Revel Body is a Seattle-based start-up looking to revolutionize the world of sex toys with a completely reimagined approach to the vibrator. Earlier this year, they launched an Indiegogo campaign to help crowdsource the $50,000 needed to get their sonic vibrator into production. With a little help from Guy Kawasaki and Techcrunch, they have raised $79,878, with almost two weeks still left in their campaign.
What makes the Revel Body so special? It’s the vibe — and by that, I’m not talking about the spherical design, but the actual vibrating portion of the piece. “We decided to innovate on vibration motor technology when we observed that all of the existing battery-powered vibrators use the same vibrating motors and that these motors operate in a very small fraction of the range that people can feel,” the creators write. Ignoring the preferred motor of the sex toy industry, the team focused on the resonating technology that power sonic toothbrushes.
Of course, unlike sonic toothbrushes, the Revel Body enables users to control the pressure and pattern of vibration. The result, when compared to the toys out there, is a vibe that is 50 percent more powerful, offers a range of 200 percent more sensations and is 90 percent quieter. The best part is that this startup isn’t here to win them all — they fully intend to work with other companies and allow people in the sex toy industry to use their motor technology.
It’s not hard to see why everyone is jumping on the bandwagon — and you still can, too. Donating $130 in the next twelve days will get you your very own sonic vibe to try (about $49.00 in savings from retail, and free shipping to boot) when they are released in late summer.