After a long day of smartphone use, Taiwanese techies are strapping into plastic goggles that prod their eyeballs, and which apparently take the edge off of staring at a tiny screen. The eye-massager market has boomed in the past year, and manufacturers are praising retina-aching cell phones for their increase in sales.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
“We’ve been selling eye massagers for years with steady sales, but this year there has been a noticeable jump in demand, with sales up 30 percent (in the first half of the year from a year earlier),” says Sun Shao-qu, sales manager in Taiwan for OSIM International which manufacturers massage chairs, eye massagers and other devices.
“We believe it is because more people have tired eyes from looking at screens all day.”
Many vendors are offering much more than just some vibrating goggles: fancy eye massagers can include mood lights, music, and the ability to forget how goofy you look wearing these ridiculous plastic contraptions.
[Image via Made In China]