I know I’ve written this before and I’m sure I’ll write it again, but I love Fun Factory sex toys. I have a handful in my collection and I am always open to adding more. When the opportunity arose to review one of the newish G4 Vibes from Good Vibrations, I jumped at the chance to try out the Fun Factory Big Boss.
Fun Factory is a German company that makes fun and whimsical sex toys. They are often colorful, unusual, oddly shaped, and just plain amusing. The Fun Factory Big Boss is actually one of their more “realistic” vibrators in shape, and I wouldn’t say black silicone is especially colorful. Nonetheless, the Big Boss is certainly fun. It is one of the G4 CLICK ‘N’ CHARGE vibes, which means it is rechargeable and uses the same charger as the other toys in this line. It also has the same looping handle which makes it easy to hold on to and great for thrusting.
The Fun Factory Big Boss is made of high quality matte silicone. This black silicone is very plush and squashy. (I know some of my pictures make it look blue, but it is indeed black.) It is latex and phthalate-free, hypoallergenic, body-safe. Unfortunately, it is also a huge lint magnet. I find this to often be the case with Fun Factory silicone, though the Big Boss really is the worst. It makes cleaning it a bit difficult because I cannot wipe the vibrator down with a towel as it gets all linty. Major drag. On the other hand, cleaning is rather easy because the silicone gives you several options. You can use warm water and antibacterial soap, which is what I do most of the time, a sex toy cleaner, or a 10% bleach solution. The bleach solution will sterilize the Big Boss and allow you to share it between non-fluid bonded partners.
Fun Factory recommends using a water-based lubricant with the Big Boss as silicone-based lubes can have a negative chemical reaction with the silicone of the vibrator causing it to become tacky. I often find that even with silicone toys my own lubrication is sufficient for play, but not with the Big Boss. This particular silicone is very matte and has a huge amount of drag so it really requires a fair amount of lubricant.
As I mentioned before, the Fun Factory Big Boss is a more realistic vibrator. The shape looks more like a penis than a fantasy object. It has a somewhat pronounced coronal ridge and some vein-like protrusions along the sides. It is also on the girthier side, measuring 9″ in length, with 6.75″ being insertable, and 1.75″ in diameter. To me it looks even girthier, probably due to the dark color and the very matte silicone. The Big Boss is not suitable for anal play as there is no flange to keep it from being sucked into the anus.
The Fun Factory Big Boss has a simple to use control panel on its loopy handle . It has three buttons, the + button, the – button, and the * button. These buttons light up when you run your finger over them. It’s a cute little feature. The + button turns the vibrator on and increases the power level through six levels of steady vibration. The – button decreases the power level and turns the vibrator off. Pressing the * button causes the vibrator to enter into pattern mode and cycle through the four patterns. To exit pattern mode and return to steady vibrations, you simply press the – button. These patterns are as follows:
1. Constant thrumming
2. Fast pulsing
3. Slower, longer pulsing
4. Rollercoaster pulsing
Big Boss’ motor is located at the base of the vibrator yet the vibrations travel very well through the shaft to the tip. I have some rechargeable vibrators that are not terribly strong but the Big Boss is not one of these. The vibrations are very strong and quite deep and rumbly. I like them very much and they do an excellent job of getting me off super quickly. Another thing I like about the Big Boss’ vibrations is that they are very quiet which is impressive considering they are quite powerful.
I like the look of the Big Boss with its vein-like protrusions. For me they are more decorative than anything as I don’t feel them with them vibrator inside me. I do, however, feel the pronounced coronal ridge as I thrust the Big Boss in and out. I mentioned before the Big Boss looks larger than its actual size and it does feel larger as well, especially if I don’t use enough lube. The matte silicone definitely requires more lube than my other Fun Factory toys. I’m not sure why this particular silicone is so different but it does seem to eat lube like crazy.
Though there is a slight curve to the Fun Factory Big Boss, I don’t find that it naturally hits my g-spot though I really didn’t expect it to do so. I don’t find this disappointing in any way as it is not meant to be a g-spot vibrator.
The G4 Big Boss comes in the mostly typical grey and white Fun Factory packaging. It’s a cardboard box with a window on one side and two magnetic flaps that open to a window on the other side. Inside, the Big Boss is nestled in a plastic clamshell. As I mentioned above, I have a few Fun Factory toys and usually the packaging is specific to the particular toy. However, the Big Boss packaging simply says “G4 VIBES” and has an image of another vibrator, the G4 Calla Vibrator. I don’t know why and while it’s not exactly confusing, it seems a bit silly. I guess it does make things easier for Fun Factory though. They just have one box for this line of vibrators and only have to change the internal clamshells with each vibe. Also included in the packaging are an instructions pamphlet, a fold out of Fun Factory toys, and a sample packet of Toy Fluid, Fun Factory’s water-based lubricant. The FUN Magnetic Plug needed to charge the Fun Factory Big Boss comes separately in its own box with instructions.
Charging is simple. You connect the magnetic plug to the Fun Factory logo on the back of the Big Boss’ loopy handle. It can be a bit tricky lining the magnets up just right. However, once you do the logo on the back of the charger lights up red. When the Big Boss is fully charged the red light turns off. You cannot use the Big Boss while it is charging. You want to charge your Fun Factory Big Boss for approximately six hours right out of the box. After that charging time will depend on the amount of charge left in the battery. You can charge the Big Boss at any time, you do not need to drain the battery before re-charging. The battery should give you approximately 30 minutes of use at the maximum level and the standby time on the battery is about three months.
I find the same downside charging the Big Boss as I do with other Fun Factory CLICK ‘N’ CHARGE toys. While I love the magnetic charger, it can be a bit tricky. It has a tendency to slip off off here and there so you really have to get the angle just right to ensure this does not happen and I find it necessary to check on it while it’s charging. On the positive side, as the charging mechanism is magnetic, there are no open ports thus allowing the Fun Factory Big Boss to be completely waterproof and submersible.
The other difficulty I have with this vibrator is in pressing the buttons. They are slightly recessed in the loopy handle and I find them a bit difficult to press with my nails. I’m not sure if this would be the case if you don’t have nails. They aren’t crazy difficult to use, just enough to be noticeable. It sometimes takes a few tries for me to turn on the Big Boss.
Fun Factory Big Boss Pros:
• Loopy handle makes thrusting easy
Fun Factory Big Boss Cons:
• Insane lint magnet
• Eats lube
• Difficult to press buttons with nails
The Fun Factory Big Boss is a solid vibrator with a wealth of excellent attributes. I love that it is rechargeable and waterproof. I love even more that it is powerful and quiet. I don’t love how it eats lube and attracts lint. The buttons are a slight nuisance but not a serious detraction and I think it’s more to do with my nails than the design of the toy. Overall, I like the Big Boss and I recommend it for those who like a girthy sex toy that is easy to thrust. From a pure pleasure standpoint the Big Boss would have gotten 4 beans but due to the fact that it drinks lube like a drunk and attracts dust like crazy I had to knock off 1/2 bean.
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