New USB vibrator generates buzz

A crowd-funded project raises more than $47,000 to create the Crave Duet USB vibrator, which allegedly brings storage and enjoyment in one discreet, easy-to-carry package.

To consider the plight of the modern woman, all you have to do is read the plaintive experience of a Gizmodo writer who went on a date with a man she discovered to be the world champion of Magic: The Gathering Player.

So how can one not be both relieved and delighted that a group of dedicated designers in San Francisco has created the Crave Duet USB vibrator?

Fox News stepped out to relay the buzz surrounding this machine.

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The Crave team, entirely unrelated (as far as I can tell) to CNET's Crave blog, is attempting to enter a market gap by offering what it calls "discreet, compact luxury vibe."

For myself, there are very few places in which a luxury vibe ends up being both discreet and compact. The Four Seasons is not compact. And one could hardly describe my local Starbucks as discreet.

I am sure, therefore, that quite a few humans, both men and women, will be fascinated by the idea of luxury portable pleasure.

Crave explains its inspiration like this: "The current landscape of adult products often feels over-the-top: the kind of products you end up hiding under your bed, feeling like a teenager with a dirty magazine."

I know that many people would concur with that sentiment and have probably concurred with it since their teenage years.

So the team went onto CKIE, a Kickstarter-type of crowd-funding site, to raise money. Crave is already beyond its funding goal, having currently received more than $47,000.

Ti Chang, the Duet's designer, who has previously been involved with everything from hairbrushes to bicycle accessories, said in her promotional video (embedded below): "I've always wondered why the products in this space are so bad."

Many will have wondered the same, though some will have not been aware that this space actually existed--the USB vibrator space, at least. Some, though, might remember the iGasm , a little gizmo that encouraged you to "take your appreciation of music to a new level." That would be a level not appreciated by Apple.

Chang explained that the mere idea of buying a vibrator involves not only cheap, nasty products, but a trip to an "icky" X-rated store.

I won't dwell excessively on the specs, as the joy of vibrators is very much in the hand of the beholder. However, the Duet comes in both 8GB and 16GB capacities. I'm fairly sure that whichever size you choose, it doesn't affect the other properties of the gadget. There is, also, an option that allows you to have no storage built in at all. Which feels just slightly droopy.

The Crave team explained on its site just how durable and pleasurable the Duet can be: "Made of body-safe silicone and metal, the Duet is designed for the female body. With dual motors, it can deliver powerful and precise vibration exactly where you want it. The tip, inside edges, and outside edges provide slightly different intensities so that you can customize your pleasure!"

That final exclamation point offers, perhaps, a good point to depart this tale of the revolutionary USB stick.

I feel confident that there will be one or two members of the TSA who will soon be marveling in fascination when a traveling businesswoman explains the complete pleasure of data storage.

 

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