Review: Shots Toys Hiky

Hiky. The sex industry’s version of regifting a poorly thought out present in nicer wrapping paper.

Way back when the technology of clitoral suction was new, we had Womaniser and Satisfyer Pro 2. In all the chaos of the release of those products we overlooked the conquest by Shots Toys (you’ve probably seen it, it’s the little hair dryer looking toy on your tester stand). It was loud, battery operated and it just all round kinda sucked and not the way shots toys really wanted it to. Shots Toys have obviously recognised this and released Hiky which is a much nicer looking unit than Shot Toys The Conquest and the other suction devices out there.

The packaging looks like it’ll be a nice product, it isn’t discrete and I am doubtful anyone would use it for storage because it’s flimsy as. It has a pretty inaccurate blurb on the back, it states this product well overwhelm me with what? That it is compact and travel friendly: I don’t know where they got that idea from as it is rather large for its kind at 8.1 inches in length. The box contains just a charger and the product, there is no satin bag… what a riiiippppppp. I like the silicone coating on Hiky it’s silky and draggy all at once. Being silicone it is a bit of a lint magnet but its water resistance which makes it pretty easy to rinse the insertable end off and the cap can be taken off to wash. I also really hate the colours they come in weird eggplant purple, charcoal and the red is an absolute delight. I have eggplant but red is definitely my favourite. The colours are as sombre and morose, reflective of my feelings towards Hiky.

There’s a tonne of suction devices out on the market but Shots Toy’s Hiky has set itself apart by adding the option of vibrations. It’s dual-ended so you can use the vibrations on the suction end or the tapering handle as an insertable or external vibe.  The whole unit is ABS plastic covered in silicone, it’s really solid toy.

Basically, the pros of this product are:

  • Glorified shots toys conquest
  • Pretty OK vibes
  • Rechargeable
  • Body safe silicone
  • Actually quiet

I found it arduous to find positives with this product although everything I dislike about it is minor. I absolutely think the shape is less than well thought out as when in use it sticks straight up I feel like I am using a teeny tiny Fleshlight for ladies. I did not find it ergonomic or comfortable whatsoever when using the suction end. To get a good seal you need to apply the correct amount of pressure and balance. If Hiky is held in the wrong spot, gets top heavy and tiresome rather quickly.

Shots Toys Hiky Photo
Sex Toy: Shots Toys Hiky – Review

 

Insight into my life:

If I am using a toy it means two things

  1. I’m in a hurry and I’m already late or
  2. I ‘can’t be fucked’ literally I am feeling so lazy I just wanna rest my arm on myself and hold something there until I’m finished.

Hiky made me work rather hard.

Moving on to the next issue, what the hell is with the buttons? They are LITERALLY SO FRUSTRATING! Here I am undies around my knees (because the device is huge and I have to hold it vertically from my body) jamming at these buttons, the lights are flashing but nothing is turning on. I found the fact the on/off button still needed to be held down for 5 + seconds for it to even light up or turn the product off. It was completely idiotic and actually rendered the button useless. There is also an “A” button for suction and two vibration buttons that control each end, you also have to hold these down for 5 + seconds before anything happens. Shots call it intuitive because the functions are controlled independently; in most cases, I would agree this is an amazing feature but on this product, I found it unnecessary and disappointing. For a product that has so many functions at the very least, I would have expected a quick stop on/off button rather than the 5-second hold down.

Congratulations you have now wasted 15 seconds!! But after that you can finally attempt to masturbate. I don’t think I’m anatomically correct for Hiky, It just didn’t fit me well I didn’t appreciate how large the silicone mouth was and how I had to position my body to use it. From using the Satisfyer Pro 2 and Penguin, I had a high standard set and hoped Hiky could become the new clit-overlord with its added intensity of vibes but alas I was wrong. The vibes overpowered the suction sensation and confused my body. The vibration does not provide any stimulation where I need or want it too, it just dances around the boy in the boat and angers him. The suction end is now dubbed the doughnut of disappointment (DOD).  Their website suggests you use Hiky with lube (I went with my all time favourite water based lube Intimate Organics Defense) for me it made zero difference. I think for those looking to build a better seal it would be a great idea to throw a drop of lube into the mix. I tried without the vibration but the suction was too gentle as I couldn’t get it to fit. To the Hikys credit the suction is quite powerful, I used it on my lip for a laugh. This toy would be perfect for those who are into nipple play.

I refuse to do a totally negative review and I refused to let Hiky stand in my way of a good time. I look for the best in people and vibrators, Hiky had its faults but I discovered its secret talent – DUAL MOTORS! I turned Hiky into a makeshift We-Vibe Wish by turning the DOD end to the fourth setting which provides a sort or wavy, pulsey and heartbeaty pattern. Then I turned the insertable end on the highest setting which nailed it. I wouldn’t insert this if you paid me the clean-up of the four shitty buttons alone can go to hell and there’s barely any curve, I couldn’t disappoint any more erogenous zones for this review.

As you can tell I didn’t find Hiky an enjoyable experience but it shouldn’t deter people from buying it, as stated, I feel my body was ill-shaped and I don’t enjoy having my legs on either corner on the bed to fit a product. But what shots has tried to do here is respectable and commendable they have taken a product that is quickly saturating the sex-toy market and tried to give it a bit of extra oomph by making it a product that looks and feels high end with vibration. Hiky has its place with other Satisfyer and Womaniser products, it just doesn’t have a place in my sex toy box.

About the author: Amy is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

 

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Jennifer works marketing at Adultsmart an online sex toy shop. She has a non-judgemental approach to sex, sex toys and sexuality. Her favorite saying is if it feels good and right and is not illegal then why not!
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