Shopping-weary Chinese husbands find refuge in man-caves

A man playing video games in a booth at a shopping mall in Shanghai.
A man playing video games in a booth at a shopping mall in Shanghai.

Shanghai - While their partners shop, users can retire to the glass-encased kiosks, which contain a comfortable massage chair and an elevated screen for playing computer games.



By AFP

Published: Mon 17 Jul 2017, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 18 Jul 2017, 1:32 AM

It's a familiar sight in shopping malls around the world - weary-looking men dutifully following their wives from store to store.
But China may have the solution: so-called "husband rest booths".
While their partners shop, users can retire to the glass-encased kiosks, which contain a comfortable massage chair and an elevated screen for playing computer games or watching television.
Its makers say the futuristic mini man-caves are a first in China and they have installed four in a high-end mall in Shanghai at a cost of 40,000 yuan ($6,000) each.
You can reserve the pod in advance via a mobile phone app, and it costs nothing to use at the moment.
How hubbies are entertained here
 Kiosks at the mall contain a comfortable massage chair; you can play computer games or watch TV
 


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