The La Crosse Soluna C80994‘s sundown function is sorely missing. It’s a bomb-pop gradient of orange, pink, pink, and blue you could’t change to a extra uniform coloration, and it throws a largely pink mild across the room. It lasts for half-hour, and you’ll’t change the timer size. It’s additionally the dimmest sundown mild of any alarm I’ve examined. Even proper at the start of the cycle when it was brightest, I had problem studying. The dawn mode is not a lot brighter, and it ends on a blindingly blue-white shade that is harking back to waking up with a flashlight shining in your eyes. The alarm itself appears good however feels cheaply made. It’s $50 however is not wherever close to my prime choose, the HouseLabs, which prices much less. I say cross.
The Amazon Echo Glow is marketed particularly for teenagers and so it prioritizes intuitiveness over options. It’s not a hub and does not have a microphone, so you have to pair it with an Echo gadget to be able to management it together with your voice, though you may management it by the Alexa app with no hub. The Echo Glow reaches a most brightness of 100 lumens, but it surely does not appear to get any brighter than a Dollar Tree nightlight. It’s like leaping straight to the midway level of a sundown.
You can set varied colours and automated color-shifting schemes, in addition to customized schedules, however that is about it. There aren’t any different options, though it does appear sturdy sufficient to outlive a toddler’s room. For $30, its worth is weak. You’re higher off shopping for your child our prime choose, the Homelabs, for a similar worth. Or if you need one thing intuitive that your child can use with out an app, spring for the Casper Glow Light.