Toy Review: The Rockbox 2 Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator

Truth be told the Rockbox 2 and I didn’t have the smoothest of starts.

The first Rockbox 2 I received was weak, shallow, and didn’t provide anywhere near the level of sensation that I had expected. At the end of it all I even wrote a bad review, sent it off to Lovehoney and wished I’d heeded the wise words of Epiphora in her review of the original Rockbox.

Yet (despite my annoyances with the weak device) It seemed to me a real shame. I honestly felt like the Rockbox 2  had real potential but that it hadn’t quite reached it. However, upon sending in my first review Lovehoney had concerns that I’d got a faulty item. On their request I returned my Rockbox 2 for a quality check in exchange for a new one. I was determined to give the Rockbox 2 another chance, and I’m glad I did.

The Rockbox 2: Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator

In the end, it did turn out that my first Rockbox 2 was, indeed, a faulty product and I can only commend Lovehoney for spotting this and giving me a swift exchange because a fully-functional Rockbox 2 is quite the beast.

The Rockbox 2 is not a sex toy but a 'Pleasure Power Tool' instead.
The Rockbox 2 is not a sex toy but a ‘Pleasure Power Tool’ instead.

As a concept the Rockbox 2 has great potential.

Made to look like a power tool, the Rockbox 2 looks truly formidable when you first receive it. I was particularly impressed (and amused) by the box for this product—which was designed in keeping with the power tool aesthetic and came with logos such as a ‘Warning! High Vibration Risk’ sign (along with an array of workplace visuals; one of which recommended goggles). All of this is a great way to ramp up the anticipation—especially for roleplay or intimidation purposes. The Rockbox 2 certainly knows how to set itself up.

The branding for this product really got a kick out of me.
The branding for this product really got a kick out of me.

Speaking of set up, getting the Rockbox 2 ready for use is remarkably easy. Each of the two attachments easily slide into place and have a clip that you simply press in before sliding out the attachment. The power cord is 20ft long—meaning that you don’t have to be tethered near a plug during use—and is secured in place with a handy cable clip. The Rockbox 2 is controlled via 2 methods—a power switch on the handle and a little dial that controls the vibration intensity.

In terms of appearance the Rockbox 2 stays true to its ‘power tool’ aesthetic—as this formidable device would look perfectly at home in a DIY kit. The appearance of the Rockbox 2 makes it feel like a magnificent tool and when you hold it you do feel like you’re wielding something of substance. And this is what I got with the Rockbox 2.

The attachments easily slide in to place.
The attachments easily slide in to place.

When I first turned my new Rockbox 2 on I could tell that this toy meant business. The vibrations have a very distinct thumping sensation to them (which is fantastic) but they also have a satisfying rumble to them. On the lowest settings I can feel the Rockbox 2 spread deep into my genitals. Ramp it up to the higher settings and the Rockbox 2 produces a rumble so deep that it can be felt all over my body and deep in my chest. It’s quite delightful.

Mr. Peaches also appreciated the vibrations of the Rockbox 2 but for him they aren’t the sort of sensations that would get him off—so he described them as “pleasant, but more of a warm-up toy”.

While I do love the vibrations of the Rockbox 2 I feel like it has two major problems, as well as a few little ones too.The biggest issues for me were size and sound.

There's no getting around it, this toy is huge.
There’s no getting around it, this toy is huge.

The Rockbox 2 may be rocking its power tool design aesthetically but in use it becomes a bit of a nightmare. The shape and size of the Rockbox 2 is incredibly cumbersome and it limits positions (which, in turn, can limit arousal).  In addition to this the Rockbox 2 is very loud to the point where it can be distracting. If discretion is important for you then the Rockbox 2 is not your friend at all.

As for the minor issues, well, the attachments for the Rockbox 2 are divided by sex and they both pander to stereotypes—with the female one being bright pink and titled ‘Hot Chick’ while the male one is black and called the ‘Master Blaster’. Goody.

Oh yay, gender norms. ¬_¬
Oh yay, gender norms. ¬_¬

They’re also made out of TPE, which I didn’t find out until after I received the product. This isn’t a big issue but I would have thought that the attachments to a toy like this would at least be made out of a non-porous material such as silicone. I mean, this thing costs £99.99 for Christ’s sake, non-porous attachments were the least they could have provided.

These attachments grab dust with impressive ease and are a nightmare to clean, as is the rest of the Rockbox 2—which isn’t waterproof in the slightest.

While the attachments are waterproof the Rockbox 2 isn't and the attachments gather dirt rapidly anyway.
While the attachments are waterproof the Rockbox 2 isn’t and the attachments gather dirt rapidly anyway.

The Hot Chick also fit very poorly with my body, which made utilizing those delicious vibrations a very awkward endeavour indeed.

Final Thoughts

Overall I’ve really enjoyed my time with the Rockbox 2 but it’s not a toy I would revisit often.

Once I got my fully functional Rockbox 2 I was presented with strong, thumpy, and heart-poundingly awesome vibrations which really did rock my world. But, sadly, the Rockbox 2 can sometimes feel like a chore to position for optimal use. If I’m horny and I want a powerful toy to blast me to climax then chances are I’m not going to want to fiddle with a toy this cumbersome and awkward to position, no matter how good the vibrations are.

If the next Rockbox could be made more compact, get some silicone attachments and keep its marvelous sensations then I think I would be elated. For now, though, the Rockbox 2 still delivers a pretty awesome experience (if you’re willing to work with it) and would make a great toy for sexual roleplayers, certain BDSM fetishists, and serious power queens.

Recommend to:

People who like thumping vibrations.

People who consider themselves power queens.

People into sexual roleplay or intimidation play.

Do Not Recommend to:

People who prefer buzzy vibrations.

People who like delicate vibrations.

People who like compact toys.

Lovehoney provided me with the Rockbox 2: Mains Powered Unisex Vibrator in exchange for an honest review before its public release. Because of this a slightly modified version of this review can also be found on the product page.