Six gadgets to make your long distance relationship last

Claire Ouwejan
April 29th 2020

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder" is a common phrase people associate with romance that has been forced apart by distance. But for long-distance couples (as many of us can relate now), separation can be unbearable at times. Here are six gadgets that may make your long distance relationship last.

For the gentle grip: Frebble

Did you miss out on your first date holding hands together, then Frebble will help you out. When you squeeze your Frebble, the corresponding Frebble in your loved one’s hand will gently apply pressure to the back of their hand, simulating what they would feel if you were holding hands right next to each other. Therwith you can simulate holding hands during your first date and walking him or her home after the date. 

For the passionate peck: Kissenger

Such a date might end with a kiss. As a kiss can determine if you want to see each other again, Kissenger might do the trick. Kissenger mimics a kiss using force sensors and actuators to reproduce a two-way interacted kiss in real time. However, it will be modest kisses, because Kissenger does not support French kissing. 

For the rhythmic romance: Bond Touch

Did the kiss made you want more and made you want to stay connected with each other? The bond touch waterproof silicone bracelets help you feeling close. An app enables you to connect with your other half through a bracelet. When you tap your bracelet you are able to send a Bond Touch to your loved one. Theirs will light up and vibrate, so they'll know you're thinking about them. Want to send an extra-special note? You can send unique rhythms or create your own secret code.

For the passionate pulse: Heartbeat Speaker

Still in love with each other? Resulting in having trouble to fall asleep without your partner? This set of speakers and wristbands lets you connect with your loved heartbeat. Each of you wears a rechargeable wristband to bed and tucks a speaker under your pillow. As the bands pick up your pulses, the sounds of your heartbeats are transmitted in real time to the opposite speakers.  

For the haptic hug: Hug Shirt

The Hug Shirt™ is a shirt that makes people send hugs over distance. Embedded in the Hug Shirt™ there are sensors that capture 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.

For the futuristic fantasy: Kiirroo

Being touched is one of the most personal intimate experiences someone can have. Therefore the Kiiroo couple set helps to bring couples who are in long-distance relationships closer together. Kiiroo’s couple set allows you and your partner to connect your devices together and control each other’s toys. It enables a partner, who for instance lives in London, to record a interactive session, which can be played in the partner time zone, who lives for example in Sydney. No reason anymore to miss out on love. 

Which of these gadgets would you use?public: 1

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