The hot new sex toy set to transform the market… that was inspired by an electric toothbrush
A new line of sex toys looks set to revolutionise the market after patenting technology inspired by a popular electric toothbrush.
Revel Body, has taken its lead from the revered
Philips Sonicare toothbrush for its first line of sonic-motored sex toys.
The young Seattle-based start-up's prototype, The Orb, is the
first such device to run on the high-speed technology.
Sexual revolution The Orb is the first sex toy from Revel Body that will be powered by new high-speed motors inspired by the Phillips Sonicare toothbrush
The development promises to
enhance the performance of vibrators and other sex devices, bidding
farewell to the comparatively sluggish and noisy rotary-motors that
still power most adult toys today.
In a press release, the company explained: 'Our sonic vibration motors provide a significantly broader range of vibration and significantly more power; this translates into better control and satisfaction for users.'
Inspiration: The technology that powers the Phillips Sonicare toothbrush is behind the new sex toy
In addition to providing a more vigorous
vibration, the new technology promises to reduce noise by 66 per cent,
tackling consumer complaints that the loud humming of current models is
Revel Body engineers are also working
to create an adjustable speed feature that will make the devices more
user friendly by offering more control over vibration power.
Founder of the new company, Robin
Elenga, explained to Geek Wire how he found himself pioneering the sex
toy industry having previously worked in software and consultancy for
He recalled: 'There were a lot of consumers calling Sonicare saying they were using
it as a sexual vibrator, and that kind of made me wonder why would
people be using that vibrator.
'It was just this idea that
if vibration is better beyond what the existing motors can do, we
should try to help it.
Having spent a modest $150,000 over the past five years researching the technology, Elenga's project has recently been bolstered by a group of 'prominent angels in Seattle' who donated $825,000 to furthering its development.
Mr Elenga has admitted there has already been a significant amount of interest in the advanced motors from other vibrator makers but that the company is not yet ready to start marketing the The Orb.
The retail price of the device is yet to be confirmed, but when it is ready to be launched, the recent cash gift will no doubt contribute towards a marketing and promotional campaign.