So I had a chance to review the new Q2 Mini Muscle Massage gun from BOB AND BRAD and I have to say that if you wanted a muscle massage gun but thought they were bulky and wanted something more portable, this is the best option for you that I have seen so far in the market and was able to hands on test. The Q2 Pocket Tissue massager is very compact as it fits nicely in the palm of your hand and has a sleek carrying case for the massage gun and all the head attachments.
Unboxing the massage gun shows that it is packaged in a sturdy yet soft carrying case, where you will find the gun, 5 head attachments and the USB cable for charging. The Q2 Mini has a 500mAh battery that lasts about 4 hours total between charges, and only needs about 3 1/2 hours to fully charge from drained battery. Now, I don’t have the tools to measure exact rpm or vibration amplitude but the brand claims it is 3000rpm and 7mm vibration amplitude. I can tell you that it is more powerful that some larger massage guns that I have tested, though less powerful than others.
As with most massage guns the rubber ball tip is my favorite general massage head because you can use it just about on any muscle group in the body and not have any discomfort, particularly it is good on your shoulders, back muscles, thighs and neck. If you need to get in deeper and knead the muscles, that is when you use one of the more targeted plastic heads which help penetrate deeper and really loosen up the tension in your muscles. Do not use the hard plastic heads directly over your spine or neck though you could cause injury, if you do need to massage directly on your back dead center use the flat flexible head or the rubber ball head.
Probably one of the best features about this massage gun is the Q2 is so compact that it weighs a lot less, holding the larger massage guns leads to hand fatigue after a few minutes of holding it in place, this gun you can use for longer without suffering hand fatigue and cramping that you can get from holding the much larger guns at sideways angles when trying to massage someone who is standing up or sitting down.
The Q2 Mini from BOB AND BRAD has a power button in the handle which you have to long press to turn on, but once it is on you just tap it to adjust through the 5 different speed levels including 180, 2100, 2400, 2700 and 3000 percussions per minute. So the percussion massage gun does have different purposes for the various levels, if you want a lot of vibration that feels more like a traditional vibrating massager, put it at max setting, and it vibrates more than chops up and down. But if you want to really get deep into your muscle group then you will want the lower speed settings with the plastic tips which will causes it to have slower and more clearly percussive strokes which aid in deep kneading your shoulder muscles, calf muscles, or arms.
I found nothing not to like about this muscle massage gun from BOB AND BRAD and the fact it works as well as it does while being as compact as it is, is a total must buy for me. This makes an excellent gift and would be a great way to relieve not only your own shoulder/neck and back but a significant other would very much appreciate it as well.