Almost exactly five years ago, I wrote about a complex and interesting Bluetooth-enabled vibrator called The Toy. The one drawback of The Toy was the limited number of phones it was compatible with. But now, there’s a free Android app. I’ve downloaded it, but I have to charge my The Toy to see if it will work with the first production model.
If not, I’m seriously considering spending the £140.00/$212.00 to get a new one. I text with a couple of people who give my soul good, good, good vibrations already, so why not expand that? Besides, my goal for 2011 is to learn how to live in a body again, after *mumblety* years of being a brain connected to a computer.
No better way to do that than with a playful gadget and a mobile app.
I’d seen pictures of The Toy, of course, but they hadn’t prepared me for the real thing. I expected a standard bullet vibe. But this capsule is huge, longer than my middle finger and bigger around than a quarter. The antenna alone is almost 6.5 inches long.
Yes, that’s right, I said antenna. The antenna does double duty as a Bluetooth signal receiver and extraction cord. In fact, the entire apparatus resembles nothing so much as a giant plastic tampon. Except instead of a string, you have this high-tensile, coated cable that you’re supposed to point toward your navel.
While The Toy offers an impressive 29 distinct modes of vibration if you just turn it on, that pales in comparison to the 7,200 variations possible when you pair it with your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone.
~ excerpt from The Toy Will Bring You Joy
Staying in business these past few years has been a challenge for all independent sex-toy developers. That this is a consumer-level teledildonics product without a little i in its name makes it even more impressive.
That they chose to enter the Droid market before the iThingie market is just the icing on the cake. (Yeah, yeah, it’s probably related to Apple not wanting to accept sex-related apps, but don’t harsh my mellow — as a Droid user, I’d like to bask in this for a while.)