Hot Octopuss KURVE – Test & Review

Grace Selena
by Grace SelenaUpdated:
4.2/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.2/5

Bedbible Rating:

4/5

Reviewed by: 

Grace Selena

User Ratings:

4.4/5

Based on 18 user reviews

85/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Hot Octopuss KURVE was rated 85 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 Hot Octopuss KURVE.

90/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Hot Octopuss KURVE was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

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).

95/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Hot Octopuss KURVE was rated 95 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.

Moderate

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PricePrice

Rating: Hot Octopuss KURVE was rated 3 out of 5, which means it is pricier than the rest, but not the most expensive.

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

Unlike most other brands, Hot Octopuss only releases a few select products each year, so you always know they’re going to be good. But they have really outdone themselves with the KURVE, which, for their very first attempt at a G-Spot vibrator, is now my new favourite. Not only brilliant in regards to both appearance and functionally, but the combination of the two motors is just a complete game changer, and I’m not sure I can ever be content with just one from now on! Plus, even without the motors turned on, that perfect curve paired with a thick shaft and gel head all make for an excellent product on their own. Truly the only downside to this toy is that it is a little annoying to clean, but considering the pleasure it gives, you won’t be hearing any complaints from me!

Buy, if you...

  1. Enjoy powerful vibrations
  2. Want a 2-in-1 toy that can offer both internal & external stimulation
  3. Need an accessible toy with extra large & prominent buttons for easy use

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Want a vibrator to use anally
  2. Need a low maintenance toy that’s easy to clean
  3. Are sensitive to strong vibrations

About The Hot Octopuss KURVE

The first vaginal toy from legendary UK brand Hot Octopuss, the KURVE is advertised as a customisable G-spot vibrator the likes of which the world has never seen before. Forgoing the usual expectation of having either a rumbly or buzzy motor, Hot Octopuss have geniusly decided to combine the two for the very first time, allowing you to enjoy them together or separately through their unique Treble & Bass Technology. Five vibration modes for each then allows you to find your perfect frequency, whilst another five pattern modes really take things up a notch. Plus, the KURVE also features everything you’d expect out of a luxury vibrator, being fully waterproof, USB rechargeable, and body-safe.

The vibrations of the Hot Octopuss KURVE are fairly quiet, very powerful, and neither really buzzy nor rumbly

SoundSound rating

Rating: Hot Octopuss KURVE was rated 3 out of 5, which means it is fairly quiet.

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

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PowerSound rating

Rating: Hot Octopuss KURVE 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 Hot Octopuss KURVE felt to the reviewer.

Sound ratingSound ratingSound ratingSound ratingPower rating
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

  • Fully waterproof
  • Stylish design
  • Body-safe & high-quality
  • Powerful & customisable vibrations
  • Easy to use controls

Cons

  • Seams & logo make it difficult to clean
  • A bit noisy
  • Basic packaging despite the price
  • Not safe for anal play
  • No travel-lock

The Hot Octopuss KURVE: My Journey

My Personal Experiences with Hot Octopuss KURVE

First Impressions

Hot Octopuss are well known for their incredibly rumbly and powerful vibrators, and make some of my favourite toys. Still, I had no clue what to expect from their mashup of Treble & Bass (which, admittedly, sounds a lot better than Buzzy & Rumbly), as combining the two is something I’ve never even thought of before, let alone heard of. Turning on both motors, however, I was immediately impressed by their level of power. Separately, these are vibrations that I would be in awe of in any sex toy, so the fact that they are presented together in the KURVE just blew my mind, and still does.  

Trying It Out

Despite being a little on the large side for a vibrator, I find inserting the KURVE relatively easy, although using a small dildo first can make things even smoother. Once in, I then find it surprisingly sits perfectly over my G-Spot, which means I can start to stimulate it right from the get-go with only the smallest amount of movement. This already feels amazing, and I could easily just use the toy like this without even turning the vibrations on! But when I do? Oh my god. Individually the two motors provide some of the best G-Spot stimulation I’ve ever had, with the Bass being my favourite. But when I use them together… my soul might as well have left my body. It goes without saying that this is the best G-Spot vibrator I’ve ever used, and orgasms with it are sheer bliss.

The Hot Octopuss KURVE’s design

Hot Octopuss KURVE The Hot Octopuss KURVE’s design

Despite being anything but, the Hot Octopuss KURVE has the appearance of a classic G-Spot vibrator. A curved shaft ends in a small handle, with both elements using a beautiful shade of plum, which is the only colour option available. The appearance of Hot Octopuss’s crown logo at the very end then adds to the sense of luxury, however their full logo on the shaft has the opposite effect and is its biggest downside, ensuring the toy will be difficult to clean. In addition, please note that the lack of base on the KURVE means it cannot be used anally or with a harness.

The Ease of use of the Hot Octopuss KURVE

Hot Octopuss KURVE The Ease of use of the Hot Octopuss KURVE

With a whopping six buttons to choose from, Hot Octopuss have provided a level of control that is far more comprehensive than the average sex toy, yet they’ve also somehow managed to keep it intuitive to use. The prominent buttons are easy to press, and their shapes combined with the writing near them signifies their functions. On the left-hand side, plus and minus buttons increase and decrease the Treble, whilst their counterparts on the right do the same for the Bass. Meanwhile, the lower round buttons are not as obvious, but no less important, with the right activating patterns and left providing a quick way to turn the toy off.

The Hot Octopuss KURVE: Quality assessment

Hot Octopuss KURVE The Hot Octopuss KURVE: Quality assessment

The KURVE is made with the same exceptional quality I’ve come to expect from Hot Octopuss, from high quality materials to advanced controls. The only real flaws here are the variety of seams that run around its length, with the most problematic of these being where the silicone meets the plastic, as this will be a good hiding spot for bacteria and will require extra care.

The Price Point of Hot Octopuss KURVE: A Review

Hot Octopuss KURVE The Price Point of Hot Octopuss KURVE: A Review

While the Hot Octopuss KURVE is expensive, I would say its price tag is appropriate for a toy of its kind. In fact, compared to other luxury G-Spot vibrators, the KURVE actually costs less, which is somewhat surprising considering it can do so much more. I expect money has been saved here by keeping packaging to a minimum, which, while a little less giftable, also allows it to be more environmentally friendly.

Does it Deliver on Performance?

Hot Octopuss KURVE Does it Deliver on Performance?

A full charge of the KURVE will give you around two hours of use, which is excellent. It then performs well without any issues, although as you might have expected from its dual motors, it can be quite loud. Still, it is actually less noisy than I had expected, and this is again reduced whilst inserted. So while I would caution you if you do need to be discreet, I do think you’ll be alright behind closed doors.

Evaluating the Hot Octopuss KURVE’s packaging

Hot Octopuss KURVE Evaluating the Hot Octopuss KURVE’s packaging

Despite being a luxury brand, Hot Octopuss tend to keep their packaging quite simple, and that is the case for the KURVE as well. Arriving in a basic cardboard box that features some images of the toy and a few details about it, you’ll then find the product resting safely in a card cut-out upon opening it. In addition, you’ll also receive a charging cord, instruction manual, 1 year warranty guide, and drawstring storage bag.

How to care for the materials of the Hot Octopuss KURVE

Hot Octopuss KURVE How to care for the materials of the Hot Octopuss KURVE

The Hot Octopuss KURVE is made up of a buttery-smooth silicone over its insertable portion, before being completed by a glossy ABS plastic handle. Both of these materials are 100% body-safe and non-porous, and are completely firm apart from the squishy tip of the internal arm. Perhaps the biggest downside to the KURVE, however, is that despite being waterproof, its design does make it quite difficult to clean. With so many areas for bacteria to hide, particularly the main seam and the Hot Octopuss logo, I’d recommend scrubbing over these with a spare toothbrush before cleaning the toy with soap and water or a toy cleaner. In addition, make sure to not use any silicone-based lubricant with this toy, as it may affect the silicone it is made with.

Special feature

Hot Octopuss KURVE Special feature

While the KURVE’s unique blend of vibrations is its most prominent special feature, it has another less obvious one that is just as important. In contrast to its firm shaft, the head of the KURVE features a wonderfully squishy gel-pad hidden under its silicone. This not only makes initial insertion easier, but it feels absolutely terrific on the G-Spot, much more so than it would have done if they had just kept the whole length firm like with other vibrators. Plus, it also helps to cushion the force of my thrusts, making going to town with it a whole lot easier.

Specifications and features

Vibration modes1 steady & 4 pattern modes 
Vibration speeds5 
Length194mm / 7.6 inches
Insertable length125mm / 4.9 inches
DiameterTip: 4.25cm / 1.67 inches | Shaft: 3.5cm / 1.37 inches
Weight189g / 0.4 lbs
WaterproofYes 
MaterialsSilicone/ABS Plastic 
RechargeableYes 
Battery Life120 minutes
Charging Time120  minutes
Travel LockNo 
Remote ControlsNo 
Storage Bag IncludedYes 

Comparing Hot Octopuss KURVE with alternatives

Compare Hot Octopuss KURVEHot Octopuss KURVE
Overall score4.2 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.0 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0
User rating4.4 / 5.0
from 18 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 51 users
4.3 / 5.0
from 94 users
4.3 / 5.0
from 230 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 56 users
4.5 / 5.0
from 75 users
PriceModerate Pricey Moderate Premium Moderate Moderate
Design85 / 100 95 / 100 70 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100 100 / 100
Ease of use90 / 100 100 / 100 80 / 100 85 / 100 80 / 100 95 / 100
Quality95 / 100 100 / 100 95 / 100 90 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100
Sound60 / 100 80 / 100 40 / 100 80 / 100 20 / 100 20 / 100
Power80 / 100 100 / 100 80 / 100 100 / 100 40 / 100 80 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblysomewhat rumbly very rumbly somewhat rumbly very rumbly somewhat buzzy somewhat rumbly
Vibration modes1 steady & 4 pattern modes -Limitless in app ---
Vibration speeds5 10 -10 3 10
Length194mm / 7.6 inches13 inches7.5 inches11.97 inches3.8 inches8.5 inches
Insertable length125mm / 4.9 inches-4.5 inches--5 inches
DiameterTip: 4.25cm / 1.67 inches | Shaft: 3.5cm / 1.37 inches(Head) 2.45 inches1.22 inches(Head) 2.28 inches0.5 inches1.5 inches
Weight189g / 0.4 lbs1.49 lbs----
WaterproofYes No Splashproof -Splash-proof when fully assembled Submersible
MaterialsSilicone/ABS Plastic ABS Plastic, Silicone Silicone Silicone, PC, ABS 316 stainless steel Silicone
RechargeableYes Yes USB Yes Yes Yes, USB
Battery Life120 minutesUp to 180 minutes120 minutes240 minutes40 minutes120 minutes
Charging Time120 minutes180 minutes90 minutes150 minutes90 minutes90 minutes
Travel LockNo Yes -Yes No Yes
Remote ControlsNo -App-control --Yes, app controls
Storage Bag IncludedYes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vibration patterns-20 10 10 1 10
Colors Available-White, Gray, Blue, Pink, Matte Black Purple --Pink, Blue
Allergies--Latex-free & phthalate-free --Latex-Free, Phthalate-Free
Adjustable-----Yes
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Author
Grace Selena
Grace Selena

Grace Selena (she/they) is a queer, non-binary writer from Melbourne, Australia. She has been talking about sex toys online for almost a decade, with a collection now nearing the thousands. Her popular blog, Princess Previews, has been ranked by Kinkly and Molly’s Daily Kiss as one of the best places on the internet to find reviews of adult products, and they have also contributed their thoughts to publications such as BedBible, Sexual Health Magazine and O.School. In her spare time she helps run the Alliance of Independent Sex Toy Testers, and can often be found in her garden with her cat, Crumpet, or tweeting at @PrincessPreview.

Age: 28
Gender: She / They
Sexual orientation: Queer
Sex toy experience: Experienced
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