SEATTLE—Revel Body, a Seattle-based technology development company focused on sexual wellness, launched an Indie-go-go campaign (Indiegogo.com) to help bring the world’s first sonic vibrator to life. One of the major developments in vibrator technology in nearly 50 years, the Revel Body sonic vibrator will offer more than three times the vibration range of today’s battery powered vibrators. Pulling inspiration from an unlikely source, sonic toothbrushes, the TrueSonic adjustable resonating motor is the first of its kind, solving many of the issues seen with conventional battery powered vibrators while adding a lot more fun and excitement.
“We realized the majority of devices in this big, competitive industry all use the same class of rotary motors, and basically all experienced the same issues,” said Robin Elenga, founder and CEO of Revel Body. “Companies compete on everything from color and shape to packaging and price, but never vibration. Yet, vibration is the primary function of these devices. We knew we could build a better motor and product that together, would offer users increased sensation and a better experience overall.”
Research and focus groups led to the discovery of five main issues with today’s conventional battery-powered vibrators: noise, battery-life, reliability, ergonomics and a limited range of vibration. The Revel Body sonic vibrator and TrueSonic technology—the result of nearly two years of research and product testing—solve many of these issues by offering more power, less noise, wider range of vibration, longer lifespan and a thoughtful design.
Unlike traditional rotary motors, which typically vibrate at a range of about 60-100Hz, TrueSonic resonating motors provide a significantly wider range of vibration—adjustable between 24-200Hz—and substantially more power than any other battery-powered vibrator. With only a single moving part, TrueSonic motors are also extremely quiet and efficient, lasting at least four times longer than traditional rotary motors.
Compared to current vibrator technology, the TrueSonic technology and Revel Body sonic vibrator will offer more than 200 percent wider vibration range, 90 percent reduction in noise, 50 percent more power, and 80 percent less vibration to the hand, according to data from pre-production prototype models.
In addition to revolutionizing the technology, Revel Body hopes to use its products to raise awareness for sexual wellness. Working with the leading experts in the industry, such as renowned sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Revel Body has focused on developing an approachable product, one that worked for everyone and helped erase the sigma around ”sex toys.” The Revel Body’s spherical shape is easy to handle and is made from high-grade body-safe silicon avoiding the use of phthalates, nickel-plated parts and other harmful chemicals.
Revel Body is now pursuing an Indiegogo campaign to bring its revolutionary product and technology to market. By funding the project, backers allow Revel Body to overcome the hurdles of manufacturing, as well as open the door for TrueSonic technology to be introduced into a host of new and exciting products.
“We’re on a mission to develop innovative technology and amazing products that make people’s lives better. Incidentally, we don’t think of what we make as sex toys,” added Elenga. “We think of them as lifestyle products that enhance sexual wellbeing for women, men and couples. By funding our campaign, you allow us to focus on driving the change to better, more adaptable sexual wellness products, and make a lot of people very happy in the process.”
Indiegogo.com is a crowdfunding platform that allows companies like Revel Body to raise money for a project or product before it is created. Interested individuals can financially back Revel Body at various levels, and if the project’s $100,000 goal is met, backers receive a reward that corresponds with their level of support, with pledges starting as low as $5.
Those interested in backing Revel Body and the world’s first sonic vibrator can visit Revel Body’s Indiegogo page from March 5 through April 30 to support the project. For more information, visit RevelBody.com, or follow Revel Body on Facebook and Twitter.