I wrote a fairly comprehensive review of the OS-3D Pro Cyber by Osaki a few weeks back and at the end of that review I listed some differences between the Cyber and the OS-3D Pro Dreamer. I consider the two chairs “sister” chairs and find them to be similar in many ways. But there are some important differences that I discovered while sitting on both, side-by-side in my showroom and while perusing the information found in the online literature.
Here is a more extensive, in-depth comparative review of these two very popular and new chairs from Osaki, broken into 2 parts:
1. Mechanical Foot Rollers
Both chairs have mechanical foot rollers and the foot rollers feel similar in both chairs. The difference in my opinion is that the material separating your feet from the rollers in the Dreamer is synthetic leather, whereas the material is linen in the Cyber. Not a huge thing, but the synthetic leather is thicker thereby ‘dampering” the effect of the rollers moreso than the linen in the Cyber.
So, I would say that the intensity of the foot rollers is a bit greater in the Cyber. You cannot adjust the intensity of the foot rollers in either chair (as a matter of fact, at the time of this writing, I don’t know of any chair that has the 3D functionality in foot rollers).
2. 3D Roller Technology
Both chairs boast the 3D roller technology that allows the user to move the rollers in-and-out to increase or decrease the intensity of the roller massage, respectively. I found the mid back massage to be a bit more intense in the Dreamer than I did in the Cyber. I could feel my chest being lifted off the chair on the Dreamer more than I could on the Cyber. This may be good or bad for the user depending on sensitivity of the area, the extent of the kyphotic curve, and the degree of arthritic degeneration going on in the spine of the user. Bottom line…if you like a more intense massage in the mid back region, the Dreamer is winner.
Both chairs allow you to adjust the rollers in-and-out in both automatic and manual programs, but you have more choices with the manual settings. The rollers move 3.15″ forward and back, which may not seem like a lot of distance, but when your spine is on top of those rollers, 3.15″ is huge!
3. Shoulder Airbags
Both chairs sport shoulder airbags, but the function varies a bit from one to the other. The shoulder airbags of the Dreamer are wider and are designed to inflate onto the outer muscles of the shoulders (the deltoid muscles). Their purpose is to hold the upper body in place while the back rollers move up and down your spine, thus increasing the effectiveness and intensity of the roller massage.
The airbags of the Cyber are smaller/narrower, but inflate against the front of the shoulder joints, “pinning” the shoulders back against the chair back. Their purpose is to accentuate a better posture while also “grabbing” the upper body during the stretch program of the chair. When I sat in the chair, I also found that these airbags pushed down on my shoulders a bit, creating a tractioning feeling on my neck. I don’t know if that is because of my height the airbags ended up pushing down and back on my shoulders, inadvertently giving me a neck traction experience or if it was designed that way by the engineers. But, whatever the reason, I enjoyed a bit of a traction experience on my neck from these shoulder airbags in the Cyber.
I might also mention I found that the bottom of the housing of the shoulder airbags in the Dreamer, which is a hard plastic, dug into the middle of my upper arms because of the way the lower arm and upper arm housings were oriented. I heard this same complaint from another fellow who, like me, has broad shoulders.
I did not notice this happening at all in the Cyber, as the shoulder airbags and housing are more narrow and don’t dig into the upper arms when the chair is in use.
4. Music System
Not a feature that a lot of people worry about in a massage chair, but there are some differences between the systems in both chairs. The Cyber has better quality sound from it’s speakers than does the Dreamer. I had a customer complain about the quality of the Cyber speakers…but if this customer had sat on the Dreamer and used it’s system, he would have thought the Cyber speakers were made by Bose 😉
Both chairs have a 3.5 mm jack that plugs into your phone or MP3 gadget. You can then play your music from your device over the chair’s speaker system. The jack of the Dreamer is located on the remote control pedestal in a slot behind the remote control. The jack of the Cyber is located above the left shoulder of the user next to a linen pouch that can hold your device.
5. Roller Tracks
The roller track of the Cyber is 31″, whereas the Dreamer track is 30″. This means that you get an inch more coverage by the rollers on your back. That may not seem like a lot, but an inch goes a long way when it comes to a roller massage.
Stay tuned for Part 2!
Dr. Alan Weidner