HoMedics NMSQ-200 Neck and Shoulder Massager with Heat
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184 of 189 found the following review helpful:
A pain in the neck Jan 01, 2009
By Robert Moore
I own a whole closetful of Homedic products and this neck "massager" (yes, those are ironic scare quotes) is the only one I regret buying. It is also the cheapest and sometimes you really do get what you pay for.
All of the other Homedic products I own -- back massager, shoulder massager, and foot massager -- actually massage using rotating balls. The neck "massager" provides its stimulation by vibrating. After using it I do not feel that the neck muscles have been stimulated at all. More than anything, my skull feels rattled. Because the massage, such as it is, is accomplished by vibrating rather than the rotating balls used in their other massagers, you can't really read or watch TV while using it. Reading is impossible since you aren't able to focus on the page and TV is difficult, unless you don't mind that the vibrating leaves you unable to see the picture clearly.
I passionately recommend the Homedics shiatsu shoulder massage pillow. I strongly recommend the Homedics back massagers (though only if you are willing to put it in the correct chair -- the wrong chair and it will bruise your back). And I'm rapidly becoming a fan of their foot massager. But make sure you pass on the neck massager.
40 of 43 found the following review helpful:
Useless Jan 14, 2009
By Mary Wenzel
I purchased this item on sale for $10 at a big box store. It's not worth $10. The small heating units at the back don't sit against the neck and can't be turned on without the vibrating function. I was hoping for something warm and comfy like the microwaveable neck warmers (but with lasting warmth)--this isn't it.
27 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Zipper Broke, Then Battery Compartment Broke Jan 14, 2009
By Steven T. Fink
I'm not happy with this product. To open the battery compartment requires unzipping the zipper. The zipper broke in the process of opening it when it got stuck. Opening the battery was just as difficult and that compartment door broke when trying to open it. The product itself does not throw out heat as advertised. The product did not come with instructions. I would not buy from this seller.
15 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Not a massager Dec 29, 2009
By Sara Claire
This product does not massage your neck or your back. All it is capable of is causing your head to vibrate at different speeds. You cannot adjust it, so if you want it to stay on (which you won't after you turn it on), you have to either hold onto it or prop yourself up against something.
12 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Pain and Stiffness Be-Gone! Jan 13, 2009
This is an awesome product for getting heat and massage to your neck and shoulders. It hugs your neck better than other products I have tried. However, I was disapointed that the massager had to be on at the same time when you used the heat function. I wanted to just use the heat at times but had to use the massager too. These two functions should have been seperated where either could have been used by themselves.
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