Better Than Chocolate Music Edition
By OhMiBod and Nomi Tang
Type: Powered by 4 AAA batteries
Love It Rating:
Can you believe I actually won this toy? Yep! From EdenCafe. How cool is that? I never win anything.
How it came…
Every of detail of this vibe has been carefully thought of and presented in a way that makes you realize how fantastic this toy is. The Better Than Chocolate Music Edition (BTCME) arrived in a plastic sealed box with a four-sided cardboard wrap that showcased a picture of the toy and alerts the user that it was a reddot design award winner in 2010. The sides and bottom give product highlights and some user information.
What I really like about this is that it gives the product information that you really want/need, especially if you are purchasing this in a store. But this wrap slides right off the box leaving you with a fabric covered, white textured box that has only the OhMiBod and Nomi Tang logos on the top. This is perfect for presenting as a gift and opens hinge-style, like a jewelry box, to the toy, satin toy pouch, user manual, and transmitter in a gorgeous satin-lined bed. Very classy.
How it works…
For my friends out there who are technically challenged, you might want to start with the instruction manual. It is certainly possible to figure this one out, but it can be confusing at first. Of course I will take you through the basics.
So after reading through the user manual very briefly, I stuffed 2 AAA batteries in the toy, and another 2 in the music transmitter and was ready to go. I pushed the power button, which is located near the base of the toy, where the batteries go. Once the toy is on, the LED light on the slider lights up blue. I love that it is separate from the slider, making it easy to turn off quickly should someone drop by unexpectedly.
It starts always at the lowest level, but this can be adjusted by managing the “touch slider” that works like the touch pad on a laptop computer. Nothing actually presses down like buttons, you just slide your finger in the direction you want it to go. Making an upward sliding motion will increase the power of the toy from low to high, or anything in between. Reverse this motion to decrease the power.
If you hold your finger on the front of the slider for two seconds it will lock on that setting, and the LED light will stay red. To unlock, repeat the process until the LED turns back to blue. Changing through the four pre-programmed modes is just as easy, hold you finger on the NT symbol for 2 seconds and the pattern will change. The LED light will blink in time with the pulses, which are as follows:
1) Constant vibration. The higher you adjust the intensity, the stronger it gets.
2) Escalation low to high. The higher you adjust the intensity, the faster it goes.
3) Rhythmic high pulses. The higher you adjust the intensity, the faster it goes.
4) Random one speed pulses with varying lengths and pauses.
Honestly, they aren’t too hard to figure out, but they do take some getting used to. I like the originality factor, but I’m not totally sold on the slider instead of buttons. I often find myself not being sure if I’ve actually changed anything, and then end up changing it to a different pattern than the one I wanted. And that’s when I can see what I’m doing, I usually try not to bother changing settings in use.
How it works with music…
So adding the music controlled experience is probably the easiest part. As you can probably tell from the above, this thing will work completely independent of an MP3 player, but this does add an interesting feature. You need only add 2 AAA batteries to the white OhMiBod transmitter, plug the jack-pin into your MP3 player, and your headphones into the other side of the transmitter. Alternately you can use the extended cord and plug this into anything with an AUX-in audio output (like a radio, TV, computer, etc.) to transmit the sound. Once both ends are connected, simply turn on your MP3 player and then turn on the transmitter. Oh yeah, and it’s a wireless transmitter. You don’t have to do anything to the toy, it will detect when the transmitter is on. Easy, right?
With the transmitter on, the LED light will glow purple instead of blue and pulse with the beat of your music. Adjusting the turn dial on the transmitter will make it more sensitive to the music, turning it down will have the opposite effect. Basically, the transmitter is picking up on the bass in the songs. If you are listening to rock n roll, you probably want the transmitter a bit lower so it doesn’t just buzz constantly. For slower music, you might want to adjust it higher. Obviously, this can be a pain to keep adjusting each time it changes songs. With a little preparation you can pre-choose songs that have similar amounts of bass and then you don’t have to mess with it at all during playtime.
How’s that crazy shape work?
Pretty good actually. I love the shape. I wasn’t sure I would be completely sold on it before I actually tried it, but now I want all my clit vibes to have this deep angle. I found the toy sat flawlessly over my mons and the stimulator reached my clit perfectly.
I have to say, my initial assessment was that the wings were just to add to the aesthetics, but they are actually quite functional. Not only did it make the toy comfortable to hold without having to worry about losing my grip, but it was ideal when for when I closed my legs around it. The wings made my legs wrap securely and comfortably around it, while creating a pocket in which I was able to still manage the controls. Genius!
So, is it a good vibrator or what?
Well, it does have the nice deep-rumbly vibrations that I love. Power-wise…. it’s decent. I wouldn’t call it weak, but its only about as strong as a regular bullet. But for some reason, I find that the vibrations tend to get very diffused throughout the tip where the they should be focused. And because of this I cannot orgasm with the toy. I love it for foreplay and teasing, and its great in the shower or tub (although the slider will lock in the water so be sure to have it on the setting you want before getting wet), but it just doesn’t work as a go-to toy. Honestly, if it weren’t for the fact that it vibrated to music and was so original, it would probably get lost in the bottom of the toy chest. But as it does add a little something extra to the experience, so I will break it out occasionally.
Is it easy to clean and maintain?
Thank you EdenCafe for sponsoring these fantastic weekly contests. You can get your own Better Than Chocolate Music Edition by OhMiBod and Nomi Tang from EdenFantasys for $98.99.