Spotlight on the Fun Factory Cobra Libre

Hey folks, Bean is on a little vacation so I am filling in this week. There aren’t a lot of sex toys out there for men that interest me very much. I am not really into anal play (at least when i am the receiver) so that knocks out a huge portion of the market for me. I am a big fan of Fleshlights and there are some other silicone stroker type toys out there that look like they are high quality. For the most part though, the stuff made for guys looks like cheap crap to me and I really don’t have any interest in using low quality toys. There is one toy that’s been out for a while now that I am interested in trying, the Cobra Libre by Fun Factory.

Cobra Libre

Through Bean, I have become quite familiar with the Fun Factory brand. I like that their toys are often fun and whimsical and they always seem to be of high quality. When Bean showed me the Cobra Libre I said “now there is a toy I wouldn’t mind reviewing”. These are like magical words to Bean because it means she gets to take a week off from a writing. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to secure one for me to review yet, but I thought it deserved a spotlight.

The Cobra Libre is a hands-free, vibrating masturbator that looks to me like one of the motorcycles in Tron. You only insert about three inches of your penis into the Cobra Libre (that’s where most of the sensitive bits on the penis are), and inside there is a soft silicone sleeve that hugs your penis. Then there are two motors (which can be controlled independently) that vibrate underneath the sensitive penis glans. There is no stroking with this toy, the vibrations do all the work. I am a bit curious about that. I’ve never been able to get off from a vibrator before. However, I’ve never used a vibrator designed and built for men like this before either.

The Cobra Libre is also completely waterproof, rechargeable (using Fun Factory’s Click N’ Charge technology) and has a super cool touch panel control. There are no buttons or knobs on the Cobra Libre, you just run your finger over the touch panel to change settings and turn it on and off. I’d love to get my hands on one and give it a try.

Have you ever used one? Know anyone who has? I’d love to hear some feedback on it. If anyone would like to send one in for me to review, that would be great.

The Cobra Libre is available at the following stores:

Adam & Eve
AdultSensations
Babeland
EdenFantasys
FunWares
Lovehoney
SexToyFun
The Stockroom

Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator Review

Earlier this year, I reviewed the Blush Novelties Luxe Rabbit II Vibrator and did not have many positive things to say about it. As I really did not enjoy my experience with the Luxe Rabbit II, when Blush Novelties contacted me again to ask if I would be interested in reviewing something else for them, I hesitated. I’m almost always willing to give someone a second chance, so I decided to take a look at what they were offering and discovered the Blush Novelties Serendipity product line. I thought it looked significantly better than the Luxe line and selected the Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator for review.

Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator

Being a huge fan of clit vibrators, I figured the Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator might be interesting. I like my sex toys whimsical and colorful, though pink is definitely not my favorite color. At least the pink of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is a hot Barbie pink instead of a pale bubblegum ice cream pink. Seriously though, sex toy manufacturers, women will still buy sex toys even if they’re not pink. I promise.

The Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is larger than many of my other clit vibrators. At 6.15″ in length, it is quite a bit longer than my hand. The size reminds me of the SinFive Sue Clit Vibrator, which can even be used for partial insertion. However, the BunnyBliss is not meant to be inserted. Well, I suppose you could pop an inch or two inside yourself, but as with the SinFive Sue, I fail to see the benefit. Not that I want to talk you out of trying anything you think might work for you.

The top half of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is made of, and I quote, “pure silicone“. I expect this statement is meant to make clear that this vibrator does not use a silicone blend, as some products do. The silvery material is plastic, while the black control panel feels like the same silicone used on the rest of the vibrator. This silicone is extremely smooth and silky. Not only does it have very little drag against my skin, it really does not collect lint and dust like many silicone products do.

The fact that this vibrator is waterproof makes cleaning super easy. As long as you’ve made sure the charging port on the bottom of the BunnyBliss is securely covered, you can wash it with warm water and soap or your favorite sex toy cleaner. You can also use a 10% bleach solution on the silicone portion of the vibrator to disinfect it. Be sure to thoroughly remove all the bleach before using the BunnyBliss again.

Due to the lack of drag produced by the silicone of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator, I don’t need to glob it up with a ton of lube. For me, a small dab of water-based lubricant, in addition to my natural body fluids, is sufficient. You can obviously use more than I do if you need it or just like things super slick and slippery.

When I use too much lube, I tend to get it all over the place, including the control panel and end up having trouble controlling the vibrator. Therefore, as a general rule of thumb, I start with a small amount, increasing as necessary. You’ll want to stay away from silicone-based lubes with the BunnyBliss, as it can react negatively with the silicone of the vibrator.

Blush Serendipity BunnyBliss, Size

Blush Serendipity BunnyBliss, Side View

Blush Serendipity BunnyBliss, Ears

I’m not sure if you noticed, but just two paragraphs above, I mentioned a charging port. This is because the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is rechargeable. It can be charged via USB or AC power and comes with a charging cable for both, which I greatly appreciate. Recently, I have discovered some manufacturers only include USB charging cables, and while I am all for charging my vibrators via USB, I like to have the AC option as well. Sometimes it’s just not convenient or presentable to have sex toys dangling from my computer. The charging port is in the very bottom of the BunnyBliss, covered by a small silicone plug.

The Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator requires approximately 1.5 hours to fully charge the first time, and should be charged before its first use. Mine came with some charge, but I wasn’t sure how much, so I threw it on the charger anyway. Subsequent charging time should only be about an hour, and a full charge is expected to provide approximately 1-1.5 hours of play time.

Blush Novelties advises fully draining the battery before charging it up again, and doing this consistently. I think this is the first time I have seen this recommended by a sex toy manufacturer. Usually, they say you can charge the vibrator at any point, and you don’t have to charge it fully each time.

The control panel on the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is on the front bottom third of the BunnyBliss’ body, in the middle of the silvery plastic. It consists of two buttons, the Power button and the Mode button, each clearly marked. As one might expect, the dedicated Power button turns the vibrator on and off. The directions state you must press and hold it for two seconds for either function, but I find that unnecessary. My BunnyBliss immediately turns off and on as soon as I press the Power Button.

The Mode button allows you to cycle through the 10 different vibration modes. Unfortunately, as there is only one Mode button, there is no way to back up if you happen to miss the mode you want. You have to scroll through each mode all over again until you get back to it. The 10 modes are as follows:
1. Low steady vibration
2. Medium steady vibration
3. High steady vibration
4. Medium pulse
5. Slow pulse
6. Long, slow pulse
7. One long pulse, four short
8. Fast pulse
9. Long, medium pulse
10. Roller coaster

While I generally like the availability of different vibration modes, I find the order of these a bit haphazard. The Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator does not have a memory chip, so every time you turn it on, it will start on mode #1. Behind the control panel is a bright blue LED that lights up when the BunnyBliss is turned on.

Blush Serendipity BunnyBliss, Charging Port

Blush Serendipity BunnyBliss, Charging Cable

Blush Serendipity BunnyBliss, AC Charger

The vibrations of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator are far more shallow than I like. The stronger the intensity, the higher-pitched the vibrations get. The vibrator even gives off a high-pitched whine on mode #3. This makes the vibrations much louder than I was expecting from a clit vibrator of this size. As the BunnyBliss is an external vibrator, there really is nothing to dampen the sound of the vibrations. The fact that these vibrations are so shallow means I end up with buzzy hand syndrome by the time I’m done playing, and that never makes me happy.

When it comes to use, the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator was disappointing. Granted, after checking out the buzziness of the vibrations, I didn’t have high hopes. The small, leftover amount of hope I did have, was immediately dashed as soon as I felt the high-pitched horror on my clit. I couldn’t orgasm. I tried on the lowest, least buzzy setting. Didn’t work. I kept increasing the strength of the vibrations, which of course, only increased the buzziness. I tried the different patterns, but no luck.

The longer I tried, the more frustrated I became and the more uncomfortable my clit got. About the time my hand started to hurt from the ongoing buzzing sensation, I gave up. There is only so far I’m willing to go. I did want to eventually be able to use my hand at some point later in the day.

I have to say, I really like the ear part of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator, though I feel like the nose is a bit superfluous. The bunny ears do effectively surround my clit, and if the vibrations were deep and throbby, that could have possibly been great. I also find the control panel easy to use. The buttons are large enough and far enough apart, that I don’t turn the vibrator off accidentally, like I constantly do with the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators.

There is a light seam around the outside of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator that is visible to the eye but really cannot be felt by touch. It fits comfortably in my hand during use and is not too terribly heavy, which is good when my hands are in pain.

I’m not sure how sturdy the silicone is though. When I pull the bunny ears to the side and the pink silicone is stretched, it turns white. I’m not certain how thick it is in those areas and whether or not it will hold up over time if you push and pull at the ears a lot. It ultimately doesn’t matter. The lack of orgasm obviously kills this toy for me.

The packaging of the Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is so much nicer than that of the Blush Novelties Luxe Rabbit II. The BunnyBliss comes in a very nice, super sturdy, totally indiscreet box with images of the vibrator on it. This box seals magnetically. Inside the box, the vibrator sits in molded, hard foam that does a good job pf protecting it. Underneath this foam is the AC/USB charging cable, a brief instruction manual, and a storage bag made of an unusual, suede-like material. The foam fits so firmly inside the box that pulling it out is quite challenging.

The English only instruction manual provides very little information, but it does cover the bare bones of what you need to know. The description on the website says the storage bag is silk, which is far from true. However, whatever this material is, I really like it. Too bad the packaging can’t save the toy.

Blush Serendipity BunnyBliss Packaging, Box Front

Blush Serendipity BunnyBliss Packaging, Box Back

Blush Serendipity BunnyBliss Packaging, Box Interior

Blush Serendipity BunnyBliss Packaging, Foam Insert

Blush Serendipity BunnyBliss Packaging, Box Contents

Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator Pros:
• Good shape
• Extra smooth silicone
• Very little drag
• Waterproof
• Rechargeable
• AC power adapter included
• Dedicated power button
• Easy to use control panel

Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator Cons:
• Cannot orgasm
• Shallow, high-pitched vibrations
• Loud
• Buzzy hand syndrome
• Must scroll through all modes to reach the one you want
• Not sure if ears will hold up to manipulation over time

When I saw the Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator online, I expected much more from it. I certainly thought I would like it more than the Luxe Rabbit II. Unfortunately, that is not at all the case. There are good things about the BunnyBliss. I think the ears are great and I love the silky silicone. Whenever possible, I prefer to use rechargeable and waterproof vibrators. Though I would prefer two separate buttons that control the 10 different modes, at least it has a dedicated Power button, and the control panel is easy to use.

If you were to just compare my pros and cons lists, you might be surprised at the low bean rating I’ve given it, considering I have listed more pros. Though there are more pros than cons, the downsides are too significant to outweigh the positives of the BunnyBliss.

The pros notwithstanding, it all comes down to the orgasm. If I cannot orgasm with a sex toy, then what’s the point? It’s not like I need another tchotchke laying around. The bottom line is that the Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is a total fail for me.

However, you can still check the Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator out at EdenFantasys and SexToyFun.

Bean Fiddler Rating:

UPDATE on LELO IDA Couples Massager

A few weeks ago, I published a Spotlight on the soon to be released LELO IDA Couples Massager. At that time, all I had to show you was a teaser video. Of course, teaser videos are super annoying.

LELO IDA Couples Massager

 

As LELO released the IDA just two days ago, on September 23, I can now make up for it by showing you the official video revealing the new LELO IDA Coupes Massager.

 

 

I’m not going to go into a lot of detail about the specs of the LELO IDA. I’ll save that for my review. That’s right, boys and girls, I will be reviewing the new LELO IDA Couples Massager! Not sure just when yet, but keep your eyes open because it’s definitely in the queue.

In the meantime, if you just cannot wait and have to get your hands on this new couples massager, head over to the LELO website and order a LELO IDA for yourself, in Black, Cerise, or Deep Rose.

SPOTLIGHT on New Nalone Sex Toys

Last week, I published a Spotlight on a new sex toy from one of favorite manufacturers, the Fun Factory Stronic Zwei. This week, I’ve decided to take a look at some new toys I discovered at Lovehoney from a manufacturer that’s new to me, Nalone.

Nalone has a number of interesting products that go beyond the typical vibrator. There is the Nalone Electro USB Rechargeable Massage Wand Vibrator, which has dual motors, one in the handle and one in the head. I think that’s a bit odd because I generally do not like vibrations that transfer to the handle of a vibrator and make my hand buzzy. Maybe I’m missing something here. What I find really interesting about the Nalone Electro is that it also has Electromagnetic Pulse technology, so its head gives off an electro micro current. It’s also hard not to love the fact that the two buttons responsible for the electro micro current have what look like little lightening symbols on them.

 

The Nalone Rythm (a rabbit vibrator) and the Nalone Pulse (a traditional vibrator) are both sound activated rechargeable vibrators. In theory, this is nothing new. OhMiBod has been doing this for a while. However, in addition to reacting to music, the Nalone Rythm and Nalone Pulse also respond to ambient sound. This means your partner can literally control the vibrations with his or her voice. That’s new. In theory, the vibrators should also react to any moaning or other sounds you are making. That idea intrigues me. I’m not sure how effective it will be if it requires your partner yelling at the top of his or her voice though.

 

The Nalone Touch G-Spot Vibrator and the Nalone Curve Clitoral Vibrator have touch responsive controls, meaning that they function based on how you touch metal sensors on the control panel. The Nalone Curve is also billed as a u-spot vibrator. The company claims it can be slightly inserted into the vagina and stimulate the u-spot. Seems iffy to me, but it could work this way for some women. Maybe I’m just a Doubting Thomas. In addition to their touch responsive modes, both vibrators have seven preset patterns.

 

Then we have the Nalone Miu Miu, a set of remote controlled vibrating kegel balls. The Nalone Miu Miu are not the only vibrating kegel balls out there, but I don’t recall seeing another pair that is remote controlled. I always like the idea of a remote controlled sex toy because you can hand off the remote to your partner and they then have the power to surprise, tease, and torment you. In public, if they choose. Not only that, but the Nalone Miu Miu Vibrating Kegel Balls have a “smart ball” setting. Once you’ve turned this mode on and are wearing the Nalone Miu Miu, they will turn on and surprise you at random moments. It’s not as good as having a partner control them, but it still sounds cool.

 

The six Nalone sex toys I have discussed in this post are all silicone, rechargeable, and waterproof. Lovehoney does carry a few other Nalone sex toys that are made with metal, but they don’t have any nifty or unusual features, so I don’t find them all that interesting.

Though I am dubious of the second motor in the handle of the Nalone Electro USB Rechargeable Massage Wand Vibrator, this one interests me the most as I have become curious about electroplay. After the Nalone Electro, I’d want to try either the Nalone Rythm or the Nalone Pulse. I have the OhMiBod Freestyle W, so it’s not the musical aspect that has me curious, it’s the voice responsiveness. I would love to see how well that works.

While I am working on trying to figure out how to review one of these new Nalone sex toys, you can head on over to Lovehoney and check them out for yourself. Leave me some feedback to let me know what you think. Which one looks the most interesting to you?

SPOTLIGHT on Fun Factory Stronic Zwei Pulsator

Though it seems so long ago, it was actually only in March when I reviewed the Fun Factory Stronic Eins Pulsator. I know many people loved the Stronic Eins, and though I did love the concept, it didn’t do much for me on a physical level. I require clit stimulation to get off and the Stronic Eins doesn’t provide enough. That’s not its primary purpose though, so I really couldn’t fault it for that.

It turns out the Stronic Eins is not the only pulsator in the family. Not wanting to limit the pulsating to just people with vaginas, Fun Factory decided to create the Fun Factory Stronic Zwei Pulsator.

Fun Factory Stronic Eins Zwei Pulsator

As you may or may not know, Fun Factory is a German company. Stronic is the German word for “strong” and Zwei is the number “two”. Therefore, it makes sense that the Fun Factory Stronic Zwei Pulsator is basically an extension of the Stronic Eins. Rather than vibrate, the Stronic Zwei thrusts, simulating the sensation of intercourse. The main difference between these two sex toys is the shape. The Stronic Zwei has a flared base at the bottom of the shaft, above the control panel, which means it can be used for anal penetration and to stimulate the prostate. The tip is also more rounded than the Stronic Eins’ pointier one, and looks as though it has a steeper curve, imnicating a stronger likelihood of (more intense) g-spot stimulation.

As part of the Fun Factory’s Click ‘N Charge series, the Stronic Zwei Pulsator is rechargeable and waterproof. It is made of Fun Factory’s medical-grade silicone, so it can easily be sterilized for use between non-fluid bonded partners and go from anal to vaginal penetration. The Stronic Zwei Pulsator has multiple speed settings and pulsation patterns, as well as a travel lock. If the motor is anything like that of the Stronic Eins, which I would expect it to be, I think it’s safe to say the Stronic Zwei is powerful. It is also on the girthy side, like its older sibling.

As the Stronic Eins didn’t do that much for me, I am not in rush to try the Stronic Zwei Pulsator. Though it does look as if it will provide more g-spot stimulation, I still don’t think that will be enough for me to get off. When it comes to anal play and toys, I prefer the sensation of being filled rather than the back and forth motion of thrusting. Therefore, this toy was definitely not designed with me in mind. However, I do think it looks like a great option for prostate stimulation, as it is just as novel as the Stronic Eins is for vaginal penetration.

If you or your male partner enjoys prostate stimulation, I would highly suggest checking out the Stronic Zwei. If you want more g-spot stimulation than the Stronic Eins provides, or you haven’t tried the Eins but enjoy g-spot stimulation and like the idea of a thrusting toy, I’d also recommend checking it out. If you do, please leave your feedback below! I am very curious what people’s experience has been with the Stronic Zwei.

You can find the Fun Factory Stronic Zwei Pulsator at the following stores:

Babeland
EdenFantasys
Good Vibrations
The Stockroom



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