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Bond Brings a Little Tickle to Your Long-Distance Relationship

One of the things technology has done is bring people together who would otherwise have never met. Sometimes, that leads to relationships that remain platonic and never go offline. Sometimes it leads to relationships that develop into something more. If you’ve fallen in love with someone who lives far away, or if your partner moves away for whatever reason, you find yourself alone, yet still in love. Which is a very lonely place. Technology is starting to step into the gap with such products as Durex Fundawear, but maybe that’s a little further than you’re willing to go. That’s where Bond steps in.

Bond is a bracelet made by Kwamecorp that can be worn by pretty much anyone. It can also be worn as a pendant necklace if you’d rather, or whatever else its magnetic clips will attach it to. It links to your smartphone using Bluetooth, which uses whatever mobile network you’re on to send a tickle or light buzz to your partner’s Bond device. When you briefly touch your device, your partner will feel a one-second tingle. If you continue touching your device, that tickle can last up to five seconds. Bond will also change colour to reflect different lengths of time it is touched.

There’s a catch, though (isn’t there always?). Bond isn’t a product on shelves yet. It’s currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, and with about a month left (the campaign ends December 3, 2013), they are nowhere near their funding goal. You can pledge as little as $5.00 US in support of the campaign, but if you would like to ensure you receive a pair of Bond units, you’ll have to pledge at least $95.00 US. Should they meet their funding goal, delivery is predicted for March 2014.


Source: Gizmodiva

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