A massage chair for the petite consumer

It's 4 inches smaller in both height and width.

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Faced with endless competition, massage chairs have bloated to egregious sizes in an effort to cram in as many features as possible . They kind of remind us of the Windows operating systems of the mid-'90s.

But what about the petite consumer? A smaller-boned individual might be swallowed whole by one of these undulating monsters. That's why Matsushita has made a chair that it says is sized more appropriately for women, smaller than most in height and width by 10 centimeters (about 4 inches), according to Popgadget.

The chairs, which aren't available yet in the United States, will reportedly start at $1,800. Apparently, smaller doesn't necessarily mean cheaper.

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