Brookstone MAX 2
Intensity & Effect9.7/10
- Powerful and Effective!
- Cordless and Long Battery Life
- Excellent Quality
- Easy to Apply Pressure
- Can Feel Heavy for Some Users
The Brookstone MAX 2 Dual-Node Percussion Massager is a cordless handheld massager with many neat features. The first impression we get is that it is designed with a focus on quality while being effective and easy to use.
The aluminum body makes it strong and lightweight. In comparison to many other massagers of a similar type, the MAX 2 can be either used cordless or plugged in. The built-in lithium-ion battery is of high quality and lasts for quite a while, but with the included charger, you can also use it while it has the charger connected.
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When using the massager, you will notice how easy it is to use and control. It has 2 ergonomic handles which make it easy to hold and gives you great reach all over your body. The two massage nodes also move up and down without you having to put pressure on it. That is a big difference between a machine that only has vibrating and one that physically moves the nodes. When the nodes move, you don’t have to put too much pressure on it. But of course, you can put more pressure if you want an even more intense massage.
You can choose between 3 deep tissue programs called Pulsing, Energizing and Soothing. The Pulsing program will give many short taps of effective percussion technique. The Energizing program will work in waves that promotes blood circulation and rejuvenation. The Soothing program deeply rolls over your muscles and relaxes you.
For even further customization, you can choose the intensity at 5 different speed levels. The speeds are between 1750 from the least intense and up to 2550 RMS for the most intense, which is quite an impressive range of speed. This is a great feature as some people prefer it less intense and others more intense, and you can try them all to figure out what feels right for you.
Brookstone MAX 2 Features:
- Aluminum body
- Cordless and Corded options
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- 2 ergonomic handles
- 3 deep tissue programs (pulse, energizing or soothing)
- 5-speed settings for intensity (1750-2550 RMS)
- Great reach
- Movable massage nodes
- Charger included (120/240V AC transformer to 15V DC)
- Dimensions: 5.9 inches x 5.9 inches x 19.7 inches
- Weight: 5.4 pounds
Overall the Brookstone MAX 2 Dual-Node Percussion Massager is a quality product that gives a powerful and effective massage session, is quite practical with a rechargeable built-in battery that lasts for a long time, and nodes that move in and out makes it easy to apply pressure and control it. The only downside you may find is that the battery adds weight to the product so it may not be the easiest to use for weaker people or the elderly. We highly recommend the MAX 2, and it is in our opinion perhaps the top handheld massager we have reviewed so far.