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A San Francisco design firm has produced one of the most provocative human-machine interfaces we've seen in some time: a USB drive that doubles as a personal vibrator. "In a world where high technology and luxury design seem to touch every corner of our lives, the most intimate experiences should be no exception," Crave declares …

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Coat

Sell to men

You could sell a whole lot more if you made them available with an optional docking unit?

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for men

... add bluetooth.

Men love bluetooth!

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IT Angle

It's actually a genius bit of design when you think about it

You can use it to transfer your porn with and then have something to use while you're watching it.

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Happy

blue jacking

and have the ability to page it via bluetooth to vibrate. It would take blue-jacking to a whole new level on the train :)

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WTF?

the vibration patterns need to be fully programmable at that price...

7 fold cube sugar suspended drive shaft?

not sure what you'd be paying $127 for :P

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Pint

Marriage made in Cali

Linking two recent stories together:

Apple releases Mac OS XXX on USB

Mac Lion sleeps alone and likes it!

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Price...

And I thought the apple flash drive was expensive at $69.00 (or so it was said in the article).

So, vibrators are a bit more expensive that Max OS Lion.

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Re: Price...

> So, vibrators are a bit more expensive that Max OS Lion.

Yes but a vibrator is actually, y'know, useful...

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Dual-ended... Or duel end deed?

And, then talk about digital plug and play.

I wonder whether CRC (sick lickal red un dancy) is endcluded in the endterface or in the firm wear...

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100 feet

"product is waterproof – even submergeable down to 100 feet."

Presumably you'd need a toughbook or similar for that type of usage?

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Anonymous Coward

toughbook

Think it is the other "use case" that requires waterproofing so perhaps a tough minge is actually what's required?

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Anonymous Coward

I can see the point of ...

... USB recharging but I think adding storage is a bit of gimmick.

Hope they don't get carried away and expand the range with a buttplug

BTW "[No pun intended. – Ed]" yeah, right ;-)

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@enigmatix

"Hope they don't get carried away and expand the range with a buttplug"

That's for backwards compatibility. There's not much call for a 3.5 inch floppy these days.

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Coat

Thumb drive...

.....or thumb-up-bum drive.

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WTF?

"Personal" vibrator?

do they sell a "public" or "shared" one too?

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Paris Hilton

There should be an app for that.

An iphone app should be able to do the same thing.

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Anonymous Coward

On top of the phone being in continuous vibration mode

Just add a slide show of extreme closeup porn and assorted associated sounds. Something a USB stick can't do.

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Boffin

There's a grand tradition of such things

An acquantaince of mine made a 'happy kitty' java app for a nokia many, many years ago. The happier the cat was, the more it 'purred', thanks to the new pager motor API. Made quite a few sales of that one.

I do recall there have been some entertaining issues regarding the duty cycle on the motor drives and pager motors in some android devices. Sustained high power use can result in overheating and permanent damage. To the phone, one presumes.

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Coat

Entry level....

You just couldn't help yourselves, could you!

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Totally off topic

but I once attended a talk where the presenter discussed with a straight face "entry and exit training for porn performers". Luckily I was at the back because I certainly couldn't keep a straight face.

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Unhappy

Why the advert?

Why the advertorial hyperlink to Trek and Goody? I hope its paid for, to provide a salary for more investigative and/or thoughtful articles than this press release paraphrasing.

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Duet?

Surely, the storageless model is the solo (handy for going solo)?

As for the possibilities of storing your resignation letter on it and telling your boss to stick it up their arse, that seems interesting......

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Coffee/keyboard

Mr, Mrs, Ms* *Delete as applicable

"Slip them $125, and you'll get an 'entry-level' 8GB Duet" - Fwaff, parp, hmmf, queff etc...

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pecentage

Will there be a REGHARDWARE test for this? we need to know if it hits the spot before we ask for it on our chrismas lists

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Wireless Rooter.

"...our product is waterproof – even submergeable down to 100 feet."

So, good for muff diving too.

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FAIL

Title we don't need no stinking title

Come into office....

"What stinks in here?!"

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What's going on?

My USB key smells a bit funny.

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Anonymous Coward

One-piece solution?

Very convenient - a vibe that you can also store your porn on...

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Co

"Very convenient - a vibe that you can also store your porn on..."

Not really: you cannot both view your porn and use the device at the same time - unless you want to awkwardly hold your laptop....

Or it comes [sic] with a 3ft extension cable.

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well I'm thinking

a whole new genre of interactive pron software which has some kind of kinect-like feedback on how you are reacting to it, and tailors the images and the vibe to suit.

You could even get it to store which level you got to.

And in all fairness, there needs to be a male version, this can't just be for the womens.

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I'mjust trying to work out...

.. how you view you collection of 'art prints' from the usb drive and indulge in a bit of self-love at the same time. Might be easier with a smart phone than from a server rack

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Buzzword

Freaky, I mean now having seen the product (courtesy of El Reg) and some woman [or man] was to pass me over one of those USB come sex toy efforts, I'd absolutely refuse to handle it on the grounds that I "do know where its been"

All I can say is that it would be most entertaining if the vibrator function kicked in when interfaced while presenting in a boardroom meeting. It would lead to every exec in the meeting scrambling for their muted Blackberrys (other business savvy smartphones are avaialble)

Strangely enough, from this day onwards I will certainly pay attention to every oversized and shiny USB Storage Device I ever see...

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Meh

Anti-theft

While it wouldn't stop a determined theif, a casual desk-walk-by might think twice.

Then again, while the theives are deterred from touching the thing, the perverts are attracted to do so.

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Next year 32Gb?

you know, the bigger the better and all that ...

I hope people know they can remove it from the USB socket before using otherwise that'd be ... unhygienic in the least.

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Trollface

Slow day.. you guys missed the best jokes

Does it come with anti-virus installed?

I bet they don't call the next version "The Pro"

Will the next version include a video camera?

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WTF?

Hmmmm..

No disrespect to the current incumbent mod but...

Would love to see Miss Bee's moderation on this. Oh the possibilities!

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I want

bluetooth and an API for that.

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Unhappy

Ah..

...Teladildonics

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Meh

ah - you have one of those vibrators I see

that's the basic problem here I reckon - if they got permission to make em look like a kingston flash drive or summit they will sell, but as it is, IF they do get popular it's a pretty big statement to have a vibrator sticking out the side of yer laptop at meetings....

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Coat

Oh

Does it include some wet wipes for your USB ports...

I hope my company includes this on the USB lockdown policy...

When the memory stick loses all your data, I guess it's fucked you over twice...

Mine's the coat with the phone set to vibrate in the pocket

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Joke

Oh?

Oh! Oh! Oh! Ohh?

uh-hoh!

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Alert

VD

I bought one of these and caught a virus... :-P

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Surely

It's a vibrastor

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Joke

I was thinking more...

it's a USB DONGle

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WTF?

Um

Where do you plug it in?

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Happy

Wouldn't you like to know!

:-P

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Aren't you glad...

...that flash storage can withstand up to 1000G acceleration....

- Now, should this drive remain plugged prior to use until it reaches 38 ºC?

- And how much pressure can it withstand?

- Is the USB port cover removable? Or can one *misplace* it by accident?

I urge the intended target audience to test it and report back...

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It's useless for data storage

It's wiped clean after every use.

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