A rechargeable vibrator is designed to be plugged in for a period of time to gain a charge, and then can be used without being plugged in. Most rechargeable vibrators take between 7-12 hours to charge and hold their charge for anywhere from 30 minutes to five hours.
In the past few years, many luxury sex toy manufacturers have begun making rechargeable vibrators that are both powerful and durable. Indeed, the main benefit of the rechargeable vibrator is that it combines the strength of a plug-in electric vibrator and the freedom of a battery vibrator. Rechargeable vibrators also reduce the need for batteries (a benefit in terms of cost and the environment).
Rechargeable vibrators come in a wide range of styles and functions. Some are made for just for external stimulation while others can be used for penetration as well. Many of the rechargeable vibrators feature multiple speed settings and different styles of vibration (e.g. pulsing, ascending/descending). The best designed among them also feature innovative control mechanisms.
Rechargeable Vibrator Pros:
- Stronger vibrations than battery vibrators
- Usually are are more durable and of better quality
- Often come with warranties (at least one year)
- New designs are more ergonomic and comfortable for solo or partner play
- Eliminates the need for batteries
Rechargeable Vibrator Cons:
- More expensive than battery vibrators
- While selection is growing, still fewer models than battery vibrators
- Charge can (and will) run out at the worst possible time
When choosing a rechargeable vibrator make sure you know the limits of the warranty offered, how long it takes to charge, and how long it holds its charge. Beyond that, the choices are personal and based on what you’d like to use the vibrator for, the shape, size, and color. Some of the top vibrator designers are making rechargeable vibrators so the selection from a function and aesthetic perspective is wide.