GRing ‘G-Vibe’ Vibrator and Remote From Fun Toys

GVibe Vibrating Sex Toy

Gring is a unique combination of finger vibrator and remote control for your other Fun Toys. You may use it as a finger-vibe for your sensitive zones, as well as a remote control for various Fun Toys products.

From Fun Toys

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GRing

I was originally offered the GRing to review at the beginning of the year but due to some mix-ups, staffing changes (at FunToys), and some miscommunication it didn’t arrive until the middle of the year. Unfortunately, it arrived right after ETO which meant it got added to the end of a very fair sized review queue.

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The ‘box’ is a tube shape with a rope handle and fitted soft plastic lid. Inside the tube the GRing vibe is nestled in firm foam with all the extras packed underneath. You get the magnetic charging cable, a storage bag, and a very simple instruction booklet. By simple I mean easy to understand, in plain English with good illustrations. After a spate of either no instructions, or very confused instructions recently it was refreshing to have some that actually made sense, and helped me use the toy.

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The GRing clit vibe is 100% waterproof, fully rechargeable, and whisper quiet. It charges via a magnetic USB charger; it took around 90 mins to fully charge and that lasted around an hour on the full strength. It is made of silky smooth premium grade silicone. This feels lovely to hold, the shape and soft touch material make it very tactile. In my hand the vibrations felt adequate but nothing too strong. For me this meant while it was great to use on my nipples, and to tease it was never going to get me off. It just didn’t have enough depth of vibration to really hit the spot for me. That being said I did find the vibration was more rumbly than buzzy, and reasonably strong given the very small size of the toy.

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Overall

As a stand alone vibrator this is great if you only need gentle vibration. But for me where it really came into its own was as a remote to control the GPlug (review coming soon).

 

 

*I was sent the GRing vibe by Fun Toys in return for an honest and unbiased review.

Ruby Glow Vibrator from Rocks-Off

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The Ruby Glow is the creation of erotica author and artist Tabitha Rayne. Following this lovely lady on Twitter, I’d watched the development of this vibrator with interest, and I loved the sex-toy diaries in the ETO magazine about the process of designing and finding a manufacturer in Rocks-Off.

Tabitha said “I was aware that when I was inventing Ruby Glow that I had a certain (type of) lady in mind – mainly an erotica writer getting hot at her desk, wanting to ‘get off’ while she was typing.”

Ruby Glow

I’m sure you’ll agree that makes for quite a niche product. However, due to the style and form of the Ruby Glow it has so many more possibilities than perhaps even the designer imagined.

Ruby Glow

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The Rocks-Off Ruby Glow is a saddle style non-penetrative toy, designed to stimulate your whole vulva. It has a ribbed clit stimulator and a vibrating vaginal (perineal) mound which sits snugly in place anchored by your pubic bone. Dual motor vibrations are controlled by buttons on the front for easy access, putting you in control of your orgasm. The shape means it can be used as a traditional clitoral stimulator or massager as well. I did struggle a bit with the fitting my body to the shape and getting things where they were supposed to be but got close enough in the end; after some wiggling and manoeuvring.

 

ruby glowThe Ruby Glow is designed to be used over clothing but it is made of body safe silky smooth silicone so is completely safe to use next to bare skin if you wish. However, you need to be aware it is NOT waterproof, so care will have to be taken when cleaning it. This is due to the battery compartment which for me is another tick in the negative column. It’s 2016 there’s no excuse for a toy to still need batteries now. The recharging technology is so cheap that it just seems like a wasted opportunity. Rechargeable toys are more easy to make waterproof, so this could have killed two birds with one stone. Hopefully there will be a MK2 in the future and they will have changed this. Would also like a quick shut-off button. Sometimes you need to be able to turn things off quickly, especially if you live with other people in the house.

ruby glowThe Rocks-Off Ruby Glow is not a quiet or discreet toy but I wouldn’t mind the noise so much if the power of the vibration actually matched the noise it was making. The sound is terrible; somewhere between a strimmer and a lawnmower. Which gets even worse if your desk chair happens to be wood or plastic. Not great if you happen to share your house. This brings me to the vibration…now I readily admit I am a power queen, I really need a good strong rumbly vibration. This just didn’t get me there, it didn’t even build up any arousal. It was just frustrating and uncomfortable. I found once I was sitting on it the vibrations almost disappeared. However, if you’re not a power queen you might love this, my friend Mel did, you can read her review here.

ruby glowThe idea behind the Ruby Glow is solid. It is a product to be used while you are seated – for instance while reading a steamy book, skyping or emailing a lover, perhaps watching an erotic movie at home or maybe when you’re in a chat room to add your pleasure experience, it could also be useful for those with disabilities that make holding a vibrator difficult.

Overall

I really wanted to love the Ruby Glow but it just failed to deliver on so many levels. I would be very curious if they do bring out a 2nd version. If they can make it waterproof, rechargeable, and fix the noise issue they could be onto a winner. Imagine being able to take this in the bath with you; sitting on it, laying back, reading your erotica, and building up some lovely relaxing. Wouldn’t that be great?

 

 

*The Ruby Glow was sent to me by Rocks-Off in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

LELO Lily 2 Clitoral Vibrator Product Review

Please read this post on LELO before continuing.

Review of the LELO Lily 2 Vibrator.

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I have to say when LELO announced their new scented range my first thought was that it was a hoax, no way would any company do that. How would it be possible without affecting the safety of the materials used? When I realised it wasn’t a joke I admit I was really curious as to how it was going to be done, and how well it would work.  LELO published a great blog post on the science behind the making of the Lily 2, which answered my questions on the materials used, and how they got the scent in it. Plus I kind of love having the technical information (yes, I know I’m a geek).

LELO Lily 2

The Lily 2 is an aphrodisiac scented sex toy. LELO has combined their knowledge of arousal from scent (the most evocative sense) to create a range of fragrances. The combination of ultra powerful vibrations and signature aphrodisiac scents results in Lily 2 providing a unique pleasure experience. It is available in three scents: Lavender & Manuka Honey (pale purple), Rose & Wisteria (pale pink), and Bordeaux & Chocolate (deep purple). These scents were chosen for their aphrodisiac properties.

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The LELO Lily 2 came well packaged in a plain brown box. The vibrator packaging was plain black with a clear window, and I have to admit it is pretty sexy looking. The Lily 2 sits nestled in a foam insert and the charging cable, storage pouch, etc were in a section to the side. When I opened the box the scent was gorgeous; light and gentle not at all over-powering, or artificial smelling. I was pleasantly surprised that I could smell it when I opened the box, and it made me hopeful about it keeping the scent. I received the pale purple Lavender and Manuka honey one, and it was a lovely sweet scent, not too heavy on the lavender.

The LELO Lily 2 has a lovely soft-touch feel, it does feel like a good quality silicone, even though it’s actually body safe ABS plastic. It is fully waterproof and USB rechargeable. I have to say I was worried that the charging port might mean this wasn’t really completely waterproof but I haven’t had a problem so far, and I wash it thoroughly after each use. It took around two hours to charge it fully, and the charge lasted about the same (I use it on the strongest setting). The Lily 2 has 8 vibration settings, however I found the 2-button interface so complicated to use I didn’t really try them all. It took ages for the press and hold to actually switch to patterns and not just increase the intensity.

To turn on and increase vibration intensity, press the + button (button on the right for Lily / Nea).
To change modes, press and hold the + button for 2 seconds. To return to continuous vibration,
press the – button once, and hold this button to reduce intensity until your LELO is switched off.

Many of the reviews I’ve read of the Lily 2 compare its vibration strength to the original Lily, I’ve never had tried the Lily so I can’t say if all those comparisons (apparently the 2 is much stronger) are correct but for me the vibrations just weren’t strong enough. They got me close to the edge but just couldn’t get me over it. That being said I did enjoy using it to tease myself, it felt especially nice around my nipples. I also really loved the shape, it fitted against my body perfectly, and just sat really nicely wherever I positioned it.

I have found that after a handful of uses (and washes) the scent is now so faded I can only smell it if the vibe is pressed to my nose, and it is only a very faint lingering aroma. This is quite disappointing but not completely unexpected.

Things I liked:

  • The original scent when I first opened it
  • The shape fitted comfortably in my hand and against my body
  • The soft-touch feel it makes you want to stroke it all over your body
  • The gentleness of vibrations was good for teasing
  • Rechargeable

Things I didn’t:

  • The scent didn’t last very long at all
  • The vibrations couldn’t get me off
  • The two-button operation is clunky

 

Overall this would be a great vibe if you don’t need a really strong vibration. I also think although the scent doesn’t last it would make it a fun gift for someone because of the scent when you first open it.

 

You can purchase the LELO Lily 2 vibrator directly from LELO who provided me this item in return for an honest review.