Review: We-Vibe 4 Plus
The We-Vibe 4 Plus is the latest couples toy from We-Vibe which uses bluetooth technology to sync with its app available for iPhone and android. The We-Vibe couples toy has already come a long way from the original and looks a lot more confident than the We-Vibe 2.
The We-Vibe 4 Plus comes packaged in a lovely sturdy box with watercolour imagery which runs throughout the range. The front features the name of the product and image of the couples toy and remote. Inside the box, the We-Vibe and remote are secured in a foam insert with the charging port underneath, above a white cardboard box which holds the instruction manuals and charging cable.
The We-Vibe 4 Plus is made from smooth body safe silicone all over. There is no charging insert point on the vibrator so it is 100% waterproof. Use water based lubricant with this toy, never silicone based. The We-Vibe 4 Plus is available in pink, purple or slate.
To charge the We-Vibe 4 Plus, simply sit it in the cradle and which has a micro USB port for the charging cable, then plug it into a standard USB port either on your computer or use a plug adaptor. It is important to make sure you put the We-Vibe 4 Plus in the cradle the right way around. This took me a little while to realise, if the lid won’t fit on, turn the We-Vibe the other way. There is also a part for the remote to sit in at the front.
You need to charge the We-Vibe 4 Plus for 4 hours before first use. When the light on the charging cradle flashes it is charging, when it’s on constantly it is fully charged or if not on at all then there is no power or the We-Vive 4 Plus needs turning around the right way. On a full charge the We-Vibe 4 Plus will last around 3 hours.
The remote control takes a lithium coin cell battery. I found it very hard to get the battery latch door to open however.
The We-Vibe 4 Plus can be controlled by the button on the toy, the remote control, or the fantastic We-Vibe app.
I used the app more than the other options. I love tech so this definitely appealed to me. Unfortunately I recently downgraded to the iPhone 4 which it is unable to sync with, so set it up to the man’s iPhone 4S. The app also works with android phones. Just search for it in the app or play store. You will need to connect the vibe to the app which is very simple, just ask it to find your vibe! Make sure you have your bluetooth turned on. I definitely preferred using the app to the other options, but it isn’t without its glitches. The bluetooth does sometimes cut out and have to reconnect, although this is probably more of an issue with the old iPhone than the We-Vibe 4 Plus. The app shows the battery life of the toy which I love, there’s nothing more gutting than nearly reaching orgasm and the toy dying. With this, I can be prepared and know when to recharge. The We-Vibe 4 Plus has 10+ settings on the app. Each setting has a display to show you the different waves from each of the motor on the clit and g-spot. You can keep them linked to you increase the intensity on them both at the same time, or unlink them so you can have more intensity in one area than the other. The ‘plus’ is that you can also create your own patterns! Certainly a great feature and lots of fun.
If you chose to use the remote then the top button is to turn it on and increase the intensity, the bottom button turns it off or decreases intensity and the side buttons scroll through the different patterns. Please note the remote is only water resistant, not waterproof. The remote is rather small, and given the amount of times I lose the TV remotes, I’m pretty sure I would lose it around the bed.
For the button on the We-Vibe 4 Plus itself, hold it down to turn on/off and push one to go through each setting.
The app is fun to use and certainly brings sex toys to another level. The We-Vibe 4 Plus fits me quite well, but the inside arm could do with being a little larger I think. The Vibe has some quite strong vibrations, but I would still like them to be a little stronger as it’s harder to direct them to the right places. I tend to prefer constant vibrations, but some of the patterns were tempting for a while too. I was keen to test the We-Vibe 4 Plus out and about, it was comfortable to wear most of the time, but hurts a little when siting down/standing up. The app didn’t sync when we first went out as I think it had perhaps turned off. Trying to push the button on the vibe discretely was rather tricky! On medium-high settings you can hear the We-Vibe too much to have it turned on without everyone trying to work out where the buzzing is coming from.
One of the huge selling points of the We-Vibe 4 Plus is that you can control it from anywhere in the world. As I was trying to use an iPhones 4S and 4 I had issues with this as I could not connect it as I wanted. Using the app connected to your vibe, you can send a private secure link to your lover anywhere and invite them to connect to your device.
The We-Vibe 4 Plus is very easy to clean with hot soapy water or toy cleaner. Clean the We-Vibe 4 Plus before and after every use.
The app is what makes the We-Vibe 4 Plus stand out against all over couples toys. With a great clear interface, simple connection and the ability to connect from anywhere on what is already a fantastically popular toy. After using this, you will be wanting all your toys to connect to an app. If you love the look of the We Vibe 4 Plus but aren’t too bothered about an app, check out the We-Vibe 4.
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*This product was sent to me for free from Belle De Soir (thank you very much!) in exchange for an honest review.