As a both a sex toy and a tech geek you cannot imagine how much I was intrigued by this toy. The We-Vibe 4 Plus is essentially like the We-Vibe 4 in almost every way save for one crucial element—it can be used remotely, anywhere, thanks to the use of a new App called We-Connect.
The We-Vibe 4 Plus basically uses Bluetooth connections (or wizardry…one or the other) in order to allow your toy to connect to your phone, from there partners can play with each other using one phone with the Bluetooth acting as a tether to the toy.
The We-Vibe 4 Plus
The We-Vibe 4 Plus is We-Vibe’s newest flagship device for couples’ play. With a heavy focus on intimacy, closeness, and making a connection (no matter where you are) it’s clear that We-Vibe are passionate when it comes to making couples happy.
The We-Vibe 4 Plus is a partially insertable toy meant to provide pleasure for both partners. The toy has two arms to it that facilitate this; an internal arm and an external arm. The internal arm is very small and gets placed inside the vagina, meanwhile the external arm hugs up closely to the clitoris. Both of these arms vibrate and have texture on them for stimulating the wearer.
While inserted a partner can then insert their penis into the wearer and feel the vibrations of the internal arm on their member. The presence of the internal arm also makes the vagina feel slightly tighter (because there’s another object occupying it) which can add further pleasure for some.
While the idea of having something inserted during sex might seem daunting for some the internal section of the We-Vibe 4 Plus is actually a very modest in size, so most should be able to use it without issue.
The We-Vibe 4 Plus is made out of lovely, phthalate-free, body-safe silicone which feels quite nice to the touch. It’s not necessarily the smoothest silicone in the world, but its matte texture does feel quite enjoyable to stroke. It’s quite draggy but doesn’t seem to be a lint magnet so that’s a plus (although it does mean lube is a must).
The We-Vibe 4 Plus is waterproof and comes with a delightful little storage container which also doubles as its charge port. Four hours gives you approximately 180 minutes of play (and I’ll say more about this later). The We-Vibe 4 Plus can be purchased with a remote but, honestly, I really don’t think it’s necessary—not with the App technology. This is because the App basically kicks ass in every respect.
If someone came to me who hadn’t purchased a We-Vibe couples toy before and they asked me whether to buy the We-Vibe 4 or the We-Vibe 4 Plus I would probably recommend the We-Vibe 4 Plus. This is why:
- Control your toy in a user-friendly manner.
- Connect remotely with your partner in an easily accessible manner.
- Control intensity of the external and internal arm separately in order to get the combo that works best for you.
- Flick through all 10 of the patterns easily and make an unlimited amount of custom ‘playlists’ using these patterns and the intensity adjustment.
- See exactly how much of a charge your toy has.
There are undoubtedly more features to the We-Connect App that I haven’t explored here but these were the ones that made the most difference to me and which would influence my decision to recommend this toy to someone else. The rest can be found here,
Being able to change the intensity of the two arms independent of one another is one of my absolute favourite features—not only does it allow me to keep the clitoral arm strong and the internal one gentle (just the way I like it) but it also allowed me the discern the difference in the vibrations between the two. The clitoral arm has a rather decent, fairly rumbly feel to it which is mid-to-high potency in terms of strength (though not earth shattering for power queens). Meanwhile the internal arm, while still rumbly, has a bit more of a buzz to it. Being able to detect these differences was made much easier with the We-Connect App and allows people greater control over their toy.
The second utterly awesome feature of this App is that it lets you know how much of a charge your toy has. Nothing quite beats the terrible emotional rollercoaster moment of getting near climax with a rechargeable vibrator only for it to cut out beforehand. The We-Connect App not only shows you how low you are (meaning that you can always recharge your toy if you see it’s low) but it also means you’ll never have the nasty surprise of this toy cutting out on you again. Well, at least as long as you keep your phone to hand.
So how did the We-Vibe 4 Plus work for us? Well Mr. Peaches and I had already tried the We-Vibe 4 so I already knew a few things about this vibe going in. I knew that it fit me well but that on certain days it could be too much for me to take. I knew that I really enjoyed the way that the internal arm pressed against my G-spot rhythmically with each of my partner’s thrust. I also knew that sometimes the texture doesn’t agree with me and that this toy is more of a foreplay toy for me rather than one that will tip me over the edge (I rarely climax from PiV penetration). Knowing all of these things I knew that I would prevalently like the We-Vibe 4 Plus, despite it not being a toy I’d want to use all the time.
However what I didn’t anticipate was just how great being able to independently control the two arms would be. This allowed me to get the perfect amount of stimulation and actually made me feel like I had more control during my lovemaking session (essentially because I did). For me this was the biggest change and it did increase my pleasure. Honestly I’d recommend this toy over the original anyday just for that feature.
But, despite my enthusiasm, no toy is perfect. The We-Vibe 4 Plus has all of the downsides of the We-Vibe 4 with a few more of its own to boot and I feel like We-Vibe need to work out a few hiccups before the We-Vibe 4 Plus is perfect.
First up a warning based on personal experience: When I was looking to review the We-Vibe 4 Plus I was aware that the App wouldn’t be compatible will all mobile devices however I just assumed that because both of our phones are pretty current they would be App-compatible. Never assume!
In the end it turned out that my phone was compatible with the We-Connect App but Mr. Peaches’ phone wasn’t. This meant that, sadly, we couldn’t explore the couples’ connect element of this App. This seems to have happened to other reviewers too and is a problem that can be found in the We-Connect complaints section so I have to say this; before you buy the We-Vibe 4 Plus please make sure that it is compatible with your phone, especially if you want to make use of its couples’ control feature. I can’t emphasise this enough.
A full list of compatible devices can be found on the We-Connect support page.
The obvious downside here is that some couples just won’t be able to use this toy to its fullest potential (not unless they’re willing to invest in a new phone as well as a new toy). Hopefully in time We-Vibe will work on making this App available with a wider selection of devices but, until then, you’ll need to make sure that your phone is up to the task.
While we couldn’t use the couples’ element of the We-Connect App we did use it a lot as a remote and a few issues arose from this too. The first most obvious one is that not everyone wants lubricant on their phone and it’s hard to avoid that when your phone is the remote for a draggy sex toy which needs lube. Invest in a screen protector as a bare minimum if you want to use this toy.
The second issue I had is one that Dangerous Lilly had too. Like Dangerous Lilly I am a rather curvaceous lady and because of that the connection between my We-Vibe 4 Plus and my phone often gets precarious when using this toy. Somewhere between my chunky labia, my tummy chub, and the man mounting me changing the We-Vibe 4 Plus’ vibration mode and intensity during the act suddenly becomes a whole lot harder. There have been times where I’ve literally had to have my partner move up off of me so that I can take my phone and point it directly at my vulva in a certain way so that the We-Vibe 4 Plus registers the control changes…actually it has happened quite a lot. Not ideal.
For most people this shouldn’t be an issue. The We-Connect App has been on the market for a reasonable time by now and it has about 134 5-star ratings and only 32 1-star ratings. This, to me, implies that the average user will most likely be satisfied with how this vibe operates. However if you’re a larger lady then you, like me, might find that getting the We-Vibe 4 Plus to do what you want can be a struggle at times.
My solution to this? Well to be honest I don’t really have one. But, for the most part, I’m still so happy that I have independent control of the two arms and a clear indication to my toy’s battery life that I’m pretty content overall.
Overall I’m pretty damn happy with the We-Vibe 4 Plus and what it has to offer. While I never got to try it to its fullest the explorations that I did have let me get a taste for this toy’s potential and I’m excited by it.
No toy is perfect and the We-Vibe 4 Plus certainly has its bugs but I think that the We-Vibe 4 Plus is a strong step in the right direction when it comes to couples’-centric toys. At the end of the day it will be up to you to decide whether this toy is worth its rather high price tag. I still enjoy it quite a lot, and I think I’d recommend it over the We-Vibe 4 (warts and all) but you’re the one who ultimately knows what is best for you.
People who like high-tech sex toys.
Couples who want to connect (and have the right phones).
People who like increased control.
Do Not Recommend to:
People who do not have the right phone.
People who are on the larger side.
People who don’t want lube on their phone.