Welcome back to Massage Gun Expert’s! Today we’ll be talking about the TimTam Power Massager and the RxGun SUPERx v3 Percussion Massager. These are two of the lesser known brands in the massage gun category, but are both noteworthy products so they’re definitely worth writing about!
TimTam’s Power Massager provides an adequate massage at a reasonable price. Wow, that was a lukewarm statement! When people ask me about TimTam, my response is usually something along the lines of, “Well, you get what you pay for.” TimTam’s Power Massager comes in at $250 MSRP (which is still quite a bit, if you ask me) and looks like the cheaper younger brother of the Hyperice or Theragun. I’ll start with the good. The Power Massager is light (2.2 lbs) and cordless, making it easy to lug around and use anywhere. It is quieter than some competitors, allowing you to use it inside or with a group of friends without everyone glaring angrily at you. Where TimTam falls short is along some of the more premium features.
The battery life is right around 1 hour, which is about ⅓ of the time of the Hyperice and it doesn’t offer an interchangeable/swappable battery pack like the Theragun. Additionally, the massage gun head is fixed and can’t be traded out depending on the body part or intensity that you’re looking for. On top of this, the TimTam Power Massager’s percussive tip does not swivel around, making it more difficult to get into hard to reach places when working on yourself. So, is the TimTam Power Massager a good option? It’s okay. Like I said before, it’s a cheaper, budget massage gun that satisfies its purpose but doesn’t win any awards. And, if you’re like me, $250 still feels like a lot of money to spend on something that isn’t fantastic. I’d recommend spending a little bit more and getting a gun that’s more reliable and effective.
RxGun’s SUPERx v3 Percussion Massager is the power tool of massage guns. Take a look at it and you’ll be surprised to know that it’s not sold at Home Depot or made by STIHL. The SUPERx v3 is heavy duty. The product page on RxGun’s site specifically points out that it’s made of aircraft aluminum. I don’t know much about aircraft materials, but that sounds pretty substantial to me! The gun comes with 6 tips, a lifetime warranty, and a professional grade promise that the tool will not bend in use. Now, this tool seems to have all of the necessary bells and whistles, with its swappable tips, long battery life, and swivel head. Where it falls short, however, is with its noise level and intensity. Use the SUPERx and you’ll be shocked that there isn’t a notice on it recommending that the user wears a hardhat. The gun is excessively loud, sends shock through the arm of the user, and administers excessive percussion. Unless you’re a lumberjack competing the the STIHL World Championships and have muscles or sheer granite, you may find the SUPERx to be overkill.
Pit the TimTam and the RxGun against one another and you’ll see that neither of them are perfect, but for opposite reasons. While TimTam is light and quiet, it is cheap, has a short battery life, and doesn’t have swappable or swivel-able heads. RxGun, on the other hand, is heavy-duty and has an array of swappable heads, but feels more like a jackhammer than a massage gun. So, if you’re considering these two options I’d recommend that you broaden your search and look elsewhere. Given that there are so many different options on the market, your money can be better spent elsewhere.