So I’m back with another Fun Factory review. This time it’s the Bubbles Vibrator from Babeland. Yay, Fun Factory and yay, Babeland!
The Fun Factory Bubbles Vibrator is another adorable little guy from the miniVIBES line. Yep, I called it a guy. I don’t know what it is about Fun Factory products, but I have to personify them! So my little guy, Bubbles, is 5 ½” long, with 3 ¼” insertable, and 1 5/8” in diameter. He looks like someone took four bulgy balls and haphazardly stacked them on top of one another. Bubbles has a hard plastic base that extends inside upward through the third bubble, so he’s quite firm but still has give. He looks like he’s about to lose his fourth ball, as it falls forward and creates a great little curve for g-spotting. Bubbles’ top ball has no hard plastic inside so it’s definitely squishier and I can bend it slightly. However, it still provides the firm pressure most of us want in our g-spotting toys. Due to his mini stature, I expected the Fun Factory Bubbles Vibrator to feel small in my hand. He actually feels quite solid, and though he is a lighter weight vibrator, he’s got a nice heft to him.
The Fun Factory Bubbles Vibrator is made of 100% of the plushest, most delightful silicone. It’s firm, yet giving, soft, and supple. I’m a huge fan of silicone because it’s hypoallergenic, non-porous, phthalate-free, latex-free, odorless, and tasteless. As usual with Fun Factory sex toys, I love just holding him in my hands and playing with his yummy silicone. While Bubbles is soft, he does have some drag, so you’ll probably want to use a bit of lubricant. Remember, because Bubbles is silicone, use only water-based lube with him. Silicone-based lubricant can chemically bond with his little body and melt him. That would be ever so sad! Oil-based lubricant can also break down silicone over time.
As silicone is very easy to care for, the Bubbles Vibrator is a cinch to clean! Simply use warm water and antibacterial soap (Bubbles is 100% waterproof so feel to completely submerege him) or your favorite sex toy cleaner. Silicone is also sterilizable, so feel free to use a 10% bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach) as a spray or wipe down to sterilize Bubbles. Some silicone sex toys can washed in the top drawer of your dishwasher without soap or be boiled as a way to sterilize them, but please don’t do this to Bubbles. He has a motor and electrical components that could be destroyed. I bet you would cry if that happened! I know I would!
The Bubbles Vibrator is part of Fun Factory’s Click ‘N’ Charge line, which is made up of, yep, you guessed it, rechargeable vibrators! And the crowd goes wild… May I just say…AWESOME! How cool is it to get off while being green?? Some people may complain about the higher price point on Bubbles compared to the battery consumers in the miniVIBES line. However, if you look at the long-term cost of buying batteries, rechargeable sex toys are a steal!
Fun Factory has been very clever in their design of a universal charger that works with all the vibrators in the Click ‘N’ Charge line. So you can use the same charger with multiple toys! Again, AWESOME! Now, according to the Fun Factory directions, you’ll need to charge Bubbles for up to six hours before using him for the first time. My Bubbles was pretty charged up, so it took less than one hour of charging before he was ready to go.
The Fun Factory universal charger is both an upside and a teeny bit of a downside. It is magnetic, which is what allows Bubbles to be 100% waterproof. There are no plugs or sockets. You simply line up the Fun logo on the charger with the Fun logo on the base of Bubbles and attach magnetically. The two will only stick together if correctly aligned. The trick is to get and keep them correctly aligned while charging. As the head of the charger is magnetic, it has some weight to it. So if my Bubbles isn’t propped up in just the right position, charging stops. Now that I know the correct positioning for my Bubbles and his charger, it takes just a little fiddling to set them up to charge so it’s really not a big deal for me, but it could be frustrating for some.
Fun Factory’s directions tell me that when Bubbles is charging, the FUN logo on the magnetic charger will pulsate red. When he’s done, it’ll glow with a steady red light. My charger works differently. When my Bubbles is charging, the FUN logo glows red steadily. When the charging process is complete, the red light goes off. I mention this in case you get a charger that works like mine.
Fun Factory states the operating time for a battery that is 100% charged is approximately one hour and I have found that to be true. I seem to get anywhere from about 55 to 75 minutes on a single charge. Charging only seems to take 2-3 hours for me.
Per Fun Factory (and they would know!) be sure to always store Bubbles with his lithium polymer battery charged.
Bubbles comes in the typical Fun Factory packaging, which I use to store him. He comes with directions in five languages, a brochure of other Fun Factory products, and a sample of Toy Fluid, Fun Factory’s water-based lubricant.
The Fun Factory Bubbles Vibrator is a delight to use! Being soft yet firm, he feels yummy everywhere. He’s great for external as well as internal stimulation. He’s really good on my nipples and labia, as well as on my clit. No matter how tempted you may be, Bubbles is not intended for anal play. Without a flared base, he could disappear inside you, which would be a most unpleasant experience. Do you really want to end up the butt (pun intended) of a joke in your local ER?
I think some girls probably look at Bubbles’ size and consider him mostly an external vibrator. I get that. However, Bubbles has a few tricks up his sleeve. Ok, Bubbles doesn’t have sleeves, but he has tricks, and if he had sleeves he would hide his tricks up there!
I’m sure you all remember my Fun Factory Little Paul review, right? After all it was only a few weeks ago. What do you mean you didn’t read it?? It’s ok; I forgive you. 😉 Well, Little Paul, like many vibrators, is 1 ½” in diameter. Bubbles is 1 5/8”. This may not seem like a big difference but I really feel it. Not everyone likes girthy sex toys, but I do. That extra 1/8” seems to make quite a difference. There is also something about Bubbles’ shape. I really feel his balls (hehe) popping in and out of me in such a good way and they seem to provide more surface area than a standard non-bubbly vibrator. The other really neato trick is how Bubbles’ curve hooks him inside me and hangs on. I can let go of him and he doesn’t go anywhere! I love this! Usually my vibes slip right out as soon as I let go, but Bubbles stays in place vibrating away.
Speaking of vibrations, Bubbles has a whopping 8 levels of steady vibration and 3 different pulsation patterns. The vibration levels start at “I can barely tell you’re on” and go up to “decently strong”. Bubbles is not the strongest vibrator I have but he does get the job done. However, keep an eye on that lowest level. I’ve left him on accidentally, thinking I’d turned him off, and run out the battery!
The 3 pulsation patterns feel something like this-
1. Buuuuzzzzz buuuuzzzzz buuuuzzzzz buuuuzzzzz
2. Buuzz buuzz buuzz buuzz
3. Buz buz buz buz buz
I admit it. I stole the pulsation description from my review of Fun Factory’s Little Paul Vibrator. I’m plagiarizing myself, but it’s ok. I gave myself permission. Reason being, both vibrators have the same pulsation patterns. Not to mention, I was pretty happy with that description and don’t think I can come up with anything better! :p
Bubbles also has the same control panel and functions as Little Paul, which is a plus. He has a + and – button to control his power and vibration levels. To turn Bubbles on, press his + button once and you are at the lowest, barely there, vibration. A single push on the + button cycles you up to the next level, and so on. Once you hit the 8th level of vibration, hold the + button down for 2 seconds to get to pulsation pattern #1. You cycle through the pulsation patterns using the + button. Use the – button to get back to the highest level of steady vibration. To turn Bubbles off, simply cycle down through the vibration levels using the – button. At the lowest level, hold for 2 seconds to make sure Bubbles is completely off. Bubbles’ controls are very easy to use, and make him a truly one-handed vibrator, which I love! However, his buttons do get a little slippery if you get lubricant or your own juices on them.
While I find Bubbles’ vibrations to be on the weaker end of the spectrum, I do find them stronger than Fun Factory’s Little Paul, which may be related to the rechargeable battery. I also find Bubbles to be on the quieter end of the spectrum. On his lower levels he can’t be heard under the covers, and on his highest level he certainly can’t be heard through my bedroom door.
Fun Factory Bubbles Pros:
– Super lush silicone
– Bubble design
– Curve keeps him inside
Fun Factory Bubbles Cons:
– Buttons can get slippery
– Vibrations on the weak side
Overall, the Fun Factory Bubbles Vibrator is an excellent choice in a smaller vibe. With his unique shape, he is fun for insertion as well as clit stimulation. His rechargeable battery helps me feel green and makes using him easy as pie. Mmmmm, pie… Anywho, some of you will want stronger vibrations, while others like me, may think fondly of such vibrations while being perfectly content to take a little longer enjoying getting off.