This is quite possibly one of the creepiest things to have ever been invented for our phones.
Apparently, this disturbing gadget can be attached to your phone enabling you to ‘kiss’ your loved ones when they’re not around, the Mirror reports.
This weird device, named The Kissenger, is essentially a plastic case with a strange pad stuck to it, which apparently transmits a ‘kissing’ sensation to the other person with an identical case and pad on their phone.
One of the developers, Emma Yann Zhang, who has worked on the prototype for this absurd product, explained why she thinks this bizarre addition to the 21st century deserves our attention.
— Vin Sharma????? (@vinsharma) December 19, 2016
Kissing is the most direct and universal expression of intimacy and affection. It’s a way for us to bond and maintain intimacy in our relationships.
Also, it’s stress reducing; when we engage in this kind of intimate physical touch, we have a lower level of blood pressure.
The creepy-looking pad, uses pressure sensors that record and transmit your ‘kiss’ to the other person’s phone, apparently recreating it at the other end through an app, which also allows video calls.
Rightly, the creators behind this frankly terrifying product admit they have a way to go with developing it for people who seriously want to give snogging it a go…
The first problem being that the pad is not mouth shaped, which surely is a crucial error and another issue they have picked up on, is a lack of tongue.
In my opinion, the addition of a tongue simulator would surely make things all the more disturbing/realistic.
To make it worse, the creators are insisting that their invention doesn’t have to be for sexual purposes, worryingly they suggest it can be used for children…
Parents can also use Kissenger to give their children a kiss on the cheek when they are away at work.
It gets weirder still, as Emma revealed their next stage of production is to make ‘scent’ a feature so you can actually smell the other person…
Personally, I can’t think of anything creepier.
I definitely won’t be giving it a kiss anytime soon…