5 Tech Essentials for Relaxing This Summer

Summertime should give you plenty of opportunities to sit back and relax. Of course, the world doesn’t always want to follow your plans. If you need a little help relaxing this summer, try using these five devices. They’re perfectly suited for eliminating stress during the summer season.

Lucis Mood LED

The lighting around you can affect how you feel. Take control of your body’s light response with the portable mood LED lamp from Lucis. The cube has three dedicated light programs so you can choose the color and intensity that makes you feel relaxed. Since it uses LED technology, the portable cube can make about 16 million colors.

The Lucis lamp is splash-proof, which makes it perfect for relaxing in a hot tub on cool nights or swimming during warm days. A single charge gives you up to 80 hours of light, so you can feel free to take the lamp wherever you go.

Noise-Canceling Earbuds

Hanging out on the poolside should give you the perfect opportunity to relax this summer. You can’t always chill out, though, when you hear children yelling and people cutting their lawns. Tune out the rest of the world with Sony’s sound-canceling earbuds. A single charge gives you about 80 hours of battery life, so you can listen to your favorite music or audiobooks without any disturbances.

Noise-canceling earbuds fit snugly in your ear to block sound, but they also have built-in microphones that scan your surroundings for ambient noise. This technology makes it possible for them to counter surrounding noise so you don’t hear anything other than what’s on your media player. It’s one of the best ways to make sure you can feel completely relaxed whether you’re at home, lying by a public pool, or even sitting on a noisy airplane.

Body Massage Mat

Getting a massage melts away tension stored in your muscles. Hiring a professional, however, can get expensive quickly. With a Body Massage Mat from Hammacher Schlemmer, you get to enjoy all the massages you want without spending too much money.

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The six-foot-long Body Massage Mat has seven air chambers that rise and fall to loosen your shoulders, buttocks, and lower back. It only takes a few minutes before you feel the stress starting to melt away. The mat also has four air bladders that you wrap around your legs. When these bladders inflate, they apply gentle pressure to the muscles in your legs. Then, they deflate so those muscles can relax. You even get to choose between different programs to get the massage you want.

Shiatsu Heated Foot Massager

A body massage mat will help most of your muscles relax, it can’t do anything for your feet. Adding a shiatsu heated foot massager, however, will make every part of your body feel nice and loose.

Hammacher Schlemmer takes a unique approach to making this foot massager. Instead of hard plastic, the company uses a soft fleece bag with two rotating nodes. This combination duplicates the sensation of having someone use shiatsu massage techniques to stimulate blood flow and help your muscles relax.

If you spend all day on your feet, you’ll love coming home to a heated foot massager. You don’t need an excuse to have your feet rubbed, though. Use it any time your feet need a little help loosening up.

Philips Wake-Up Light

How you wake up in the morning can affect your mood throughout the day. It’s no wonder that people who use alarm clocks often feel stressed out. The Philips Wake-Up Light wakes you gently by playing nature sounds and simulating the sunrise.

Waking up to gradual light should increase the amount of serotonin in your brain, which will keep you feeling good long after you get out of bed. If you feel groggy or grumpy in the morning, you need this on your bedside table.

Now that summer has arrived, you can find many good ways to rejuvenate your mind and body. These five devices will make it easy for you to feel your best.


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