Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review | Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator Tool

Price:
£114.99
Brand:
ROCKBOX
Materials:
Plastic, TPE

Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review

By Cara Sutra

You can’t claim to know Lovehoney well without having heard of the ROCKBOX sex toys. I never had the chance to try the first version, but after some begging and wailing in Lovehoney’s general direction they kindly agreed to send me this Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 vibrator free of charge in exchange for this fair and honest review. Thanks Lovehoney!

Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review by Cara Sutra Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator Tool

The Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 is part of the Rockbox range of sex toys made by Lovehoney. The branding has connotations of power tools, no doubt picking up on joke comparisons and honing in on customers’ desire for the next most powerful vibrator ever. The other item still in the Rockbox range is the Rockbox Finger but after taking a close look at one, thanks to a friend, I decided against trying it for myself due to problems with the design.

The Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 however – mains powered vibrating power which emulates a power tool? Yes please!

Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review by Cara Sutra Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator Tool

Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review by Cara Sutra Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator Tool

The Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 vibrator comes in an appropriately power tool looking box, similar to Black & Decker but in different branding colours, obviously. There’s claims and details all round the box as well as the main product images.

Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review by Cara Sutra Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator Tool

Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review by Cara Sutra Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator Tool

Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review by Cara Sutra Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator Tool

Inside the box sits the Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 vibrator in a see through bag, as well as an instruction leaflet and the plug in (via jackpin) mains lead. There’s an adaptor to EU. The Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 vibrator comes with a flat attachment on at first (this is the one the folk with cock and balls and use to stimulate themselves) which is easy to slide off allowing you to slide the ‘tongue’ shaped one (the one for folk with a vulva) on in its place.

Sadly, the tongue attachment is made from TPE which is less than ideal – being a porous material it is prone to harbouring any bacteria even after cleaning, and I have found that the material is not as resilient over years of regular use.

Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review by Cara Sutra Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator Tool

Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review by Cara Sutra Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator Tool

It took me some time to figure what the instructions meant about plugging in the jackpin and curling it round the little hook beside it – my spatial awareness and ability to move things round in my head is limited, so, just like when I’m reading a map I was turning the diagram round and round trying to figure if both it and the toy were facing in the right direction so I had the cord looped the right way. Eventually I managed it. Go, me!

Apparently you have to loop the lead under this hook because the power of the vibrations might shake it out during use. How exciting! If it was powerful enough to shake out its own power lead I was sure to love it. Right?

Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review by Cara Sutra Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator Tool

I was really quite excited to get going with the Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Vibrator, and what’s more, I didn’t even have to wait overnight for it to charge up. Plug in and I was ready to go from a few minutes after opening the box. Nice.

The power of the vibrations is adjusted and controlled by the dial switch below the handle of the Rockbox 2 vibrator.

I turned it on at the lowest setting of the dial (it’s not a notch type dial it’s just a smooth twist action) by pushing in the big square main power button under the handle.

So what are those teeth chattering, power tool vibrations like? Did this vibrator ROCK my BOX?

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For the first moment or two I didn’t think the vibrator was even on. At the lowest setting there’s barely a whisper and there’s certainly no oscillation of the tongue shaped clip on accessory until you read another part turn of the dial to increase the power. Once the stimulating add-on was moving back and forth in what promised to be a powerful motion, I was mollified – at least, for the moment.

The trouble was, I was expecting a lot more power out of the Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 vibrator than it seems to be able to give me. I’ve dabbled with it in a few ways, from that first frenetic and urgent need for a ROCKBOX 2 orgasm right then and there in the office (joys of a home office!) to getting cosied in bed, to trying it out after a candlelit massage, to using it after a spanking, to my partner using it on me. It’s… ok. Even on the top setting, it’s just ok.

That’s not ok.

Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 Review by Cara Sutra Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator Tool

The top level of power isn’t enough to get me to orgasm. it seems like the power *would* be enough to get me to orgasm, but it’s the wrong type of motion, motor… I don’t know. In any case it’s just not working for me -sad face-

Reading up a little after my problems (because I was so sure this toy should give me an orgasm) I see it’s advisable not to rush straight into the top end of power but to build up from the start, take your time and settle into the pleasure. But this didn’t work for me either.

One of the major factors running against my chances of orgasm is the weight of the thing. Great if you’re the bodybuilding type, but to just hold the big thing there, with the tongue at the right place? Ow, my arm.

For me, the Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 vibrator is a gimmicky let-down. The power tool connotation has obviously been used to brilliant effect on the product shape design and the packaging, but the type of power from the motor seems to be the sort which would work equally well (or better perhaps?) in a wand vibrator. Perhaps a wand vibrator was just a little bit too like other products already made though, whereas a vibrating power tool for men (with the right attachment) or women would get much more attention. The fact the power lead has to be hooked around an external hook to keep the product working during use also smacks a little of hasty manufacture or rushed design with less than adequate components.

The Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 vibrator certainly got my attention for the reasons listed but sadly – as it’s never given me an orgasm or even got me close – it’s back to the drawing board on this one. It’s the amount of frustration the vibrator has given me as much as the end result of using it; if I’d spent over £100 on this sex toy I’d be sending it back as right now it’s nothing more than a slightly weird ornament by the side of the bed.

If you did want to try it out for yourself, you can buy the Lovehoney ROCKBOX 2 vibrator here at Lovehoney for £114.99.

 

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