Review: Revel Body Sonic Vibrator

Overall Rating: 4/5 Rating-stars4

Vibration Intensity 4/5 Rating-stars-purpleSMALL4

Noise Level 2/5 Rating-stars-greenSMALL2

 

Pros

Rechargeable.
Waterproof.
Body-safe materials.
Packaging.
Different attachments and travel kit are available.

Cons

Majority of the settings are very buzzy.
Can’t apply much pressure.
You have to be cautious with the strong magnets.

 
The Revel Body Sonic Vibrator is a truly innovative toy. From its appearance to its function, it’s definitely intriguing. The Revel Body is promoted as the first sonic vibrator, featuring TrueSonic technology. Advertising for the Revel Body says that this toy is near silent, and that the design of this toy make it so that the vibrations don’t transfer to your hand. The Revel Body is also 100% waterproof and can be fully submerged without an issue.
 
But what really grabs your attention is that Revel Body says that their Sonic Vibrator features a 50% power increase and 400% greater range of vibrations compared to vibrators with traditional rotary motors that are currently on the market.

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Chart

Image courtesy of Revel Body.

There’s a quote that Revel Body uses in some of their advertising material; “If Apple made a vibrator, this would be it.” I have to agree with that sentiment because that’s totally what it feels like. The Revel Body has a very sleek and modern in its design and presentation.

Something that’s really cool about the Revel Body is that there are 4 additional accessory tips you can purchase separately to change the sensation which can give you a totally different experience with this toy.

I’d heard really mixed things about this toy, but figured I’d try it out myself and see what everyone was talking about.
 

Packaging

 

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator

 
The Revel Body comes in a elegant and well made box. The box has a slip cover that features the toy’s image along with basic info about it. After you remove that you have the actual box which is a matte dark grey with some small logos and a waving design done in a shiny finish. The top of the box lifts off to reveal the Revel Body cradled in a plastic tray. The charging base and instructions are in a pocket under the tray.
 
I think the presentation is very nice and right away you get the feeling that they put a lot of thought and effort into it. It’s not tacky at all, and I always appreciate when a company goes the extra mile to provide nice, reusable packaging.
 

Specifications

 

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator

 
The Revel Body is spherical and measures 8.25″ around. Obviously the Revel Body is meant to be used externally and isn’t meant to be inserted or to provide any internal stimulation. The Revel Body has 2 sides that can be used for stimulation. The front is the rounded and where the attachments come out of. Then there’s the back side where the “funnel” is. This side of the toy can also be used, but more on that later.
 
The Revel is covered in silicone and the pink pad of the attachment is made from silicone as well. A few portions of this toy are made of ABS plastic. Both of these materials and body safe and non-porous.
 
The Revel Body features only one moving part, which is the removable vibrator attachment that is highly magnetic. Its force is very strong and will attract anything nearby that’s magnetic. The attachments cling to the inside of the sink while I’m cleaning them, and if they’re anywhere near each other they will pull themselves together.
 
Here they are attracting each other with one on each side of my hand:

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Fawn Niko

Because the magnets in the attachment are so strong, the instructions warn against using or even handling this device if you have a pacemaker, metal implant, or any other wearable medical equipment.
The instructions also warn against this item being near some electronics and piercing jewelry. Though most body piercing jewelry is stainless steel which isn’t magnetized, I suggest carefully checking if your jewelry has any magnetic attraction to the unit. I got all my piercing jewelry together in a pile and took the attachment out and waved it over the pile, and none of the pieces were attracted to the magnet.
To remove the attachment, put your finger in the funnel in the back of the toy and press on the back of the attachment and push it out of the front of the unit. It takes a bit of force to overcome the magnetism but eventually it will pop free. Pushing the attachment out with your finger can be difficult if you have long or delicate nails.
 

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator

 
Replacing the attachment is very simple, just insert it back into the hole. When putting the attachment near the unit, you’ll feel the resistance of the magnets pushing against each other. But after you get it close enough, the correct ends of the magnets will start to attract each other and the attachment will be sucked right into place.
 
It’s advised to put a little bit of water-based lube on the insertable portion of the attachment to help cut down on the noise. Otherwise the toy can make a rattling noise while it’s in use. You can also use a few drops of water, but the results won’t last as long.
Because this toy is covered in silicone, it’s recommended to use only water-based lube with it. Silicone-based lubes can potentially have a chemical reaction that can damage the silicone material on the toy.
 
Cleaning is very simple because this toy is completely waterproof. I take mine to the sink and spray both the attachment and unit down with toy cleaner and then rinse them off in the sink. Mild soap and water, alcohol, or toy wipes will also work.
Also, it’s important to inspect the unit and make sure that no metal particles have become attached to the inside of the cylinder or to the attachments. If you find any be sure to remove them because they can damage the unit.
 

Charging

 
The Revel Body comes with a magnetic charging base that features a 33″ USB cord and wall adapter.
The charging base has a little raised portion that fits right into the port on the Revel Body. The instructions state that the contact area should be dried before the unit is charged. It also says that the Revel Body should be charged after every use.
 
Once you place the unit on the charger, there are lights in the funnel portion of the Revel Body that will glow to let you know that the unit is charging and they’ll turn off when it’s done.
 
Revel Body Sonic Vibrator charger

 
The instructions say that it’s safe to leave your Revel Body on its charging base, even if it’s fully charged and that it won’t harm the battery.
 
Also, every time you turn on the Revel Body, the lights on the back will blink to let you know what level the battery is at. 3 flashes means the battery is full, 2 flashes indicate 50% charge and 1 flash means the battery is at 25%.
 

Function

 

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator

 
The Revel Body is controlled by 3 buttons on the back curve of the unit. There’s a power button, along with a (+) and a (-) button.
 
To turn the Revel Body on, press the power button the Revel Body will start at the last setting you previously used. This is because the Revel Body features a memory setting, which is useful if you need to stop and then resume play. I also appreciate that there is a dedicated power button so “emergency” switch-offs are possible.
 
The Revel Body only features steady vibrations, but there is a wide range in frequency which is pretty unique.
The first time you turn on the Revel Body it will start at level one which is on the low end of the range of vibrations.
There are 10 levels total and the lower levels feature low and more rumbly vibrations, whereas the higher levels get higher pitched and buzzy. The first few levels have more in-and-out movement from the attachment. And in the higher levels the movements become faster, but much smaller and less pronounced.
 
Here’s a brief description of the levels:
Level 1: The attachment shows the most in-and-out movement on this level, but the speed isn’t very fast.

Levels 2 and 3: feature nice rumbly vibrations of moderate strength. I think level 3 is the best setting.

Level 4: The vibrations start to make a drastic change from rumbly to smooth, and this level is a mix of both.

Level 5: This setting is now probably a bit more buzzy than a lot of users might not be able to enjoy.

Levels 6 thru 9: The vibrations become very high pitched and buzzy and the movement of the attachment is no longer visible. I found that most of these levels feel very similar, the biggest difference is the change in the pitch of the hum the toy is making.

Level 10: Makes the highest pitched noise, vibrations are very buzzy and the movements are so small and quick that they’re difficult to perceive. I only feel a slight tickle from this setting.
 
Something important to note is that pressure will dull the vibrations, especially the rumblier ones on the lower levels. If you’re a fan of pressure like me you might be a little disappointed.
Overall I’d say that level 3 feels the most intense. I’d say that it reaches a 4/5 on the intensity scale.
The Revel Body is pretty quiet, especially if you lube up the attachment or use it in the bath. I’d say the loudest setting is a 2/5 on the volume scale.
 

Accessory Tips

 

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Fawn Niko

 
I think the accessory tips are a great improvement to this toy and can make or break your experience with it. Not everyone will find the flat base attachment that comes standard with the Revel Body will work for them. I’ve heard a number of complaints from females who say that they are not really able to get the original base attachment to get between their labia and contact their clitorises.
 
That’s where the accessory tips come into play. There are four additional accessory tips that you can purchase separately and swap out the base attachment with. Currently each tip runs about $19.

I received 2 of the 4 attachements, the Niko and Fawn tips, along with my Revel Body.
 
Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Niko

First I’ll tell you about the Niko. The Niko tip is cone-shaped and is good for pinpoint stimulation and for getting down into deeper-set clitorises. I found that this tip does make the vibrations more pinpoint, but maybe feel a little weaker because the area getting stimulated is smaller.
I did find that occasionally this tip could become unbalanced if enough pressure is applied to one side of it instead of from straight on. And when it becomes unbalanced it just stops moving. It didn’t happen too often to me, but I’ve heard others mention the same thing.
 
 

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Fawn

Next we have the Fawn attachment. The Fawn look a little crazy at first with all the little bristles. They are flexible, so this keeps them from feeling uncomfortable during use. But be aware that the bristles aren’t soft enough to really hug or conform to your body while you’re using the toy.
The Fawn has been my favorite tip so far and it offer the best mix of broad and pinpoint stimulation. I find that it allows you to keep the same contact area as the original base attachment, but it allows you to once again get between the labia for better stimulation.
Depending on the angle and setting I’m using, sometimes the Fawn can feel slight pokey after a while, but simple repositioning can make that sensation go away.
 

Travel Pack

 
I was sent the travel pack as well which is a travel bag and travel charger. You can purchase the Travel Pack separately for $29.00.
 

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator

 

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator

 
The travel bag measures 3″ x 5″ and is made from a durable fabric. The bag has a chunky zipper that might be a little sticky sometimes and there’s a cloth loop you can to hang the bag on things. The Inside is lined with pink satin and has two sections. The main pocket is for housing the Revel Body unit which features a vent at the bottom. So if you’re in a hurry to check out of your hotel room and you have a wet Revel Body, you shouldn’t have any issues throwing it in the bag as is.
Then there’s a drawstring portion that contains a travel charger. The charging USB cord is covered in a woven sleeve and comes with the same wall adapter that the original charging base comes with.
 

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator

 
The chargers head is magnetic and should snap into place for you. I’ve heard some people mention that their Revel Body had a difficult time staying properly connected to the travel charger. Luckily I haven’t had much issue so far, but I do recommend plugging the Revel Body in somewhere where it won’t getting bumped to avoid possible disconnects.
 
The bag doesn’t have a firm shell, so it won’t look smooth and might not always stand up straight. But I don’t really mind it, it’s going to get squished in my travel bag anyways. Overall I like the travel pack and considering I spend a decent amount of time on the road I know I’ll get some use out of it.
 

My Take

 
Sadly when I first used the Revel Body I didn’t have a mind-blowing experience. I wanted to use the original tip for the first run, but I quickly realized it doesn’t work well for me as far as my anatomy and preferences are concerned. As I mentioned earlier, the tips make a world of difference and once I started using them I found the Revel Body much more enjoyable. I personally don’t think I’ll use the original tip at all. I prefer pressure and a mix of pinpoint and broad vibrations, and I found that the flat tip just couldn’t provide that. I also had a problem trying to get it to an angle where it could directly get to my clitoris, but I found that difficult. But the Fawn and Niko tips fixed that.
 
The Revel Body’s orb shape has been a little difficult for me to hold onto. I’m sure it would be easier if I gripped it in the palm of my hand like I was holding a baseball, but that just doesn’t feel natural to me. I hold it with my fingertips for more control and sometimes my fingers get a little tired or I lose my grip.
 
I received a little info card along with my Revel Body that had some additional info and tips that aren’t included in the instructions. It has a tip that you can reverse the toy and use the funnel side for a different sensation. And it also suggests using it like that while in the bath.
I was pretty interested to give it a try, and I drew a bath in the name of science!

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator

 
So it turns out that I really like using it reversed. Seriously, I might even like it better than using the front side of the toy. It might just be my anatomy, but it works really well and provides broad stimulation. I think it feels nice using it like that out of the bath, and it gets even better when it’s in the water. The funnel shape creates a little bit of vacuum against your body and swirls the water over you. I had a pretty good time using this toy in the bath.
 
What I’m struggling with the most with this toy is that the vibrations aren’t quite enough for me. I’ll just be honest, I don’t find levels 5-10 enjoyable at all. And it’s strange because I normally enjoy higher pitched vibration externally, but these ones are just too buzzy.
 
Level 3 will eventually get me there if I have the patience, and the long build up usually means the ending is pretty intense. I can say that this toy works pretty well for foreplay though, and it’s easy to use with a partner because the round shape protects against accidental jabbing.
 
But I really wish there was more vibration setting like level 3, but stronger. The nice, rumbly vibes almost reminds me of my Eroscillator, and they feel really nice. But I just need to be able to turn the power up without losing that deep, rumbly quality.
I’m not sure if that’s possible with this kind of technology, but if the folks at Revel Body find a way to pack a little more power into these toys, I’d definitely be interested.
In the meantime I don’t know how often I’ll reach the Revel Body for everyday use. But I think it might be my new go-to toy for the bath time.
 
 
You can buy the Revel Body Soinc Vibrator directly from the company at RevelBody.com. They offer a 30 day return policy on units bought through their web store and all Revel Body Sonic Vibrators come with a one year warranty.
 

 
 
Or you can also find the Revel Body and all its accessories at SheVibe.com
 

 
 
Thank you to the folks at Revel Body who were so kind to send me this toy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Reading this review, in many parts, was just like reading my own. I had that freaky twinsies feeling that we both noticed the same things. And both had the magnets stick through our fingers.

    Also, glad you mentioned the holding it thing. I experienced the same but I forgot to mention it, that I couldn’t really maintain the baseball grip, I found myself holding it very…oddly. Two fingers on the inside and my thumb on the outside, other fingers to balance. I tried to correct myself though.

    When you talk about reversing the toy, do you mean just putting the lit-up side around the clit, or actually putting the tip in backwards, so that the tip is coming out the lit up side? Glad you tested it in the bath. I’m sad I don’t have a tub to test this method.

    • ArchVixen

      Wow, that’s pretty crazy. I see you had an almost identical experiences with the attachments and how they worked with your anatomy. We seriously said almost the same thing. And I’m not the only one who broke a nail trying to pop out the attachment.

      I also have a friend who bought hers the day it came out and she’s had pretty much the same experience / issues as well. Except I think she mentioned that she experienced some epilation as well. But it’s kinda nice to see that other people have had similar experiences. It’s validating and gives me confirmation that I’m not crazy. (or if I am crazy, that at least I’m not alone.)

      Oh, and I do agree 100% with what you said about the vibrations being deceptive when you’re comparing it to something in your hand vs. in use.

      And thanks for addressing the reverse thing. When I said that I meant putting the funnel side right up against me. I went and changed the phrasing so it’s a little more clear 🙂

  • Camryn Jones

    I want to take a bath with this thing, but that’s pretty much the only appeal. The shape would drive me nuts and the price makes me very unwilling to give it a shot.

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