Does anyone have comment on using a Play:1 as a bedside speaker?
I've had a few clock radios with screens that are too bright or volume that can't be adjusted to a level suitable for nodding off. The Play:1 would seem to fit the bill, with the sleep and alarm functions. I have seen some previous posts about the challenge of adjusting volume at low levels.
I already enjoy my two Play:5s and a Playbar... and am wondering if a Play:1 would work well next to my bed.
Thank in advance,
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Obviously it doesn't have a screen with a time display if that is what you are after, but mobile phones do that admirably. If you don't like the power light, it can be turned off.
One warning though (and i speak from experience), test the alarm volume before relying on it to wake you up. It will wake you no problem at all, but being a bit frugle with the settings could see you waking to the sensation of your fillings being rattled out!!!!! You don't need that slider bar to be too high! :D:D
Seriously though, its a cool bit of kit. I still can't believe how good it sounds for its size. Well worth the investment.
I still wanted something that would play music from my library as well as internet radio so I bought a different product that has snooze, hardware buttons, preset buttons, auto dim display etc. This isn't perfect either but for an alarm clock it was closer than the S5.
They work great as alarms and no glaring screen at night. The low level volume is fine for me with enough adjustment. Only issue is the lack of snooze so I just set several alarms 5 mins apart and then turn them all off once I get up. I keep my phone by my bed at night as a controller to set the sleep timer and then to turn all the 'yet to go off' alarms off in the morning. Its never failed me yet but if I had something really pressing like a flight to catch Ill set a 2nd alarm on the phone also just in case. This would be true for any alarm - powered or battery - thats just me !
Having multiple alarms with choice of chime or radio or music for each side of the bed gives far more flexibility than a regular clock radio. You can also set alarms for weekdays, weekends etc as needed and just flick on or off any others you want for any exceptions.
I can also have fun with it getting my wife out of bed, to a song of my choice, when I feel its time her weekend lie-in came to an end and Im already downstairs with the kids 🙂
We generally don't have music at night but we have a Play:1 in our eldest daughters room and often put on relaxing music (rainforest/classical etc) for her bedtime. This morning for her birthday we started playing Happy Birthday through it to her to wake her up!
The 1:s are really capable on their own, they can quite capably fill a room, when they're sitting next to your bed you wouldn't want to play nearly as loud... So yes, it will work very well, heh.
so it looks like you will have to replace your bedroom stereo Bose speakers with a couple of Play 1's as I have created an app that lets you snooze your Sonos alarms.
You can find it here: https://appsto.re/be/Xul7db.i
Screenshots can be found on the website: http://www.quicksonos.be/snooze/
Let me know what you think of it