Product Review about The Panasonic EP 1273 KL Massage Chair
Let us take an in-depth look at the Panasonic EP-1273KL shiatsu massage chair. We review its features, warranty and specifications. Panasonic is a Fortune 500 company with multiple product lines in the electronics industry. The EP 1273KL fits into the $2,000 to $3,000 price range or midrange level of massage chairs. We will explain some its advanced features and give our opinion of the Panasonic EP-1273KL shiatsu massage chair.
The massage chair industry is an interesting group of companies. There are giant conglomerates like Panasonic and Sanyo; and others more industry specific like Omega and Human Touch. And like weeds in many gardens, a lot of companies peddling junk which you need to avoid. A good hurdle to pass is to see if the company has retail distribution. With Panasonic there is not need to worry as they will back up their warranty.
How good is the warranty of the Panasonic EP-1273KL massage chair? Panasonic provides just an average warranty directly from the manufacturer. The standard Panasonic manufacturing warranty covers 1 year parts, 1 year labor, 1 year shipping and 1 year in-home service. Panasonic provides an average warranty protection for the customer. The warranty coverage can be extended by purchasing an extended warranty through the retailer. The larger electronics companies follow the extended warranty model which is no doubt a carry over from their electronics divisions. Coverage on the extended warranties vary by retailer, so check out what the coverage and cost for the Panasonic EP-1273KL.
What about the Panasonic EP-1273KL shiatsu massage chair? Let us start with the design and aesthetics. Panasonic makes this massage chair more appealing than some of their other models. It is not as ultra modern which gives it a broader appeal. It has silver accents on the front legs and on the tail of the back legs. The EP-1273KL comes with a plush detachable head pillows and an extra back pad. It is a comfortable chair to sit in.
The Panasonic EP-1273KL massage chair has quite a number of manual massages including Shiatsu, Swedish, Hawaiian, tapping, rolling, kneading, compression and percussion. The back rollers have four firm rubber massage heads. These rubber massage heads are controlled by Panasonics Swede-Atsu massage which simulates the stroking with the palm of the hand or the pressing with the heel of the hand. The kneading massage is firm with the rubber massage heads feeling like strong pressure with the thumbs. Choose from four automatic programs with the EP-1273KL shiatsu massage chair. The 4 auto programs include Shiatsu, Deep, Gentle and Refresh and are 15 minutes in duration. There are 3 manual courses for the neck and lower back. The manual massages are thorough and help to relieve tired or aching muscles.
Air compression technology is advancing and Panasonic has included a calf air massage in the EP-1273. Target both the calf muscle and the feet. Gentle air pressure will squeeze, hold and release those areas. Get stretched out with the automatic leg rest with this massage chair recliner. Lower body muscles can be extended with the leg rest. The stretching function is built into the auto programs.
Overall, this Panasonic massage chair is a solid performer. Panasonic is able to include its Swede-Atsu massage system in this midrange price level. This provides 8 massage techniques where most only have 4 massage techniques. This massage chair has a more postmodern appearance, but reliable massage therapy. There is a built in lower body stretch which is another good function rolled down from higher cost models. The EP-1273KL massage chair provides an effective and relieving massage without relieving your wallet too much.
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