Nyx Clicks with Chicks in the Sticks!The Nyx vibrator by Jopen is a winner in our book. With its powerful motor, five different intense vibration patterns, and sleek design it is a toy we will love for a long time. It is well crafted with attention to detail and much thought put into the form and function.
Strong vibrations and good vibe patterns
When the silicone sleeve is removed, the underlying surface is hard, durable, smooth ABS plastic. ABS plastic is widely used in industry. It is used in the manufacturing of everything from whitewater kayaks to Lego bricks because of its toughness and durability. It is also used in the manufacturing of some medical devices, so it is body safe. Interestingly, ABS plastic can be degraded by sunlight and this was the cause of one of the largest automobile recalls in history, due to seat belt latch failures. Interested parties can read about it Here. I digress.
The people at Jopen call the ABS plastic a "Sleek and sophisticated glass-like effect body". It is very smooth and very hard - almost glass like - kinda, sorta. Our resident tester found it to be too hard for her liking. There is also a seam along this surface which can be felt by a finger running across it. It is still very small. The plastic is very stable and can be cleaned with most any toy cleaner or soapy water. Any lubes are safe for ABS plastic.
The cap end of the toy is silver plated ABS plastic and the push button is stainless steel adorned with the Key logo.
Using this toy, I found it easy to hold and manipulate, with or without the sleeve on. Even with lube running about, the silicone sleeve allowed for a pretty good grip. The grooves helped with this. Beginners and "old hands" alike will find this easy to use and enjoy. We found that it did its job very well and was fun to use. See the "Experience" section for thrilling details!
It looks like a sex toy and is not very discreet. Stashed away in its included bag, it would look like a vibe in a bag. Bring it with you if you want, but the screeners at TSA will know what it is and smirk. Or be jealous. It is small enough to tuck in a purse or carry in a pocket if you wanted to. Or use on the bus.
The different vibrations are as follows:
1) High, steady vibration +++++ ++
2) High, fast, shallow pulse +++ ++
3) Low to high repeating +++ ++
4) Bumpy, fast, throb ++++ ++
5) Mixed - throb, throb, vibe, vibe +++ ++
The vibrations are concentrated near the last 2" or so of the toy, and they quickly diminish in strength as one moves up the shaft. The vibrations were not "rumbly", but not really "buzzy" either - they were like Goldilocks vibrations - just right. The strength was more than adequate from the single AA size battery required (not included). Maybe not on a par with a jackhammer or Hitachi wand, but, c'mon, it's only palm sized!
This is very easy and convenient to use, and I found it simple to "scroll" through the different modes to find the one my wife liked best. The button was easy to use and placed well, so there was no inadvertent changing of modes mid-course! It was easy to change vibration as her level of arousal changed. The toy is very quiet, and even at its loudest would barely be heard from under a blanket. I just went and tested this, so you know it's true! The toy does claim to be waterproof, but I haven't tried this out. The O-ring that seals the cap to the body is thin and flat, not the usual type ring. I did notice that when I cleaned the Nyx some water seeped down between the body and the ABS sleeve. I was able to shake most of it out and it seems to have dried with no ill effect.
One minor drawback that I noted was that the battery cap is a little difficult to take off. It is not a screw type cap, but one where you have to line up a channel to drop the cap onto, then turn it until it locks in. It is angled to pull the cap in tight as it turns, but it is difficult to get a good grip on the smooth cap.
As stated previously, for simplicity stick with water-based lubes for use with the silicone sleeve. Any lube may be used if not using the sleeve.
Jopen provides a nice little lint free storage pouch for the Nyx. The pouch is adequate, but hardly luxurious. The packaging is so nice, though, that we keep ours in its original box.
The toy itself is nestled in a foam block inside the "book". Along with the toy inside of a small plastic envelope are an instruction sheet, warranty information, and a small, lint free drawstring pouch. I know that no amount of good packaging can make up for a poor product, but great packaging definitely helps to add to the cachet of an item! Jopen goes all out. This would make a lovely gift box, and the shape lends itself to easy gift wrapping. We like the box so much, we don't even use the pouch, we just store it right back in the box.
This is really a well made, terrific toy and I would give it five stars if not for the funky battery cap and difficult to remove sleeve. Sitting here reading this it seems kind of nit picky, but we call 'em like we see 'em.
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