A few months ago I wrote a Spotlight on the iGino One Personal Massager. At the time it was still being funded on indiegogo. The indiegogo campaign ended, and though the iGino One is not yet on the market, I was lucky enough to receive one in advance of the general release.
The iGino One is a small rectangular box 4″ long, approximately 2.75″ wide, and a little over .5″ thick that looks very much like an iPhone. It is made of pink and white ABS, and though pink is usually not my favorite color, I really like the look of the iGino One. Then again, I am an iPhone user so that makes sense. The top of the iGino One comes completely off, exposing the little pink ABS nub, the part of the toy that is used to stimulate the clit (or nipples).
In my Spotlight, I wrote that the pink nub was made of ethylene vinylacetate (EVA). However, now that I have the iGino One in hand I can see the nodule is made of ABS, and there is a little, light pink, oblong ring at the base of it that I assume is made of EVA. There are also three additional rings included in the box, as well as a larger, squashy, flower-like attachment. There is no information in the packaging regarding the use of these accessories. The flower-like attachment fits over the nodule to provide a different stimulation. The extra rings are collars designed to protect the movement area between the nodule and the hard body of the iGino One, and are to be used when one wears out. I am assuming these collars will basically tear off when they need to be replaced and you can just stretch a new one on over the nodule as they are super flexible.
One great thing about a sex toy made from ABS is that you can use either water-based or silicone-based lubricants with it. I really like this versatility. EVA can also be used with either type of lube so you needn’t worry about getting lubricant on the iGino One’s little rings or flower attachment.
As the iGino One is made from ABS, it can either be cleaned with warm water and antibacterial soap or a sex toy cleaner. Normally, you can use alcohol with toys made from ABS, but I don’t know how this would effect the EVA rings, so I wouldn’t risk it. The iGino One is splash proof, not waterproof, so do not immerse it in water and take care when cleaning it. I am uncertain as to how porous the EVA material is and have not been able to find out much about it, but it looks and feels like a porous substance so I would not share the iGino One with non-fluid bonded partners.
The iGino One is a rechargeable sex toy and is charged via USB, which I love. The USB connector folds out of the bottom of the iGino One and plugs either directly into your computer or USB hub. The iGino One also comes with a USB cable and two plugs (one for the EU and for the U.S.) to allow it to charge off of AC power. According to the included charging information, a full charge requires 12 hours charging time, but an eight hour charge should be enough for a single session. Apparently, a 12 hour charge will provide up to 40 minutes of play time. I find this ratio somewhat unimpressive compared to some of my other rechargeable sex toys. It takes me about an hour to charge my iPhone and that lasts me all day. Granted, it’s not using as much power as a vibrating sex toy, but still… When charging, the USB stick and LED in the corner of the iGino One lights up a delightful violet color. This light never seems to turn off to let you know the iGino One is fully charged so you probably want to have an idea of how long you’ve been charging it.
The way the iGino One works is unique. It combines both a vibration and a side to side movement in what it calls its vibraMoove technology. This vibraMoove technology is somewhat similar to the oscillation of the Eroscillator. It really isnt the same but it is the closest comparison I can make. The vibraMoove is controlled by an on/off switch on the side of the iGino One. It has just the one setting and one level of intensity. This setting is loud, much louder than I expected. It’s not Hitachi loud but it does require music or TV to cover the noise. The iGino One is also quite strong. It’s not totally comparable to other vibrators as it depends on more than just vibration, but it is definitely powerful. When I use it, I cannot press it fully against my clit because it is just too strong. Based on this, the iGino One might be an excellent choice for those who need a ton of power to orgasm.
Speaking of using the iGino One, you’re probably wondering how I feel about it. After charging it and turning it on the first time, I was surprised by its power and began to think I would find it too strong, and therefore, not like it. I tend to find vibrators with only one level of intensity either too weak or too strong. However, I find I can actually change the intensity based on how I use the iGino One. I am able to lessen the impact of the power by not pressing the nodule firmly against my clit. This allows me to fully enjoy it rather than tossing it to the side for being too strong.
The vibraMoove provides a significantly different sensation from a standard vibrator. The addition of the side to side movement really adds to the vibration to create a unique and very enjoyable experience. I find that I like it more and more each time I use it. The use of the EVA flower attachment also adds to the sensation of the vibraMoove. As iGino claims, it is soft and lifelike. It feels smooth against my clit, but there is some drag, as there is with skin. I definitely prefer it to the ABS nodule on its own. The only annoying thing about the EVA flower-like attachment is that the cover does not fit over it, so you must remove it to put the cover on.
As I mentioned above, the iGino One is reminiscent of an iPhone. Well, the packaging is almost the exact same as the iPhone as well. The box is stylish and discrete. There are no images of the iGino One on it, nor are there words like “vibrator” or “massager”. You can feel relatively comfortable leaving it laying around. Inside the box, the iGino One sits in a plastic tray exactly like the one in my iPhone box. Underneath the tray are the accessories. The iGino One comes with two plugs, one for the EU and one for the US. It also comes with a USB cable that allows you to use these plugs. Also included in the box are a black velvet storage bag, several additional EVA rings and an EVA flower-like attachment, and a safety instructions pamphlet, with some very basic information about charging the iGino One.
iGino One Personal Massager Pros:
• Unique vibraMoove sensation
• Soft smooth EVA attachment
• USB/AC rechargeable
• Can use water or silicone-based lubricant
• Storage bag
iGino One Personal Massager Cons:
• Only one level of intensity
• Not much included information on the product
• Poor charging to use time ratio
• Cover does not fit over flower attachment
Of course, I was hoping I would like the iGino One when I first discovered its existence. However, I did not expect I would like it so much. The vibraMoove technology provides a unique sensation that I find very enjoyable. The strength of the vibration and movement is surprisingly powerful for such a small sex toy, and will be pleasing to many people. Though I would prefer the iGino One to have more than one level of intensity, I am able to adjust pressure to control that. So while it’s not ideal, it’s forgivable. I love that it’s rechargeable and can be charged multiple ways. I do think it requires an awfully long charge time for a relatively short play time, which is not wonderful, and it is far too loud for its size. I would also like additional information about the materials and what the heck I’m supposed to do with those EVA rings. That being said, while the iGino One is not perfect, it is impressive. Though I do not yet know what the price point will be, I highly recommend picking up an iGino One as soon as it’s released, which is supposed to be by the end of this month. This is not a hard date so be sure to head over to the iGino One website to give them your email so you will be notified when it launches.
You can also check out the iGino One on a number of social media outlets.
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