According to the device's Kickstarter, "Frebble is a wireless accessory that lets you hold your loved one's hand from anywhere in the world." The oddly phallic-shaped device is intended to "simulate the touch of holding and squeezing another person's hand, and having that feeling reciprocated." Simply squeeze your Frebble, and your so-far-away partner's gadget will mimic the sensation of your touch.
Lest we be accused of having our minds permanently in the gutter, Frebble does sound like a cute idea for separated children and parents. Nevertheless, our inner adolescent boy sees "two vibration motors on the side to enhance the haptic experience" and "mediated social touch product," and the giggles just burst forth. We'll try to get it together for more serious stories later today, but in the meantime, let's Frebble. (Daily Mail)