Aura Duo – Calexotics
Over the past eight years, I’ve tested several toys by the brand CalExotics. I remember this specifically because their logo is kinda hard to read.
What I enjoyed about these toys was their originality and unique designs.
When I was approached by Tally Ho Sextoys whether I was interested in reviewing the Aura Duo for them, I, of course, took them up on their offer. I had not heard of this toy before, but it was a distinctive design, and it sure looked like something I would enjoy. A few days later, the package arrived, and the fun could begin.
Packaging and Description
The Aura Duo by Calexotics is delivered in a black/purple/red designed box with a see-through window for the toy. It’s a modern print which I like in its simplicity. It’s nothing fancy but fits the purpose.
The box itself contains a manual, a small sheet with operating instructions, a USB charging cable and the vibrator. The font of the manual is so tiny, I think it’s only size 3. It gives the usual guidelines. The operating instructions explain that it takes two hours to charge the vibrator. It can run one hundred minutes on High and one hundred forty minutes on Low. It all sounds pretty fair to me.
The majority of the toy is covered in body-safe, unscented and phthalate-free silicone. Only the bottom see-through bit is made of ABS plastic. The rim of that part looks like metal, but it still sounds pretty plasticky to me.
Overall the toy, which sells in the medium price range, looks all right. It doesn’t look cheap, but it’s not too fancy either. I’m not one of those posh girls who only wants to use super-expensive toys. Time and time again, I have preferred vibrators from lower price classes, so I don’t hold it against this toy.
The Aura Duo feels decent and doesn’t look like it’s gonna break any time soon. This vibrator is completely waterproof. It consists of two ‘curves’, and each of them has its own motor. The two parts can’t be controlled independently. The big curve is shaped like a dolphin and the small one like a duck, or so I dubbed them using a little imagination.
There are two buttons on the body of the toy, one is a power button, and the other one is to cycle through the twelve different modes. A unique feature of this toy is that it contains a memory chip so that it resumes on the last mode used. That’s something I haven’t seen a lot in vibrators, and it comes in quite handy when you’re particular about that one specific mode you enjoy.
Funny detail: the packaging says nothing about the sound level. I’m used to reading specifications like ‘whisper quiet’ on every toy box I receive. Still, this packaging is eerily silent about it. Well, they could have added it. The toy is pretty quiet. Of course, you hear the motors when it’s turned on, but it’s not that bad. I don’t think you would hear it in the next room over.
Judging by the materials used, the pretty purple colour, and the strength of the vibrations which seem to be just right, this toy has great potential for me. Let’s see how I enjoyed it.
I want to begin with a strange mind-jump my head made when I first saw this toy. I saw the ‘Duo’ part of the name, and I immediately assumed this toy was supposed to be used by two people. I saw myself lying down, holding the vibrator between my legs and then inviting a partner to climb on top of me to enjoy the other waves’ stimulations. One slight problem: I don’t have such a partner. My husband wasn’t too keen on trying this position, and I don’t have any other people (yet;)) with whom I can live out such fantasies. Alas, I had to test this toy the old-school way.
No worries, though. Testing went fine, and it’s safe to say I enjoyed the process tremendously. The vibrations of the Aura Duo are just right and brought me to orgasm with ease. The shape of the toy matched my body perfectly, and both sides stimulated me equally well. Both the single vibrations and the alternating patterns were arousing. My partner used this toy on me during play. It was easy for him to hit the right spot. I used it solo too. It didn’t take long to bring me to a perfect orgasm.
The Aura Duo by Calexotics is a great vibrator, especially seeing its price range. It has a fun, unique design, it remembers the last mode you used it in, and it does its job perfectly. It’s a great toy for everyone who wants to add some more spice to their sex life. Because of the intense vibrations, it’s easy to use on a partner. Or, who knows, maybe you can bring my fantasy to life using the toy on top of each other! If so, please let me know in the comments ?
- Fun design
- Body-safe silicone
- Nearly whisper quiet
- Medium price range
- Memory chip to remember the last mode used
- High-intensity vibrations
- Looks a bit cheap
- Confusing design
Overall: 8 out of 10
This toy was sent to me by Tally Ho Sex Toys, in exchange for an honest review.