Written byShalini Ojha ·
Since recording intimate moments with a traditional camera is definitely "old school", a US-based sex toy company Julz has made a wearable penis camera.
The $160 device is the world's first "cock ring with a camera", the company's website boasted and "it is exactly like it sounds".
Shooting in dark is what this penis camera specializes in, the description added.
Really, what? And, why?
The device doubles up as a camera and as a "confidence booster". The makers said it works as a traditional ring aimed at improving endurance in the bedroom.
But clearly, the highlight of the device is that it lets you record your intimate moments in "never seen before" angles.
People in long-distance relationships can get creative and send footage to their partners, the company said.
The penis camera weighs less than an ounce, can be connected to Wi-Fi and lets one record for up to 90 minutes in 1080p, H.264 video in MP4 format.
With a width of about an inch and a half, the device has six infrared lights and a slot for micro SD card.
It comes with a rechargeable lithium battery.
Julz warned that when filming for long, the penis camera tends to heat up. "The product is safe to use. If the Cock Cam becomes uncomfortable please stop using and contact our team," the company said.
The product is flexible to "fit all sizes" but the company said they were working to roll out new variants.
The company also addressed privacy concerns.
The data you record using the penis camera will not be saved in the app or cloud, Julz confirmed. This means hackers will need to physically access your phone to get hands on the recorded data.
Julz director and co-founder Charlie Hudson told CNet that the company will ensure user data is safe.
Currently, the app is being updated to allow "FaceTime-style live streaming".
"We are very aware that the privacy of our customers is paramount. We are taking all necessary precautions to keep our product as safe and secure as possible," Hudson was quoted by the daily.
The penis camera is yet another example of the intersection of sex and technology. But the union hasn't been without controversies.
In 2017, Canadian sex-toy maker We-vibe settled a $3.75 million class-action lawsuit after the "smart" vibrators it shipped recorded customers' usage without their knowledge.
The vibrator, when connected to "We-connect app", collected data and users' alleged they never signed up for this.
It was learned that the app which controlled the vibrator could easily be accessed by anyone within Bluetooth range.
The app sent data like the temperature of device and vibration intensity to Standard Innovation, the parent company of We-Vibe, and revealed the sexual habits of the users.
Hit by the scandal, Standard Innovation decided to settle and not go to courts.
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