Lora DiCarlo's Ose hands-free adult toy has CES Award revoked

11 January, 2019, 11:10 | Author: Sally Reid
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"This feather in our collective cap made years of research and engineering even more worthwhile and further validated our vision for creating innovative, inclusive products that change lives", Haddock said.

Taiwanese technology heavyweights including Lite-On Technology, motherboard vendor Gigabyte and semiconductor company ELAN Microelectronics Corp. are demonstrating new products at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a week-long showcase of gadgets in Las Vegas that opened Tuesday.

Among the innovations at this year's get-together, run by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), are an augmented strip club complete with virtual pole dancers and a "personal massager" you can operate from your smart watch.

Haddock claims they have been cagey on the reasons why, claiming they have cited "immorality" and "obscenity" and that "anything not in keeping with CTA's image will be disqualified". The sex toy Lora DiCarlo submitted sounds like a ideal fit for the show.

A month later, Lora DiCarlo was "unexpectedly informed" that CTA was rescinding the award-as well as the firm's invitation to CES 2019.

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They scored it highly enough for it to be among products recognised in the awards, she added. Clearly CTA has no issue allowing explicit male sexuality and pleasure to be ostentatiously on display. "[Lora DiCarlo's product] does not fit into any of our existing product categories and should not have been accepted for the Innovation Awards Program", CTA's senior manager of event communications Sarah Brown told TechCrunch. However, the organisers later backtracked and mentioned the product didn't fit in any category, be it robotics or drones.

OhMiBod, another sex toy company, has shown products for years, and won top honors, also in 2016, for the Lovelife Krush, a device for tracking kegels to help women suffering from pelvic floor pain.

CES is an exciting time for technology lovers, and the tradeshow has always seen a fairly diverse number of different types of tech out on the show floor.

Furthermore, the presence of women at the tradeshow is relatively less, be it female-focussed products or female presenters.

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