[CES 2019] The DreamWave M.8 looks comfortable but will set you back $10K

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The M.8 was designed by Ken Okuyama and inspired by his roots with Porsche, Ferrari, and Maserati.

More CES 2019 coverage, we transition from a $99 speaker to a $10K massage chair. The DreamWave M.8 looks like the Bentley of chairs and the price tag reflects this as well. The DreamWave M.8 is a full-body shiatsu massage chair which the company says is the first of a new, “highly-advanced and elegantly designed” line of next-generation massage chairs.

The company will debut the chair at CES 2019 and they say it has been “honed to perfection through the expertise of a world-class designer, precisely choreographed by Japanese shiatsu master and digitally scripted by DreamWave’s expert Boulder, Colorado-based software and quality assurance teams.”

“Imagine a state of physical and mental wellbeing, where stress melts away and relaxation is absolute. The DreamWave M.8 creates a personalized, immersive, sensory massage environment that allows for disconnecting, recharging, and rejuvenating both body and mind,” said Cliff Levin, DreamWave’s founder and CEO. “The DreamWave M.8 is unapologetically luxurious, feature-rich, and more technologically advanced than any other massage chair on the market. We are proud to offer the M.8 as the ultimate choice for achieving complete relaxation at home or in the office.”

The M.8 was designed by Ken Okuyama and inspired by his roots with Porsche, Ferrari, and Maserati. The M.8 incorporates rear-swinging doors to deliver a new level of convenience in massage chairs. “Getting in and out of a traditional massage chair can be a challenge for older users and anyone with back issues,” Levin explains. “The M.8 is the only massage chair on the market that has successfully addressed this issue.”

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Features of the M.8 include:

  • DeltaWaveTM massage engine provides robust massage capability and movements of knead, tap, pulse, and roll in a wide range of speeds, allowing simultaneous pneumatic and mechanical intensity adjustments that offers an accurate massage experience at any intensity setting.
  • Choreographed to perfection and refined to feel human, theM.8 offers a wide variety of movements like “delta knead,” and “delta tap” which constantly changes the rate of movement to imitate the professional human hand massage experience. An ultra-slow tap creates a “pressing” sensation while a proprietary “breathe” sequence allows users to match their rate of respiration to the breathing movements of the M.8.
  • MaxTrackTM seat and back massage track geometry conforms to the user’s body and offers independent adjustment of back, legs, and seat.
  • Auto-Adaptive DesignTM and Shiatsu Point Locator personalizes the massage and automatically adjusts to user height then detects shoulder position before a massage begins. Using the scanned data, the M.8 focuses on the shiatsu points of the back and glutes specific to the user’s body, resulting in a customized experience.
  • Heated DeltaWaveTM rollers help loosen muscles and promote improved blood circulation. Additional area heat in the neck, shoulders, foot, palm, back, and seat gently warm and relax the body.
  • Ionizer, aromatherapy and chromotherapy help users drift into their calm zone. Equipped with an ionized air generator and aromatherapy diffuser, M.8 users can enjoy cleaner air and their favorite essential oil scent while being massaged. Additionally, M.8’s chromotherapy function displays a range of soothing colors, adding a hypnotic visual element to the experience.
  • Patent pending, and proprietary rear-swinging door design allows for ease of entry and exit.
  • Bluetooth Speakers integrated into the headrest of the chair, allow users to connect their devices to play music, relaxing tones, or guided meditations to enhance their experience.

The DreamWave M.8 will be priced at $10,000USD with a limited-edition Ken Okuyama M.8 priced at $15,000USD. No word on the exact availability but it’ll likely be soon after CES 2019.

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