gPod iVibrator Released in Japan - This Ain't Your Children's iPod
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The society that gave us Tamagotchi (the electronics pets that require care and feeding) has now introduced a vibrator designed to respond to sound. The new toy has been dubbed an iVibrator. Of course "gPod" and "iVibrator" make the endeavor sound curiously Apple, but you can be assured these are not products Steve Jobs will be unveiling at the next MacWorld Expo. Instead, these products were part of the Adult Treasure Expo 2007,
The gPod was some four years in the making, developed by inventor Ichiro Kameda who politely declined when asked how he came up with the idea.
gPod will sell for 25,000 Yen or about $243 US dollars. Kameda says it can be used in many different ways. For instance, you can hook it up to your mobile phone. It will respond to the same vibrations as the human voice.
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If its sales are a success, you can probably expect future versions of gPod to have Bluetooth compatibility and a web interface.