In the past I've shared deals on various Theragun- and Hyperice-style massage guns, all of them similar in one key respect: They're pretty big and pretty heavy. But, hey, if that's the only option, that's the only option.
It's no longer the only option. For a limited time, and while supplies last, you can get thewhen you clip the on-page $20-off coupon and then apply promo code CNET20AF at checkout. Regular price: $105.
I'll just say it: This thing is adorable. It looks like someone pointed a shrink ray at a traditional impact massager. But I was surprised at how solid it feels. I expected something cheap and plastic; this has heft thanks to its aluminum build.
I also expected it would do, well, a "smaller" job of massaging sore muscles, but found it works nearly as well as full-size models. It comes with two heads -- a flat one for large muscle groups and a bullet-shaped one for targeting specific areas. The latter is pretty much the same size as the bullet heads on big massagers.
The gun offers three speeds and promises six to eight hours of operation on a charge. It comes with a zippered carrying case that's definitely handy to have for storage and travel.
What I like most about the Addsfit is how comfortable it is to use for self-massage. The bigger, heavier guns are hard to hold for more than a few minutes at a time. It's also reasonably quiet.
Mini massagers are just starting to hit the market. Poking around Amazon I noticed a couple others, some of them priced even lower -- and with four heads instead of just two (but no carrying case). I haven't had the chance to try those, however. This one, I've used for a few weeks and greatly enjoyed, so I can enthusiastically recommend it.
First published last month. Removed expired bonus deal.
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