The We-Vibe 3 is sold as a “couple’s toy” but it was bought primarily for a slightly different purpose so my review may not be typical.
As with any premium toy the packaging was delightful. An oval cylindrical box containing the vibrator and its remote control in a discreet white case which is both storage and a charging stand. A mains adapter and a slim instruction booklet completed the contents.
The instructions tell you to charge the vibrator for twenty-four hours before use so I plugged it in straight away. A yellow light glows on the case when it is charging but was still lit after the allotted time was up so there appears to be no way to tell if the device is fully charged.
I opened the case regardless and extracted the We-Vibe 3 and its remote control.The device itself is smooth to the touch with no seams (and no power port) rendering it easy to clean and waterproof. The remote control is also tiny and fits easily in the hand with a single thumb shaped button.
The instruction booklet contains an illustration demonstrating which way round the device is to be worn with one end pressing against the clitoris and the other against the g-spot. The two ends are different sizes but the most important difference is that the is a tiny nodule at one end which is on the clitoris end (the diagram helpfully labels the two ends ‘C’ and ‘G’). It also includes a diagram showing that it can be used during penetration.
Once inserted it was time to try and turn it on. Although there is a remote control the initial start up is provided by pressing that tiny nodule which when the toy is in place is almost impossible to find. Once you’ve achieved that however the We-Vibe 3 can be controlled by either pressing that button again (still equally hard to find and how one would get to it with another body pressing against it I have no idea) or by pressing the button on the remote. Either button appears to cycle through a range of vibration patterns, starting with continuous low power, continuous high power, and four variable ones before switching the device off. I’m pleased to note that their website describes the patterns even though the user manual does not.
Now we had acquired the We-Vibe 3 with the intention of using it to provide added stimulation for me while using my strap-on (on my Boy) so the testing then proceeded to the next phase. Because it is a ‘couples toy’ the device itself is small and therefore not inclined to stay put (unless perhaps you’re a lot better at squeezing than I am). Using the straps from the strap-on harness between my legs certainly helped to hold it in place but I certainly had a low confidence in it and too vigorous movement did tend to cause it to slip. An alternative harness might perform better in this regard perhaps.
The other issue I found is more one of physical mismatch. Although the two ends are labelled as ‘clitoris’ and ‘g-spot’, in practice they found neither and although the buzzing is pleasant enough it failed to provide suitable stimulation to produce any kind of climax.
Determined to give the We-Vibe 3 a thorough try out we did attempt to use it during penetration and it certainly was slim enough not to physically impede progress but after only a minute or so my fellow tester declared it ‘distracting’ and we abandoned its use for the duration.
On the whole then the We-Vibe 3 was pleasantly entertaining but certainly not ‘earth shattering’. It remains to be seen whether further investigation will determine how to best use it.
|Materials:||100% lead-free, phthalate-free medical grade silicone|
|Size (G):||80 x 28 x 18 mm (3 x 1.1 x 0.7”)|
|Size (C):||80 x 29 x 21 mm (3 x 1.1 x 0.8″)|
|Battery:||long-lasting rechargeable battery|
|User Time:||Up to 2 hours|
|Frequency*:||50Hz – 92Hz|
|Noise Level**:||2 whisper-quiet motors|
*I’ve converted rpm to Hz.
**I attempted to evaluate this by holding the vibrator next to my phone running a sound measuring application and it read 67B on low power and 75dB on high power (but of course it may be different in-situ).