Review: Salsa by We Vibe

     The most raved about bullet vibe (this one, duh) is a HUGE hit in my bedroom. The Salsa from We Vibe is a strong bullet vibrator that works great for clitoral stimulation and fits perfectly in my favorite Tantus dildos. It’s completely waterproof and rechargeable, and it really is as strong as is claimed. It’s even a bit much for me.
Design:

The vibe is made of ABS plastic with a silicone push button on the base. It’s hard, heavy, and completely smooth, save for the We Vibe emblem that’s engraved near the base. I noticed that the emblem helps me get a better grip on it when it’s lubed up and slippery. There’s also a very slight flare on the end that makes gripping it and taking it out of dildos easier. The flare doesn’t make it safe for anal use, so please don’t try inserting this one.

ABS plastic is non-porous, hypo-allergenic, easy to clean and disinfect, and smooth as all hell. There’s no funky odor to either the plastic or silicone push-button. The smooth and shiny plastic is prone to scratches, so the satin storage pouch comes in handy. Cleaning is simple; toy cleaner and a wash cloth, soap and water, or toy wipes work great. Since it’s not porous, you can share it between partners if you clean it properly before sharing.

     The heft to this vibrator can make the strong vibrations kind of intimidating. If I go a week or two without using it, I feel like my clit is being assaulted by a tiny jackhammer. If it were a lighter vibrator, I think the vibrations would be a little less intense and easier to handle for some. I’m a bit of a power queen, but sometimes it can be overwhelming.
Functions:
     There’s 8 settings all together. 4 of them are constant vibrations at various levels, and the other 4 are different patterns. To turn it on you just hit the button, and to turn it off you can either cycle through all 8 settings by continuously pushing the button, or press and hold for 3 seconds to turn the toy off. If you turn it off by pressing and holding the button it’ll remember what setting you were on and resume from there when you turn it on again. There’s no travel locking option.Strength:
This thing is intense. I’d say it’s about 5 out of 5 on the intensity scale, and a very low 2 out of 5 in terms of noise. Lots of strength for the volume. I’ve seen a few writers comparing the Salsa and Mia 2 in reviews, but I just don’t think they’re comparable. The Mia 2 is lightweight and weak, and the Salsa is strong and heavy. I think I’d like to eventually find an equal medium between the two. Something with decent weight and strength, but not too overpowering.I enjoy it for solo play and quick orgasms. When we try to use it during sex, it’s a bit too much. My partner can easily go too rough on my clit with it, and she’s definitely not used to such strong vibrations when I use it on her. We’re thinking it’ll be fun to use in a harness that holds a vibrator in place for clitoral stimulation for the wearer, but of course we’ll likely keep it on the lowest or second to lowest setting.

It comes with a neat box, a white satin storage pouch that holds the charger, the vibe, and could also accommodate a small bottle of lube. The charger is a little strange. It comes in two parts, with a magnetic head that connects to the vibe and then you plug it into the charge cord. I get a full charge in 1.5 hours. A full charge will only get me about 40 minutes of play time if I use it on the highest setting, which kind of bums me out. There’s no warning that it’s about to die either. The intensity doesn’t deaden as it discharges, and it’ll die with a sudden shut off. I dunno how many times I’ve been close to orgasm and it just died on me. Whomp whomp.

Pros:

  • Rechargeable
  • Waterproof
  • Strong
  • Discreet

Cons:

  • Short battery life on the highest setting

Overall Rating: 5/5

Strength: 5/5
Volume: 2/5
     It’s a great vibe all around. I’m pleased with my purchase. I would only change the weight of it as it makes the vibrations even more intense. The battery life sucks, but I’ve just learned to keep the charger on hand, and I charge it every four uses or so. I’ll likely be purchasing a We Vibe Tango soon, just in case my Salsa dies on me. The Salsa was discontinued, but the Tango has the same strong motor and vibrations. The only difference between the two are the head shapes, with the Salsa ending at a point, and the Tango ending with a flat slant.
Sadly, the Salsa has been discontinued. But you can pick up the We-Vibe Tango! Same strong motor, but with a different design.
The Tango is available at Early2Bed for $79.99.
The Tango is also available at LoveHoney for $79.99