When We-Vibe first announced the release of the Rave, I have to say that I was excited. It was, at the time, the toy that I was most excited about – I couldn’t wait for the release date to roll around. Most of this is because We-Vibe produce some of my favourite toys; the We-Vibe 4 Plus enabled my OH to control my orgasms from 3,440 miles away. And my most used and the only toy that I own in multiples of the hugely popular Tango bullet vibrator. Because of both of these toys I expected HUGE things from the Rave. Not only did I hope it had the impressive rumbling power of the Tango, I knew it also had the APP technology of the 4 Plus in cooperated, meaning that the OH could once again control my orgasms. I’m not going to lie, I may have squeed like a child when I initially saw all of the information about this.
You’ll notice that the shape of the Rave is eerily similar to that of the Laid stone/silicone dildos. I did inquire about this with my contact at We-Vibe and was advised that Standard Innovations purchased the Laid company in 2015 and it was the designer behind the Laid products who had designed the Rave.
The packaging for the Rave is the same packaging used for the Tango – it actually seems to be the standard packaging for We-Vibe toys released over the past few years. While the packaging is the same as the Tango, I’m really happy that the Rave doesn’t have the same charging facility. If you own the Tango, you know how much of a bitch it can be to charge it. The charging on the Rave comes in the form of a push-in charger, so when it’s on charge it doesn’t disconnect as much. The problem with this type of charging is that the device isn’t waterproof, it’s only splash proof; this is rather disappointing. Since I generally don’t use many toys in the shower, though, it’s not a huge issue for me.
Coated in velvety smooth silicone, the Rave has an overall length of 7.5 inches of which approximately 4inches is insertable. You (or your partner) can control the vibrator either by the We-Vibe APP or you can use the buttons that are located on the handle. Honestly, though, I find the buttons on the handle to be incredibly stiff and rather frustrating to use, so that even when I use this toy solo I do so using the APP. As mentioned earlier, I explained that the Rave has an almost identical shape to the Laid dildos, meaning that it has an asymmetrical shape. While this can seem a little strange for a vibrator, it really works in the Rave’s favour.
The Rave has 10 different vibration modes. I never use the patterned vibrations on a toy, I’ve only ever used them on my Electra Stim Kegel Balls, but for vibrators – be it clitoral or insertable – patterned vibrations don’t do anything for me. But the vibrations on this vibrator are amazing, they’re exactly what I hoped for when I learned about this toy. They’re strong, rumbling and everything that vibrations in a vibrator should be.
The Rave vibrator is everything that the Laid stone dildo is not, in terms of being able to thrust it. I had issues with the Laid dildo due to it being slippery. Even though silicone can be slippery, it’s still not as bad as stone, meaning that I can actually thrust the Rave vibrator where I couldn’t with the Laid. Although the shape of the Rave makes it a little difficult to hold. Surprisingly though, I prefer not to thrust it. I found that the incredibly strong vibrations coupled with rocking back and forth and from side to side (interchangeably) worked a lot better at massaging my G-Spot. With this vibrator and with the Tango on my clit, I was in ‘power queen’ heaven.
The Rave is marketed as a solo use toy but, since it can be used with the We-Vibe APP, it can also be used by those of us in a Long Distance Relationship. Granted, it’s not as ‘easy’ to use as the We-Vibe 4 Plus – since I had to thrust/rock it manually – but it still feels great when the OH controls the vibration speeds. (Albeit frustrating, when he decides to turn them off right at the crucial moment.) The working of the APP is pretty long and I’ve (Reenie has) taken a ton of screen shots, so if you’d like the information on the APP, how it works and how well it works, you can find the info HERE.
I’m impressed with the Rave. It’s a beautiful vibrator and it’s incredibly powerful. Being paired with the APP technology, I really do think the price tag of £84.95 is well worth it.
This item was sent to me from We-Vibe in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links have been used within this post.