Checkmates the bishop - discreet vibrator by Evolved Novelties - review by Ryuson

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Works well as a pawn, but not a winning play.

This is a wonderful vibe if it fits your anatomy, but it was just uncomfortable and painful for me. No more powerful than a weak bullet, I'd rather use one of those for external stimulation. I really want to like this one, and I'll keep trying to find a way to enjoy it, but for now he's not going to get much more use from me.
SUPER quiet, waterproof, packaging, sturdy, nonporous, good for internal/external/anal teasing.
Very weak vibes, caught on pubic bone, didn't fit my anatomy well.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This vibrator is intended for people that like bumps in their toy. It has a nice, rounded tip for pinpoint external stimulation and also can be used for moderately shallow G-spotting. While it couldn't quite hit my G spot, it still felt very nice inside of me.

As far as external stimulation goes, this glides nicely over nipples or other erogenous zones, and its long shape lends it a lot of versatility. You can place it with the tip on your clit and the rest of the vibe along your labia for more broad stimulation, or you can just use the ball for more pinpoint action.

This toy also can be used for shallow anal play because of the shape. The small ball on the tip can be inserted because there is a large ridge in the center of the toy. I wouldn't recommend inserting it any farther than the first ridge because the second one isn't as pronounced and I'd rather you be safe than sorry.

Beginners will enjoy the ease of use and small size of this toy, and experienced users will like the shape if they can identify that it will work well with their anatomy.

This would be great for travel and as I am using it in, dorm living. Its quiet nature and small size make it great to store and easy to hide. I wouldn't recommend this for couple play unless you have a lot of experience and VERY good communication! On my own, I found it difficult not to hurt myself due to the shape and firmness of this toy; it would be even more difficult with a partner!
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bachelor/ bachelorette party
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

This toy is very smooth and slick and is made of PU coated plastic. This means that you can't boil it to sterilize it, but you can't do that with most vibrators anyway because of how delicate the motors are. It's nonporous so is safe for switching partners as long as it is cleaned very well in between each use, but the PU coating may cause a slight build up of bacteria. The same goes for anal, so I would recommend using a condom just for ease of cleanup and safety when switching partners or orifices.

It's very smooth and velvety to the touch, which makes it feel very nice against your skin. It doesn't need very much lube, if any, but if you want to use some it is compatible with silicone or water based, so you don't have to worry if your favorite lube will damage it. It had no taste or scent out of the packaging and hasn't retained one since. Just a warning, this toy has no give to it at all, so it's easy to damage yourself with it. Fortunately, all of the curves are smooth so you only risk light bruising. Be careful the first few times you use it because of this.

I would recommend this material for both beginning and advanced users due to its ease of use. I still appreciate a toy that doesn't need a ton of lubrication and I've tried quite a few since I've joined Eden! As a plus, it doesn't collect lint or dust at all making it easy to store and keep clean.
    • Bumpy
    • No odor
    • Rigid

Design / Shape / Size

This vibrator has a very large sphere at the end, tapers to a thin neck, flares out again to about the same circumference as the ball, and then tapers down to the white ring of plastic. It's meant to look like a Bishop piece for the game Chess, but I found that that's a bit of a stretch.

Meant for all types of stimulation, the sphere at the tip is presumably meant to put pressure on your G spot while the lower ridge stimulates the lower part of the vagina. Personally, this ridge served only to catch painfully on my pubic bone and took away from the pleasant shape of the tip. This toy feels wonderful in your hand and is very easy to control.

This is not a large vibe and is wonderful to take with you, but it is not for those that require a large girth or length. It's about 4 inches insertable and 4 inches circumference around the ball at the tip and the ridge halfway down. It's a great size for beginners, but I would recommend the shape for more moderately advanced users just because it takes some practice not to hurt yourself with this one! The best precaution that they took with the Bishop is its rounded head; you won't jab your cervix! Being constantly paranoid about that, I felt comfortable thrusting with it and didn't even worry!
    • Beginner
    • Ergonomic
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

This vibe is extremely quiet (like all of the Evolved toys that I own) but as a trade off is not very powerful. I had difficulty feeling the vibrations when they were inside of me, but they were mild enough for me to use on my clit. They are focused in the rounded tip but can be felt pretty well through the whole toy. I didn't find that my had got numb from the vibrations, but that's probably because they weren't very strong to begin with.

It's controlled by a turn-dial base that feels very well made. It was unlike my other turn-dial toys in that it wouldn't accidentally switch settings and also felt like it was turning separately from the battery compartment. This toy should last a very long time!

It's considered to be 'true multispeed,' but I felt like it had three distinct settings anyway. They are all one-bee in loudness, but they increase from one vroom, to 1.5 vrooms, to 2 vrooms. With one AAA battery, it does pretty well, but I feel like if they had powered it by a AA it would have improved this product greatly. Advanced users looking for something with satisfying vibrations or different patterns will feel themselves reaching for something that will take them where this guy can't.

I felt very comfortable taking this into the communal dorm showers with me. It was quiet enough that no one suspected a thing, small enough to hide in my towel while I walked down the hall, and waterproof enough that there wasn't any moisture in the battery compartment afterwards.
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use
    • Weak

Care and Maintenance

This toy is very easy to maintain because of the material. It doesn't collect dust or lint, and I just wipe mine down with a toy cleaner before rinsing it off. This toy also can be cleaned with wet wipes or good ol' antibacterial soap and water. As I said above, don't boil this one! The seams don't create any gaps for gunk to get stuck in, and the plastic is very smooth and leaves no places for unpleasant things to hide.

I store it in the plastic shell that it came in, in a cool, dark place with my other toys. As always, if it won't be used relatively soon, you should always remove the batteries from your toys!
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


This toy came in a clear, plastic shell. It's very durable and is a great way to store this toy, though it's not very discreet. It has the name of the toy and some basic information, and it is entirely visible through the clear package. It has no lewd words or suggestive pictures, and I would feel nice wrapping this toy in its current packaging. It came without any batteries, but using one easily found AAA, I don't feel like this is a major con!
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Very informative
    • Would make a nice gift


I really wanted to like this toy; it reminded me of my NaughtiBod, the color was great, it was super quiet, and it's nonporous. Unfortunately, in no position did it thrill me. When laying down, I had a lot of trouble with the center bulge catching painfully on my pubic bone when angled towards my belly, but angled away from my belly it didn't do much for me either.

I tried it standing in the shower and clitorally it felt great, but again it was difficult for the shape to feel comfortable internally. Eventually I gave up on him because I may as well use a bullet for the same purpose. I want to like this vibrator, and maybe someday I will, but until then I'll have to keep experimenting.
    • Not thrilled
    • Painful
    • Pubic bone
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  • Missmarc
    Ty for the review! Very nice video!
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  • Azule
    Thanks for the great review. I'm seeing a lack of power being a consistent problem with it.
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    Thank you for the review.
  • Dawnwill
    Great review
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