We Can’t Believe This Actually Works


Illustration for article titled Therapik Bug Bite Relieving Gadget Review: We Cant Believe This Actually Works

Are you being eaten alive by mosquitos? Is the itch driving you completely and utterly insane? Us too! So when we heard about this magic wand that supposedly takes the itch away, we had to call it in to make fun of it.

We, uh… we were wrong.

What Is It?

It’s a small handheld wand you use to zap bites to make them stop itching.

Who’s It For?

People who encounter mosquitoes, bees, wasps, hornets, black flies, ants, fleas, ticks,
chiggers and even jellyfish and stinging nettle. Not for use with snake or spider bites, sadly.

Design

It looks like a 1960s sci-fi prop. It’s a thick remote control with a big, round button. You look at it and instantly think, “There is no way in hell this cheap piece of crap is going to work.”

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Using It

You put the tip of the Therapik onto your bug bite, then you press and hold down the button. The tip uses light to heat the bite up. You hold it there for as long as you can take it, up to a minute. The burning sensation gets pretty intense after 30 seconds or so.

The Best Part

It actually works! Mosquito bites (the only thing we tested it with) stopped itching within a few seconds of taking it off, and in most cases they never itched again. We are officially stunned.

Tragic Flaw

It looks so crappy and bad that most people will dismiss it before ever trying it.

This Is Weird…

Still completely amazed that this works. Like, seriously? Look at it!

Test Notes

Should You Buy It?

Unbelievably, yes, totally. This thing, despite being ugly and bulky, is great. At first we thought it was just psychosomatic, but after a few weeks of testing, we believe it to be legit. Even if you doubt us (and we don’t blame you, because, come on, right?) it’ll only cost you thirteen bucks to find out for yourself. [Therapik]

Therapik Specs

• Weight: 4 oz.
• Dimensions: 3cm x 3cm x 10cm
• Battery: 9V
• Price: $13
Giz Rank: 4.0 stars

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