Vibrators are great and all, but have you ever tried to change their settings when they’re inside you?
It’s awkward, it’s messy, and it’s hard to tell what you’re doing.
Most of the time, you have to interrupt your pleasure by taking them out and looking for the buttons you need to press – you lose the flow entirely.
That's where remote control vibrators come in.
These app-controlled vibes are making vibrator awkwardness a thing of the past, while creating new possibilities like long distance sex, and discreet in-public orgasms.
One of the biggest remote control vibrator brands is Lovense, which specializes in app-controllable vibrators, remote-control butt plugs, and other WiFi/bluetooth sex toys. As you'll find out throughout this post, RC toys make the vibrator experience more seamless, and public play even more fun!
Types of Remote Control Vibrators
As the name suggests, remote control vibrators are sex toys which can be controlled with a remote. This might be a dedicated remote that comes with the device, or it could be a vibrator app on your phone like the Lovense Remote app.
They work at different distances depending on the toy. Some can be controlled from 1,000 miles away, while others can only be used in the same room.
Here are the most common types of remote-control vibrators you’ll find:
- Remote Controlled (Dedicated Remote) These remote-controlled vibrators are usually meant to be used in the same room. They come with a dedicated remote control which may be wireless or wired, depending on the design. This makes using sex toys much easier when alone, or you can also give your partner control over your orgasms if they’re with you.
- Long Distance. Long-distance vibrators are operated over the internet. Why? Because even the best Bluetooth devices are limited to a 100m range. Long-distance sex toys give partners in long-distance relationships a chance to spice up their relationship while they’re apart, assuming that they both have a stable Wi-Fi connection. You don’t want to be on the brink of orgasm when your router goes dodgy.
Many long-distance couples use video chat services like Skype while using couples vibrators. It’s a unique way to stay sexually connected while you’re apart from one another.
- App Controlled. You can now control your vibrator from your phone. Yep, we’re living in the future. Vibrator apps such as Vibease and the Lovense Remote app give you full control over Bluetooth sex toys as long as they’re within range. The best app-controlled sex toys allow you to program in vibration patterns, download custom vibration settings, and even vibrate along to the beat of music on Spotify.
- Bluetooth/Wi-Fi. Most wireless remote-control vibrators in the market use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi technologies. Due to range limitations with these technologies, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi controlled vibrators are only used over small distances. With a Wi-Fi vibrator or a Bluetooth vibrator, your partner can control the vibrations sitting across the room.
- Wearable. Wearable vibrators are very popular these days. If you are into discreet public orgasms, power play, or wearing remote control panties, then wearable sex toys are definitely worth your while. They usually connect via Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi, so they could be controlled by you/your partner when you’re in the same room or while you’re away at work!
Tips on How to Use Remote Control Vibrators
A remote-control vibrator can help you build a happier, healthier sexual relationship with your partner. You can even use remote control sex toys in public if you’re discreet enough. Here are 5 tips for using remote-controlled vibrators safely, easily, and effectively.
1) Be Discreet
Discretion is key. Be cautious of your surroundings. Using your remote-controlled sex toy in public can be fun, but remember that only you and your partner are playing – the public hasn’t consented to join in the fun. The nice, elderly couple sitting at the table next to you at a restaurant probably don’t want to know about what’s going on under your tablecloth.
On the one hand, you need to be respectful and appropriate in public. On the other hand, the whole thrill of public orgasms is how taboo they are. Just try not to writhe around on the floor in pleasure at Starbucks.
Try your new remote-control vibrator at home before you bring it out to play in public. You and your partner should play, fantasize, and learn how to use it properly before trying your remote vibrator in public. You don’t want to be sat on a crowded bus and start complaining that your vibrator app has crashed because you used it wrong.
3) Quality Matters
There are plenty of cheap, poorly-made remote-control vibrators out there; avoid those completely. Get a vibrator that’s equipped with a high-quality motor capable of delivering just the right intensity — as well as the right type — of vibration. Read remote control sex toys reviews and look for reputable manufacturers like Lelo, WeVibe, and Lovense.
4) It’s a Team Effort
When it comes to sex, rules are important. With a few ground rules, allowing someone to take control of your pleasure can be very sexy. Talk to your partner and guide him/her. Sure, there are some boundaries you might want to push, but some need to be set in stone. Let your partner know how to pleasure you and vice versa without overstepping the line.
If you’re thinking about giving your partner full-day control over your wearable vibrator or remote control panties, be sure to turn your device off (or inform your partner) when you’re doing something dangerous like driving. You don’t want to arrive at a complicated interchange and suddenly start cumming.
5) Choose Your Pleasure
Choose the type of toy that turns you on the most. Are you into vibrating panties? Are you in a long-distance relationship? Do you both like the idea of discreet public play? There are remote-controlled sex toys for a wide range of purposes, so choose the type of toy which suits your circumstances and turns you on.
Best Remote Control Vibrators Reviewed
Here we've put together a list of the best remote-control vibrators to help you make the perfect choice.
Lovense Lush 2
Most popular remote control vibrator
The Lovense Lush 2 is one of the most sought-after remote-control vibrators out there, and for good reason. This vibrating egg is smart, intense, and totally wearable. It's designed to stimulate the clit and the G-spot at the same time, giving you access to programmable vibration strengths. The Lush 2 is compatible with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; it’s one of the best wireless vibrators out there.
The Lovense Lush 2 comes with a Bluetooth antenna compatible with Android and iOS devices, as well as most modern laptops, tablets, and PCs. You can use the Lovense Lush 2 in a long-distance relationship but it works best with short distances, whether you’re alone or giving control to a kinky partner.
PROS: Simple, easy to use, iOS/Android app has tons of vibration patterns and options, wearable
CONS: Not the strongest vibrator out there
Lelo Ida 2
One of the most powerful vibrators on the list
First things first, I love the look of this toy. That sleek brassy gold with the smooth black finish is everything. This soft and flexible remote-controlled massager is designed to provide clitoral and G-spot stimulation simultaneously, similar to a rabbit vibe. It’s charged via USB cable, as all the best remote control vibrators are, so you have a wealth of charging options at your disposal (laptop, games console, wall outlet etc.)
The Lelo IDA vibrates and rotates inside you. In fact, it vibrates 8 different ways simultaneously. It’s as good as it sounds! Due to its flexibility, Lelo IDA can be used as a sex vibrator during intercourse, amplifying the pleasure. Using the remote, your partner can control your pleasure by adjusting the speeds and vibration patterns as they please. If that wasn’t enough, this thing is 100% waterproof and lasts for 4 hours with a full charge. Let the games commence!
PROS: Multiple pleasure settings, waterproof, USB rechargeable, it rotates and vibrates!
CONS: Quite expensive, too big for some.
A reliable remote-control vibrator for long and short distances.
We-Vibe Chorus is ideal for both long-distance and same-room scenarios. It comes with a push-button control via the We-Connect app, making it easier to control when you’re playing with yourself or engaging in some good old-fashioned vibrator sex.
The Chorus design is a bit of a cross between a regular vibrator and an egg vibrator. Not your typical pink vibrator, this ice-blue design reminds me of Dratini from Pokémon. There are 10 vibration programs and intensity levels to choose from, with the toy pleasuring both the clitoris and the G spot. The time-out function also allows you to minimize the app during video calls in LDR mode, minimizing distractions during your frolicking.
PROS: Adjustable fit, free app, 100% waterproof, rechargeable, filled with ‘90s Pokémon nostalgia
CONS: Durability issues, too loud for discreet use
Advanced and powerful long-distance vibrator
The OhMiBod Fuse is a brilliant remote controlled sex toy which is great for both solo play and long-distance couples. To be honest, I’m a sucker for pun names, and I just think that “OhMiBod” is a great name for a sex toy company. It’s a shame they didn’t give the Fuse a more amusing name – I’m very swayed by marketing, guys.
The OhMiBod Fuse is able to sync with external devices if you use its touch-control panel to pair it accordingly. You can then control the Fuse at your fingertips, whether you’re using the toy’s touchscreen panel or the device you’ve paired it with. It comes with bi-directional control capabilities, which means that you and your partner can control one another’s toys to match your virtual sex moans and groans. Sounds fun!
The OhMiBod Fuse is one of the many high-tech sex toys which is compatible with pornographic VR programs. The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is currently trialing allowing innovative sex toy companies to compete for awards. The organizer insists she doesn’t want to see “just rows and rows of standard vibrators.”
PROS: Rechargeable, VR compatible, remote controlled, dual stimulation.
CONS: Loud buzzing.
The little remote control pink vibrator that you need.
Vibease was the first hands-free wearable remote-control vibrator. When it comes to phone-controlled vibrators, the Vibease is the OG, the trailblazer, the grandmamma of them all. Using the Vibease app, you can control the vibrations and patterns that are delivered to your quivering pussy. You can also chat with friends/partners and share intimate experiences
This app-controlled vibrator can even sync up with your favorite erotic audiobooks! Next time you’re listening to the dulcet tones of Mr. Darcy, you can have him fingerblast you too. How quaint.
Vibease comes with a quiet motor and multiple vibration settings – there’s always something new to test out. It’s USB rechargeable, which is always nice and convenient, and it’s one of the most reputable phone-controlled sex toys on the market for both solo players and couples. Owning the Vibease is like owning a little piece of sexual history – if you’re gonna buy an app-controlled vibrator, why not go with the innovative toy that started it all?
PROS: USB rechargeable, waterproof, wearable, quiet, can sync with audiobooks.
CONS: Some connectivity problems, not the strongest vibrations.
The world’s first remote control butt plug
Looking to spice up your love life with some sweet anal play? Try the Lovense Hush! This app-controlled butt plug is ergonomically designed so that it stays in place for several hours – the manufacturers stress that this toy is designed for prolonged use. It’s made from sturdy yet flexible medical-grade silicone, and the spiral design on the neck is intended to keep lube trapped inside the sphincter, helping to stop your lube from drying out if you’re wearing this buttplug over several hours.
Using the Lovense Remote app, you can control the vibration strength and pattern of your Hush, experimenting with hundreds and thousands of different settings to your heart’s content. The app comes with default repetitive patterns, but it also gives you access to a database of vibration patterns created by other Lovense users. You can download all of these custom patterns for free, building up a playlist of your favorite anal play programs, some of which last for 30 minutes or more!
You’ll find lots of clickbait-ey titles in the Lovense user pattern database. My favorites include “Omg yes please”, “Oh YEAH”, “Hole breaker”, and “can you last an hour?”
PROS: Powerful, waterproof, quiet buzzing, easy to use app, 120 hours of standby time
Like a cross between a vibrator and anal beads.
It’s all about the shape with the Lelo Hula – the unique bead-like design is not something you see very often with vibrators, let alone remote control vibrators. The rotating head is designed to hit the G spot, so it’s great if you’re looking for a powerful orgasm which you can easily control via the handy little remote.
They say that the remote control has a range of about 12 feet, so it’s best suited to solo play and couples vibrator sex if your partner is very close to you. The Hula is also waterproof, meaning you can use it in the shower if that’s what you’re into. Despite its anal bead-like appearance, this toy is NOT for anal use, so don’t go shoving it up your bottom.
I wonder if they chose the name “Hula” because the tip rotates like a Hula Dancer? Either way, I don’t think they’ve gone far enough with this gimmick. I want a free ukulele and garland necklace in every box.
PROS: Waterproof, rechargeable, different pleasure settings.
CONS: Limited remote range, a bit noisy, too big for some.
Proof that size doesn’t matter!
Despite its small stature, the Lovense Ambi is very powerful, coming with several levels of vibration and multiple vibration patterns as standard. Touted as the most versatile vibrator ever, the Ambi is comfortable to hold and use in numerous positions. You may be curious about the unusual shape of this toy – you can use the broad side or the narrow side depending on what you like. The narrower side of the head can be used to tickle the clitoris for pinpoint stimulation, while the broader side gives you… broader stimulation!
As with most Lovense products, the Ambi pussy vibrator can be controlled via the Lovense Remote app which is available on most modern iOS and Windows/Android devices. According to the Lovense Amazon reviews for this toy, the Ambi is one of the strongest vibrators in the Lovense range. If you find that regular vibrators don’t do much for you, the unconventional shape of the Ambi could be just the ticket to finally get your rocks off.
PROS: Strong vibrations, discreet, USB rechargeable, waterproof, unique shape.
CONS: Quite expensive, some bugs and issues reported
Coco de Mer, Emma
A convenient remote-control vibrator for couples.
Fun fact, “Coco de Mer” gets its name from a type of coconut that grows in Seychelles. It's also called the "love nut", "butt nut", or "tree booty" since it resembles a healthy derriere. Who wouldn't want to associate pussy pleasure with such a seductive coconut.
The lightweight ergonomic design of this toy means that it’s very comfortable to hold, while the velvety-smooth surface helps it to glide in and out of your pussy easily. I’d still recommend pairing this with a decent lube, though.
This sexy sea coconut comes with 8 vibration patterns and 12 speed settings, giving you 96 possible combinations to experiment with. This vibrating egg is 100% waterproof and rechargeable, so it’s super convenient whether you plan on using it solo or as a couples vibrator. Personally, I like the idea of using it with coconut oil as a lube. If there’s a time to try out coconut oil lube, it’s when you’ve got a coconut-esque remote controlled vibrator on your hands.
PROS: Fully waterproof, multiple vibration settings, rechargeable.
CONS: Can be a bit noisy, lacks power
Butterfly Effect Wearable Remote Vibrator
Wearable remote-controlled clit and G-spot vibrator
You know, I’ve never really liked butterflies. To me, they’re just more colorful versions of moths, and I am scared to death of moths. However, this “Butterfly Effect” toy from Evolved Novelties has forced me to reconsider my position. The dual motors in this toy deliver simultaneous G-spot and clitoris stimulation, giving your average rabbit vibrator a run for its money!
In case you’re wondering, the “wings” on this remote-controlled sex toy are designed for deep clitoral stimulation, so they do actually have a reason to be there. They’re also rather pretty.
The two independent motors both offer 8 different vibration patterns, leading to deep clitoral satisfaction. As with all the best wireless vibrators, this toy is 100% waterproof and USB rechargeable for added convenience. The dedicated remote makes flicking between vibe patterns incredibly simple, though I feel that the basic color scheme makes this toy and its remote feel a little clinical. If you’re into gynecologist roleplays, I guess it’d be perfect.
PROS: Dual motor, rechargeable, waterproof, deep clitoral stimulation
CONS: Loud buzzing, lacks enough power.
The Cowgirl Sex Machine
App-controlled sex machine. What more do you want?
Technically, this is more of a sex machine than a remote-controlled vibrator, but it does vibrate, and it is controlled with a cell phone app, so I’m going to plow ahead and say that it counts. Sue me.
Have you ever looked at a Sybian sex machine and thought “if only there was an app for that”? Well, now there is! The Cowgirl sex machine is one of the top-rated sex toys on the planet, with its slip-resistant silicone seat offering a stable and comfortable base for vibrating dildo riding which is controlled via an app on your cell phone!
The vibrator vibrates (duh) and rotates at various speeds/strengths, giving you multiple sensations to explore as you rock back and forth in delight. This high-end remote controlled sex toy is the brainchild of Alicia Sinclair, a sexual wellness expert with over 16 years of experience who recently won the Businesswoman Of The Year Award at the 2017 XBIZ Awards. You’re in safe hands with the Cowgirl, whether you’re using the wired remote or the app.
PROS: Powerful vibrations, riding, comfortable, app-controlled sex machine!
CONS: Quite expensive.
PALOQUETH Waterproof G Spot Vibrator
Cheap and quiet remote-control G-spot vibrator
Paloqueth are great at making cheap and powerful sex toys – this one is no different! The PALOQUETH Waterproof G Spot Vibrator is one of the best priced remote-control vibrators you’ll cum across, offering a range of 3 meters. A 2-hour charge gives you around 90 minutes of continuous use, which could be better, but the affordability of this remote control vibrator more than makes up for the battery life.
It’s actually pretty quiet, so this is a good one for use in public or if you’re trying to be discreet at home. This wireless sex toy comes with 9 vibration modes with options to change the intensity for each function, giving you dozens of potential sensations to explore as your pussy trembles in delight. As you’d expect, it’s also completely waterproof, so feel free to experiment with shower vibrator sex and masturbation!
PROS: Affordable, rechargeable, waterproof, body-safe silicone, quiet
CONS: Longevity issues, battery life could be better
Treediride Wearable Vibrator
Great toy, terrible name.
Is there a pun or a reference I’m not getting here? “Treediride” just seems like a terrible name for one of the best sex toys companies around. Is it implying that you ride trees? I don’t get it.
Nomenclature aside, the Treediride Wearable Vibrator comes in a sturdy, body-safe silicone build for long-term use. It features an ergonomic design and smooth silicone exterior, so it’s nice and gentle on your pussy. It’s also designed to be a wearable vibrator, so feel free to experiment with discreet public orgasms.
The toy comes with 2 different motors, designed to stimulate the G spot and the clit. Each motor has 10 different vibe settings, and even the lowest settings are surprisingly powerful. The Treediride has one of the largest ranges when it comes to dedicated remotes, boasting a range of 50-80 feet. The slightly larger range means that your partner could use it to surprise you while you’re doing chores in the house… unless you live in a mansion.
PROS: Ergonomic design, waterproof, body-safe silicone, discreet, long range.
CONS: A little heavy.
G-spot exploration galore!
"Nora" sounds like the name of my grandma, not a sex toy... but I digress. This toy uses the Lovense Remote app to connect to your smartphone, giving you or your partner total control over the dual vibrating motors and rotating head.
The rotating head on the Lovense Nora is designed for internal G-spot stimulation, gently caressing this tender part of the female anatomy while pulsing vibrations stimulate your clit and vagina. This unique take on a rabbit-style vibrator can easily lead to a blended orgasm and the remote control capabilities just make it even better. It can even pair with the Lovense Max 2 for female-male virtual sex!
PROS: Rotating tip, G-spot stimulation, dual vibrating motors, smartphone control, long-distance control
CONS: No storage bag included, vibes could be more powerful
Remote control sex toys add a level of convenience and spontaneity that can’t be matched by regular sex toys, especially for long-distance couples. Whether you’re looking for an easy solo vibrator or sex toy to spice up your relationship, there is a remote control sex toy to suit everyone’s needs.