Review: Fun Factory Mr Boss Realistic Hybrid Vibrator

When Fun Factory released their hybrid range I was desperate to get my hands on one. I love rechargeable vibrators and find myself leaning towards them 95% of the time so battery-operated vibrators often get overlooked. With this, I have the option to recharge the batteries it comes with so I’m not constantly having to buy new ones or search the house for triple a’s in the heat of the moment. This is much friendlier to the environment and for that reason I think the Hybrid Kit is a must-have buy if you are purchasing the Darling Devil, Wicked Wings, Abby G, Diva Dolphin or the toy I’m reviewing today, Mr Boss.

Fun Factory use the same style of packaging for all of their products. It’s classic and simple with a hint of luxury thrown in. It has an outer cardboard sleeve showing off a glossy product shot over the top of a plain gold cardboard box. This opens to reveal the vibrator alongside a small user leaflet and the click-n-charge manual that comes with all of their rechargeable products. They don’t include any storage pouches, which is one of the only downsides to this brand.

Mr Boss doesn’t come with a charging cable as this is a battery-operated vibrator that needs to be combined with the above mentioned Hybrid Kit in order to become rechargeable. Following the instructions, I removed the base of the vibrator and inserted the two batteries from the kit as directed. I then placed the base back on and plugged the USB into my laptop. From there, I attached the magnetic clip on the cable to the corresponding prongs on the base and waited for the lights to turn on.

The minus button will have a blinking light to begin with. This indicates that the battery life is between 0 and 33%. When that light becomes steady, the blinking light will appear on the plus button. This means that the battery has reached between 33% and 66% charged. After this turns steady a final blinking light will appear on the fun button. This indicates a battery level of 66-99% charged. When the fun buttons light goes solid, the toy has reached 100%.

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Fun Factory Mr Boss Hybrid Realistic Vibrator

Fun Factory Mr Boss Hybrid Realistic Vibrator

 

 

 

 

It is made from Fun Factory’s signature silicone, which is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and completely body-safe. I have noticed that their silicone tends to have a lot more drag (a rougher surface with more friction) than many other brands, so I would recommend being generous with the water based lubricant when using the Mr Boss or any of their other products. I would also recommend rinsing thoroughly before each use as this material attracts ridiculous amounts of lint and fluff. It’s fully waterproof so rinsing under warm water is not an issue and should be done afterwards with soap too.

To control the Mr Boss, press and hold the fun button for a couple of seconds to turn on. To explore the four intensities press the + button. After the highest intensity has been reached, the next tap of the + button takes you to the next function. There are six different vibration modes to choose from. I stick to the constant vibration setting as I personally find patterns off-putting. If you want to go back an intensity or function then press the – button. To turn off, press the fun button.

From the measurements given in the description on the Lovehoney website this sounded like a medium/average sized vibrator. It has eight and a half inches in overall length and six inches insertable. I thought that it looked quite slim upon arrival so I double checked the measurements myself and there is indeed five inches of girth around the widest point although I still think it looks less than. I’m not sure if this is due to the squish of the silicone, the tapered tip or the fact that I’m used to its older sibling, the Big Boss. I would be able to recommend it to those who are fairly new to toys and penetration as it’s not as thick or bulging as I expected.

Described as realistic, I expected more from this. It has a prominent head and some minimal texture around the base of the shaft but there is nothing going on in between. I personally would have liked to have seen some extra veins between the two for added sensation and realism. I’m not keen on overly realistic toys but I think this toy could have done with some added features. It looks almost half-hearted as it is and doesn’t offer much in terms of stimulation. The head has some definition to it which feels great upon insertion but the subtle texture of the shaft didn’t do anything for me as it wasn’t pronounced enough.

Fun Factory Mr Boss Hybrid Realistic Vibrator

Fun Factory Mr Boss Hybrid Realistic Vibrator

 

 

 

 

It does have a gentle curve that follows the ridge under the head so I decided to give it a go in the hopes that it would stimulate the g-spot. I wasn’t expecting it to be the most successful encounter as the head has some squish to it, but when I got down to business and began thrusting with it, I noticed that it did have some firmness to it that was capable of hitting the right spots. If I do this motion in conjunction with some high intensity vibrations then I can orgasm fairly easily. I would say that the vibrations got buzzier as the intensity increased but not in an irritating, off-putting or numbing sort of way.

I then tried to use it clitorally but I didn’t have much success with it that way. It seems that most of the vibrations are focused in the lower portion of the shaft and don’t travel as well as I’d like so I have to awkwardly hold the shaft up against my clitoris to get a feel for the vibrations. It’s not the most comfortable or precise way to stimulate this zone so I ended up giving up. There was little to no chance of me being able to get off with this awkward positioning. I’ll be sticking to using the Mr Boss for internal use and hoping I can get my hands on one of their new dual stimulators for clitoral use.

Overall, I enjoyed using the Mr Boss but I think I prefer the larger version, the Big Boss. The Big Boss feels more realistic to me, has rumblier vibrations and the sensations travel through the shaft better. I do think that the Mr Boss has some great qualities and fantastic things going for it though. It offers vibrations at a nice frequency, at a quiet volume, with a range of different intensities and functions. It is comfortable to hold, easy to control, body-safe and easy to clean up. On top of all that it is eco-friendly. What’s not to like? If you are looking for a semi-realistic vibrator from a trusted brand that can offer the possibility of g-spot contact then I’d be happy to recommend this to you. If you prefer a step-up in size and more intense vibrations then I’d opt for the Big Boss instead.

You can purchase the Fun Factory Mr Boss Realistic Vibrator (£69.99) and the Fun Factory Hybrid Battery Kit (£17.99) from Lovehoney.

We received these products free of charge in return for our honest review. This is no way changes our opinion on the items. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post.

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Review: Partner Whale Couples Vibrator

The term “couples vibrator” is one that sparks a great deal of debate on social media, blogs and forums. This is because these types of sex toys tend to be inclusive to one particular type of couple (a straight, male/female partnership) and don’t vouch for other couplings. I’m not majorly fond of the term myself but for the purpose of this review I shall be using it as this toy has clearly been designed with a couple in mind. I bet you guessed that based on the name Partner though. I do think this was intended to be used by a straight pairing but I believe that anyone in a partnership consisting of a vulva, clitoris and something penetrative (be that a finger, a penis or a dildo) could potentially make it work.

I haven’t tried many couples vibrators over the past couple of years that I’ve been reviewing, but the handful I have tried have all been at the higher end of the pricing scale. I was intrigued by the Partner range for that very reason as all of their current models come in at entry-level to mid-range price tags. I understand that not everybody wants to, or can afford to, splash out over $100 on a We-Vibe Sync or Classic, so I had high hopes that one of these models would be good enough for me to recommend as a more affordable alternative. I have tried all three of the existing models now so it’s time to answer the big question. Which one is the best? The Partner? The Partner Plus? Or the uber cute Partner Whale?

Arriving in a white and blue cardboard box with a glossy product shot on the front and back, I was pleased with the presentation. The images were tasteful and gave off a welcoming, non-intimidating vibe that would be ideal for those who may be new to the sex toy scene or introducing a toy within their partnership for the first time. The box lists some key features on the sides such as the number of functions, materials used and the fact that it’s waterproof. Inside, I found the Partner Whale, the charging cable and a user manual. There’s no storage included.

Partner Whale Couples Vibrator

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Made from a combination of velvety soft, smooth silicone and a touch of abs plastic, there’s no concerns about the safety of this toy. It’s non-toxic, latex and phthalate free, odourless and hypoallergenic.   I expected the Partner Whale to have some drag to its silicone body because of the ridged texture on the internal arm but there wasn’t much at all. It has some, as silicone always does, but nothing that a quick coating of water based lubricant couldn’t remove. I lube up both the internal arm and the area of the external arm that makes contact with the clitoris for comfort. After use, I give it a thorough rinse with warm soapy water and leave it to dry.

It is a rechargeable vibe with a USB connector on one side and a magnetic cap at the other which attaches to the corresponding prongs on the toy. The control panel flashes whilst the Whale is charging and the light goes solid once complete. The manual states that each charge should take around two hours, which I’ve found to be accurate, and this should provide up to sixty-five minutes of use. We’ve found the use time a little less but we tend to use it on the high power speed consistently.

There’s only one button on this vibrator and that is located on the external arm. Press it once firmly for a few seconds, wait for the control panel to light up and the vibrations will begin. Tap to cycle through the ten available functions and press and hold down for a few seconds to turn off. One button means it’s easy to understand but it also means you have to scroll through all of the settings if you miss the one you were looking for. I’d have loved a central power button with up and down arrows to change settings more conveniently. I hope this will be the case with future Partner vibrators.

The Whale has the same irritating order of patterns as the other two models that I tried. The manual states that pressing and holding the button down for two seconds will start the vibrations at the lowest massage level but from my experience with the Partner range so far, this isn’t true. All of them have started on high intensity before going down to medium, low and then the seven patterns. This is deeply confusing to me as the majority of people seem to like to start at the bottom and work up to full strength, not start on full and crawl back down.

I personally whack my vibrators up to full power straight away on most occasions so this wasn’t majorly problematic for me but I can see why it would annoy other people who prefer the opposite. I like a ton of strength with rumbly vibrations but this combination seems to be hard to find in these types of couples vibrators. Partner’s Whale doesn’t have any depth to its vibrations whatsoever. All of the sensations are surface level and buzzy. They couldn’t reach most of my external nerve endings. They do have a reasonable of strength to them and the buzzing is tolerable but it takes a while for me to get off from them.

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Partner Whale Couples Vibrator Partner Whale Couples Vibrator

 

 

 

 

The Whale has a very similar shape to the Partner Plus but the dimensions are different. The external arm is 3.5 inches around at its widest point which covers the entire clitoral area. The internal arm has 2.3 inches of usable length and a maximum girth of 2.5 inches. This is not very wide at all so I expected my above average partner to have no problems inserting him underneath it. My partner has a larger girth that provides a full feeling at the best of the times so I did feel rather like I had reached full capacity with both of them inside. If it had been much wider then I think I would have struggled to accommodate them both but it was manageable with warm-up and splashings of lube.

I can’t say that our encounters with the Whale have been the most comfortable sexual experiences for my partner. He felt that thrusting was difficult with this toy as the external arm kept sliding out of position each time he pulled back, poking his schlong. I think external stimulation is the most important part of a couples vibrator so the fact that the pressure kept disconnecting as the external arm moved back ruined the experience for me. This was not an issue with the Partner or Partner Plus so I can’t put my finger on a reason why this occurred with the Whale. I would have thought that the subtle texture made for better grip than the silky soft silicone that the others have but apparently not.

One thing I loved about the Whale was the internal arm. I wasn’t fond of the squishy, flexible arm that the previous models had and Partner have improved on that massively with this version. It has a firmer shaft that gives me adequate pressure and the added bonus of ridged texture on its inside. These ridges aren’t defined enough to bring me to climax on their own but I always appreciate some love and attention against my front wall. I felt the shaft was just about long enough to hint, grind and push against my g-spot in sync with my partners movements but it may not fit everybody’s anatomy in the same way.

Overall, I think the Whale has adorable aesthetics, a fitting colour scheme, better firmness than the previous two models and fun texture to add some extra flavour. It has all of the benefits of the others such as body-safe materials and being rechargeable, quiet and waterproof. It unfortunately also has the downside I’ve commented on previously – buzzy vibrations. For the next model I would love to see a change in motor. Low frequency, rumbly vibrations would be fantastic. I’d also love to see a three button control panel for ease of changing the settings. If those two things were combined with the shape of the Partner Plus, the dimensions of the Partner and the aesthetics and texture of the Whale then I think I’d have found my perfect match.

You can purchase the Partner Whale Couples Vibrator ($49.95/£36.75) from Peepshow Toys. You can get 10% off any purchases with the code “NatandTom”.

We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. This is no way changes our opinion on the item. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post.

Review: Javida Double Ended Vibrating Massager

When I was asked what I wanted to review next for Orion, I spotted a couple of Javida products that looked interesting. I had already tried the heating vibrator from that line so I knew it was a good quality collection and all of the products seem to have some sort of fun quirk that appeals to me. I asked for the Nubby Vibe with Clit Stimulator which is a textured dual stimulator and this Double Ended Wand Massager which is a vibrator with two different ends for two different purposes. I was most looking forward to this one as I’ve tried a dual wand before and loved it; so I thought this might be an alternative that I could recommend to international folks.

Javida Double Ended Wand MassagerThe packaging was the same as the presentation for the heating vibrator, a simple black and pinkish/purple box. It’s decorated with floral graphics and features key product information on the back and sides. The front of this box has a magnetic flap that can be opened up to reveal the vibrator behind a sheer screen of plastic which is a cute touch. Inside, I found the wand, a generic instruction leaflet and the required charging cable. It doesn’t come with storage which is a bit of a shame but not a huge deal.

Javida’s Double Ended Wand Massager is made from silicone with a polyurethane coating and an abs plastic control panel. It’s a non-toxic, hypoallergenic and body-safe combination of materials. It doesn’t contain any latex or phthalates and seems to be very well-made and ergonomically designed. I was impressed with the feel of the silicone as the beautifully smooth surface feels amazing to the touch and has the smallest amount of drag possible. It’s silky soft but should be used with water based lubricant for comfort. Neither the box nor the website description mention whether this product is waterproof so I haven’t risked it and have been cleaning it with antibacterial toy wipes instead of soapy water.

Javida Double Ended Wand MassagerThis is a rechargeable vibrator. It has a USB connector at one end that needs to be placed in a suitable port and it has a silicone sealed hole in the back for the jack. Push it through and look for the flashing red light. This will indicate that the charge has started. It becomes a steady green light once the charge is complete. It states that it takes a hundred and eighty minutes for a full freshen up and this can last up to one hundred and twenty minutes depending on the settings being used.

To turn the toy on, press the central power button until the control panel lights up red once. Press the M or W button to control the vibration intensity in the head or the tip. M controls the massage head and has three levels of intensity. The W controls the vibrations in the tip and also has three intensities. The control panel will be lit continuously during this. After the third intensity has been reached in whichever end of the vibrator that’s in use it will stop. It will remain switched on but you have to tap again to cycle through again. Alternatively you can press the power button for a couple of seconds to turn on the eight functions. These can be used in either end. The control panel uses different colored lights for each mode.

It is 8.5 inches in overall length which gives you plenty of handle/grip room. It’s most comfortable to hold the slim end in my opinion, but both work well as stable handles. The wand has a maximum girth of 4.7 inches at its widest point, which is actually very streamlined for this sort of massager. It’s not very wide at all so the sensations end up being somewhere between pinpoint and broad. If you don’t really have a preference or simply just need something vibrating against your clitoris during masturbation or sex then something like this could work for you. The slim tip has a max girth of 4.1 inches so if you’re a beginner and want to play around with insertion this is a viable option for that too.

Javida Double Ended Wand MassagerI thought the first and second intensity in the head of the wand felt good. Both settings has some depth to them and were low-frequency. The third and most intense setting was faster paced, higher frequency and buzzy. The settings in the other end of the vibrator were set to a patterned buzzing of those three different intensities. It’s no secret that I don’t get along with patterned vibrations so I scrolled through the eight functions to find the steady setting. It was the same story as the wand end, first settings were good, third was buzzy.

I held the Javida Double Ended Massager against my clitoris wand side up to start with and expected to hit the M button straight up to the third intensity. I usually just go to full power instantly as I’m a sucker for strength, but I didn’t feel like that was appropriate with this wand. I was comfortable with the second intensity and enjoyed the depth behind this setting very much. I could feel myself climbing up to the steps to orgasm heaven gradually and that’s something I experience rarely with clitoral stimulation although I can appreciate it every now and again. Most of the time I’d want to orgasm in under five minutes so I could continue with my day or take a nap, but I can tolerate extra time with this wand.

Javida Double Ended Wand MassagerTen to fifteen minutes seems like an accurate representation of the time that it takes me to get off with this vibrator. This would usually be too long for me and I’d become bored and frustrated and end up switching to something reliable like the Doxy, but for some reason I make excuses for this toy and it’s become one of the few exceptions to this unwritten rule of mine. If I’ve had a stressful week I would usually opt for a drawn out internal orgasm to relieve some tension and built up pressure, but now I’ve begun craving external massages instead.

It doesn’t make me climax in the way that I had anticipated, but that’s what has left me invested in this vibrator. It has bought out another side to my masturbation habits that I hadn’t come across before and helped me discover something new about my tastes and preferences. I have learned that maybe it is alright to wait for the orgasm to pass naturally sometimes rather than force it out with something super strong like the Tango or above mentioned Doxy. This is a mid-range intensity massager and perfect for those who don’t need strength by the bucket load. It’s also good for power queens who think their clits have deserved a break from the battering of rumbly vibrations and needs some time to relax and release on its own time.

Javida Double Ended Wand MassagerAn interesting side use for the wand side is as a body massager. My partner likes it to be used as a massage tool, be that during an erogenous tour of his body or a soothing press against his aches and pains. Its oval head is great for getting at tight knots that bury themselves just below the surface and reaching hard to access areas but it doesn’t get into the deepest sores and aches as it’s simply not wide enough. You’d need a mains powered wand with a larger head for those purposes. For a quick run down after a long day or a teaser against the groin though, this is simple and effective.

As for the slimmer end, I don’t have much to share. I’ve tried it a handful of times and had the same experience each time. Average, uninteresting, not particularly exciting… You catch my drift. It just felt like a boring dildo when used internally and it didn’t have the right shape for my body externally. I couldn’t get the right amount of surface area covered, the right amount of pressure or the right angle to make clitoral contact feel good and empowering. It might be a better fit for someone else, but I just didn’t have much luck with it as a stimulator regardless of how I tried to use it and how many chances I gave it.

Overall, I think the Javida Double Ended Vibrating massager is a well-made, decent quality vibrator at an affordable price tag. It’s not without its faults and difficulties, but there are some great points to consider that outweigh the downsides for me. I may have been disappointed and ranting in the slimmer end if I hadn’t loved the wand head so much. It is the sole provider of orgasms on this toy and it provides a variety of sensations with a multitude of possible uses. It can be used on any anatomy or body and the vibrations are not awful. It doesn’t make me scream out in ecstasy, but it has taught me a trick or two about taking my time on occasion and letting some orgasms be laid-back and less intense. Not every orgasm has to be mind-blowing and leg shakingly good. Sometimes just a breath of fresh air is all that’s needed.

You can purchase the Javida Double Ended Vibrating Massager (€59.95/£54.64) from Orion. I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

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