This week in surprise products in the mail: a handheld, rechargeable, personal massager powerful enough to effectively use on your own back.
The Hypervolt from Hyperice delivers up to 3200 percussions per minute with a battery that lasts up to 3 hours, and weighs in at 2.5 pounds. Four different attachments are included, though there’s not a lot of guidance on where to use what.
Speaking of where to use what, this is not the second coming of the magic wand, at least not out of the box. You could certainly get creative by modifying some of the heads, but this hurts when you accidentally bounce it off your spine- you don’t want it anywhere more sensitive than that.
Hypervolt is so powerful that the benefits and effects are immediate, even on the “low” setting. It’s no impulse purchase at its $350 MSRP, but you can’t really put a price on getting rid of pain, and far less effective home massagers can easily get more expensive than Hypervolt, and are all more cumbersome and not portable.
If you’re regularly paying up for massages, rolling out muscle pain, or leaning in to your massage chair to try to increase its power, Hypervolt is absolutely worth a look.