I sent my friend the Tantus Rumble to review as I felt he and his girlfriend would give the Rumble a better chance than I would. When I received the Rumble and turned it on I instantly knew that the vibrations wasn’t going to work for me, so I sent it away to have a (hopefully) better life.
I’ve always been a fan of Tantus, the build quality in their products is excellent, and so I was more than happy to review the Tantus Rumble wireless wand when offered by Star (plus 3 additional attachments which are sold separate).
Now this is going to be a different review to usual as I have used the Rumble predominantly with my partner and so I’m mainly reviewing it based on her opinion of the toy. Normally I review toys from my own experience, but other than to arouse myself I don’t find much use for the Rumble. Some of the attachments are theoretically insertable but I will discuss that later…
My first impression of the Tantus Rumble was excitement. The box looks sleek and stylish which makes sense as the Rumble clocks in at $129.99. The interior of the box was fitted foam in which the Rumble sat snug. Part of the foam is removable to access the charging cable and instructions. The attachments I received were the Rumble Convertible Head ($21), Rumble Spoon Head ($29.00) and Rumble Dorado Head ($24).
Moving on to the specs, the Tantus Rumble has 7 speeds – low, medium, high, fast pulse, slow pulse, building pulse and descending pulse, most if not all the time myself and my partner used it on the high setting but that’s normal for pretty much any toy I use. The head is flexible which makes it great to find just the right angle.
The Rumble measures in at roughly 23 centimetres in length from the base of the handle to the top of the head. The handle is roughly 3.2cm in circumference at its widest and the button panel is 9.5cm in length set into the handle. The head (which is more important) is approximately 4cm in height and roughly 9cm in circumference which leaves the Rumble looking small but with a head large and wide enough to get the job done. The Convertible head has an additional ~5cm insertible ribbed attachment which is 5.5cm in circumference. The Dorado head has a strange fin flipper on it which is 0.5cmm thick at its widest and is roughly 8cm in length. Finally the Spoon attachment has a rounded 6.5cm insertable module with a slightly larger head which is 6.7cm in diameter at the shaft and 7.3cm on the head.
The build quality on the Tantus is amazing, the wand handle is made of two materials. One is the shiny blue plastic front piece which feels good quality and the other makes up the ergonomic grip. The material is soft and easy to hold, and is the same material the buttons are made of, which seems to be some form of plastic. The Tantus heads are made from 100% high quality silicone and they feel amazing. With proper cleaning they feel soft to the touch and the head glides over your skin. The heads attach to the wand via Vac-u-lock and it is incredibly easy and satisfying to slip them on and off with a gently “whump” sound.
The buttons are very cool on the Rumble for a few reasons. Firstly, it is clear from the placement of the buttons that Tantus know what they are doing. There are three buttons on the Rumble. Three. Big. Buttons. That might seem not worth mentioning until you look at other toys. When you’re scrambling for the power off button covered in lubricant and bodily fluids you’re really going to appreciate a lit up button. The power button turns it on and off and it’s located near the head. The settings are controlled by the plus and minus buttons which rest at the other end of the handle. This makes it nearly impossible to accidentally turn the thing off right before the climax, which is clearly what Tantus had in mind.
Did I mention the buttons light up? It’s the little touches that make a product premium quality. The buttons light up which make them easy to see in the dark, but it doesn’t stop there. On the alternating speed settings the brightness of the damn buttons changes to match the power. That is some meticulous design there, Tantus.
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The Tantus Rumble Wand is completely wireless, which is great for manoeuvrability. The battery lasts for hours upon hours. Tantus’ website clams 4.5 hours and whilst I never timed it, there was never an occasion where it ran out during use. The charger is also micro usb and so compatible with most phone chargers (unless you use an iphone).
Cleaning is actually incredibly simple with the Rumble. All it takes is an intimate wipe (or in my cheap ass’ case, a baby wipe) after each use. It really is as simple as that, the material is such high quality that I have never spent more than 30 seconds wiping the whole thing over regardless of how ridiculous I’ve been with the lube and/or body butter.
The attachments are vac-u-lock and are easy to remove and clean underneath, and on top of this the Rumble doesn’t seem to have any of the usual nook and cranny seams which accrue dirt and evil. Overall, no complaints on this front.
The wand is NOT waterproof, so I would avoid submerging it and stick to wet wipes, however. Worth noting as I nearly dumped mine in the sink with all the other incriminating toys.
Now we get on to the juicy, all important details – the Rumble in action. After clicking on the Rumble and playing through the settings we decided the 3rd setting, high, was the only way to fly. The other settings are OK, the first setting is quite low, decent for arousal but not really that great at getting my partner where she needed to go, and the second medium setting was not too bad but the 3rd setting did the job every time. Prior to this the only wand we have used was the Lovehoney Wand which was mains powered and there were significant differences. Where a mains powered wand has a lot of kick and can certainly elicit a body shaking orgasm the Rumble is a gentle, more subtle beast. It is true the Rumble does not give out the same vibrations but what it offers instead is a deep, intimate orgasm which builds for longer. I would probably say the vibrations were lower than we are used to but they still get the job done.
The advantages to the cordless Rumble wand are that you can manoeuvre the head wherever it needs to go without being constrained by a power cord snaking across the bed, not to mention with the design the head is able to flex when needed. The ergonomic handle makes it perfect for my partner to use it solo (or hold it there during the main course) or for myself to use on her at my discretion. The only negative thing I would say is that due to the head being rather wide, certain positions were not viable, such as missionary, but it was perfectly good in doggy.
As I mentioned earlier I did get the chance to try out the alternate heads for the Rumble, and the Spoon and Convertible heads are both insertable. Both myself and my partner tried inserting the heads but I found that they were small and did not reach my p-spot, and perhaps more disappointingly they did not seem to transmit the heavy vibration which emitted from the main body of the toy. My partner commented that the Convertible allows you to attach dildos with the Vac-u-lock design but the vibrations didn’t travel well and the dildo was best left used alone without the hindrance of the Rumble. The Spoon attachment although curved towards her g-spot it did not get deep enough to hit it. She also agreed that the vibrations did not transmit fully to the insertable parts of the head and so we found the heads were not useful when compared with the standard head. The head I have not mentioned is the Dorado, which is a strange flipper device. The general aim is to run this back and forth across the front of the pussy but again the vibration, my partner decided, was inferior to the standard head.
There is a rather hefty price tag on the Rumble as mentioned earlier and I don’t know if I would pay $129.99 for it. Whilst the build quality screams that it is a premium, luxury sex toy the vibrations could be stronger. The power is still good but it would be nice to have a motor within the Rumble with a little more roar.
In all honesty I wouldn’t bother with the additional heads, not unless you want to really spend a day just working out the subtler parts of pleasure, as the standard head seems better in use and the price tag on the additional heads is rather high.
Overall the Rumble is a beautifully designed wand which seems sleek, refined and well made. The build quality is fantastic, the features lovingly thought up and intuitive and the silicone luxurious and silky to the touch. The rechargeable battery and cordless handle make it very portable and dynamic in the bedroom, particularly when coupled with the flexible head, and the Rumble is small enough to carry around in a travel bag.
The Rumble is available from Tantus. This item was purchased by myself and I sent it to a friend. Affiliate links have been used in this post.