ElectroPebble XPE Bonus Pack Review
By Carnal Queen.
I’m so stupidly excited to be bringing you a review for the ElectroPebble XPE pack by E-Stim Systems. Regulars to Carnal Queen will know that I love electro-sex, and whilst we’ve got quite a varied kit now, this is our first adventure with E-Stim Systems. I can tell you now, it won’t be our last.
In the beginning …
Our journey started back in June this year. E-Stim contacted me and asked if I would swing by their stand at the ETO show for a chat. I generally don’t bore you with the details of how working relationships start between myself and different companies, but in this case, I’m going to! Conversations like the one that happened that day aren’t unusual, but my E-Stim meeting stands out in my mind.
There was a pretty big buzz surrounding their stand that day, and not just because of the free pick’n’mix they were providing either (I know, we were all equally excited by this!). The ETO was where they were showcasing their brand new ElectroPebble unit, and everyone wanted a gander, myself included.
We sat and talked to Mick, E-Stim’s sales director for ages … over an hour. These shows can get a bit hectic, and sometimes it’s understandable that companies need to keep people flowing through their stands quickly. Everyone wanted a piece of Mick that day, but despite that, he was happy to keep chatting and ensuring all of our questions were answered fully. This, I’m learning, is just how E-Stim roll!
I was delighted to be asked to test and review their new ElectroPebble XPE pack when it launched later in the year. We had a good rummage around their other products whilst we were there, and I’ve already got my eye on a couple of other pieces I’d love.
But back to the glorious XPE set
I’m going to be totally honest with you now – I totally understand the apprehension people can feel towards electro-stimulation (hence this article). Even though I’d consider myself an intermediate user, I still get that nervous feeling before using something new. I actually love that feeling, it’s part of the bigger scene for me. E-Stim Systems have a very industrial, rugged feel to them. It’s ironic that the factor which perhaps made me shy away for so long, is one which I totally love, now I’ve experienced the brand.
The ElectroPebble XPE pack includes everything you need for an awesome E-Stim Systems introduction. An ElectroPebble power box, a medium Electro Egg, two cock loops and four adhesive pads. You also get two connection cables, a 9v battery, full instructions and a hard storage case. It’s comprehensive, and utterly fabulous!
E-Stim have created two full kits like this. The XPE with an (E)lecto Egg, and the XPF with a (F)lange. Makes sense!
The heart of the whole system. In my opinion, the ElectroPebble is the sleekest looking power unit that E-Stim have created to date. It’s a dual channeled power box, that offers you nine exciting modes – there’s something for everybody.
- PULSE – As it says on the tin, it pulses.
- FLO – Electro-stimulation that flows continuously.
- SPLIT – Stimulation split between both outputs. One pulses, the other flows.
- BOUNCE – Ping-pong sensations between outputs.
- AUDIO – Stimulation dictated by SOUND!
- MILK – A pulse that quickens and slows.
- SQUEEZE – A pulse that quickens and stops, before starting again.
- TEASE – Continuous stimulation that graduates from a soft to hard feel, then back again.
- TORMENT – Similar to TEASE, but that drops quickly back to soft before restarting.
It’s powered by a 9v battery, and I love that. Usually, I’m advocating rechargeable everything, but I like that this isn’t rechargeable. Battery indicators on start-up keep you informed of the power status, and when the battery is in the ElectroPebble, you can store a spare in the box. You’ll never be left flat at the wrong moment!
Each output is controlled by a stepless dial. I wasn’t sure I’d like the stepless system if I’m honest. Having previously liking being able to select a certain level, it seemed more vague. But actually, it’s great. The graduation in stimulation is smooth, and you can get it exactly right for you. The adjust dial in the middle alters different aspects of the stimulation, depending on which mode you’ve selected. It’s highly customisable.
E-Stim Systems launched three sizes of Electro Egg earlier this year, and you get a medium one in the XPE pack. When we talked about the eggs with Mick at the ETO, I probably recoiled in horror when I was told they could be used anally. Corded eggs and butts don’t mix – usually. A lot of work has gone into these eggs, and the result is an egg that can be used both vaginally, and anally. It’s reinforced, and has undergone impressive stress tests to ensure the cable stays firmly in the egg, so it doesn’t go walkies in your back passage.
60mm in length, 38mm in diameter and just over 150g in weight, the medium Electro Egg is a great all-round size. Not too big, and not too small, this one would please even Goldilocks!
Rubber Cock Loops and Adhesive pads
The loops and the pads are the same across both the XPE and XPF ElectroPebble kits. You get a pair of rubber loops and four pads – and because the pads are reusable, quite a few times with some care, there’s plenty of fun to be had with them. The above photo is for illustration only, you’d never connect them to the power box when they’re attached to the plastic sheet!
The adhesive pads are the reason this review is a little later than I planned. I knew the kit came with pads, but in my excitement of playing with the loops and the egg, I didn’t realise my kit didn’t have any. I felt a proper idiot having to own up to not noticing! Mick was brilliant about it though, and the pads were with me the very next morning. The service from E-Stim Systems is brilliant.
As with the egg and the loops (obviously), the pads are to be used below the waist. Electro-stimulation from electrodes like this MUST remain down below and away from the heart. You get full, comprehensive instructions, because safety is paramount.
Finally, I hear you cry! Apologies for the lengthy piece, but I wanted to give some basic product info for anyone who’s intrigued, but possibly overwhelmed by what’s out there. It’s my aim to get more people to experience electro-sex. Whilst I know it won’t be for everyone, I am convinced that there’s something out there for almost everyone. You’ve just got to find it!
And the ElectroPebble XPE is a cracking place to start! Honestly, we’ve been blown away by it, and I have no hesitation about recommending it to others. You won’t ever see me recommending those cheapy zappy systems that you can get – I value myself, and you all, too much for that. I need to know that my electro-sex stuff is high quality. Fully tested and totally safe!
The ElectroPebble is freakin awesome. I adore it. It’s easy to use and understand, and it offers you so much scope in terms of customisation. Every session can be totally different. CK and I both agreed, it’s very responsive and the stimulation is clear from the moment you turn it on. No, you don’t get your bits fried off, it starts subtly, like a soft tingle, but you can feel it very low on the dials. Other systems can take a few clicks to be felt, and then can get too intense too quickly. Not the ElectroPebble. I feel like this also gives you more play possibilities in general. If you can feel it when it’s low, you’ve got further to go on the scale.
The audio mode is genius. I could lie back and listen to music for hours, searching for the perfect track to be pulsed along with. We’ve used our iPhones to play the audio, and also our Bose sound dock, and they both work equally well. ‘We Will Rock You’ never sounded, or felt so good! I have a very varied taste in music, so it’s been so much fun thrashing to the metal and experimenting to see if pop, really does make you pop!
The Electro Egg is fantastic too. It doesn’t feel as I imagined it would – the contacts are situated at the top and bottom of the egg, and not on the sides. The feelings I get from this seem more intense than other electrodes I’ve previously tried. It’s more of a full on clench internally, as apposed to my inner walls just experiencing the stimulation without any physical muscle movement. On the higher levels, it’s a hardcore workout! I can’t really get above halfway yet, and I prefer the pulse or audio modes.
The cock loops are obviously going to be compared to the ElectraLoops that we already have. I have to say, they look very similar, and I was kind of expecting CK to say they felt the same. He didn’t, he prefers these. He’s always liked the ElectraLoops, but he wasn’t fond of having one of the loops sitting under the head of his cock. He said it felt sharp and not always all that pleasant for him.
The loops from E-Stim Systems seem to have converted him. He feels he can set them to the perfect level for him, without them being too intense for his sensitive parts. He’s also a big fan of the toggles on them. With lubey hands, they’re easier to adjust by pressing the toggle in, rather than trying to push a little plastic slider around. His preference is the pulse and audio modes, as well as the tease and milk modes. It’s all mood dependent, and it’s great to have so many options to keep you entertained.
I’m a big fan of the adhesive pads. I think overall, these kind of pads for any system are underrated. They’re a great way of experiencing electro-stimulation on different (below waist) body parts, and they can be a lot of fun. I like them on my ass, it’s a classic position, but sometimes you can’t mess with perfection. I also found the stimulation from these pads to be very consistent. Sometimes, I’ve found pads to be more intense on one side, with the other being much more gentle. These one’s seemed to be throwing out stimulation that felt the same as the other. Not sure if that’s down to the power box, the pads, or if it’s just one of those things, but it’s worth mentioning.
There’s nothing bad I can say about the ElectroPebble XPE pack. If I was to nit-pick, I’d say that it’s a shame you don’t get any conductive gel to use with it, because that’s the only thing you need to add yourself. We’ve tried ordinary water-based lube, and it works fine, but Mick did also send me some of their own conductive gel/lube to try. A lot of conductive gels are for external use, and you need to use lube for any internal electrodes, so it’s nice to see a combined offering. I have no issues with glycerin in lubes, although I tend not to use them ordinarily. I’m happy to use this one though, because it’s a one-product-does-all option. If you’re prone to yeast infections though, you may want to stick to your ordinary lube of choice.
E-Stim Systems have impressed me hugely. I love the fact that they’re a small team that give you a really personal service. They have time for you, and I think that’s a rare thing. It’s all British made, which is fantastic, and have I mentioned the guarantee? Their power boxes all have a LIFETIME WARRANTY. That’s crackers in this day and age, when everything seems to be made to be disposable after a short life span. That’s how much confidence they have in their products. The number of units they have issues with, even years after sale, is low too. It’s quality through and through, and quality just works!
I’m so happy to have worked with E-Stim to bring you this review. In my opinion, they really are something special. I’m looking forward to experiencing more from them in the future. I feel like I’ve only skimmed the surface with this review, so if you’ve any questions or queries, feel free to contact me and we can have a chat. I’ll happily wax lyrical about my amazing ElectroPebble XPE pack all day
E-Stim Systems sent me the XPE pack for free, in exchange for this honest and unbiased review, thanks guys! This doesn’t alter my thoughts or opinions in any way. You can experience E-Stim for yourself, by clicking here. Affiliate links have been used in this post.