't know yet. The speaker is smaller and one-sided, so you have to have the correct side up to hear it. It's harder to tell which side is up than the RS where the volume control and cord lets you know. The RS distorts at higher elevations (e.g. 5000') don't know about this one yet. The cover on this is nice and soft RS has no cover. The volume seems to match the RS unit.
PROS
Nice cover,Volume control


CONS
one-sided,volume difficult to operate,expensive

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JD
Topock, AZ
August, 31 2016
Can Stream All Night!
Highly recommend!
PROS
I put this speaker between the pillow case and the pillow and attach to my phone so I can listen to Sirius/XM Radio or Audible books at night while my husband is asleep. I use it every night! Just love it!!


BEST USES
Us ewith a spouse who like to retire earlier than you do. Travel,use to stream while on the road and not miss my favorites on the Patriot Channel of SiriusXM.

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BWargo
Pennsylvania
April, 6 2016
The best But....
So close, but not perfect...
PROS
Very good construction and the best sound you're going to find


CONS
The volume control should be further away from the speaker. Through typical tossing and turning the volume control knob turns inadvertently. It's bad for business if the volume gets turned down and you don't hear the alarm in the morning. They should move the control another 8-10 inches.


BEST USES
Talk radio

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JKELLY
Peoria, IL
December, 1 2015
Great value - great performance
I insert this into the top of the pillow case near where my ear will lay & adjust position of the SoftSpeaker after laying my head on the pillow. Pillow case keeps it clean, keeps it in place, and sound easily penetrates the material of the pillow case. Excellent product - totally satisfied.
PROS
Small - delivers good sound - long cord.


CONS
None


BEST USES
To provide sound without disturbing anyone else.

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RMcGraw
Hutchinson, MN
November, 22 2015
Works for me!
With constant ringing in my ears, some nights it's hard to fall to sleep. This is where the pillow speaker comes in. I took the cover off because I wanted a little more volume. The volume control is within reach and I can listen to Public Radio as much as I want. The automatic shutoff on the radio does its job when I fall asleep.
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MSiminski
Washington State
March, 5 2015
Over priced but.....
This item is not very comfortable and is over priced, but the dog won't chew it so don't need to run the risk of loosing ear phones. Pulse don't like sleeping with ear phones. This pillow speaker does not work under pillow either.would give it 3.5 stars
PROS
Sturdy


CONS
Over priced,Uncomfortable


BEST USES
Listening to voice. Ie podcast,books on tape

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RThomas
ca
October, 26 2014
Great idea but not comfortable
I love the idea of this product because I usually go to sleep with ear buds, which cant be good. But I find the pillow speaker too hard to lie on. If I put it under my pillow, I hear nothing. A feather pillow might be better for this but I sleep with a foam pillow.
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DGlynn
Joplin, MO
July, 3 2014
Even Excellent Can Get Better
My first SoftSpeaker with volume control had good sound, and was well suited for the stated purpose. A NICE improvement would be putting the volume control much closer to the speaker. An EXCELLENT improvement would be a pillow speaker that could also be used to select stations. (Look. If we can put a man on the Moon . . .)
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tray
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA
February, 27 2012

If I could give this speaker 3 1/2 stars I would, but it's not good enough to be a 4 or bad enough to be a 3. As someone who has used a radio shack pillow speaker (under ten bucks) for years, I expected a little/lot more from C. Crane. The speaker is tinny, which is usually ok if you just listen to talk. The volume switch is too far from the speaker, you have to follow the cord down to find it - not an easy task in the dark. The speaker, unlike radio shack, has to be facing toward your ear, and the cover is not very comfortable - and also has to be facing your ear with the padded side up.I would suggest making the volume control much closer to the speaker, a speaker that would sound the same from either side, a speaker that sounded better, and a cover that was more comfortable that could be used on either side. Too expensive for what you get.Radio Shack does have an upgraded pillow speaker, but I had trouble finding one and got this. Better to shop around first.On the positive side, t
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General Specifications
Sensitivity: 115dB
Frequency: 20~20,000Hz
Impedance: 32Ω
Driver Unit: 40mm
Plug Type: 3.5mm Stereo
Cable Length: 6.5-ft w/Restraint to Prevent Wire Damage
Dimensions: 2" Dia.
Speaker type: Neodymium-Ferrous-Boron (Rare Earth Magnet)
Speaker Cover: Super Plush and Washable
Warranty: 1-Year Limited
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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