Neon Glass Vibrator
- Decent power
- Great texture
- Rubber rings are a pain
- Texture can be uncomfortable
Pipedream is always coming out with unique and interesting toys, the Neon Glass Vibrator isn’t the exception. While the vibrator itself is slim and traditional, the sleeve it comes with is far from ordinary. Rather than a soft sleeve, this one is made from glass and is heavily textured. Never before have I seen a vibrator with a removable glass sleeve, this was one I had to check out!
The vibrator can be used by itself, or with the sleeve in place. The sleeve has a curved tip to help target the G-spot and has a bumpy textured shaft to add even more stimulation. Great for vaginal and clitoral play, this vibe is reasonably sized and works well for solo use or with a partner. The length of the toy is quite reasonable, so it’s unlikely your partner could cause you discomfort during use. The base of the toy isn’t flared which makes it unsafe for anal use and isn’t harness compatible. Using it anally could result in an emergency room visit and a lot of embarrassment.
Apart from vaginal use, you can use it on other erogenous areas of the body including the nipples, perineum, testicles, shaft of the penis, and other sensitive area of the body. Thanks to an o-ring around the base of the battery compartment, you can safely take the toy into the shower, tub, or pool without worrying about water leaking inside the compartment, and it makes cleaning that much easier. Just be careful that the toy doesn’t fall or the glass sleeve could chip and become unusable.
The sleeve can also be removed and placed in a bowl of warm or cold water and used for temperature play. Always test the toy on the inside of your wrist to make sure it’s not too hot/cold for use on more sensitive areas. The box states that you can place the sleeve in the freezer, but I would try to avoid doing that.
The vibrator itself is made from ABS plastic and the sleeve is made from ‘high quality’ glass. Both materials are non-porous, latex free, and body-safe. The surface of the vibe is covered in Luv Touch coating (just another way of saying PU cote) which is matte in appearance and smooth to the touch. Naturally, it doesn’t bend or have any give to it.
The glass sleeve is smooth and only creates a small amount of drag on damp skin. Covering the shaft are 25 prominent nubs that are very obviously felt during use. If you love texture, this is for you! However, if you’re used to smooth toys or prefer toys that are smooth, this will be too much for you. The good news, is that the toy is pretty thin even with the bumps, and shouldn’t be too overwhelming for the average user.
This particular vibe is a lovely blue color, but they are also available in pink, yellow, and green; each having a different textured sleeve that goes along with it. They are each vibrant colors and very trendy looking.
The design of this toy is what drew me to it in the first place. While I don’t usually have an interest in traditional vibrators, this one was just too interesting because paired with the sleeve, it’s anything but ordinary. The sleeve adds girth, texture, and has a curved tip to help target the areas that matter most.
The glass stays in place by using two rubber rings that go around the vibrator which prevent the glass from slipping off or chattering while the toy is on. Keep these rings, as they are important. This way the sleeve fits on the vibrator is probably the most frustrating aspect of the toy. The rings can’t be close together, especially at the bottom, or the tip of the toy will chatter. They need to be spaced out, one near the top and one near the bottom, to get it to work as it should. The thing is, once the sleeve has been removed, it’s difficult to get it back on without the rings rolling down with it, and the sleeve almost wants to bounce back off the vibe. It’s odd, it’s challenging, and is a bit of a pain in the butt. I love the general concept, but the overall design could use some improvement.
The vibe alone is very small, coming in at 3/4″ in diameter at the widest point, and being only 5 5/8″ in total length. With the sleeve in place it’s 1″ in diameter, excluding the texture, and is 1 1/4″ including it. The insertable length is 4 3/4″ long. The size makes it a great travel friendly option, though you will need to take extra care that nothing causes the glass to break. It’s fairly thick and feels very durable, but you still need to remember it’s glass and needs to be handled as such.
The size and shape make it non-intimidating, but the texture on the sleeve might be a little frightening at first. The unassuming design and fun color make it less embarrassing should someone find it, but there’s no way to disguise the fact that it’s a vibrator.
This toy is powered by two AAA batteries which aren’t included. The bottom of the cap screws off and the batteries are inserted according to the cardboard piece inside. This piece shouldn’t be removed since it keeps the batteries nicely in place. Once the cap is screwed back on, you turn the dial on the bottom clockwise to start the vibrations. It starts off fairly low, but the more you turn the dial, the more powerful it becomes. There are no patterns, you only get steady vibrations.
The power behind the vibrations aren’t earth shattering, but they’re reasonable. A power queen might not be satisfied with them, but the average user will find them to be just fine. I was actually impressed with the amount of power since it takes AAA batteries.
The vibrations are buzzy, but not light and can be felt throughout the whole toy. They are weaker in the battery area, but it still can make your fingers feel a little numb. When the sleeve isn’t on, the power is stronger since the glass slightly diminishes the power. It’s not a huge difference, but it’s noticeable.
The sound level might be an issue for some. It’s quieter without the sleeve on it, but could still be heard through a closed door. If you need the toy to be less obnoxious, you’ll need to lessen the power. With the sleeve on it, it becomes that much more obvious. You wouldn’t be able to hear it if you were on a different floor than the person using it, but you can easily hear it through a closed door without much effort. With white noise, it’s far less noticeable, and is a must if you need to be sound discreet.
Each time you clean the toy, make sure to remove the sleeve from the vibrator and clean both pieces separately with antibacterial soap and warm water, or your favorite sex toy cleaner. Before putting the sleeve back over the vibe, make sure it’s totally dry and no water is trapped inside the tip. The little nubs take a little extra effort to clean, using a soft bristled tooth brush is great for getting into all the little spaces.
If you’re planning on sharing, it’s important to sterilize the toy. The sleeve can be placed on the top rack of your dishwasher, boiled for up to three minutes, or wiped down with a 10% bleach solution. I prefer the bleach since temperature changes and glass make me a little uneasy. The vibe itself can be wiped down with the bleach solution, but since there are internal working parts, can’t be cleaned in the other ways.
Both the plastic and glass are compatible with all lubricant types, but you’ll want to avoid using an oil-based lube if you’re inserting it vaginally because it’s not good for your lady parts. A nice water-based or silicone-based will do just fine.
This toy doesn’t come with a storage pouch, and the packaging wasn’t designed to hold up for long term storage. You’ll need to find a small/medium sized toy pouch to protect the toy. Using a plastic bag isn’t a great idea in this situation because you’re dealing with glass. You don’t want it clanking against anything since that could compromise the surface of the toy. Something padded is best, but even just soft fabric will do the trick.
The packaging isn’t at all discreet, but it’s very tasteful. It has an full color image of the toy on the front with big, bold words saying what the box contains, the back also has an image of the vibe and sleeve separate, and each side is brightly colored with an attractive pattern on it. There’s some information on the box about what it does and some key features of it.
Inside the box, the vibrator is held in place by two plastic pieces; one in the bottom with a little circular impression in the center, and one for the top that’s shaped in a similar way. These pieces prevent the vibe from moving around inside the box.
There’s no additional paperwork inside the box, and really no reason to hang on to it. You can break it down and recycle it as you would your other cardboard items.
When I first took the Neon Glass Vibrator out of the box, I was so anxious to try it out! I looked it over and took photos right away. The first thing I really noticed about the toy was how challenging it could be to get the sleeve back into place. As you slip the sleeve back over the vibe, the rings tend to roll and can actually make the sleeve almost bounce away from them rather than be held securely in place. This was a bit of an annoyance, especially because the sleeve needs to be removed each time you use it for cleaning.
For actual use, it was pretty stimulating. The tip felt a little too pointy/poky at times, but hit all the right areas. The shaft was easily felt and different from many of the textured toys I’ve had experience with. I didn’t love the sensations, but I enjoy more ribbed like textures to this bumpy kind. Just because it wasn’t right for me, doesn’t mean it won’t be right for you!
Overall, I’d say this was a really interesting product to try and would be great for the right person. If it was a little quieter, and designed a little differently (as far as how the sleeve is held in place) I would give it a higher rating.
These vibrators and many more from the Neon Love Touch line are available from Pipedream.
A special thank you to Pipedream for providing this product to me free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review. This disclaimer is in compliance with FTC guidelines.