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Oh, Hot Octopuss DiGit, what have you done to me?
I want to start off by saying I like Hot Octopuss as a company. I feel I need to say this because with nearly every single one of the toys I reviewed (with the odd exception), I’ve been a bit brutal – and unfortunately, this review isn’t an exception.
The Basics of the Hot Octopuss DiGit
- Cost: £59
- Includes: Hot Octopuss DiGit, Charging Cable
- Size: 87.5 x 48 x 31mm
- Materials: Silicone, PC
- Body safe: Yes
- Weight: 58g
- Waterproof: 100%
- Colour: Black
- Power: USB Rechargeable
First Impressions & Opinions in Use
I absolutely love the shiny theme of the Hot Ocotpuss packaging, and they’ve done it once again with the DiGit. A gorgeous shiny red – right up my alley!
My first impression of the Hot Octopuss DiGit is that I like it! It’s a rather sleek looking thing. It’s small, compact, and seemingly perfect to pop on your finger.
However, in use, it’s not as good – for me. I’ve talked before about not being able to handle anything with vibrations, so this toy is kind of my nightmare. It’s designed so you put your finger directly on the vibrations. So, I’m going to be upfront and say I probably won’t use this as often as I would like purely because my nerves are fried, oversensitive, and dull all at the same time. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t like parts of it. Whilst it wasn’t pinpoint enough to make me orgasm the rumbly vibrations of the Hot Octopuss DiGit (when used by my partner or my clit) we are definitely enough to arouse me. It’s got way more power than some of the £100+ vibrators I’ve tried recently.
Positives of the Hot Octopuss DiGit
- Quiet: The Hot Octopuss DiGit is pretty darn quiet. Quite enough that if you put it under a blanket or quilt you probably won’t hear it.
- Powerful Motor: It might be a small little thing in your hands, but the motor has got some kick to it! I was pretty impressed by the sheer amount of power that the motor can put out. It’s got enough power and that I can feel the rumbling vibrations in my butt – in a good way.
- Don’t need to grab: The fact that you don’t need to grip this toy is great, the plastic finger slots allow the toy to slip onto your hands and stay there could even wiggle your fingers about and it will stay on.
Negatives of the Hot Octopuss DiGit
- Inflexible Finger Holder: In theory, this should work. The idea is pretty good and should theoretically keep it secure. However, I have a problem with this design. I don’t like getting caught up on things and my fingers tend to get caught in the outer half if they don’t slip out easily. I also think it would’ve benefited from being a different material as it feels extremely brittle, and it feels like I’m going to break it. I have fixed it a few times just to see and it hasn’t broken yet, but I’m wary. I have found that the finger holder has pinched a few times because it is an open design, but I think no matter what with a design like that it’s always going to happen. I also seem to be developing patches of eczema right where the Hot Octopuss DiGit sits, and it’s been rather uncomfortable. I think it would be really great if the finger holder could pop on and off. That way it would be a well-shaped powerful bullet vibe that could rival some of my favourites.
- Oh, dear … buttons: They were doing so well! There were separate remotes and everything, and then it all got ruined by the DiGit. Look closely folks, or you’ll miss them! If you asked me to find the buttons, I would think you were pulling my leg. I wouldn’t think you were being serious; I would ask you where the hell are the buttons? To me, the small grooves on the side look more like a design choice than a functional feature. It’s 2019, and I don’t want to have to break a fingernail try and turn on a button that is smaller than my fingernail. Granted, I’ve just finished reviewing the Cresendo, but these bottoms are smaller, and I didn’t think that was possible. My next problem, what does what? What button has what feature? Because whilst it might seem straightforward, it’s not. If I’m having a day when my brain isn’t working – and I have them all the time, I want labels. I want to feel the plus/minus under my skin. I don’t want to guess. Also, I know it’s unavoidable, but the buttons are right on the toy, so you get ALL the vibrations This might seem petty, but I’m really annoyed because of how well they’ve done in the past with the buttons. They’ve had toys with a remote, and this feels like they’re going backwards. There is also very little margin for error in the buttons. The button underneath the silicone feels tiny, so you really have to press it smack bang in the middle when you’re pressing or else you will miss it. I found that using my nail works best, or the tip of my finger as then I’m more likely to press it down. Lastly, I am not flexible enough to use the same hand to turn the buttons on without hurting, I don’t know if this is just a ‘me’ thing or a design thing.
- Multi-Use Buttons: I know they have to work with what they have, but please don’t make the on/off button double as a multifunctional mode button – especially when the buttons are this tiny. If you have two buttons on one side to change the intensity you can have two buttons on the other. This is a grip I have with all the toys that have the feature, but it seems even more pronounced on the DiGit.
- Logo: This is a really, really minor thing but the logo that is printed onto the digit has already worn away. Considering it’s printed onto plastic I wasn’t expecting it to last a ridiculously long time, but considering I’ve not handled the toy a great deal it’s worn off surprisingly quickly. Again, a very minor thing.
- Body-safe, and easy to clean.
- Powerful Motor
- Feel Luxurious
- The high price point for what it is.
- Buttons are tiny. Need to use a nail to press the buttons.
- Don’t need to grip the toy!
- Buttons are tiny and difficult to press. They’re also right next to the vibrations.
I think some of you know what I’m going to say by now – I want to like the Hot Octopuss DiGit more than I do. The premise is great, and it’s a ridiculously powerful mini vibrator for £, but I can’t get over the buttons.
For a company that is – I would say, leading the way in many areas with their gender-neutral website and spotlight on sex and disability, they are really missing out on basic things. And yes, some of you might think I focus too much on buttons in every single electric toy, but they are a central part of the toy! In fact, I’ve had problems with buttons on sex toys for my entire sex life. So when the company promotes sex and disability and reducing the stigma, having such small buttons kind of feels like a smack in the face.
I understand wanting to get new products out and maybe this has been in development for a while, but there is space on the toy – on the sites where they could’ve just been made a bit (lot) bigger. That’s a let-down, and I want to like the Hot Octopuss DiGit because it’s a body-safe toy that has got some really good power for a decent price. You are an able-bodied person that can manage these buttons and have fairly slender fingers I would say go for it.
The Digit was given to me by Hot Octopuss in exchange for an honest review.