HedoVibes Round Up #50

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Review: Key Ceres G

Today’s review is another from the Key line from Jopen.  A while back I reviewed the Key Nyx when it first came out, but I wasn’t too impressed.  I had heard good things about the Comet, so I was hoping Ceres G would be more similar to that than the Nyx.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie or out-ie; Vibrator
  • Manufacturer:  Jopen
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  7.5″ total length; 5″ insertable length; 1.5″ maximum diameter
  • Price:  $62.99
  • Pros:  Very smooth silicone; No seams; Great shape; Works well for my g-spot;  Deeper vibrations; Strong for two AA’s
  • Cons:  Batteries are difficult to remove;  Added texture is difficult to feel; Not rechargeable
  • Intensity: 4.5/5
  • Volume: 3/5
  • Overall Rating: 4.5/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you don’t mind the price

Continue reading Review: Key Ceres G

Review: Sutera Elite – Blossom, Baily, & Blee

Today I’m reviewing a newer line of “Luxury” toys from Lovers Package, the Sutera Elite line that includes Blossom, Bailey, and Blee.  I am not sure why they all have “b” names, it kinda weirds me out and I’m not sure why.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie and/or out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  Sutera Toys
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  Blossom – 4.5″ in length, 1.25″ at the widest; Bailey – 7″ in length, 1.25″ at the widest; Blee – 6.5″ in length, 1-1.5″ in width
  • Price – Blossom:  $69.95
  • Price – Blee & Baily:  $79.95
  • Pros:  Soft material; Blossom has a nice shape
  • Cons:  Too expensive; Vibrations are not impressive; Likely not silicone
  • Intensity: 3/5
  • Volume: Blossom & Blee – 3/5; Bailey – 4/5
  • Overall Rating: 1.5/5
  • Recommended: No, the cost is not justified
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The packages

The packaging for all three of these toys is pretty much identical.  Each toy comes in its own very sturdy cardboard box with a clear plastic window in the front.  The front of the package says the toy name and a few of the features of the toy, which are slightly different for each toy.  The ends of the box has the cute little Sutera logo and the back lists the toy name and a short little description and personification of each toy.  The back also has the company information.    Other than the text, the only real difference in the packaging is the color of the design that wraps around the box and the logo and some of the text, which corresponds to the color of the toy.

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Blossom

I choose to review all three toys in one post because they are very similar with only some differences in size and shape.  All three are made from ABS plastic and what is labeled as silicone.  It is a very smooth and soft feeling material and has very little drag to it.  It also doesn’t collect lint or hair at all.  Each also seems to have a foam like material inside, except where the motor is, as they are quite squishy and flexible, though since Blossom is the smallest, it is not as squishy because the motor and control pad takes up most of the toy.  I do quite like the feel of the material, but they do have a bit of a rubbery scent to them, but only if it’s close to your face. I also tried flame testing them and the material was left a little discolored, but it did not catch on fire.  I also found that after using one of them internally once, that I had the same itchy sensation I get from latex exposure.  The lube is one that I have used frequently with no issue, but I also have not been able to re-create the feeling, so I am not sure.  Most likely they are a silicone blend, so I would recommend sticking with a water-based lube just to be safe.  For cleaning, you can use soap and water or toy cleaner, but I would not recommend submerging the toys, because they do not have an o-ring.  They are also decently easy to clean, though there is a seam between the plastic and the silicone that may require special attention or the use of an old tooth brush.  The Bailey also has some extra ripples on the back that you will have to pay a bit more attention too as well.

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Bailey

The shape and size is where each of the toys differ.  The Blossom is the smallest around 4.5″ in length and  1.25″ at it’s widest.  It narrows to a bit of a point and has a bump that dips down to the nose of the toy and on the back it is fairly flat and broad with a dip in it.  I found this toy better suited for clitroal stimulation, as it doesn’t have much length for inserting.  You can use the smaller point on the front or the broader back.  I did find that the dip in the back is a good resting place for your finger which kind of allows it to act as a vibrating finger extension.

The Bailey is what I would consider the g-spot toy of the line.  It comes in about 7″ in length and 1.25″ in diameter.  The front of the toy is a broad flat surface until it rounds out and curves up to a slight point.  The back has a broad head that comes to the point at the tip of the toy, with small ridge lines on the back.  I could not feel these when inserted  but looking at it kind of makes it look like the back of a cobra’s head.  For me, the Bailey just doesn’t work for g-spot stimulation.  The point is only slightly curved and much too small.  You could also use it for external clitoral stimulation with a slightly longer reach than the Blossom.

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Blee

The last of the line is Blee.  Blee is the traditional style vibrator of the bunch and comes in at 6.5″ long and tapers from 1.25″ to just under 1″.  It’s a straight style vibrator and it has a small amount of texture, but it is only for looks as I could not feel it at all.  There is nothing particularly exciting or interesting about the shape, but it would be well suited for someone that is looking for a slimmer toy.

Each toy runs on two AAA batteries and has the same control panel   There are two buttons, one that turns the toy on and the other that simply cycles through the settings.  The batteries are inserted into a slide off panel and there is no o-ring of any type, so I would not recommend submerging these toys, but I think it would be safe to say they are splash proof.  All three toys have the same vibration settings and, even though they are slightly varied in size, they all have the same vibration intensity.  On high, it’s still a medium level vibration at best, and more on the buzzy side which is about what I would expect for two AAA’s.  The vibrations in all three toys are also focused in the end, which is where it feels like the motor is located.  There are three levels of steady vibration and four patterns.  The vibrations are not overly impressive.  The toys are decently quite, they probably would not be heard through your average door, however the Bailey has a louder rattle to it.  I didn’t hear it so much when inserted it, but outside it is a deal louder than the other too, but it seems more like a defect than it’s desire.  There seems to be something loose and when you squeeze in the right spot it stops making the extra noise.  It also stops when it’s held upside down, which is kinda strange.

Overall, I am not fond of any of the Sutera Elite line.  The Blossom is probably my favorite, based on the shape, but the vibrations leave a little bit to be desired.  My biggest issue is the cost.  Blossom is the cheapest at $70 while the other two are $80.  For something with un-impressive vibration and runs on two AAA’s, that is waaaay to much.  They are marketed as luxury toys, but I do not think that they are silicone, or at least not completely silicone.  Given that, I would have to say pass on all three of these toys.

*This review was sponsored by Lovers Package, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

Review: Muse Massager

Sometimes I like to try a toy just based on how it looks and the Muse Massager is definitely one of them. It has two little ears and little glowing eyes and eyebrows, how can I pass that up?  TabuToys was kind enough to send me one to review.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  NS Novelties
  • Includes:  Muse and charger
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  3.5″ in total length; 2″ in max diameter; Ears – 2″ in length, 0.5″ in diameter
  • Price:  $78.00
  • Pros:  Very cute with little light up eyebrows; Dual motors; Waterproof; Rechargeable; Very soft silicone; Sets up like a bopping bag
  • Cons:  On the weaker side; A little buzzy; Expensive
  • Intensity: 3/5
  • Volume: 2/5
  • Overall Rating: 3.5/5
  • Recommended: Maybe, it’s a little expensive and buzzy but it is quite cute

Continue reading Review: Muse Massager

Review: Key Nyx

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

Continue reading Review: Key Nyx

Review: Maia Marcia Automatic Vaginal Balls

I’m a sucker for a unique toy, or at least one with a feature that I haven’t see anywhere before.  TabuToys.com was kind enough to send me a unique item from a newer company Maia, the Marcia Automatic Vaginal Balls.  What makes these so unique   Well they actually have a light sensor in them, that I will tell you more about later.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie; Kegel Excercisor
  • Manufacturer:  Maia
  • Includes:  Vaginal Balls and Storage Bag
  • Materials:  TPR and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  5.5″ in length; 1.5″ in diameter
  • Price:  $36.00
  • Pros:  Decent packaging; Comes with a storage bag; Interesting techy feature of the light sensor
  • Cons:  TPR; Very long for kegel balls; Good bit of drag; Buzzy and slightly weak vibration; Only has the sensor setting or off; Lots of creases to clean; Takes N size batteries
  • Intensity: 3/5
  • Volume: 2.5/5
  • Overall Rating: 1.5/5
  • Recommended: No, unless you like a very large kegel exercisor

Continue reading Review: Maia Marcia Automatic Vaginal Balls

Review: Luxe Euphoria

This month’s Sexpert review is part of the LUXE silicone line, the LUXE Euphoria.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  ABS Plastic and Silicone
  • Size:  5″ in total length; 2″ at the widest
  • Price:  $39.99
  • Pros:  Cute; Nice silicone; Nice shape; Very quite
  • Cons:  Rather weak; A tad buzzy
  • Intensity: 2/5
  • Volume: 1.75/5
  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you don’t mind weaker vibrations

Continue reading Review: Luxe Euphoria

Review: Lia Dreamer

I’m a little slow on December’s Sexpert review, but for that month I received the Lia Dreamer 10 function vibrator to review.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type: In-ie
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  4.25” in total length; 3″ insert-able length; about 1″ in max diameter
  • Price:  $31.99
  • Pros:  Silicone; Easy to clean; Cute; Nice shape; Multiple functions
  • Cons:  Packaging; Weak
  • Intensity: 2/5
  • Volume: 2/5
  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you don’t need something really strong

Continue reading Review: Lia Dreamer

Review: Onye Galerie and Galerie Petite Dragon

A while back I reviewed the Onye Galerie Petite Flower, but when browsing Sin Free Toys I came across it’s big brother, the Onye Galerie Dragon.  Sin Free Toys was kind enough send me both the Onye Galerie Dragon and the Onye Galerie Petite Dragon so I could have a matched set.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Out-ie; Bullet
  • Manufacturer:  Big Teaze Toys
  • Includes :  Galerie – Just the Galerie; Galerie Petite –  Galerie Petite and Case
  • Materials:  ABS Plastic
  • Size:  Galerie – 4.5″ in length, 1.125″ in diameter; Galerie Petite – 3.5″ in length, 0.625″ in diameter
  • Price:  Galerie – $41.73; Galerie Petite – $26.19
  • Pros:  Galerie – Fairly powerful, Cool design; Galerie Petite – Fairly quite, Comes with a discreet travel case, Cool design
  • Cons:  Galerie – Very loud, A tad too buzzy for me; Galerie Petite – Not too strong;
  • Intensity:  Galerie – 4/5; Galerie Petite – 3/5
  • Volume:  Galerie – 4.5/5; Galerie Petite – 2/5
  • Overall Rating:  Galerie – 2.75/5; Galerie Petite – 3/5
  • Recommended: Galerie – Only if you can deal with loud toys; Galerie Petite – Yes if you like a medium buzzy vibration

Continue reading Review: Onye Galerie and Galerie Petite Dragon

Review: Lelo Mona 2

A while back, Lelo asked me to join their affiliate program.  I’d been so busy, but I finally signed up.  I also asked if they offered any reviews and they said they’d get back to me in a few weeks.  When they did, they asked if I would like to review one of their revamped classics (Ina, Mona, and Elise) and I picked the Mona 2 to review.  Unfortunately, I have never tired the original Mona, so I cannot comment on the improvements.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie or Out-ie; G-spot
  • Manufacturer:  Lelo
  • Includes:  Mona 2, Charger, Warranty Book, Instruction Manual, and Storage Bag
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:   8″ length; 3.5″ insert-able; 1.25-1.5″ in diameter
  • Price:  $139
  • Pros:  Nice packaging; Storage bag; Rechargeable; Super soft silicone; Water-proof; Nice vibrations; Multiple uses; Great shape
  • Cons:  None
  • Intensity: 4/5
  • Volume: 2.5/5
  • Overall Rating: 5/5
  • Recommended: Yes

Continue reading Review: Lelo Mona 2

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