In an Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announcement more suited to next week’s Adult Entertainment Expo, sex toy maker OhMiBod today announced its latest app-controlled vibrator.
The blueMotion massager aims to give women pleasure with the help of its accompanying iOS or Android app – basically the remote is your phone. The massager can be controlled for solo play or by another user nearby, within Bluetooth connectivity distance.
The vibrator has a Bluetooth chip inside it, which slides into the front of the “blue” knickers. The motor reacts to the remote app controls. The app has to be within Bluetooth range for it to sync with the underwear in real time.
The OhMiBod Remote that controls the blueMotion vibrating underwater is a free app available for iOS and Android devices. The app can be used to program distinct vibrating patterns, record messages where the device vibrates to the rhythm and speed of their voice, and can control intensity and speed. It can even be programmed to vibrate along to a partner’s favorite song.
The only downside is that couples have to be close to one another while using it – but developer OhMiBod hopes that within a year it will have developed long-distance capabilities.
Suki Dunham, who founded the company along with her husband Brian, said: “For some couples, the explosion of the digital age has resulted in a shift in intimacy, as many pay more attention to devices than their partners. blueMotion breaks down those virtual barriers by encouraging couples to interact both physically and emotionally using technology.
“They can experience the thrill of unlimited vibration patterns and total discretion whenever the mood arises.”
In his turn, her husband Brian Dunham shared with Mashable: “It’s a really fun way to control vibrations without anyone knowing what you’re doing because the remote is on your phone. Technology can drive couples apart, but this is using technology and gadgets to bring them closer together.”
Dunham said he and Suki came up with the concept when they noticed they were spending too much time on their smartphones and less time being intimate. The couple has a full line of high-tech OhMiBod sex toys, including vibrators that align to the beat and rhythm of your favorite music, so the move into the wearable tech space was a natural progression.
The product will hit the US market in March 2014 priced at $129 (£78). However, It is still unclear when the product will be available elsewhere.
Other high-tech sex gadgets include the We-Vibe 3, which is designed to be worn during intercourse to stimulate both partners at the same time. It’s fully waterproof, comes with a wireless charger base. Or try OhMiBod’s Better Than Chocolate wireless, music-driven vibrator that pulsates to the beat when connected to an iOS device, says the NY Daily News.
Another interesting thing is vibrating underwear ‘Fundawear’, created by Durex, aimed at allowing those in long distance relationships to “tease, tickle and tantalize even when apart” with the help of an iPhone app.