This high-tech lamp might be the best long distance relationship gift ever!

This undated photo provided by Uncommongoods shows the Long Distance Touch Lamp. The lamps are like a 'thinking of you' text in lamp form. Sync them via wi-fi, and then whenever one of you touches the lamp, the mate will glow. The fixture, which has an Arts & Crafts period aesthetic, cycles through an array of soft, soothing hues.(uUncommongoods/ via AP)

It’s never easy being away from the person you love, but thanks to Vanessa Whale and John Harrison, they just have made it easier. Wendy and Harry Teinowitz (in for Bill Leff) are joined over the phone by Vanessa Whalen, who is the co-creator of the Long Distance Touch Lamp.

Designed by Vanessa and her husband John, the Long Distance Touch Lamp allows long-distance friends, family, and lovers to connect through a physical element – a lamp. With a simple touch of your hand, the lamp emits the same ambient glow, no matter where it is and who is on the other end: Parent or grandparent, niece or nephew, or long-distance significant other. Each person sets up their lamp via Wi-Fi, then reaches out and touches the lamp whenever they want to let their loved one know they’re thinking of them. 

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