Several millennia ago, in March 2020, the gaming world was full of amazement at a product that strikes the hard line between genius and, well, something else. Japanese company Bauhutte has launched a gaming bed that allows users to seamlessly switch from sleeping to gaming without ever having to get up. It’s one of the things I really want to have, but I also think that I should never allow myself to have it.
Bauhutte’s next innovation that players were too scared to ever ask for is a little different. The Bauhutte handheld massager discovered by Gizmodo was designed to sit on a gamer desk and be ready, as the name suggests. The device looks like a UV light machine for applying certain nail polishes, but with a black gamer flair.
The hand-sized box contains 15 air cushions that can be adjusted to different intensities and areas for hand massages. There are different pressures and separate modes for the whole hand or just to iron out your fingers. In addition, there is even a heater that helps with annoying cold fingers before a game or a possible strained tendon.
Currently, the handheld massager is only available from Bauhutte’s Japanese website and costs the equivalent of around $ 150. It sounds a little ridiculous, but as someone who uses a lot of computers and has an RSI to prove it, I wouldn’t say no. Professional gamers, streamers, and esports players will likely be the target market, as will most of Bauhutte’s niche gamer products. However, if there are health benefits it could be good for computer users or even handheld users of all stripes.
Ergonomics in using a computer is very important, and it is easy to injure yourself for long periods of time without realizing it until it is too late. For this reason, it is a good idea to find the best gaming desks as well as gaming chairs within your budget. We also have a guide on how to organize your setup to get the best shot possible and avoid game injuries.