Hot Octopuss KURVE – Test & Review
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The Hot Octopuss KURVE: My Journey
First ImpressionsHot 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 OutDespite 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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
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 modes||1 steady & 4 pattern modes|
|Length||194mm / 7.6 inches|
|Insertable length||125mm / 4.9 inches|
|Diameter||Tip: 4.25cm / 1.67 inches | Shaft: 3.5cm / 1.37 inches|
|Weight||189g / 0.4 lbs|
|Battery Life||120 minutes|
|Charging Time||120 minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes|
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!
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Comparing Hot Octopuss KURVE with alternatives
Hot Octopuss KURVE
|Overall score||4.2 / 5.0||4.7 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.8 / 5.0||NaN / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||4.0 / 5.0||4.6 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||5.0 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0|
|User rating||4.4 / 5.0|
from 18 users
|4.8 / 5.0|
from 2008 users
|4.6 / 5.0|
from 196 users
|4.6 / 5.0|
from 85.9 users
|NaN / 5.0|
from 0 users
|4.1 / 5.0|
from 70 users
|Design||85 / 100||85 / 100||70 / 100||100 / 100||75 / 100||75 / 100|
|Ease of use||90 / 100||90 / 100||90 / 100||100 / 100||100 / 100||80 / 100|
|Quality||95 / 100||90 / 100||85 / 100||100 / 100||100 / 100||95 / 100|
|Sound||60 / 100||20 / 100||20 / 100||60 / 100||40 / 100||20 / 100|
|Power||80 / 100||60 / 100||80 / 100||100 / 100||100 / 100||80 / 100|
|Buzzy/Rumbly||somewhat rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||somewhat rumbly||very rumbly||very rumbly||somewhat rumbly|
|Vibration modes||1 steady & 4 pattern modes||10||10||2||10||10|
|Length||194mm / 7.6 inches||-||5.7 inches||14.5 inches||9.5 inches||7.9 inches|
|Insertable length||125mm / 4.9 inches||4.5 inches||-||-||5.75 inches||4.3 inches|
|Diameter||Tip: 4.25cm / 1.67 inches | Shaft: 3.5cm / 1.37 inches||1.5 inches||-||2.36 inches||1.5 inches||1.4 inches|
|Weight||189g / 0.4 lbs||-||-||1.52 lbs||-||-|
|Materials||Silicone/ABS Plastic||Body-safe silicone||Silicone, ABS plastic||Silicone, aluminium-titanium alloy||Silicone||Silicone, ABS Plastic|
|Rechargeable||Yes||USB||Yes||No — corded||Yes||Yes|
|Battery Life||120 minutes||60 minutes||60 minutes||-||120 minutes||Up to 120 minutes|
|Charging Time||120 minutes||110 minutes||-||-||90 minutes||120 minutes|
|Remote Controls||No||-||-||-||App Controls||-|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes||Yes||-||-||Yes||Yes|
|Clitoral suction||-||10 modes||11 modes||-||-||-|
|Colors Available||-||Purple, pink||-||-||Blue and Pink||Coral Red, Pastel Green, Pastel Blue|
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