Metal Worx 10 function waterproof vibe - traditional vibrator by Pipedream - review by Buttercup Green

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A Beautiful Vibe, A Horrible Material Situation

All doubts about the material aside, I think this is a good little vibrator. It is small, sleek, easy to hide, and perfect for beginners. I would love to give this 5 stars. However the vibes are buzzy and a little loud. I also cannot push aside the material problem forever, so unfortunately I have to take away 2 stars for those issues. I had really high hopes for the Metal Worx line, but I have to admit that I was a little let down.
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Pros:
Waterproof, Smooth, Makes a great clitoral vibe and teaser, Packaging
Cons:
Questionable material, Button is sensitive, Might not be powerful enough for some, Little loud
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

This toy can go two different ways. It can be a long bullet for clitoral stimulation, or it can be an insertable vibe. For those who love thin and short toys, you might very well love this for vaginal penetration. As for me, I like the sensation of being filled up to the max. My choice for this toy is a bullet vibe to stimulate my clit. Either way, beginners can rejoice. While it should not be used for anal penetration, the vibes can be used the tease the outside of the anus. Oh it feels wonderful on the nipples too. When in the fingertips of lubed up hands, this vibe can be tricky to hold onto. Be careful and have fun!


  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Everyone
    • Temperature play
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

Okay, so this is where it gets pretty confusing. Ever since the Metal Worx toy line came out, there has been some questions about the material. The product page says it is stainless steel, but the packaging just says steel. What is the difference? To make a long story short, steel is a combination of iron and carbon whereas stainless steel is the combination of chromium and carbon. Stainless steel is anti-corrosive whereas steel is not.
Kevin Johnson from Pipedream popped into a forum to answer the debate of "Stainless or just plain Steel".
He said:

"Metal Worx is made of stainless steel and a high quality material that should not tarnish or rust. They should last a long, long time with proper care and maintenance, meaning washing with Anti-Bacterial Toy Cleaner and Hot water. Soap can of course be substituted if you have no toy cleaner. You still want to dry it completely before storage and store in a dry place. The line is made of the same steel used in medical instruments and cooking utensils. It is body safe and has the same features as other metal items on the market. You can heat and cool it. It's non-porous and has no seems. A little lubricant will go a long way."

So there you have it. I want to believe that this is 100% stainless steel, but recent reviews have me questioning the material of choice yet again. If you want to take the chance on a Metal Worx toy, that is awesome. I have not had any problems with the material- whatever it may be- but it is disappointing when a company claims a toy to be made out of a certain material and the packaging claims otherwise.
For the record, I love Pipedream. I do not want this to be taken in a negative way or a bitchy way. I just wanted to lay out all of the facts I have at my disposal.

When it comes to texture, there is none. This is a straight shooter. The vibe is completely smooth. There are no rough edges or seems.



    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid

Design / Shape / Size

The total length of this vibe is 4 1/2", but only 4" of that is insertable. The diameter is 3/4". The size is absolutely perfect for beginners. This bullet vibe has a blunted tip which helps deliver pinpoint stimulation to the clit or nipples. When it comes down to the design, this vibe has an understated beauty. The look is classy, sophisticated, and traditional. The small size makes it easy to hide and travel with. If traveling, I do suggest leaving the battery out due to the sensitive controls.
The pictures below are comparing the vibe to a AA battery and my Ipod Touch.


    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design

Functions / Performance / Controls

This little vibe has 10 functions. They are as follows:
1. Low steady vibrations
2. Medium steady vibrations
3. High steady vibrations
4. 5 seconds of high steady vibrations with a 3 second pause following
5. Fast medium pulsing
6. Long pulses
7. 3 short pulses followed by a 1 second pause
8. 1 long pulse with 1 second of pause in between each pulse
9. Rapid pulsing
10. 2 low pulses followed by 1 long, high pulse

To turn on and cycle through the different functions, simply press the button on the bottom of the vibe. To turn off, press and hold the button for 3-5 seconds. If you accidentally hit the button during a hot session, you will have to cycle through the other functions in order to find your favorite pattern again. This has happened multiple times, because the button is very sensitive. On the high setting, this toy is pretty loud. You might even be able to hear it through a closed door if you do not have any background noise. The vibrations are pretty buzzy.
I used this in the tub, and it held up perfectly.
This toy takes 1 AA battery. Rechargeable batteries do work in this vibe. This toy is not a battery sucker either.

    • Easy to use
    • Little loud
    • Lots of variety in function

Care and Maintenance

The usual routine of warm water and antibacterial soap or your favorite toy cleaner should be applied when cleaning this toy. Just be sure not to use any abrasive cleaners or materials. It can and will scratch up your toy. After it is dry, simply store it in the awesome packaging.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The packaging is so awesome. There is a foam insert inside the box in order to keep the toy from rolling around and getting all scratched up. On the top of the box, there is a picture of the toy. This picture is a sticker and therefore can be removed for discretion. The bottom has a sticker on it as well that just gives basic product information. I cannot describe how awesome I think the packaging is, so I will just show you.




    • Good for storage
    • Would make a nice gift
Follow-up commentary
While beautiful, this simply was not strong enough for me. There is still the fact that this toy is not stainless steel as advertised. I have since cleaned and sold it to someone who I hope is getting more enjoyment out of it than I could!
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • deltalima
    deltalima  
    Love the case. Thanks for the review!
  • Jenny Smith
    Jenny Smith  
    Thanks for reviewing
  • butts
    butts  
    Great review, looks like this isn't quite what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing!
  • GingerSpice
    GingerSpice  
    thanks
  • ARPKasso
    ARPKasso  
    great review thanks.
  • BrittaniMaree
    BrittaniMaree  
    Thank you great review hun
  • Wicked Wahine
    Wicked Wahine  
    Thanks for all the info, including the quote! I don't know why it's necessary to be 100% stainless steel. As long as I dry it after cleaning, there shouldn't be any problem. What I DO have a problem with, is misleading package claims & statements. Why didn't he just say a mix & of what material? I find his answer purposely evasive & disingenuous! Thanks again for the review!
  • Kitka
    Kitka  
    Awesome review as always, love the photos and all the detailed information you included here
  • Real or memorex
    Real or memorex  
    Thanks for the review!
  • sexxxkitten
    sexxxkitten  
    Nice review! Photos and info were great!
  • FieryRed
    FieryRed  
    I agree with Wicked Wahine. Unless the rep meant to type "Metal Worx is made of stainless steel and IS a high quality material that should not tarnish or rust"--I mean, he does have a typo later in the quote, where he says the toy "has no seems". However, I was confused by this part: "The line is made of the same steel used in medical instruments and cooking utensils." Um, is he referring to surgical steel? If so, I doubt many cooking utensils are made of surgical steel. If not, then what type of "medical instruments" is he referring to? Not scalpels, clearly. The quotation does seem like the wording is chosen more to gloss over and sound good than to actually provide specific information.

    Thanks for the great review, Jessica! I am still considering buying it, if only for the beautiful design and awesome case (and sale price!).
  • Mr. E
    Mr. E  
    Wow, this looks even smaller than I was expecting. Thanks for the pics.
    I can't imagine a sex toy manufacturer using questionable materials. Why would Pipedream do that?
    Great review.
  • sunflower
    sunflower  
    Thanks for all the info an the quotes from Pipedream. The comparison pics helped me decide that this is way too small.
  • steelaster
    steelaster  
    Thank you for the review!
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