We-Vibe Wand Vibrator Review: The Super Smart, App-Controlled Wand Vibe

10 out of 10
Price:
£160.00
Brand:
We-Vibe
Materials:
Silicone

We-Vibe Wand Vibrator Review

When I was offered the We-Vibe Wand Vibrator for my fair and honest review here at the Cara Sutra sex blog, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. This is partly due to my preference to avoid as much promotional blurb about a sex toy as I can before I review it, as I like to form my own opinions without that subconscious influence, and partly because what I did know about it seemed too good to be true. A smart wand vibrator by We-Vibe which is cordless during use, fully waterproof, comes with attachments and has an app. Would it be powerful enough for me? Would the app be a nightmare to use? Would I need to sit an exam before I felt qualified enough to use such a technologically advanced piece of orgasm gear? Let’s start at the beginning…

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Packaging

The We-Vibe Wand Vibrator box is impressively huge, colourful, professionally designed and full of graphics and information about the vibrating wand sex toy within.

There’s a concise but thorough description of what you can expect from the vibrator, making note of the special Smart Silence feature. The wand vibe senses when it’s close to your skin – or not – and turns on and off automatically. The wand is 100% waterproof, which is always a hugely welcome bonus feature.

Excitingly, this wand vibrator connects with the We-Vibe Connect app for easy, innovative and intimacy-enhancing couple’s fun whether you’re in the same room or maintaining the passion in your relationship over long distance.

The toy is made from body safe silicone which is free from BPA & phthalates and doesn’t contain latex. It’s rechargeable with the included USB lead, and cordless during use. Finally, there’s a 2-year warranty for added peace of mind – just as you’d expect from a top spec, luxurious sex toy brand like We-Vibe.

What’s In The Box

Inside the box I found the We-Vibe Wand Vibrator, the USB/magnetic connect charging lead and the instruction leaflet which unfolds and is mostly graphics-based (there’s a full downloadable manual at the We-Vibe website). There was also a separate box which contained the two teal silicone attachments for use with the wand if the user wishes. There’s the ‘Feathery Attachment’, which is a fluttery ring style that I was looking forward to trying out for erogenous zone and (let’s face it, mainly) clitoral stimulation. The other one is the ‘Stroker Attachment’ which is for penis masturbation.

I love that two attachments are included with the purchase of the We-Vibe Wand. Their inclusion adds fantastic value, and saves trying to hunt around for compatible, body safe attachments (although the wand head has been designed so the size is compatible with standard wand attachments). Not only that, but the styles chosen are inclusive. They can be used and enjoyed by people of all genders and all bodily anatomy types.

Measurements

The We-Vibe Wand Vibrator is what I’d call a ‘full size wand’. The overall length is 12.5 inches, of which 9 is the handle and 3.5 is the head and ‘neck’. The maximum circumference of the head is 7.25 inches.

Charging Up

As I’ve mentioned, the We-Vibe Wand is a rechargeable wand vibrator and comes with the magnetic attach/USB charging lead in the box. I’m so happy that the charging lead also has a little tag stating it’s for the We-Vibe Wand as well; I end up with so many charging leads about the place and I forget which lead is for what toy (or other electronic item)!

Plug the USB end into any USB port. I tend to use the ones on my PC while I’m in the office (which can be locked while I’m out of the room), or the multi USB to mains plug (available separately: USA / UK) I keep by the bed. The other end of the lead attaches with two metal connectors to two corresponding metal areas on the base of the wand’s handle. A white LED slowly blinks behind the power button on the handle while it’s charging, which changes to emit a steady glow once it’s fully charged. A full charge from zero takes about 2 hours.

During Use

The Wand By Itself

I must admit I didn’t read through the accompanying material – or even the box blurb – before my first session with the We-Vibe Wand –well, I’d just unpacked and charged a gorgeous, full-size, silicone wand from a famously effective brand, I was a little impatient to get started! Therefore, it was a little baffling when I pressed the power button to turn it on, but the vibrations didn’t start… until I held the wand against my skin. Pulling it away to check it out, the vibrations stopped again. Ohh… it senses when it’s close to or away from your skin and turns on or off respectively! Very clever.

The We-Vibe Wand Vibrator is also fully waterproof, which is a huge advantage. There aren’t many supremely powerful wand vibrators out there which are both cordless during use AND waterproof. It means I can enjoy my wand in the warmth and privacy of a shower, as well as not having to worry about fully submerging the wand while I’m thoroughly cleaning it between uses.

Was it powerful enough for me? Fuck, yes. Absolutely. That said, the vibrations can also be lowered to a whisper of a rumble for those who are more sensitive than I. The vibrations are deliciously rumbly – obviously more rumbly the lower the power intensity, but still not high-frequency ‘angry wasp’ buzz on the highest intensity setting.

Smart Silence Technology

After a closer look into the wand’s various features, I found out that this particular feature is We-Vibe’s Smart Silence technology. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not, as I usually like to be in full control of the vibrations, their strength, and if they’re ‘on’ or ‘off’ via buttons I press myself – but it worked fantastically well for me.

Some past, cheaper, and less effective wand vibrators have had their vibrations muffled and dampened when I press the head against my clitoral area during masturbation, which I hate. I don’t want to have to hold a vibrator somewhat away from myself, or just lightly against myself, when I’m trying to rock up to a powerful orgasm. With the Smart Silence feature, the We-Vibe Wand Vibrator stayed as powerful as ever even when pressed tightly against my clit and clenched between the apex of my thighs.

Once I was done, and my climax ebbed away, I didn’t have to struggle to locate a ‘down’ or ‘off’ button. Moving the wand head away from my body stopped the vibrations and gave me that instant relief, a chance to just relish the afterglow.

The Buttons 

This wand’s operation buttons are quite different to other vibrators I’ve tried. The on/off button (a circle) is fairly simple; press and hold to switch on. A white LED glows behind the button when it’s on, but this is difficult to see behind your finger – I would rather this feedback LED had been a little above the button so it’s easier to tell when it’s on/off/in standby for Bluetooth connection.

Above the main power button is a large indented area which starts with a squiggle button. This is used to change the setting of the vibration when using the toy by itself – ie. not controlling the settings/vibration intensity via the app.

Just above the squiggle/settings button is a plus and minus symbol to either side of a raised nodule. This raised nodule is like a switch or lever; during use you press on it from whichever direction to either raise or lower the vibration intensity. I keep getting mixed up as to whether pushing up on the + or down on to it from the other side means I’m raising the vibration strength during use, but it’s quickly apparent while I’m using it whether I’ve got muddled.

There are ten different vibrating settings available, which includes the constant vibration mode – my favourite. I’m still not a big fan of pulsing and oscillating vibrations, but I’m aware other people do like them, so… enjoy!

With the Feathery Attachment

Again, really wasn’t sure I’d enjoy this included feature of the We-Vibe Wand. 1) I love pressing the wand head pretty hard against myself, rather than teasing vibrations which flutter, and 2) this attachment reminded me of the Sqweel but with vibrations through the silicone instead of a mechanised rotation to simulate oral sex.

In reality, trying the wand with this feathery attachment was a genuine revelation. The supremely soft and supple silicone ‘tongues’ flutter with such a powerful intensity during use that the sensation against my clit was instantly mesmerising, highly stimulating and brought me to orgasm shockingly fast. I didn’t even have time to deliberate over pulling the wand head closer into and against my body; I didn’t have any need to. The vibration intensity, heightened by being conducted through the silicone material, felt higher in frequency than it did through the wand head against my skin without an attachment. A little like the world’s best bullet vibrator combined with oral or a ‘bean-flick’ from a sex robot. It’s difficult to describe. Suffice to say, it worked for me.

With the Stroker Attachment

Couldn’t test this one out myself, unfortunately! This attachment is for penis masturbation, and although I couldn’t feel the effects of it myself, I certainly enjoyed being a part of the testing process with my man 😉

He thoroughly enjoyed using the We-Vibe Wand with the penis stroker attachment (with some water-based lubricant), although we had to keep the vibrations on the lower intensities. Unlike myself, he does quite like the oscillating vibration, which he found tantalisingly teasing and helped him reach that wonderfully breathless stage.

During the shared masturbation session, he found it became quite difficult to think about holding the sizeable wand and figuring out the settings on the handle, as well as enjoying the intense stimulation. I was happy to –literally- lend a hand, and the We-Connect app (we’ll discuss that in more detail in a moment) really came into its own here. I could adapt the vibrating setting and intensity from within the app on a phone screen rather than trying to hold the wand and fiddle with the buttons while the attachment was stimulating him.

He said that it doesn’t feel that penis stimulation is the primary purpose of the We-Vibe Wand, but like me he felt it’s a welcome, inclusive touch to have the penis stroker attachment included in the box. I’m not sure if those with a penis would purchase the We-Vibe Wand Vibrator just for penis masturbation fun when there are other options out there with penis stim as their primary purpose. For those in a relationship where someone has a penis, though, it’s a great addition – and an extremely effective one.

Both the attachments are happily made with body-safe silicone, and rather cleverly have a We-Vibe brand ‘wave’ symbol on the inner rim. This can be lined up with the corresponding We-Vibe ‘wave’ symbol indented on the wand’s head. It helps you know where you’re intended to position the attachment, and probably helps keep it in position during use as well. Of course, that depends on how vigorous you get during play!

Via The We-Connect App

We-Vibe’s We-Connect app has a whole host of features which make operating and enjoying the We-Vibe Wand Vibrator fun and easy. It took some time to figure out how to connect my wand to the app, which is because I thought I’d put the wand into the required standby mode but it wasn’t. When it was in the right mode to connect to the app via Bluetooth, the white LED behind the power button flashed repeatedly – this was difficult to see because of the issue I mentioned earlier. My finger is over the button while the LED behind is lighting up. Anyway – I got there eventually, and it paired with the app no problem once in the right mode.

So what can you do with the We-Vibe Wand Vibrator via the We-Connect app?

  • Operate the wand, turning it on or off with the play/pause button.
  • Increase or decrease the vibration intensity of whatever setting you choose, by using your finger to pull the ‘wave’ on the screen up or down.
  • Scroll through and select a different vibrating pattern, with a swipe motion left or right.
  • Check your wand vibrator’s current charge level.
  • Set a PIN for added security.
  • Turn the Smart Silence feature on or off.
  • Limit the maximum intensity level of your We-Vibe Wand with a slider in Settings.
  • Set a sleep timeout for your We-Vibe vibrator.
  • Force disconnect your We-Vibe sex toy from the app, or reset it to factory settings.
  • Create a personalised vibrating setting from the single or dual motor styles available. You can set the intensity and duration.
  • Connect to a partner – this requires your partner to also have the We-Connect app and accept your request. Then you can see when they’re on or offline, interact via the wand vibrator and more.
  • Switch to a different We-Vibe toy that you’ve paired with the We-Connect app.
  • Toggle your app usage data, notifications and view the privacy police and license agreement.

In the past I haven’t been a fan of sex toys with apps. This is because the early sex toy apps were clunky, the toys often didn’t pair with the app easily, and overall the apps didn’t feel easy or fun to use. The We-Connect app shows an enormous improvement on those early types. The wand pairs easily once in the correct standby mode, and the app itself is sleekly designed, easy to figure out and use, with great usability and clear navigation.

I didn’t feel forced to get into any complexities which impeded the fun I had with my We-Vibe Wand, I could just use the app in place of the operation buttons on the toy itself which made my play sessions smoother and simpler. My partner and I live together so we don’t use the long-distance play options the We-Connect app offers, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy it while we’re in the same room together… Handing him the phone while I’m pressing the wand to myself or allowing him to take full control of both the app and the wand against me, is thrillingly sexy. It actually leads me to a faster, more powerful orgasm.

Likewise, when we’re enjoying using the We-Vibe Wand on him – as I mentioned earlier – the app makes it so much easier to change up and control the vibrations he feels through the penis stroker attachment. There’s no awkward fumbling for buttons on the handle which could ruin the moment, he or I can raise or lower the vibration intensity, or change the vibrating pattern, or even turn the vibrations off entirely if necessary, at the touch of a button or flick of the screen. Brilliant!

We-Vibe Wand Review Video

I hope you enjoy this little video below, where I demonstrate the operation & some of the settings of the We-Vibe Smart Wand Vibrator, how the attachments work, and a little of the We-Connect app, too.

Summary

If you’re looking for the most technologically advanced wand vibrator in the world right now which is also orgasmically powerful and easy to use, in my opinion the We-Vibe Wand Vibrator is it. I don’t know any other wand vibrator which offers the same wondrous wealth of features as this wand by We-Vibe.

The We-Vibe Wand is:

  • Made with smooth, body safe silicone
  • Rechargeable
  • Cordless during use
  • Fully waterproof
  • Quiet during use
  • Curved for comfort
  • Multi-functional with various vibration settings and intensities to please sensitive types as well as power Queens
  • Versatile thanks to both its general, all-over-body stimulating style and the inclusion of two fully silicone attachments which are inclusive in design
  • Superbly smart with We-Vibe’s Smart Silence proximity-detect technology
  • Easy to use either via the push-lever operation on the handle or with the We-Connect app
  • Technologically advanced while remaining easy to use for all types of orgasm hunters and lovers
  • Able to be used from anywhere in the world via the We-Connect app, which enables shared intimacy and fun for long-distance lovers
  • Sleekly designed, luxurious and modern

I absolutely love this wand vibrator and think it’s worth every penny of its price tag. An absolutely top of the range wand vibrator which gives you precisely what you want every time, whether you’re a vibrator newbie, unashamed power Queen, pleasure-loving single or adventurous couple seeking close proximity or long-distance shared sexy fun.

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2 COMMENTS

    • Hello!

      It depends what you want, specifically. The Hitachi is great for a plug-in and go, easy to use, no frills but a bunch of power type toy. The We-Vibe Wand has all that, but it’s sleek, high tech, has the app and Smart Silence feature, it’s quieter, cordless, waterproof and LOADS of other features. I’d personally go for the We-Vibe Wand over the Hitachi!
      Hope this helps – have fun!

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