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Aug. 30, 2016 10:36 am

That eggplant emoji vibrator is made by a mysterious Philly entrepreneur

We tracked down the creator of the real-life eggplant emoji vibrator. Meet the Emojibator, and “Jaime Jandler.”
4.85 inches of emoji power.

4.85 inches of emoji power.

(Courtesy photo)

All the innuendo finally caught up to the poor, innocent eggplant emoji: some Philly entrepreneur went and turned it into a 10-speed vibrator.

The Emojibator was launched last Thursday, at a starting price of $32, and it claims to be the official eggplant emoji vibrator. But relax, it’s not the size of an actual eggplant: the lil’ waterproof fella is 4.85 inches long.

The sex toy is a creation of an elusive character named Jaime Jandler, according to this nifty Cosmopolitan writeup the project scored on its opening day.

There’s just one problem: outside of coverage of the Emojibator, there’s no record of a Jaime Jandler ever existing online. Ever.

Literally freaking out!! We made the front page of @cosmopolitan today. ?? Shop now at Emojibator.com

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Jandler has no Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat account. Nada.

There’s also no name associated with the company that sells Emojibator. Pixelrise LLC, the business name listed on the gizmo’s website, is a company registered on June 28, 2016.

“I soon realized this product had the ability to start a conversation about masturbation and remove the taboo associated with it,” supposed creator Jaime Jandler told Mic in an emailed statement. “There are countless benefits of masturbation, and sex shouldn’t have to be taken so seriously all of the time.

Bustle also interviewed the alleged Jandler over email, going as far as identifying the creator in the female form.
“Created by Jaime Jandler, the emoji eggplant vibrator started as a joke, reports Cosmopolitan, because of course it did, but then Jandler realized she was on to something.”

Needless to say news on the novelty item has spread all over the internet. There’s been press coverage in Spanish, French and Dutch, all of which mention Jandler as the creator.

We took our own stab at emailing the supposed creator and directly asked if Jaime Jandler was a pseudonym. We got a cryptic one-liner back:

“Jaime Jandler is the creator of Emojibator…”

Pressing further, they finally cracked and admitted the truth: there is no Jaime Jandler, just like there was no John Miller.

“Yes, Jaime is a pseudonym,” the person wrote to Technical.ly. “Partly to keep my day job reputation intact and partly because pseudonyms are fun, like Dr. Seuss or Mark Twain.”

But who is behind the fake name? Well, we know now. And the Philly tech company they once worked for. Stay tuned for an interview with the man (or woman) behind the Emojibator.

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