SinFIVE Owners---some perspective? Silencing tips?

Antipova Antipova
SinFive Vuali silicone
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Hi all,

I just got to try out my new Vuali. I was surprised when I turned it on how noisy it was, for a higher-quality vibrator. I know that every review of the Vuali mentions how it's surprisingly quiet---so I'm wondering if you guys can give me a little perspective about whether I'm just not used to the sound of vibrators, or if mine might be slightly defective.

On my first setting I can hear it through a blanket, and on the highest I can hear it through a closed door. Also, when I'm using it, if I bend the handle the noise gets much much louder and lots of the vibration stays in the handle. Maybe I'm not expected to bend it, though.

Also, and this is probably the bigger deal, is that the plastic handle vibrates along with the rest. Not too many people mentioned this in their reviews, but can anyone let me know whether or not that's common, or the exception?

I've tried flipping the batteries, but then the vibe was just on the whole time, so that wasn't my problem. Does anyone have any quick fixes to stabilize a battery compartment?

I guess what I'm really asking, is do you all think this is normal function, or might my Vuali be a little bit defective? I don't want to submit a report ticket if this is actually normal function and to be expected. Really, even if it isn't perfect, I like the vibe enough that I'll keep it and continue enjoying it---but if anyone has a tip to stabilize the battery I'd love to hear it.
08/13/2011
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Waterfall Waterfall
My Vuali is not loud in the way that yours is. I can't hear it under the covers. You say the cap is vibrating with it, my guess is maybe something is loose in there that is making the extra noise?
08/13/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
It sounds defective to me!
08/13/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I have the SinFive Ilo and it is very quiet. I agree that either something is loose (the battery cover, the cap, etc) or the individual item is defective. I'd contact Customer Service and see what can be done.

Sorry this happened. SinFive makes very good toys. I hope your replacement is better.
08/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
I can tell it's a really good toy, and the quality of vibrations is fantastic.

I wish there was a way I could tighten up whatever's loose on my own, though...
08/13/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I don't have the Vuali, but I have the Nagi and Akmeo, and they are both fairly loud and can be heard through a door.
08/13/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
Hmmm now I want to check it out
08/13/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
We recently purchased the SinFive Vuali. It appears to be a well made, high quality product, but I must admit that it is a bit louder than we were expecting it to be. It's not nearly as loud as some of the inexpensive, promotional toys that we have purchased, but it is also not as quiet as some of our nicer vibes. I guess it all depends on what you're used to.
08/13/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
I have the Nagi and while it is loud, in comparison to my Elise, it's not ridiculous and the plastic handle does not vibrate or produce noise.
08/14/2011
briluminary briluminary
It sounds like yours is probably defective..
08/14/2011
Antipova Antipova
Given what Coralbell and Mr. E have said, mine is probably not defective. I just had expected from the reviews that it would be whisper-quiet, instead of the medium volume that is actually probably normal given the strength of the motor.

Especially since there's nothing visibly shaking or rattling, and nothing I could fix to improve it, I think I just had unrealistic expectations. I still really do love it! Thanks for your input, everyone.
08/14/2011
hyperballad hyperballad
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Originally posted by Antipova
Hi all,

I just got to try out my new Vuali. I was surprised when I turned it on how noisy it was, for a higher-quality vibrator. I know that every review of the Vuali mentions how it's surprisingly quiet---so I'm wondering if you guys ... More
that sounds like a defect tbh
12/27/2011
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