OSIM iSymphonic Chair
Marc and I went to the Ideal Home Show at Earls Court yesterday to see what gadgets we could find to report on, the show wasn’t really aimed at gadget fanatics but there were a few things that caught my eye.
One of the first stands we saw was for the OSIM iSymphonic Chair and with demonstration models available we just had to have a go. The chair was comfy enough to sit on and on one arm had a strange looking control with more buttons than my Kameleon remote.
After getting assistance to start one of the various massage programs (thanks Aysha) the chair came to life. It started by locking my ankles into the ankle rest, and then scanned may back (via probes and vibrations) so that the massage would be customised to my shape and accupunture points (no idea how that works). What followed was the most relaxing (though at times painful) back, butt and leg massage I’ve ever received.
The chair was far from gentle but well worth the temporary pain. Afterwards I felt like all aches and pains had been lifted and totally refreshed. It was funny watching other people on the chairs as you could see faces contort in both pain and pleasure.
The OSIM iSymphonic Chair also had an extra fetaure that I’ve not seen in similar models and that is the ability to massage in time to music, so you could be relaxing to soothing melody or getting your back pulped whilst watching an action film.
As solely as I was tempted to buy one of these, the price is high, 3,100 UKP and telling my daughter we can’t afford to go on holiday for 2 years because I bought a new chair wasn’t something I was prepared to do.
The company OSIM did provide a couple of other massage products that I’ll report on over the next few days, if you want more info on the chair you can check it out here and if your anywhere near Earls Court this week the 8 UKP admission fee is well worth it for 15 minutes of back kneading bliss.