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Valentine’s Day | LoveTech

LoveTech couples can be anywhere around the globe and stay connected

It’s hard shopping for a Valentine’s gift for that special someone in your life. The good news is that the best tech doesn’t always have to blow a hole in your bank balance either, here are some suggestions we think you’ll like:

Gifts | For gadget lovers

Some of the coolest gadgets to treat your tech-loving better half to some amazing new gear.
  • Shower Speaker, water resistant Bluetooth - $50.
  • Virtual assistant:  The New Amazon Echo – $130. 
  • The New Fitbit Fitness Tracker –  $150.
  • Personal Safety Smart Tag and Alarm Give them and you peace of mind wherever your loved one goes with this wearable personal safety device and alarm. $160.
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Solo3 On-Ear Sound Isolating Bluetooth Headphones - Rose Gold – $250.

 LdrTech | Long-Distance Relationships

It's amazing that we can constantly message each other on smart phones, or sit on video calls, but why shouldn't we be able to feel connected to our loved ones? You and your partner may not physically be together, with these gadgets and toys and an active imagination, anywhere around the globe you control through smartphone app’s and Bluetooth. 

Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger
Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger $ 123. - https://en.lovebox.love Send heartfelt messages to loved ones—anytime, anywhere in the world with this kinetic, modern take on the classic love notes. Better than a box of chocolates, and the gift keeps on giving. It’s a great way to send notes to your Grandmother who doesn't do technology and for anyone else you want to engage and send short notes When you send a new message through the easy-to-use app, the heart on the beechwood box spins to alert the recipient. Then, the object of your affection opens the box to read the sentiment on the mirrored screen inside. They can return the virtual embrace by spinning the heart to send a shower of digital hearts to the sender's screen. 

Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger
Long Distance Touch Lamp $93. - 186. (pair) http://bit.ly/2BKGliO
Light up a loved one's life—across town or across the country—with two or more of these in-sync lamps. When you turn one on with a simple touch of your hand, its mate emits the same ambient glow, no matter where it is and who is on the other end. Parent or grandparent, niece or nephew, or long-distance significant other. Each person sets up their lamp via Wi-Fi, then reaches out and touches the lamp whenever they want to let their loved one know they're thinking of them. No need to choose a color: with every touch, the lamp cycles through a rainbow of them, one at a time. Sold individually or in pairs.

Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk $240. www.littleriot.com  Pillow Talk transmits the sound of one person’s heartbeat to another so you can feel in real time the heartbeats and movements of your otherhalf at night as if you were sleeping together. Your unique bracelet connects to a case placed under your partner’s long distance pillow to transmit your pulsations and vice versa. Result: you have the illusion of being together in the same bed … What is more romantic than that?
  
Kissinger
Kissinger World’s first mobile kiss messenger. High precision force sensors are embedded under the silicon lip to measure the dynamic forces at different parts of your lips during a kiss. The device sends this data to your phone, which transmits it to your partner over the Internet in real time. Miniature linear actuators are used to reproduce these forces on your partner's lips, creating a realistic kissing sensation. Kissenger provides a two-way interaction just like in a real kiss. You can also feel your partner's kiss on your lips when they kiss you back. http://kissenger.mixedrealitylab.org

Bond Touch
Bond Touch $88. a pair - A small bracelet that closes big distances. You keep one, and you give one to your dearest. When you touch it, they feel it. No matter where they are on the planet. The bracelets are linked to each other via the Bond Touch app. Once you pair your bracelet with your smartphone via bluetooth, your touches are transferred over cellular data or Wifi. www.bond-touch.com

THE HUGSHIRT

THE HUGSHIRT - The world’s first haptic telecommunication wearable. Embedded in the Hug Shirt™ there are sensors that feel the strength, duration, and location of the touch, the skin warmth and the heartbeat rate of the sender and actuators that recreate the sensation of touch, warmth and emotion of the hug to the Hug Shirt™ of the distant loved one. The Hug Shirt™ has been awarded as one of the Best Inventions of the Year by Time Magazine in 2006. http://bit.ly/2BKF1MR

 LoveLife is smart kegel exerciser that is connected to your smartphone
LoveLife by OhMiBod $120.  LoveLife is smart kegel exerciser that is connected to your iOS or Android device through bluetooth and controlled via an app. The smart kegel exerciser offers a unique take on the fitness quantification trend, by making it easier for women to strengthen their pelvic muscles.  It’s bluetooth-enabled, so you can connect it to the smartphone app and operate it from anywhere around the world. There's also a built-in "chat" function on the app, so you can send sexts while controlling the vibrations. OhMiBod was named winner of the “Digital Health and Fitness Product” www.ohmibod.com

With imagination and tech couples can be anywhere and stay connected

SexTech | Gadgets and Toys

TECH up your sex life this Valentine's Day with any one of these incredibly modern lovemaking aids. The Big trend for 2018 are strokers and other masturbation devices for men that are capable of 'dirty talk.' There is a wide range of vibrators that are Bluetooth and connected to smartphone app’s so it can be operated by your partner from anywhere around the world.

Lush

Lush  A vibrator that talks to not only an Apple phone, but also an Apple Watch. $120. The maker refers to such tech as "teledildonics." The sex toy can be controlled by a partner over short ranges or even longer ones, via an app. But can this really help a couple separated by several thousand kilometers? Although only the lady feels the vibrations offered by the Bluetooth vibrator, the one who controls the sex toy remotely enjoys just as much to surprise her partner and give her a treat. www.lovense.com

Pulse III Duo Marketed as the "world's first Guybrator"

Pulse III Duo Marketed as the "world's first Guybrator", the Pulse 3 Duo is a male stimulator that uses oscillations to stimulate the man. It claims to have been built based on medical research that shows specific oscillations can make a man ejaculate involuntarily. The Duo model has a remote control and comes with a vibrating underside specifically designed for couples. This multi-award winning male toy features patented PulsePlate Technology™, will reinvent the way you masturbate. hotoctopuss.com
The Womanizer:
 The Womanizer: the first intimate product to feature PleasureAir technology. With this incredible technology it is possible to stimulate the clitoris without direct contact for the first time, creating an unprecedented orgasmic experience. The Womanizer says it will spark sexual arousal and increase desire, naturally and it'll take you to the most dramatic orgasm of your life. www.womanizer.com

Autoblow 2
 Autoblow 2, a plug-in penile massager that beat its Indiegogo goal by over 600%, and earned a cameo in a bit about futuristic sex toys on HBO’s Silicon Valley. Described by creator Brian Sloan as "a robotic oral-sex simulator for men.” www.vieci.com

Vibease Wearable Smart Vibrator
Vibease Wearable Smart Vibrator that brings Fifty Shades of Fantasy to life. Vibease is a wearable smart vibrator controlled by Android & iPhone. The immersive experience makes your fantasy comes to life. The next level pleasure experience and one of the coolest things about Vibease is that it syncs with erotica, so you can select a fantasy story from the Vibease Fantasy Store that suits your mood. https://www.vibease.com

VR PORN – combines virtual reality, Bluetooth and mobile apps – For 2018, sex toy manufacturers are going to make the entire masturbation experience as life-like as possible. Masturbators are being paired with VR headsets, so you will be able to be fully immersed in your masturbation experience. The toys will also be paired with motion-sensing technology, so you can interactively synchronize your masturbator with what you are watching to simulate physical intimacy. “Want your masturbator to jerk you off strong or in soft slow motions? You can pick by using a phone app and syncing up your masturbator through Bluetooth

Long Distance Relationships


Tell us how technology has helped your long distance relationship
LoveTech; Tech has increased the number of LDRs because of the explosion of online dating and the likelihood that a match will live way outside of your zip code. Tech's impact on relationships extends beyond its matchmaking role. Before smartphones and social media, long-distance relationships (LDRs) were even more tough-going.

LDR Survival in the Technology Age; With all the advancements in technology apps, e-mail, phone, text, social media, video conference and all connected and interactive gadgets and toys, couples can spontaneously reach one another and connect easily to manage and maintain their relationship with a simple touch of a button. 

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