I received the Fun Factory Volta from Lovehoney in exchange for this review. I put my hand up to test it since my recent reviews have described suction toys and rabbits. Hence I felt keen to try a clitoral vibrator. Fun Factory’s Volta comes in either hot pink or neon orange. I am reviewing the orange, which has since been discontinued at Lovehoney. A shame, as I really like the colour. It’s so bright and cheery! The Volta retails for £99.99. Read the following review to find out if it justifies a few nickers short of a ‘ton!’
The Fun Factory Volta is suitable for clitoral use predominantly, though it can be used vaginally. Alternatively, it can be a nipple stimulator. Definitely do not use the Volta for anal play. I think it would be really awkward to insert in any case, not that I made any attempt to do so. Not only that, but you really do not want to risk it being sucked up by the anal sphincter!
The vibrating tongue of the Fun Factory Volta is made of medical-standard silicone. It is pretty draggy, like the other Fun Factory toys I have. During use, it is best to use a water-based lubricant, for greater comfort on the sensitive clitoral / labial areas.
The magnetic click and charge cable is really easy to use, simply attach it to the magnetic pins, and insert the USB end into a suitable mains adaptor or computer. Note that mains charging is more efficient. Do not use the Fun Factory Volta whilst it is charging, (no shit Sherlock)!
When the minus ‘-‘ button has a blinking light, the battery is at 0-33%. The plus ‘+’ button has a blinking light whilst the Volta has 33-66% charge. At 66%- full power, the ‘FUN’ button will have a blinking light. This feature is really useful for seeing how much charge is remaining. A full charge can take a maximum 8 hours. The ‘standby time’ for the battery when not in use for a prolonged period, is three months. The Volta will then need a recharge.
Functions of the Fun Factory Volta; (Intensities and rhythms)
The Volta has a travel-lock feature, to prevent it being switched on in transit. To deactivate, simply press and hold the + and FUN buttons together for a second.
There are 6 intensity settings on the Fun Factory Volta. To switch on, hold the FUN button for a second. The Volta will start on its third intensity setting. I find this a bit strange, as you would expect it to start on the lowest intensity. Pressing the + button proceeds through the 6 settings, which increase in speed. To decrease the intensity at any time, press the – button.
Once you reach the highest (sixth) intensity, if you press the + button again, you will progress onto the first ‘rhythm’ pattern. There are 6 rhythms. The first three are oscillating ‘waves,’ in increasing tempo. Rhythyms 4, 5 and 6 are variations in ‘pulsating waves’. Rhythm 6 looks like it may be similar to the Roller Ball rhythm of the Stronic Drei; in any case the graphical representation looks virtually the same.
Similarly as for the intensity settings, repeated pressing of the + button goes up through the rhythm settings. Pressing the – button takes you backwards through them.
Danger! Danger! High Volta(ge)!
Yes, I know it’s cheesy, but I love that Electric Six track, and thought the Volta warranted a reference to it! This is a powerful toy after all! The handle is ergonomically designed, so it facilitates a comfortable grip during use, and the buttons are a doddle to use. It is a well-designed toy, that has a lot of thought behind both its mode of action and its usability.
Volta’s tongue does indeed flicker. Intensities range from ‘melodic’ lapping, to furious tongue ‘twerking’. There are plenty of intensities and rhythms to suit whatever mood you may be in. The fact that you can go back through the settings means you can tease yourself, (or your partner, in the case you are using the Volta on them). The explosive outcome can be prolonged as long as you can stand, or as long as you wish to tease your partner.
I enjoy using it around my clitoral hood and inner labia, and the tips of the dual tongue envelope my clitoris perfectly, giving it pleasurable vibrating ‘flicks.’ Mr Bunny likes using the Fun Factory Volta around the head of his penis. He says it feels like a ‘fluttery tongue blow-job.’ In this respect the Volta can be enjoyed by both clitoris- and penis-owners.
Final thoughts and where to buy
The Fun Factory Volta is a vibrant and well-engineered toy that has plenty of settings and is pleasant to handle. It may be pricey, but I think it justifies this. There are plenty of other higher-budget toys that are not necessarily worth the price-tag. But I have to say, Fun Factory gets it mostly right with the Volta. My only gripes are the strange start-up on the third intensity, and the lack of a storage bag. Overall, the Volta delivers where it needs to. And the fact that Mr Bunny likes it too is a bonus!
The Fun Factory Volta was exchanged free of charge in return for this review. This in no way influences my opinion, which is entirely my own. Thank you Lovehoney for providing the Fun Factory Volta for testing. Affiliate links have been used in this review. Should you wish to make a purchase, please consider using one of the links or clicking on one of the banners. It won’t cost you any extra, and will help me to keep this blog running. Please remember to clear your cookies if necessary. Thank you. xx