It’s not often that I get to write about such a cute little you-know-what with a duel purpose, so this is going to be fun. This is The Duet. It’s a USB stick that also acts as a…. well, electric slide, johnny deep, happy time, or whatever you want to call it. All joking aside, this is serious business. I’ve written about dozens of ingenious designers who have created products, and they are trying to raise money for production. Just wait till you hear how successful this one has been in the past two weeks.
This little gem is on CKIE (an international funding platform for creative projects, which is similar to Kickstarter) trying to do the same thing. Their goal was to raise $15,000. Not only did they raise that money in only 2 days, they’ve surpassed it by 406%. As of the time I’m writing this, they’ve raised $60,922. If you would like to order one or check out their amazing success, you can click over to CKIE.
Despite the title of this post, The Duet is not battery operated. It charges by plugging it into the USB port on your computer, so it’s much better for the environment. It’s also waterproof (for the shower or bathtub) and completely noise-free (yup, your roommate will never know why you locked your bedroom door). Since it’s a USB stick, it’s easy to toss in a suitcase for traveling, in your purse for everyday use (like in your car… you know how boring those traffic jams can be) or even to leave out on the table without having to feel all skeevy and secretive.
Ti Chang, who does a fabulous job talking about it in the video below, says, “… it can deliver powerful and precise vibration exactly where you want it. It contains 4 vibration modes and 5 power levels so that you can customize the experience with the perfect intensity.” Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, it comes with either no storage capacity, 8GB or 16GB. I’ve never before seen a product be so successful before it’s even made (mental note: order one of these pronto).