iTap Vibe Review from

by Chrystal Bougon on December 14, 2009



This is my third review as an official Sex Toy Reviewer for Cal Exotics. Its tough work, but someone’s gotta do it!

This new wand style vibe from Cal Exotics is called the iTap G-Vibe and it’s called iTap because it has a new technology called TAP that allows the user (me in this case) to tap on it to change the vibration or turn it on or off.  I am a big fan of toys that pulse and escalate, so I was really looking forward to giving this vibe a spin.

Upon first inspection, I can say I was loving the “skin” that covers the toy, but not wild about the color of the toy. This vibe is snow white and that is not the sexiest color on the planet. Plus, from selling sex toys for almost 7 years now, I can tell you that light colored toys like this one do not hold up over time. The peach or “flesh” color that use to be very prevalent in this industry were the worst. I suspect, after a few uses, this white toy with this cool velvet-y skin will start to look a bit tired and, well, “used.”  Not sexy.

The vibe takes two double aa batteries and I am very impressed with the way the vibration carries through the toy all the way to the tip. The toy is about 6″ long with a curved tip for g-spot stimulation or for clitoral vibration. (I am sure you could find other ways to use it as well! I have an atricle I wrote called “13 Ways to use the Cal Exotics Silver Bullet” and you could probably find a good 7 or 8 ways to use this vibe, too.  It’s only about 1″ in diameter, so it would work well for partner play. It has no wires or battery pack so it would be nice and simple to use for intercourse.

So, let’s talk about the tapping.  Tapping on the cap brings you 5 speeds. Speed 1 is a low hum. Speed 2 is a high hum. Speed 3 is a “one, two threeeeeeeeeeeeeee. one, two, threeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” and is very nice. Speed 4 is a “one two, one two, one two, one two, one two, one two” – you get the idea. Speed 5 is slower “one, TWO! one, TWO! one, TWO.” I wish you could hear my audio affects that go along with this description!

When you are sitting in your chair and just checking out the tapping technology and reviewing it in a very un-sexual way it seems like a brilliant idea. When you are USING IT, it’s a somewhat different story. For one thing, to get the toy to turn off, you have to cycle through all 5 speeds. As far as I could tell, there was no KILL switch. Sometimes, we need to turn a toy off NOW! (If you have kids, roommates, or other interruptions you know what I mean.)

I have to say that it is a little to easy, due to the tapping cap, to accidentally change speeds or rhymthms if you are not careful. So, that is a bummer in a way, because you can just get going and then find that you accidentally changed the speed and have to go back to sqaure one, so to speak. Total bummer for women who have to put a lot of thought into their orgasm.  (Not good for women who do not have a whole lot of time or are squeezing in a bit of ALONE TIME while their kids are at soccer or at the neighbors.)

Overall, I am going to give this vibe 3 hearts out of 5 hearts on our Bliss Heart Throb Scale. Its not the quietest toy, but it does have a nice size, nice velvety skin and enough power for the vibration to travel to the tip of the toy which can be great for g-spot stimulation as well as a great clitoral toy.  Would really love to see this toy in a dark color like a sleek black, hot pink or even a dark purple!    cal-exotics-sex-expert-logo

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Blissfully, Chrystal Bougon

Sex Expert, Sex Toy Expert


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