My spouse is often away for business and it's definitely not easy. We always try to think about cool new ways to always stay in touch and make the other know he's in our mind all the time. These Long-distance relationship gadgets will help you feel that although your spouse is far away, he's near by.
Sleeping all alone is one of the hardest things in a long distance relationship. The "Pillow talk" was created by a Scottish designer named Joanna Montgomery in order to make things less hard. So how does it work? Each member of a couple wears a special ring sensor at night, and places a fabric panel inside his or her pillowcase. When one person goes to bed, the ring wirelessly communicates with his lover's pillow and causes it to gently glow. When he puts his head on the pillow, he can hear the real-time heartbeat of his partner, no matter how far away. Such a romantic gadget! Watch the next video to understand exactly how the "Pillow talk" works:
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The Taion heart is a white plastic heart which fits to your palm, and when you squeeze it, it senses your pulse and temperature. That information is "sent" through a wireless Bluetooth connection to your mobile phone and is passed onto your partner’s phone, which in turn beams the information to their Taion Heart. This is very cool cause you can actually know when your partner is thinking of you, and even feel his warmth.
Kissenger: The Kiss Messenger
The idea behind kissenger is to transfer your kiss to your loved one who is far away from you. It is done by 2 robotic devices that look like cute pigs/cows with lips. It works like that: you kiss your robot and have your partner do the same. The lips of the Kissenger will mold around yours, thereby simulating the feeling of a real, live human kiss. You can plug the device to your computer with a USB chord and use it while skyping with your loved one. For more information click here.
The Hug Shirt
So after sending kisses it's time for sending some hugs! The Hug shirt, made by cutecircuit, has sensors that feel the strength of the touch, the skin warmth and the heartbeat rate of the sender and actuators that recreate the sensation of touch, warmth and emotion of the hug to the shirt of the distant loved one. All the data goes from the sensors Bluetooth to your mobile phone and your mobile phone delivers the hug data to your partner’s phone. The Hug shirt has been awarded as one of the Best Inventions of the Year by Time Magazine.
Couple isn't a gadget but "an app for two" that helps you stay connected with your partner. Pair lets you do some cool things such as saving special moments, schedule dates, sketch to each other and share "thumbkisses" (a cool way to let your partner know you're thinking about him). The app is available on the app store or in Google play.