Jun 022009
 

You guys know that I am nothing if not honest. So contained herein you get my very honest review. I hope that it gets read by potential buyers and by the reviewing community, as well. I also want to note that I did not have to review this toy – I was given the option not to, or to receive another of the same toy that perhaps might not be defective. I declined the replacement toy but I wanted to write the review anyways.

Also….yeah I know. Overload of reviews lately. It’ll be over soon, you can skip them, whatever. There is reason for it though, I promise.

The Boss Lady is apparently a Babeland Exclusive vibe, made by Fun Factory. Therefore, you won’t find this anywhere else.

There was a very strange and confusing mix-up regarding this toy which went out to the reviewers that did not get resolved for a few weeks, or noticed. I’ve decided not to go into it here. If you really want to know, just ask. The bottom line is that what I have is different yet the same as what is now being sold by Babeland. The circumstances though have not only driven home my decision to not review for Babeland anymore, but also I  do not feel comfortable fully endorsing them. That right there is MY opinion, not the opinion of many other reviewers.


From talking to my peers on Twitter it’s been discovered that Fun Factory vibes are known for being “tricky” with the battery compartment. Apparently some can go on two ways, but one way is wrong and it will work funny. Like it will be “on” as soon as you put the cap on. I talked to a bunch on Twitter who gave me tips. My reviews coordinator “handler” directed me to Babeland’s customer service (as a reviewer I have to say, I’ve never dealt with customer service before) and after they gave me similar tips it was in fact determined that the one I have is defective. I still have to say though that the Fun Factory toys are too expensive for me to accept that they have known problems. When I want to jerk off, I do NOT want to have to fiddle around with my vibe to make it work. As of this writing the Boss Lady is selling for $67. For $67 I expect the thing to work as it was intended. Even if all else about this vibe worked perfectly and I really loved it, that hit-or-miss aspect would keep me from using it much.

On this toy and a few other new Fun Factory vibes there is something called the “Boost” or “Turbo” button. It gives a power boost when you’re near the edge and need more oomph. The fail to the Boost button is that you have to hold it in. If you let go, it’s off of Boost mode. On mine, after the first few attempts, the Boost button no longer worked. Also it required more strength than I can sustain in one finger for longer than a few seconds, but that’s just me.

The toy is silicone, but a matte silicone. It adds friction/texture. Couple that with the fact that it’s a girthy toy (1 3/5″) and the fact that it’s a little “floppy”/bendy, means you have to use a lot of lube or be very wet or have worked up to this toy. Even I had trouble with insertion at times.

At certain bent positions, during normal use, it would change the vibration. Sometimes even change the pattern!

I can’t recommend this vibe. I know that mine has a defect in the cap with regards to the “minus” button, but there are still fundamental flaws. This is only my second Fun Factory vibe – I have the Layaspot which I like (although now I know that one time I put the cap on wrong, the batteries weren’t actually dead). I am not condemning them as a brand, just this toy. I would like to try other Fun Factory items in the future, I hope this was a one-off.

Since I had such a bad experience with this toy, I want to point you to the other reviews on it….both good and bad in case you’re pondering buying this toy. You will notice that photos of the toy vary from review to review, and some refer to it as The Boss (part of the snafu) and you will notice that some mention that it’s black in color. The only color that it is being sold in in Hot Pink. Not Black. Sorry =/




  • http://longingsend.wordpress.com mina

    what is up with babeland? You are the 2nd person this week who’s had a problem with toys they’ve sent out. Not that the toys were bad (though they have been).. but there was a problem with babeland itself. Such as with you.. different toys being sent out? They even send out things that are no longer available on their web site? WTF?

    The only company we review for is Vibereview. They were the first company to ever contact us and so far, they have been nothing but good to us.

    As far as fun factory goes, I hear they are pulling out of the US. They are getting upset over the “rip offs”. In any case, I suggest trying the Fun Factory Delight… no batteries required, it is recharged by a wall plug.

    ~ I would be willing to bet that whomever else you’re referring to, their issue is with the Boss/Boss Lady/whatever. We all had the same thing happen – we were sent the Boss, but it wasn’t the Boss vibrator that they showed us, that was on their site. They told us after we noticed and asked/complained that it was the revamped model. Then we find that it’s gone from the site altogether seems to be replaced by the Boss Lady. It was all verrry confusing and unprofessional.
    I am interested in trying the Delight…sort of. It’s a g-spot vibe, and I’ve already found my Holy Grail g-spot toy. But still if the opportunity comes, I’ll review it.

    That is VERY interesting that they’re pulling out of the US. But the reasoning doesn’t make sense.

    I do/did review for VibeReview and while there were minor hiccups, my experience with them as a whole was great – they just don’t carry much. And honestly, I’m too picky – I know mostly what won’t work for me, and that narrows the field down a lot. I won’t ask to review something that I’m already 98% certain won’t work out for me.

  • http://hornytoadadventures.blogspot.com/?zx=d3d0cc1fad6df746 Oggins

    I’m sorry to hear that this one was such a headache for you and I can respect your decision. It also saddens me that you had so much trouble getting support.

    I can honestly say though that I have, in the range of 6-10, different Fun Factory toys and I’ve never recieved one with a malfunction. This has made me re-think on them a bit though. Thanks for being so honest and telling us about your experience!

  • blueyeguy

    Lil-

    Nice job with this review. Honest feedback & opinion without lambasting the company. Good job!

    Blue

  • http://heyepiphora.com Epiphora

    The toy is silicone, but a matte silicone. It adds friction/texture. YES! That was exactly my problem with the Share! Ugh, so annoying.

  • http://champagneandbenzedrine.blogspot.com Champagne and Benzedrine

    “…what I have is different yet the same as what is now being sold by Babeland.”

    Erm. Ambiguity alert!

    I have a matte silicone cunter, which is a GREAT vibe but I understand what you mean about the friction problem AND it’s a lint trap!

    ~ ha, sorry. What I mean is that from what I can see and have been told, the version the reviewers have is what is being sold as the Boss Lady….just ours is black and the Boss Lady is only available in hot pink.
    Yeah, lint trap for sure!

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