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$46,000 Moves USB Vibrator From Dream to Reality

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The Duet USB drive vibrator, which has already gained more than $40,000 in crowd-funding. (Crave)

The Duet USB drive is sleek, waterproof, comes in a range of different colors ... and vibrates.

And it's already a success — before it's even been made.

A San Francisco design team has raised over $46,000 from fans to make the world's first thumb drive that really is a pleasure to use.

The team, named Crave, plan to make three different Duet models, beginning at $75 — vibrator-only, 8GB and 16GB.

"The initial drive behind making it a USB device was the ease of charging and ease of travel, but it became clearly fairly early on that we could add storage to it," Crave's Michael Topolovac told news.com.au.

"A very common response was: 'Wow, this is cool, I can store my content on this!'"

Designer Ti Chang said the Duet's early success was down to a lack of innovation in the sex toy industry.

"You know, sex, and just that word in general, has been taboo in a lot of society, and people don't usually talk about it, and when people don't talk about it, it doesn't tend to draw a lot of talent and innovators," she said.

As for the data storage, Chang said "it's really up to the woman. Some women, they love it, some women, it's not their thing."

Topolovac said including data storage on a sex toy wasn't as out there as it may sound.

"People may have content libraries that are private and important to them — it's not our place to suggest what should or shouldn't be on there — but to give users that options of storing whatever they like on this device, we thought was a nice feature," he said.

The Duet was launched on ckie.com on August 17 and has so far raised over $46,000 in backing. Crave say they expect to begin shipping the vibrators in early October.

Ckie.com is a crowd-funding platform similar to Kickstarter. Designers upload projects along with various funding options, and customers who contribute cash receive the product once it's been made.

Read more tech gadget and news at news.com.au.