Ionic Detox Foot Bath System with FIR Belt Review

Overall Rating33333
Price44444
Effectiveness33333
Performance11111

Ionic Detox Foot Bath System With FIR belt

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What We DID NOT LIKE About the Ionic Detox Foot Bath System with FIR Belt:

When a machine describes itself as a “Product of China,” that should set warning bells ringing in your head. If the manufacturer couldn’t even hire a contractor to translate “Made in China” properly, don’t expect that they had hired a regular, permanent quality control team either. Or well-trained, polite customer service agents, for that matter.

The Ionic Detox Foot Bath System with FIR Belt is a sad example of what happens when you don’t have quality control. We’re not saying the manufacturer had no QA team. We’re saying it looks very much like they had no QA team. And if they do have one, that whole team should be fired.

The device is practically disposable. It remains in working condition anywhere between two or three months, if you’re lucky.

Of course, considering you only paid $150 for the Ionic Detox Foot Bath System with FIR Belt—the equivalent of about five similar treatments at a professional salon—even just one month of use would have given you quite your money’s worth. Perhaps, you only bought it to test the waters (no pun intended) and to find out if an ionic spa actually makes a difference in your health. Well, now you know. And now you can invest more money in a quality ionic foot spa that was made in the U.S.A.

But what if you’re not lucky, and the product does not even work for two or three or even one month? What if it was broken right from the time you received it?

Then you should ask yourself: why would a brand-new product be broken right from the moment it reaches your house? A likely answer: it’s not a brand-new product but a used, faultily repaired one

To avoid this, before you buy the product, check out the reviews on the seller. Because $150 for an ionic foot spa is really a great bargain—but only if you get your unit from a seller who will send only working, brand new units, which is what you’re paying for.

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Cons of the Ionic Detox Foot Bath System with FIR Belt:

  • No spare array. (You won’t need another one, believe us.)
  • No foot tub. (Good reason to go on another shopping trip!)
  • No warranty. (Unfortunately, an even better reason to go on a shopping trip—for a different product.)
  • Not U.S. made. (Or as they say on the Web page, “Product of China.”)

Pros of the Ionic Detox Foot Bath System with FIR Belt:

  • Attractive chrome-detailed aluminum carrying case.
  • Far infrared belt, for added healing benefits (. . . but what those benefits are, specifically, we don’t know.)
  • Water-softening feature. (We’re not sure what this is for, either.)
  • Built-in timer. (Ah, this one, we know what it’s for: It’s to see how long the machine stays working!)
  • Ten times cheaper than the $1,200 Home TV Shopping version. (Think of it like the cheap sample packs of beauty cream you can buy before you decide to purchase the full-sized package.)

Recommendation and Results

What we at Ionic Foot Spa Reviews do like about this machine is that, at the end of the day, it does what it’s supposed to do: detoxify. You will feel better after using this machine. This user attests to that here.

In fact, it is a common thing to hear users praise this machine for its price and its effectiveness. Read more user comments here and here.

But as we’ve previously mentioned, the Ionic Detox Foot Bath System with FIR Belt’s waterloo is its durability. You can’t expect it to last a year. By it’s third or fourth month, at best, it will be as broken as your promise that you’ll really use your gym membership this time. For some of its users, it broke down in two weeks. Read the story here. For others, it was DOA—dead on arrival. Read the story here.

We realize that this may be as much a seller issue as it is a product issue. But since we cannot be sure of that, we must base our recommendation simply on what we’ve seen:

At Ionic Foot Spa Reviews, we do not recommend this product.

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Ionic Detox Foot Spa Review

Overall Rating11111
Price55555
Effectiveness33333
Performance22222

Ionic Detox Foot Spa

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What We DID NOT LIKE About the Ionic Detox Foot Spa:

First, the arrays are white. (The description says black, but the picture says white, and since a picture is worth a thousand words, the picture wins by a landslide.)

So you may ask, what’s so bad about white arrays? Well, nothing—if you’re the type who thinks there’s nothing wrong about an unmade bed, since you can sleep in it just as well as in a made bed anyway. (Come to think of it, what is so bad about an unmade bed anyway?)

But if you’re the type who actually makes her bed every morning and folds her blankets instead of stuffing them under the pillows and actually flosses every day, you will never find peace with white arrays.

Because remember, the array is the part that goes under the water, which gets really yucky if your ionic foot spa is working right. And unlike the foot spa tub, the array has no liner.

So you can just imagine what color the Ionic Detox Foot Spa’s white arrays will be after you’ve used them a dozen times.

Fortunately, there are black arrays that can be bought separately. If the white arrays bother you so much, for your peace of mind, get the black ones.

Unfortunately, that’s not the end of the story.

The fact is, you’d be lucky if you could use the Ionic Detox Foot Spa long enough for the white arrays to get discolored. Consumer reviews on this product indicate it breaks down after a little more than a month’s use. It did not even look or feel brand new when it was first received from the shipper.

If this happens to you, just keep telling yourself you bought this product at one-sixth the cost of other ionic foot spa brands, charge it to experience, and buy yourself a new one.

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Cons of the Ionic Detox Foot Spa:

  • White arrays discolor after several uses. (Get black arrays separately.)
  • The manual isn’t very well written. (But after close examination, you will be relieved to see that it is, indeed, in English.)
  • Breaks down rather quickly. (Like a pregnant woman on a bad hair day.)

Pros of the Ionic Detox Foot Spa:

  • Can be used by two people at the same time. (Like a candle burning at both ends. Maybe that’s why it does not last the night.)
  • Each array is good for up to 50 uses. (And the machine itself is good for about 20.)
  • Comes with an MP3 player. (It does have its good side, see?)
  • USB included, to let you upload your own music, in case you don’t like the pre-uploaded ones.
  • Also has two pairs of headphones. (And yes, these come in black—except the part that actually touches your ear canals. Well, maybe those, you would want to know if they’re not so clean, right?)
  • The price: $149.95. (That should have tipped you off right there.)

Recommendation and Results

When it comes to price, the Ionic Detox Foot Spa is wonderful. At $149.95, you would be hard-pressed to find anything cheaper in the market.

Effectiveness-wise, this is a good product as well. It does everything an ionic foot bath is expected to do: refresh, detoxify, cleanse, and make your feet look beautifully fresh and pink. This user assures us that she was happy with the detox results. Read her full comment here.

And the Ionic Detox Foot Spa gets brownie points for performance too. The built-in MP3 player was a stroke of genius. If they had thought to add dim lights and an aroma therapy lamp as well, it would have been the perfect spa experience.

However, all these positives tend to be canceled out by the fact that the product conks out before you can even say “Made in China.” In fact, one lady comments that while the product was shipped to her promptly, it conked out even more promptly. She was able to use it only once. Read her story here.

So would we at Ionic Foot Bath Reviews recommend this product? If it were about three hundred sixty five times sturdier, yes. But as it is, no—not by a long shot.

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Dual Ionic Ion Detox Aqua Foot Spa Chi Cleanse Machine with MP3 Music Player Review

Overall Rating22222
Price44444
Effectiveness33333
Performance11111

Duel Ionic Ion Detox Aqua Foot Spa Chi Cleanse Machine Duel Ionic Ion Detox Aqua Foot Spa Chi Cleanse Machine

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What We DID NOT LIKE About the Dual Ionic Ion Detox Aqua Foot Spa Chi Cleanse Machine with MP3 Music Player:

The first time we saw this product, we thought it looked too good to be true. An ionic foot bath and MP3 player in one machine that could be used by two people at a time? It was, in effect, like getting two foot ionic foot baths plus two MP3 players, all in one package, right? And at a mere $150 dollars?

There just had to be a catch.

And there was. Let’s start with the lesser evil: the manual was haphazardly written; the information it contained, quite insufficient. Perhaps, the manufacturers felt the product was so easy to use, the users do not need instructions at all, and they just plunked in a manual for the sake of having one.

Well, they were right to a certain degree. The machine can be used with just the existing instructions.

On the other hand, people who actually read manuals do so to satisfy a certain urge to know everything about the product they had bought. The manual supplied with the Dual Ionic Ion Detox Aqua Foot Spa Chi Cleanse Machine with MP3 Music Player just did not satisfy that urge at all.

Now, for the major setback: this wonderful machine lasted for about four months before it stopped working. No warranty, no post-sales customer service, no nothing.

Sure, at its price, and compared to other ionic foot baths in the market, we could easily buy a new one. Still, it is difficult not to suspect that the device may have lasted longer had there been better instructions in the manual on how to properly maintain it.

Well, considering that the treatment that the Dual Ionic Ion Detox Aqua Foot Spa Chi Cleanse Machine with MP3 Music Player provides could cost up to 60 dollars at a spa, and that it could be used by two people at the same time, we’d say it has paid for itself quite well already after we had used it the second time. And after four months, it has already done much benefit our health.

We suppose, at $150, we should have expected it to be disposable.

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Cons of the Dual Ionic Ion Detox Aqua Foot Spa Chi Cleanse Machine with MP3 Music Player:

  • Not very sturdy. Strictly for home use only. (Consider investing in something more expensive if you’re planning on using it commercially.)
  • Heats up really fast. (It’s like a tactile alarm clock. You’ll know, without looking at the time, if you’ve been using it for too long.)
  • Unclear directions in the manual. (But like everyone else, you’ll figure it out.)
  • No warning that soft water can ruin the arrays—and they can. (Well, now you know. Don’t use soft water.)

Pros of the Dual Ionic Ion Detox Aqua Foot Spa Chi Cleanse Machine with MP3 Music Player:

  • Sleek design in clean white body. Definitely a thing of beauty and joy—just not forever.
  • Comes with an in-built MP3 player. If they had just added dim lights, it would have been the total spa experience.
  • Also features pre-uploaded therapeutic music. (Whale songs, anyone?)
  • And if you want to upload your own music to it, you can do that too. (How about Frank Sinatra’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”?)
  • Can be used by two people at the same time. (No more “It’s my turn, honey, get out of that tub!”)
  • Costs just around $150. (We couldn’t believe it at first either.)

Recommendation and Results

First of all, does it work? We at Ionic Foot Bath Reviews believe it does. Everyone who has used it agree that it does wonders for your health. Read some of their stories here, here, and here.

And the price? Well, it’s $150 dollars, while other brands could cost more than $800. And it comes with an MP3 player! So yes, we think the price is very good.

What about performance? Here’s where it all falls apart—literally.

The product is not very sturdy. Some buyers have reported that the product broke after just one week, and there was no information on how to have it replaced. Read one of the stories here.

Some people even reported that the product was broken when they first received it. Read that story here.

This latter case, of course, is an issue about the merchant, not the product itself. They could have repaired a used model and tried to pass it off as new.

So our recommendation is, if you decide to get this product, check out the reviews on the seller as well. The product itself may be good when it is brand new, but if the seller sends you a repaired device, then that will be a problem.

From what we at Ionic Foot Bath Reviews have seen so far on this product, we would definitely not recommend it.

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Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa Review

Overall Rating33333
Price33333
Effectiveness11111
Performance22222

Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa

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What We DID NOT LIKE About the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa:

To us, the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa was as attractive as a big yellow banana that’s offered to you while you’re hungry: it’s beautiful, it’s healthy, and you know it’s delicious.

Unfortunately, like the banana, it’s not very cheap either. And you feel very much like a monkey after you buy it.

You see, the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa lasts for about 30 uses. At three uses a week, that’s about two months’ use. Like the real banana, it’s gone before you’re completely satisfied.

Well, at least the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa is cheap, right?

It doesn’t end there, though. When you read the product literature, you’ll find that the dual arrays last for just about 30 treatments—a far cry from the 60 to 80 treatments that the other brands can last for. Perhaps, Viatek reasoned, what’s the point in making arrays that last longer if the machine itself will last only 30 sessions?

We’ve got to shake our furry heads; we’re just too human to be confused.

Third, Viatek talks about its dual arrays as if this were a good thing.

Frankly, we don’t know what the advantage of dual arrays could be. We do know that other brands work well enough on just one array, and the other is kept in reserve for when that first array wears out. The way the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa is set up, there are no reserve arrays available.

And, we wonder, won’t two arrays mean that we use up twice as much power to use this ionic foot spa? Not eco-friendly at all. Tsk, tsk, tsk, Viatek. We hope the plastic you use is recyclable.

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Cons of the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa:

  • No carrying case, just a storage bag.  (It’s the manufacturer’s way of saying “For home use only.”)
  • Breaks easily. (At least it comes with a pretty-looking bedpan—er, we mean, tub.)
  • Poorly written instructions.  (Nothing new in the world of non-US-made ionic foot spas.)
  • Takes 30 days to issue replacement parts. (But the customer service agents are very friendly.)

Pros of the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa:

  • Dual array foot spa system.
  • Bubble-massage foot plate. (Good if you like your massages “very, very light.”)
  • Supply of low-sodium salt included. (Better for your heart than table salt, if you put it in the kitchen.)
  • Comes with an instructional video. (In case you are unable to decode the written manual.)
  • Good post-sales service agents. (Almost makes up for the substandard product)

Recommendation and Results

While bananas are hailed as among the most nutritious fruits around, the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa does not live up to its banana-title this way: it is not as good for your health as eating the banana.

To put it another way, it does not perform as well as a “real” ionic foot spa should. One user reports she felt good after using the $1,000 ionic foot spa, but didn’t get anything even close to the same results with the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa.

Of course, the fact that her unit only worked for three sessions may have had something to do with it. But she reports feeling better after using a different brand ionic foot spa just once, so we are forced to believe the problem is in the spa itself, not the frequency of use. Read her full comment here.

This apparent ineffectiveness makes us at Ionic Foot Bath Reviews not recommend the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa. It seems, the only thing it does as well as a quality ionic foot spa model is leave your clean feet wrinkled after being soaked under the water for 30 minutes.

Or, as one disillusioned user writes here, it’s more of a “a bucket that looks more like a bedpan” than an ionic foot spa.

We wish we could say, “You get what you pay for,” but the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa is not even as cheap as the other brands. To be sure, it has better customer service and it does last longer than some of those $150 models, but at least, those models deliver while the remain functioning.

So in case you missed it the first time we said it, we’ll say it again: Ionic Foot Bath Reviews does not recommend the Viatek Ionic Energizer Foot Spa.

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