I remember using an ion “gun” (Zerostat, IIRC) about 40 yeas ago to de-stati my LPs to (hopefyully) attract less dust while playing. I was heartily sceptical but it was only about £5 (which meant more back then than nowadays, obviously) so, what the hell, try it.
My very subjective opinion was, it actually did seem to work. Not thatit was at all scientfically tested. But it worked. Holding one of my hairs near an untreated LP and it attraced the hair. Zap it and it ddn’t. Also, must less dust build up on stylus.
I guess this works the same way, but …. $150?
Wow. I’v not noticed enough static on the Niche (though some, for sure) to want to pay that. But I suppose, price wise, well …. Acaia. Say no more.