Oh. Mi. Bod.- 02.14.07
One last one for the lonelier or more playful Valentine’s Day people… OhMiBod turned up on .org a week or so ago, and we were intrigued. And conceptually its really pretty brilliant ~ basically its a vibrator that takes audio input and vibrates to the rhythm. For all your concert going kids, you know that feeling of standing right next to the sub? Now imagine taking that vibration you feel and concentrating it into this device… and aiming that wherever you please.
So two days before Valentine’s, this box shows up containing the OhMiBod, the pink garter, the ‘softskin sleeve’, and a t-shirt. (unboxing images below) They’ve got some nice clean branding and packaging ~ and even provide itunes’ playlists for songs that work especially well.
The multi-sensory aspect of this design certainly takes experience to a different level by so closely tying in the music. You know how your mind bridges the gap between what you may hear, see, and feel even when they may not be perfectly synced? (think of those times you’ve put a soundtrack to some video footage, and it *magically* seems to sync up “perfectly”)… i think its an interesting step in vibrator technology to start linking up these various sensory stimuli… now imagine if they worked in scent and taste too?
On a sillier note, there was recently a drunken night where we came up with the idea of an ipod garter (or what we thought was a unique idea at the time)… thinking they would be cute, subtle, lacy… something like a gun holster under a short dress in a movie. Well i guess they beat us to the idea. Its a fun one though, and not everyone wants to wear their ipod on their arm (or in their purse or pocket)… if you must strap it to you, why not somewhere more hidden?
Included in the box are the OhMiBod, with two end caps, one that needs input from a standard headphone jack - and the other with a wheel to use when there is no music, etc, a pink case, and a headphone splitter (since it really isn’t the same if you are either ONLY hearing the music or ONLY feeling the OhMiBod).
Positives? Innovative merge of tech, music, vibrators. Sleek simple design. Playful gift, nice packaging and branding. Definitely a step in the right direction for products in this field. The garter idea i’m still in love with… although the pink is a bit on the flashy side, its a fun idea!
Drawbacks? The only thing i am a little skeptical about are the quality of the plastic… and they put batteries in already, but they seem thoroughly wedged in there and don’t come out easily, although the instruction card recommends removal of batteries when not in use.