VibePad — Test & Review

Mariah Lyons
by Mariah LyonsUpdated:
2.0/5

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Overall Rating

2.0/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

2/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Mariah Lyons

User Ratings:

0/5.0

Based on user reviews

40/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: VibePad was rated 40 out of 100, which means it is designed ok.

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 VibePad.

80/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: VibePad 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).

80/100
QualityQuality

Rating: VibePad was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is very good quality.

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: VibePad 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

Beginner: Suited for those new to the world of sex toys. These products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, providing a gentle introduction to enhance your experiences. Whether you're exploring for the first time or looking for something straightforward, these items are a perfect starting point.

IntermediateIntermediate

Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.

AdvancedAdvanced

Advanced: Designed for the experienced and adventurous. These products cater to those who are well-acquainted with sex toys and are seeking more intense or diverse sensations. If you're looking to push boundaries and explore the depths of pleasure, these items are crafted just for you.

My Verdict

Overall, I can absolutely see the appeal of this toy. It can be used hands-free, over clothes and could be extremely beneficial for someone with mobility issues. However, for me, I can honestly say this is the worst toy I've come across for my body and anatomy. I'm actually quite disappointed, as the online hype was quite positive. But that's okay! They can't all be winners!

Buy, if you...

  1. Have certain mobility issues
  2. Like a toy that can be effectively used over clothing.
  3. Enjoy the "grinding" sensation
  4. Want a partner to take control

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Prefer internal stimulation
  2. Need intense, targeted vibrations
  3. Prefer 'buzzy' vibrations

About The VibePad

The VibePad is a full silicone, rechargeable, waterproof grinding pad that features two "stimulus waves" or bumps with 7 vibrating motors in each for a truly customizable experience. It also has the added benefit of being controlled directly on the pad, or wirelessly with a control remote (enclosed in the box).

The vibrations of the VibePad are quiet, very powerful, and somewhat rumbly

SoundSound rating

Rating: VibePad 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 VibePad felt to the reviewer.

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PowerSound rating

Rating: VibePad 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 VibePad 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

  • Able to be controlled both from the toy and a remote
  • Quiet
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Grinding is really it's only use
  • The raised bumps can be uncomfortable
  • Vibrations are quite rumbly
  • While men can use it, in my opinion it's better suited for vulva stimulation

My Experience With VibePad

My Personal Experiences with VibePad

Look at This Stuff, Isn’t it Neat?

I was honestly pretty excited about trying the Vibepad! I’ve never used a grinding toy, and under normal circumstances I really enjoy that sensation. So testing out the Vibepad was a no-brainer. Upon receiving it, I was actually pretty surprised at the packaging for the price point. Maybe I’ve just been spoiled by higher end brands, but for a toy coming in at just over $100, I really thought the packaging would be a little more sturdy. That paired with an image of a woman physically using the toy right on the front was a little jarring. I prefer my packaging sleek and sophisticated, something that may have suffered for the Vibepad just based on the sheer size of the toy itself. Getting it out of the box, the first thing I noticed was the raised ridges that allow for clitoral, perineal and anus stimulation all at the same time. Something I think you’d be hard pressed to find in another toy on the market. But that’s about where I stopped being impressed.

Am I *Too* Sensitive?

Once fully charged (120 minutes total), I set the Vibepad up on a pillow and set out to grind and conquer… except that’s not what happened. After setting it up on a few different surfaces (pillow, chair, couch arm rest) and just about every vibration combo, all I was left with was some tingly sore bits.  Maybe it’s just me, but the rumbly vibrations were just not it for me , and the ridges were so hard against me that it genuinely hurt my pelvic bone at the end. I’ll be totally honest, that’s where my experience ends with this toy. Once you’ve hurt me (and its not consensual) we’re done and I’m moving on. This situation is no different.

Design

VibePad Design

The Vibepad is a completely new to me design for a vibrator, the first thing I noticed is that the ridges are different sizes and positioned a few inches apart. This allows for two points of stimulation as well as sort of a 'one size fits all' sort of arrangement for contact points. Another interesting thing to note is the controls physically on the toy are located on the flat underside, meaning if you don't have the remote, changing patterns or intensities can be a little frustrating.

Ease of Use

VibePad Ease of Use

Overall, the VibePad is quite easy to use. Turn it on using the power button on the flat underside, place on a surface, straddle and grind! That's all there is to it. However, it is important to mention that the Vibepad’s remote control powers the vibration in the ridges but doesn’t turn the toy on or off. This can be great for partner and hands free play (no accidental off moments), but can be quite confusing upon first use.

Quality

VibePad Quality

Over all the quality of the Vibepad is pretty on par with the price. A completely silicone body always makes a toy just *feel* expensive, and the Vibepad is no different. The remote feels a little cheap, but how fancy do you really need a vibrator remote to be, ya know? For what it is, the quality is there, but I would make some changes if I had my way.

Price

VibePad Price

The VibePad retails for $119, so it's by no means cheap, but it's also not outrageously priced either. It's a little bit of a niche toy, as it's pretty much just good for grinding, I do think you could accomplish the sensation with a less expensive toy.

Performance

VibePad Performance

If I'm being honest, for me, the Vibepad just didn't meet the online hype. It's a well made toy, with powerful rumbly vibrations, however my anatomy just doesn't work comfortably with it no matter how hard I try. Personally it hurt me to use, as the ridges meant for grinding are quite firm, almost hard. And that itself takes a lot away from the toy for me.

Packaging

VibePad Packaging

The packaging for the VibePad is pretty straight forward, featuring a rather sexy lady using the toy with the brand name boldly across the front. There is a cute little window flap so you can peek at the surprise inside that I found quite fun, However the box did get a little banged up in shipping, the material is flimsy enough that I do personally think it needed more than a bubble mailer.

Materials and care

VibePad Materials and care

This VibePad is completely silicone, and waterproof. So cleanup is honestly a breeze. Your favorite toy cleaner, or some soap and water and a good dry and you're all set to toss it in your toy drawer. As with all silicone toys, water based lubricants are recommended.

Specifications and features

Vibration modes7 
Length11.4 inches
Width8.15 inches
MaterialsSilicone 
WaterproofYes 
Battery Life130 minutes
RechargeableUSB rechargable 
Charging Time120 minutes
Remote ControlsPhysical remote 
Storage Bag IncludedNo 

Comparing VibePad with alternatives

Compare VibePadVibePad
Overall scoreNaN / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0
Bedbible rating2.0 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0
User ratingNaN / 5.0
from 0 users
4.4 / 5.0
from 17 users
4.5 / 5.0
from 240 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 1165 users
4.9 / 5.0
from 46 users
PricePricey Pricey Cheap Pricey Pricey
Design40 / 100 80 / 100 95 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100
Ease of use80 / 100 80 / 100 87 / 100 80 / 100 95 / 100
Quality80 / 100 80 / 100 98 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100
Sound40 / 100 40 / 100 40 / 100 20 / 100 80 / 100
Power80 / 100 60 / 100 80 / 100 80 / 100 80 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblysomewhat rumbly neither really buzzy nor rumbly somewhat rumbly somewhat rumbly somewhat rumbly
Vibration modes7 ---Multispeed Controller and App-Enabled Patterns
Length11.4 inches3.5 inches4 inches3.5 inches-
Width8.15 inches-1.7 inches4.4 inches-
MaterialsSilicone -Body-Safe Silicone Medical-grade silicone -
WaterproofYes Yes Yes Yes No
Battery Life130 minutes120 minutesUp to 120 minutes (my battery finally died at 1 hour 48 minutes after one use) minutesAt least 60 minutes-
RechargeableUSB rechargable Yes Yes Yes -
Charging Time120 minutes120 minutes90 minutes120 minutes-
Remote ControlsPhysical remote -No -Handheld controller and App-enabled
Storage Bag IncludedNo No Yes Yes -
Vibration speeds-5 8 5 -
Vibration patterns-7 7 5 -
Insertable length-2 inches--Up to 2 Inches thrusting beyond size of toy inches
Travel Lock-No Yes Yes -
Colors Available--Coral, Blue Plum, Ice -
Maximum Weight----17.8 Pounds lbs
Ingredients----Dildos Included are Silicone
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FAQ

Who was the Vibepad originally intended for when it was devised?
We developed it primarily for women, although we noticed during testing that it also makes men feel good when used. Also, people with a disability have told us that the vibepad is an enrichment for their sex life.
What makes the Vibepad one of Orion’s best-sellers?
The vibepad is a sexual wellness product that creates a completely new kind of external stimulation thanks to its extraordinary design. This unique selling point, its effectiveness in use and its high-quality workmanship have certainly made the vibepad one of our top sellers.
Is the Vibepad quiet?
Yes! Even on its highest settings, the Vibepad gives off only a low hum. The motor is even quieter when muffled by your body.
How long does the Vibepad hold a charge?
Once it’s fully charged, the Vibepad can last up to 130 minutes

Instructions - Manual

You can download the user manual and product information here at the Orion website.

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Age: 28
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Sex toy experience: Beginner
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