MysteryVibe Crescendo Review
Note: TopDown Reviews received a free Crescendo, but the opinions in this article are all our own.
The Crescendo really is an entirely new breed of toy. I mean, it's a fully bendable vibrator. Each portion of the device (each "knuckle") has it's own vibrating motor.
The device can then be hooked up to a mobile app (or used solo) to program the pattern and strength of the vibrations.
Let me start by saying, receiving a Crescendo in the mail does not feel like a sordid experience. Receiving a Crescendo in the mail is more of a luxury experience. It starts off in a really nondescript brown box, which is nice if you are concerned about being discrete. But once you open it, it is packaged like it's a high-end gift from an admirer (like a box of fancy chocolates). The Crescendo itself is housed in gorgeous black box, and inside it is nestled on a silky fabric.
The entire device has a solid rubbery texture. It's a pleasant color and aesthetic. It doesn't feel like anything like the intricate and somewhat frightening contraptions you might find in the furthest corner of the local adult store. The Crescendo, like the box it comes in, looks classy.
Comfort Level Using It
So—as you do with reviews—I gave it a whirl.
Now, first off—let me repeat again that I love love the way this thing looks. I think maybe it's because I'm more of a shy toy user. Other toys I've seen or tried make me feel a bit weird and uncomfortable. All their twizzly bits and scary nobs and sticky outty things. Too much for me.
The Crescendo is simple and "safe" to look at, while still offering a lot of options. If you're shy like me, you won't feel weird pulling it out of the drawer.
Setting it up with the App
I download the MysteryVibes app, and had about 5 minutes of confusion before I got things figured out. The app is actually very simple once you understand what you're looking at. It basically lets you set the patterns that can then be accessed on the Crescendo once you've put your phone away. I had originally assumed I'd need the phone out to change the patterns, but it's more a matter of picking your "library" and then uploading it via Bluetooth to your Crescendo.
The Vibration Experience
I used the Crescendo in a pretty traditional way. I'm a female, and used it solo. On the MysteryVibes website, they list a ton of more "exotic" positions and combinations for using the Crescendo, for both men and women and couples. So I can't comment on any of those (yet).
I tried a few different vibe patterns, but in the end just found I preferred the single solid vibration effect. I liked the concept of the patterns, but it just didn't really "do it" for me. I really like the way the Crescendo bent, and that I could program just portions of the device to keep the solid vibration.
In terms of the vibration pattern options, my guess is that they would be more stimulating when using the Crescendo in a more unique way than I did.
Despite not making the most of all their vibration patterns, I really like the Crescendo.
I think it offers a lot of great exploratory options, without looking or feeling very offensive. I look forward to trying it out in new ways. Sometimes I think simplicity allows you to feel safer being creative on your own. I'm hoping that's the case for me!