Technology can be a wonderful thing, especially when it involves massage, music, and us in a supine position. And now it's never been easier to combine all three in one experience, through a modern wonder known as the "SpaCapsule"--a relaxation cocoon that resembles spaceship capsules seen in countless sci-fi movies ranging from Alien to 2001: A Space Odyssey. But it includes one feature that neither Ripley nor HAL had ever heard of: iPod compatibility. In addition to enjoying the automated bodywork and aromatherapy, you don't have to leave your precious media player behind because the … Read more
We at Crave live for massages. In fact, if we had a choice, we'd probably spend all hours in a massage bed and personal sauna. Alas, with such luxuries out of reach, so we're constantly on the lookout for something that can satisfy our need for a quick fix--and on paper, at least, this rechargeable mini-massager looks worthy of consideration.
There's certainly no shortage of massage devices on the market, but this ergonomically designed model looks easier to use than most. As Gizmowatch notes, it has kind of an R2-D2 quality about it that could make it … Read more
The makers of the massage mouse and the MP3 player that does facials have got some competition for the USB port. Another so-called pain reliever that attaches to the computer comes from USB Fever, this one offering to soothe sore muscles with an infrared heat pad.
Although Everything USB says it's light enough that "you should barely know you are using it," we think it looks like a giant suction pad--a large version of the kind they stick to your chest for electrocardiograms. And that may be no idle coincidence: It comes with a disclaimer suggesting that … Read more
Picky, picky. That's what we are. Not only do we want a massage chair that can be set to our every physiological whim, but we also want one that will thump to the beat of our music. The problem, though, is that most therapeutic chairs on the market look so institutional--and when we're in need of relaxation, the last thing we want to imagine is that we're in a dentist chair.
At this rate, the smartest technology in the household won't be the computer or the entertainment center, but the massage chair. We've already seen versions with features ranging from multimedia equipment to lie-detecting sensors, after all, and now we have a chair that will cater to your kneads by voice command.
Luxurylaunches says the "ROBO Chair" will customize your position up to 170 degrees while working you over with a "3D roller mechanism," whatever that is. There are tons of massage chairs on the market, so why is this one being featured on a … Read more
We at Crave love our jobs (sometimes), but we're also driven by the entrepreneurial spirit that is the soul of consumer technology. So we may have to give up our day job to pursue this brilliant business concept: the computer spa.
Not just a manicure salon with a few PCs scattered around, mind you; we're talking about a computer system that actually provides the services itself. We already have a mouse that massages, after all, and now there's an MP3 player on the Japanese market that gives facials. The latter, called the "MPION," claims to … Read more
Yes, we know this kind of thing has been done before, in chairs for gaming and lounging, but Inada's "W.1 Massage Chair" takes the concept to another level. Not only will its infra-red sensors adjust automatically to hit your tsubo shiatsu pressure points, Coolest-Gadgets says, but it claims to knead you in sync with the music being piped through its built-in system.
Lest things get out of hand, it also includes a remote that can override the chair's massage levels, as well as … Read more
This is one of those products with a name that really does say it all: the "Head Spa Massager." And that's probably about the best thing about it.
Just look at this thing. Would you be caught dead wearing one of these? It almost makes the solar fan hat look downright fetching. On the other hand, people might think you're either a cyborg or the victim of a horrible accident, in which case you might get preferential treatment out of fear or sympathy.
Crave has been remiss in our self-imposed obligation to issue public service announcements on a regular basis, and for that we sincerely apologize. So today we'll try to make up for our shortcomings by addressing the dreaded "BlackBerry Thumb" affliction.
New York spa Graceful Services is joining a trend started by major U.S. hotels and is offering a "BlackBerry Finger Massage," according to My: Tech News. We don't know of anyone personally who has undergone such treatment, but we wouldn't be surprised to hear that it was frequented by a certain celebrity … Read more
We knew this was coming. Ever since the first heated mouse showed up on the gadget scene (yes, there's more than one version), thanks to those prolific but insane people over at Hong Kong-based Brando.
Enter the "USB Mouse with Electrical Muscle Stimulation"--or, as we like to call it, the "massage mouse." Tokyomango says this supposedly therapeutic device "helps work and tone your muscles while you sit and work," offering three modes and 20 speeds.
We're not exactly sure how one would apply the mouse to the lower lumbar region as … Read more