Earlier this week, I reviewed the new Loveo Ione, a massager-style vibrator from Loveo Co. I also had the opportunity to try out the Loveo Nox, a vibrator with voice control, which Loveo Co sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review.
Like the Ione, the Nox comes in a black box inside a slip-cover – purple, in this case, which is the color of the Nox. The slip-cover has a drawing of the vibrator on one side and some product information on the other. The box lid lifts off, and the Nox rests inside the box on a foam insert. Also in the box are a USB charging cable, a wall adapter, a small instruction booklet, and a black storage bag.
The Nox has a sleek shape and is about 8 1/2″ long overall, with 5 1/2″ insertable. It has a gently curved shaft which is wider at the head, (it’s about 1 1/2″ in diameter at its widest point) and the base is easy to hold during use. It’s made of silicone and comes in purple. The surface is firm with no give and the silicone is seamless, with just a slight drag to the surface. The buttons and surrounding area are done in silver-plated ABS plastic.
This is a rechargeable vibrator with a Li-ion battery. The battery, when charged fully, will run the Nox for about 3 hours. The charging port is on the back of the base, and the jack inserts easily. The Nox can then be plugged into the included wall adapter to charge, or it can be charged via the USB port on your computer. The toy’s control panel flashes when it’s charging, and will glow steadily once charging is finished.
Nox is controlled by 4 buttons, which are located on the front of the shaft. These buttons are +, H, M, and + (yes, these are both +, although I believe the bottom + is supposed to be a -, at least according to the instruction booklet. Pressing the top + button for 3 seconds will turn the Nox on, and subsequent presses will increase the vibration speed (there are 3 vibration speeds to choose from). Pressing the bottom + button will decrease the speed, and holding this button for 3 seconds will turn the Nox off. The M button turns the mode (or patterns) on and allows you to cycle through the 7 vibration and pulsation patterns.
The H button is called Vox mode, and can be activated/deactivated by holding this button for 3 seconds. A small hole is visible by the H and M buttons that is a microphone – this mike is supposed to pick up sound and create vibrations based on the sounds in the room, including your own.
The vibrations for this toy are between buzzy and rumbly, and they can be felt all the way down the shaft, although they are concentrated in the head. They’re strong on the high setting, and not terribly loud – any kind of background noise will mask that you’re using this.
Although my manual said the Nox is water-resistant, it is in fact waterproof, so you will be able to take this with you into the tub. It’s easy to clean, using soap and warm water, a toy spray, or toy wipes. Once dried, it can be stored in its box or in the storage bag that’s provided. Water-based lube is recommended, but if you prefer silicone or hybrid lubes, do a spot test first on the bottom of the handle.
So, Did It Work? The Nox has some good points. I like the vibration strength on high – it’s strong enough for me to use this clitorally as well as internally. The patterns are also nice, and I like that the vibration strength can be changed for each. If that were all, I would recommend this as a good, solid vibrator.
Where the Nox fell short for me was on the voice, or Vox, mode. The small hole by the H and M buttons is supposed to pick up sound and create vibrations based on the intensity of those sounds – so it’s voice, music, and sound-activated. I was really excited to use this setting, and thought I’d give it a shot by myself first. It completely didn’t work – I was careful how I held it, so that I wasn’t covering up the mike, but no matter how loud I started talking, the Nox didn’t start up. I put on music, fairly loud, and…still nothing.
I tried it next with my husband, and it didn’t react to his voice at all either. We did finally get it to react – he had to be about 3” or so from the mike, and then the vibrations ebbed and flowed with his voice. It also worked from that distance if he blew into it – light breaths got the vibrations going gently, and hard breaths, or blowing into the mike, caused the vibrations to hit the maximum speed. This was kind of fun, but not really how I expected this to work at all.
I’d like to thank Loveo Co for sending me the Nox to review! While I can’t recommend this – the Vox mode doesn’t work the way it should – I think the idea is pretty cool, as it would be fun to have a vibrator that is voice and sound activated, that will pick up on sounds in the room and not need you to be so close to the mike. If you’re interested in the Nox, you can pick one up at Pleasure’s Peak.
This product was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.