Toys in the Boudoir

The We-Vibe 4 Plus has a New App, but it Still has Flaws

AGWDM new we vibe 4 appI wrote a review of the We-Vibe 4 Plus last December. It’s a nice, luxury clitoral and G-spot vibrator, but the mobile app failed miserably. The app had unlimited functionality options but the Bluetooth connection stopped working as soon as I inserted it. It was a huge disappointment using it on myself and between Parrot and I as a couples vibrator when we were together and over our phones when we were apart.

So when We-Vibe announced last week that it has a new app that can be used with the We-Vibe 4 Plus and other We-Vibe vibrators, I thought for sure that they got it right.

Ehh … not exactly. The new We-Connect app still has a lot of connectivity problems, only different ones.

AGWDM we vibe 4 plus new app screensIn the three times I used the We-Vibe 4 Plus, I had to pair the vibrator with my app four different times, but I was able to change the settings when I had it inserted.

Parrot and I were able to connect our phones 2,000 miles apart easily. We liked that it has the new options of being able to connect over audio and video chat, but those connections didn’t last long and there were several times when we were unable to reconnect. We eventually gave up.

When Parrot was here for the weekend, I couldn’t connect with his app. I had to remove him and send him the connection link again. This time, the text with the link got parsed out in three separate messages that broke the link. It was a bit of pain for him to paste the entire link together, but we got it working.

The new We-Connect app has a brand new format that allows you to adult the intensity on the G-spot and clitoral motors either by sliding the patterns up and down on the screen or pushing + and – buttons instead of a slider buttons. You can also create your own vibration patterns but drawing pulses and waves on the screen. You can also set duration patterns anywhere between one second and two minutes. It took a bit of trying out and learning. The instructions weren’t very clear or easy to find. Saving my custom patterns was a bit of a crap shoot. So was getting the ones I managed to save work.

Luckily, the We-Connect already has 10 adjustable preset wave and pulse patterns that are quite pleasing. They aren’t super strong, blow-you-through-the-wall-into-the-next-room intense vibrations, but they’re rather pleasing. Think of them as the difference between the noise and the comfort level of driving a piece of junk car with shot suspensions and the glide you feel driving or riding in a Mercedes Benz or BMW. The We-Vibe 4 Plus motors are definitely a luxury ride. Still, it would be nice to be able to reliably map my own journey.

Since Parrot and I were finally able to use the We-Vibe 4 Plus as a couples vibrator, we weren’t terribly impressed. I don’t mind holding the We-Vibe 4 Plus in place when I use it by myself. Keep in mind that anything that vibrates is going to move, slip and slide, especially if it’s well-lubricated. I found it to be distracting and cumbersome using it when we were trying to connect on physical and personal levels. I didn’t like the feeling that I had to concentrate more on the vibrator than on Parrot. It also wasn’t a comfortable fit and didn’t have a pleasurable effect for him. His verdict: “Meh.”

So I tossed it aside and we had a much better time on our own.

I’m not a big phone app junkie like Parrot who has and uses an almost embarrassing large number of apps on his phone. When I asked him if he’s had as many problems with apps he uses or has ever tried, he said, “Nope. Not one. This one’s definitely not ready for prime time.”

As a clitoral and G-spot vibrator for myself, I like it, but it’s not my favorite. It’s complicated and has a bit of a learning curve. Also, with the number of problems the We-Vibe 4 Plus has with the app controls and its performance as a couples vibrator, I can’t justify recommend anyone spending $150 on it. For that price, it should work flawlessly.