09 Feb

MysteryVibe Crescendo App Controlled Poseable Vibrator

It’s been quite a while since I received the MysteryVibe Crescendo to review.  That’s testament to the fact that the Crescendo is really rather unique.  Take a look around the MysteryVibe website; you won’t fail to notice – they talk a lot about personalisation and the uniquities of every body.

 

It is perhaps a surprise then that when it arrives, it is contained within what is becoming a rather familiar packaging solution.  A black box within a black sleeve, opening of which presents you with your MysteryVibe Crescendo.  It’s understated, modern and is what we might expect of a premium toy.  Maybe it’s that expectation that they’re toying with here; presenting as familiar the unusual in order to make the use feel at ease. Whatever the reason, I like it – understated fits in with my ethos, and I’m sucker for blackness.

Beneath your MysteryVibe Crescendo lies a storage pouch, a wireless charging platform and micro-USB cable.  The Crescendo we received is purple, but it also comes in a bluey-greeny teal type colour – I’m a bloke, my colour recognition isn’t great.

mystervibe crescendo

Before I get on to the MysteryVibe Crescendo itself, I’m just going to briefly mention these extras.  The storage pouch is like nothing I’ve seen supplied with sex toys before.  It features 3 compartments – one each for the Crescendo, the USB cable and the charging dock.  A quilted satin material, comparable in design to either an overnight cosmetics pouch, or a spanner roll, it continues the black understated design.  Opulent and luxurious, it definitely walks on the feminine side in terms of design, and would easily pass under the radar of prying eyes.  The charging dock and cable are functional and reliable in my experience.

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On to the main event, the MysteryVibe Crescendo.

The crescendo features is made from a soft silicone and features 6 motors – yes you read that correctly, six, this is the first thing that stands it out from the ordinary.  The second thing is it’s poseability.  It hinges in 6 places, making it adaptable like no other toy I have seen before.  The MysteryVibe Crescendo also goes down in the record books as the first app-controllable toy that subsmissives has reviewed.

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s for subsmissives – one of many shapes the mystervibe crescendo can be made into

Those 6 motors, are independent and offer unbridled power according to the MysteryVibe website. Our research shows 15 different intensities on those motors.  The lowest one being just a mild tickle, and the highest one I suppose is the crescendo that the toy gets its name from.  The gradual increase in power through those 15 settings is at first almost unnoticeable, but when you get to the mid range, you can both hear and feel the increase.

 

What you’ll notice the more you delve into the crescendo is a parallel with music.  I suppose that everyone’s taste in music is individual, and with the possibilities in power, shape and vibrations that the MysteryVibe Crescendo offers, that’s a decent comparison to make.  I’m wondering though if the choice of the name Crescendo is going to become unfortunate.  You see, there is significant noise produced by this vibe when it’s in the top quarter of its power range; the noise definitely builds to a crescendo.

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mysteryvibe crescendo + accessories

This might be a bit unfair though.  What we have here is a six-motored device, and my reference point is toys that at most have half the number of motors; so maybe this level of noise is to be expected.  It’s also worth noting that the noise level is less than mains powered wands.

 

I’ll come on to the app in a bit, but via the app, I have been able to test out the MysteryVibe Crescendo with a variety of motor patterns, and it is very true to say that with 3 or less motors running, the vibe produces a lot less noise.  I’ve also been able to narrow down the noisy motors as the ones in the middle.  Also, the noise does dampen a lot when in use.  I think holding the toy in my hand, and watching it vibrate isn’t a fair test of the noise levels.  Since when inserted or even just pressed firmly onto a body part, the noise does decrease.

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So, what of that unbridled power?  Sadly, I’m going to have to take issue here.  The MysteryVibe Crescendo sounds like it has power, it feels like it has power and with 15 intensities, it should have power.  However, we’ve found that it just does not transfer to the body well.  I make no secret of the fact that we are power crazy here at subsmissives, and sadly the MysteryVibe Crescendo just doesn’t do it for us.

The MysteryVibe Crescendo feels as if there is a rigid substructure, and I suspect that it is this that is both causing the noise and detracting from the power transfer.  I think those motors must be quite deep within the toy, and that substructure and the silicone just quell the power.

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mystery fins

The MysteryVibe Crescendo has some fins on its back (or belly depending upon which way you’re holding it).  We thought perhaps these were for extra clit stimulation, to maybe help the vibes furrow down beneath the clit hood and between the labia, but again, it just didn’t work for Ms body.  It’s also too narrow to grip onto my cock as some kind of vibrating cock split (which I thoroughly recommend you try!)

 

Anyway, what they are useful for is orienting the toy.  Since it is otherwise an entirely symmetrical toy, it would otherwise be easy to lose track of which way up you have it.  This is important because the function buttons and up/down buttons are on either side of the toy, and you don’t want to be accidentally hitting the wrong one.  We all know how annoying changing the vibe is when you actually wanted more intensity.

It’s also useful to know which side of the toy you have since we have found that the vibrations travel better with the flappy side arched outwards, which is useful to know if you want to feel the vibrations on the outside of the arch rather than the inside.

mystervibe crescendo

a couples vibrator, anyone?

Anyway, onwards to the hinges.

What I really like about the poseability of the MysteryVibe Crescendo is that there are 6 hinges, and they work both ways, but not sideways.

Firstly, the hinges are stiff.  That’s a negative right?  Nooo!  This means that it stays in the shape you put it in. They do crack and pop a bit, but after having given it some bloody rigorous bending, I’ve decided those are the sounds of science.

 

There are as many positions to set your MysteryVibe Crescendo to, some seem more intuitive that others.  For example, you can bend the tip in a G or P-spotter type of way.  You could make a ring shape and call it a vibrating male masturbator.  Or you could turn into a “couples toy” by making a U-shape.  The U-shape could also be used for double penetration.  We’ve not tried it, but I’m imagining that the flaps I mentioned earlier could serve as an anchor if using as a strapless strap-on.  Whatever your idea, I’m pretty sure you can shape it from the MysteryVibe Crescendo.

One of the methods we especially liked was to double it over and so increase its girth by almost 3 times.  It’s not as scary as it sounds since it’s a pretty slim toy.  What this does is give incredible stimulation internally, like no other toy we’ve experienced.  This is without doubt our favoured use of the toy, insertion and withdrawal like this can seem a little daunting at first, but with plenty of lube it hasn’t proved a problem.  If the withdrawal concerns, then a finger can help to guide to guide it out.

 

Hopefully it’s clear why this review has been quite lengthy in the planning; and we’re not done yet.

 

So far we have a beautifully packaged vibe with a bit of noise and some great poseability.  Overall, on balance, it’s rather average up to now.

 

However, I shall now introduce you to the MysteryVibe App.

The app has a blue and purple interface – the colours of the vibe itself.  The appearance is minimal, uncluttered and clear which makes for an intuitive user interface.

mysteryvibe crescendo app

app home screen, vibe playlist, vibe store

The app essentially does 3 things for you.

Firstly, it lets you see what patterns you have on your MysteryVibe Crescendo.  There is a vibe store which as of writing, the android version contains 14 pre-made vibe patterns.  You can preview 20 seconds of each pattern on your MysteryVibe Crescendo, which is enough to decide if you like it.  As far as I can tell you can store 12 patterns on the vibe, which includes 5 standard and 7 from the store.

I really like this part of the app, it’s really easy to what each does – the interface shows you which of the 6 motors are being used and to what intensity, and you can physically see and feel that in that the vibe, in real time.

The second thing you can do is review what patterns you already have on your MysteryVibe Crescendo.  It’s called the playlist, and I suppose it represents your favourites. Again, you can see which motors are doing what on each pattern, enabling you to choose the ones most suitable for you, or your intended use.  The absolute best thing here though is that you can reorder your chosen patterns.  So you can pop your two favourite next to each other, or as we did, M’s favourite (constant!), next to mine (bzz-pause-bzz-bzz).  It’s such a simple idea, but really is revolutionary to be able to easily flick from one to the other.

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masturbator?

Here’s the really good bit though, and possibly the main point of the app.  You can pause and play the vibe.  It adds such dimension to your playtime to be able to control the toy from your phone.  The main way we used it was in a bit of a teasing manner – edging each other closer and closer to orgasm, and suddenly stopping.  With the app, you’d don’t have to worry about finding buttons, it’s all there in backlit glory!

 

There are a few gaps in the app that I would like to see in future updates, or future models of the MysteryVibe Crescendo.  Firstly, it’s not possible to change the intensity via the app, or if it is, I didn’t figure it out.  Sure you can switch to a more intense pattern, but it would be great to be able to up and down the intensity of one pattern.  Secondly, you can’t make your own pattern, or again, if you can I haven’t figured it out; I really really need this to be a thing.  Make a pattern, name it, save it for others to download.  The big big flaw though is that when my screen locks, the Bluetooth signal disconnects – the app really needs to force the screen to stay on.  It’s not a problem whilst using your phone, but in the heat of passion when you discard your phone for physical contact with partner, the vibe stops after 30 seconds – not ideal.

 

So in the MysteryVibe Crescendo what we have is a bucketload of potential, that in my eyes just needs a bit more refinement – to make those vibes transfer a bit better, and to enhance the app.  The fundamental idea and design is brilliant, so I look forward to future developments.

 

 

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