Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Despite what one would think, silence isn't ideal when trying to sleep. Instead, humans thrive upon ambient sounds and white noise in the background as they snooze. While some people might appreciate the dulcet tones of whale song or dolphin noises, others might like the geeky delights of a spaceship. That's precisely where Hypersleep comes into it; allowing users to sleep while listening to the soundtracks that would match a spacecraft.
The app comes with the appropriately named Dreammaker ship free, with further vessels purchasable for $0.99. These include such famous delights as the Enterprise, Serenity, Nostromo [Editor's Note: No thanks!], and the Tardis from Doctor Who. In each case, different sounds are offered with a different alarm to serve the user each morning. It's a reasonable pricing scheme too, given that Hypersleep costs nothing to try and one can always opt to unlock themes depending on their specific interests.
It's simple to set up app, with one able to choose from the array of spacecraft already unlocked before adjusting the volume and time that one wishes to be awoken. That's pretty much all there is to the hands-on side of Hypersleep, with the rest of it down to the sounds it offers. Annoyingly, there's no way to set a number of alarms or have any saved for later reference, so it's a bit of a barebones app for those in need of a feature-rich alarm clock tool.
Its strengths lie in the sounds it produces. A female voice guides one through everything and that's where things grate. She's irritating and frequently talks too much. However, the rest of the sound effects in Hypersleep are quite appealing. Having said that, they won't appeal to everyone; especially nature lovers. For those looking for more industrial tones, it's pleasant if very basic stuff.