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Pornhub's wearable tech turns masturbation into electricity

DH Vancouver Staff Mar 02, 2015 8:10 pm

Pornhub is developing a new wearable device that turns kinetic energy from certain specific alone-time wrist movements, a very natural and environmentally-friendly source, into electricity.

The pornography streaming website’s Wankband generates electricity when a weight slides up and down within a small valve inside the wristband. The energy is stored inside the fitness tracker-like wearable tech and can be used to charge portable electronic devices by USB port.

“At Pornhub, we’re always thinking of ways to improve the user experience and world as a whole,” reads a statement by Corey Price, Vice President of Pornhub. “This is how we came up with Wankband, a wearable technology that enables users to create and harvest energy from their ‘daily routines’ to power, for example, a smartphone – or depending on how long one’s routine, a smartphone and a tablet.”

“With millions of hours of video consumed daily, this could have a major impact on power consumption and give much pleasure to Mother Nature.”

It is unlikely the Wankband will be able to generate and store a full charge for any device, although speed and duration are certainly factors for the level of guilt-free electric charge produced.

“Turn your jobless roommate into a productive person,” an accompanying SFW video explains. “And now, when your partner catches you in the act, you can simply say that you’re trying to save on the electric bill. The possibilities are endless.”

The Wankband is currently in its development stages and those interested can sign-up on the device’s SFW website to become a beta tester.

Wankband – The wearable tech that allows you to love the planet, by loving yourself

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