Arcwave Ion — Test & Review

Damian Rodriguez-Ledesma
by Damian Rodriguez-LedesmaUpdated:
4.3/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.3/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

4.6/5.0

User Ratings:

3.9/5.0

Based on 320 user reviews

87/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Arcwave Ion was rated 87 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 Arcwave Ion.

76/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Arcwave Ion was rated 76 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: Arcwave Ion 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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PricePrice

Rating: Arcwave Ion 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.

BeginnerBeginner

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My Verdict

In conclusion, the Arcwave Ion is an excellent male masturbator that promises on one thing and it does it exceptionally well, all while being packaged and accentuated by the aesthetics of the product itself and its accouterments. The Arcwave delivers a body-shivering, mind-blowing orgasm to a part of the body most people with a penis have rarely explored in depth as the Arcwave will stimulate you. Although pricey, I believe the quality and what is included in the Arcwave as well as the experiences you will have far outweigh the cost, and I strongly recommend this to intermediate individuals looking for a new experience.

Buy, if you...

  1. Enjoy frenulum stimulation
  2. Are looking for a new, one of a kind experience
  3. Want a quality toy that wont break easily
  4. Value a toy that's super easy to clean

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Live with someone who you are not comfortable with hearing you pleasure yourself
  2. Are on a tight budget
  3. Haven't had any previous male masturbator experience before
  4. Do not want intense frenulum stimulation
  5. You're a lot bigger or smaller than average size
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About The Arcwave Ion

The Arcwave Ion is an air pulse male masturbator that focuses on frenulum stimulation of the penis. It sends sonic pulsating waves to stimulate sensitive pacinian pleasure receptors in the frenulum. It features 8 intensity patterns that will match everyone’s needs and preferences and a special SmartSilence feature to make your experience effortless and extra comfortable. The Arcwave Ion is made of medical-grade silicone and body-safe ABS plastic, it’s 100% waterproof and super easy to clean.

The vibrations of the Arcwave Ion are noisy, weak, and somewhat rumbly

SoundSound rating

Rating: Arcwave Ion was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is noisy.

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

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PowerSound rating

Rating: Arcwave Ion was rated 1 out of 5, which means it is weak.

What it is: The power rating describes how fast and strong the vibrations of Arcwave Ion 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

  • Easy to clean
  • Open chamber design
  • Medical-grade Silicone
  • Intense body shaking orgams

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Incredibly loud even at lowest setting
  • Difficult to hide due to bulky charging stand

Testing the Arcwave Ion

My Personal Experiences with Arcwave Ion

Breaking the Ice

My personal experience with the Arcwave Ion was beyond imaginable. I had never thought that I would personally become so infatuated with using one sex toy and completely ignoring all of the others in my inventory. Initially, I was hesitant to use this toy as it seemed all too intricate for me, from the open-faced design, strange, sleek design that looks a bit like the Aliens head from the movie Alien, and the concept of frenulum stimulation; I may be a male but I did not know at the time where or what the frenulum was. All of these pieces greatly overwhelmed me but I was eager to give it a try.

Utterly Captivated

After a few attempts at using it was not finding much pleasure in the pulsating airwaves sent from the Arcwave, and quickly switched to my other toys to make me orgasm. After a couple more tries with the Arcwave, I was able to find the golden spot, the spot that simultaneously made me feel like I had to pee myself, that is where I quickly became infatuated and obsessed with the Arcwave and the way it made me feel. By stroking up and down about half an inch from my frenulum slowly and rapidly, I was able to achieve mind-blowing full-body orgasms that made me cum more than I ever have. With the easy access controls and clean-up afterward, this is my favorite toy in my whole collection!

My Personal take on the design of the Arcwave Ion

Arcwave Ion My Personal take on the design of the Arcwave Ion

The Arcwave Ion is made of medical-grade silicone and designed with the penis in mind, seeing as it is a male masturbator. It looks incredibly aesthetically pleasing, almost like it was modeled after the head of an Orca. It is streamlined and futuristic and truly one of a kind in the world of male masturbators. The masturbator itself fits the hand perfectly with easily accessible buttons and the two-tone black that perfectly split the toy in half and are different materials adds to the aesthetic of the futuristic toy in your hands. When in use the Arcwave Ion feels amazing, provided you are using plenty of lube of course, as it fits your penis loosely with room to move around and adjust at your own free will.

Understanding the Accessibility of the Arcwave Ion

Arcwave Ion Understanding the Accessibility of the Arcwave Ion

The Arcwave Ion is incredibly easy to use in all aspects. Turning on the Arcwave consists of long pressing the sensitivity up or volume up button which increases the strength of the air coming from the porthole located directly underneath where the frenulum would be placed. Afterward, you will hear it start up and blow air out briefly before going silent, this is the indicator that the device is now ready for use. Using the Arcwave is incredibly easy after turning it on. You simply apply lubricant to the chamber, slip your penis inside and place your frenulum underneath the porthole on the bottom side of the toy. Your hand should be conveniently placed with the two control buttons where your index and middle finger are which control the increase in air power or the decrease of the air hitting the frenulum to increase stimulation.

Quality Verdict: How does Arcwave Ion Measure Up?

Arcwave Ion Quality Verdict: How does Arcwave Ion Measure Up?

The Arcwave Ion is of the highest quality of any sex toy that I have ever reviewed and used in my life. With the materials being Medical-grade silicone and body safe ABS plastic, paired with the aesthetic and sleek design and form factor, the Arcwave provides a luxury and high-class male masturbator experience to those using it. The Arcwave is incredibly sturdy and backed by the ABS plastic whereas it is lined, and the upper part of the sleeve is made with medical grade silicone. This is an incredibly loud male masturbator and cannot be used if you live with other roommates, a college dorm, with your parents, I am fortunate enough to live on my own and the sound resonates and reverberates off the walls as I am using the toy so do take that into account when thinking about purchasing the Arcwave.

Evaluating the Pricing of the Arcwave Ion

Arcwave Ion Evaluating the Pricing of the Arcwave Ion

The Arcwave Ion off of the direct company website retails for $199.00 USD. Although the quality of the Arcwave is impeccable and provides many features such as 8 stimulation modes, a 60–70-minute run time, 2 hour charge time, a 2-year warranty from the date of purchase, the storage and charging base, charging cable, a sample of Pjur lube and the stroker itself. For all of this being included, the luxury experience of opening the box, as well as the quality of the toy itself I personally do think it is worth spending the 200$ for. I have been using this toy and this toy alone for approximately 4 months. Mind you I have a plethora of fleshlights, dildos, penis pumps, and other male masturbators. Nothing has been able to provide the sensation that the Arcwave has, and if it means paying $100 dollars more than most standard male masturbators such as Fleshlights which commonly retail at about $90-100, then so be it.

The Arcwave Ion’s performance: Expectation vs Reality

Arcwave Ion The Arcwave Ion’s performance: Expectation vs Reality

The pulsating airwaves provided by the Arcwave are incredibly strong and stimulate not only your frenulum but your entire body. The Arcwave is incredibly loud, especially at the 8th highest setting which is the maximum stimulation you can achieve from the male masturbator. The battery never once got hot and I normally used it for 30-40 minutes at a time and it has a 2 hour 60-70 minute battery life. It did not hurt to use at all as the Arcwave coats your penis with soft, silky, and medical-grade silicone to ensure safety and protection when using the Arcwave Ion. The recharging time for the Arcwave Ion as listed on the products website is 2 hours.

The Art of Presentation: The Arcwave Ion’s Packaging

Arcwave Ion The Art of Presentation: The Arcwave Ion’s Packaging

The Arcwave Ion comes in a white box that is seemingly the Rolls Royce of packaging when it comes to male masturbators. It is matte, sleek, and elegant and unfolds on a hinge to unveil the products and the accessories included inside. It provides descriptive and aesthetic icons and images to showcase the product and I’m glad Arcwave put this much time and effort into packaging.

Materials and care of the Arcwave Ion

Arcwave Ion Materials and care of the Arcwave Ion

The Arcwave Ion is made of medical-grade silicone and body-safe ABS plastic. It can be twisted apart from the electrical component in order for easier clean up. Since the medical grade silicone is non-porous it can be washed with soap and running water in order to provide a hygienic surface for the next time you use the male masturbator. It can then be reattached to the electrical component and placed in the charging station with the DryTech stick where it can help absorb any lingering moisture and humidity.

Special feature

Arcwave Ion Special feature

The special feature of the Arcwave Ion is its unique Pleasure Air technology. Based entirely on pulsating airwaves aimed at the Frenulum located underneath the Penis Head, the Arcwave sends out air instead of vibrations or rocking back and forth motions like other male masturbators. Making the Arcwave truly the only male masturbator of its class.

Specifications and features

Vibration modes8 Intensities 
Height3.2  inches
Length6 inches
Width2 inches
Diameter (internal)1.3 inches; stretches up to 1.75 inches
MaterialsMedical-Grade Silicone, ABS Plastic 
WaterproofYes 
Battery Life60-70 minutes
RechargeableYes 
Charging Time120 minutes
Travel LockYes 
Storage Bag IncludedNo, But Comes With Case 
Colors AvailableBlack  

Comparing Arcwave Ion with alternatives

Compare Arcwave IonArcwave Ion
Overall score4.3 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0 2.5 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.6 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 1.0 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0
User rating3.9 / 5.0
from 320 users
4.3 / 5.0
from 134 users
4.3 / 5.0
from 15 users
4 / 5.0
from 214 users
4 / 5.0
from 35 users
PricePricey Pricey Premium Pricey Pricey
Design87 / 100 85 / 100 90 / 100 30 / 100 90 / 100
Ease of use76 / 100 80 / 100 90 / 100 50 / 100 50 / 100
Quality90 / 100 95 / 100 85 / 100 50 / 100 90 / 100
Sound80 / 100 40 / 100 60 / 100 60 / 100 80 / 100
Power20 / 100 80 / 100 80 / 100 100 / 100 80 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblyvery buzzy somewhat rumbly somewhat rumbly very rumbly somewhat rumbly
Vibration modes8 Intensities --11 6 patterns 8 intensities (for each motor)
Height3.2 inches----
Length6 inches5.6 inches6.26 inches5.8 inches4.5 inches
Width2 inches-2.76 inches--
Diameter (internal)1.3 inches; stretches up to 1.75 inches1.87 inches1.18 x 1.79 inches2 inches-
MaterialsMedical-Grade Silicone, ABS Plastic Silicone, ABS Plastic, aluminum alloy Silicone, ABS Plastic ABS Plastic, Silicone Silicone
WaterproofYes Submersible Yes Yes Yes, not remote
Battery Life60-70 minutes120 minutes120 minutes90 minutes60 minutes
RechargeableYes Yes (USB) Yes Yes USB
Charging Time120 minutes120 minutes90 minutes960 minutes180 minutes
Travel LockYes Yes --No
Storage Bag IncludedNo, But Comes With Case No Yes Yes -
Colors AvailableBlack ----
Insertable length-4.5 inches6.02 inches3.5 inches-
Diameter-2.8 inches2.76 inches2.8 inches-
Openings-One (neutral) One, neutral One neutral orifice -
Weight-0.62 lbs---
Remote Controls-Yes (app controlled) App control -Yes, two watch remotes
Vibration speeds-8 3 --
Vibration patterns-Four (preset), unlimited (programmable) 10 --
Condom safe-Yes ---
Allergies-Latex & Phthalate-Free ---
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Arcwave Ion vs. LELO F1S V2

The LELO F1S V2 is one of the most luxurious male vibrators. While it lacks the unique sensation offered by the Arcwave Ion’s air pulse technology, the F1 VS provides powerful vibrations focusing the stimulation around the head of a penis. Both toys have a great user-friendly design, but the LELO’s app connectivity edges out with a slightly higher ease of use rating at 80/100 compared to Ion’s 76/100. When it comes to power, the LELO scores a high rating of 80/100 providing powerful and rumbly vibrations in comparison to Ion’s gentler stimulation that scores 20/100. In terms of design, the LELO F1S V2’s modern design scores 80/100, slightly ahead of Ion’s 87/100. Overall, both toys are top-notch frenulum stimulators that will give you a lot of pleasure, the difference is whether you want to try innovative air pulse technology and stick with rumbly and app-controlled vibrations.

Arcwave Ion vs. Lovense Calor

Lovense Calor is another high-quality male vibrator that provides unique stimulation, it may not be a sonic vibrator, but on top of vibrations, Calor has a warming feature that makes stimulation much more pleasurable and realistic. The Calor and the Arcwave Ion score a similar overall score of 4.2 and 4.3, but the warming vibrator got a lower of 4.0/5.0 in comparison to the Ion with a strong 4.6/5. When it comes to the power of stimulation Ion’s gentle air pulse technology was rated at 20/100 in comparison to Calor’s 80/100 rumbly vibes. Another difference is the ease of use, the Arwave Ions’ small and discreet design ended with a high 76/100 score but the Calor’s app connectivity and ability to connect to other Lovense sex toys and VR porn got a high score of 90/100. All in all, both products are in a higher price range, but the Lovense Calor is a more affordable option.

Arcwave Ion vs. Fun Factory Cobra Libre II

Arcwave Ion and Fun Factory Cobra Libre II are designed to stimulate the frenulum but provide different types of stimulation. The Cobra Libre II features two powerful motors connected to a short sleeve that spreads the vibrations around the tip of a penis, whereas the Arcwave Ion has an air pulse technology that delivers pulsating airwaves that are gentler yet very unique compared to classic vibes. Speaking of power, Cobra Libre scored a top rating of 100/100 meaning its vibrations are extremely powerful and rumbly, whereas the Ion’s score is 20/100 meaning it’s on the more delicate side. When comparing the performance both toys provide, the Ion is the winner in most categories! The Cobra Libre II has a low overall score of only 2.5/5 and a Bedbible rating of 1.0/5.0, however, it was rated 4.0 out of 5 by 214 other users, meaning this toy is not bad, but its stimulation is not for everyone. So if you are into extra rumbly vibes on your frenulum, the Fun Factory Cobra Libre II is a great pick, but if you are ready to try something more unique and explore different types of pleasure, the Arcwave Ion is the one for you!

Arcwave Ion vs. Hot Octopuss Pulse Duo Lux

The Hot Octopuss Pulse Duo Lux might not be a sonic sex toy or a frenulum stimulator, but it is a great penis vibrator especially enjoyed by couples! Its vibrating sleeve is more versatile than the design of the Ion which is why it earned a golden Bedbible score of 5.0/5.0! And since it is so handy during handjobs, masturbation, or oral sex it got a higher overall score of 0.2 points and a slightly higher design rating. The Hot Octopuss Pulse Duo Lux also features a fun remote control option that can be controlled by 2 users, however, its ease of use score is 50/100 meaning its reliability is not the best, so I wouldn’t recommend it if long-distance control is important to you. Both the Ion and Hot Octopuss Pulse Duo Lux have high-quality ratings of 90/100 and each one of them provides unique stimulation that caters to a different audience. So if you are looking for a fun way to spice up things with your partner, the Hot Octopuss Pulse Duo Lux is more suited for that, but if gentle pulsating airwaves during masturbation are more your thing, then the Arcwave Ion is a better choice.

FAQ

How does Pleasure Air work?
Pleasure Air is a trademarked form of stimulation offered by the Arcawave Ion in which pulsating airwaves target the frenulum in order to stimulate and provide body-shaking orgasms.
Is there a button to turn on the Smart Silence Feature?
No! There is no button to activate the Smart Silence Feature. When the Arcwave Ion is turned on using the + button, it will initially rumble and then go silent. This is the beginning of the Smart Silence Feature as the toy will not make noise unless the penis is inserted underneath the Pleasure Air port at the frenulum.
What is CleanTech Silicone and how does it differ to Medical Grade Silicone?
CleanTech silicone is a type of material that is highly dense and biocompatible and exclusive to the Arcwave Lineup. The company claims that it is hypoallergenic and resistant to UV light. Medical Grade Silicone is the exact same thing as it is also hypoallergenic and resistant to forms of UV radiation. Therefore Medical Grade Silicone and CleanTech Silicone are virtually identical and can be used interchangeably.
What is the best way to clean my Arcwave Ion if it has an electrical component?
All pieces of the Arcwave Ion including the electrical component are IPX-7 Waterproof rated. This means that all parts can be submerged in water and cleaned. The Arcwave Ion also has a twist-off feature where the sleeve comes apart from the electrical device in order to clean them individually if you prefer to do so.
What if my toy remains damp and Humid, should I leave it outside of the storage case
Within the Arcwavve Ion Charging Case and Base, comes a pack of Silica Gel which helps absorb any excess moisture and humidity allowing your toy to dry without any additional effort on your end, and ensuring the best condition for your Arcwave Ion.

Instructions - Manual

You can find a user manual for the Arcwave Ion here on Arcwave’s website: https://www.arcwave.com/media/arcwave_manuals/ARC_ION_Manual_A7_EN_spread.pdf

Author
Damian Rodriguez-Ledesma
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Age: 22
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Sex toy experience: Beginner
All-time favorite sex toy: Fleshlight
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