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Toyfriend Bubbly

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Updated July 29, 2012

Toyfriend Bubbly Vibrator Babeland.com

The Bottom Line

Based on the premise that for some, a vibrator is like a best friend (or maybe more like best friend with benefits), the Toyfriend line of vibrators offers products that are as powerful, functional, and thoughtfully designed as they are cute and adorable. Bubbly is a versatile, battery powered, silicone vibrator, suitable for both external and internal use, good for all body parts, sizes, and shapes, and well priced, for the quality. It's three graduated spheres and five function motor will inspire as much frivolity as it's bright magenta body and bubbly design. An excellent choice for starter or mid-career vibrator lovers.

Pros

  • Smooth, seamless surface feels great and is easy to clean.
  • Simple single push button control on the base.
  • Five setting motor offers a good range from mild to BAM.
  • Bright color and non-representative shape offer alternative to sex toys that look like a body part.
  • Useful stand for drying and storage is included.

Cons

  • Not all the designs are as versatile, some shapes can be frustrating for some preferences.
  • Better quality material but quality of the motor is unknown.
  • Volume is notable (but not completely distracting.

Description

  • A hard plastic vibrator encased in silicone, 7 1/2" long by 1 1/4" wide.
  • Push button control on base cycles through two speeds and three pulsation settings.
  • Solid silicone tip has a series of three graduated spheres.
  • Takes two "AAA" batteries (included). Manufacturer indicates toy will run for two hours before battery replacement is needed.
  • Available in magenta only (other models available in other colors).
  • Comes with a hard plastic stand for easy and clean storage.

Guide Review - 
Toyfriend Bubbly

As the sex toy market grows it was inevitable (and not necessarily bad) that companies would distinguish themselves based on aesthetics and marketing more than hardware innovation, which, after all, is a tough thing to do when most vibrators only need to do one thing to succeed. And so it is that a new company, Tickler Ltd., has introduced this series of "personality" vibrators, called Toyfriends, each with their own unique shape, color, and back story (according to the product literature, the Toyfriend Bubbly, the focus of this review, is a vibrator with balls, both literal and metaphoric).

Whether you want your vibrator to come with a full personality out of the box or not, Bubbly delivers on most of the promises made by it's maker. It's a powerful vibrator, thoughtfully designed and good for both external stimulation and penetration. It's smooth and seamless and the silicone has a pleasant to the touch soft finish. The design allows it to be immersible, which means you can use it in water and also clean it easily.

There are a few other thoughtful design features worth noting. The single push button control cycles through five settings (low vibration, high vibration, and three pulsation settings). But once the vibrator is on, pressing the button once only switches it to the next setting, in order to turn the toy off, you have to press and hold for a few seconds. This is a welcome feature for people who like to change the setting while using it, but don't want to have to remember how many clicks they are from the off setting. All the Toyfriend vibrators also come with their own acrylic stand for vibrator storage. Not everyone will have a space to stand their vibrator up in, but it's actually a cleaner way of storing the toy, and for those who have the privacy, and enjoy the aesthetics, it's much nicer than a dusty drawer in a night stand.

It's hard to know much about the quality of the motor, and the only information about a warranty is online, where the manufacturer doesn't specify a time limit for returns on defective merchandise. But given the better quality of the materials, Toyfriends offer a good mid-range price for a better quality vibrator. And if you could put a price tag on cute, than Bubbly would be the deal of the year.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by Babeland.com. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy.

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