StressEraser Press Reviews
I USED IT AS I LAY IN BED.
"I appreciated the StressEraser’s small size and portability; I used it as I lay in bed and also took it out with me on a few occasions to use when I had a free moment."
CNN Health, "The Chart"
A GOOD DRUG-FREE WAY FOR YOU TO DE-STRESS.
"This is a really cool product. This is called the StressEraser and what it intends to do is absolutely that, erase your stress... If you're prone to panic attacks and anxiety, this might be a good drug-free way for you to de-stress."
"CBS Early Show"
QUIETS THE BODY -- REDUCING STRESS.
"It's a mini-biofeedback machine that helps to relax your body and calm your mind, just by changing your breathing and your focus... That in turn activates a part of the nervous system that quiets the body-reducing stress."
"Good Morning America"
HERE'S ONE HIGH-TECH GADGET THAT'S DESIGNED TO TAKE STRESS AWAY.
"A lot of time high-tech gadgets add to the stress in our lives but here's one high-tech gadget that's designed to take stress away. It's called StressEraser."
I'VE TRIED IT AND IT'S A PRETTY REMARKABLE TOOL.
"You're focusing your mind and you're slowly counting as you exhale and I've tried it and it's a pretty remarkable tool. It's $299, but if you think about the long-term effects of stress and the long-term health problems that can come from that, it's worth it."
I FELT LIKE I'D JUST AWAKENED FROM A NAP, BUT I WAS NOT GROGGY.
"For six weeks, I tried the StressEraser three or four times a week, up to three times a day. I got the hang of slowing down my system pretty easily; my forehead, neck and shoulders felt more relaxed after each session. I felt like I'd just awakened from a nap, but I was not groggy."
The Washington Post
MAY BE ALL THE TEACHER YOU REALLY NEED.
"I've been trying the StressEraser from Helicor for a couple of days, and I already regard it as my favorite meditation teacher yet. The StressEraser is a slick-looking device, all brushed metal with simple buttons and a clear display showing your pulse in the form of waves, along with other benchmark symbols."
The Boston Globe
I STARTED TO FEEL CALMER.
"Once I learned to exhale whenever I saw a triangle, I started to feel calmer... Focusing on the shapes on the screen forced me to slow down my breathing and thus my emotions."
Women's Health Magazine
IT WILL TRAIN YOU TO BREATHE AND BE CALM.
"This must be one of the few gadgets nowadays that doesn’t double up as an MP3 player – it’ll calm you down though, more than your favourite tunes... It’ll police you, make sure that with every breath you synchronise your breathing with your nerve activity (your heart rate) and train you to breathe and be calm."
SEXY, SLEEK AND NON-INVASIVE.
"The StressEraser is a sexy, sleek and non-invasive stress management gadget that analyses the changes in your body’s nervous system and measures your breathing patterns through biofeedback... it’s a 15-minute portable instruction manual on how to relieve stress."
THE FUTURE OF WELLNESS.
"This little gadget is the future of wellness and stress management.... Before you know it, your mind has eliminated all outside distractions."
RELAX(ED) ME IN EVERY ENVIRONMENT IT TRIED IT IN.
"The device did relax me in every environment I tried it in. A usually tension-inducing subway ride home was almost refreshing. I nearly fell asleep in my office during one afternoon session. And my ability to concentrate amid the clutter of working at home seemed a bit improved following 5 minutes of technology-assisted breathing."
Samuel K. Moore
YOU COULD SIGN UP FOR YOGA CLASSES, OR BETTER YET, LAY YOUR HANDS ON A NIFTY NEW DEVICE.
"Controlling stress, it turns out, is about activating something called the vagus nerve, a part of the nervous system that influences heart rate. Sounds simple, but how is it done? You could sign up for yoga classes, or better yet, lay your hands on a nifty new device called the StressEraser."
NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE A $3,000 MACHINE AT YOUR DOCTOR'S.
"The StressEraser teaches you how to relax and master physical, mental, and emotional stress. It measures the activity of the Vagus nerve by taking your pulse from your index finger... Now you don't have to use a $3,000 machine at your doctor's, or go to an old woman in Chinatown."
New York Post
I CHILLED OUT, HIT A NICE APPROACH, AND MADE PAR.
"I stuck my finger in after I topped a tee shot," said Joan, 41, who's strung tighter than a banjo. "A few deep breaths later, bingo! I chilled out, hit a nice approach and made par."
WHO NEEDS A YOGI WHEN YOU HAVE A STRESSERASER?
WORTH IT IF YOU REALLY HAVE TROUBLE CALMING YOURSELF DOWN.
"After a week, I was much more likely to breathe my way out of anxiety flare-ups. Bottom line: Worth it if you really have trouble calming yourself down."
Laura Leu, HEALTH Magazine
I NOW SLEEP REGULARLY EACH NIGHT.
"Another major help was a tiny, portable, biofeedback machine called the Stress Eraser. This device helps you learn to activate your body’s natural relaxation response in minutes. I used this machine every day for two weeks, and although I wasn’t sleeping at first, I felt so relaxed that I stopped having headaches and achy eyes; I found that my anxiety was even further decreased. I was learning how to breathe during stressful times and overall I was becoming more positive... Within six months I was sleeping 6-7 hours a night. Now, when I use the Stress Eraser I fall asleep within a couple of minutes. With the combination of being aware of anxiety, letting go of my obsession with needing sleep and the Stress Eraser I now sleep regularly each night."
Janice Cook, Centered on Taipei Magazine
A YOGIC CONTRAPTION THAT RELAXES BODY AND MIND.
"The science of effective breathing underlies Sharper Image's StressEraser, a yogic contraption that relaxes body and mind by synchronizing effective breathing with a user's continuous heart rate. Stress activates "sympathetic nerves," increasing your heart rate, brain activity, and breathing rate. Using an infrared fingertip pulse sensor and its own software algorithms to analyze data, the StressEraser measures and displays the effect of sympathetic nerves on your heart rate, as a chart on its LCD. Using that feedback, the StressEraser displays graphical cues to help you coordinate deep breathing with the continuous heart rate, thereby activating "parasympathetic nerves" to counter sympathetic nerves and reduce stress levels. The device can store the charts it generates so that you can monitor your breathing and heart rates over time."
Agam Shah, PC World
IT HAS TAUGHT ME TO MEDITATE. IT'S AMAZING. IT REALLY IS.
"Good Morning America" asked Carrie Boyd, a very stressed-out mom in Atlanta, to try this device... Boyd's husband travels for his job five days a week, leaving her alone to care for their three young children. Boyd said she loved the StressEraser and would recommend it. "When I first got it, I thought, how is this little device the size of a deck of cards going to relax me?" she said. "And it has taught me to meditate. It's amazing. It really is."
HIGH-TECH VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT IDEAS.
"Relax your mind and body with this incredible product. The StressEraser is the secret to gaining control over stress. This award winning, hand held biofeedback medical device is designed to calm your mind and relax your body in just 15 minutes. This product is key to helping individuals achieve physiological, mental, and emotional relaxation, without the use of drugs."
Wendy Pettit, Helium
SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE PRICELESS.
"It's time to chill -- which might be a little easier if you have one of these. It's called the StressEraser and you can think of it as a personal stress guru. The concept is easy. This tiny silver box measures your pulse and the effect breathing has on calming your nerves... The counting focuses your breathing and distracts your mind from looming deadlines… The ability to leave work stress-free? That's something that might be priceless."
“I Want That!”
IT'S A GREAT DEVICE TO USE WHEN YOU'RE IN A SITUATION THAT MAKES YOU REALLY NERVOUS.
"StressEraser is like a mini-biofeedback device. Smaller than most cell phones, you slip one finger into the StressEraser. After a few minutes to master the system, you'll be breathing more slowly, following the device's visual wave pattern, and truly relaxing. It's a great device to use when you're in a situation that makes you nervous -- like flying on an airplane, or before making a speech, or during an especially stress-filled day. Even a five or ten-minute session has tremendous benefits."
THE STRESSERASER REALLY WORKS.
"The StressEraser really works. I found that with just a few minutes' training, I could regulate my heart rhythm variations by controlling my breathing. After each session, I felt more relaxed and grounded. (That is, until I read the news again and learned about some crazy new drug being approved by the FDA.)... This is a smart device, and I recommend it to anyone wanting to harness the power of their mind to enhance the health of their body. The StressEraser is a great example of technology applied to wellness in a constructive way."
LIKE A MINI-BIOFEEDBACK.
"The idea is, as you can see [your wave] you kind of relax and breathe slower and deeper. It's sort of like a mini-biofeedback."
Dr. Sapna Parikh
Fox 5 News, New York
MANY A-LIST CELEBRITIES IN HOLLYWOOD HAVE BEEN USING THIS COOL LITTLE GADGET.
"Do you have to get a gift for someone that has everything? Well you’re in luck. The Stress Eraser is a great gift! Many A-list celebrities in Hollywood have been using this cool little gadget to keep them calm, stress free, and relaxed. I bought a couple for my friends for the Holidays and I have one. I use it and love it because I’m always running around everyday from one place to another and this little gadget is my break away from everything where I can get relaxed and rejuvinated for my next thing. It’s really cool because it monitors your pulse and teaches you how to lower your stress levels by breathing. It’s even been on “The View” and “Rachel Ray” amongst other newsworthy shows. Check it out at a Brookstone near you or online at www.StressEraser.com."
Richard Harlow, Busted Daily
IT’S SMALL, IT’S EASY, AND IT TEACHES ME HOW TO SLOW DOWN.
"A quick, easy, drug-free way to erase the stress. Ezzie has been using the StressEraser for the recommended 15 minutes a day for a few months and says she's more relaxed. It's a very even, relaxed feeling...It's small, it's easy and it teaches me how to slow down."
Stephanie Stahl, Medical Reporter
CBS 3 Eyewitness News, Philadelphia
A VERY EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET INTO A STRESS-FREE STATE.
"I'd seen their ads for years and was intrigued to finally use the StressEaser. I found it a very effective way to get into a stress free state quickly and easily. Very much like the state one gets into when doing Yoga or Meditation."
Greg Sherwood, KQED-AM, San Francisco
DEEP SENSE OF RELAXATION.
"So simple and easy to use, it's surprising that it actually works...the deep sense of relaxation that I felt actually came relatively quickly."
Adrienne Rayski, Everyday Health
THE AMAZING THING: IT WORKS.
"The amazing thing: It works, as three weeks of testing showed."
Rich Resigno, Barron's
“Our Gadget of the Week”
GUESS WHAT… IT ERASED MY STRESS.
"Guess what... It erased my stress. After just a few days I was breathing like a Zen monk, at least while my finger was on the meter."
Michael Specter, Men's Vogue
“The device is undeniably calming. Watching your heart rate and concentrating on breathing leaves little room for other thoughts. Mrs. Skeptic used the device three times before bed, and each time she enjoyed a solid night's sleep, which for her is an accomplishment. On the night she didn't use it, she was back to fidgeting, staring at the ceiling and, she later admitted, spending an inordinate amount of time wondering if hamsters could ride bicycles… if you feel most at peace with a gadget in your hand, the StressEraser might be for you."
Chris Woolston, Los Angeles Times
THERE IS ONE WAY YOU CAN COMBAT STRESS AND FINALLY DEFEAT IT.
"One of the most common diseases these days is stress; nobody seems to escape from it. Regardless of age or social background, people nowadays suffer from great levels of stress. The good news is that there is one way you can combat stress and finally defeat it. If you would like to take things easy or at least not stress out with every little thing, check out this site. At StressEraser.com you will find an effective tool in order to diminish and combat stress. The StressEraser reduces stress and thus enhances your health and well-being. This effective device captures your finger pulse and calculates the time between each pulse, and then it makes you relax by teaching you how to breathe in a particular way."
YOU SIMPLY SLIP YOUR FINGER INTO THE SLOT, COUNTING SOFTLY AS YOU SHED YOUR STRESS.
"The little biofeedback machine, which is about the size of a BlackBerry, has an infrared fingertip sensor that monitors the way you breathe by translating pulse beats into waves that you can watch roll across the StressEraser's LCD. The machine essentially decodes various nerve signals -- it's complicated, but there are stimulating nerves that increase your heart rate and lead to faster breathing patterns and pacifying nerves that do the opposite. We want the opposite. To get there, you simply slip your finger into the slot and monitor your breathing patterns on the LCD, counting softly as you shed your stress."
WE LOVE IT.
"Why we love it: It relieves stress by focusing your mind on triangles and squares. That's a lot easier - and less consequential - than going postal on someone."
Men’s Edge magazine
YOU CAN FIND THE TRIGGERS INSIDE YOURSELF TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS.
"The device displays both stimulating (stress) activity and pacific (calming) activity. With a little practice, you can find the triggers inside yourself to reduce your stress and increase your ability to calm down."
David Shein, Rochester Insider
USE THE FORCE.
"This nifty handheld device takes your pulse and measures your simulating and pacifying nerve activity (all from your left index finger). Then it teaches you how to guide your breathing and mental focus in an effort to lower your stimulating nerve activity and increase your pacifying nerve activity. This will allow you to focus your thoughts in a way that will quiet your mind and allow you to use the force."
Matt Eagan, Hartford Courant
MODERN LIFE IS SO ADVANCED THAT ONLY TECHNOLOGY CAN CALM US DOWN.
"Modern life is so advanced that only technology can calm us down. Enter the StressEraser, which uses biofeedback “to quickly calm the body and mind, anytime, anywhere."
CAN HELP YOU CHILL OUT DURING STRESSFUL SITUATIONS.
"For the stressed-out: The StressEraser by Helicor can help you chill out during stressful situations."
PERFECT FOR THE HECTIC AND HIGH STRUNG.
“The machine acts as your own personal guide to serenity by monitoring your heart rate on an LCD screen.”
"Need to unwind? The StressEraser takes a finger-touch reading of your pulse, determines the optimal breathing pattern that will slow your heart rate, then uses chimes to direct your inhales and exhales."
Jessica Daynor, Estates West
INEXPENSIVE AND EASY TO USE.
“This technique is inexpensive and easy to use and has been shown to significantly increase work performance when used by a group of employees.”
Momentum Medical Consortium Newsletter
EASY TO USE.
"One of the reasons why this device is easy to use is the instant feedback. The wave pattern gives the user realtime info on the activities of the "stimulating" and "pacifying" nerves."
Wan-Chi Lau, Rainy Day Magazine
I FELT RECENTERED.
"It was incredibly helpful. I experienced it as a reset button. I felt recentered... It's definitely made me more self-aware of when I'm starting to 'flood' or to be more stressed.”
ACHIEVE TOTAL RELAXATION.
"Breathe away your blues ... The StressEraser monitors your pulse and translates it into a display-screen image so you can keep track of your breathing patterns and modify them to achieve total relaxation."
IT TOTALLY CALMED ME DOWN.
"I did a quick 35 point session, and it totally calmed me down. I was surprised as hell because I am stricken with anger issues."
The Quest to be Heard
SOME OF THE BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT.
"I know, it was about $300, but I feel like it was some of the best money I’ve ever spent. Anyway, the StressEraser has really helped me relax.... I found the device very easy to use. I think anyone would find it easy to use, especially if you follow the instructions, which are really very simple... With the StressEraser I am being proactive in doing things to improve my health. Oh and BTW, I don’t get any money for a “testimonial” like this. But I do believe in dealing with stress, and the StressEraser has helped me."
The Tao of Health
THIS IS RELAXATION.
"The StressEraser has a simple, no-nonsense user interface. It is really easy to use. You put your finger in the sensor, hit the “on” button, and the unit starts graphing. Once it figures you out, it starts printing pointers near the end of each inhalation. All you do is synchronize your breathing to the pointers. It helps you breathe deeply and evenly, and this, my caffeine-guzzling geek friend, is relaxation."
Into the Void
ORDER US A DOZEN!
"Helicor spent four years in the development of their newest product, the StressEraser, billed as being able to magically "quickly calm the body and the mind, anytime, anywhere." Order us a dozen!"
Barb Dybwad, Engadget.com
FEW OPTIONS, UNTIL NOW.
"Aside from popping over-the-counter (or under-the-counter) drugs, or yelling “Serenity Now!” (ala George’s dad on Seinfeld), stress relief on-the-go has had few options, until now.
I don't know quite how it works, but the StressEraser is pretty cool.
CUTTING EDGE BIOFEEDBACK TECHNOLOGY.
"The StressEraser incorporates cutting-edge biofeedback technology to provide mental calm and physical relaxation."
WE ALL NEED IT NO MATTER WHAT WE THINK.
"We all need it no matter what we think, having a device that I can look at to see my stress level would be great. With the StressEraser, you can calm your mind and relax your body whenever you want, wherever you go, whether you are spending time at home, working on the job, lying in bed, coping with difficult events or flying on a plane, you can take your StressEraser with you.
TubaDuba Fitness Technology
THIS LITTLE GADGET SEEMS TO BE THE REAL THING.
The New Pink
A GROWING NUMBER OF TASTEMAKERS ARE GETTING HOOKED.
“Got a case of bad vibes? Give this little biofeedback gizmo a spin... a growing number of tastemakers are getting hooked.”
SOON ENOUGH, I GOT THE HANG OF IT.
"A distracted thought would pop into my head, ruining the arcing, gentle slopes—and solid scores—that I'd worked so hard to attain. But soon enough, I got the hang of it and even fell asleep once in the middle of a session—the only situation I can think of, really, where dozing off on something or someone can be taken as a compliment.
Ashley Muldoon, Men’s Vogue
SUBTLE, BUT PRETTY AMAZING.
"My doctor actually prescribed it for me. The results are subtle but pretty amazing. My major successes have been trying to get to sleep at night."
David Pescovitz, Boingboing.net
STRESSERASER WIPES AWAY YOUR WORRIES.
"StressEraser can help ease the strains of work and life, even if you're sitting at your desk and have only a few moments between conference calls."
I AM ALREADY FEELING GOOD
"StressEraser is a neat little gadget I can take with me everywhere when I need more relaxation. StressEraser is the latest and greatest in biofeedback. I have used StressEraser for one week and I am already feeling good. In three more weeks I am sure I will feel younger as promised in the StressEraser ad. I have noticed my memory is faster, I am more willing to exercise, my appetite is under control, and I am overall more self-controlled."
SUBTLE BUT PRETTY AMAZING
"My doctor actually prescribed it for me. The results are subtle but pretty amazing... When I finish, I don't feel much different. But when I climb into bed I find it amazingly easy to fall and stay asleep.
KK Cool Tools
TECH THAT CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER
"The tech world is notorious for claiming this gadget and that gadget “will improve your life” or “will make your life easier.” The promises often fall flat. However, there are exceptions. Over the past few weeks I’ve been testing out two products. The StressEraser which helps you relax through focused deep-timed breathing, and the SleepTracker watch which helps you wake up at the right time based on your automatically detected sleep patterns.
Surprisingly, these products work really well. They deliver on their promises and really do help you relax and sleep better — two things that can definitely improve your life. Waking up at the right time is an amazing thing. It’s hard to believe how much difference it makes. I was skeptical at first, but I recommend both products highly. Do check them out."
A GREAT MEDITATION TOOL.
"When stress has you tied up in knots or you have trouble falling asleep, you can try meditation or yoga, or you can simply pick up the StressEraser... We found the StressEraser to be a great mediation tool for anyone who doesn't have some other stress-relief practice already in place. We like the unit's compact size, lightweight feel and high quality design; because it's so small, you can take it to your office, on vacation or on business trips to clear your mind, deal with the anxiety of travel or simply relax when things get a bit out of control."
Consumer Guide Products
TECHNOLOGY CAN BE GREAT.
"Technology can be great. And if this can help a person move through stress in a successful way, I say, "Woohoo!"
Dr. Deborah Serani
Dr. Deb Psychological Perspectives
IT JUST FEELS PRETTY GOOD.
"Once you read the little Quick Start guide, it's actually really easy to do... my experience was pretty easy. I did a quick 30-minute session and then a few minutes later I did 70 more, so I did 100 total in like 20 minutes.
"Overall I felt more relaxed, it was even pleasant at times... I mean it just feels pretty good, you can tell."
YOU'LL BE BREATHING LIKE A PRO.
"Holding stress for hours isn't good for you. Meet the StressEraser. This highly portable high-tech gizmo lets you use biofeedback anywhere, anytime. It takes a little while to get the hang of it. (Okay, we didn't read the instructions right away.) But once you get the rhythm down, you'll be breathing like a pro."
National Health & Wellness Club
HAS KEPT ME MEDITATING HAPPILY.
"The StressEraser has kept me meditating happily for three straight weeks. I'm not calm enough to shrug off a traffic accident or a home fire. But I do laugh at problems that once gave me stomach pains. I also sleep better at night."
Andrew D. Smith
The Dallas Morning News