Nice Bullet, Malfunctioning Remote.

The bullet is powerful, quiet, and had great variety in its functions. However, the unreliable remote makes it difficult to control the sensations, because you spend more time mashing on the buttons than enjoying the toy. My suggestion? Get something with a higher-quality remote, since that's the key to a good wireless bullet.
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Pros:
Nice vibrations, good pattern variety
Cons:
Unresponsive remote, non-flush seam
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

This is my first bullet, and I have to say, it works great ...when it actually works! The functions are great, offering enough power for beginners and vets alike. It can be used for external and internal play, which is facilitated by the retreival cord. Although the retreival cord is very thick and sturdy, this isn't recommended for anal play. It's also good for nipple stimulation or general massage. Since the bullet is waterproof, it can be used in the bath or shower. Note that the remote is splash-proof, but not waterproof. This product is great for couples who enjoy a bit of secret fun in public places or even alone. While the remote only works when it wants to, were it not for that, this would be an all-around great product.
  • 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
    • Sensory play
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • 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?
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

The bullet and remote are made of smooth, hard plastic. Therefore, aside from the vibrations, there is no added stimulation. The bullet itself is rather large (3.5 inches long and about 1.25 inches in diameter), so it's pretty filling as far as bullets go. I thought it wouldn't allow me to sit down comfortably, but it seems to be fine.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all

Design / Shape / Size

The bullet is oblong and tapered at one end (not pointy, though). Its battery compartment opens when you unscrew the wider bottom from the narrower top. The seam between the two is pretty tight for the most part, but on mine there is a lip where the two halves meet. At first I thought I had improperly threaded the two halves, but after about half a dozen attempts, I realized that I screwed it in fine, and that the bullet's halves just weren't quite flush all the way around. Despite this, the piece is still waterproof and it does not irritate me upon insertion. It also has a very sturdy retrieval cord (sort of like a thick vinyl).

The remote looks like a garage door opener or car alarm keypad. It even has a keychain clip, which helps disguise it as an everyday item. It still bears the Doc Johnson logo, so upon close inspection someone may notice that it powers a sex toy, but who inspects people's "garage door openers" that closely? The remote is small and easily fits in the palm of a hand or a pocket.
    • Discreet look/design
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

Listed below are the seven functions the bullet provides:

1. Low Continuous (whisper quiet)
2. Medium Continuous (quiet)
3. High Continuous (audible in a silent room)
4. Rev: starts at a low rumble and gradually gets more intense, then stops, then revs again. (Quiet)
5. Pulse (pretty quiet)
6. Faster pulse: Not noticeably faster than the previous. (audible in a silent room)
7. Short-Short-Short-Long (audible in a silent room)
None of the function levels is likely to be heard through a door, but some may be heard under covers.

The remote was the big disappointment in this adventure. While the bullet performs well, it can only be operated using the remote. My remote failed to work the first day I tried it; the power button would stick and I had to manually pull it back out with my nails, and the LED light would respond but the bullet would not. I would have to press the button numerous times (as many as 40 times, believe it or not!) to get it to work. Once the bullet was turned on, I could usually cycle through the functions easily because the function button wasn't as unresponsive as the power button. However, both buttons were often malfunctioning. It's very clear just from looking at the remote that it is cheaply constructed (like something you would expect for a kid's toy car).
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use
    • Lots of variety in function

Care and Maintenance

The toy didn't come with any packaging or storage other than the flimsy, clear plastic box in which it was packaged, so be prepared to find your own place to store it. I used a velvet pouch to store the remote and bullet. After use, I wash with mild soap and use a toy sterilizer for the bullet. For the remote, it's always used with dry hands, so it's not very demanding in terms of cleaning. Since the remote is splash-proof and not waterproof, it should be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Over time, since the remote stopped working for me, I can't tell how much longer it's going to last. The batteries weren't low, so I know it's a mechanical issue. Be advised, though, that when the batteried do run out, they will be a little tricky to find: The bullet takes 3 N-size batteries, and the remote takes a 12-volt.
    • Easy to clean
    • No storage pouch

Packaging

The item comes in a clear plastic box. The box isn't sturdy or discreet, so it's best to use your own pouch or box to store the item.
    • Not discreet

Personal comments

For my first bullet, I was rather let down overall.

Experience

When the bullet actually worked, it was gratifying. I used it externally for clitoral stimulation and that was powerful. I also used it internally with good results. The real fun of it is allowing your partner to control it. However, that is largely impossible when the remote isn't working. Also, the buttons would be unresponsive when I wanted to "turn up the volume," and being stuck on 1 when your body wants to be at 3 can be very frustrating! By the time I would hit the button enough times, I'd have to refocus myself to get back in the mood, and that's not enjoyable. I felt this was too unreliable for regular use.
Follow-up commentary
After having a disappointing experience with this product when I purchased it, I wrote to the manufacturer to express my dissatisfaction. Kindly, the manufacturer offered to replace it for me. After receiving my replacement, I was pleased that the new remote seemed to be better than the old one; the buttons didn't stick as much. When I unpackaged the bullet, I inserted the batteries in the packaging and closed it. I noticed that, like my first one, the seam of the two halves was slightly uneven, but the protruding lip was significantly smaller than it was on the first bullet. Overall, this one seemed like an improvement.

So, what did we do? Jam it up there and start clicking, of course!

So far so good; the vibrations were strong and the remote had good range. Pleased with this replacement, I cleaned and sterilized the toy, and put it away in a velvet pouch for the next time we felt frisky enough to take it for a spin. When that time came, I pulled it out, inserted the bullet, and nothing. Nothing at all. Fearing the worst, I tinkered around with it for about 10 minutes before giving up and sending it back to the drawer of shame. On a whim, I picked up two sets of batteries at an electronics store and popped them in. Same size battery, but they didn't fit into the slots! For some reason, the batteries that come with the bullet (N-size) are smaller than the N-size batteries that are found in stores. This presented a problem, because now I couldn't get the new batteries out of the battery compartment at all. Already committed, I closed up the bullet and tried my luck. And it worked! In fact, the remote's range was even better this time around! It seems that the batteries that came with the bullet were just dead, and it needed a fresh set. I danced around the room a bit and put it away again. A few days later, I took it out again and the remote wasn't responding (the LED light wouldn't come on). I grabbed the other set of new batteries I had bought and gave the remote a fresh one, and it worked. So clearly, the remote was draining the battery. But aha! I would outsmart the machine this time, because now, I decided just to store the battery separate from the remote. A few days later, I tried to use the bullet and it worked, which told me that storing the remote without the battery was the key. Fast forward about 3 weeks, and it's time for some family gathering fun! I grab my bullet, lock and load the remote, and it doesn't work.

So now, I'm truly disappointed. It seems that the battery is drained no matter what, and this thing is giving me more trouble than it's worth. Next time, I'll go with a better quality model.
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  • Undecided
    Undecided  
    Thanks for the review
  • Schmidyslave
    Schmidyslave  
    thanks for the review
  • sixfootsexxx
    sixfootsexxx  
    Thanks for the review! Sorry it didn't work out for you.
  • Phosphorous Tick
    Phosphorous Tick  
    shame about the remote!
  • In Between Soliloquies
    In Between Soliloquies  
    Thanks guys! In my follow-up ramblng, I realized it was a battery issue, not the machine itself. Now I store the pieces with the batteries removed and they last much longer. Yay!
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    thanks for the review
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    thanks bunches for the review!
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    Good review .
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