A Possible Cure for BlackBerry Thumbs

Gizmo comes complete with claims about treating geeks' aches
By Michael Foreman,  Newser User
Posted Jul 25, 2008 3:23 PM CDT
The Xtensor helps geeks strengthen their digits for texting and gaming.    (thextensor.com)
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(Newser) – If your thumbs ache after hours of texting and gaming, a new gadget may be able to whip your digits back into shape. The Xtensor "exercise device" helps geeks strengthen their wrists and hands or rehabilitate injuries, reports Laptop Magazine, but reviewer Joanna Stern acknowledges that she hasn't had the $39.95 device long enough to report on whether it works as intended.

"It was just too good to resist," Stern writes of the manufacturer's pitch.