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Next-Gen Vibrator: Revel Body

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“If Apple made a vibrator, this would be it,” tweeted former Apple honcho Guy Kawasaki. The endorsement (or jibe, depending who you ask) might’ve loosened some monocles, but there’s a kernel of truth to it: the creators of the Revel Body sonic vibrator are similarly looking to shake up a stale market with a tastefully designed, innovative technology. Sardonic parallel’s are pretty easy to make here.

CEO Robin Elenga’s (the Steve Jobs of sex toys?) innovation is derived from the tech behind sonic toothbrushes. Apparently he got wind that women were using these things as an alternative to the usual. You see, traditional vibrators have used rotary motors since their conception, and because of the general stigma against this sort of industry, very little innovation has reached the market. According to Elenga’s focus groups, the old tech is clunky, loud, and tire out the hands after awhile, as well as embarrassingly phallic.

Addressing these gripes, the Revel Body’s TrueSonic tech makes it near-silent and much more powerful, providing a greater range of (ahem) stimulation as well as keeping the vibrating component localized in such a way that hands won’t jiggle to exhaustion, It’s also modestly shaped like a tennis ball, theoretically avoiding the embarrassment that comes with kids finding it and running around the house pretending it’s a spaceship (as well as keeping it kosher for tech blogs).

The cost for the most sophisticated vibrator on the market? $120 for early backers on the indiegogo, $180 once it hits retail. Here’s their pitch, a far more tasteful treatment than this article (but still potentially NSFW due to subject matter):

Revel Body Indiegogo Campaign from Revel Body on Vimeo.

Impressed? You can order one on the indiegogo page here.

Dare I ask what a vibrator from Apple’s competitors would look like?

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