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Review: Couture Collection bliss remote bullet vibe by Cal Exotics

Couture Collection bliss

I’ve mentioned before how I’ve long had a fantasy to have someone use a remote bullet vibrator with me. The thrill of not knowing when they’ll activate it. The allure of being discovered at any time. The sexiness of having my pussy filled and controlled by someone else. Yes, I like all of that.

But alas I have never found a remote bullet vibe that I have liked – until now. When I pulled the Couture Collection bliss Rechargeable Remote Bullet Vibe by Cal Exotics out of its packaging I anticipated that I’d be disappointed like my previous adventure into remote vibrators. But I promised I’d keep an open mind and hoped things would turn out better. I’m glad I did too.

Let’s start at the beginning. With the exception of a nylon retrieval strap and some kind of rubbery plastic buttons on the remote, everything on this toy is made from ABS plastic that’s been coated with a PU coating. This gives it a satiny soft finish whiles till having a hard exterior. The remote, egg and charging base is made from this plastic and coated to feel the same way. ABS plastic cannot be sterilized the same way silicone, steel, glass and other solid materials can be. That means if you intend to share this toy between partners in one session, I suggest you slip it inside a non-lubricated condom. That will ensure that no germs are transferred between or among partners.

Since I mentioned the charging station, I really found this to be quite a unique aspect of the remote bullet. While other remove bullets unscrew and use some type of battery, the bliss bullet is rechargeable. There is no external power and no points to specifically attach into the charging station. Plug the charging base into a standard wall socket by using the charging cord (mine came with a European wall plug and a US converter attachment) and then plugging that into a wall socket. Once the charging dock is powered, rest the egg in the charging cup (that’s what I’m calling it) and a tiny button at the base of the egg will light up indicating that the egg is charging. The light will be red while charging and green when fully charged.

I had a little bit of difficulty figuring how to turn the actual egg on with both the remote and little power button at the base of the egg. My best guess and the method that seemed to work best is that you should press the on/off button on the egg once and then the on/off button on the remote once as well. The remote has a little indicator light that will indicate when it’s on and when you’re flipping through the vibration modes. Turning the whole unit on was touchy for me and I often found myself frustrated and trying to match up both on/off settings.

Once on though, the egg bullet has seven vibration patterns. They are: (1) low vibration, (2) medium vibration, (3) fast vibration, (4) escalation, (5) pulsating, (6) fast pulsating and (7) escalating pulse. I’ve found in the past that a medium to fast vibration is my favorite, but I also enjoyed the pulsating vibration modes on this toy as well. Given that someone can be holding the remote and flipping the vibration on and off from up to 16 feet (or 5 meters for my metric-using friends) this would be a fun toy to use in a crowd. The remote itself operates on 433 MHz so make sure that nothing you’re around is operating on the same wavelength or you could be surprised. That’s what I suspect went wrong with my last remote bullet. I believe my television remotes were on the same frequency so when I flipped channels, the bullet also flipped out!

Optimally this egg is designed to be used internally in the vagina and remote obviously used externally by either someone else other than the egg user or the egg user them self. The egg can be used in or out of the water given that there are no battery compartments that are accessible by the user. There is a minute sliver of space around the power on/off button at the base of the egg and it is entirely possible though that a little bit of water could get in through that space, however small. So far I have not experienced any problems with it after having had this bullet for a few weeks now. That’s not to say it couldn’t happen though.

On the whole I liked the Couture Collection bliss remote bullet vibe by Cal Exotics much better than my last foray into remote bullets. Ultimately I would like someone to design a silicone outside egg that will be much easier to sterilize. This egg is definitely on the large size, probably similar to a grade large or extra large chicken egg. If your vagina has a small entrance and you find wider diameter toys uncomfortable, you will have to either warm up with a narrower toy to insert the egg or use it externally. After some difficultly, I managed to insert it, but it sure didn’t want to come back out. Be forewarned there.

The Couture Collection bliss (yes, lowercase) is very promising for couples use and anybody looking for some wireless remote control fun with a partner. Whether in a crowd, at a bar, or a movie theater, this could lead to a lot of fun and some seriously teased user. Watch out … you may find yourself ready to pounce when you ultimately can!

Review: Secret Buzz Remote Bullet Vibrator thru GoodVibes.com

Okay, everybody. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Well perhaps it’s not so secret if you know me. I’m kinky. I know right? Huge surprise!

My kinks are wide and varied and include some more vanilla things and even some deep dark secret fantasies I only share with my closest friends and loved ones. A kink I’ve carried with me for the longest time is to be controlled remotely by another person, a dominant person. Usually it involves some kind of toy inserted in me and them holding the remote, activating the toy whenever they please to see me squirm.

In my travels through Sex Toy Land, I’ve come across many remote control vibes claiming to be fantastic. They’ve espoused their own virtues about range, vibration strength and other fantastic features. There are two problems with most of them sadly: (1) they are out of my price range as a lowly student or (2) they fall short when it comes to features or have inherent design flaws.

I had such high hopes for the Secret Buzz Remote Bullet Vibrator sold through Good Vibrations. The idea that I could have a remote vibrator for someone to control me at a distance? Unffff, I love. But sadly, this vibe fell short and ended up falling into the second category of problems that usually befall remote controlled vibrators.

Let’s start off with the specs of this toy. The actual insertable portion of the vibe is the piece seen on the right side of the picture in this review. At the end of the black cap that seals the battery compartment is a black looped string/wire that makes the bullet itself be retrievable once inside your vagina. Though it’s near impossible to lose something in your vagina, you definitely don’t want to have to go to the ER to explain why you need help finding this. The actual shell of the egg is made of ABS plastic. It’s hard to the touch and has absolutely no give. This makes it … well, difficult to insert unless your vaginal opening is pretty stretched out. Let’s just say it took a lot of slow stretching and deep breaths to get this sucker inside me. Once inside my vagina I felt the thickness of it for sure. For an egg, this vibe is very thick. It’s 1 1/4″ in diameter, probably the side of most average dildos. I’m not complaining about the size once it’s inside you, but rather that initial insertion is difficult even with the slightly pointed head.

The ABS plastic is smooth to the touch and almost velvety. When the battery cap is screwed on tightly, there’s no large seams or scratchy parts that could otherwise irritate the inside of your vagina. There is a gasket that seals out any fluids and the string at the end of the egg doesn’t appear to have any place for bacterial to collect. I looked all over the packaging and inside the care manual and couldn’t find a mention of this vibrator being waterproof. This means that while you can run it under water to clean it, you shouldn’t submerge it for any period of time because water can get into the battery compartment and possibly give you a shock.

The remote that controls the egg is very easy to use. Once you install the 12V battery that comes included with the vibe into the backside of the remote, you can very easily figure out how to use it. There’s one little round power button in the lower right hand side of the front. The vibration pattern and intensity can be scrolled through with the heart shaped button, right being a + sign and left being a – sign. There are ten different vibration patterns to scroll through, ranging from the initial low steady vibration to a higher steady vibration. There are also alternating patterns with different vibration patterns. The remote itself has the same ABS plastic material for it’s shell. Smooth to the touch and easy to hold. The screen is easy to read and shows you the vibration pattern and what number it is. It also indicates when the battery in the remote is low.

Okay so we’ve talked about all the specs. Now I guess is when I have to tell you why I found this toy to be lacking. Let’s start with the fact that when I received this toy, the included AAA batteries were already corroded. Not an issue itself cause I have my own, but something that did kind of tick me off. Didn’t start me off on the right foot here.

Secondly, I think this toy has some serious problems with the remote linking. I could be across the room and not even holding the remote or have it on and the vibe would randomly turn on. Completely spontaneously without me even pressing buttons. Ummm … what? Okay fine, so I took the vibe and placed it away from the remote. It still turned on without me even touching it! Gah! I even woke up in the middle of the night one time wondering what the heck that noise was to find my vibe had turned itself on! That’s so not cool. It’s a remote toy and should only remotely turn on when I tell it to, not when it feels like. Plus it is a serious drain on battery life. I finally had to remove one of the batteries from the egg just to get some peace from the spontaneous vibrations.

Do I think this toy has potential? Yes! Maybe I just got a deficient one. Maybe mine’s broken. I don’t know. But it just seemed super weird to me that this toy would do this, especially at the price Good Vibes is selling it. I hope I just got a malfunctioning toy because there are so many things I would love if it worked properly. I had a friend suggest that something near me was on the same remote frequency and thus causing it to turn on and off. Well, I do live in an apartment building with closely positioned apartments so it’s entirely possible. But still, I’m not sure I’d like that if that was indeed the case. How can you be entirely sure what you’re clicking is what is being received? What if your next door neighbor wants to watch ESPN and you want to get your lady off? I don’t think the two should interact.

So what did I like about the Secret Buzz Remote Bullet Vibrator? I’m going to be extremely weird and say the packaging. It’s a black and white box with neon pink lettering. The large words are in French with everything subtitled in English. The packing is covered in black and white cartoon drawings, reminding me of the Housewives at Play series I love so much. They depict a woman pleasuring herself and presumably using this toy internally. The front cover opens up to the left and is magnetic. The inside has more of the same cartoons and is really pretty. This toy comes with an instruction book with every conceivable language inside.

The remote for this vibe takes a 12 volt battery and the vibe itself takes two AAA batteries. The battery life is heartbreakingly short compared to other vibes that take AAA batteries. The remote battery has an even shorter lifespan. ‘Tis very sad indeed. A mere two weeks after first installing the battery in the remote and it’s already flashing at me to replace it without having used it except maybe twice during that two week period.

The bottom line is that the Secret Buzz Remote Bullet Vibrator available at Good Vibrations is a fun toy in theory. I really want to find a remote toy that functions well and has all the features I like. Sadly, this doesn’t seem to be that toy for me. I had desperately hoped it would be and gave it many an opportunity, but I just don’t quite think it’s there yet.