OhMiBod

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OhMiBod
TypePrivate
IndustrySex toys
Founded2006; 15 years ago (2006)[1]
FounderSuki Dunham
Brian Dunham
Headquarters
Area served
Worldwide
Websiteohmibod.com

OhMiBod is an American company that manufactures sex toys, based in New Hampshire, United States.

Its name has been used as a collective reference to a range of remote controlled vibrating sex toys. The device originally translated an electronic music output into vibrations,[2] with the volume and beat of the music determining the strength of the vibrations.[3]

Co-creator Suki Vatter previously worked for Apple's product marketing department and the product was first targeted to iPod users.[2] Vatter, who created the product with her husband Brian, said that the vibrator is designed to be "socially acceptable".[3][4] One journalist commented that the packaging looked like "something that might have come straight from the iPod factory".[3]

The website for the product also included the series "ClubVibe" which allows users to anonymously share playlists and experiences.[2]

The product was made compatible with the iPhone in January 2008 and now responds to ringtones and voice calls.[5] In addition to the upgrade, a smaller and cheaper 'nano' versions of the toy was released.[5]

A 2008 review in MacLife pointed out that the vibrator could be heard "distractingly loud" over the iPod's earbuds.[6]

Ohmibod has been used by webcam models, who program it to vibrate to the sound of online tips.[7][8][9]

Body Heat is the name of an iPhone app designed to control an OhMiBod vibrator's vibration speed, intensity, and patterns. OhMiBod team acquired the product after a prototype was presented at the sex tech conference Arse Elektronika in September 2010 in San Francisco.[10] The app's designer Heather Kelley is collaborating with them on creating upgrades of the software.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "OhMiBod". www.ohmibod.com.
  2. ^ a b c "Ohmibod - the first iPod acsexory". GizMag. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  3. ^ a b c "Unholy Alliance". Melbourne: The Age. 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  4. ^ "Good vibes from Apple's iPod". Australian IT. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  5. ^ a b "OhMiBod iPod Vibrator Getting iPhone Compatibility". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  6. ^ "OhMiBod Naughtibod | Mac|Life". Maclife.com. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  7. ^ "How a Cam Girl Conspiracy Theory Sparked Masturbation Innovation". Vice (Motherboard). Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  8. ^ "This Dildo of the Future Is Helping Cam Girls Make Bank During Performances". Mic (media company). Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  9. ^ "So Chaturbate's Kind Of A Big Deal - But Who's Using It?". Bauer Media Group (thedebrief.co.uk). Archived from the original on 19 February 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  10. ^ ""The Performant: Dies Arses have it", San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 6, 2010".
  11. ^ "Body Heat: sexy iPhone application is now available on the App Store - monochrom". monochrom.at.

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