Crave's USB-chargeable vibrator
doubles as a pendant necklace

| 28 comments
 

San Francisco start-up Crave has launched a stainless-steel vibrator that can be worn as a necklace and charged via a USB port on a computer (+ slideshow).

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

Co-founded by entrepreneur Michael Topolovac and Royal College of Art graduate Ti Chang, Crave created the Vesper vibrator as a design-focused stimulator rather than a novelty item.



"For lack of a better term, the 'sex toy' category has historically been overrun by novelty products," Chang told Dezeen.

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

"Being free of that legacy, we are able to approach the design of our products like one might approach other modern products, and use materials and design thinking to support a rich experience for the user."

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

The 9.65-centimetre-long vibrator can be worn on a chain around the neck as a metallic pendant, or removed from the chain and kept in a drawer a home.

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

"In the case of Vesper, I was intrigued to explore, in a fun way, the tension between that what is private and public," said Chang.

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

"Not everyone is going to want to wear this out – some women love it as a piece of jewellery with a naughty secret, for others it is a symbol of sexual empowerment to wear their pleasure openly."

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

"At the same time we recognise that it is a totally personal decision, so the design of the necklace is intended to be removable," Chang added.

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

Designed for external use only, its minimal case includes just one button to turn the device on, change between the three speed options and a pulse setting, and turn it off.

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

The body and tip of the slim vial-shaped device are made from polished stainless steel, shaped using computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining.

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

The chain and cap are also made of stainless steel and finished with a choice of silver, rose gold, or 24-karat gold nickel-free plating. An all gold-plated version is also available.

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

Inside, a small circuit board controls custom-machined and silicone-moulded parts.

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

The decision to make Vesper USB rechargeable was driven by environmental and convenience considerations.

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

"It is simply much better for the environment and for the user experience, removing the hassle of replacing batteries," Chang explained. "USB recharge-ability also makes the product travel friendly – users no longer have to think about packing chargers, adapters etc."

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

Vesper is in production and will be ready to ship in early September. It is currently available to pre-order with optional free engraving – quoting Charles Eames, the example given is: "Take your pleasure seriously".

Vesper vibrator necklace by Crave

  • Colonel Pancake

    If I ever start adorning myself with sex toys, this is surely at the top of my wishlist.

    • Colonel Pancake

      Can Dezeen do me a favour and not edit my posts for me? If I wanted a PG 13 post I would have made it PG 13 to begin with.

  • Confused…

    Mmmmmmm… what’s that perfume you’re wearing?

  • rodrigo

    USB vibrator? It totally satisfies horny girls at the office.

  • verbatin01

    Yes, a lovely way to go public with your passion for masturbation!

  • stutelf

    Disappointing slideshow.

    • ohmy

      “Slideshow”. Oh my!

  • http://www.dezeen.com/ Dezeen Magazine

    Hi,

    We don’t allow bad language on Dezeen and moderated your comment accordingly. You can read our comments policy here: http://www.dezeen.com/dezeens-comments-policy

    Kind regards,

    Ross/Dezeen

    • Cheeky F

      This seems like a strange place to ban profane language yet openly discuss explicit material. Surely this should be an open forum where the totality of language is used short of directly abusing someone. The f’s of this world describe the intimate act in a vastly different manner to ‘making love’. If we’re talking about having a w***, getting-off, masturbating, surely having a cheeky f word is part of the vocabulary?!

      • http://www.dezeen.com/ Dezeen Magazine

        Hi,

        We edit swearwords largely because certain firewalls and search engines could block our content. We’re certainly not opposed to discussing the nuances of explicit content within reason.

        Kind regards,

        Ross/Dezeen

        • You little flirt

          “The nuances of explicit content”. You sound sexy when you speak dirty Dezeen! ;)

          • http://www.dezeen.com/ Dezeen Magazine

            Hi,

            We aim to please! :)

            Kind regards,

            Ross/Dezeen

        • Colonel Pancake

          Well then I’m done here. Have a good life.

  • nailyourself

    Really don’t know how this came to my mind…
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nails&defid=97493

  • nrop erocdrah

    Customer service e-mail address should be: nailyourself@gspot.com

  • TFO

    While I admire Dezeen for acknowledging that there is no corner of our world that does not benefit from design, it seems that you have a disproportionate number of features on sex toys. When was the last time you –ahem– got a quick release from your obsessions?

  • Ugghdesingagain

    I think my eye’s rolled so many times looking at this post that I might be dizzy. Is this a publicity stunt? If not, this is the most asinine waste of resources. I don’t want to wear a stinky used dildo around my neck… ok?

    • larsiman

      It does not shed the best light on your cleaning-routine if your used dildos are stinky, you know?

    • eidamm

      You can try washing it from time-to-time.

      • Ugghdesingagain

        LOL! Yes this is totally a product worth defending! I can’t wait to see first year sales on this one.

  • notinsecure

    Just out of morbid curiosity (and to win an argument with the ex), can 9.56 centimetres REALLY pleasure a woman?

  • Hugo

    It’s not the size but how you 24-karat gold nickel-free-plate it that matters.

  • Rae Claire

    Just another ordinary day in San Francisco. Yawn.

  • Carmen

    Estan locos todos!

  • http://www.theidlearchitect.com/ The Idle Architect

    Let the world know you’re a jerk-off.

  • OooohLaLa

    Cool idea and very nice object, but the buzz surrounding this feature defies the point. Surely part of the excitement is openly wearing an object that no one will recognise for what it really is, whilst knowing there is a minute risk that someone might look at you with a knowing grin or a wink.

    It’s a little like going commando under a summer dress, its only fun if you are (almost) the only one to know! If everyone has read the post on Dezeen, then it’s suddenly a lot less subtle! Although it does give a new meaning to the phrase “polishing my jewellery”.

  • http://www.yiannisghikas.com Yiannis Ghikas

    I didn’t read any comments about its size, isn’t that strange?

  • Peter piper

    Would you be able to get it past airport security, or would they class it as a weapon of mass-turbation?