Many of us know at least one person who plays games for hours on end, perhaps rolling up their sleeves. To soothe their tired mitts, the Japanese company Bauhutte has created a hand massager for gamers.
The MSG-01H-BK hand massager, which works on both hands, has a 15-layer airbag for each finger and a shiatsu plate for the palm. There are two main options: a full-hand Shiatsu mode and one that focuses on extending the fingers.
There are a few intensity settings, as well as an optional hand warmer that is said to improve circulation. You have to slide your hand sideways to massage your thumb. The hand massager switches off automatically after 10 minutes. Bauhutte suggests using the device before gaming sessions to warm up your hands, during breaks and afterwards to cool down.
While some may scoff at a hand massager for gamers, it’s not too much of a ridiculous idea. Many esports competitors use hand warmers between rounds to absorb moisture, keep their fingers toasty and improve circulation. Some esports organizations employ a masseuse to keep players in top shape.
Other companies have made hand massagers, although it makes sense that Bauhutte would market its version to gamers. It caught the attention for its gaming bed last year, and the company sells a wide range of furniture and accessories with gamers in mind, such as a portable foot massager.
Bauhutte’s hand massager is only available in Japan for now and costs around $150. As Kotaku points out, the company has an English-language site, so it may offer the device elsewhere as well.
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