The Vr9 is made of silicone with a matte finish and has no scent. It’s a vibrant shade of purple which looks like it’s fluorescing under a black light. The entire toy is smooth with a light drag. A seam runs all the way around the toy lengthwise, but it’s barely visible and can’t be felt during use. The only disturbance on the surface are the two raised power buttons and the charging port.
The design of the Vr9 is lovely. The 10” long (when measured straight from top to bottom) shape is smooth, sleek, and sinuous, and when held from the larger end it looks like the head and neck of a diplodocus with its small head and gracefully curving neck. The smaller head is about 1 1/4" in diameter and about an inch high. The neck below starts at about 5/8” in diameter and widens to 1 1/8” right above the charging port (about 6” down). The larger head is about 1 3/4" in diameter and roughly 2” high. Unlike the other end, the head more smoothly flows into the neck which decreases from 1 1/2" to 1 1/4" before it reaches the charging port.
The Vr9 is easy to hold, whether you use the large or small end. The larger end isn’t as flexible so it’s easier to manipulate, but the small end isn’t so flexible that it’s too awkward to use.
While the Vr9 isn’t the most discreet looking, mostly because of its color, it does have a travel mode to keep it turned off in your luggage. Simply press and hold both buttons for 4 seconds – a red light will glow behind them and will go out when the Vr9 is locked. It’s just as easy to unlock – press and hold for 4 seconds – when both buttons glow red the toy is unlocked and ready for use.
Motors (powerbullets) are located in in the thinner shaft and the larger head, and are controlled independently. The button closest to each end controls that end. Pressing once turns the vibrations on. To raise the vibrations, press and hold the button down – if you press and release it shuts the toy off. The LED light behind the button will flash faster and faster while you press until it’s steady, which means you’re on the highest speed.
When using the small end as a vibrator, the vibrations are more buzzy and mostly in the tip, although they do travel down the shaft. When using the larger end, the vibrations feel deeper and more throbby, and they travel all the way down into the other end.
The vibrations are quiet, and with background music or the TV on they won’t be heard from a few feet away.
The Vr9 is charged by plugging the jack into the jack plug located on the back side of the larger end, a bit above where the buttons are. Plugging in the jack is like inserting a needle into a basketball – it requires a firm push, but once it slides in and you’re plugged into the wall, the light glows to indicate charging. The battery is a Lithium-Ion battery, and no information is provided about overcharging the Vr9, so it’s best to not charge more than 24 hours. The battery completely charges in 4 hours (a 3 hour initial charge is recommended when the Vr9 first arrives). During a charge, a red LED light glows right above the charging port. Once the Vr9 is fully charged this light goes out.
The Vr9 is completely waterproof, and can be enjoyed in the shower or bath, although it’s much easier to use and manipulate while soaking.
The Vr9 should be cleaned before and after use with mild soap and warm water. It should be thoroughly dried before storing it in its pouch. Since it’s made of silicone, only waterbased lubricants should be used.
The Vr9 comes in a large white box with the product name on the sides and front. The box is discreet except for the bottom, which has a picture of the vibrator and some information about the product. Inside the box, the Vr9 rests on a piece of cardboard. Also in the box are a sheet with product information, the charger, a small pamphlet detailing the other Vanity toys (and the operating instructions for all of them), and a large black drawstring bag. The bag is soft but unpadded, with Jopen in large letters on one side. It has ample room to store the Vr9 and its charger together.
The Vr9 has a 1 year warranty from the date of purchase against any mechanical failure. Information about the optional 10 year warranty is provided upon product registration of the product on the Jopen site.
I really like this vibrator. Its shape reminds me a lot of the Smooth S Shape (Seduction) from Nob Essence, although it’s thinner and more flexible. The small end worked well for targeting my g-spot and also worked well on my clit. I preferred the larger end for a more filling g-spot experience. I’m not sure if the bullets in each end are exactly the same, but the vibrations feel deeper to me in the larger end, which may be due to the thickness of the silicone. The vibrations are quite strong and enjoyable.
I did find it easier to thrust and move when holding on to the larger end since it wasn’t quite as flexible, but I was able to use it effectively when holding the smaller end as well. My husband had no problems holding either end when using it on me, although he thought it was easier to hold by the smaller end since he was able to wrap his hand around it, and the shape of the smaller head kept it from slipping out of place when his hands were covered with lube.
It’s possible to have both motors on at the same time, which didn’t seem necessary unless I was using the smaller end – the vibrations from the other motor seemed to intensify the sensation more. Also, depending on how you hold the Vr9, it’s possible to get some labial and clitoral stimulation from the non-inserted end by flexing it a bit.
The battery held a charge well, and I was able to use this on high for over an hour with no noticeable decrease in power.