|Founder||Suki Dunham |
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. The volume and beat of the music determines the strength of the vibrations.
Though the device had to work with any output, marketing of the product was aimed at iPod users. The product was not endorsed by Apple, although the co-creator Suki Vatter had previously worked for Apple's product marketing department. Vatter, who created the product with her husband Brian, said that the vibrator is designed to be "socially acceptable". One journalist commented that the packaging looked like "something that might have come straight from the iPod factory".
The website for the product also included the series "ClubVibe" which allows users to anonymously share playlists and experiences.
The product was made compatible with the iPhone in January 2008 and now responds to ringtones and voice calls. In addition to the upgrade, a smaller and cheaper 'nano' versions of the toy was released.
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. The app's designer Heather Kelley is collaborating with them on creating upgrades of the software.
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