Improved massage chair is just what I need

The latest shiatsu wonder from Inada sounds like the perfect remedy for a rainy Friday. Unfortunately, the closest the product is going to be is several hundred miles away, in Las Vegas.

As a tech writer, it's not uncommon to see a press release or a photo of some new gadget and have an instant sensation of "I need that."

But, I'm not sure the words have ever been more true than when I saw the info on Inada's latest massage chair, the Sogno.

Inada's latest massage chair sounds perfect. If only it were here... Inada

I've been in a colossally bad mood today, for no particular reason. But I am sure 15 minutes (OK, 30 minutes) in this baby would do the trick. It uses an infrared body scan to determine a particular individual's central acupressure point as well as "full shoulder/neck air massage with neck traction capabilities, shoulder to fingertip arm massage, arching full body stretch," and something called total relaxation Dream-Wave Technology. Not sure what that is, but it sure sounds good.

Now all I need is the teleporter and a time machine to get it here now. Inada is showing it off to reporters at next week's Las Vegas Winter Furniture Market.

Alas, I'd even settle for Inada's earlier music-synching W.1 Masssage Chair . But it's not to be. If anyone needs me, I'll be downstairs using CNET's iJoy massage chair and feeling sorry for myself.

About the author

    During her years at CNET News, Ina Fried has changed beats several times, changed genders once, and covered both of the Pirates of Silicon Valley. These days, most of her attention is focused on Microsoft. E-mail Ina.


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