The key to... not muchI had high hopes for the Key line, since the Jopen line was pretty good. Unfortunately, week vibrations, unimpressive settings, and a pain to clean is all I found.
The Nyx itself is essentially a large plastic bullet that has a removable silicone sleeve on it. It measures about 5" long and just over 1" in diameter (with the sleeve on). I don't feel that it is intended to be used without the sleeve (you can, it just doesn't look as pretty). Essentially, it has a few different layers. The outer most layer is the removable silicone sleeve. It is a very nice soft silicone and has very little drag to it. If you need lube, I would suggest a small amount of water based lube. It also doesn't attract much lint or dog hair. I am rather impressed by the silicone. The next layer is a translucent pink plastic that covers part of the end cap and the entire dark pink body of the bullet, which is the last layer. The plastic is smooth, though though is a very slight seam. The interesting part of the toy is that part of the clearish plastic shows through a cut out int he silicone sleeve. I don't see any function to that other than looks. While it may not attract much lint or require much lube, it is a bit of a pain to clean. The sleeve has a few ridges that are just deep enough that it requires a bit of extra care. In addition, where the plastic shows through the cut out, fluid can get in there which means you need to also take the sleeve off and clean that on the inside as well as the entire plastic portion. One neat feature of the Nyx, which seems to be on all of the Key line, is the button is the Key brand emblem which is also metal, unlike the rest of the toy.
The vibrations of the Nyx are also a little lacking. They are slightly on the buzzy side and not too strong, which is most likely due to having so many layers between the motor and the outside surface. There are five patterns, but there is only one solid speed of vibration and the rest are pulsing patterns. I much prefer having a few levels of solid vibration, because I tend to use those more often. To turn you simply press the end button. Each press will cycle the toy through the various patterns and to turn it off, you push and hold the button. It runs on a single AA battery that can be access by twisting off the cap.
Overall, I was not impressed with the Key Nyx and it does not live up to the powerful statement on the box. The vibrations are weak and it is much to expensive for a small, battery operated vibrator. The only thing I am very impressed with is the silicone. They do have a whole line of those to take a look at though, and if you don't mind a weaker vibration or cost, it's not a horrible little toy.
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