Almost two years ago, LELO, a manufacturer of luxury sex toys, came out with a new line of toys targeted for a younger audience. This line is called PicoBong, and during the first round of toys they released, I reviewed the PicoBong Kiki. I was so disappointed in the Kiki that I didn’t bother trying any of the other vibrators in the line. Then last year, Picobong released another set of vibrators. I didn’t know whether or not I wanted to review another PicoBong toy due to my experience with the Kiki, which is why I’ve waited until now to review one. Due to my love of rabbit vibrators, I decided to test out the PicoBong Kaya from SexShop365, and I’m glad I did.
The PicoBong Kaya is not a typical rabbit vibrator in that the shaft does not rotate and the clit stimulator is not in the shape of an animal. It has a sleek silhouette that I find attractive. At 7.75″ in length, with 5″ being insertable, and a diameter of 1″, the Kaya is suitable for many people. It is neither terribly long nor girthy, so it would be a good choice as a first rabbit for someone less experienced with sex toys.
Made of a soft and smooth silicone, the PicoBong Kaya is latex and phthalate-free, hypoallergenic, and body-safe. As it is waterproof, cleaning the Kaya is very easy. I just wash it in the sink with warm water and antibacterial soap. You can also use a sex toy cleaner or a 10% bleach solution to disinfect the silicone. Disinfecting the silicone will allow you to use this vibrator with non-fluid bonded partners.
As the PicoBong Kaya is made of silicone, it is important to use a water-based lubricant with it. Silicone-based lubes can react negatively with the silicone of the vibrator and damage the surface. The silicone of the Kaya is a thin layer over a hard internal shaft. There is absolutely no give. The clit stimulator itself also has a hard interior but is flexible at the base. This allows you to press it against or pull it slightly away from your body if you need to do so. You will need to hold it in the position you want it as it is not actually adjustable and won’t remain at a different angle. I would still be gentle with it as you don’t want to damage the internal wiring. One of the great things about the Kaya is the dual motors. Both the shaft and the clit arm vibrate, together, as well as independently of each other.
The PicoBong Kaya requires the use of two AAA batteries, that are not included with the vibrator. You can get up to two hours of playtime with one set of batteries, depending upon how you use the vibrator. The batteries are easy enough to insert. You just twist the textured, ABS base of the vibrator very slightly and it pops off. There is no unscrewing. Now I may be blind, but I cannot find any indication of which way the batteries need to be inserted. This causes a fair amount of irritation every time I put them in the Kaya because I don’t remember from use to use. However, I do remember to remove the batteries after each use, as you also want to do. For my sanity and yours, this is the correct way to insert the batteries- the battery closest to the clit stimulator is positive side up and the battery furthest away is negative side up. Storing the batteries inside the vibrator can shorten their life and that of the Kaya. While I like that the battery compartment opens easily, I think it’s a bit too easy. I have opened it accidentally more than once while playing with the vibrator, not a great feature.
The control panel of the PicoBong Kaya is a vast improvement over the Kiki’s. Rather than inserting the buttons in the letters imprinted on the side of the vibrator, they are all by themselves on the opposite side. There are also three buttons rather than just two. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, LELO is very good at responding to feedback and adjusting their products as needed. There is a +, -, and M button. These buttons provide good feedback and must be pressed very firmly, so it is unlikely you will change the intensity or pattern by mistake during play. To turn the Kaya on, you press and hold the + button. You can increase the intensity of the vibrations by continuing to press this button. As you may have guessed, you decrease the intensity and turn off the vibrations with the – button. The M cycles through the patterns. I’m guessing “M” is for modes…
The image above provides a great visual of the PicoBong Kaya’s seven levels of intensity of steady vibration and 12 different modes. Below is is my description of how they feel to me.
1. Steady vibration in shaft and clit attachment (seven levels of intensity)
2. Steady vibration in shaft only
3. Steady vibration in clit attachment only
4. Slow pulse between shaft and clit attachment
5. Faster pulse between shaft and clit attachment
6. Fastest pulse between shaft and clit attachment
7. Ramp up between shaft and clit attachment
8. Ramp up in shaft and clit attachment
9. Faster version of mode 7
10. Ramp up in shaft with steady vibration in clit attachment
11. Roller coaster between shaft and clit attachment
12. Pattern of pulses between shaft and clit
I really like modes five, six and seven. I think 12 modes is a bit overkill but I’d rather have more than not have any that I like. The downside of having so many patterns is that if you pass the one you want or want to switch to another pattern, you have to scroll through all of them to get back to it. The PicoBong Kaya does not have a memory chip, so it always starts on the lowest level of steady vibration when you turn it on. The vibrations themselves are on the deeper side of the spectrum. They are not the deepest vibrations ever, but they are not at all buzzy. They are also fairly quiet when the Kaya is inside me. You really cannot hear it through heavy covers, so you may be able to use it with your partner sleeping next to you. The vibrations of the PicoBong Kaya are definitely much stronger than those of the Kiki, but they are not as strong as I was expecting. I do generally need to use the vibrator on its highest level of intensity, so it may not be strong enough for everyone. It is not a powerhouse.
Obviously, I was hoping I would like the PicoBong Kaya, but I was surprised by how much I actually ended up liking it. It happens to fit my body very well, which is always the tricky part of a rabbit vibrator. I like the smoothness of the silicone as it slides inside of me. There is very little drag, so it requires much less lubricant than some of my other silicone toys. The hardness of the shaft feels good as I clench down on it, and though I like girthy toys, the lack of thickness does not trouble me with the Kaya for some reason. If I thrust it in a certain way, the curved tip will hit my g-spot. However, it really does not hit my g-spot if I am holding the vibrator inside of me so that the clit attachment lines up with my clit. This is not an issue for me, but it might be for some people. I find it easy to press the buttons to change modes during play, and I am quite fond of some of the patterns. I really do like this vibrator.
The packaging of the PicoBong Kaya is basically the same as the Kiki. It comes in a colored box with a front and side window that matches the color of the vibrator. It is not discreet nor sturdy. The Kaya sits inside a little cardboard indentation that does an ok job of keeping it upright. I do not recommend the box for storage. You’re better off using a ziploc or other sex toy storage bag. Included in the box is the barely there user manual with the most basic of information and the warranty information. The Kaya has a standard one year warranty. Also included in the box is a rubbery charm with the word PicoBong. It looks to me like a zipper pull, but there is actually a notch on the base of the vibrator so you can attach it. I. Don’t. Get. It. Why, PicoBong, why?
PicoBong Kaya Rabbit Vibrator Pros:
• Good shape
• Enjoyable patterns
• Fits my body well
• Easy to reach controls
• Sleek silicone
• Not a lint magnet
PicoBong Kaya Rabbit Vibrator Cons:
• May not be powerful enough for some
• Many patterns to cycle through
• Battery compartment pops open too easily
• Battery insertion is trial and error
All in all, I am very pleased with my PicoBong Kaya. The vibrations are strong and deep enough to get me off very quickly, and it has some great patterns. I love the smooth silicone and am thrilled that it does not attract lint and dust like many silicone toys. The size, shape, and form suit my body quite well and I find the vibrator easy to use. My only real complaints are the fact that I don’t know how the batteries are meant to go in and how the base of the vibrator pops off a bit too easily. I feel like they could easily fix this problem by adding an extra twist to the base. Still, neither of these are big issues for me. I do acknowledge that the vibrations may not be strong enough for some people but they work for me.
Umm, what is up with the PicoBong charm? It reminds me of the die I received with the PicoBong Kiki. Pointless. I did loop it on the end of the vibrator for kicks but I’m certainly not putting on a zipper or anything like that. I just wish PicoBong would not waste money and resources on these little trifles that do not add anything to the design or function of the toy.
Regardless, this is a solid and simple rabbit vibrator with several good qualities and I think many people will like it. Head over to SexShop365 where you can check out the PicoBong Kaya for yourself.
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