This Labour Day, relax at home with the family. Siti Syameen Md Khalili checks out 10 products that can help you destress and unwind
Hitachi Air Purifier EP-A6000 RE
1. Retailing in electronic stores at RM1,899, this machine deodorises and purifies the air around you, suppressing airborne mould and microbes that cause allergies, flu and other ailments. At the same time, it humidifies the air to keep skin moist.
Power Plate My7
2. Sometimes the best way to unwind is with a bit of exercise. With the iAdvanced Vibration Technology offered by Power Plate My7, you can get a full body workout in 20-30 mins. With a touchscreen and USB drive onboard, you also get to view demos of power moves and load more as they are available online by Power Plate. From RM39,000. Details at www.ufl.com.my.
3. Available at www.osim.com.my for RM1,988, this leg massager offers Chinese tui-na massage to relax and stimulate tired muscles. With its gliding, hugging as well as squeeze-and-knead actions, you will feel better and healthier after each use.
Ogawa Smart Delight Quadro Tech massage chair
4. Promising in-depth massage each time you sit down, this machine is loaded with S-Track and 3-D massage that learns the natural shape of user’s body to deliver a more effective massage. It has light and heat therapy mechanisms as well as Thai, Chinese and Balinese massage programmes. Currently on promotion at Ogawa outlets for RM12,999 (usual price RM19,999) till end of May.
Gintell Gemean SL-F15
5 If you prefer to lie down for your massage, Gintell’s iRest Robot Tech Massage Bed Gamean SL-F15 is the answer. It comes with Air Bag Massage System under its Nasa Memory Foam mattress while a 5-panel adjustable base offer zero gravity positioning to improve blood flow to the brain. Details at www.gintell.com.
Connectland Aroma USB
6 This drive burns! Not literally, but the USB peripheral can produce enough heat to spread the fragrance of aromatherapy oils when plugged into a USB hub. Priced at US$5.99 (RM18.30) at www.thinkgeek.com. It comes with a bottle of lavender oil for you to start with.
7 A combo that helps you relax and improve your memory, the Mind Spa uses tuned frequencies of light and sound to help you achieve deep relaxation or state of cognitive stimulation. It comes with LED glasses and, using the audio jack onboard the main component, you can choose your own music to enjoy. At US$327 from www.amazon.com.
Office Blue USB Massage Ball
8 This simple peripheral offers a quick massage while you take a break. Simply connect it to a USB port and the device vibrates at up to 3,600rpm to ease aching muscles. Its 85cm long cable lets you massage back and shoulders as well hand and neck area. Priced at US$6.29 at www.amazon.com.
Pure Evoke Flow portable Internet and FM Radio
9 Able to deliver audio from FM and online radio stations, podcasts and your personal music player, this portable gadget comes with Oled display, simple controls and 40 FM station presets. Works with ChargePAK E1 rechargeable battery pack for stand-alone operation and supports players like Walkman and iPod. Priced at US$193.99 from www.amazon.com.
Envizen Digital Quartet 9
10 It’s a TV, DVD player, multimedia player and card reader. Offering 9-inch LCD swiveling display, this portable gadget can be your source of entertainment and relaxation wherever you are. Priced at US$123.54 at www.amazon.com.