A Music Player everyone can use. Bring back the gift of music.
Simply lift lever to play music
Plug-in. No Wi-fi.
MP3 sound quality with quality wooden enclosure
Unintimidating retro, familiar look recognizable for playing music
The smpl Music Player enables anyone, including seniors and those with very significant cognitive decline or mobility issues, to enjoy music again. The easy-to-operate Player engages anyone to use the Player without the shame of having to ask for help, simply by lifting the lever. 40 American Classics are preloaded on the internal memory, so your up and running right out of the box. The included USB cord connects to any computer to ad or delete songs.
Numerous studies have shown that music, especially familiar music, improves cognizance (knowledge and awareness), lucidity (clarity of expression) and memory recall. The smpl Player promotes independent living, increase self-esteem and give recipients back their dignity. Ease caregivers stress by allowing more time for other tasks, knowing that their loved ones can relax independently with their own music or listen to the radio.
It works well
The max sound level could be higher…. but so much depends on the source so not always a SMPL problem. I found it hard to see the embossed information on the silver buttons. Perhaps add stickers to the package for vision impaired people 🙂 I made up a bunch of flash drives, for different moods for my brother who has dementia and used colour coding and printed info for the nurses. I used 8GB drives and have hours and hours of music on each.
Mom LOVES this music box!!!
My 85 year old mother LOVES this music player!!! I’ve tried boom boxes, clock radios, cable tv music, Alexa, etc, but she couldn’t remember how to work any of them.
I went to the website & figured out how to format the music box to work with my Mac. It was fairly easy & after that, it’s just drag & drop. The time consuming part was finding & selecting the music to be loaded. All in all, it’s well worth the time it takes to set it up.
My only suggestions to improve this product would be to make a volume knob easily accessible (mom can handle one knob and some songs are just louder/quieter than others) and figure out a way to access Pandora. It would be much easier for me to pick a great station than find & download a limited assortment of songs.
DAD LOVES LISTENING TO HIS FAVORITE CUSTOM PLAYLIST - PROVIDES GREAT COGNITIVE ENGAGEMENT
This music player/radio is outstanding. It is simple to set up, simple to use and well made. (I ordered ours in July 2020. We have had no problems with the construction.) You can add to the pre-programmed songs on the enclosed USB stick, or you can delete those songs and load a custom playlist of favorite songs. Or you can buy an additional USB stick and upload a custom playlist onto that. Make sure your playlist songs are mp3 formatted. (Not iTunes format, THE SONGS MUST BE MP3 FORMATTED. I purchased/downloaded the mp3 songs from Amazon.) I loved putting together the playlist for my Dad. It brought back so many memories and gave me a connection with him that I haven’t had in a long time. Other family members live closer and have been doing most of the heavy living for my Dad so it was great to be able to do something like this from far away. I shipped the radio to his assisted living facility after uploading his favorite songs onto the USB stick. My Dad’s nurse found it easy to set up too. Best of all, she told me our Dad loves it. Music therapy for dementia sufferers is well documented. This music seems to be helping my Dad. He smiles more, he’s engaged and he’s calmer. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.