TENGA Flip Zero Review
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My Experience With TENGA Flip Zero
I really thought that the TENGA Flip Zero was just an overpriced stroker with a big name attached. Honestly, I kept this opinion for a bit until I got used to using the toy. Its bulky size makes it a bit challenging to use until you get used to holding it, and the included lube sets it up for failure right out the box. However, once I got more used to using the toy and switched lubes, the overall value of this toy became apparent. Using your toy is fun but cleaning up after sucks. The TENGA Flip Zero makes this a very easy process, and that’s really what makes this toy worth its questionable asking price.
Using the TENGA Flip ZeroThere are a bunch of different ways you can use this toy. Here are a few of the methods I tried and how they turned out!
Holding the Side RailsDon’t do this. Although it seems easy to hold, the side rails will just slide out.
Holding the Pressure PadsThis is the best (and “correct ”) way to do it, but it takes some getting used to. There aren’t any indentations on the pressure pads, and they get very slippery if you get any lube on them. As intended, the pressure pads allow you to squeeze your shaft precisely where you want to apply extra pressure.
Holding the Tips of the Pressure PadsI found this also works well, although the motion feels a bit weird. Still, I’d recommend giving it a try because it feels great and is ideal if you want near-uniform pressure combined with suction.
Getting the Best SuctionThere is a little bit of suction regardless, but you can get more if you squeeze the extra air out of the TENGA Flip Zero. I found the best way was to first insert my penis all the way to the end of the canal, and then squeeze the pressure pads (top to bottom) to get the air out. Once you do this, the toy is stuck on there! The “seal” of suction depends on how much lube you’re using. Too little will result in less suction, but too much just makes using the toy very loud. Speaking of excess lube, while the provided lube exploded out the back—which was irritating and a poor first impression—my “private supply” didn’t have this issue, even when used in excess. The worst leakage I experienced using better lube was a few drops out of the back: nothing more!
The provided cover/case is great because it holds the toy in place via a magnet in the bottom & also doubles as a stand for drying the toy. The Flip Zero itself is pretty bulky, but it needs to be for its "Flip" design to work. A plastic holder/frame holds the two sides of the toy together. This piece can be slid off, at which point you'll need to squeeze the side just under the clips. This will release the clips and allow you to open up the toy for interior access. Inside, the toy looks very odd, with many ribs, nubs, and other textures for increased stimulation. Think, "alien organs".
Ease of Use
Gripping the TENGA Flip Zero during use will be the first issue you run into. After that though, it's all smooth sailing! Upon insertion, you'll notice a bit of suction, but it gets much more intense if you insert yourself all the way. I suppose a "grip it and rip it" approach would work, but I found going slow and staying at the same speed provided the best experience (you'll finish, trust me!). The toy only takes few minutes to clean with running water/antibacterial soap and can be dried easily by placing it on the "stand" in front of a fan. Simple enough!
The materials used feel like decent quality, although the TENGA Flip Zero does attract dirt, lint, and cat hair like many other toys (leave it in the case when not in use!). I think the plastic parts are the weakest points of this design since the clips on the side can break easily if you're too rough with them and the side arms don't always slide on correctly. As I expected, the soft circular pad on the bottom of the side frame plastic fell off after a few washes, but fortunately, this doesn't affect its ability to stay in the stand using the internal magnets.
At $100, I found myself really wondering if that price was reasonable. If you'd asked me when I first received the toy, I would have said no. However, after owning and using the TENGA Flip Zero for a bit, I'd have to say it actually is worth the asking price! I reached this conclusion based on two factors: ease of cleaning and ease of drying. With my other toys, cleaning them out usually isn't too challenging, but getting them to dry is another story. With the TENGA, cleaning is extremely easy because it opens up, and drying only requires the case, a fan, and time. For frequent users, these seemingly minor advantages sweeten with time!
Although I wouldn't say this greatly outperforms your average toy, it still delivers a great user experience. While visually intimidating, the internal textures aren't overly stimulating and are actually distinct if you pay attention! The suction was my favorite part though: I found it best to use the pressure pads to squeeze (from top to bottom) the air out for maximum suction. Usually, I prefer a faster pace, but with this toy, I really enjoyed taking it slow and steadily working my way towards climax. How loud this toy is dependent on how much lube you use (don't expect it to be completely silent though!).
The packaging was concise. Everything included (TENGA Flip Zero, two packets of lube, user manual) fit inside of the storage case, which was wrapped in plastic. TENGA stores the accessories underneath the base of the case, and once you've taken the plastic off, this can fall right out (although there's nothing you need to worry about if you do drop something). Broken items are often something I worry about during shipping, but I'm pretty sure that the Flip Zero wouldn't have been damaged even if I had dropped it in the case on the floor—not to mention the fact that the case/packaging is inside of a box—so you can be pretty confident that your toy will arrive in working order.
Materials and care
The TENGA Flip Zero is made of a combination of materials, the main one being TPE. As mentioned above, this material is somewhat sticky so keeping it cased when not in use is a must! The plastic used is very smooth and seems to do the job, though it's nothing to write home about. I'd suggest being gentle with the Flip Zero when opening/closing the toy since the clips are fairly thin. It also comes with lube, but I'd just use your own: the included lube is pretty poor (this didn't sway my opinion, but it's still important to mention that the included lube contains parabens).
The plastic sidearms/frame of this toy are the icing on the cake! As the toy is made primarily of TPE, it can easily pick up dust and dirt from any surface, but the plastic frame (combined with internal magnets) allows you to dry the toy without getting it dirty again in the process. There are a couple of different ways you can place it in the stand, but I found placing it between the frame and slightly angled towards a fan with the interior facing upwards worked best.
Specifications and features
|Materials||TPE, silicone, plastic|
|Diameter (internal)||2 inches|
|Insertable length||6.3 inches|
|Fastening||Plastic frame with clips|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes (case/stand)|
Although the price is a bit more than is desirable, the TENGA Flip Zero is a product that still gets two thumbs up from me. The included lube is horrible (and leaks A LOT), but once you use better lube this leakage all but goes away. The experience isn't very "realistic", although I don't think that's what TENGA was going for—it's a neutral entrance so it can be whatever you want it to be! In use, the toy feels great, and I never had any trouble finishing with this toy, so I can confidently recommend the TENGA Flip Zero to anyone with a penis who loves suction, hates cleaning, and wants something for everyday fun.
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Comparing TENGA Flip Zero with alternatives
TENGA Flip Zero
|Overall score||4.2 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.2 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0||4.8 / 5.0||4.6 / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||4.2 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||4.3 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.2 / 5.0|
|User rating||4.1 / 5.0|
from 85 users
|4.6 / 5.0|
from 198 users
|4 / 5.0|
from 281 users
|4 / 5.0|
from 185 users
|5 / 5.0|
from 332 users
|4.9 / 5.0|
from 384 users
|Design||80 / 100||80 / 100||80 / 100||95 / 100||80 / 100||70 / 100|
|Ease of use||95 / 100||100 / 100||60 / 100||60 / 100||95 / 100||85 / 100|
|Quality||85 / 100||90 / 100||95 / 100||75 / 100||95 / 100||95 / 100|
|Materials||TPE, silicone, plastic||TPR, TPE, ABS Plastic||TPE and hard plastic||TPE, Hard Plastic||Soft plastic||Soft plastic|
|Diameter (internal)||2 inches||0.5 inches||-||0.5 inches||-||-|
|Width||3.15 inches||-||2.75 inches||-||(canal) 0.25 inches||(canal) 0.25 inches|
|Insertable length||6.3 inches||7 inches||-||6 inches||9 inches||9 inches|
|Weight||1.01 lbs||-||-||9.8 lbs||-||-|
|Fastening||Plastic frame with clips||-||Velcro||-||-||-|
|Waterproof||Submersible||Yes||(TPE sleeve) yes, (Handy) no||Submersible||Yes||Yes|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes (case/stand)||Comes with a Case and Cap||No||No||-||-|
|Length||-||8.5 inches||10.5 inches||7 inches||-||-|
|Colors Available||-||Black (Case); Rose (Sleeve)||-||Light, Medium and Dark Skin Tones||-||-|
|Thrust Modes||-||-||Yes: length and speed||-||-||-|
|Battery Life||-||-||N/A, mains powered minutes||-||-||-|
|Remote Controls||-||-||Yes, with HandyFeeling App||-||-||-|
How to use TENGA Flip Zero
This toy is similar to other strokers, but there are a few differences. Here's how to use it!
Instructions - Manual
You can find a manual for the Flip Zero on TENGA’s website here.
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