Hair Washing Brush Provides Invigorating Massage

The "Innovation refreshing pretend! Brute" from Alinco may have a stressful name but when put to work on your hair and muscles, all that tension (and dirt) just washes away.

Japanese appliances are often designed small, to cope with limited space. Some perform multiple functions for the same reason. Many have smiling faces for, well, who knows why? The "Innovation refreshing pretend! Brute" from Alinco covers all the bases and does it for a mere 1,980 yen (about $22).

Try to imagine what the lovechild of a doorknob and a scrubbing brush might look like and you'll probably come up with something resembling the Brute. The tough ABS plastic body measures 96 × 96 × 131mm (4" x 4" x 5") in width/depth/height, weighs just 0.2 kg (around 7 oz) and is powered by 3 AAA batteries (sold separately).

Jump in the shower, lather up your locks and turn on the Brute... the stubby rubber spikes vibrate as you wash/brush your hair, providing a soothing sensation while increasing blood flow to the scalp. Rinse, then pop off the spiky cap to reveal a  massage dome. The rest, as they say, is up to you.

Get your "Innovation refreshing pretend! Brute" - their name, not mine - by ordering online from Amazon Japan, but be advised they do not ship outside the country. (via Impress Watch)