A place in The Sun: Poundland’s Bullet vibe compared to leading industry brands

Posted: October 25, 2016

Following the recent media furore regarding ‘pound shops’ selling sex toys, The Sun has today asked Alix Fox to compare one of Poundland’s devices with six other vibes from established industry brands. Fox gave each one marks out of five in four categories: price, power, success (at achieving orgasm) and longevity.

The top rated vibe was the We-Vibe Tango Lipstick, with a score of 16.5. Lovehoney was listed as the supplier of the £54.99 Tango and Fox said: “The Tango is genuinely awesome – and it works. It’s pricey but it’s USB rechargeable, so long-term, you’ll save on batteries. Its lipstick-style shape means you can use it in lots of ways. It felt like it was plugged into the mains yet it was almost silent.”

Rocks-Off’s RO-80mm Glow In The Dark Bullet was a close second with a score of 14.5 – quite an achievement, given its £14.95 retail price – and Fox said: “This buzzing beauty has seven settings and plenty of power but is whisper-quiet. I’ve been in noisier libraries. However the real revelation was that it is also waterproof, so I used it to get dirty while I got clean in a candlelit bath.”

This was closely followed by the Ann Summers Rose Gold Pebble (SRP £10, score 14); then the Feranti Mini Mates from Amazon (SRP £26.99, score 12); the Ann Summers Bunny Boiler Bullet (SRP £7) and the Sh! Lily Remote Control Bullet (SRP £34) which both scored 11.5; and bringing up the rear was the Poundland Bullet with a score of 10. Fox said of this: “Many of us are on tight budgets, so the sweet relief of a little pleasure for just a pound is a steal of a deal – but it had just one speed and was loud and rattled like an OAP’s false teeth during a turbulent flight. Not quite the hot night in I had hoped for.”

The full piece can be read online here.

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