The Little Wand that Kind of CouldAs a great alternative to bulkier wands, the Inspire offers some strong competition in both size and power. It won't cover as broad of a surface area as a larger vibe, but the vibrations produced are deep and won't be a let down for pin point vibration lovers. It's simple to use and the interchangeable heads offer a variation of sensations that can be experienced with this wand.
The default head is a round dome that is made of Silicone and is removable for cleaning or interchanging attachments. All the attachments available are made out of premium silicone and therefore, can be boiled, washed in water with soap, put in a dish washer, and sterilized easily. They cannot, however, be used with a silicone base lube. Located underneath the head is another plastic piece that shouldn't be used without a proper attachment for your safety. Along with the dome attachment are three others that come with this version of the Couture inspire, and they're all made differently to stimulate in a variety of ways. For starters, they're all quite firm, yet flexible. They are bendable with your hands, but when used against skin are firm enough to withstand that extra pressure if you need it. The shape of the heads bring to mind other objects, which leaves me thinking, Trident, Cattle Prod, or Vibrator?
Attachment One: A standard, dome shaped head.
Attachment Two: Two prongs for clitoral/nipple stimulation
Attachment Three: A triple stimulating head that is insertable
A good silicone should never have any odd odor or tackiness to the material. The Couture inspire's heads all are non-porous and have no smell whatsoever to them. The base of the wand is light pink, and all attachments are a deeper hue. If you aren't a pink fan, this version of the wand only comes in one color, unfortunately.
The neck of the wand is slightly flexible, but isn't meant to be completely coiled over, as that'll just lead to it breaking easier over time. It's great for those who like a lot of applied pressure clitorally or in other areas and don't wand the wand bending a lot during use. However, it also offers a bit of give for those who do want a toy that has that extra bit of flexibility for manipulation during use. It's a nice middle ground.
The interchangeable heads are really easy to attach onto the toy and come off fairly easily with just a light tug. Just pull a bit and the head will come off, and to put another on, you just pop it into place. The first few uses, I had to get used checking the attachments on the base before use. If the attachment is out of place, the sides will kind of look wonky and and will branch out from the sides of the toy. All you'll need to do if you notice it is give the attachment a twist and you'll see the sides pop into place and cling to the toy better.
It's debatable whether or not this toy can really be considered travel friendly, as it is so small and lightweight, but the attachments and cord can be a lot to lug around with you. I would say it's still travel friendly, especially since you can store the attachments together in a plastic bag, or just pick your favorite and pack it.
This toy is great for any user that loves their deep vibrations. I'd say it's equally as strong as the Hitachi and for some, may overpower it because it's a lot smaller. It's easy to figure out how everything works and where everything goes, so I'd say it's perfectly fine for a beginner to use, and an advanced user will definitely love the broad range of vibrations it offers. It isn't a completely obvious toy to own, but it isn't all that discreet, either. It's about as discreet as the Hitachi, as they're both the same kind of toy and mostly differ in size. If someone would know what your Hitachi is, then they'd definitely know what this small, pink, vibe is used for. Any head but the dome also is terribly obvious for its use. It's a little harder to convince someone it isn't for sexual purposes when it's so dainty and small and colored this way. I've included a size comparison between the [www.edenfantasys.com/vibrators/massagers/couture-pink-inspire|Inspire], Hitachi, andEroscillator.
At the base is the place to plug and unplug the cord from the wand. It's self explanatory to plug it in, and a red light indicator will come on when it's ready to use. Your wand isn't going to start vibrating until you click the round button, and once you do, it will start on the lowest vibration setting. The lowest isn't loud whatsoever and is like a whisper, however, as you increase the intensity of the vibrations, the wand steadily gets louder. I find it louder than my Hitachi, but that's just me.
Because we do have people out there who will go on a suicide mission in the bath tub because they want to get off, this toy isn't ever waterproof, not even unplugged. No water around this at all or it means big trouble for your toy, or for you.
I find that when you have a toy with a bendy neck, don't over bend it, and the neck will stay in great condition. The Wanachi mini has a bendy neck and we've broken about three in my house from over bending it. This wand, is of course, better quality, but the same can easily happen with a lot of use. The neck being ribbed can make it a little hard to clean if fluid gets trapped there, but you can clean it carefully with a cloth or a toothbrush head if need be.
The wand is small, so it's easy to find pouches, bags, or storage for it and the attachments. The different heads can be stored all together, but not with other toys, as silicones can leech onto other toys or other toys onto it and it can leave you with stained or ruined attachments. I store my Inspire in its original box at the moment, which isn't completely ideal, but it works for me and it keeps all of my components stored together.
*The included manual states that the wand can overheat a bit when used for prolonged periods of time, so overuse could be potentially be hazardous to the toy or yourself. Be safe and take breaks!
For those who say the Hitachi isn't good for pin point stimulation, I can't agree.
The Hitachi CAN be used for pin point stimulation, and here's how: Open your labia and press, and you'll have it. The Hitachi head is big enough to give you pin point stimulation and simultaneously stimulate every area around your clit, all at the same time. The Inspire doesn't offer that, and only offers pin point stimulation. I like everything stimulated and I suppose that's why I'd choose my Hitachi every time over a wand like this. The reason the Inspire is great is because it's so small and still rumbly, but I'd recommend just about any other wand over it. It's not any quieter than the Hitachi, but about the same amount of bees. The Mystic Wand has a rechargeable version that has 4 vrooms, if not just a little less rumbly than both of these and is also an excellent choice. This is simply the Hitachi alternative, but you aren't going to be getting the broad vibrations like you do from the Hitachi.