Gadget of the Week - Marpac Dohm

Whether you’re struggling to fall asleep at night or need a little extra help for a restful midday nap, the Marpac Dohm Classic white noise machine could be the sound solution you’ve been looking for.

This classic white noise machine boasts a dual speed fan and fully adjustable tone and volume settings, to ensure you can create and maintain your own personalized sound environment. The ability to control fan speeds means you’ll be able to test out different levels of noise, all without having to deal with the unwanted cold air that could come from a traditional fan.

Even if you don’t have trouble falling asleep, as Marpac explains, the addition of white noise “works all night long to drown out the random noises that would have woken you up,” which then “means that you sleep more solidly and deeply, and rise feeling more rested and restored.”

Even better? Unlike many other white noise machines, this device is sleek and progressive looking, making it the perfect bedside table accessory for stylish Geeks. It’s also compact enough to travel easily. With its elegant design and adjustable settings, the Dohm is also perfect for getting some relaxing background noise into your workplace - hence why WIRED has named it one of the best pieces of gear “for turning your office into a calming oasis.”

This gadget is available on Marpac’s official site or via Amazon for $44.95. At purchase, you can choose from four different sleek colors: black, tan, cloud white, and gray.

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