Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 402,975 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,052 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 341,271 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,052 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 341,271 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 402,975 cutting edge ideas.

19 Long-Distance Relationship-Aiding Inventions

From Paired Lamps to Gap-Bridging Adult Toys

— November 9, 2013 — Naughty
It's never easy being apart from the person you love, but thanks to these long-distance relationship inventions, that distance can feel significantly smaller. Romantics would say there is no better use for technology than to make you feel close to the person you miss most.

Some of the pieces are pretty hilarious, like the long-distance kissing egg that mimics one another's smooching style. Others, like the TapTap bracelet allowing you to send signals to your distant lover that you're thinking about them, are sentimental.

The most discussion-worthy pieces among these long-distance relationship inventions are the numerous shared adult toys. Featuring everything from a molding feature to ensure realism (literally the most personal customization ever), to real-time interactive toys, the creativity of these pieces cannot be denied.
5.7
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
18
Phenomenal Free Calling Apps
Phenomenal Free Calling Apps
Voxtrot App Makes Adding Contacts a Thing of the Past
<
17
Long-Distance Endearment Posters
Long-Distance Endearment Posters
The 'I Love You From Here To London' Print Professes Passion
<
16
Landline Endangerment
Landline Endangerment
People Ditch Landlines for Mobiles and Alternatives
<
15
E-Kissing
E-Kissing
The University of Electro-Communications Designs Long-Distance Smooching Machine
<
14
Long-Distance Kissing Prototypes
Long-Distance Kissing Prototypes
The Kissinger is a Virtual Intimacy Tool
<
13
Vibrating Undergarment Apps
Vibrating Undergarment Apps
Durex Fundawear Helps Couples Regain the Sense of Touch While Apart
<
12
Web-Enabled Adult Toys (UPDATE)
Web-Enabled Adult Toys (UPDATE)
LovePalz Bridges the Gap Between Long-Distance Couples
<
11
Virtual Caressing Accessories
Virtual Caressing Accessories
The RingU Hug Ring is Lovely Valentine's Day Jewelry
<
10
Dual Clock Timepieces
Dual Clock Timepieces
The Long Distance Watch by Kitmen Keung is Sophisticated and Practical
<
9
Customizable Long Distance Mugs
Customizable Long Distance Mugs
The State Heart Mugs are Perfect for Long Distance Relationships
<
8
Long-Distance Relationship Apps
Long-Distance Relationship Apps
The Avocado App Keeps Long-Distance Relationships Blooming
<
7
Long Distance Networked Lighting
Long Distance Networked Lighting
The Good Night Lamp Keeps Loved Ones Connected Remotely
<
6
Virtual Foreplay
Virtual Foreplay
Mutsugoto Enables Long-Distance Intimacy Via Digital Rings
<
5
Sentiment-Sending Illuminators
Sentiment-Sending Illuminators
The Aura Lamp by Christian Sallustro Communicates Feelings
<
4
Long Distance Intimacy Toys
Long Distance Intimacy Toys
LovePalz Boasts Motion Sensor Tech for Cross Continental Couples
<
3
Internet-Enabled Vibrator
Internet-Enabled Vibrator
For Long Distance Loving
<
2
Hi-Tech Friendship Bracelets
Hi-Tech Friendship Bracelets
Bond by Kwamecorp Keeps Long Distance Relationships Connected
<
1
Touch-Connecting Bracelets
Touch-Connecting Bracelets
The Tactilu Helps Long Distance Couples Touch Each Other
<