Kiiroo,1Heads up! Kiiroo has a history of questionable ethics. I am receiving no compensation for this article, and was provided toys for a review that is meant to go strictly on my website. These reviews are not an endorsement of Kiiroo’s practices, but intended to inform my readers. Please make an educated choice if you choose to purchase anything from Kiiroo, and know that I will make a % of the sale. though a problematic manufacturer, is one of only two companies that currently makes long-distance, cross compatible toys. At least, in theory. Less inebriated and on my third cup of tea in an even bigger mug on the morning after I (unsuccessfully) tried to control my partner’s toy via the Pearl 2, I am still trying to figure out how to make this toy work…
HOW THIS TOY WORKS
The Kiiroo Pearl 2 is a slightly curved, cylindrical vibrator, about 8” long and 1.6” wide. It’s coated in a matte silicone (available in purple or black) with one silver plastic pad at the base (which has some sort of specification info on it). A DC input at the bottom of the toy charges it; charging can take up to 2 hours for 1 hour of play. On one side of the toy, there’s a ‘-’ button with an LED light beneath that button. The colors of the light mean different things:
- Red (solid) = low battery,
- blinking red = critically low battery,
- yellow solid = needs an update,
- yellow blinking = updating,
- Green = fully charged
- Blue = bluetooth mode
- White = touch sensitive mode
- Purple = manual mode
To turn the Pearl 2 on, hold down the button for 4 seconds. It automatically starts in bluetooth mode. Click the button once for ‘touch sensitive mode,’ wherein vibration is congruent to where the toy touches the body. Another cycle brings Pearl 2 into manual mode, which features 3 levels of intensity and 2 patterns. While in bluetooth mode (the beginning of the cycle), you can connect to the FeelConnect app to control the intensity of vibration from a touchscreen. The toy can be turned off at any point by holding down the button.
HOW I USE THIS TOY
The Kiiroo Pearl 2 has relatively minimal packaging, which generally I prefer (waste less + want less, etc.), but this packaging is so minimal that I cannot understand how to use aspects of the toy! The Pearl 2 comes with a card to direct users to the online manual, which makes sense to avoid wasting paper.2And, after all, I am mechanically minded and so can figure out things like legos, ikea furniture, technology, etc without manuals But toys get discontinued, companies go under, and websites disappear into the digital void, which means I may not be able to figure out this toy in the future without a physical manual filed away. A ‘Quick Set Up Guide’ is included, which features simple illustrations for charging, turning on, modes, touch sensitive zones on the toy, and the ominous “Step 5: Bluetooth Mode.” The ominous Bluetooth part of the instructions directs users to FeelMe.com to set up a device to connect with interactive content or partners.
But I shouldn’t have to navigate from their app to a website. Every other toy + app combo I’ve used can just stay more or less in one app. But with Kiiroo? I have tried everything to no avail. I followed the Quick Set Up Guide. I read the online manual. I watched this cursed video. I’m on a damned quest to domesticate this toy.
And how does the porn control my toy anyway? FeelMe.com seems to be primarily a porn content site and somewhere you can buy devices that should work with the content on the site. To try it out with the Pearl 2, I signed up for a free account, scanned the QR code into my FeelConnect app, clicked a random free video, and felt… nothing. No part of the video was vibrating my toy. It’s possible that the connection failed because the video was only recommended with Kiiroo’s stroking toys, the Titan or Onyx+, but there’s just no way to search for videos that are compatible with the Pearl 2.
The packaging includes a warranty card, which instructs users to create an account with Kiiroo and then register the toy. Unfortunately, I can’t figure out what my registration code is because the letters on the sticker don’t seem to work on Kiiroo’s registration page.3Thank god I took my adderall today and can hyperfixate on figuring this shit out!
In one of the4too many videos I watched, a Pearl 2 successfully connects to an Onyx+; when the Pearl 2 is dipped in water, the internal bits of the Onyx+ contract. Okay cool! In theory, I should be able to effectively control the Titan with my vagina when my partner and I both connect to the FeelConnect app. I tried to give the Pearl 2 a handjob to control the Titan but no dice. So let’s try something else: my partner should be able to control the Pearl 2 instead of his toy by interacting with the external touchpad on the Titan. Again, no dice. The touch sensitive feature on the Pearl 2 would be cool if I could hand-job it & the location of vibration correlated on my partner’s Titan. Instead, I guess my vagina is so tight that the toy can’t figure out where I’m clenching, so it just does whatever the highest vibration is.
I wish I could write off this toy as useless but the power on the Pearl 2 is actually amazing. I’m impressed that such a rumbly motor fits into a toy so (relatively) small & lightweight. It’s more rumbly than the We-Vibe Rave, which is its closest competitor. Even though there’s only a slight curve (and I wish the Pearl 2 were more curved), the rounded bulb on the insertable end is great at g-spotting. Externally & on my clit, the Pearl 2 is okay, but I prefer earth shattering rumbly or pinpoint vibes on my clit (so, in this instance I prefer the We-Vibe Rave). It’s easy enough to control the Pearl 2 from the app if I don’t want to mess around with the button on the toy.
Even with all the annoying tech features, I kinda think it’s worth it. For $89 from Kiiroo with code TWIXT10 or SheVibe, the Pearl 2 is cheaper & more rumbly than the We-Vibe Rave though We-Vibe definitely has a better app.5and is a WAY less problematic company.
LUBE & CLEANING
The Pearl 2 is covered entirely in silicone, and charges magnetically. Since silicone lube can interact with solid silicone, I recommend using a water based lube with this toy.
To clean, use soap & water or a 10% bleach solution, and then rinse.
- Surprisingly powerful
- Good at g-spotting
- App controlled
- Less than $100
- Difficult to understand app
- Difficult to connect to partner
- Confusing manual
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|↑1||Heads up! Kiiroo has a history of questionable ethics. I am receiving no compensation for this article, and was provided toys for a review that is meant to go strictly on my website. These reviews are not an endorsement of Kiiroo’s practices, but intended to inform my readers. Please make an educated choice if you choose to purchase anything from Kiiroo, and know that I will make a % of the sale.|
|↑2||And, after all, I am mechanically minded and so can figure out things like legos, ikea furniture, technology, etc without manuals|
|↑3||Thank god I took my adderall today and can hyperfixate on figuring this shit out!|
|↑5||and is a WAY less problematic company.|