PicoBong Transformer Review
By Carnal Queen.
PicoBong Transformer – A sex toy (or many) in disguise!
Let’s start with a little about PicoBong as a company. If you didn’t already know, PicoBong is a Lelo brand. Offering the consumer, high quality, vibrant, body-safe sex toys, at affordable price points. I really like the brand ethos. I’m always aware of the expense of products, especially when I’m asked for recommendations. Not everyone can afford to drop a substantial amount on a pleasure product, even more so if they’re new to the world of sex toys and still looking for what works for them. Having good, safe, lower priced items, as an introduction into the market is a wonderful idea, and I applaud it. I’m always on the lookout for such items, so I was really pleased when PicoBong sent me the Transformer for review.
The Transformer piqued my interest from the moment I first saw it, last year. It’s a unique toy, in the sense that it’s flexible, and therefore customisable. You can create the sex toy you want from it. Or at least that’s the theory. They offer you some suggestions for it’s use, but in reality, you’re only restricted by your imagination – and the limitations of the Transformer. More on that later.
Have you ever been confused by a sex toy? Because confused pretty much sums up my feelings for this sunshine serpent. I want to love it, I really do, but I can’t. The concept is fantastic, and I do feel like it has real potential, but in it’s current form, it falls short of the mark for me, for several reasons.
It’s a ten mode toy, which is covered in FDA approved silicone. I love that mine is a cheery bright yellow – I don’t have enough unusually coloured toys! It’s a dual motored piece, one in each end, and it’s incredibly quiet compared to some other toys out there, so if discretion is important to you, that’s a definite plus point. It’s waterproof up to one metre and comes with a one year warranty for peace of mind. The Transformer measures approximately 65cm/25.5inches in length, and the two bulbous ends are just under four inches in circumference at their largest point. It’s a lot longer than I initially expected!
On one end, you have a PicoBong logo debossed into the silicone, and on the other, are your toy controls and charging port. Here’s where I hit my first problems with the Transformer. Firstly, I really don’t like the charging system. It’s a recessed port, covered by a silicone flap. Bearing in mind, the toy is insertable, anally too, this has a potential to be caught and pulled open as the toy exits your body. Nobody wants a charging port full of bodily goo, especially of the anal variety, so for this reason, I wouldn’t use this end anally. That being said, the other end has the logo embedded into it, so careful cleaning is a must after using this toy, whichever end you’re using. A self healing charging port seems like a far better option to me. The second problem I found here, is the buttons. They’re simple enough to operate, but they’re on the end of the toy, which naturally, is often stuffed in an orifice! So you’re not going to be changing the patterns or speeds easily once you get started, instead, you need to make a decision before you send it on an exploratory mission.
The whole idea behind the toy hangs on it’s ability to flex into multiple positions, but I found this to not be as straight forward as you might think. Whist it’s quite easy to manipulate, it’s not as easy in the heat of the moment, with lube and bodily fluids making things slippy and unpredictable. Getting the Transformer into a configuration you’re happy with, before you proceed, is definitely the better option. It’s also not too good at forming smaller, more distinct shapes, as it much prefers larger, more sweeping curves. For use as a cock ring, it would be good if you have a cock like a horse, but for everyone else, it’s not really going to work as you might expect. It will form smaller shapes, but it likes to spring back slightly and open up.
The vibrations initially pleased me, in the hand. When you turn it up to full speed, it feels quite powerful, and rumbly, and I was excited to see what they would do for my body. In use, they felt ok, but they were lacking from what I was expecting. It took me a while to realise, when testing it in my hands, I hold both ends, like handlebars. My brain was obviously processing what I was feeling from both hands, and merging them together a bit. One motor alone isn’t bad, but I’d like a bit more grunt. I found for G-Spot stimulation, it just wasn’t enough. Clitorally it works for me though, although it’s not mega-powerful. I am a self confessed power Queen, so people who prefer slightly more gentle vibrations will probably like it more than I do.
So, in summary. I love the concept, but the execution needs a little work in my opinion. The flexible shaft that connects the two bulbs would benefit from perhaps being a little thinner to allow it to better hold it’s shape, the charging port would be much nicer if it was flap-less, and the buttons, well, the only resolution I can see there, is if it could be controlled remotely.
I’m still intrigued by PicoBong as a range though. I like the options they offer, and knowing that they’ve recently updated some of their line, to make them twice as powerful, makes me excited to see what else PicoBong can do. I like that they didn’t seem afraid to push the boundaries with the Transformer, and I think innovation needs to be recognised and applauded. If they ever make a Transformer 2, I’ll be on it like a car bonnet.
Unique and multi-use
Decent vibrations on the rumblier side of the scale
Buttons can’t be used when inserted
Covered charging port has potential to open in use
Could use more flex
PicoBong kindly sent me the Transformer for free, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This in no way alters my thought or experiences. If you’d like to purchase a PicoBong Transformer, you can visit their website here. No affiliate links have been used in this post.