The Couture Collection Cyclone is a g-spot vibrator manufactured by California Exotics and sold by one of my favorite sex toy stores.
First, a little word about the packaging. The Cyclone arrived in a box much larger than necessary and not really all that suitable for storage. However, the water theme is calming and soothing and not at all trashy or offensive in any way. I thought it to be a little odd that there was a view window under a flap on the box, but the vibrator was wrapped in an opaque sleeve so you could not see the toy through the view window. I just don’t get it. Also, the box boasts that the Cyclone is made from “Japanese medical grade silicone”; however, it is manufactured in China and sold by California Exotics. okay? Color me confused.
Anyway — on to the toy.
The Cyclone is a decently sized vibrator, measuring in at 9 inches long with about 7 of those being insert-able. The shaft is thick and blunt, with its 1½ inch diameter. I found it to be nicely filling and in my opinion it should be satisfying for most. The tip is gently curved so that g-spot stimulation is easier to achieve than with your traditional straight vibrator. The shaft is made 100% pure silicone that is squishy and very flexible. In fact, it’s tad bit too flexible to provide ample pressure on the g-spot. The silicone of the Cyclone is velvety smooth to the touch. The shaft has some ridges which don’t provide much in terms of stimulation, but they are there and can be felt.
The vibrations from the Cyclone are nice. There are 3 speeds of steady vibrations: low, medium, high; and patterns of roller coaster, escalating and pulsating. The intensity is fairly low to moderate, but they are the deep and rumbly kind. The benefit to this lower intensity of vibration is that it makes for a fairly quiet toy. The vibrations are well felt midway down the shaft where the motor is located while I found that, especially on the lower settings, the vibrations tend to become diffused as they reach the solid silicone tip of the toy. On the highest constant vibration setting, I found that the vibrations were still not strong enough to be very satisfying on my g-spot, although someone who’s looking for a less intense amount of stimulation may find just what they like in the Cyclone.
The “E-Z Load” battery compartment is not easy at all; it is actually very difficult to open and involves having to hold your mouth just right. When you do finally manage to get it off, just pop 2-AA batteries into the battery compartment and slide the lid back on. Instead of a simple twist off cap, this one is the type that you have to push and slide open. If any lube gets on it or you hands, it can be too slippery to open. However, the tight-fitting battery case (backed up by its o-ring) and waterproof buttons provide a toy that’s capable of complete submersion for both water-play and clean-up. And, it seems to be true to its waterproof description as I’ve dunked it in my bath water and no water has gotten into the battery compartment.
The button that changes the patterns is large and even illuminates red so it’s quite hard to miss. I sometimes hit it while thrusting, then would have to cycle through the settings again to find my preferred speed. The 3rd speed, believe. I did find a way around that though, and that is turn it off (props for a power button!) and start at the first speed again, which is much quicker than cycling through all the speeds and patterns. There is no locking feature. No biggie — that just means that you must take the batteries out when not in use (which is recommended anyway), especially when traveling.
Overall, I think the Cyclone is a decent vibrator. It just doesn’t live up to it’s description as a g-spot vibrator, per se, but this a perfect toy for someone looking to graduate to a new level of vibrator without too much intimidation. The Couture Collection is certainly a step up in quality compared to the basic California Exotic vibes.