We’ve all been there. It’s bed time and you look at the clock and 15 minutes have passed but you’re still wide awake. Tick-tock, tick- tock, you look at the clock again…..10 minutes have passed and you’re no closer to sleep. Now you’re getting frustrated and anxious. You need to fall asleep and the more you think about it the less likely you are to nod off . You know your partner is unknowingly rubbing it in by being sound asleep, but you decide to start World War Three by turning on your radio (or Kindle or iPhone) so you can distract your thoughts and finally get some much-needed sleep. Sound familiar?
If so, we have some solutions for you.
Our first option is the SoftSpeaker Pillow Speaker – This little device is also known as the marriage saver. It is soft enough that you can lay directly on the plush covered speaker or you can place it under your pillow. Plug it directly into the headphone jack of your device and you can listen to whatever you want without waking your partner. Now you’ve avoided World War Three and you’ve gotten to fall asleep (or at least learned something interesting) making tomorrow a much better day than it would have been otherwise. We have this version of pillow speaker available with a volume control.
Our newest solution in the struggle for slumber is the Amplified Pillow Speaker with Kevlar. We created it based upon feedback from users of the original SoftSpeakers and it is designed to overcome limitations with newer technology. We’d heard from many of our customers that the devices they were plugged into such as iPads, Kindles, iPhones, Chromebooks, etc. were “too quiet” or “barely audible”. This has even been a problem for some radio listeners. This prompted us to create an amplified version to allow you to listen at a volume that works for you, even when the device you’re using wants to limit the loudness. Whether the issue is your device or the fact that your ears don’t work the way they used to, the Amplified SoftSpeaker Pillow Speaker will allow you to get rid of the earbuds and the frustration of getting tangled up and enjoy your audio books, Netflix or radio show at the volume you prefer.
If you aren’t sure which solution is right for you, please call us and we’d be happy to walk you through making a selection.
Getting a good night’s sleep may be more important than you think. According to the National Sleep Foundation, there are many negative health effects from inadequate sleep ranging from unsafe driving to heart disease. Listening to 45 minutes of music before falling asleep relaxes your parasympathetic nervous system, which helps your body relax. Sleep is such a hot topic, Oprah’s O Magazine had an entire section dedicated to it in the January 2018 issue.
I listen to Coast to Coast on my echo dot. A pillow speaker would be nice.
I like to listen to Nick Digilio on WGN when I’m awake at night.
I use my CC Pocket Radio with the pillow speaker under my pillow. I love the presets and bandwidth settings on that radio.
coast to coast is the way to go.
I’ve had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep since childhood. I’ve listened to talk radio, old radio programs and music since the days of Ira Blue on KGO in San Francisco (mid 60’s) and pillow speakers are the best thing to come out in all that time. The volume can be kept discreet enough to not wake me up or disturb my wife.
Can’t sleep without coast 2 coast.
I use my iphone and listen to Midnight in the Desert, but don’t like to leave it on ALL night, and the audio isn’t really that great, so I think this speaker solution would be the answer.
I use my Sony icf 76000 and listen to am at night coast to coast am. Etc.
I listen to ocean waves. I put on a continual loop, so no stops. Unlike the radio, no commercials!
p,s, I love the beautiful quilt blocks appearing on the right of each response. Someone must be a quilter at C.Crane!
I record podcasts onto my CC Witness to put me to sleep. The CC Witness allows audio variations, sufficient audio and can be set for automatic shut-off. A great little device!
I listen to audio books to help distract me and fall asleep.
Yes I always listen to music on my phone or TV until I fall asleep. It would be great to have a pillow speaker, then I wouldn’t worry about distracting others.
I listen coast to coast
I always listen to George Noorey Coast to Coast. Also re-runs of Art Bell. Also WBZ. I don’t know how I lived without my night time RadioTalk Shows. Thank you C Crane. Ellen
I go to sleep listening to Public Radio International, National Public Radio, or CBC at night.
When I was around 9 or 10 I recieved a crystal radio kit for Christmas. My bed springs were my ground. Reception at night was very good. I listened to WOR NY. I fell asleep listening to Gene Shepard, Bob and Ray and others. Now with my CC I Radio many of the old radio programs are back. I feel back in my younger days laying in bed at night. It isn’t until morning when I wake and the aches and pains of old age return that I feel let down.
I also started to listen to Gene Shepard at aabout 9 yrs old and I still listen to him on insomniac theatre on my internet radio
I can really identify with your memory. I received a crystal radio as a child and do the same thing. CC Radio is a great company that never disappoints me.
I listen to my CC Pocket radio every night to fall asleep. What’s weird is I fall asleep to rock and roll. I also go thru a lot of AA batteries cause there is not a timer on my radio..
I have included a link for CC Pocket Radio’s Manual which will help you on Pg. 6 to show how to turn on the Sleep Timer which will turn off your radio after the time you program it to be which in turn will help save the life of your Batteries!
Click to access cc-pocket-radio.pdf
Coast to Coast puts me to sleep even if I would want to hear more of it. I am buying your radio so would love to win the Pillow Speaker .
99% of the time I go to sleep with the RED EYE RADIO using my pillow speaker so it does not bother my wife. Years ago that was a problem until a friend told me of the “pillow speaker”. Boy that was great. Purchased one from another supplier and it did not last very long. Purchased the PILLOW SPEAKER from CCCrane and it has been used every night and the speaker and cord is still like new!
I listen to Coast to Coast, and that seems to do the trick, sometimes, would love the pillow speaker. Terri Reed
I have your plastic pillow speaker, and sometimes it goes in and out, don’t know if the wires are crimped, but most the time it works good, but I think the new one would be much better, I hope to get one sometime. but I too go to bed with COAST TO COAST and then I konk out and I wake up , then back to bed and the radio in my ear, and out I go again. but some times there are things I just want to hear and hope I don’t fall asleep…ha. but I just take a nap later on. I have really enjoyed your electronic items you have made up, and am grateful for your business. someday I hope to have one of your radio’s (that plugs in). money is limited, and I still work at 81,,,but have appreciate your electronic devices. thanks, I heard about you on coast to coast!!. thanks.
I’m also a Coast to Coast addict/listener/insomniac. i listen(unfortunately and inadvertently so does my wife) on my CC pocket radio. Help my wife of 40 yrs.get a good nights sleep at long last, please!
A lifetime listener of the radio before and during sleep. Once married, I had to cut back on this habit until I found a pillow speaker.. Currently, I use Alexa and use her wide range of stations and genres with a pillow speaker. The speaker is not a soft speaker, but has served me well the past three years. Yes, I have purchased many pillow speakers over the years. One was the Crane pillow speaker with the volume control.. The pillow speaker was well used until the cord/speaker would not work. I like viewing the products C.Crane offers, and I own a few.
I have bought 2 radios from C-CRANE. Who I obviously learned about from “coast to coast” YEARS AGO (10+years?) however living in the bay area I DID NOT need one! cc radios are not close to being cheap Then i moved to (i can hardly admit it) clearlake,ca in a mountainous area 100 north of san francisco & not much closer to sacramento! to the “east” the radio advertisements said that a CC RADIO could PULL IN radio stations that the others CANT! (I remembered this!) my favorite station is weak & only puts out 5,000 watts! ( my station is”VERY” popular with the “SILENT majority” but hated at CC RADIO & the greater bay area ) & to make matters worse i listen at 5:00am (WORST time for reception!!!!) MONEY was & is a “HUGE” issue! but i had NO CHOICE! my first C-CRANE radio was bought 9 months ago & was the EP PRO c-crane’s most INEXPENSIVE RADIO WITH A “TWIN COIL FERRITE” ANTENNA. which is a MUST for my BAD RECEPTION ISSUES! I so wish i had the money for a “digital radio” with this antenna! HOWEVER!!!! this radio DOES PULL IN the san francisco stations including my favorite station that in my state of origin it’s probably no longer safe to announce it? (i was surprised the radio was made in china! i don’t remember art bell telling us that they were? & i thought he mentioned cc-radios being built in the USA? maybe “he meant” that the main office was here in the states?) so 3 weeks ago working in my yard & being Harassed by the “Renters” on both sides of my house (very bad people) I BADLY NEEDED a SMALL RADIO with ear phones to drown out the harassing “renters” & for doing work (home surveillance system) on my FIRST HOME without hearing the “harassment” so i again returned to C-CRANE! however this time I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED!!!! knowing i would be using the “small portable”(pocket) RADIO in the DAYTIME (BETTER RECEPTION) I bought the CC POCKET RADIO! & IT”S BLOWING ME AWAY! i did not expect the “A+” PERFORMANCE & I LOVE IT BEING A DIGITAL RADIO! & the biggest surprise of all is IT WILL PULL IN MY favorite 5,000 watt radio station at 5:00am (although not as well as it’s bigger brother the EP-PRO (& we cant expect it to!) my POCKET RADIO is well built & can TAKE A BEATING! as it must! because i am HARD on it! it’s lock-out is great as all of it’s features! (i wish MY EP-PRO was built as well! but in DEFENSE of the EP-PRO it holds 4 size D alkaline heavy batteries as i PREFER! (the handle broke! & it’s cool ! because it DOES IT”S JOB! in pulling it the weak stations! but once again i really wish i could of afforded a “DIGITAL” EP-PRO! THANK YOU C-CRANE! CHRIS DUTRO,clearlake,ca.
This new pillow speaker could be a marriage saver!
I listen to old time radio when trying to sleep. If that doesn’t work I listen to a talking book. Doesn’t seem to matter, any book can send me off to dreamland. In my early years as a Cubs fan, well, lets just say sleep came easy.
I listen to George Noory -Coast to Coast
I listen to coast to coast am every night for the last probably 25+ yrs; since Art ruled the airwaves (love that man!). Its the best education you can get y the cost in great! No student loans to pay back. I have the 2E radio y the Turk reciever and head phones from C .CRANE, which I love! y I sleep so well after c2c is over at 4 am my time zone but a pillow speaker would be a nice addition to my nightly education. Its the only way George y Tom y callers could be any closer! Also listen to Jimmy Church before c2c.
I have no tv because I want it that way.
I’m a “radio head” y pc person all the way! I still find Art Bell in cyber space and what a joy that is!
Happy Chinese New Year today folks y have a great year!
I’ve been a late night radio fan for the last 30+ years or so, dating back to “Larry King Live” I will typically fall asleep within 1-2 hours. There doesn’t seem to be as wide a “variety” as there once was. Too much Negative “political stuff.” Very little informative or intellectual challenge.
Radio is still the media of promise!
I didn’t realize so many people fell asleep the same way I did. Didn’t even know there was a pillow speaker.
I can’t explain why but the drone of any talk radio at night is a lullaby to my ears.
Police scanner -usually Portland OR even though i live in Kansas City. The irregular nature seems to distract and tame my tinnitus. All the endorsements for Coast to Coast mean I’ll look it up and give a listen again -haven’t done so in years.
I’m surprised I am the first to say I listen to the Gospels on my I Pad. Usually, 5-10 chapters and I’m gone. I need the pillow speaker because I’ve heard you can get brain tumors having them close to your head. Is that true?
Thanks for commenting Susan. It is best to not have devices such as iPads next to your head so our Pillow Speakers would be very beneficial. https://www.defendershield.com/ipad-radiation-ways-protect-yourself/, https://www.defendershield.com/shop/tablet-radiation-protection-case/ Here’s a website to learn more about what is concerning you and a link for a protective shield from radiation from your device if you choose not to listen on a pillow speaker. Ours are soft and the Pillow Speaker 3 https://www.ccrane.com/item/hdp_audio_soft_ps3/103/softspeaker-3_amplified_pillow_speaker_with_in-line_volume_control_and_sleep_timer is the best we carry.
I listen to archives of Art Bell on YouTube
I listen to Coast to Coast AM, when I can get it. (SF Bay Area uses it as filler radio. Sometimes I can pull it in scrachily from Portland or Sacramento.) And Stephanie Miller Show recasts otherwise. If I win this, I’d like the amplified pillow speaker 3.
I listen to guided meditation from the 10% Happier app to relax and drift off to sleep. I’ve tried it with ear buds, but that just aggravates me. Perhaps the combination of pillow speaker with white noise from husband’s CPAP machine will please us both!
Long ago I listened to Coast to Coast and various Central American and Canadian stations on AM radio at night…brings back memories!
Love the pillow speaker 3. Works great with iPhone because it boosts the sound to level that is easily audible. Auto shutoff timer works great. Volume control allows me to get the sound level just right to doze off. Coast to Coast, Audible books, Sirius Radio all work great with this speaker and Iphone. Highly recommend!
I’ve used the pillow speaker for a number of years with my CC Radio. I love it. My husband doesn’t hear a thing, but I can hear everything clearly.
Do you have a version of this pillow speaker that has 2 speakers…one for each listener?
Thank you for the comment. We do not currently have any pillow speakers that would have two single speakers, one for each listener. You could however probably use a splitter (link below) and purchase two pillow speakers. We can’t see any reason this wouldn’t work but we’re going to order one and test it to see. https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Splitter-Extension-Earphone-Compatible/dp/B00LM0ZGK6/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_vtp_ses_clicks_nonshared_0_2/132-0527647-0270366?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00LM0ZGK6&pd_rd_r=13b913f0-6886-4126-b649-83af731de266&pd_rd_w=2vRRQ&pd_rd_wg=ObImo&pf_rd_p=0be1f44a-f7fa-49fd-981f-05211a6bdf7e&pf_rd_r=36TEG8DQ48FYDNB0YPN9&psc=1&refRID=36TEG8DQ48FYDNB0YPN9
I purchased the Softspeaker pillow speaker to use with a clock radio. It’s adequate, but wish I’d paid a little more for the Amplified pillow speaker. Under the pillow at full volume it’s a little difficult to make out. Also consider your hearing, I take out my hearing aids to sleep.
Great product, The C Crane Wf Fi 3 Is even better. And allow you to listen to all time radio, radio stations all over the world, and it is a game changer
Coast to coast has way too many ads. It makes me crazy.
I guess it is expensive to broadcast, but more than the past
I purchased my basic soft pillow speaker from CCrane over 2 years ago whilst visiting my family and it has been in use almost every night since then. It is a rugged piece of equipment and served me well. Last night an exceptionally hard jerk on the cable caused it to fail. However, it owes me nothing so I am buying another, but this time it will be the amplified version. Quality Kit!