The Brain Driver – tDCS Device V2.1

The Brain Driver’s tDCS device is an all-in-one product designed by a dedicated group of engineers. The company has been offering tDCS devices for three years.

Cost: 4.5/5
General customer rating: 4/5
Ease-of-use: 5/5
Features/Accessories Provided: 4/5
Delivery/Customer Service: 4/5

Customer Reviews
General customer reviews comment on the effectiveness and ease of use of this tDCS device, especially its positive effect on PTSD, depression, and anxiety. The device has had lots of media coverage, including features on the Daily Mail, WXYZ Detroit, HBO, Vice News, and the Chicago Tribune.

“After I started using the Braindriver, I noticed a difference within 2 weeks of daily use. My mind was more focused and less foggy. I was able to read and watch television for longer periods of time. My social anxiety reduced and my mood was also more positive, as noticed by my doctors and other people.”

Cost
The device is on the more affordable side of tDCS devices. For $144.99 and free shipping, the device does include several features and accessories provided to create a positive tDCS experience, but in comparison to other devices of the same cost, it lacks the details that other devices have.

Ease of Use
There is a visual timer (uncommon in most devices), as well as battery level indicator, and a visual output selection. The device is very visually straightforward and easy to use as it comes ready-to-use out of the box with a battery and the accessories needed. The automatic shut off when electrodes are not properly connected ensure user safety.

Features & Accessories provided
In the most basic package, the device, two sponges, two electrodes, and a headband are included.
A timer is included in the device, along with four current levels, and smaller electrodes to concentrate the effect of the current delivered to the desire brain region.

Delivery & Customer Service
Customer service is said to be immediate and helpful, demonstrating sound knowledge about the product and providing immediate solutions to problems. There is a 1-year warranty, 30-day guarantee, and lifetime support available with your purchase.
The Brain Driver has a phone number, support email, chat box, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter if there are any questions.

Summary
Pros:

  • Fast and apparent results
  • Easy to use, straight-forward controls
  • Array of features – timer, battery level indicator…etc.
  • Affordability

 Cons:

  • Uses 12 volt battery (uncommon)
  • No meter to ensure adequate current connection

About The Brain Driver
The Brain Driver provides a professional tDCS system that is aimed towards “peak performance enthusiasts” – in other terms, active people. Their product is said to improve mood, accelerate performance, reduce pain, and improve sleep.
The founder, Alex Heredia, founded The Brain Driver as a devoted yoga practitioner and performance cyclist, which explains the company’s philosophy and focus.