We-Vibe 4 Plus adds a dimension of play and connectivity to the conventional couple’s vibrator. The U-shaped vibrator includes a remote for quick control, but the big thing on connectivity is the app. This vibrator can be controlled via a mobile phone app, either connected directly through Bluetooth, or via internet access from all over the world. The latter obviously is a play at couples in a long distance relationship, or perhaps just for some inventive play by couples. In any case, the We-Vibe app gives this toy an interesting dimension.
While the app is a nice touch, let’s go on and see how effective it really is, and what it offers. Let’s see what makes this vibrator worth the effort and cost with our We-Vibe 4 Plus review.
We-Vibe 4 Plus — My First Impressions
The packaging is nice and discreet. While the vibrator is pictured on the box, there are no obnoxious pornstar or over-the-top images. Overall, a pleasing aesthetic. You could very well imagine this was a nice gadget you ordered (it technically is), and the packaging matches your expectations. Moving on, opening the package takes you to the following contents:
- We-Vibe 4 Plus Couples Vibrator
- We-Vibe 4 Plus Remote
- Storage Case with charging base
The storage case is a pretty amazing addition. It holds the vibrator and its remote discreetly, and allows wireless charging of the device. So, your We-Vibe 4 Plus couples vibrator can actually charge while it is stored. Plus, the case itself is non-intrusive and looks pretty much like a random gadget standing on the bedside table. In any case, it is more discreet than having your vibrator out and lying around as it is charged. There’s also room for the remote, and keeping things arranged makes stuff that much more simple. You can say my first impressions have been pretty favorable.
We-Vibe 4 Vs. We-Vibe 4 Plus
It’s the battle of the variants, what has changed between the models? To answer rather simply, not much. The biggest difference between the two models is the way you control them. After it has been turned on, the We-Vibe 4 can be controlled through the included We-Vibe remote. The same works for the We-Vibe 4 Plus as well, although apart from the report, it allows control through the We-vibe app. Available for the iOS as well as Android, the We-Connect app allows control of the vibrator from around the world, provided both parties have good, stable internet connections.
The same line of small differences can also be seen with another model, the We-Vibe Sync. This model is practically the same as We-Vibe 4 Plus, though it includes a little flexibility for the insertable end, making it easier to adjust it at the G-spot.
We-Vibe 4 Plus Couples Vibrator — Features And Functions
We-Vibe 4 Plus is covered in silicone. That makes it nice and smooth to touch, and it is phthalate free, non-absorbent, and completely body safe. The thicker end of the We-vibe vibrator is placed over the clitoris, while the thinner and flat side is inserted and goes into the vagina.
There’s also a small design flaw here: once you lube up the vibrator and insert it, you have to push the button to power it on. Pressing the power button on this slippery vibrator can be a bit of a chore. Oh, and remember not to use a silicone-based lube with your silicone sex toys, use a water-based lube for this one.
Once the vibrator is turned on, you can control it via the We-vibe remote, or through the We-vibe app. The vibrations are fairly strong, and the combo stimulation of the clitoris and the g-spot works excellent. There’s a good chance you will climax in a few minutes. While it is marked a couples vibrator, it is amazing for going solo as well. In fact, it is perhaps best that you go solo first and find the vibration style you like. The We-Vibe 4 Plus comes with 5 pre-programmed patterns and speed/intensity settings, so take your time finding your favorite. It is way more convenient than running through patterns to find the best one while having sex.
We-Vibe 4 Plus can be a bit awkward at first while having sex. Having a penis as well as a vibrator inside may take time to adjust. It is very likely that the man takes some time to adjust to another object, as well as the vibrations. While the couple is supposed to share the vibrations, many men take time responding to vibrations at the upper side of the penis.
The We-Vibe remote is the simple, and perhaps the primary way to control the vibrator. It is fairly small, slightly larger than a car key fob and very sleek. Four buttons on the remote control the pattern and intensity settings on the vibrator, and while it cannot turn on the We-Vibe 4 Plus, the remote can turn the vibrator off.
The remote has a maximum range of three meters, or about 20 feet. That gives you and your partner a lot of room to play and experiment. Unfortunately, it’s not that great for public play. The vibrator has a bit of a trouble staying in if you move around, which makes it difficult to use for public play. Perhaps wearing some very specific clothing, maybe tight lingerie and tight trousers could help, but that’s way too much work. In any case, the remote works fairly well, however, it does not transmit the vibrations back to your partner, so find a way to keep them informed of the vibrations.
We-Vibe App — The We-Vibe Connect
The biggest feature on the We-Vibe 4 Plus is without a doubt, the We-Vibe Connect App. Available for Android as well as iOS, the app adds a lot of functionality and features to the vibrator. Your phone connects to the vibrator through Bluetooth, and once in touch, quickly transfers control to your phone.
Once connected, the We-Vibe app adds the following features to your vibrator
- Five new vibration patterns
- Separate control for clitoral stimulation and g-spot arms
- A possibility to control, manage, and create your own custom vibrations
- Audio and video chat, and texting between connected devices with the app
- Ability to control the vibrator from anywhere that has internet
As you can guess, the last two points are geared specifically towards a long-distance couple. They present the ability to have a video chat with your partner, while he controls the vibrator from his phone.
To achieve this, you connect your phone to the vibrator via Bluetooth, and then allow the connected app of your boyfriend to take control over the vibrator. Only one phone can keep control over the vibrator at a given time.
If your partner is controlling the vibrator through the app, he can control intensity simply by moving a finger on the screen. A graph on the screen also shows the intensity or wave to signify the pattern, so both phones can see how strong the vibrations are.
If you are going solo and controlling the vibrator via app, be prepared to deal with lubricant smudges on the phone. It would perhaps be a good idea to invest in a screen protector and case before you use your phone to control the We-Vibe 4 Plus.
We-Vibe Connect And Connectivity Troubles
While the app is amazing, there is still a bit more to do before it can be properly useful. It’s a lot of frustration to hit buttons, and watch as nothing happens. The biggest problem, unfortunately is the Bluetooth connection from the vibrator to the mobile phone. Many reviewers say they had to keep the phone ridiculously close to the vagina and legs parted to keep the connection stable.
There are some troubles with the app too, and it may sometimes fail to control, or only manage partial control over the We-Vibe 4 Plus. There also seem to be compatibility issues with some devices. It seems iOS devices over iPhone 5 running at least iOS 9 are compatible. Though the minimum requirement for Android devices is an Android 4.4 OS, many devices meeting the criterion continue to be incompatible. Standard Innovations We-Vibe website has a list of devices known to be compatible.
We-Vibe 4 Plus Review — Pros And Cons
- Variety of patterns and intensity settings
- Waterproof and rechargeable
- We-Vibe remote for quick control
- We-Vibe app for more functions and smartphone control
- Ability to control clitoral stimulation arm and g-spot stimulation arm separately
- Easy to charge and store
- We-Vibe app controls can sometimes be difficult
- Smartphone and vibrator can have poor connectivity
We-Vibe 4 Plus Review — The Verdict
The We-Vibe 4 Plus is without a doubt, a feature-rich vibrator. It has a lot to offer to justify its price tag, and the company seems to have made sure that the vibrator is placed amongst the best in the market. While it certainly isn’t that much for “couples” as it is for women, the vibrator does offer a fair bit the couple can do together, even if it is just controlling the vibrator. But then again, there are a lot more things couples can do, especially with the power of imagination and some experience!