High-tech gadgets designed to pleasure lovers in real time, anywhere on the globe.
If you thought webcams were the best way to add spice to a long distance relationship, wait until you hear about LovePalz.
Invented by a 27-year-old Taiwanese man who had to spend time away from his girlfriend while away at school in England, LovePalz is a “gender-appropriate” Wi-Fi-enabled sex toy that works with an iPhone or other mobile device.
Specifically, there are two complimentary gadgets: Hera, a penis-shaped doohickey designed for women (yes, think of it as a dildo); and Zeus, an, er, opening made for males. They go for $49.95 each or $95 for a set. Both battery-operated toys are designed to pleasure each partner in real-time via the Internet connection, according to the LovePalz website, by synchronizing the movements of each lover. If you like your intimate accessories with a touch of bling, the company is also offering a limited edition 24K gold set of LovePalz for $10,000.
For the full experience, a video chatting app is used with the rechargeable gadgets, too, so that lovers can see each other during the virtual sex act.
But before you get, er, excited about buying LovePalz, there’s one major obstacle in your way: It hasn’t been manufactured yet.
Inventor Oni Chen tells ABC News while his company has already received more than 2,500 orders, Kickstarter – the popular crowd-funding site – declined to help, plus the video conferencing app hasn’t yet been submitted to Apple for App Store approval.
Chen says the company is asking for donation commitments, but doesn’t require the funds until LovePalz is ready by January.
Other features of LovePalz, if you’re stimulated by the idea: it offers multiple pressure and speed sensors; the product supports more than two simultaneous partners (if that’s your thing); and it’s waterproof to withstand sweat and, er, any other bodily fluids, and can be washed easily, says the site.
Sync readers, is LovePalz awesome or asinine? Revolutionary or repulsive?
Here’s a brief video on the product: