'SpaCapsule' lets you play sci-fi movie hero

It works with your iPod while giving a full-body massage.

SpaCapsule

Technology can be a wonderful thing, especially when it involves massage, music, and us in a supine position. And now it's never been easier to combine all three in one experience, through a modern wonder known as the "SpaCapsule"--a relaxation cocoon that resembles spaceship capsules seen in countless sci-fi movies ranging from Alien to 2001: A Space Odyssey. But it includes one feature that neither Ripley nor HAL had ever heard of: iPod compatibility. In addition to enjoying the automated bodywork and aromatherapy, you don't have to leave your precious media player behind because the capsule has video and audio systems that work with it.

This self-contained personal spa, which Gizmowatch says was invented by physicians, features "light-source video programs, touch-screen computer control, closed water system, and computer diagnostic and repair system." And it doesn't look nearly as terrifying as those individual saunas that look like MRI machines , so we wouldn't be too afraid to get in. If it only had a built-in " HomePub ," this would be a human sloth's dream.

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