Overall Rating 3/5
Vibration Intensity 3/5
Noise Level 2/5
Charging dock that doubles as a travel case is a nice feature.
Good packaging and presentation.
Won’t work for everyone’s anatomy.
Texture might be a bit much for sensitive users.
Not as strong and rumbly as other We-Vibe vibrators.
The We-Vibe 4 is the brand new revamped version of the famous We-Vibe couple’s vibrator. It’s meant to be worn during sex and provide stimulation for both partners. It’s a dual-motored and designed to stimulate both the G-spot and clitoris of the wearer, and also provide stimulation to the other partner as well. The We-Vibe 4 is also rechargeable, and 100% waterproof.
Some big changes to the We-Vibe 4 from the most previous version are the silicone, the shape, and the remote. The silicone on the We-Vibe 4 is matte instead of the shiny silicone like the kind that’s used for the We-Vibe Touch (though I hear this will be changing in the near future.) This matte silicone is a bit less grabby while it’s dry, but it seems like it needs more lubrication than the shiny silicone did.
The shape has changed quite a bit and the We-Vibe 4 is actually considerably smaller than the 3. The insertable portion is flatter and wider, whereas the outer portion is larger and has a slight curve, which is much more ergonomic. The device is more rigid than the previous models so it should fit snugly and be able to provide a little more pressure.
The remote from this model has also been improved a bit to make it more user-friendly. There are more buttons which make scrolling though the settings a lot easier. And they are separated and raised so you can use the remote by feel. The range on the remote is said to be better as well, but I don’t have the 3 to compare it to.
The We-Vibe 4 comes in a nice box that contains the vibe itself, the remote, the charging dock and USB cord, along with instruction.
I really like the charging station because it comes with a lid and it doubles as storage and a protective case that can be used for travelling. The USB cord fits into the back of the charger and can be charged via computer or device with a USB port, or you can get a USB wall adapter so you can charge it anywhere. I do think it would be nice of them to include a wall adapter as well, but I do like having the versatility of the USB cord, especially when it comes to travelling.
An orange light will blink when the charger is plugged in and the We-Vibe unit is correctly in place and charging. The light will turn off when charging is complete, but it will also turn off if the unit is bumped or the We-Vibe isn’t sitting right in the charger. Once the light goes off I usually wiggle the vibe and if the light comes back on I know it needs more charging. A full charge is supposed to take 6 hours and deliver 3 hours of use.
The remote is not rechargeable and runs on a common button cell battery that should last for years, and can easily be replaced if needed.
A closer look:
The We-Vibe 4 is Very compact and can fit in the palm of your hand.
As I mentioned, the We-Vibe 4 is covered in silicone. If you want to learn more about the cleaning and care of silicone, check out my guide here. Both of the ends are rigid where the motors are, but the connector is flexible so it will conform to the body. There is some texture in the shape of wavy lines on both the inner and outer portions of the toy.
How do you use it?
The We-Vibe 4 can’t be turned on and off by the remote, instead it needs to be turned on and off by pressing and holding the button on the front of the device itself. After that you can press the button to cycle through the different settings. You can also use the side buttons on the remote to change the vibration mode, and then use the top and bottom buttons to change the intensity.
There are 6 settings that you can cycle through by pressing the button on the vibe.
1. Steady low
2. Steady medium
3. Steady high
4. Rapid pulsing
6. Echo – Alternating pulses between the 2 motors
*Note that if you are using the remote, the steady vibrations are condensed into a single setting and you need to use the top and bottom buttons to adjust the intensity instead of there being a separate low, med, and high.
The We-vibe 4 was the first of the We-vibe couple’s vibrator I’ve tried. It’s actually the first dual stimulating couples vibrator I’ve ever tried. My husband and I had used vibrating C-rings before, but they were always pretty underwhelming to say the least.
Ok, so a little history: I’ve never been able to orgasm from penetration alone. I’ve always needed some sort of clitoral stimulation, so I’ve never been able to get off with hands-free sex. I really hoped that a toy like the We-vibe would be able to change that for me. I wanted to be able to have sex without having to worry about being in the right position to get my hand or a toy down there to get the external stimulation I need.
After the We-Vibe 4 was done charging I decided to pop it in. I wanted to test out the setting and see how the vibrations felt. The motor on the outer portion feels much stronger than the one in the insertable part. In fact, I had a somewhat difficult time feeling the internal vibrations. My G-spot is set kind of deep behind my pubic bone, so the insertable part wasn’t able to get back and stimulate it as well as I would have liked. I was hoping the motors would be as strong as the ones in the Touch, Tango and Salsa, but they don’t feel as strong and nowhere near as rumbly as those other toys.
I liked how the vibrations felt and decided to leave it in while I sat at my computer and I had fun shifting my weight and playing with the pressure. It was arousing, but it wasn’t enough to get me off. I did find that the We-Vibe 4 doesn’t like to stay in place with my anatomy and that it kept slipping out about half way, especially if I stood up (And yes, I tried wearing tighter panties, but they weren’t able to keep the We-Vibe all the way in place.)
And I did still experience a little bit of an issue with the We-Vibe 4 not staying all the way in place with a partner as well, but this may just be an issue with the anatomy of my pubic bone.
That night I decided to try it out with the hubs.
First we tried using it with me on top. I found that trying to insert my husband in there along with the We-vibe was difficult, and it was definitely a tight fit. We had slathered everything with lube and kept adding more and more, but it still didn’t seem like it was helping. Once that was done I tried to move a little and see how that worked. I hadn’t noticed the texture on the insertable portion up until this point, and all the sudden it felt like a little too abrasive.
I let myself all the way down and was immediately met with a pinch and discomfort. The connector between the inner and outer portions got pressed against my pubic bone, and this happened every time I tried to put my weight on it. I immediately realized this position wasn’t going to work for me because I need a bit of external stimulation and usually end up needing to do a grinding motion.
We decided to try some other positions and see if it would work any better. We tried it a couple ways with me lying on my back. I found that insertion was even more difficult and uncomfortable, especially in missionary and I still got the pinching sensation on my pubic bone.
Doggy style was much more comfortable, but unfortunate that’s not a favorite position of mine. And spooning worked ok as well, but it still wasn’t perfect. In any of the positions we tried, I found that it was a struggle to accommodate both the We-vibe and my husband, who is average sized.
Some good news is that we didn’t run into any problems with the button on the front of the We-Vibe getting accidentally pressed while it’s between us, which I thought could be an issue.
As far as the We-Vibe’s performance, I found that the vibrations alone weren’t quite strong enough for me. I found that I could put a bit of pressure on it and rub it around and that it helped, but then it defeats the purpose of having a hands-free toy. This toy will work much better for those who don’t need pressure or stroking on the clitoris.
I love We-Vibe products and I really wanted to enjoy the We-Vibe 4 a lot more, but it just doesn’t seem to work that well with my anatomy and the vibrations weren’t as rumbly as I had expected. I don’t think I’ll reach for it often for use with my husband, but I do think it’s great for foreplay and will continue to use it solo.
Thank you to the awesome folks at We-Vibe who were kind enough to send me the We-Vibe 4 in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.