RealTouch is soon going to be sold in bricks and mortar sex shops, as well as through other online retailers. The move is part of a complete overhaul of the RealTouch marketing strategy, to go along with exciting new capabilities of the toy, such as using to have live virtual sex with online webcam performers. AEBN representative said that he expects adult stores to be selling the RealTouch by the end of this month. The world’ first virtual sex device is also going to be showcased next week at the International Lingerie Show in New York.
RealTouch looked dead and finished only a few months ago, yet now they are not only back with a re-designed site, they have officially announced that their devices will soon be able to be used for live virtual sex via webcam.
According to their new ‘safe for work’ website, at some point this year, RealTouch users will be able to have sex with live ‘professional’ performers, on a face-to-face, one-on-one, basis. You will also be able to have sex with anyone at the other end of your webcam, so long as they have the RealTouch ‘input’ device, shaped like a dildo, that will allow these things to happen.
RealTouch also announced plans for virtual sex worlds, where RealTouch users could have sex with each other using virtual avatars. I wonder if these could possibly make use of Kinect style face and gesture tracking technology? If they don’t initially, they inevitably will at some point.
If all that wasn’t enough, AEBN have also released the programming of the RealTouch to outsiders by releasing a RealTouch Content Developer’s Kit (CDK) which will allow others to ‘haptic encode’ videos for use with the RealTouch.
CDK features sample code, a sample video, script files and sample executables that demonstrate how to encode video content for RealTouch in order to enhance the simulated warmth, moistness and relative motion in thousands of adult videos.
“This is part of the goal of the RealTouch team to foster the development of a community and a content standard for haptically-enhanced content and software,” said director of sales and marketing Scott Rinaldo.
He added, “We believe there is a bright future ahead for the RealTouch product line and that growing a community and making this technology available for other developers is how we’ll arrive there.”
Makers of RealTouch, the world’s first virtual reality sex machine, have officially confirmed that new purchasing options for use of their sex toy will be introduced in May. No longer will you have to pay every time to use the device. From next month, you will be able to rent videos for 1 week unlimited use or even purchase them for life. Another interesting option is buying ‘tracks’ which are a scripted range of motions for the RealTouch without sound or video. Those of you with good imaginations will love that one.
In a recent press release, AEBN founder Scott Coffman spoke a little on what he sees as the revolutionary aspects of his company’s virtual sex device – the RealTouch.
RealTouch combines a proprietary haptic device with specially encoded online video that integrates sight, sound and touch to create a uniquely immersive experience.“While Hollywood is still trying to perfect 3-D with movies like Avatar, we’ve leapfrogged that by delivering the sensory dimension of touch. RealTouch is the first device that can let a man actually feel and experience the action he’s watching in a video.” Plus, he says, RealTouch is a revolutionary consumer product that not so much ends piracy as it renders it irrelevant.
How does RealTouch combat piracy? Simple says Coffman, “You can pirate the movie but you can’t pirate the experience. It would be like trying to steal a roller coaster.”
Apparently the fantasy of a certain kind of man, a million Republican wet dreams can now become reality with the news that Sarah Palin’s pornstar lookalike ‘Lisa Ann’ has been signed up to Real Touch. Lisa Ann/Sarah Palin is clearly excited about playing a leading role in the new virtual sex industry :
“Some media have written that the realistic sexual pleasure provided by RealTouch might mean the end of mankind but I don’t,” said the actress and entrepreneur, “unless it learns to cook. What it will do is give me and other actresses the chance to reach out and touch our fans in a way they’ve never experienced before.”
While the inevitable moralists may see new dangers and evils lying around the virtual sex corner, it can’t be denied that breakthroughs in teledildonics and haptic technology have the potential to change people’s lives for the better. Think of the disabled, the aged, or even the plain lonely and luckless in love, unable for whatever reason to experience the fundamental right to a sex life, and yet in a matter of years could be experiencing daily (virtual) sex more mindblowing than even the most successful playboys and lotharios of today could imagine.
I was rather moved by a review I read this morning from an extremely satisfied customer of the revolutionary new RealTouch virtual sex device. The man related how he and his wife were no longer able to exprience a sex life due to accident and infirmary :
In 2000, my wife was in a horrible auto accident and now has an artificial hip. In 2006, I crash my airplane and now have an artifical spinal segment. Sex for us is almost impossible now, although we try our best! However, when both people are moining and groining because of the pain in our bones, it kinda takes the fun out of it.
The RealTouch, however, has already enabled him to achieve the thrill of sex once more. He ends with a touching plea to AEBN, the makers of RealTouch, to make a wish of his and his wife come true :
I love my wife so very much, but sex has become almost impossible for us.
Please sell me the software so that I can encode my own new videos!
We have old VHS video recording of my wife and I having sex together from 20 years ago when we first got married.
We could both watch these old videos, while physically feeling what it felt like back then.
Can you make this wish come true?
RealTouch is now on sale to the general public. Click to read more RealTouch reviews.
Real Touch, the much anticipated virtual sex toy from AEBN, has begun shipping to customers, although not yet on sale to the general public. Initial reviews have been generally good, with certain caveats. The RealTouch is praised for providing a realistic virtual sex experience but there have been a few teething problems reported such as lube leaking and the general noise of the machine. On the whole though, it does look like RealTouch is going to represent the birth of the virtual sex industry. So long as this first version of the RealTouch is profitable, then we will likely see rapid advances made in the next (as well as its inevitable competitors). Read more at Real Touch Reviews.
There is A LOT riding on the success of the RealTouch. The adult Industry is suffering big time with all the free amateur and copyrighted porn out there on sites like PornTube. If RealTouch makes AEBN money then you are going to see virtual sex explode. Already the product’s makers are working on the haptic encoding required to allow users to have virtual sex with a live webcam performer. If RealTouch is a success I also wouldn’t be surprised to see v2.0 integrated with those amazingly realistic Real Dolls within a few years.
Inanimate sex toys, even the most realistic such as Japanese love dolls, will always only be enhancements to masturbation. Same for mechanical sex toys such as the Autoblow. This is, of course, what is so exciting about the RealTouch. If the sensations you feel when you have your dick in that thing are really the same as what the actor in the porn scene is experiencing, then there is a very (virtually) real sense in which you are doing something sexual with another human being (the porn actress).
Of course the next level will be when AEBN master the haptic coding for live virtual sex with a webcam performer…or even your MSN chat buddy.
And can you imagine the RealTouch being integrated with one of those realistic Love Dolls??
What is the RealTouch?
The RealTouch is a revolutionary sex toy that it’s makers – AEBN – hope will transform the adult entertainment industry. The RealTouch allows you to interact with adult porn in real time. The user of the RealTouch feels what the man in the porn movie is feeling. No longer are you restricted to simply watching porn – with the RealTouch, you actually get to experience it.
Why the RealTouch?
The online adult entertainment industry has been in decline for a number of years. Profits began falling with the advent of p2p file sharing networks and then plummeted still further when porntube style sites began to make free adult material ubiquitous. The challenge was to come up with something that went beyond the simple (and easy) downloading of porn. Something so different that people would be once again be willing to pay for the pleasure of viewing porn. The world’s first successful interactive virtual sex machine, in the shape of the RealTouch, is what AEBN hope will breathe new life into the Adult industry.
How does the RealTouch work?
RealTouch makes use of something called Haptic technology, first developed by NASA (the engineer behind RealTouch is a former NASA engineer). Haptic technology allows the physical sensations created by the RealTouch device to perfectly match and synchronise with the action in the porn scene that the user is watching. For example, if the girl in the movie is giving the man a blowjob, the soft, pliable belts within the RealTouch will exert just the right amount of pressure, whilst the lube reservoir will release the required amount of moisture to recreate the sensation of having your penis sucked. The RealTouch is able to simulate just about any sexual act, including anal sex, handjobs and footjobs.
How much does the RealTouch cost and when will it be available?
The RealTouch was originally intended to be released at the start of 2009, but repeated delays have pushed the launch date back until the second half of the year. At the time of writing, it is hoped that the RealTouch will be shipping by the end of September at $250 a unit.
What is the future of RealTouch and Virtual Sex?
The future of the nascent virtual sex industry depends on the commercial success of the RealTouch. If the revolutionary new product is a success then AEBN will pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into further research, as well as no doubt inspiring other adult companies to make rival products.
Already the makers of RealTouch have plans to allow the product to be used with live webcam shows. The next step would be to allow interaction between RealTouch users (with the advent of a female version – a RealTouch dildo). Eventually, RealTouch or something similar, might be an option on every MSN Messenger menu bar….