The Autoblow 2 is now available on AUTOBLOW2.COM!
Missed the giant banner above? Missed the link below it? Here's the link again: AUTOBLOW2.COM!
First things first:
1. You can contribute to this campaign anonymously - just check the box that reads "don't display my name on the campaign page" when you make payment.
2. If you contribute an amount that makes you eligible for a product, we will ship it to you in a plain brown box with a warehouse return address. It is completely discreet.
3. We will send out an email after the conclusion of the campaign to collect sleeve sizes. We'll email you a link where you'll select your sleeve size and verify or modify your mailing address.
So without any further ado.....
May 19th UPDATE
We just got a few photos of handle concepts back from the team and they look amazing! The funding here has allowed us to move forward on designing a handle to improve the ergonomics and usability. The handle is NOT included with the unit you are getting with your contribution but we will make it available to all of our backers at a big discount when it is available this Fall! Scroll to the very bottom of the campaign to see the concept photos!
MAY 4th UPDATE - STRETCH GOAL #1 MET:
We have reached our first stretch goal of $120,000 of funding! That means that EVERY backer gets a FREE VAGINA SLEEVE mailed in September! Gay backers email us and we'll see if we can get you an extra mouth sleeve instead! Our next stretch goal is at $200,000. If we reach that level of funding, everyone also gets a zippered Autoblow 2 storage case! If we keep up this pace of funding, we will be the highest funded adult product campaign EVER!
MAY 1st UPDATE - Forced Campaign Graphics Changes:
1. Indiegogo asked us to remove certain parts from our pitch video found offensive by some users. I deeply apologize to those who were offended by the sight of artificial human penises. Here is the original video which is not safe for work: https://vimeo.com/91265854.
2. Our original campaign gif was also banned. It is also apparently not safe for work, but you can see it here: http://tinypic.com/r/33ju5u9/8
Press coverage of our campaign = WOAH!
We made Techcrunch, Vice, Buzzfeed, Brobible, Dailydot, Designtaxi, Geekologie, Uproxx, Barstool Sports, and 100s more sites around the world!
APRIL 20th UPDATE - How It's Made Video:
We have just done a test run of some assembly procedures - just waiting to finish purchasing the rest of the motors so we can complete assembly. Check out this video we shot today!
What Does The Autoblow 2 Do And Why Is It Better Than All Other Toys For Men?The Autoblow 2 is the world's most realistic robotic oral sex simulator for men. Currently, nearly all major brands of toys for men are manually operated, meaning you have to grip them with your hand, and move them up and down. Existing male stroking machines are not robust enough to feel appropriately realistic.
I think that men deserve better. Therefore, I have properly automated male pleasure with this new product in a way that has never been done before. The Autoblow 2 is the fix for everything wrong with the current generation of sex toys for men, especially other stroking type machines.
Here's why the Autoblow 2 is a game changer:
It doesn't use batteries. The Autoblow 2 plugs into a wall outlet. We chose a motor that was powerful enough to continue stroking, even when it is up against a considerable load. It won't stop mid-stroke like battery powered motors do, for lack of torque. And no, USB can't offer enough power. Yes, its completely safe - it uses a UL listed AC to DC converter adapter.
It works with 3 sizes of interchangeable sleeves. Size is a big (or small) problem for a lot of guys when it comes to such products. With a battery powered stroker, a big penis would make the machine stop, a small penis wouldn't feel much sensation, and an average sized penis would feel only an average sensation. But through rigorous testing, we came up with 3 sleeve sizes to ensure that no matter what a man's size is, he will receive the same sensation while using the machine. Check the penis graphic below for sizing information.
Relatively hands-free & feels great. You can either hold it with your hand, or depending on the position of your body (can't get into too much detail here), you don't need to hold it at all. It will stroke up and down, doing all of the work for you. It suffices to say that if you lay on your stomach, the machine can be used without holding it at all. The feeling of having your penis inside of the sleeve while the spring-loaded beads stroke up and down can best be described in 2 words: surprisingly good. We will develop a table-mounted holder for it in the future.
The motor is industrial strength. The Autoblow 2 won't break like a "toy" would. We left it on for 1000 hours with a simulated load on the motor, and we finally had to turn it off because the person who worked near it didn't want to hear it everyday anymore. The entire product, including the motor, is built to the quality level of a kitchen appliance - not a sex toy. FYI, we wrote the motor is good for at least 500 hours on the box, but later we realized it will work for far longer!
It is super easy to clean. I won't get into too much detail here but this style of product in the past has been VERY difficult or nearly impossible to properly clean. But since the Autoblow 2 uses a removable sleeve, cleaning is a breeze.
- Real variable speed control. You can control the up/down stroking motion, from slow to fast. Because the product uses a powerful motor, you can actually USE the slow stroking function. On battery powered similar products, the slow stroking function is useless because it will just stop. So fear not, if you so desire, you can stroke it slowly with the Autoblow 2.
This graphic shows you exactly how the product works from the inside, out.
Penis Measurements For Sleeve Sizes
At first, we have produced a sleeve that looks like a mouth on the top. If you support this campaign at a level that entitles you to an Autoblow 2, we will email you to ask whether you want sleeve size A, B, or C. The machine comes with 1 mouth sleeve included. If we meet our stretch goals, we will create a vagina sleeve, too. Keep in mind that 80% of guys fall into the size B range! Your length does not matter, only your girth does.
Here's A Photo Of The Mouth Sleeve
We have spared no expense on this - we have used the highest quality realistic skin material available to make the sleeves. It is compatible with water based lubricants.
Here's a clearer photo of the inner workings of the machine:
For those of you who are more visual, here are some graphics again explaining what I explained above:
What We Need & What You Get
As you can see from the photos - we've already created both the molds and the packaging. I have about 15 final samples, too, which have been used for extensive testing.
But... I need more funding to complete the first production run.
We are short $45,000 to complete the first order. The development of the product was much more expensive than I planned on. Plus, it took a lot longer than my initial timeline (2.5-3 years!). As a result, we need more money to complete our first production. If we raise more than this, great! We will make extra products to accommodate ALL of the backers! Plus, check out our stretch goals!
Back us and save $70+ off of the retail price. The retail price online and in stores will be $150. But for our backers here on Indiegogo, $129 will get you one Autoblow 2 AND one re-useable mouth sleeve (shipping included inside the US). Those outside of the US can get the same deal for $139 (shipping included). We will contact you by email after the conclusion of the campaign and you can tell us if you prefer sleeve size A, B, or C.
Early bird special! To get this party started, we will do 100 of them at just $89 (including shipping to USA only). If you are a non-USA early bird backer and want this $89 deal, please also select the international shipping for early birds.
VIP backers can get a CLEAR Autoblow 2! Our molds are made for using ABS plastic only, but we can make a small fraction of our order from another type of plastic which is clear (without damaging the molds). These would normally be used for store demos ONLY. In our first run, we will only create 50 of these. This will probably be the only time we will give the the clear model to end users! $199 gets you one of the 20 (USA shipping included)! Scroll down to see the photo of this VIP backer ONLY clear Autoblow 2! We'll contact you to ask which sleeve size you prefer. (Those outside of the US, please also add $25 for international shipping).
Those who back us at a $29 level will get a super nice Autoblow 2 t-shirt. We will email you to ask your size. The shirt will be the same blue color as the Autoblow 2 and will prominently feature the Autoblow 2 logo above a photo of the product. Guys, all I can say is that sporting your support for the Autoblow 2 in public will bring you years and years of dates and good luck.
If we don't reach our goal here, don't worry: you'll still get the perk you paid for. We'll find an additional but less awesome way to fund the completion of the order.
Here is the clear store demo Autoblow 2 that will go to the 20 VIP backers!
If we raise 120,000:
At first, we only have enough funds to create sleeves that look like a mouth on top. But if we can reach the $120,000 funding level, we will have enough cash to make vagina sleeves! All backers who are eligible to receive an Autoblow 2 ($79 and above) would also receive a extra vagina sleeve! Please note that the vagina sleeves would begin production in the summer, so you would receive your Autoblow 2 vagina sleeve a couple of months after you receive your Autoblow 2 with the mouth sleeve. To be on the safe side, I estimate you would receive the second sleeve in September. I am aware that gay men in particular might not want a vagina sleeve. If its the case that you are gay, and don't want your vagina sleeve, perhaps you can be a pal and pass it along to a friend!
If we raise $200,000:
Raising $200,000 would allow us to quickly create a storage case capable of storing the Autoblow 2 and a few sleeves. The bag or case will do a great job of keeping this very private item, private! If we raise this amount, everyone who receives an Autoblow 2 ($79 and above) would receive an extra vagina sleeve & the storage bag! We would begin the design after the campaign finishes, and I estimate this bag would be ready to ship in September.
The Autoblow 2 is a huge step forward for men's pleasure devices. Until now, virtually all male toys either required you to hold something and move your hand up and down or were automated but created as toys, not appliances. As a backer here, you will help us to create the next generation of robotic machines for men that will feel far better and far more realistic than anything that has been made before. We have already started kicking around ideas for the Autoblow 3! Although the next version may be 2 years away, it will surely feature new technology never before used in a male pleasure product. Your support on the Autoblow 2 will help us push this technology to the next level! We are SURE you'll love the Autoblow 2 and we are super thankful to all of you for your support!!
- Weight: Without sleeve installed, 690 grams or 1.5 pounds
- Sleeve Weight: 210g or .46 pounds
- Power Input: 100v-240v
- Power Output: DC 12v, 1.5a
- Adapter Cord Length: 9 feet (300cm)
- Height: 8.6" (22cm)
- Diameter: 3.93" (10cm)
- Stroking length: It will stroke approximately 4" of your penis
We plan to finish the manufacturing by the end of May. The products should arrive to our New York warehouse by the end of June. Therefore, we expect to be able to ship out your Autoblow 2 by the end of June, 2014. Just to be on the safe side, we have set the campaign to show July as a shipment date. We will inform you the moment the shipment is on the ship on its way to our US warehouse and will will alert you of any potential delay. We understand the importance of sticking to the timeline we give our backers and we are totally confident it be smooth process!
*IMPORTANT* Your Backing Will Be Totally Anonymous & Discreet!
If you do not wish for your name to show up on the campaign page, simply click this box when you are making your contribution:
Your package will be shipped from our New York warehouse and will be 100% DISCREET. There is no way to know what it is inside of the box!
Who Am I And Why Did I Invent The Autoblow 2?
After finishing law school, I decided to make sex toys instead of working as a lawyer. While spending a lot of time in China, and with the help of a great team of people from around the world, over the last 6 years, I made the Autoblow, Mangasm, and Ladygasm brands. I focus on the production, and my team helps me sell our brands around the world on our ecommerce sites, and on Amazon. The products I make are interesting and functional, but none has been a game changer. Until now, that is!
Over the past 3 years, I've invested about $100,000 to get the Autoblow 2 designed and to make molds, and packaging. It was not easy to find the right group of people who understood how to work with these materials and understood the ergonomic related challenges. After 2 failed prototypes, we finally succeeded in making an excellent product that is automatic, robust, and feels surprisingly realistic.
I believe in this product so much that I've decided to literally put my
face and my reputation on it (yes, that's me in the video).
More About The Team Behind The Autoblow 2
Brian Sloan (bsloan at vieci . com)
While a lot of people on Indiegogo show a picture of their office, I can't - I don't really have one. I'm the sole owner of my company, which is a US company called Very Intelligent Ecommerce, Inc. (www.vieci.com). I spend most of my time in China and my people are all over the world. We work together online. We have programmers, Internet marketers, designers, video guys, warehouse people, customer service people, and everyone else you would expect an e-commerce company to have. The only difference is that many of us have never met in real life. There is one guy, Alex, who was with me since the beginning. We met on a freelancing website, and since then I have been to Romania 10 trips to work together, he has been to China 12 times, and once we've been together to work in the US.
Alex is a self taught programmer and Internet marketing expert extraordinaire. Originally from the Transylvania region of Romania, he bounces between Bucharest and Beijing, helping us stay ahead of the competition. He is a true technical expert in the marketing field and a great project manager. That's him in the photo next to me below, on one of our working trips in China.
Rodrigo Di Marzo
Rodrigo is our rock star packaging and website designer. A Brazilian living in Germany, Rodrigo brought his unique aesthetic to our Autoblow 2 packaging and e-commerce presence (not yet online). He is without a doubt the most skilled freelance designer we've ever hired. He has done stunning design work for large global firms including Haagen-Dazz, Clinique, GlaxoSmithKline, and others.
Tey a native of the Philippines but is based in Beijing. She is responsible for most of the back-end administration of our websites, plus some of our customer service. She also happens to be one of the friendliest people on earth.
Originally hailing from Hebei province in China, Shirley manages all of our email customer service. Have a problem, complaint, or even a compliment? Shirley will respond to you in a friendly and professional manner.
Sam is a certified Magento programmer and the CEO of the company who handles all of our Magento related programming needs. He got us hooked on using Jira to manage our projects and helps ensure that our online growth is always a smooth process.
Other Ways You Can Help
Don't want to be a male pleasure product pioneer and pick up your own Autoblow 2 for $50 less than it will be sold in stores? Ok, at least send this page to your friends! You never know....
HANDLES CONCEPT UPDATE: May 19th
We just got a few handle designs back from the team and I wanted to share them here. There are 3 concepts - we are working on tweaking the designs and figuring out molding and costs. Please note: a handle is NOT included but we will work quickly to make the handles available in the late Summer on Autoblow2.com!