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Svakom Amy

Posted by SVAKOM 16/04/2019 0 Comment(s) Official blog,

So, I think this is going to be an interesting review. Between when I received this vibe to review and now when I'm posting this, there's been a significant price change which colors my view of the toy itself.

But maybe I should back up a bit and start at the beginning. A few months ago I was contacted by Svakom and asked if I'd be interested in reviewing one of their products for y'all. I took a look at their website and was immediately into their toys. I love the sleek lines of their toys and the fact that everything seems to mostly fit into one color palette. I said that I would be happy to review something, and so they sent me the

 

Amy

 
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A light pink g-spotting vibrator on a crocheted rainbow background

 

I've reviewed a few g-spotting toys before, but I'm always happy to play with new ones. I've come close to having a g-spot orgasm, but I've never been quite able to get there. Though I do enjoy the sensation of g-spot stimulation while I have an orgasm. And the Svakom Amy provided that for me.

The Amy provides me with some nice, rumbly sensations against my g-spot while I'm getting myself off with another toy (or with my fingers). There are a few different intensity and vibration patterns to play with, and you seem to be able to change them independently, which is nice. What's not so nice is that I could never quite figure out how to do that.

There are three buttons on the Amy, up and down arrows and a middle "S" button that I guess is the company's logo. Pressing the UP button seems to cycle through the intensity settings and then the vibration patterns. But then when you press the DOWN button, it changes the intensity of whatever pattern the toy is on. If you just want to experience lots of different sensations, this set-up probably works fine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to get back to a specific setting... good luck.

It's rechargeable, which is always a plus. I like to think I've moved past the point in my life where I'm robbing the remote control of batteries to put in my sex toys. It comes with a fairly generic white charging cable that I need to label (because I've been spoiled by other companies that make color-coded chargers), and holds an okay amount of charge. There were a few times I went to use it, and it was out of juice even though I'd charged it somewhat recently, so I reached for something else. If it held charge for a bit longer, I'd probably end up using it more.

 
amy My favorite feature is that it's waterproof, and I mean fully submersible. I enjoyed "pampering" myself in the bathtub. And as I type this, I realize how cheesy that sounds as a euphemism for masturbation. I really liked using the Amy in the bathtub because, for me at least, I felt like I didn't have to try so hard to find the angle that worked best for stimulating my g-spot. Maybe the water helped? Who knows. It was more comfortable than using it on the bed, at least.

This is probably also the feature that's driving the price up, and I'll circle back to this in a bit, but it makes a certain amount of sense. There's a lot of sensitive electronics in there, and it must take some sort of special design to be able to completely dunk a toy with an open charging port. But again, more on this in a bit.

Now, as much fun as I was having with the Amy in the bathtub, it just... wasn't quite strong enough for me. Again, I've never really been able to get off with g-spot stimulation alone, but even when paired with another toy for clitoral stimulation, it took me a while to get off. I don't know if I'm just too used to the insanely strong vibrations of my Hitachi, but I need something a bit more than what the Amy had to offer. Even when just used against my clit, it wasn't enough to make me come.
 
The Amy vibrator with a book of erotica
and a scented candle to set the mood
 

And when I held it against my clit, I kept accidentally turning it off as well. I get that this is meant to be an internal toy, and the button placement works well enough for that (though it takes an annoying long time to turn the thing off when you're done with it - you have to hold the middle button for several long seconds), it would be nice if the buttons allowed you to use the toy externally as well. A toy that could pull double-duty as g-spot and clitoral simulator would be something I would be willing to pay more for... and I think that brings us full circle back to the price issue.

So, here's the deal. I can't really tell you how much this toy costs, because it's going to largely depend on where and when you buy it.

When I first started writing up my notes on this toy, I checked to see how much Svakom was selling it for. Like I said, it's waterproof and rechargeable, so I know it wasn't going to be super cheap, but the price surprised me. When I looked it up a few weeks ago it was selling on Svakom's website for $109 plus shipping.
I don't want to say that the Amy feels cheap, but it certainly doesn't feel like a toy that costs over $100! I was surprised to see that it was so expensive, and started poking around to see what other similar toys cost.

When I was done with that research and about ready to type up my review Svakom reached out to me to let me know that I can direct my readers to their amazon link to purchase the Amy for a significant discount. And when I say significant discount, I mean it's less than $40 if you have Prime... That's more than 60% off...
I went back to the Svakom website to double-check the price there, and now see that it's listed for $75.

At that point I reached out to Svakom to find out what was going on with the price changes. And this is what I've been able to piece together:

The Amy costs $109 normally. It is currently (for about half a year) on sale on the Svakom website for $75, and on sale on amazon (supposedly for my readers only, but I don't know how Svakom plans to restrict that since it seems to just be the listed Prime price) for $39.95.

 
amy All this money talk might be a bit off-putting, but like I said, it kind of colored my opinion of the toy. In my honest opinion, the Amy is not worth $100. If you want to try it out for yourself, grab it on Amazon. $40 is much more reasonable for a toy like this, and I think you'll get your money's worth. It's a nice little rumbly g-spotting vibe and for $40 I would recommend it for anyone who wants to try it.

For $100 I was ready to tell you to skip it and pick up something more affordable.
 
The Svakom Amy, looking regal and expensive
 
 

Thank you to Svakom for sending me the Amy in exchange for my honest review. If you want to pick one up for yourself, I recommend doing so through this (potentially exclusive) Amazon link.