ARCWAVE – Why You Should Be Excited

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We-Vibe is an ever popular name in the sex toy industry. A leader in teledildonics, which unfortunately isn’t telepathically controlled sex machines, but rather wireless connections to partners wherever you may be, We-Vibe has lead the charge with some industry breaking toys. From the original “We-Vibe” (yep, the toy was just the companies name) to their best selling & award winning We-Vibe Chorus, We-Vibe and WOW Tech, the parent company of We-Vibe, have been doing some pretty phenomenal things when it comes to the wonderful world of sex toys. However, on the WOW Tech website, an interesting new character has appeared. Should you find yourself on the company website, give the “Brands” page a look, and discover a brand new sleek logo & website under the name “ARCWAVE” down the very bottom of the list. The website, although only containing a teaser trailer for a line of four toys, is incredibly intriguing; what could these toys be? How much will these toys utilise their already phenomenal technology? Let’s discuss a few places these toys may be going, and get our foot in the door with what might be the highest quality male toys to hit the market in a long time.

 

In the 1:17 long teaser trailer ARCWAVE has released, very little information was actually given about what the toys could be. WOW Tech are known for their groundbreaking & trendsetting technology: AirPleasure from Womanizer, setting the market for wearables with We-Vibe, incredible phone connectivity, are just some of their industry leading innovations. The first few lines of the trailer are:

 

“Here’s to the men. It’s time for a cultural change. ARCWAVE leads the way, and redefines a whole category.”

 

From just the first 15 seconds, we’ve got a fair bit of information. These toys are for the people with penises. Not everybody that has a penis is a man, so I’ll generalise this audience as penis-havers, or PH’s. This will be the first line from WOW Tech accommodating just men; We-Vibe is mostly gender neutral – with cockrings, g-spot vibrators, bullets, plugs, prostate massagers, clit toys, the works. Womanizer is vaginally centred, with their toys only accommodating for VH’s (surely I don’t need to explain this one). ARCWAVE will most likely be the Womanizer equivalent for PH’s, which in of itself is an incredibly promising idea. Womanizer has garnered some pretty incredible reviews over the years, and selling Womanizer toys has made me pretty envious of some of the responses we’ve been getting from these toys. “Cultural change” probably refers to the stigma around male sex toys – Fleshlights and masturbators are still perceived as pretty crude – and to be totally fair, a lot of them are. A lot of toy descriptions are pretty poor when it comes to the whole “treating women like real people” side of things, and innovations from a leading company would definitely put masturbators on a lot more peoples maps. Sleek, sexy, subtle designs? Masturbators marketed like luxury cars? Perfect for breaking down pre-conceived notions about sex toys. “Redefines a whole category”? We’ll see!

 

The trailer continues.

 

“It’s about adding a new spark to men’s masturbation and making smart devices a natural part of our sexual lives.”

 

While the products will speak for the “new spark” side of things, “making smart devices a natural part of our sexual lives” is what WOW Tech has been doing best. I’ll try to avoid pumping the tyres of WOW Tech too much – they don’t pay me (yet?) – but they’re some of the highest quality sex toys on the market, and they’re already some pretty smart devices. During this line, however, we catch our first glimpse at an actual product shot. At the 0:23 mark, we’re greeted by an app; the ARCWAVE logo sitting at the top of the app interface. 

We see 3 dots (we’ll come back to them), and some text towards the bottom of the UI. It took some squinting, but what I understand that to say, is a measurement of hertz and megahertz. This EXCITED me. The first thing I could relate this sort of technology to was the JETT from Hot Octopuss. The JETT utilises 2 bullets, one treble & one bass, to “Find your Frequency” and utilise the impressive sonic capabilities of treble & bass to bring you to a, supposedly, hands free orgasm! The ARCWAVE toy seems a little different, however. On the screen, we can see three dots – and while the UI towards the bottom only shows MED (medium) and HIGH (I don’t need to explain this one, either), we can safely assume there’s also a LOW (I think I use parenthesis too much), as well, taking the technology of Hot Octopuss a step further. The other interesting thing about this shot? 

Just a few frames later, the app is interacted with, and seemingly corresponding lights reflect an increase in power. Instant connectivity from phone to toy? How very We-Vibe of you, ARCWAVE! What intrigues me most about this is the fact that the JETT is just a cock ring. They market it as a “Guybrator”, but it’s also a ring that fits around a penis and vibrates. Sounds quite cock-ring-y to me. The ARCWAVE toy, however, seems like a fully fledged masturbator utilising some pretty phenomenal technology. I’m excited, that’s for sure. 

 

The phone connectivity begs a few questions, however. To what extent did they develop this? We-Vibes have become notorious for connecting long-distance couples, with their worldwide app connectability, but is ARCWAVE going to do the same? If these are masturbators that aren’t under the We-Vibe name, will they be compatible with the We-Vibe app so that partners from across the world can both experience their toys to the fullest? Assumedly not, which might be a misstep in connecting the WOW Tech Ecosystem. And similarly, toys prior to the We-Vibe Chorus had some pretty shoddy phone connectivity. Both the Chorus and the ARCWAVE line were announced in October 2019, and while the Chorus was released only months later, the We-Vibe wand was released at the same time, and doesn’t feature the upgraded phone connection through ANKORLINK. Will the ARCWAVE line include this improved connection? Only time will tell.

 

As the trailer continues, there are some more vague product shots that unfortunately don’t give us any ideas as to what to expect, but there are some general hints here and there. At the 0:33 mark, we’re given a splitscreen of smashed ice and fire. My speculative eye makes me think we’re getting some sort of temperature play toy in this line, and that’s pretty damn impressive. We’ve seen plenty of heating toys – they’re pretty common – but toys that can cool themselves? That’s new! Obviously cooling lube exists, but built right into the toy? That’s going to be a sight to behold. Now, this shot could very well just be stock footage ARCWAVE threw in to make this trailer seem wicked, as that’s seemingly most of the trailer, but I’d hope a few hints were dropped throughout the video to reward those with a keen eye (or maybe just too much time on their hands). 

 

At 0:40, we’re given a look at what seems like one of the masturbators in this line. This one, in particular, reminds me of a KIIROO toy. For those unaware, KIIROO is a company that specialises in long distance toys and teledildonics. I wrote about their Onyx 2 & Pearl 2 in a past article, and while there was a bit to be desired with those toys, they definitely had the right idea. Those toys could be connected to videos, partners, and animations, and synced up the action on the video to the action on your bits. Similarly, SenseMax’s SenseTube also forayed into the digital/physical masturbator realm, with questionable success levels, but A+ for effort. Is there going to be a similar theme with long distance Toy2Toy pairing? In the past, We-Vibe toy connectivity has been app only, meaning partners could control eachothers toy with a simultaneous app connection, but no feedback from the toy could be send to the other toy, unlike the KIIROO line. But with the addition of Chorus’s TouchSense, allowing for intra-toy feedback, could we see something expanded in the ARCWAVE line?

 

Something to note is the heavy water imagery in the trailer. Waterproofing is usually a given with WOW Tech, as every toy currently in their lines is waterproof, but could we see something like the PDX Hydrobater? For those unaware, the Hydrobater is used underwater, and rushes water past the penis, as if Poseidon himself was getting down & dirty with humans. By all accounts, the Hydrobater is phenomenal, and something out of left field like that definitely wouldn’t be out of the question for a company known for taking a chance that pays its dividends tenfold.

 

A few smaller things I noticed that didn’t deserve a full paragraph would be:

  • There seems to be what looks like speaker holes/meshing on the base (or top?) of one (or some) of the toys in the line. Could they be taking a page from Svakom’s book and including sounds built into the toy?
  • Although it makes sense to include imagery of scantily clad women in the ad, would this also imply that inter-toy connectivity we desired?
  • A lot of the imagery seems to be derived from Hot Octopuss, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a lot of similarities between lines. The Hot Octopuss Pulse line of “Guybrators” has been doing phenomenally. Do we see a similar toy here?
  • The toy was announced in October 2019, with an early 2020 release expected. As this article is released, it’s September 2020, and the website has remained seemingly untouched since the release trailer was dropped. Should we expect a 2021 release instead?

 

In conclusion, Lovsense ARCWAVE seems incredibly promising. I’m excited, and I’m sure everyone else who has been a fan of WOW Tech toys would be too, but due to the seemingly heavy delays, and lack of updates throughout a whole year, I worry about the release of this line. However, I’m yet to be disappointed by WOW Tech, and while weary, I’m still hopeful that this will genuinely be a revolution in the male sex toy world. Here’s to hoping the ARCWAVE line is released soon, and exceeds every expectation we could ever have!  We will be the first to have them on board at the Oh Zone Adult Stores.

Ask Oz – Isolate or Dominate!!

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Hi Oz, I really hope you can help me. I’ve got a very problematic immune system, so as soon as Covid-19 went around, I’ve been forced into total social isolation. Thankfully I could continue working from home on my computer, but there are some things I just can’t do while in isolation.
Because no matter how good my vibrator collection is, no sex toy is ever going to choke me out, tell me what to do, or tie me down. Which is exactly the kind of thing I need to truly get off. What can I do? Please help! – Angela

 

Hi Angela, thanks for your email. I think I might be able to suggest a few things to get you through this time.

First up, the same goes for distance dom/sub relationships/encounters as it does for in-person ones: only do it with someone you trust. Lay out boundaries and safe words. Establish an open communication before the event, get familiar with each other, and certainly try a few video chats together before you get together for a long distance session. Most of the next things I’m about to suggest require the use of app-based control technology, and I would recommend trying these things before that initial playdate, to iron out any kinks (no pun intended).

Next up, it’s time to get some products that could be really useful to be dominated from anywhere in the world. Pick up a set of under-mattress restraints. Edge Extreme Under The Bed Restraints is a great kit that can be extended to fit even under a king sized bed, and comes with six metal loops to attach your favourite sets of binds to. Pornhub’s 8 Point Underbed Kit comes with its own set of cuffs for ankles and wrists, and given the anchor points for these may be even sturdier than the Edge ones.

To go along with your under bed restraints, look at finding some app controllable padlocks, like those offered by Noke. Again, definitely practise ahead of time with these, let your dom lock and unlock them when you’re not wearing them. These are probably the most important thing to make sure they work before using.

For toys, I’d recommend most things offered by Kiiroo. The Pearl 2 and the Fuse are two great classic style vibrators (the Pearl 2 is a g-spot toy, the Fuse is a rabbit style for dual stimulation). Both of these can be controlled remotely through an app, where you connect to the toy via bluetooth and then connect with your partner through the Kiiroo app. But what makes the Kiiroo toys really stand out from other app-controlled toys, is the interactivity on offer.

If playing solo, for example, you can load up interactive content from somewhere like Pornhub and the toy will respond to what is taking place on the screen. Pair this with some VR goggles, and you’re having the closest thing to sexual interaction as one can in a time of social isolation.

However if your partner (in this instance, I’m using a man as an example) has a Kiiroo Onyx 2, he can interact with your toy completely. The Onyx 2 is an amazing rechargeable stroker that offers a great sexual simulation. The inner workers that give the sensation of stroking react to your paired Kiiroo toy, be it Pearl 2 or Fuse, so as your toy enters you, his stroking will match the speed and rhythm you are using. And from the keypad on the Onyx 2, he can change the vibration levels and settings of your toy.

In saying all this, while I think any one of those could really assist with keeping things interactive, in your circumstances I would suggest using the OhMiBod Esca 2. The Esca 2 is also powered by Kiiroo’s technology, so enjoys all the same interactivity as the other toys. But the Esca 2 is a strong little egg that would be far more effective for you to use, considering you may be tied up and unable to hold a vibbrator in place. There is a little tail on the Esca 2 which has a few purposes. Firstly, it allows for easy extraction, and secondly it is also where the signal to link to your phone is based, allowing for a stronger signal than if this sensor was located on the internal part. The tail also has a little light on it which will flicker when it’s in use (this setting can be turned off), so your partner knows that what they’re doing on the app is actually happening to the toy. Being an internal toy, also gives him a greater view of your vulva.

These toys and cuffs and locks mentioned above could be the closest thing you could get to being properly dominated while in social isolation. If you give them a go, feel free to drop me a line back and tell how it all went, so to better assist any others that may be after the same kind of thing. Beyond these things, there could be a world of other possible options out there, since whole houses can now be app controlled in terms of powering on and off. It just depends on how creative you really want to get.

Have fun, play safe, stay safe and visit an Oh Zone Store Soon.

How Do We Remain Sexually Active When Apart?

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Hi Oz, My girlfriend has recently had to move to Sydney for work while I have to stay out west for uni. Do you have any suggestions for what can help keep us sexually active together, even when we’re so far apart? We do see each other every week or two, but we both enjoy sex a lot more than that. – WH

 

Hi WH,

Thanks for your email. You, my friend, are in luck. The world of adult entertainment, be it porn or toys, has always been at the forefront of technology. Remember when Blu-Ray first came out, at the same time so did HD-DVD? Don’t remember HD-DVD, that’s because it dissappeared when the porn industry decided to exclusively use Blu-Ray. The same happened decades earlier when VHS and Beta video both hit the market.

At the moment, there are a range of different brands out there offering very interactive toys for people in situations like yours. Probably the best out there has been developed by Kiiroo. They have a range of devices for him and her available, all available to interect on the free Feel Connect app.

For her, there’s the Pearl 2, Fuse and Cliona. The Pearl 2 is a strong solid regular vibe, the Fuse is the rabbit version. The Cliona is an external toy only. For him, the Onyx 2 delivers possibly the most realistic blowjob-like sensations out on the market, while adding a Fleshlight Launch to your regular Fleshlight will turn it into an interactive thrusting toy that takes you closer to penetrative sex, with needing to stroke as you go and save you a lot of cardio.

In saying that, the Kiiroo range, including the Fleshlight variatations, can be quite pricey. We-Vibe is one of the leading sex tech brands out there, and all about adding a new level of fun to couples both near and far. Utilizing their free We-Connect app, one is about to take control of their partner’s device, from anywhere in the world.

The We-Vibe Sync is easily the most popular couples toy, and with its ergonomic u-shaped design, it provides both internal and external stimulation for her. It’s great for teasing her on date night as well as for an extra buzz during penetrative sex, but I feel it wouldn’t be the right toy in your circumstance. Perhaps she’d rather the Nova, a bulbous g-spot rabbit vibe that will really get her over the edge. For you, the Verge is a vibrating cock ring that while designed to vibe on your perenenium, is quite versatile and you can turn it around with playing together to stimulate her clit, or use it as a way to supercharge your finger action. The Vector is a nice rumbly prostate toy you may enjoy, or the We-Vibe Ditto is a vibrating anal plug that’s fun for either of you to use.

The above mentioned toys are all about interaction, taking an active role in exactly how your partner gets off. Their apps both feature in-app video connections, but if you’d rather take matters into your own hands (so to speak), there are plenty of regular free apps out there to connect with video chat functionality.

You can always check out the best couples sex toys of 2020 to get further ideas too.

To maximise this visual aspect of play together, for you I’d suggest a Fleshlight Ice. It’s similar to a regular Fleshlight, but the sheath is clear, so she can see all the goodness going on within.

For her, and for the majority of women, it’s all about clit play. Some fantastic, rechargeable bullets are out there, notably We-Vibe’s own Tango, Femme Funn’s ultra bullet, or The Queen from Evolved, a rumble toy with a flared base to allow for some insertion play too.

Lastly, if you really want the sensation of being together, and want to go old-school and lo-fi, why not make a mold of each other? Clone-A-Willy provides everything you need to make a dildo exactly from your own penis, just as the Clone-A-Pussy will provide you with a familiar feeling pocket pussy.

Good luck, and have fun!

 

Oz answers your sexual health and relationship questions..  He is a consultant at the Oh Zone adult stores.

Kiroo Interactive Sex Toys!

Kiiroo is a European based tech company, with all of their products being produced in Amsterdam. They specialize in interactive sex toys, their focus being on innovation and satisfaction. Kiiroo creates a range of products for; women, men and couples of any sexual orientation(any 2 toys can connect to each other no matter what gender they are made for).  All of their products come equipped with either touch sensitivity, or thrusting technology, depending on what genitals the toy has been designed for, this allows for the toy to sense how the user is moving, and if coupled with another toy, then recreate the sensation on the partnered toy. OR, if you are watching an interactive video, the toy will actually replicate what is happening on screen/VR set.

Kiroo is available for sale in Australia at the Adult Lifestyle Center, Kogarah.

The FeelConnect App and how it works:

The app allows for a range of different toy play.
1. Watching Interactive Videos
2. Connecting to Your Partner from a Distance
3. Connecting 2 OR MORE toys within the same proximity
4. Interactive VR content

First things first, how do you connect your toy to the app (or the website for that matter)?
It’s incredibly simple, Kiiroo has made their tech extremely user friendly so you don’t need to be a tech genius to be able to use it.
To connect your toy to the app, all you need to do is;

  1. Turn on your device; it will automatically be in Bluetooth mode
    2. Open the menu bar of the app and tap ‘connect a device’
    3. Select the product you would like to connect, then tap ‘add selected devices’
    4. Slide the slider right, the “test” option shows, click it to ensure your device is working properly
  2. Watching Interactive Videos

To watch an interactive video using your Kiiroo, you first have to connect your toy to the app (using the directions as seen above), then you must connect it to the website, this process is only done the first time you use the toy with online content so don’t worry about having to repeat this.
Interactive content can be accessed through multiple websites, such as FeelMe, which connects users to a plethora of different brands’ interactive videos, and Pornhub, which has its own interactive platform.

  1. Connecting to Your Partner from a Distance

Connecting your device to that of a partners, is as simple as just setting up your own, after you’ve both connected your own devices to your individual apps, you have to share a code provided by the app. That’s it. This sends your partner an invitation to connect your toys, and once they accept your toys will respond to each other, meaning you’ll both be able to feel what the other is doing (thanks to that touch-sense, and thrusting technology), no matter how far from each other you are. Plus youll be able to see each other, thanks to FeelConnect having a video chat option.

  1. Connecting 2 or more toys within the same proximity

Who said interactive toys couldn’t be a group activity?
To connect 2+ devices to the same app for simultaneous interactivity, it’s the exact same process as connecting just 1, except you tap on multiple device listings when asked to ‘add selected devices’. Alternatively, you can choose to ‘local connect’, where it will automatically connect all of the devices within range to your app, allowing everyone to connect to each other on a very intimate level.

  1. Interactive VR Content

Okay… the set up for this ever so slightly more complicated, you have to first go through the process of connecting your toy to the app… and then the website. You then must go into the ‘VR’ categorised videos, select either ‘StreamVR’ or ‘DownloadVR’, this will then open the video in your FeelConnect app, once the video starts you can easily select to view it in VR mode.
As above with the interactive videos, what is done on screen will be replicated for you to feel through your toy.

The Sex Toys
All Kiiroo toys are rechargeable, use body safe materials and come with a 1 year warranty.

For Women

Pearl 2

The Pearl 2 is Kiiroo’s g-spot vibe, as the name suggests it is the second generation for this toy, although if you do own the first gen there’s no need to worry about whether or not your toy will eventually become unusable, because Kiiroo guarantees that all of its products will be compatible with future tech and other toys.The toy comes in both black and purple, is waterproof, rechargeable and comes with a 1 year warranty.
A body safe silicone is used as the external soft shell of the Pearl 2, these covers the touch-sensitive haptic rings, which allow for any motion to be duplicated and transmitted to a partnered device, as well as imitate any on screen action, and any partner movement for your own enjoyment.

KIIROO® PEARL2™ G-SPOT VIBRATOR

Cliona

The interactive CLIT STIM, how?
Cliona works in the same way any Kiiroo toy does, the only exception being that it is just for clitoral use, therefore all the power goes directly to clitoral targeted vibrations, the small toy holds an impressive amount of power, and is COMPLETELY SUBMERGIBLE in water.
Cliona is still compatible with any other toy for partner play, as well as interactive videos and VR, and the vibrations will mimic the on screen act.
The device has a body safe silicone skin, and the controls are well placed for easy use at multiple angles. Cliona is shaped to curve with your hand and body so it feels natural to hold and play with.

CLIONA™ BY KIIROO® CLIT STIM VIBRATOR

OhMiBod toys Powered by Kiiroo

The toy brand OhMiBod has come out with their own range of Kiiroo powered toys, meaning that although OhMiBod have been to designers, the toys still have all the interactive abilities of any Kiiroo toy, and will partner with any Kiiroo toy.

Fuse

Fuse is the first dual stimulation vibe with interactive capabilities, meaningthat it comes equipped with touch-sensitive vibrations on both the clitoral and internal parts of the toy.Therefore it will pleasure both internal and external areas simultaneously, and use sensation from both areas to pleasure your partner. A fun bonus of the toy is that the handle has reactive LEDs that provide you with visual feedback.
The only downside to Fuse is that it ISNT waterproof or shower proof, so you can’t use the toy in any water, and when cleaning you must keep the handle completely dry.

OHMIBOD® FUSE™ POWERED BY KIIROO®

Esca 2

An egg, with all the fun Kiiroo brand interactive abilities, and OhMiBod’s little mark on their Kiiroo powered toys, an LED indicator (don’t worry you can opt to have no lights on, so public play is still an option).
As Esca 2 is an OhMiBod creation  you are free to use the OhMiBod remote app as a control for solo non-interactive play, but the Kiiroo FeelConnect app is essential for any interactive use (solo or not).
Esca is covered in a body safe silicone outer skin and again has the touch-sense technology underneath to please both you and your partner.

OHMIBOD® ESCA2™ POWERED BY KIIROO®

For Men

Onyx 2

The Onyx 2 is advertised as Kiiroo’s flagship model, meaning it’s something the brand will continue to work on for the foreseeable future, taking in new tech and customer asks. The toy is equipped with 10 contracting rings, touch sensitive pads and a Fleshlight superskin sleeve (made of body safe silicone).
Thrusting technology allows for the toy to sense your movement within it, to send to your partner, and to better your experience with the toy itself.
The aforementioned ‘contracting rings’ work together to simulate your desired action i.e. vaginal sex, anal sex, oral sex etc. Or to replicate the sensations applied to a partnered toy. The toy can reach up to 140 strokes per minute, and is incredibly quiet.
A bonus is that it’s surprisingly easy to clean, all you need to do is remove the Fleshlight superskin sleeve (as shown below), and then rinse out the sleeve, spray with toy cleaner, and finish with a refresh powder.

KIIROO® ONYX2™ INTERACTIVE MALE MASTURBATOR

Titan

The interactive vibrating stroker. Outfitted with 9 vibrating motors, the Titan is made for men who enjoy intense vibrations added to their masturbatory routine.
This toy is fully interactive, and controllable by your partner, but is also an experience to be had on its own. You are able to control the vibrations with the external touchpads, so adjusting the vibrations to your own desire is simple and the machine itself responds instantaneously.
Titan also comes with a selection of preinstalled modes; Auto, Blow, Pulse, Endurance.
Each of these modes work in a different way, regulating vibration intensities and patterns to simulate different sexual acts.

TITAN BY KIIROO™ INTERACTIVE VIBRATING MASTURBATOR FOR MEN

Fleshlight Toys Powered by Kiiroo

Fleshlight is a well-known male masturbator brand, they produce high quality products and are arguably the most popular masturbators on the market. Fleshlight has brought out their own Kiiroo powered toy, which is compatible with any of their standard masturbators.

The Launch

If you thought the Onyx 2’s 140 strokes per minute was impressive, then prepare to be wowed by the Launch’s 180 strokes per minute. You can use the Launch in 2 modes; manual or interactive, both modes utilise the Fleshlight or Fleshjack you mount into the toy. The Launch works like any other Kiiroo toy, connecting your device to interactive content, VR, and your partner no matter where in the world they are.
A great point for this toy is that all you need to do to clean it is remove the Fleshlight/Fleshjack and wash out that sleeve.

FLESHLIGHT LAUNCH™ INTERACTIVE STROKER POWERED BY KIIROO®

For Couples

Yes, Kiiroo does produce a range of couple’s sets. So both you and your partner can purchase your toys, not just at the same time, but the sets are also more price effective than buying the toys individually. Or if you just want to have multiple interactive toys all for yourself.

 

Madison