“Hands On” With An iPad-Controlled Sex Toy [CES 2012]

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LAS VEGAS, CES 2012 — There are a lot of iPad- and iPhone-connected devices at CES, but OhMiBod’s line of iPad-powered personal massagers are some of the most unusual.

No one was actually trying these out on the CES show floor, but we got some first impressions:

How do OhMiBod‘s personal massagers work? Just connect a small wireless transmitter to an iPod, iPad or iPhone and the massager will pulsate to the music. Plug and play, you might say.

I picked one up at the booth. It was velvety soft. It has a nice chrome finish. It has a powerful motor but it’s very quiet.

They can also be controlled by iPad or iPhone app.

OhMiBod’s $0.99 Remote app comes with a set of preset vibrations, including Cresting Waves and Fire Alarm!

You can call up favorite vibrations, create custom vibrations on the fly, and make lists of favorites.

Move your finger up and down the iPad’s screen to change the speed, and left or right to change the strength of vibration. Swiping two fingers creates complex patterns.

These can be saved and added to a list of speed-dial favorites. Shaking your iPhone or iPad stops the device.

OhMiBod has three different styles of massager; the standard Freestyle, the Freestyle G (curved tip to hit the G-spot) and the Freestyle W (a rabbit-style vibe) The $120.00 Freestyle comes with its own custom travel case and universal chargers.

The massagers look like a lot of fun, but I’m skeptical the iPad control is practical. Users are likely to be too busy to fiddle with their iPad.