We here at FishbowlNY are very familiar with the vagaries of Friday afternoon posting. At that point in the week, people are pretty much done with hard-news browsing. All they want is fun and frivolity. Or, at most, a very different kind of hard news.
Score one in all those departments for The Verge news editor Carl Franzen. This past Friday at 3:43 p.m., he picked up on some Mashable musings and went live with an article headlined “You Can Now Literally Have Sex with Your iPad:”
The idea is to attach the Fleshlight LaunchPAD to the iPad and play a sexually arousing video on its screen. A person can then pleasure themselves with the iPad [holstered with the separate Fleshlight device of their choice] while watching a video in landscape mode, all for the price of $24.95.
Though we haven’t tested the device and have no plans to do so, it appears to be a cumbersome, mostly low-tech solution for those individuals looking to add an extra dimension of tangibility to their pornography viewing, or couples looking to engage in simultaneous long-distance sexting using their device cameras.
If you’re one of those couples and have the latest iPad, we feel your pain. This American Psycho-redux accoutrement only works with older iPad models.
P.S. The aforementioned Mashable item, “Fleshlight Releases iPad Case You Can Hump,” included the following disclaimer at the bottom:
* Brian Ries really didn’t want his byline on this, but he did, in fact, contribute to the entirety of this report.