Aneros Vice 2 — Test & Review

David Redd
by David ReddUpdated:
4.5/5

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Overall Rating

4.5/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

4.5/5.0

Reviewed by: 

David Redd

User Ratings:

4.4/5.0

Based on 98 user reviews

90/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Aneros Vice 2 was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the Aneros Vice 2.

80/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Aneros Vice 2 was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is very easy to figure out and use.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

90/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Aneros Vice 2 was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Pricey

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Rating: Aneros Vice 2 was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is in the premium price range.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

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My Verdict

Overall I think the Aneros Vice 2 is a great toy. It is designed for a specific function, stimulating the prostate, which it performs admirably. The motors are rumbly and strong and I like the different vibration patterns, particularly the ones that shift between the two motors giving the impression of movement. It is that toy I felt toy gets better with each use as I learn to better control it with my pelvic floor muscles. The remote makes the Vice 2 very usable and is much better than a phone app, which can be difficult to connect, or controls on the toy it's self which can be hard to reach on an anal toy. The toy materials are well conceived, it is weighty and firm and the silicone is exceptionally smooth and velvety. The biggest downside of the Aneros Vice 2 is the cost. It feels and functions like a quality toy with a price to match.

Buy, if you...

  1. Enjoy prostate play.
  2. Want a toy that is well thought out.
  3. Like both vibrations and manual stimulation
  4. Looking for something that is both luxurious and functional.
  5. Want a vibrating prostate massager with a remote

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Are a beginner to anal play.
  2. Prefer more realistic looking toys.
  3. Have a limited toy budget.

About The Aneros Vice 2

Aneros combined their expertise at designing manual stimulators with two powerful motors to create an exemplary prostate massager the Aneros Vice 2. Like any good sequel, it keeps the best elements of the original and dials up the action by adding a rechargeable battery and a remote. The Vice 2 is shaped like a long butt plug with two bulbs that embrace the prostate like a long lost friend. It has an unusual hook shaped base which kept me hooked because it allows the Vice 2 to pivot when I clench my muscles pressing pleasingly into my prostate.

The vibrations of the Aneros Vice 2 are quiet, very powerful, and somewhat rumbly

SoundSound rating

Rating: Aneros Vice 2 was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is quiet.

What it is: The sound rating provides a visual representation of how loud the vibrations of Aneros Vice 2 felt to the reviewer.

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PowerSound rating

Rating: Aneros Vice 2 was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is very powerful.

What it is: The power rating describes how fast and strong the vibrations of Aneros Vice 2 felt to the reviewer.

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BuzzyBuzzy
What it is: Buzzy vibrators have a high frequency that stimulates the surface (like a high pitch).
RumblyRumbly
What it is: Rumbly vibrators have low-frequency vibrations that stimulate deeper into the tissue (like the bass in music).

Pros

  • The matte silicone is excellent
  • The remote makes it easy to control
  • Lots of vibration patterns
  • Provides manual stimulation and vibrations
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Large for a beginner
  • Base is uncomfortable to sit on

My Impressions of the Aneros Vice 2

My Personal Experiences with Aneros Vice 2

First Test

My first time using the Aneros Vice 2, I pulled it out of the box, applied lube and inserted it to get an initial impression. I have used similarly-sized anal toys before so I didn’t anticipate needing much warm-up, but unfortunately it took a while for my muscles to relax which distracted from the vibrations. I enjoyed trying the different vibration patterns, but felt that they were lacking in intensity. I later learned to increase the vibration intensity by tapping the power button on the remote, which I found a bit unintuitive. My favorite aspect of the toy was contracting my muscles which applied manual pressure to my prostate.

Second Test

Armed with the knowledge from my first test, I warmed up with a buttplug of similar size to the Vice 2. When my muscles were relaxed and I felt ready, I inserted the Vice 2. After warming up the curves of the Vice felt more pleasurable and less intense than my first experience. I dialed up the intensity and indulged in the sensations for a few minutes. I started contracting my pelvic floor muscles in time with the vibrations putting the Vice’s unique design to work. The pressure on my prostate combined with the vibrations gave me a satisfying massage.

Observations After Multiple Uses

The Vice 2 is comfortable and pleasantly filling. I enjoy the ability to manually apply prostate pressure by contracting my muscles. The Vice became more enjoyable with every use as I got more use to the sensations and became better at controlling it’s motions. I was unable to orgasm from prostate stimulation alone, but the Vice provided some excellent blended orgasms. The base is comfortable when standing, laying and during intercourse, but is uncomfortable to sit on.

Design

Aneros Vice 2 Design

The Aneros Vice 2 looks like a tool designed for a very specific job. It has 2 asymmetrical bulbs which surround the prostate. The base and curve cause the Vice to move when the pelvic floor muscles are contracted manually applying pressure to the prostate. It has 2 motors that stimulate the prostate and perineum. The vibration patterns and intensity are controlled by a remote. For my sex toy preferences, I value function over style, so I like the design of the Aneros Vice 2

The Aneros Vice 2: User Convenience Reviewed

Aneros Vice 2 The Aneros Vice 2: User Convenience Reviewed

The remote makes it easy to switch between vibration patterns. A number display lists which pattern is selected. Squeezing the toy causes both motors to vibrate quickly. Tapping the power button increases the vibration intensity, which I didn't find intuitive on my first use and only discovered when I read the manual. The remote connects instantly to the toy and it's easier than using a phone that connects with Bluetooth like some other toys I have tried. Overall I think the Vice 2 is pretty simple to use.

Quality vs Expectation

Aneros Vice 2 Quality vs Expectation

The Aneros feels like a high end toy. It is heavy and the silicone is velvery smooth. The power button on the Vice and the control buttons on the remote have a gratifying click. The charging cord is durable and feels like an intentional inclusion rather than an afterthought . These are small details but together give the Vice a feeling of quality. The motors are quiet but powerful and the vice has good battery life making it a very functional toy.

The Price of Aneros Vice 2

Aneros Vice 2 The Price of Aneros Vice 2

The Aneros Vice 2 costs $149.95 which is expensive, but it works well and feels like a quality toy. I think the biggest downside of the Aneros Vice 2 is it's high cost. I think the Vice is worth it for a prostate play enthusiast seeking something new, but it is too expensive for a beginner looking for a first prostate toy.

Does it Deliver on Performance?

Aneros Vice 2 Does it Deliver on Performance?

The first time using the Vice 2 I enjoyed the vibrations patterns but I felt the strength of the vibrations was underwhelming. After figuring out how to adjust the vibration strength I found the the vibrations much more stimulating. It has a long battery life and never ran out during a session. The Aneros unique shape worked for me and applied pressure to my prostate, as designed, when I contracted my pelvic floor muscles.

Packaging: An Unsung Hero?

Aneros Vice 2 Packaging: An Unsung Hero?

The Aneros Vice 2 was packaged in a stylish red and black box with white accents. The decoration on the package is minimal showing a picture of the toy, and a badge for "sexual health and wellness brand of the year". Inside the exterior packaging is a black box with magnetic clasps which opens to display the toy and remote in a plastic tray. Overall I like the packaging which is both bold and elegant. Because the packaging is cardboard and plastic it can be discreetly desposed of quite easily.

Reviewing the Material Choices and Care Guidelines

Aneros Vice 2 Reviewing the Material Choices and Care Guidelines

The Vice 2 is coated in a firm black silicone. The silicone is very smooth and It is quite firm so I suspect it has a durable ABS plastic core like other Aneros toys but this isn't listed on the website. The Vice is heavier than it looks, likely due to the weight of the motors and battery. The Vice 2 has a IPX7 water resistance rating, which means that it can withstand being submerged for up to 30 min in a meter of water without suffering damage, so it can be easily cleaned or used in the shower. After use I wash it with Hot water and soap, then sanitize the surface with alcohol. Between uses I keep it in a microfiber pouch to keep it free from lint and let residual smells dissipate. Aneros recommends removing it from the charger as soon as it is charged to maintain battery life.

Specifications and features

Vibration patternsYes 
Vibration speedsYes 
Length5 inches
Diameter1.3 inches
Insertable length4.5 inches
MaterialsSilicone  
WaterproofYes 
Battery Life~90 minutes
RechargeableYes 
Charging Time~120 minutes
Remote ControlsYes 
Travel LockNo 
Storage Bag IncludedNo 
Colors AvailableBlack 

Comparing Aneros Vice 2 with alternatives

Compare Aneros Vice 2Aneros Vice 2
Overall score4.5 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.5 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0
User rating4.4 / 5.0
from 98 users
4.6 / 5.0
from 484 users
4.6 / 5.0
from 208 users
4.2 / 5.0
from 12 users
4.5 / 5.0
from 30 users
4.3 / 5.0
from 31 users
PricePricey Pricey Pricey Premium Moderate Premium
Design90 / 100 86 / 100 90 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100 98 / 100
Ease of use80 / 100 91 / 100 97 / 100 70 / 100 95 / 100 95 / 100
Quality90 / 100 87 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100 95 / 100 100 / 100
Sound40 / 100 80 / 100 40 / 100 60 / 100 20 / 100 80 / 100
Power80 / 100 60 / 100 80 / 100 100 / 100 60 / 100 80 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblysomewhat rumbly neither really buzzy nor rumbly somewhat rumbly very rumbly neither really buzzy nor rumbly somewhat rumbly
Vibration patternsYes 8 6 4 (more in-app) 8 -
Vibration speedsYes -4 3 (more in-app) 3 -
Length5 inches-4.5 inches4.9 inches(101.6mm) 4 inches8 inches
Diameter1.3 inches1.28 inches1.1 inches1.4 inches(23.4mm) 0.92 inches1.4 inches
Insertable length4.5 inches3.4 inches4 inches3.6 inches(91.4mm) 3.6 inches4 inches
MaterialsSilicone Silicone/ABS Plastic Silicone Silicone Silicone, ABS Plastic Silicone, ABS Plastic
WaterproofYes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Battery Life~90 minutes120 minutes~120 minutes100 minutes120-360 minutes120 minutes
RechargeableYes Yes Yes Yes Yes USB
Charging Time~120 minutes120 minutes60 minutes30-45 minutes120 minutes120 minutes
Remote ControlsYes Yes Yes, Physical Remote and App App --
Travel LockNo -No -No -
Storage Bag IncludedNo Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Colors AvailableBlack Ocean Blue, Black Black, Blue --Black, Blue, Violet
Weight-4.1 lbs----
Flexibility---Flexible --
Vibration modes-----12
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FAQ

Is the Aneros Vice 2 a good toy for beginners?
The Vice 2 is not a good first toy, but it would be a good choice for an Anal beginner who has tried a couple of plugs and are looking to try something now and more advanced.
How easy is the Aneros Vice 2 care for?
The Vice 2, is very easy to care for it is coated with silicone and is waterproof.
How are the vibrations?
The motor at the tip is rumbly, the motor at the base is more buzzy. The interplay between the motors gives the illusion of movement.
How long does the battery last?
The battery lasts for over an hour of use.
What is the best feature?
The remote is the best feature allowing the user to easily change paterns and intensity.

Instructions - Manual

There is a Manual for the Vice 2 available on the Aneros website, under instructions.

Author
David Redd
David Redd

I am a microbiologist by trade and a sex toy Enthusiasist by nature. I appreciate outstanding design, quality and novelty. Everyone has individual needs and preferences, Sex toys can help fulfill these needs, enhancing both personal and shared pleasure.

Age: 32
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Sex toy experience: Intermediate, Enthusiasist
All-time favorite sex toy: Arcwave Voy
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