LAS VEGAS — Sometimes, you just need a damn hug.
Human interaction and affection is important, but when you’re physically away from your loved one, it’s impossible to receive the admiration and love you may desperately need. But thanks to this cute and cuddly stuffed animal called the Parihug, you’ll be able to send a hug to a friend anywhere in the world.
The connected plushes, which are actually a made-up animal optimized for hugging, are best used in pairs. So, when you hug one of them, it senses the duration and intensity of the hug and sends a message to your loved one’s Pari, which delivers a vibration ranging from gentle to intense to its owner. The stuffed animals can also be connected to an app via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, so you can tell your loved one you’re thinking of them from anywhere. The app also enables you to choose from multiple Parihugs, so you can send a hug to all of your loved ones. Read more…