Pornhub's Wankband Is the Perfect Wearable Device, or at Least a Great Metaphor

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This is an article about something Pornhub is doing, so it's slightly NSFW

Start jacking on.

Thats the pitch from leading internet porn site Pornhub, who thinks they've solved a problem involving wasted energy.

The site has introduced its first product, a wearable device with subtle branding called Wankband. According to Pornhub, the band creates power when moved in an up and down motion – power that can be used to charge your phone or tablet, for instance. You know, if your phone or tablet needs charging because you've been watching too many Sasha Grey videos.

"Every day, millions of hours of adult content are consumed online, wasting energy in the process and hurting the environment. At Pornhub we decided to do something about it. Introducing The Wankband: The first wearable tech that allows you to love the planet by loving yourself," says Pornhub.

So, is this a real thing? Probably. There's a signup form to become a beta tester, as Pornhub says the Wankband is in development. Of course something like this can create power, and surely could charge a device ... slowly.

But even if the Wankband is just a funny thing that Pornhub's doing, that's cool. It's actually the perfect metaphor for wearable tech, specifically smartwatches and smartbands.

When it comes down to it, aren't they all Wankbands?

Image via Pornhub

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf