No, your eyes are not deceiving you. We are back not only with another review this week, but you’ll be forgiven for thinking you are seeing double. We have another vibrating and sucking cock toy to play with – can this one finally succeed where the others have failed? There was only one way to find out…
In my previous review, I had mentioned that we had agreed to work with some lesser known brands; and when Honey Play Box reached out to me, I was certainly curious at what they had to offer. Another site that doesn’t focus on hosting ‘big name’ brands; it allows them to deliver sexual pleasure at a more affordable price. Their mission statement says:
We believe pleasure should be fun and fabulous for everyone. Our belief centers on how pleasure, play, health, and accessibility are necessary for positive sexual experiences. We hope more people feel inspired to explore desires without shame, and that is why we keep our toys affordable to let more people access sexual pleasure.
I’ve already expressed how I don’t have an issue with white label toys; as long as the price is right and the quality is good and safe*; I’m all for it. Fellow blogger PrincessPreviews has also written reviews for HPB (as they will now be referred to in order to save time) – please go check out their opinion/experiences with HPB products.
The product we agreed to review was the Kai Automatic Masturbator; a stroker combining vacuum and suction technology. It arrived promptly and discreetly and I was very keen to give it a try. How did we fare? Well let’s find out…
Now I have to admit, the packaging for this product is far more luxurious than I was expecting. Whilst the products themselves are, to the best of my knowledge, white label – they’ve still taken the time to produce their own branded packaging that looks and feels as good as any other high-end established brand. The Kai is presented in a solid, sturdy box and inside you’ll find the toy securely nestled in some foam, along side the instructions and… a pair of ear phones. Yes, we have another moaning masturbator. Although this one also has a speaker built into it… more on that later.
The Kai has a very basic set up like similar masturbators; a soft squishy sleeve and it can both vibrate and create suction using a vacuum. The Kai itself actually looks and feels pretty decent. It feels quite expensive; the surface is coated in that sort of… velvety plastic feel… and it’s got a good weight to it. It’s USB rechargeable; and a 2 hour charge should give you about 1.5hrs of play time. There are 12 modes of vibration and 4 modes of suction. And then there’s the moaning…
Let’s get the moaning out of the way first because… I personally don’t get it, or understand why you would want that in a toy; but I’m sure there is a market for it. What I can say though, is the audio quality here is significantly better than on the Fleshy Pro; the last toy we used that also screamed at us. Here, there is the sound of waves crashing, followed by a voice telling you how it wants your cock etc. I’ll pop a video below so you can hear/see… maybe pop some headphones in for this one (which is what you can do with the Kai, if you don’t want your neighbours to hear the noise…).
So how does the Kai perform as a solo masturbator? If we turn off all the bells and whistles (because, we ran out of power mid-wank) – will it still get us to orgasm? Well, yes. The sleeve itself is still a snug fit but is definitely a little bit wider than the Fleshy Pro; so I can certainly build up a rhythm. The sleeve is softly textured with little bumps; fairly standard for a sleeve like this. With a little lube I was able to stroke and it felt alright! Not mind-blowing or amazing but it felt alright. The sleeve is soft and does a good job of enveloping my cock with squishy goodness.
Caught a vibe.. or did I?
Naturally, the next step is to introduce the vibrations. With trepidation, I got myself all excited and slipped inside, ready to flick the switch (well, press the button). I held my breath, pressed the button and… nothing. OK, well not nothing BUT… the vibrations on the lowest setting felt almost non-existent. Like, I could hear it buzzing around like there was a mildly irritated wasp stuck inside the case… but I couldn’t really feel anything. It was not looking good.
Ramping up the speed, I had hoped that it would knock my socks off. But even on its top speed, it just felt so lacklustre. Upon opening the Kai to see how it all works, I discovered the tiniest bullet which on it’s own feels slightly more powerful – but it seemed that the sleeve was basically just absorbing all the vibrations and because it’s quite a thiccc sleeve; they weren’t really transmitting through enough to really feel them. Out of the three that I’ve tried most recently; the vibrations here are the worst. The ‘patterns’ also feel very similar, so it was hard to actually work out how many there were.
Sucks like a hoover…
I was already feeling a little disappointed so really wasn’t expecting the suction to really be up to par either. Thankfully, I was proven wrong – but it’s not all plain sailing. There are 4 suction settings and then a super setting – if you press and hold, it turns the suction, vibrations AND moaning all to their highest settings and… well, noise and chaos ensues. But again, I’m sure there is a market for that. As for the suction itself, on the first two settings it’s pretty comparable to what we’ve already tried. Nice, but not quite a strong as I would like. The timing just isn’t quite right.
The third setting took it up a notch and the suction itself was much firmer. I could definitely feel it gripping me incredibly tightly. The fourth setting… well jesus, I thought it was going to rip my dick off. The suction just kept going until it got so strong it started pulling the sleeve into the case and the noise… (see video below). When I first explored this setting, I genuinely panicked. On subsequent outings, I’ve found I’ve I position myself with just the tip in the hole; it can draw me in and then we get less of the sleeve being pulled in. It also does relent its grip eventually.
The ‘Super’ setting should not be on here. It just sucks and sucks and sucks and as far as I could tell, it wouldn’t stop until I turned it off. I was desperately looking for some sort of ‘vacuum’ release button but nothing seemed to work. I feel that all products that have some sort of vacuum function should have a release button for comfort, if not for the very least of safety!
Clean-up and Maintenance
The Kai Automatic Masturbator sleeve can be removed for fuss-free cleaning. The sleeve can be washed with warm soapy water, before being thoroughly dried and replaced inside the sleeve. The case itself can be wiped down with a damp cloth (it doesn’t state anywhere if this is waterproof; so to err on the side of caution – don’t submerge it!). A little storage bag would have been nice, in order to keep your cable and earphones together with the Kai. Speaking of which, the earphones provided are not the best quality – but the audio output from them seemed fairly decent.
It’s been a mixed bag this week; I wish I could combine all the best bits from everything we reviewed this week… we might then have a winner on our hands! But alas, I can’t do that. So what’s the final verdict on the Kai?
Well, I like the design – it certainly looks and feels really nicely built. The vibrations leave me with a lot to be desired; but not everyone enjoys strong vibrations on their penis so you might enjoy it more than I did. The suction was a vast improvement but still isn’t quite perfect. That ‘super’ setting though, needs to go – I would definitely suggest there being some sort of vacuum release function on future models. I need to know I can quickly get my dick out if the suction gets too intense and/or painful.
This may not have been a complete success, but I am very interested to explore what else HPB has to offer; as their catalogue seems pretty extensive. I just think for me, I’m kind of over these vibrating and sucking sleeves as no-one seems to get it quite right. The only product I can think of that’s done a decent job of everything is the Max 2. Maybe one day…
Where to Buy
If you want to give the Kai Automatic Masturbator a try (boom, that rhymed) you can pick one up direct from Honey Play Box. Not your speed? Check out what else HPB have to offer. Use code TBGR20 to take 20% off.
The Lowdown | Kai Automatic Masturbator by Honey Play Box
Pros: Packaging, Design, Build Quality and Price.
Cons: The vibrations are a little too lacklustre and the suction can get quite intense!
Bottom Line: As a suction stroker, it’s pretty decent if you stick to the main programmed settings. I just wish the vibrations were much stronger; I reckon I would enjoy it more if it was just more powerful!