XBIZ 360 to Explore Future of Cutting-Edge Sex Toys

Jan 17, 2014 6:30 AM PST

LOS ANGELES — Next week’s groundbreaking XBIZ 360 Pleasure Products Conference, presented by LELO, will feature the panel discussion “On the Cutting Edge: Pleasure Products Design & Tech Innovations” dedicated to exploring the latest developments in production.

Slated for Wednesday, Jan. 22 from noon to 12:50 p.m., the “On the Cutting Edge” panel will feature top industry trailblazers as we explore the hottest trends in sex toy design the following panel of experts. Panelists include We-Vibe’s Danny Osadca, LELO’s Donna Faro, Revel Body’s Robin Elenga, Dr. Clockwork, Crave's Michael Topolovac, OhMiBod’s Brian Dunham and Priveco’s Tom Nardone as moderator.

“It's paramount these days to understand cultural shifts in both design and technology,” OhMiBod’s Brian Dunham said. “I'm excited to be a part of this discussion along with some of the people who are ‘shaping’ the future of this industry.” 

OhMiBod recently debuted blueMotion, a wearable massager that uses Bluetooth technology, at this month’s CES and ANME Show. The massager connects to smartphones via OhMiBod Remote, an intuitive interface that allows the creation of unlimited vibration patterns on the fly. Customers can download OhMiBod Remote at no cost from the iTunes and Play Stores.

Creativity in sex toy product development is at an all-time high with groundbreaking designs and technologies coming to the forefront at a rapid pace. Innovations such as 3D printing and sonic technology, along with a growing slate of additional engineering advancements, are changing the way we think about sex toys. The “On the Cutting Edge” session will cover all of the latest and upcoming trends in pleasure product design and technology.

Robin Elenga is founder and CEO of Revel Body. Guided by the belief that sexual wellbeing is core to health and happiness, Elenga embarked on a six-year-long quest to create the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator, and TrueSonicTechnology.

“TrueSonic Technology is the first of its kind new resonating motor with the sole purpose of providing better sexual vibration,” he said. “Designed exclusively to provide consumers more of what they want without the trade-offs, Revel Body features a greater range of vibration, speed, amplitude, power, less noise, battery life, reliability, comfort and ease of use.”

Topolovac, along with Crave co-founder Ti Chang, have assembled a strong team of designers, engineers, quality assurance testers and customer support enthusiasts. They took their groundbreaking design for the Duet directly to market in a first-in-the-category crowdfunding endeavor on the international design funding platform CKIE.com in August 2011. That effort raised $104,000 from over 950 backers — 694 percent of the original target and garnered significant attention across the web.

“As the stigma around the category falls away, customers are moving from low end novelties to modern products while demanding the same level of design and innovation that they expect from sophisticated mainstream brands," Topolovac said. "I think this shift defines both the challenge — but more importantly — the massive opportunity for the future of sex toys.”

Crave manufactures its products in-house in San Francisco, and operates an advanced R&D lab that allows the company to develop and rapidly test and iterate all product concepts, Topolovac said.

LELO is a leading designer brand for intimate lifestyle products. Launched in 2003, LELO is famous for transforming the look, feel and function of how personal massagers are perceived, bringing a new level of luxury to products of this kind.  

We-Vibe is an international leader in designing and manufacturing high-quality, body-safe, eco-friendly intimate products. The original and signature couples’ product, We-Vibe, is regarded the fastest-selling sexual wellness product of its type.

Doctor Clockwork is renowned for its collection of electrical devices. Based in New Jersey, Dr. Clockwork injects carnival-barking kitsch to its unique Violet Wand, aka "medical oddity." In addition to the old-school packaging, the Dr. Clockwork violet wand weighs less than a pound, and has a slimmer, sleeker design than traditional mechanical wands.

PriveCo, “the world’s most private company,” operates Vibrators.com. Specializing in vibrators, the online retailer offers shoppers a wealth of information on vibrator types, materials, history, care and use, to make choosing and owning a vibrator easy and fun.

The XBIZ 360 Pleasure Products Conference will provide expert insights from the sex toy industry’s most influential company heads and executives. The event will cover essential topics and issues relevant to the rapidly expanding industry, including design and tech innovations, sexual wellness, as well as the luxury market. The conference concludes with an exclusive keynote by LELO CEO Miroslav Slavic.

Kicking off XBIZ 360 on Jan. 22 is the Pleasure Products Conference, presented by world-renowned luxury brand LELO, and the Retail Conference, presented by retail powerhouse Adam & Eve Stores.

Members of XBIZ.net qualify to receive free or discounted conference registration.

For more information about XBIZ 360, click here.

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