Product Review: iTap G-Vibe by California Exotics
What’d it come in?
The iTap G-vibe came wrapped in a thin plastic bag flopping around inside a loose, crushed, white cardboard box. I assume the box was crushed in transit. The box sports a picture of the vibe and blue lettering describing the toy.
How’s it made?
This vibe is made of white plastic and Velvet Cote. It’s phthalates and latex free and hypoallergenic. It’s seven and one-half inches long, six of those being insertable, and one inch in diameter.
The material is firm and unforgiving, as plastic so often is. The curved end is dull enough that it doesn’t feel like you’re taking a screwdriver to your g-spot, but thin enough for direct clitoral stimulation when used externally. And the Velvet Cote surface is soft and satiny, with a good amount of drag.
On the bottom, you’ll find the handle unscrews to present the battery compartment. I found that some batteries are almost impossible to remove from the cylinder – I had to shake pretty hard to get them out – while others fit fine. Once you load the battery compartment, screw the handle back on and literally tap the button on the bottom until you find the setting (two steady, three pulsing) you enjoy.
What’s it for?
This particular vibe is made for g-spot stimulation. But it can also be used for stimulating the clitoris or erogenous zones.
How is it?
excellent for beginners
I mean, the vibrations are great. Not overly loud. Decently powerful.
My button is kind of weird, though. It doesn’t always work as easily as tapping it. Sometimes, I have to tap more than once for it to turn on or switch settings. Which is kind of frustrating considering the most exciting part of this toy is supposed to be its ease of use.
So, naturally, while I’m in the middle of an awesome fantasy, my finger grazes the button on the bottom and it switches settings.
I’m a bit of a size queen, so it definitely could use some extra girth.
It’s wonderful for beginners. Not overly expensive. Completely non-threatening in appearance. Easy, push-button control. Discreet. Unobtrusive when inserted. Doesn’t overwhelm you with a million options. And starting out with a toy like this trains you not to let your finger rest on the bottom. Which, with so many toys coming out with buttons on the bottom, is probably a good thing.
How do you care for it?
It sits, sans batteries, in a Ziploc with the rest of my plastic toys in the top drawer of the dresser. Before and after use, I spray it down with California Exotics’s Anti-Bacterial Toy Cleaner, then rinse it off. But you can wash it with any antibacterial soap or toy cleaner, or wipe it down with isopropyl alcohol.
Where’d ya get it?
California Exotics sent me the iTap G Vibe, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. In business for fifteen years, California Exotics is a female owned and operated company dedicated to “designing and creating consistently superior toys for women”. They’re dedicated to “turning fantasy into reality” and, to that end, have developed new, high-quality materials and “state of the art technologies”.