If you keep up with the world of sex toys, you may have seen that the makers of Jopen have released a few new “luxury lines” of sex toys. One of them being Key. EdenFantasys was kind enough to send me the new Key Nyx to review.
The Run Down:
- Toy Type: In-ie; Out-ie
- Manufacturer: California Exotic Novelties
- Includes: Storage bag and vibrator
- Materials: Silicone and ABS Plastic
- Size: 5″ in total length; 1″ in diameter
- Price: $49.99
- Pros: Storage bag is nice; Silicone is very silky; Not a lint magnet; Requires little lube; Kinda cute; Neat emblem
- Cons: The packaging is kind of odd and not discreet; Weak vibrations; Pain to clean
- Intensity: 2/5
- Volume: 1.5/5
- Overall Rating: 2.5/5
- Recommended: No, because of the price
I have mixed feelings about the packaging for the Nyx. It remind sme of a box you would see with some type of decently expensive (or knock off of such) perfume, but it is by no means discreet. The front of the box has a partial image of the Nyx and say “It’s your lucky night…” as well as has the Key logo. It also says “Nyx Mini Massager Sleek, elegant, and discreet. What more could you ask for?”. The sides and the back have the description and feature list in five different languages and one side has a small image that shows what the patterns look like. The back also has a small image of the toy. The top of the box (not a full sleeve) slides off and the inside part has a little door that opens up. The Nyx itself sits in a foam insert and if you lift it up, you find the storage bag and instruction sheet under it. The back of the inside box also has more about the toy with a few claims that I don’t really agree with (such as “A mind-blowing, make-you-want-to-wake-up-the-neighbors, good time”). It also says satisfaction and quality guaranteed, but I don’t see anything about if you are not satisfied with the toy. If you don’t like the packaging (which I just tossed mine) it does come with a small storage bag. Thankfully, they didn’t make them the size of the Jopen bags and it actually fits the size of the toy.
The Nyx itself is essentially a large plastic bullet that has a removable silicone sleeve on it. It measures about 5″ long and just over 1″ in diameter (with the sleeve on). I don’t feel that it is intended to be used without the sleeve (you can, it just doesn’t look as pretty). Essentially, it has a few different layers. The outer most layer is the removable silicone sleeve. It is a very nice soft silicone and has very little drag to it. If you need lube, I would suggest a small amount of water based lube. It also doesn’t attract much lint or dog hair. I am rather impressed by the silicone. The next layer is a translucent pink plastic that covers part of the end cap and the entire dark pink body of the bullet, which is the last layer. The plastic is smooth, though though is a very slight seam. The interesting part of the toy is that part of the clearish plastic shows through a cut out int he silicone sleeve. I don’t see any function to that other than looks. While it may not attract much lint or require much lube, it is a bit of a pain to clean. The sleeve has a few ridges that are just deep enough that it requires a bit of extra care. In addition, where the plastic shows through the cut out, fluid can get in there which means you need to also take the sleeve off and clean that on the inside as well as the entire plastic portion. One neat feature of the Nyx, which seems to be on all of the Key line, is the button is the Key brand emblem which is also metal, unlike the rest of the toy.
The vibrations of the Nyx are also a little lacking. They are slightly on the buzzy side and not too strong, which is most likely due to having so many layers between the motor and the outside surface. There are five patterns, but there is only one solid speed of vibration and the rest are pulsing patterns. I much prefer having a few levels of solid vibration, because I tend to use those more often. To turn you simply press the end button. Each press will cycle the toy through the various patterns and to turn it off, you push and hold the button. It runs on a single AA battery that can be access by twisting off the cap.
Overall, I was not too impressed with the Key Nyx. The vibrations do not live up to the powerful statement on the box and it is much to expensive for a small, battery operated vibrator. The only thing I am very impressed with is the silicone, which actually feels like the silicone on Lelo toys. They do have a whole line of those to take a look at though, and if you don’t mind a weaker vibration or cost, it’s not a horrible little toy.
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*This review was sponsored by Eden Fantasys, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*