Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Got a case of the Tuesdays? Did some person -- a woman you thought you knew really well? -- did that someone's racist post on Facebook really stick in your craw and leave you peeved all morning, questioning the nature of humanity, until you had to just unfriend said person, even though you've known her for twenty-plus years?
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Well, have we got something for you. It's Thync, a wearable device that zaps your brain with low levels of pulsed electrical energy to calm you down or energize you up. It could be, for all intents and purposes, the world's first digital drug.
Will Shanklin of Gizmag first tried Thync at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2015 and has written about it again with the company's latest announcement that it's now taking.
Shanklin says he was skeptical at first, but after using the head-mounted gadget a couple of times, says he has "the wearable batting 1,000, as the device's two different modes left me feeling a meditative calm and an inspired energy -- just as they're supposed to."
The Thync System, founded by Jamie Tyler, who has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and bioengineering and Isy Goldwasser, is a wireless device that pairs with an iPhone or iPad via a Bluetooth connection (Android app coming soon). Using the app, you chose the kind of session, the intensity as well as the length of a session.
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Shanklin describes the calm mode giving him a feeling as if he just smoked a joint. The energy mode provide his brain with more clarity.
Thync is considered a lifestyle product, as opposed to a medical device, and therefore hasn't undergone any testing, except those required by the Underwriter's Laboratory to ensure its electrical safety.
You can order it now for $299 and if you're not satisfied, can return it within 30 days for a full refund. Operators are standing by.