A Chinese technology company has devised an unusual method to send a kiss to your long-distance partner.
If you're longing to kiss your significant other, but distance prevents you from doing so, you should consider purchasing this phone accessory that features warm and flexible silicon "lips."
The Remote Kiss device, which is designed for long-distance couples, is marketed and sold on the Chinese online shopping platform Taobao.
According to China's state-owned newspaper Global Times, the Changzhou Vocational Institute of Mechatronic Technology has obtained a patent for the invention.
Jiang Zhongli, the primary inventor of the device, revealed that his personal experience of being in a long-distance relationship inspired him to create the Remote Kiss.
"In my university, I was in a long-distance relationship with my girlfriend so we only had contact with each other through the phone. That's where the inspiration of this device originated," Zhongli explained.
Equipped with pressure sensors and actuators, the device is able to simulate the pressure, movement, and temperature of real human lips, resulting in a lifelike kissing experience.
For those who experience misophonia, the kissing device may come as bad news as it can even replicate the sound of a kiss.
To operate the device, users must download an app onto their mobile phones and connect it to the device via the phone's charging port.
To begin transmitting virtual kisses through cyberspace, partners must connect in the app and initiate a video call.
For those seeking a more adventurous experience and wishing to exchange kisses with strangers without actually doing so, the app allows users to "upload" their own kisses for others to download and enjoy.
It has never been easier to engage in virtual make-out sessions with strangers from the comfort of your own sofa!
The introduction of this unusual invention has garnered mixed reactions from social media users, with some expressing horror while others showing interest.
A popular comment on the Chinese social media platform Weibo read: "I don't understand (the device) but I'm utterly shocked."
While a Twitter user said: "Remote Kiss device, this seems all sorts of wrong."
Another user on social media made a cheeky confession: "My horny ass could not be left alone with a remote kiss."
However, some social media users were more put off than turned on by the device: "China has introduced a remote kissing device you attach to the phone," a Twitter user shared.
"Um, that's a no for me. I'm into some weird things but I can't even with the way I kiss. Tonguing and biting some fake ass lips haha. Nope."
Echoing the sentiments of many, one comment read: "Ok , let's be clear about that.. it's not will used for remote kiss…"