LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – Roaming the halls of CES like a ghoul is a hard work. So when someone jumped out from their booth and offered me a free massage, I took it. The kind gentleman then tossed a weird vest over my head and ask me which pop artist I want to have massage me. I originally requested Lionel Ritchie, but had to settle with Carly Rae Jepsen – naturally.
The contraption hanging around my shoulders is called the iMusic BodyRhythm. It’s like one of those fancy massage machines you can buy at Brookstone, except the iMusic BodyRhythm hooks up to your iPhone and will massage you to the beat of your music. And let me tell you, Carly Rae Jepsen is a great masseuse. She should probably switch careers, because as much as I love singing-along to Call Me Maybe, I like it even more when it’s massaging the kinks out of my back.
With the help of an iOS app, you can add any song you want onto the iMusic BodyRhythm. Metallica? No problem. Mozart? Fine. The app calculates the beat and then creates a corresponding massage pattern. It’s all done on your iPhone or iPod Touch and then you can start jamming out while getting a massage.
There might be times when you don’t want to be massaged with Justin Beiber’s vocals, so the iOS app has a drum kit too that let’s you create your own beats and massage yourself at random. You can even just shake the device for a nice rubdown.
The iMusic BodyRhythm just launched as a Kickstarter last night and can be purchased for $99 with plans to ship in March.