Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote Review
The newest addition to the inclusive, sex-positive and multi award-winning pleasure toy range from Hot Octopuss is the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote. Smaller in size than the original Hot Octopuss Pulse penis stimulator -and available without the remote if preferred-, I was interested to see whether the Pocket Pulse could provide just as much pleasure in a more travel-friendly and undeniably cute size.
Opening the discreet parcel, I immediately recognised the packaging of the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote inside. It comes in a similar box to the Hot Octopuss Pulse III Duo, with inclusive lifestyle photography in black and white providing a grounded element contrasting the luxurious gold background.
There’s an image of the product as well as details of use and information about the Hot Octopuss company.
Opening the box I quite predictably exclaimed aloud, “oh, how cute!” If you’re the owner of one of the full size Hot Octopuss Pulse sex toys, I’m sure you’ll find it difficult to resist the exclamation too.
The Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote and its remote control were held in a black moulded plastic insert, and along with the toy there was an instruction leaflet, the charging lead and a storage pouch.
At this point I was expecting our experiences with the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote to be similar to those with the Hot Octopuss Pulse III Duo – albeit with a smaller sized reproduction.
As I keep mentioning the size, I suppose I better tell you the exact measurements of the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote.
By my measurements it’s approximately 3.5 inches in height, with a width of 2.5 inches. The space between the enveloping ‘arm’ is 1.5 inches in maximum width. The arm is flexible so you can open it out then enclose your/your partner’s penis inside.
The Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote is rechargeable, so in order to play I needed to charge it up. This was easy; the included jackpin lead plugs into a hole at the base of the toy, and the other end plugs into any USB port.
The separate remote control is powered by a CR2032 cell battery (included). When it eventually needs replacing it’s easy to remove the cap of the remote with a coin, twist to remove and replace the battery. These batteries tend to last me ages (same type as my bathroom and kitchen scales) but when I do need replacements I find them cheaply enough on Amazon.
To switch the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote on you need to press down the raised + button on the side for 3 seconds. The Pocket Pulse then bursts into life. On the other side is a raised – symbol.
The + and – are used once the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote is on, to increase or decrease intensity, with the – button also acting as the off switch when you press and keep holding.
Once the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote is on, by pressing and holding the + button on the toy, you can then use the remote control to raise or lower the vibration intensity. The remote control has simply two buttons as well, a + and – on the central soft silicone area.
Unfortunately, you can’t turn the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote on or off via the remote, that can only be done by the buttons on the main unit.
We really enjoyed testing out the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote. My partner isn’t much into using penis masturbators on his own, but we enjoyed the couples’ play element of the larger Hot Octopuss Pulse toys. I was also interested in his feedback about the different tech in this smaller version, as it’s powered by two vibrating motors rather than the oscillating Pulse Plate tech of the larger models.
When using the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote himself, he found it much more pleasurable to use some water-based lubricant. This stopped any uncomfortable chafing between skin and the silicone. During couples’ play we opted to try it without, and it was extremely hot using the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote on him while I added lubrication through oral attentions…
The power levels range from moderate when first switched on all the way to extremely, surprisingly powerful. Unfortunately, you have to sacrifice discretion with the Pocket Pulse Remote to a degree, as it’s not silent when you first switch it on and on the highest power level it sounds like you’re in a propeller aircraft.
Another gripe we have is the buttons on the unit. They’re really uncomfortable to press because they’re raised metal, and we found them quite pointy to the fingertips during use. Would have preferred raised silicone buttons or even silicone indents like on the remote control. I realise they’re easier to tell apart blind this way, but it was a distraction during use.
Due to the size of the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote it was used mainly to stimulate the head and frenulum of his penis, and the size doesn’t lend itself to me being more physically involved like with the Pulse III Duo (ie. straddling it for my pleasure too). That’s fine, I was happy to watch and use the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote on him, or use the remote control to raise the vibrations.
“It was quite difficult to get it into the right place at the start, but once it’s there it’s great. I don’t enjoy it quite as much as the larger one [Pulse III Duo] but as a stand-alone toy it’s excellent.”
I love the fact that the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote is completely waterproof, even the remote control. It means we don’t have to think about where we’re using it (bedroom, bathroom, beyond), how we’re using it (in terms of lube, fluids etc) or have any hassle during clean-up. Thanks Hot Octopuss!
All in all we found the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote a great addition to foreplay, mostly directly for him but also a voyeuristic element of pleasure for me. For penis-owners who enjoy using strokers during masturbation, and particularly frenulum-based stimulators, I think the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote is a fantastic purchase and a masturbatory game-changer.
Mini video clip showing the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote operation, vibration intensities and noise.
Happily, the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote is completely, absolutely and 100% waterproof. This makes it exceptionally easy to clean as well as offering additional play locations/styles.
Not only is the main unit of the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse waterproof, but the remote control is too.
We believe the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote would make a great introduction to the Hot Octopuss family of sex toys for those who enjoy using penis strokers by themselves, and/or with their partner. It packs a lot of power for the size, and is fantastic value at the price, although it must be remembered that this smaller unit offers vibrating motors rather than the Pulse Plate (oscillating plate) technology of the larger Hot Octopuss Pulse toys.
On the plus side, the Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote is small, lightweight, easy to use, rechargeable, comes with a storage bag, powerful, inclusive, fully waterproof (even the remote) and costs less than the Pulse 3 Solo and Duo. The not so good? It’s very noisy, the vibrations travel through the hand during use, you can’t switch the toy on or off via the remote, and the buttons on the toy can be quite uncomfortable during use.
The Hot Octopuss Pocket Pulse Remote is imminently affordable considering its versatility, portability, high quality finish and pleasure potential. You can buy yours from hotoctopuss.com for just £75 (compared to £119 for the Hot Octopuss Pulse 3 Duo), or opt for the Pocket Pulse without a remote control for just £69.
Many thanks to Hot Octopuss for sending their Pocket Pulse Remote to us for review.
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