Apr 162014
 

Love Rider Wireless Curve from Cal Exotics

Pros:
– Rechargeable
– Made from silicone
– Great shape
-Versatile
Cons:
– Weak/buzzy vibrations
– Fairly loud
– Location of motor
Overall:

3 star

Full image of Love Rider Wireless Curve

-Overview-

If design was the most important part of a vibrator, this would be a great option to consider.  It’s made from silicone, has a great shape, flexibility, and is both harness compatible and anal safe.  However, the vibrations are seriously lacking and not evenly spread throughout the toy.  If you need a lot of power, you’ll probably laugh at the weak, buzzy vibrations the moment you turn the toy on.  However, the shape prevents it from being a total failure.  If you’re very sensitive to vibrations you might enjoy this vibe, otherwise, I found it more enjoyable to use it with the annoying vibrations turned off.

-Intro/Use-

The Love Rider Wireless Curve from Cal Exotics is a rechargeable vibrator that can be used in a variety of ways.  Though simple, it’s very effective and can be used by anyone, no matter their anatomy or relationship type.

The bulged tip is great for focused G-spot stimulation, and the smooth shaft helps keep the focus where it matters most.  The base of the toy is flared which makes it easy to grip during use, but it also has a suction cup with allows for hands-free fun.  The suction is quite strong, but works best in the shower or another completely smooth surface.  Since it’s waterproof, you can safely use it while in the shower without worrying about water leaking inside the vibe.

The base is not only great for solo use, but it makes the vibe much more versatile.  You can use it safely for anal play without worrying about injury, and can use it for strap-on play as well.  Since it’s made from silicone, there are no issues with switching orifices since the toy can be sterilized between use.

-Material/Texture-

The Love Rider Wireless Curve is made from silicone which is one of the safest materials for a sex toy because it’s non-porous, latex free, phthalate free, and body safe.  It can be cleaned with soap and water after regular use, but can also be sterilized with a 10% bleach solution if you’re going to share or switch orifices.  Unlike silicone dildos, you can’t boil or clean in the dishwasher because of the internal parts.  This material is compatible with water-based lubricants only as other types could cause the surface to degrade.

The surface of the silicone is nice and smooth and glides across the skin with ease.  Should you need lube, keep in mind that a little goes a long way since there’s no obvious texture.  Along the length of the vibe there’s an obvious seam that runs along both the front and back.  You can feel it with your hands, but it’s not prominent Love Rider Wireless Cuve flexibilityenough to be felt during use.  Apart from that, the shape itself creates modest lines along either side of the toy.  It’s far from being extreme, and should be suitable even for those that prefer totally smooth toys.

The flexibility of the material is really nice.  I prefer my silicone toys to be a little on the squishier side, and this one is great!  The motor is in the tip of the vibe, and the silicone surrounding it still has a decent amount of give, but it’s just below the first bulge that you notice it the most.  It’s very squishy in this area and feels mostly hollow inside.  It easily bends when you apply pressure, but it’s not floppy or difficult to insert.  The bottom bulge is quite firm, and the base easily flexes.

-Design/Size-

The Love Rider Wireless Curve is available in three color options; black, pink, and purple.  It’s nice to see the black option as some people don’t care for the typical options these toys are often available in.

The shape of this vibe immediately looks a little basic, but sometimes the most simple designs are the ones that work the best.  The end of the vibe starts with a wide, soft point which makes the toy easier to insert, but quickly becomes thicker.  The bulged end was designed to focus on the G-spot or prostate, and has a flat bottom and rounded top.  The center of the shaft is the thinnest area and helps keep your attention on the tip.  Just below that you’ll find a larger bulge and the suction cup base.  The increasing and decreasing in girth can be very stimulating, even without the addition of vibrations.

Showing design of Love Rider Wireless Curve

The size isn’t very large, but it’s likely to be a bit much for a total beginner.  The full length is 7″ with 6 1/4″ being insertable.  The end of the toy is 4 1/2″ in circumference, narrows down to 3 3/8″, and then increases again to 5 1/8″ around.  Just before the suction cup, the area is 4 1/2″ around.  It’s a little small for someone that enjoys large toys, but the design helps hold interest.

Love Rider Wireless Curve in hand showing size

-Functions/Controls-

Love Rider Wireless Curve charging portThe Love Rider Wireless Curve is rechargeable and arrives with a partial charge.  Included with your toy is a USB charger that plugs into the center of the suction cup base.  While the toy is charging, a red light behind the buttons will glow, showing you that it’s properly connected and charging.  When the charge is complete, the light turns off.

There are two buttons on the toy, one that turns the toy on and off, and the other that controls the vibration setting.  When you press the power button (top button), you’ll always start off on the first setting – a steady low vibration.  Each press of the pattern button will bring you to the next setting, but will turn off on the seventh press.  You can turn the toy off this way, or you can use the power button no matter which setting you’re on.  While the vibe is on, the red light will glow steady from behind the buttons, they don’t flash or change depending on the setting.

Love Rider Wireless Curve function buttons, lit up when turned onThere are a total of seven functions:

  1. Steady Low
  2. Steady Medium
  3. Steady High
  4. Rapid Pulse
  5. Three Short Pulses, One Long (repeats)
  6. Normal Pulse
  7. Three Pulses, Five Rapid Pulses (repeats)

To say the vibrations are disappointing is an understatement.  They’re extremely weak, light, and buzzy – even on the highest settings.  Not to mention the power of the toy is entirely focused in the tip and doesn’t easily spread throughout the vibe.  It would have been nice to see two motors included; one in the tip and another in the base.  The only positive thing about it is the fact your fingers won’t tingle after you’ve been holding it for a while.

The sound level is a little loud, but it’s more the type of sound it makes that’s annoying.  It’s sort of a high pitched hum that kind of drives you insane.  If someone were in the same room with you, they would easily hear it, but it would be a little harder to hear through a closed door.  If they were actually trying to listen to you it would be obvious,  but some white noise should cover the sound in general.

-Packaging-

Love Rider Wireless Curve PackagingThe Love Rider Wireless Curve arrives in your standard white cardboard box that many Cal Exotics products are packaged in.  It features a colored image of the toy on the front and one side, and information about the product on all sides.  It’s very cheap packaging that’s tasteful in the sense that it doesn’t contain nudity, but isn’t discreet and doesn’t Love Rider Wireless Curve warning to wash before usework well for storage.  Inside the box, you’ll find your toy wrapped in plastic and then surrounded with bubble wrap.  A sticker on the bubble wrap mentions cleaning your toy before use because of the white powder that was applied.  Please, always wash your toys before using them, whether the company tells you to or not.  A very generic paper is also included that provides a little information about various Cal Ex products and is displayed in a variety of languages.

-Experience-

As a vibrator, this thing was a complete failure to me.  It wasn’t powerful enough, the vibrations weren’t deep enough, and I couldn’t stand the sound it made.  I didn’t even feel like turning the toy on to use it, but had to give it my best shot anyway.

When I first inserted the toy, I kept the power off.  I ended up using the toy as more of a dildo than a vibe and I found the shape to be really enjoyable.  The bulge on the end hugged my G-spot area and the change in girth was very stimulating.  When I turned the toy on, I really didn’t care for it.  I didn’t feel like the vibrations were located in the right place and would have preferred feeling something closer to the base of the toy, and not the part that was deep inside of me.  I know I’m not overly sensitive inside, so that does play a part in it, but the vibrations were a total disappointment.

The shape really saves this toy and was something I actually really enjoyed.  Maybe Cal Exotics needs to stick with dildos and not worry about vibes as much, because as a dildo, this was a hit!

If you’re interested in purchasing your own Love Rider Wireless Curve, you can by visiting Amazon.com.

calex250The Love Rider Wireless Curve was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review as a part of the Sexpert program.  This is in compliance with FTC guidelines.

  5 Responses to “Review: Love Rider Wireless Curve from Cal Exotics”

  1. Great review – as always. Since you like this shape I wonder whether Stronic Zwei would suit you. On one hand it has even bigger change in girth but on the other I gather you like thrusting. Zwei has more of a rocking motion. I think you should grab it if anyone offers it for testing.

    • Thank you for the kind compliment!

      I actually do have the Stronic Zwei – I won it in a giveaway. I wasn’t entirely thrilled with it, but perhaps I need to revisit the toy and give it another shot. Thank you for mentioning it!

  2. Sounds like my rider, I think I may have got off more to the shape then the vibrations themselves because they were weak. Then I had the stimulator on it as well which did nothing for me.

  3. At least it’s a good dildo :) I prefer dildos anyway, so I wouldn’t be as sad about the vibrations being buzzy.

  4. Kind of disappointing that this is a waste as a vibrator, but it does look like a fantastic non-vibrating toy. I like that it’s decently squishable but not floppy.

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