This is another recent purchase I got from Taobao. For Singaporeans, I’m sure the items doesn’t need any further introduction. There are roadshows in every mall promoting this machine for the past 6 months? Anyway , in short, what this does is to help you tone and shape your body with vibration. The Chinese description on Taobao is less subtle. They call it “甩肥机“, literally translated as Fat Shedding / Shaking Machine. :P
The branded version of this machine is about SGD $700. Someone posted on Facebook that they could get this machine from Taobao at RMB $580 (SGD $130 approximately). I thought, why not? Just give it a try. At the very least, this can be a good massager. :) But of course, SGD $130 does not include shipping. I checked a freight forwarders and the cost of shipping this by sea is around SGD $40 to SGD $60. So the maximum cost for this is probably about SGD $200. I’m the impatient one, so I chose to ship this by air freight. The shipping was SGD $96. On hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have been so impatient. :P
The forwarder I used is again 4PX. I think they are by far the most reliable. I ordered this on the 1st of August. The seller dispatched this on the 2nd of August. 4PX received it on the 4th, and I got this delivered to me on the 7th. So the consolation for paying SGD $96 for the product is that I get faster gratification.
This package weighs 17.6kg. The courier also commented that it’s damn heavy when he passed the item to me. :)
The machine came bubble wrapped. There are 2 thick piece of styrofoam protecting it from damaged during transport.
Included in the package is a pair elastic bands for variation of exercises you can do.
The machine is 240V rated, so there’s no need for power conversion and stuff. The power connection is a standard 3-pin. The seller included a power cable, but it’s the 3 flat pins kind, so just replace it with one of your own standard UK plug cord.
This machine comes with 90 speed. After trying it, I don’t think I will ever get that. At 50 speed, the vibration is already very intense. A comfortable speed for beginner is probably about 15 to 20 speed. Why I mention this is because there are variations of this machine that does 30 speeds and 60 speeds. The price difference is within range of RMB $100 – RMB $200, so it might make sense to get the 60 speed version instead.
I can’t say for sure that this will help to lose weight or shed fats, but at the very least, the rocking and vibration actually loosens my otherwise tensed muscles. It does feel like I did some light exercises and stretches after a 15 min session. I’m going to do 15 mins per day and post another review a month later…if there are visible changes. :P
This is the link for the item : 90档升级版型动派超薄甩脂机懒人塑身摇摆震动机减肥仪瘦身抖抖机