OhMiBod

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OhMiBod
Private
IndustrySex toys
Founded2006; 12 years ago (2006)[1]
FounderSuki Dunham
Brian Dunham
Headquarters
Area served
Worldwide
Websiteohmibod.com

OhMiBod is an American company which manufactures sex toys. It is 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] The volume and beat of the music determines the strength of the vibrations.[3]

Though the device had to work with any output, marketing of the product was aimed at iPod users.[2] The product was not endorsed by Apple, although the co-creator Suki Vatter had previously worked for Apple's product marketing department.[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 (by Violet Blue) 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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  1. ^ "OhMiBod". www.ohmibod.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "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). 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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