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Reg Hardware Sex Week Wireless vibrators activated by your mobile phone or MP3 player – who would have thought it? Growing up during a time when women still had pubic hair and leading a fantasy romance with Tony Hadley took up most of my time, if I was lucky Valentine's day involved a card and a flower picked out of someone …

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IT Angle

And what is it makes most of these Digital?

Looks like someone at El Reg has got shares in Lovehoney to me.

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Re: And what is it makes most of these Digital?

Looks to me that these are replacements for either the old digital method, or what my mum used to call "it".

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Lovehoney

My partner likes this site, but I prefer the personal touch, and find that they don't do anything for me.

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Re: Lovehoney

"... they don't do anything for me"

You must be using them wrong Clare. Want me to demonstrate?

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Re: Re: Lovehoney

*facepalm* The fact you made that comment indicates that you would have no idea either, and would probably not get past a panty flash before finishing for the night.

Just sayin'

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Re: And what is it makes most of these Digital?

You could side with a worse site than Lovehoney.

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@AC above

‘ me to demonstrate?’ NO. I do enjoy my partner using the toys, but she usually climaxes when I use them on her.

‘panty flash before finishing for the night’ Take you male stereotypes and go away ! Just sayin’

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THEY REALLY....

look like quality products!

Will there be an iPhone app for them?

Couple that with the iVibe and you're away!

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And you're away...

...although Apple will want 30% of whatever you're having.

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Sad

Nothing for the guys..then????

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Re: Sad

Apart from one.

But I was going to comment(tard), why all the female stimulation tools on a site with a largely (I would assume) male reader base?

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Re: Sad

You do realise this is an on-line lesbian magazine right? ;)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/06/indy_reg/

However, if you are curious as to the current state of mens sextoys; lovehoney has an entire section of mens toys, and also quite a few toys that work just as well on men as they do on women :)

Im sure the register's female readership appreciate the article, nothing wrong with Lucy sticking to her SME field, but I too wish someon eat the reg would do a mens version of this...

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Re: Sad

Plenty here for guys... to buy for women-friends who want a little more action in their play-time.

Paris, a little more of whatever.

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Guys?

Me and the missus have a wand, rest assured it works for guys too.

Also pretty much anything "designed for a woman" can be used by a guy, it just depends where you want to put it.

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Re: 'a wand'

Do you mean the rolling pin the missus is brandishing when you get back from the pub? :-)

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Nothing for the guys?

What's your hand for, then?

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Big Train

This review reminds me of the Big Train no wanking in the office sketches. What a job!

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Magic Wand

Surprised that the magic wand scored so low - i guess the Love Honey version must be louder than the Hitachi original?

Then again, it'd be much duller without the attachments, which weren't mentioned.

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I like it when people review sex toys but dont actually use the sex toys. "we took this to the pub and all had a good laugh!" unless you're reviewing a stand-up comedian that does pub tours, you're doing it wrong.

Good job; honestly it must be nice to be paid to not do your job, getting a paid gig as a reviewmonkey isnt easy, but to get paid for reviews when you dont actually use the product? That's almost like... marketing. Maybe I should write a review for enterprise servers by taking them out of their shipping crates and go "colour is nice, and doesnt clash with other blades in the rack, but seriously, no bubble wrap to pop or free candy in the box makes me give this a solid 60%"

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Its also seems pretty popular in Japan, from what I've......been told by someone :D

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@Heff

"review sex toys but dont actually use the sex toys"

You obviously missed many of the comments - it sounds like Lucy did. All in the interests of research, naturally...

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By Lucy Orr • Get more from this author

How :P ?

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Have to say...

Weirdest sex toys i've ever seen...and too early in the morning to be hearing about clitorii

Can we get one of these articles for the best couples toys?

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Re: Have to say...

Clits not mentioned once /pedant

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I disagree!

It is never too early in the morning to be thinking about clitorii.

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Music lists?

Given the audio-triggered nature of some of these toys, when can we get a list of the best music to 'enjoy' the evening to?

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Re: Music lists?

something like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ZDGzonHXA

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Where's

the demonstration video Lucy? This just wouldn't work with a Playmobil reconstruction.

Getting paid to masturbate? I think I need a career change.

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Angel

Still no "tasp"

http://mindhacks.com/2008/09/16/erotic-self-stimulation-and-brain-implants/

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Re: Still no "tasp"

Working on it!

For the past few months, I've been experimenting with using Arduino and Teensy USB micorcontrollers to run vibrators. I have a working prototype of an Arduino hacked into a toy EEG (a Mattel MindFlex) that runs when the user concentrates on it, which isn't quite a tasp but is a step in that direction, kind of.

I also have a prototype that's designed NOT to get you off; it runs for a random period of time between about 15 and about 45 seconds, at a random intensity and with a random pattern, then stops for a random period of time from 9 to 30 seconds, then runs again... The idea is that you can never get accustomed to it, and you can never predict when it will start or what it will do, but you *also* can't get enough stimulation to get the job done.

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entertaining read but...

in many of the cases, I got no idea how large or small they were. I wish a person had held each of these in her hand.

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Playmobil?

Purely in the name of science, how did the author arrive at the scores?

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Re: Playmobil?

just came to her

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So where ..

.. is the Lego presentation of all this?

It's about time someone re-defined hard-ware..

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+1 for the Lelo Mia

Great build quality and you can always pass it off as a flash drive. Surprisingly good fun!

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Re: +1 for the Lelo Mia

+2 best buy ever. Great build quality, usb recharge, and inbuilt battery...win ,win, win!

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Movie quote time...

From "Top Secret!"

Nick Rivers: "You don't scare me. My manager is on his way to the American Consulate."

German: "Do not be so sure Mr Rivers. Evidently, your friend did not realise that here in East Germany we use 220 volt current. He was found in his hotel room impaled on a large electrical device. Our surgeons did what they could, but it took them two hours just to get the smile off his face."

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Re: Movie quote time...

From the files of Police Squad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfxY8s_Ex7E

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Matte! "Matte black", goddammit!

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No.1 toy has seven speeds?

Not that I'm into dildos myself but I do feel just a little jealous - my car transport thingy only has 5 gears and it does need more POWER as well?

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Commision?

Apart from the obvious question which has been asked above already I wonder... If we click those "Buy from Amazon" links, does that give El Reg a nice commision? ;-)

This looks more like an ad. than anything else. Since we're on an odd level anyway I have to ask: why didn't you guys lend this to some female co-workers and had them write a review? :-)

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Its a tough job, but someone has to do it. :D

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All of these are crap or overpriced. (Or underrated I guess when it comes to the hitachi magic wand clone if it is as good as the original).

These sort of reviews need to be done by either hookers or porn stars.

Not enough detail either (If I was to buy something for a woman I would want to know it could at least handle 30 mins solid getting more intense orgasms.)

Maybe the metal one is fairly interesting.

(Don't think Lovehoney is any better quality than the chinese junk you get from dealextreme either and it is allot more expensive).

Bad idea to buy this type of stuff online as well.

(Most of the women I know think the sex toys for gay men are better also - more powerful).

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don't know about sex toys for gay men, but...

"Bad idea to buy this type of stuff online as well."

Don't agree I bought the Lelo Mia online direct from their site, great service, and a really high quality device, well thought out and engineered - as you would expect from the Swedes. battery life is great and the usb charging , convenient. Well worth the price for the pleasure it has given !

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RE: AC

...They are =]

Tend to be bigger too

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I say, I say, I say ...

Q. What's the most sensitive part of the human body when masturbating?

A. Your ears.

Boom!

I'll be here all week. Don't for get to tip your waitress. Take your glasses back to the bar please.

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IT Angle

Run out of real stories/things to review?

You know, I realized when Creative Computing did a review of Bukka-Bukka Bath Toys that they were not far from going out of business, and sure enough, they only lasted another 4 issues.

I hope this doesn't mean El Reg is circling the drain in similar fashion, as I liked them.

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Nothing for men?

I'll get back to the chrome porn catalogue:

http://www.wera-tools.co.uk/

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Share the love with your distant friends.

Is that the one with the command codes you put into a text message?

She can have hours of fun with the mobile controlled one guessing who was in the driving seat for each sequence. Ideally, for the real-time experience, you want her to be several time zones away and then you never need be bored in a large project meeting or a corporate presentation again.

p.s. this works.

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