Tango

Discreet massager by We-vibe

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A Suitable Lipstick Lover

The Tango is a tiny lipstick-shaped powerhouse of thuddy vibrations, compatible with toys that accept standard-size bullets, that's perfect for putting in your purse or even in your pocket.
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Pros:
Perfect for travel. Powerful. Small. Discreet. Thuddy, rumbly vibrations. Quiet.
Cons:
Only one button to cycle through all levels and patterns. Raised magnets on the base.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

The We-Vibe Tango is a slightly-longer-than-standard rechargeable bullet vibe with a lipstick-shaped tip. It's best used for external genital stimulation, but you could use it for teasing all over the body. It's too small to really have any effective internal use, and there's no flared base to make it safe for anal use.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Everyone
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • 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?
    • All over body
    • Clitoris
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

The body of the Tango is made of smooth, hard plastic (Polycarbonate/Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, or PC-ABS) with very little drag. It's latex and phthalates free which is always great (I'm sensitive to latex, so it's especially important to me). There is no smell or taste, even holding it right under my nose I can't detect anything.

The base is a draggier, softer texture, with the two magnetic charging points opposite each other and the activation button in the middle as a little raised bump in the material.
    • No odor
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The Tango is only 3.5" long and 3/4" wide - this is only the slightest bit longer and wider than my middle finger. The tip has a rounded, very slightly convex lipstick shape that's itself .5" long. The size is nice and easy to hold, it's not heavy, but it's a good weight in the hand and feels sturdy. It has the words "We-Vibe Tango" embossed right near the base, but you can barely see or feel it. When on, an orange light shines through the base.



The Tango can be used with toys that accept a standard-size bullet, just remember that the Tango is a bit longer than most - so there needs to be room for it to protrude.

One odd thing is this little mark at the very tip of the lipstick. It's a remnant from the molding process, a little circle and mine had a tiny plastic "thread" hanging off it. It's not very noticeable and I can't tell it's there in use (I just picked the "thread" off).

The design itself is very discreet. It can easily fit in a purse and at first glance, it just looks like a minimalist lipstick case.

The charging plug is fairly small and well-designed so as not to take up more than one outlet (I LOVE when companies do this). The charger even has ergonomic curves for handling. The charger plugs into a little half-sphere base that attaches magnetically to the Tango. This is one of the best magnet chargers I've used - it's sturdier and stronger than Je Joue's and won't wiggle around and lose connection or screech.

However, the downside is that the magnet connectors protrude on the toy and it's a teeny bit annoying when hitting the button while you're not looking at it.

I always wondered why the little half-sphere detached, but it seems it would be wise to have that attached to the toy during travel (more if it was in luggage leaving your side than in a purse). There's no way to lock the Tango, and the button will turn it on immediately after it's pressed. It does need a pretty firm press to activate (but nothing like Je Joue's buttons), so I wouldn't be overly concerned about it activating in luggage, as long as its got a bit of padding around it.

Initial charging was about 90 minutes as expected and I haven't had any issues with it holding a charge. While charging, a little orange light will be lit on the sphere connector. It's very small and a little hard to see, but does the job.
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Tango has just one button on the base, like most bullet vibes.



The button is easy to press and will turn on immediately, and to turn it off quickly you can hold it down for two seconds. If you're going to just choose a setting and leave it or just keep increasing vibrations, that's perfectly fine; however, I like to go up and down in intensity at times, so it's a little annoying to have to cycle through all settings to get back to the start.

When you turn it off, it will remember the setting you were on last. Nice if you have a favourite, but you can't just turn it off to start back at the lowest setting, either.

The vibrations start out fairly strong. The Tango has four levels of vibration. To me, this is just like the MiMi's 2-5. The Tango feels a bit deeper and thuddier since the toy is so small and the whole thing will physically move quite a bit as it vibrates. It seems the motor is a bit closer to the tip than the base, but the vibrations are conducted throughout.

The toy also has four pattern modes. The first is a steady, strong pulse. The second is a moderately strong purr. Three is a very fast pulse, and four is ... the cha-cha? Really, it goes buzz-buzz--BUZZ-BUZZ-BUZZ!

The Tango is pretty quiet, but not silent. It's quiet enough to use under a blanket, but could be heard in the same room. It's not any louder than the MiMi, though it can make a rattlier sound at times.

We-Vibe says the toy is fully waterproof, but I have not tested this other than cleaning - which went without a hitch.
    • Easy to use
    • Powerful
    • Rechargeable

Care and Maintenance

We-Vibe recommends you clean this plastic, non-porous toy with soap and warm water, and that's exactly what you should do - it's waterproof, so very easy! You don't want to boil this toy due to the plastic and the internal mechanics. You could wipe it down with isopropyl alcohol as well.

You can use the Tango with water-based, oil, or silicone lubricants. I've found the texture to be smooth enough to not need lubricant, however, it could be fun for added sensation.

For storage, the Tango comes with a satin bag which is perfect for storage, as intended. Just keep it out of direct sunlight and try to keep it somewhere dry and cool, and not rubbing against other toys so the finish doesn't get scratched.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The box is white with subtle shiny stripe-bits and embossed classy lady-outlines on the sides. The box is very tasteful and clean-looking, but it is not discreet - it says "We-Vibe", has a picture of the contained toy and says "personal massager".

The box itself is nice quality, and though it's not a pretty display box like Je Joue's, it feels sturdy and well-made. The box opens up from the back and you're presented with the manual, the vibe covered in a plastic wrapper and charging components all nestled in. A plus is that the packaging is 100% recyclable.

There's a smaller box in there that has the charger in it, wrapped in plastic, cord secured with a twisty-tie, and cardboard over the prongs. There's also a plastic-wrapped storage bag, hooray! The storage bag is a nice silvery-white satin and it's lined with the same so that inside and out are nice and smooth. It's not the highest quality satin, but it's functional and not ugly.



The manual contains warranty and basic use information (in many languages) and discloses that the toy was designed in Canada and made in China.
    • Recyclable
    • Very informative

Personal comments

This toy is very powerful for being so tiny and would be one of my first choices for travel. This vibe is so small, only a little bigger than a tube of chapstick and could even fit in a pocket. For powerful portability, this toy is an A++.

Also, it's worth noting that We-Vibe lists the Tango and Salsa as identical in power - in case you were wondering. So it's really a matter of which shape you feel will suit you best. The Tango has more variety in stimulation, with the Salsa having a nice pinpoint tip.

Experience

The Tango is about as strong, if not a bit deeper, as the MiMi and levels 3-4 are strong enough to bring me all the way. I've never been able to achieve orgasm manually or without fairly powerful vibrations. Just like the MiMi, I would recommend this toy to someone who is looking for a stronger and deeper experience than your typical smoothie or watch-battery powered bullet.

The Tango is really too small to use internally, you can but it's just a little tease that leaves you wanting something better suited to that purpose.

The bullet design is less ergonomic than the MiMi, but the more pinpoint tip is absolutely wonderful. It's very intense and you can really direct the vibrations right where you want them. I did notice that I had an easier time keeping this toy in my "sweet spot", since the tip is so small and well-angled. The flat part is nice for rubbing and tucking right in near the clitoris and you can turn it a bit or stand it up to apply more directed pressure.

I would definitely recommend this toy, it's great quality with a solid performance.
Follow-up commentary
I still like this as much as I originally did. I don't use it by itself very much, unless everything else is low on batteries or charging, but I love using it in place of the generally weak (and so far all weaker than the Tango) bullets that come with other toys.

The extra power that this gives bullet-compatible toys can be the difference in if it works for me or is a cute buy rather useless piece of silicone with a mediocre bullet.

Hands down, this is the best and strongest bullet I own.

This is a great stand-alone external vibrator if you don't mind the shape, but since they do the same thing for me, I prefer the MiMi or the Fresh for their more comfortable to hold shapes.
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Comments
  • punkstar283
    punkstar283  
    Great Review!
  • Sunshineamine
    Sunshineamine  
    Thanks for the review. I hear such great things about the we vibes I should realy just get one.
  • The Curious Couple
    The Curious Couple  
    Very nice review, thank you!
  • JewelsAndB
    JewelsAndB  
    Great Review! This sounds like something Jewels would enjoy... gonna have to add it to our wish list. Thanks!
  • Ms. Spice
    Ms. Spice  
    wow! you've only written four other reviews? this is seriously informative. thanks so much!
  • NarcissisticLust
    NarcissisticLust  
    I've been torn between the tango and the touch for quite awhile. Your review has really pushed me more towards this toy. Thank you for an excellent and thorough review
  • Chirple
    Chirple  
    Thank you all !

    I was looking at the Touch, but I went with the Tango after consensus seemed to be that it was more powerful. The Touch does look more ergonomic for couples, though.
  • GONE!
    GONE!  
    Thanks for the review!
  • musicownsmysoul
    musicownsmysoul  
    Great review
  • Zombirella
    Zombirella  
    Thanks for the review. Lot's of great information for me to make a decision soon on what to buy! I like the softer textured materials but for stronger vibrations I can get over that and go with naked plastic.
  • Brandonn
    Brandonn  
    Good review thanks
  • ECU Pirate
    ECU Pirate  
    Great review! Thanks!
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    ~LaceyLace~  
    Great review! very informative.
  • flyingpenguin
    flyingpenguin  
    thanks for the review!
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    ghalik  
    Excellent review. The pictures were very helpful.
  • klyte
    klyte  
    Fantastic review, thank you!
  • roskat
    roskat  
    Nice review, thank you!
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    elli  
    thank you for the review!
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    justme23  
    Thanks~
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