For every stressed out person, there is a massage that can relieve them of their anxiety. But it isn’t easy to get a massage during the workday nor is it cheap. Once again, Xiaomi comes up with a solution to the old-age problem.
Presenting the Xiaomi Mijia Electric Massage Machine.
Although it’s advertised as a machine, it’s a simple package with a few supplemental items that constitutes the massager.
Out of the Box
Shipped in the box is a Motor, which is the main part of the massager that has the controls, then there is the pad, which is what you stick on to your body, after that there is a plastic pad and a pouch, which we will get to in a bit.
- Massage Pad
- Plastic Pad
- Storage Cover
Setting it up
Setting up this massager is fairly easy, the motor latches on to the pad and you can stick the massage pad on to your skin. It’s as simple as that.
The Motor being the main device has all the controls. Firstly, it has plus and minus buttons which controls the intensity of the massage, which is basically the vibrations. Higher the level, the faster it moves. Keep in mind, this massager packs quite a bit of power and the highest levels are pretty strong.
There is a button on the side that is used to turn on and turn off the device. When you turn on the device, there is a beep sound along with a green light indicating it is on. If the motor and the pad is not attached to your skin, then the machine automatically gets turned off. Xiaomi uses smart sensor technology to understand if there’s contact or not
The Motor has a USB port that can be connected to charge the device. There are also 5 modes on the motor. If the device beeps 3 times, then you are on mode 3 and so on and so forth.
The massage pad is a sheet like material that has an adhesive that sticks to your body. These have a usage limit of 100 times per pad. The pads are available in various designer styles and can be purchased at a decent price.
Charging Time and Usage
The device takes about 3 hours to charge completely, which is not bad considering you won’t be using it all the time. Xiaomi says that the device can be used everyday for 15 minutes until the battery runs out, which is another way of saying that it has a battery life of almost 2 hours.
Storing your pad
Xiaomi also has special instructions to store your pad after use. After your massage session, you need to remove the motor from the pad and then stick the massage pad to the plastic pad and then store it in the storage packet they ship with every box.
This ensures that the adhesive does not run out and your massager lasts for a long time.
It can be pretty awkward to use a bulky massager when you out and about, but this isn’t one of those devices as the Xiaomi Electric Massage Machine is tiny and petite and it can go underneath your clothing fairly easy.
The design also let’s you place the massager wherever you want and this means even on your back and neck. It’s pretty easy to reach your back and place the massager and turn it on.
This device can be used indoors and outdoors with relative ease and comfort. The vibration does not make too much noise which is good when you are outdoors and among people.
Is it like getting an actual massage?
The answer is obviously no. But, having said that, a massage is basically stimulating your muscles and relaxing them and that is what the Xiaomi Electric Massage Machine does best. So if you can’t get to a massage parlour or shell out big money, then this is the machine you need to buy.
Is it safe to use?
For people who have inflammation, they should be careful while using the product and people should also be careful about where they are using the product. This might not be recommended for children, especially because of the intensity levels of the vibration in the highest mode.
But other than that, it’s a good device that can be used by almost anybody.
Xiaomi has done it again. They have taken an everyday problem and helped us solve it with simple and affordable technology. The Electric Massage Machine may not be a massage replacer, but it sure is a good and alternative substitute. Here are the pros and cons.
- Small size, conceals well
- Easy to use
- Great vibration modes
- Each pad can be used up to 100 times
- Battery life is pretty poor at 2 hours
- 3 hour to full recharge maybe a bit much for a few people
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