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Title: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on December 26, 2009, 09:35:18 PM
Hey all,

So I received my R-1 A10 Cyclone Combo late last week and got to try it a few times this weekend, so I wanted to give my impressions!  

First off, I'll discuss the R-1 controller & egg that comes with it before getting into the A10 Cyclone itself.  I should note neither come with instruction booklets per se - just the information on the box, which details the various routines available, but you do sort of need to figure out the controls yourself (not difficult).

The controller is actually quite iPod like.  It takes three batteries (included AA) and has a switch with three modes...off, on, and hold.  Off, the controller is dead.  On, you manually control when the stimulation is going with the "button", and hold (the one I consider most useful and ususally use), it's always on and you set power and "routine" and it's pretty much automatic (the button now becoming more of a pause action).  

There are two lines of LED's on the controller.  The top line is the power setting, from 1-7, and just controls how intense the action is (whether using the egg or Cyclone).  The second line is is the "routine" (or pattern or mode), and is what controls what happens.  For the vibrating egg, for example, there are various rhythms and pulses and increases in power and such available (denoted by graphs on the box showing the "pattern").  For the A10 Cyclone, these instead controls the direction and pattern of movement (for example, just circular in one direction, or perhaps back and forth, or even going for a bit, then pausing, then resuming).  

The controller is quite intuitive and only takes a bit of getting used to.  It works pretty great - the only small issue I had is the battery door on mine seems like it doesn't latch quite as tight as it could - I had it open a couple times during use, but it's not a huge problem and since I know about it, it hasn't happened as long as I'm careful.  

The first thing that struck me when trying the egg is its power.  I've played with vibrators before, but this really is something new.  It is *powerful* - the most powerful vibrator I think I've felt.  I had read this before receiving the product and assumed it was a gimmick, but it's not.  This is a *nice* egg.  

I'm male and haven't tried the egg internally (since it's not totally smooth, I'd definitely use a condom on it if you're into anal play, but it should work great) but it's great, say, against the scrotum or really used any way you'd like.

Now, onto the A10 Cyclone, which is really what I got the kit for.  It's got its own battery pack that takes 3 C-size batteries.  The battery pack is easily stashed in a robe pocket or at the side of the bed you're on, etc, so it's not annoying unless you're trying to move the thing somewhere while in use - lol.  The A10 comes with one insert, a sleeve with lots of nubs inside and also comes with one spacer installed and an extra (if you're bigger, though really well endowed guys may need more spacers to get optimum enjoyment).  

The motor on the thing is powerful (on the highest setting) and I got off very easily with this device.  It sleeve is very soft and (for me, of average thickness) quite loose, but it still feels great.  The pause button is handy as things can get pretty intense right after you cum, but I found I preferred to just turn down the power and milk the orgasm a bit longer.  For those of you into milking/cock torture after cumming, this is a great toy for that.

I should also note that when I first saw the videos of this thing, it looked a little bit scary because of how fast it turns, etc.  The device is very gentle and properly lubed should be very safe.  You'd of course get sore without lube I imagine, but that's just common sense.  But I can say any worry about it being too rough was unwarranted as the sleeve is *very* soft.

Many of you have probably seen the graphic of the boy with it in his underwear, the device being held on with them, and I actually tried that - it works great, but you will need stretchy/slightly oversized underwear (and it looks rather hilarious).  ^.^  

The A10's quite easy to clean.  You take it apart (unscrew), and once you get to the inner chamber, it's actually magnatized against the base, and you just pull and the magnetic seal breaks and it comes right off to wash.  Easy and quick - I'd say a bit easier than, say, a Fleshlight since it's not as tricky to put together again and you don't have to powder it, etc.

As far as problems, I've only really had one with the A10 itself, and that's the outer "soft" entrance (silicone I believe), which attaches to the outermost spacer ring.  For some reason this has a tendency to come loose during use.  It's not a big deal, and in actuality you can still use the toy even without this soft entrance, but it's of course most ideal to have this on.  If I'm careful, I can usually get it to stay, but not always.  (Mine has a slight flaw in the molding, though very slight, so I'm not sure if that has something to do with it or not).  Certainly not a dealbreaker.

One other minor issue is this thing is quite loud.  That be said, if you cover up with a thick blanket or something (which you can do with a hands free device like this), you can drown most of it out quite effectively.  But "bare" with nothing to hide the sound, it's quite distracting.  (Think radio controlled car).

I can't attest to battery life as mine are still going strong, but I've only used it a bit so far too.  Obviously I hope they last since it does take 6 batteries (3 C in the A10 and 3 AA in the controller) to operate.  

My only other nitpick is I'm looking forward to some additional/tighter sleeves to play with. Other sleeves do exist for it, so I'm hoping ToyDemon gets those soon (a "rolling head" one that looks amazing and a "crystal" one that looks like it might be tighter look to be available from the rends.jp site).  The sleeve it comes with is a great starter sleeve, but I'm guessing some other designs could have some wildly different results from this toy.  

Overall, I'd say this is great toy that can give some *great* orgasms (some of the most intense I've had).  I quite recommend it!  If anyone has any questions, I'd be glad to do my best to answer.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: EVIL-SixOVER22 on December 27, 2009, 01:51:40 AM
I'm like you when you say that you're of average size, and to be honest, I'm VERY interested in this item. I was going to purchase it earlier in the week, but it seems that the day that I decided to pull the trigger on the deal, it was sold out...:-\ (hopefully it restocks soon!)

I was talking with one of my friends about this and I even showed her the link and came up with the name "The Pleasure Blender" due to the rotational action that is seen in the video preview. ;D Is that nickname pretty spot on or is this over hyping it? Also, when it comes to the inside of the A-10 Cyclone, do you know how it feels (in terms of softness) in contrast to some other sleeve toys like a Fleshlight? How about lubrication? Is the machine air-tight in that the lube wont begin to run into the mechanism itself? Finally, how big is the machine? (All put together)

Again, I cannot wait for this item to restock!

Thank you,

Shane
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on December 27, 2009, 02:42:50 AM
Heya - sorry to hear you didn't get a chance to pull the trigger when you were ready, but hopefully they'll get new stock quickly as you say.  (I'm hoping to see more accessories too - hehe).

I would say "The Pleasure Blender" isn't a bad name for it at all.  The only thing the video doesn't really get across is that it's actually much more gentle than it appears (but certainly provides plenty of stimluation to do the job).  Also, there are a lot more "routines" than you would imagine from the video with essentially 8 total (7 plus there seems to be a slot where "nothing" on the top row's selected).

As far as the sleeve softness, I would say it's among the softest inserts I've ever felt.  Quite a bit softer than a Fleshlight interior or cyberskin that I've tried.  More akin to what's in, say, the white TENGA Flip Hole (similar clear silicone), but I'd say a bit softer still.     

I pour some lube in the insert before inserting (and sometimes a bit on me) and it seems to work great - I haven't really had to bother to relube.  A bit of lube can leak out on you depending on how you're sitting obviously just like any other sleeve, but nothing terrible in my experience (that "entrance" coming off has been the biggest problem with that as it has some lube on it).  As I mentioned, the insert assembly (equipment that holds the insert plus insert itself) is held in via a magnetic attachment (shaped like a square), and once that's out of there, you just basically have the motor separate (easily holdable).  I *have* had a bit of cum/lube get in there and actually rinsed it out gently/wiped it down.  Unfortunately the directions (there are none aside from the box) do not mention if you can do this, but it looks pretty sealed off to me as far as the sensitive mechanics and I haven't had any problems - I just try not to get an excess of water in there get it dry before next use.

What sizes did you want to know?  The pictures/videos of use on a dildo should give you some idea, but with one of the spacers (as I said, there's an optional second) it's about 8 inches long from the "handle" section to the soft outer ring.  From the outer ring to the deepest part of the insert is about 4" (again with one spacer, each spacer adding about half an inch).  I should note because the inside is so stretchy, you can actually be bigger than that and stretch the insert end another half an inch or a bit more inside the holder.  (I'm still experimenting whether I like one spacer or two best for me - I'm just over 5"). 

Hopefully this answers your questions!  Lemme know if you have any others.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: HardGay on December 27, 2009, 03:59:44 AM
great review Wolfpup.. will definitely get one myself when it's back in stock. This toy is definitely something different from what we're used to seeing on the market... but then again...which item from Toydemon haven't surprised us. haha :D
 
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on December 27, 2009, 11:49:39 PM
Yes, HardGay, it's definitely different from anything else out there - I'm quite liking it and excited to try other inserts when they become available!  I like a wide variety of toys, and this is definitely one I can see myself using quite a bit. 

I also have to agree with you on ToyDemon - this is the first sex toy site I've found that really does seem to carry ONLY the toys that work and work well instead of a lot of junkier toys mixed in with the good stuff on other sites.  (And, of course, the only site that brings over ALL the goodies from Japan).  ^.^  I'm pretty confident when I buy something here at this point that it's a quality product.  There's a lot I still haven't tried as I've been pretty exclusive to the TENGA line and machine toys like this one (so haven't tried any of the realistic reusable sleeves, for example).
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on December 28, 2009, 12:01:55 AM
On another note, and hopefully it's okay to say this, I would say this is probably the closest thing to the new RealTouch device without quite as much variety or the need to use VOD videos with it (I won't post a link due to the anti-spam rules, but Google is your friend).  I still love my RealTouch (and without spamming, highly recommend it as long as you examine the costs and such up front) and it can simulate a few sensations that this can't, but the A10 provides a nice alternative for say, erotic stories instead or watching porn on TV instead of the computer.  A10 is one of the first stand-alone automated orgasm machines I've found that actually works, and it's a heck of a lot more convenient than, say, a Venus 2000 to set up and use.  =)  
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: EVIL-SixOVER22 on December 28, 2009, 12:58:53 AM
I have another question for you. How does the bundle perform in a hands-free operation? Is it possible? I ask because this is one of the main reasons as to why I've been looking into this one.

Thanks,

Shane
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on December 28, 2009, 06:20:08 AM
Provided you have something to hold it in place, like a loose pair of briefs or gym shorts for example, it performs great!  The only reason it doesn't without something to hold it is the tendency for the rotation to shift your dick around too much.  (If you go on the product page, one of the images is an illustration of the thing being held by briefs, and it really does work great just like that).  A couple times I've held it and a couple times I've gone hands-free (with stretchy briefs on).  But it certainly works well.  One of the few hands-free toys that actually does! 
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: DaaaBears on December 28, 2009, 11:33:31 AM
WoflpupNX, thanks for your detailed impressions, it does sound like the R-1/A10 is worth getting.

But I was wondering about the RealTouch. Does it really simulate what is going on as you watch the videos? Does it feel realistic? I was afraid that it would be a gimmick.

I'll most likely get an R-1/A10 combo when they're back in stock.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on December 28, 2009, 12:46:00 PM
Because of the anti-spam policies here set out in the rules and since ToyDemon doesn't sell RealTouch, I don't want to get too detailed in my description of RealTouch and stay focused on the R-1 & A10 Cyclone in this thread, but hopefully a link to a public forum not owned by the product's manufacturer is acceptible (full disclosure I do have mod priveleges there but am not the site's creator nor affiliated with the company behind the product; I just like all types of sex toys) - there you can find a lot of unbiased user reviews good, mixed, and bad - my detailed review's there as well: www.realtouchforum.org  In short to answer your question, yes, it works as advertised prettymuch, and I can honestly say I think it's a great product, but also recommend reading more about it before considering a purchase to make sure you know the costs of ownership (it's by the minute and requires lots of lube) and any issues people have had with it (minor in my opinion as some are present in most toys, but nonetheless).  I brought it up because I find the A10 is actually pretty darn close to a competitor, cost, video interactivity, and slightly less variation of sensation aside - the closest I've seen besides the old uber-expensive Venus 2000 anyway (which at this point makes the Venus much, MUCH more of a hassle than either of these newer and sleeker alternatives without any benefit).

Now, to stay on topic about the A10 Cyclone, my last few uses (and last use I used it hands free in my shorts btw while surfing images on the 'puter btw - awesome), I've had better luck getting the silicone ring to stay on.  The secret has been making sure it doesn't get any lube on it and also pressing down on it to get a better seal with the plastic spacer ring.  IE, even if its tucked under the edge, if it's just loosely on there it will come off, but if you press down, you'll see that the black ring becomes more visible through the clear silicone (hard to explain, think how it looks if a dog presses his nose against a window versus just making contact with the window but not pressing).  I've also discovered my favorite A10 "routine" is probably the one that spins in one direction while varying power up and down (slow to fast, then fast to slow, repeat).  I also like the ones that reverse direction a lot.    
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: EVIL-SixOVER22 on December 28, 2009, 08:10:29 PM
Wolfpup,

Thank you for answering my question about the hands-free thing. Now I REALLY can't wait for this bad boy (or shall I say bad girl?) to be back in stock.

Shane
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on December 29, 2009, 01:07:18 AM
Lil of both and lil of neither, all of good ways.   :P
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: Thunderhead on December 29, 2009, 06:21:23 PM
I can't imagine what RPM it's going at, but judging from your review, I want to ask about the heat from the motor; is it hot or does it contain itself?
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on December 29, 2009, 06:46:02 PM
On the faster (more powerful) settings, it definitely clocks, though I will say the videos make it look much faster than it feels, if that makes any sense.  (The video actually scared me a bit when I first saw it, and the reality isn't scary at all - just pleasurable). 

Frankly, I haven't noticed any appreciable heat at all, so it's definitely not a problem or concern.  Next use I'll try to specifically note if I feel any heat. 
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: Ragamuffin on December 29, 2009, 09:18:24 PM
The video actually scared me a bit when I first saw it, and the reality isn't scary at all - just pleasurable

I would think after watching the belts on the RealTouch, a little spinning silicone wouldn't faze you. ;)

Speaking of, what's the noise level like compared to the RT?
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: Thunderhead on December 29, 2009, 11:54:31 PM
On the faster (more powerful) settings, it definitely clocks, though I will say the videos make it look much faster than it feels, if that makes any sense.  (The video actually scared me a bit when I first saw it, and the reality isn't scary at all - just pleasurable). 

Frankly, I haven't noticed any appreciable heat at all, so it's definitely not a problem or concern.  Next use I'll try to specifically note if I feel any heat. 

Now my second question would be... how quickly did you climax compared to an onahole and your hand?
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on December 30, 2009, 01:33:46 AM
RagaMuffin, RealTouch can be noisy (especially a certain clicking sound it likes to make when tightening the entrance or something), but I'd actually say the A10 is a bit louder overall.  I was pretty surprised by how loud the A10 is.  That said, a blanket or something over your lap can drown that out pretty effectively, especially if it's being held in place by a pair of briefs or something.    

Thunderhead, one of the nice things about the A10 Cyclone unit is you do have some measure of control if you want that control since you can directly control power (7 settings) and routine (8 settings if you count the "no lights").  Some routines, as well as power settings, will definitely get you off quicker than others.  There are obviously a lot of variables involved (how horny I am, how long since I've last orgasmed, what setting I'm using), but I'd say so far the average has been about the same as an onacup/my hand, maybe slightly longer - I find after some teasing I get a bit impatient and find a setting to get me there ^.^.  I'd say RealTouch usually takes the longest of the toys/onacups I have (not incredibly long, but longer), if only because you don't have the option of controlling the action yourself and are at the mercy of the video you choose (something I find appealing sometimes, depending on my mood, because it keeps me on the ropes longer and I don't get to make changes to ease my desperation lol).
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: Thunderhead on January 03, 2010, 03:03:32 PM
It'd be funny if we can fit our onaholes into the socket and let it spin the life out of us.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on January 04, 2010, 07:08:02 AM
LOL.  I'm not talented enough to attempt a mod, but I'm sure some will come up with ideas.

BTW, as to the question posed earlier if it gets warmer, paid special attention to this during use and not really.  You can just barely feel a slightly above room temperature warmth, but it's barely noticeable.  Think....warm like a cell phone after a lot of use or something.  Nothing I'd even notice if I weren't looking.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on January 11, 2010, 07:14:57 AM
Any option for plug-in power or are these units just set to use C-Batteries?  How long or how many sessions do the batteries last for on average?  Also, thanks for the great review!
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: EVIL-SixOVER22 on January 11, 2010, 02:00:25 PM
Has there been any information on the restocking of the bundle? I don't mean to be a pest about it, I suppose I'm just anxious to try this product out for myself. :)

Shane
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on January 12, 2010, 06:50:50 AM
It actually takes 3 AA batteries for the handheld control module and an additional 3 C batteries for the Cyclone unit.  So far battery life hasn't been too bad - I'm still on the first set of both types of batteries and I'd say I've used the thing 6 or 7 times, 5-10 minutes each.  I was kind of worried it would only last 1-2 sessions.

Unfortunately there's no plug in option, but that would certainly be a nice addition.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on January 12, 2010, 08:58:13 AM
It actually takes 3 AA batteries for the handheld control module and an additional 3 C batteries for the Cyclone unit.  So far battery life hasn't been too bad - I'm still on the first set of both types of batteries and I'd say I've used the thing 6 or 7 times, 5-10 minutes each.  I was kind of worried it would only last 1-2 sessions.

Unfortunately there's no plug in option, but that would certainly be a nice addition.

Thanks Wolfpup!  Not sure if I want to go ahead and get this as soon as it's in stock or save up and get an Extreme Pleasure Hip or the Meiki Korin once it becomes available.  I know the A10 would be great to use at my desk for browsing porn or while I work (I work from home) - it would be a lot easier to hide then a hip would be and easier to cleanup.  Not to crazy about the depth of it - I would need quite a bit of extenders.  Do you miss the feeling of thrusting into something?  I'm assuming you just stick it on and let it go to town on your member.  Also what kind of lube would you suggest with this unit since it's not the standard kind of toy where you are doing the work?
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: EVIL-SixOVER22 on January 12, 2010, 01:53:03 PM
Station, this might help you decide on what you want to do. I e-mailed Toy Demon about the availability of the R1 and A10 bundle and they said that it should be back in stock within 2-3 weeks. :)

Shane
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on January 12, 2010, 07:33:16 PM
I can't really answer your question in comparison to the hips/meiki's, etc., as those aren't historically my type of toy (I'm more of a TENGA fan as an alternative).  Though I might give one of those a shot sometime as they look interesting.  I do have a cyberskin pussy/ass (fairly huge) that I don't use very often simply because of the pain to clean it and store it after use (but it does feel good).  =oP   

I have a bit of a fetish for automated toys I suppose, so that's a bit of the turn on, but no, personally I don't miss the thrusting.  In fact, for me it's kind of erotic becuase you *want* to thrust but it does you no good, and at the same time, if you're getting close and *don't* want to thrust, not thrusting doesn't ease the stimulation.  I hope that makes sense - it's a loss of control thing that's a turn on for me (of course you can use the handheld controls if you wish to make things softer or more intense or change the pattern).  So yeah...it can be frustrating as you don't have quite as much control over your orgasm as controlling the speed of your thrusts (though you still have quite a bit should you choose to continually adjust the controls instead of leave it be), but for me that's a good part of the fun.

Also, assuming it's not held in place with your pants, it has a very easily grippable handle, so you can certainly manually move it up and down your shaft if you'd rather (TENGA style).  I've used it a bit like that, but it doesn't tend to be my favorite way to use the toy - my favorite way is probably held in place by something.

Since I'm not a huge guy, I can't really comment on the extenders, and I'd check with ToyDemon before ordering to make sure they offer them as it only comes with 2.  If you're big, you might want more.  (If your dick presses into the end of it just slightly, it slows the motor on the slower settings but still feels good and picks up speed quite well on the higher ones, but I'm not huge - I'm not sure how it would work for a big guy or how much it would hamper operation - the sleeve shouldn't be too tight, but length might be an issue).

As far as lube, personally I use Wet Light for most of my toys, which is a very light water based lube that tends to last, but I imagine anything water based should work.  I'd be careful not to use silicone based lubes as I'd imagine they could gum up the inserts.  So far after liberally applying lube to the sleeve and my shaft, I've never had to reapply, but I doubt I've ever lasted 15 minutes and I'm not sure I have 10 lol. 

The other night I had arguably one of the best orgasms I've ever had, and it was with this toy.  I held it in place with undies and instead of a fast setting used a really slow one while watching porn (slow takes longer but gets more intense for me towards the end than fast), and the orgasm was verrrry intense.  I also found the center "pause" button came in very handy while orgasming.  As I'm sure some of you are aware, orgasms can get to the point of almost pain if too much stimulation happens towards the end of them (which sometimes I like and sometimes I don't), and since the pause button just serves to halt the action while it's being depressed and resume when released, it makes a pretty great way to milk out every drop without becoming too uncomfortable (let it go...pause a sec...let it go some more....pause a sec...etc.).  This resulted not only in an intense orgasm, but one of the longest as well since I didn't have to stop the action completely prematurely and could keep alternating it til I was completely "empty."  This is something pretty unique to this toy in my opinion. 

Also, just to update some of my initial comments, I haven't had any more trouble with the battery cover on the handheld control module (the door's still a lil loose, but I've learned how to hold it and be careful with it), and now that I learned the trick to press down on the silicone entrance so it's transparent with the black extenders and seals better, I've had much fewer problems with the entrance falling off as well (occasionally happens but not often), so all and all my experiences with this toy keep improving. 
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on January 13, 2010, 06:40:58 AM
Station, this might help you decide on what you want to do. I e-mailed Toy Demon about the availability of the R1 and A10 bundle and they said that it should be back in stock within 2-3 weeks. :)

Shane

Thanks Shane; as it happens I emailed them too yesterday lol.  I also got info on the Meiki Korin which I am also very interested in.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on January 13, 2010, 06:47:26 AM
I can't really answer your question in comparison to the hips/meiki's, etc., as those aren't historically my type of toy (I'm more of a TENGA fan as an alternative).  Though I might give one of those a shot sometime as they look interesting.  I do have a cyberskin pussy/ass (fairly huge) that I don't use very often simply because of the pain to clean it and store it after use (but it does feel good).  =oP  

I have a bit of a fetish for automated toys I suppose, so that's a bit of the turn on, but no, personally I don't miss the thrusting.  In fact, for me it's kind of erotic becuase you *want* to thrust but it does you no good, and at the same time, if you're getting close and *don't* want to thrust, not thrusting doesn't ease the stimulation.  I hope that makes sense - it's a loss of control thing that's a turn on for me (of course you can use the handheld controls if you wish to make things softer or more intense or change the pattern).  So yeah...it can be frustrating as you don't have quite as much control over your orgasm as controlling the speed of your thrusts (though you still have quite a bit should you choose to continually adjust the controls instead of leave it be), but for me that's a good part of the fun.

Also, assuming it's not held in place with your pants, it has a very easily grippable handle, so you can certainly manually move it up and down your shaft if you'd rather (TENGA style).  I've used it a bit like that, but it doesn't tend to be my favorite way to use the toy - my favorite way is probably held in place by something.

Since I'm not a huge guy, I can't really comment on the extenders, and I'd check with ToyDemon before ordering to make sure they offer them as it only comes with 2.  If you're big, you might want more.  (If your dick presses into the end of it just slightly, it slows the motor on the slower settings but still feels good and picks up speed quite well on the higher ones, but I'm not huge - I'm not sure how it would work for a big guy or how much it would hamper operation - the sleeve shouldn't be too tight, but length might be an issue).

As far as lube, personally I use Wet Light for most of my toys, which is a very light water based lube that tends to last, but I imagine anything water based should work.  I'd be careful not to use silicone based lubes as I'd imagine they could gum up the inserts.  So far after liberally applying lube to the sleeve and my shaft, I've never had to reapply, but I doubt I've ever lasted 15 minutes and I'm not sure I have 10 lol.  

The other night I had arguably one of the best orgasms I've ever had, and it was with this toy.  I held it in place with undies and instead of a fast setting used a really slow one while watching porn (slow takes longer but gets more intense for me towards the end than fast), and the orgasm was verrrry intense.  I also found the center "pause" button came in very handy while orgasming.  As I'm sure some of you are aware, orgasms can get to the point of almost pain if too much stimulation happens towards the end of them (which sometimes I like and sometimes I don't), and since the pause button just serves to halt the action while it's being depressed and resume when released, it makes a pretty great way to milk out every drop without becoming too uncomfortable (let it go...pause a sec...let it go some more....pause a sec...etc.).  This resulted not only in an intense orgasm, but one of the longest as well since I didn't have to stop the action completely prematurely and could keep alternating it til I was completely "empty."  This is something pretty unique to this toy in my opinion.  

Also, just to update some of my initial comments, I haven't had any more trouble with the battery cover on the handheld control module (the door's still a lil loose, but I've learned how to hold it and be careful with it), and now that I learned the trick to press down on the silicone entrance so it's transparent with the black extenders and seals better, I've had much fewer problems with the entrance falling off as well (occasionally happens but not often), so all and all my experiences with this toy keep improving.  

Thank you for taking the time to reply to my questions Wolf, I appreciate it.  I like to know all details on a product I purchase, I'm just the same when it comes to computer parts LOL.  I'm a bit larger then average size (7.25") so I would need some extensions.  I do know TD is getting them in when they recieve their replenishment - that will factor in my deccision on buying this.  Interesting note on not thrusting when using this toy, I have an extremely hard time orgasming when it comes to getting head - we're talking at least an hour of solid head before I cum if even that soon.  What helps me go is by face-fucking lol as degrading as it sounds.  I need to be moving and pushing to bring help bring me to an orgasim.  It was a good point for you to bring up, I totally didn't think of it in that sense.  TD will be recieving the Meiki Korin Onahole soon - that is the other product I am really interested in - and the Extreme Hip.  I'm starting to lean more towards both of those now LOL.  Thanks again WOlf, very informative and detailed post.

Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on January 13, 2010, 07:34:21 AM
No problem - glad to post my feedback on this product!  Actual head can take a while for me too depending on the skill of the giver, but I find these machines are generally quicker.  Of course a big part of it depends on how turned on you are - I generally use the Cyclone (or other toys for that matter) while watching porn or reading an erotic story or doing something for the mental stimulation - that makes all the difference for me in how quickly I cum.  (And of course also factoring in is how long its been since I came last.)
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on January 29, 2010, 08:27:45 PM
I bit the bullet and bought the combo, both attachments, and Maria lube.  Figured this would be easier to store then a hip, great for watching porn at the computer ;), and it also comes with the vibrator which I could use on the wifey.  I'll let you guys know what I think of it after I give all 3 attachments a whirl!  HAHA get it?  Err bad joke I know...  I just hope everything arrives safely to Canada, wish me luck!
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: EVIL-SixOVER22 on January 29, 2010, 09:00:16 PM
Good luck Station. I too bit the bullet and bought it!

Shane
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: BlownJetta on January 29, 2010, 09:27:24 PM
I also picked it up today as well!  I only bought 1 additional attachment though, I chose the Fella Roller.

EDIT: Okay I just ordered the Crystal Cup attachment too.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WHI7EW0LF on February 01, 2010, 05:12:11 AM
I also picked it up today as well!  I only bought 1 additional attachment though, I chose the Fella Roller.

EDIT: Okay I just ordered the Crystal Cup attachment too.

Let me know how the Fella attachment feels, not sure i want it cause its says it simulates a fellatio but doesn't the A10 Cyclone move in a circular motion horizontally and not up and down vertically??
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: BlownJetta on February 01, 2010, 05:54:22 AM
I also picked it up today as well!  I only bought 1 additional attachment though, I chose the Fella Roller.

EDIT: Okay I just ordered the Crystal Cup attachment too.

Let me know how the Fella attachment feels, not sure i want it cause its says it simulates a fellatio but doesn't the A10 Cyclone move in a circular motion horizontally and not up and down vertically??

Yeah it only moves in a circular motion so I'm not really sure how it's going to feel like a blow job but I will let you know how it feels as soon as it arrives!
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on February 01, 2010, 08:41:55 AM
I ordered both attachments as well!  =)

It is correct that the A10 only moves circularly, though there is a "handle" where if you want to, you can move it back and forth by hand.  (I've done this a tiny bit, though generally I prefer having the device held in place instead by briefs or something). 

Though from the look of the "Fella" attachment, it's like a floppy tongue in there, and with some of the routines, I can envision how it feels like a blow job (someone swirling their tongue on you).  Some of the routines on the iPod-like controller have short to longer back and forth movements, so I would imagine with a tongue-like projection, that could feel pretty incredible.

Hope to hear what y'all think when you get this.  I hope you like it as much as I'm enjoying mine!
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WHI7EW0LF on February 02, 2010, 12:00:23 AM
Right I plan on posting my opinion on here when mine arrives this week, if its anything like I imagine or more then i will pick up the Fella attachment. It looks like the 90' and 180 settings would simulate a fellatio best as shown here
http://www.rends.jp/en/products/R1_05.html

Looks like patterns 2, 3 and possibly 6 would be ideal but then again the AC10 was designed not to stimulate but to simulate (yes I'm a rapper.....) so I guess the Fella attachment would be like a sexdroid fellatio in doing a fellatio not possible for any real woman to perform.....(its a bad analogy i know T_T).
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: BlownJetta on February 03, 2010, 07:15:57 AM
Mine is out of delivery today so I will give my opinions the minute it arrives!  I'm not good at writing reviews but I will give it my best shot!
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: HardGay on February 03, 2010, 11:05:28 AM
Looking forward to hearing the review on it  ;D ...
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: metsownu on February 03, 2010, 04:18:45 PM
I've gotta say that ever since seeing this toy online I've been very intrigued. After hearing WolfPup's review I knew I had to have it.

Unfortunately when I was ready to buy one, it was not in stock! I've been checking everyday for the last few weeks and bam! It was in stock on Friday so I pulled the trigger. I am very excited and cannot get my hands on this to try.

It arrives this Friday, but I am very curious to see if anyone has gotten theirs yet (aside from Wolf) and what their impressions are so far. Please share! :)



Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on February 03, 2010, 07:59:57 PM
Mine is stuck at the Canadian border - probably won't get it until mid-next week hopefully.  Hell it took a my credit card 2 weeks to get here from the US :S
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on February 04, 2010, 12:10:45 PM
Well (first again for some reason) I got both attachments last night and got to try them both (one last night, one this morning).  My impressions!

First of all, both seem to be quite a bit firmer material than the "stock" insert, which probably makes sense for the type of insert they are.

The Crystal insert is the less interesting one to me, but still a lot of fun.  It's a lot like the stock insert, but tighter so provides more sensation straight away.  I'd say it's just a more intense version of the insert that comes with the device.  Which I like!  I'll probably use this when I want an intense experience and the "original" when I want to tease myself for a longer period and make it a bit harder to cum (but it's still not very hard lol).

The Fella insert is the most interesting to me and my favorite of the three.  It's the one that's supposed to simulate oral sex.  Now, of course the device doesn't suck or simulate every aspect of a blowjob, but because it's not symmetrical (which the other two inserts are), it's really quite different feeling.  As you can likely see from the pictures, it's just an "empty" insert with a fairly large "tongue" attached to once side (it's actually quite pretty looking in person), and if positioned right, it does feel like a partner swirling their tongue around your cockhead (or wherever you choose to position it in regards to your length).  I found this pretty amazing with some of the back and forth routines as well as the one that varies in power.  I also found with this particular insert, I preferred removing some of the spacers as it seemed to make the position better for me, but your mileage may vary.  With the other inserts, I prefer more spacers inside inside I think.  I'm going to play with the spacers more before I decide for sure which way I prefer it.  

(BTW, still going strong with the original batteries - I can honestly say I didn't really expect them to last this long).

I'm anxious to see how some of the other members like this device (and the attachments if they get them) - I hope you all enjoy it as much as I'm enjoying mine!
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: metsownu on February 04, 2010, 04:56:50 PM
Wolf, of the 3 inserts you like the Rolling best right? Good thing I bought that one instead of the crystal!

Are you ahving better orgasms with the Rolling or the standard one? How much better are they, and are you having them faster or easier than the standard one? Lastly, are you able to have one without moving? Meaning just letting the cyclone do it's work in your shorts, without you moving it up and down or thrusting in and out?

Thanks
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: criptic on February 04, 2010, 05:14:56 PM
Hello everyone, I just got my Rends R1-A10 Cyclone combo today and I also ordered the Fella Roller Cup insert, Wolfpup did an excellent job for a review but I know it helps to have other peoples input, so here is my review and also some ideas, modifications/tweaks for it.

A mild history of me, I am 26 that seems to have the libido of a 14 year old meth user or something, Iv been buying and using sexual toys since age 17 actually, I modified my first toy because it was utter crap called the “Robo Suck II”, If I was not the type of person to tinker with things I would have probably never purchases another sexual device, I have owned several toys, the most famous include 4 types of Flesh Lights, both of the Tenga Flip holes, and various other toys from local shops and imported, So far the R1-A10 is the highest I have paid for a sexual toy. That is the one wonderful thing about ToyDemon, they seem to be very selective on the products they sell, the toys that will bring most of us to a toe curling climax that we wont regret spending the money.

The controller itself was straight forward, 7 power settings and 7 variations that you can mix up as much as you want. The Roto/Egg is amazingly powerful, When I was younger Iv had great orgasms with a back massager and other eggs put into a cock ring around the head of my penis or tossed into a condom (Not during sex or course I can promise you the condom would break). The Roto is a little too large to be put in with a condom, but I am sure the right cock ring would work, I will probably try a cheap one already designed with a vib egg in it already  later today. A side note is that you become numb after extended use with any type of vibration and I think even some egg/roto/vibs warn of damage from extended use.  

The first insert I tried was the Fella, because I am a “Blow job” type of guy and I was afraid using the original insert first because I am the kinda person who if I enjoy it, I enjoy the first variation of it the best. Once I felt how soft and spongy the material is my suspicions of leaving rug burn on my boner were alleviated, I was still a little concerned that the cup was a little too large in diameter, It was a tiny bit too big I always was under the impression I was thick, or at least that’s what I have been told by my partners. It was still amazing, the motor seemed to have a little struggle on the lower settings and as WolfPup said you really need to use some underwear that is very large on you to support the unit for hands free use. One thing that did shock me is that I needed more spacer rings, Iv measured myself and I fall into the average category at 6.1” I guess (Yeah I added that 0.1” to inflate my ego, haha). Never the less I thought the unit would be a little longer for penis length that is, My unit only came with 1 spacer already attached and 1 additional spacer with the Fella insert.  
Also the problem of the “cushion?” spacer came up a few times, it was falling out of the unit, once you have the thing in place there is not much need to move it so it really isn’t that big of a deal.  

So far those are the only issues I have with the Fella attachment and the unit itself, on the other hand the device for a broad range of people, they have adapted somewhat for length I just wish the unit would come with more spacers, I thought I was small in that department and most of the people I know are longer than I am.
I also really want to get the crystal cup insert, the page even warns you to measure before hand because it is so tight, perhaps all of my partners were just confused and when they said thick they meant long? LoL.

Continuing, I tried the original insert a little while later, I was understandably a little numb from the first use, this insert really didn’t feel like much, I don’t know if I would be saying the opposite if I tried the Fella second or if I maybe gave myself more time to rest. The attachment did seem to give me a kinda “pinching” feeling around the head of my penis even after applying more lube.

Anyway you put this it’s a good product, Its nice to have something hands free, with options, also the feeling once you orgasm is intense, especially if you don’t turn it off for a second, its like getting a real blow job from a pissed off partner who knows your sensitive right after, it hurts but feels soooo good. Some changes could be made and I also have some ideas to enhance it, I will write that below.  

Sorry I kinda trail off and scatter all over I would make a horrible teacher I guess, I hope this information does help some people out to purchase this product. If its your very first product it does take some time to get use to just like most sex toys, using your hand is one thing you get use to for a long time, sex is a different experience as well, Tenga’s and Fleshlights are the 3rd experience in my opinion and the A10 cyclone is the 4th.  In some ways I found my first sex toys almost like learning to masturbate again.

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I don’t want to be blamed for anyone breaking the product or hurting themselves, some of the things I am going to mention below are just idea perhaps for Rends themselves but if you are not willing to potentially ruin your product permanently Id understand they are expensive and I am not going to replace it for you.
Sometimes I think I should develop my own sex toy manufacturer or at least work for one, anyone hiring?
To some people it may seem I am just bitching about the product, you must understand I love this product and I am a modder, I love to change things to make them even better. The A10 may be amazing but it can be even more amazing in my opinion.

Micro Usb adaptor –  If you don’t know, the R1 and A10 uses micro usb and companies make micro usb to usb converters, so if Rends would have included one of these and added on what ever components needed to convert computer power into power that would run the R1 and the A-10 it would save us all a lot of batteries, I know this thing I meant to be efficient, but who really wants to stock up on C batteries and even AA if we don’t have to? Even worse would be wanting to run out to the store at 3am to pick some up?  I am sure it can be done, but right now I do not know if you need a compositor or what not to be added to the R1 to convert the power, or even if USB will provide enough?

Pc control program – I am sure if it is developed it would not be open source (everyone sees the code and can modify it/change it to make it better, Unlike MS windows, more like linux), I am sure we have enough geeks in the community of sex toy buyers/users (I’m one of them), If they would make a program to replace the R-1 controller and add in the micro usb converter people would not only have no need to buy batteries but they would have a computer program to control the rotations, speed, and rhythm and even personalize there own custom settings. Almost everyone is going to combine this product with porn on the pc at one point or another.  Add in another 20 bucks per unit for the program + the mictro usb converter, the program would not cost them that much except for the initial development, after that the open source community would help improve, spread, and make it even better. If it was not open source you would probably pay out of the ass.

A Cap – Simple put, the unit is somewhat sticky when even clean, I don’t always rinse mine to warm it up before use so how about preventing dust/hair from getting all over it and prevent dry rot? A easy solution would be to buy a PVC plumbing end cap from the hard ware store that is threaded so it fits and screws on.
Also I am sure you can make a perfect fit expansion rather than getting a lot of rings, Basically you would measure what you needed, half a inch – inch – 4 inches, whatever, get that part in pvc plumbing tube, it will be female threaded on one end and male threaded on the other to accept the cushion ring.

The spacers have become available today, If anyone is interested or has any suggestions/info about converting the unit to USB powered from a pc and/or developing a app that will basically act as the R1 unit feel free to message me.

I know there are tons of other ideas I could explore like having a built in vib/roto on the top, heating elements, and lube injectors, but hey I have already wasted enough of your time blabbering on.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WHI7EW0LF on February 04, 2010, 09:05:01 PM
^ Great review, i also got mine today and while i didnt pick up the fella attachment its still amazing, its like a bunch of little tongues licking you fast to the point of climax. I'm looking forward to purchasing the fella attachment in the near futute.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: metsownu on February 05, 2010, 02:10:30 PM
wohooo!! It just arrived. Unfortunately I am at work and cannot open it or try it out ;)

Can't wait to get home and test this thing out.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WHI7EW0LF on February 06, 2010, 12:52:22 AM
Hey Wolfpup, is the fell attachment a collapsed canal with a tongue or is it open with a tongue cause the pic shown on the main site looks like its got an upper part that presses down on the tip of the tongue like an upper lip, http://www.toydemon.com/A10-Cyclone-Fella-Roller-Cup-Insert.html
Or maybe its the back of the throat thats shown there? Still i wish there was an attachment with lips to, in the future they should make an AC-BJ toy that has suction incorporated with a add on that has tongue and lips.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on February 06, 2010, 11:23:22 AM
Wolf, of the 3 inserts you like the Rolling best right? Good thing I bought that one instead of the crystal!

Are you ahving better orgasms with the Rolling or the standard one? How much better are they, and are you having them faster or easier than the standard one? Lastly, are you able to have one without moving? Meaning just letting the cyclone do it's work in your shorts, without you moving it up and down or thrusting in and out?

Thanks

metsonu, probably at this point with my limited use, Rolling Fella is my favorite, but none of the three are duds - they're all good!

Stock insert is more of a light touch/teasing stimulation to orgasm (still very intense on the higher settings, but I can last longer with it).

Crystal is a harder core version of the stock insert that gets you off faster and is even more intense.

And Rolling Fella is non-semetrical, which leads to very different sensation and does feel more like head to me than the others!

I've had very intense orgasms with all three!
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on February 06, 2010, 11:28:01 AM
criptic, awesome review!

I agree if you have a long penis, you will need more spacers with this thing most likely to get the most benefit.  It is definitely (stock) designed around average sized guys, but the good thing is the spacers should resolve that.  I can also say with Crystal, if you are very thick, yeah, you might have a problem.

When I've very hard on the lower power settings, the motor does strain a bit.  (It doesn't seem to hurt it at all - I think it's likely designed to do this and just stop if the fit is too tight).  More spacers makes this occur less, whereas less for me generally means more intense and I have to use a more powerful setting to get it to always spin perfectly.  (I've never had it where it won't spin on the higher power settings, though sometimes you can hear a bit of strain).

The USB in lieu of battery idea is a good one.  I'm not sure if a USB would provide the necessary power required or not.  The only other thing comparable (at least that I've had any experience with) is RealTouch (though RealTouch probably uses more power since it works quite a bit differently), and that works by plugging the unit into a special box via something akin to a serial port. The box itself, then, is plugged into the computer via USB, and also plugged into the power via power cord/AC Adapter.  So even if USB didn't provide power directly, you could probably come up with a power adapter type thing that would in future versions.

I also like your suggestions, etc., for improving the product!  
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on February 06, 2010, 11:33:44 AM
Hey Wolfpup, is the fell attachment a collapsed canal with a tongue or is it open with a tongue cause the pic shown on the main site looks like its got an upper part that presses down on the tip of the tongue like an upper lip, http://www.toydemon.com/A10-Cyclone-Fella-Roller-Cup-Insert.html
Or maybe its the back of the throat thats shown there? Still i wish there was an attachment with lips to, in the future they should make an AC-BJ toy that has suction incorporated with a add on that has tongue and lips.

I'm not sure what you're seeing, but no upper lip or anything, just the tongue, but it still works well.  I'd guess you must be referring to the back of the throat.  I'd say the second image on that link you posted (the computer-drawn diagram type one) probably gives you the best idea of what it looks like.

Granted, there is a cushion/soft outer ring that goes on all the cups that's just a jelly ring, but that's the closest thing to a "lip" and really doesn't function the way you describe.  (And as my and criptic's review mentions, it likes to fall off - lol; mine sometimes sticks if I don't get lube on it and press it down firmly before use; still seems 50/50, but the device works great whether it's there or not honestly).
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on February 10, 2010, 10:23:21 AM
I've had my combo + the 2 extra attachments for about a week now.  I wanted to give it a good whirl (haha get it!) before I posted my thoughts.

The Medusa Attachment:  So far it's my favorite of the three; the fingers caress the head of your penis as they go around it making it feel like dozens of little tongues licking you like you are a giant lollipop. 

The Crystal Attachment:  My first run with it was great, I'm a larger guy and didn't take notice to the warning that this shouldn't be used if you are quite wide.  The second time I tried it I just couldn't get into it as much as I do with the Medusa Attachment.

The Fellatio Attachment:  My first run with it wasn't anything spectacular, I wasn't impressed with it at all.  My second run with it was a lot better, but you have to let the tongue hit you on the right spot which can be a hassle because I found myself stopping and repositioning it a lot.  Regarding getting head - it normally takes me over an hour before I can come.  To my skilled wife this is very frustrating, I need to be thrusting to orgasm which usually leads me to face fucking her.  This attachment gave me that same feeling, there would be numerous times when it felt great and I thought I was about to orgasm then the feeling would completely disappear just like oral sex does for me.


I've found 3 great no-hand techniques that I've found work great for this unit:

1) wear a baggy shirt in the sitting position and let the unit fall forwards slightly under your shirt; your shirt will hold it there at an angle.
2) wear boxers and open the button section and let the handle pop out - you can use this sitting or laying down and it will be held in place by your boxers.  If you have baggy boxers you can keep them closed as well for a more pressured version.
3) place the unit between the matress and box-spring of your bed or under the cushion of your couch/chair while on your knees and let this thing go crazy on you.  This is my favorite position as it feels incredible, you can move in and out slightly for varied feeling, and I cum a lot faster this way.  Actually this is the only way I've came using this machine, I simply cannot sit or lay down and orgasm, it's just like getting head.

Overall I rate this product at a 8.5/10.  The quality is awesome, the idea is great - was actually something I tried setting up with a Fleshlight and a Power Drill - I wouldn't recommend that btw LOL.  I'd rate it at a 10 if it included lube, more spacers, and the silicon outer ring if it didn't pop out so much.  I also think this until would benefit for having even lower settings for the A10, when this thing spins so much you really don't get the benefit of the textures as you would if it was going nice and slow.  This would probably be great for a person that can easily come from getting head from a person.  It's great to slap on a porn or do work in the office (I work from home) and let her rip without worrying about using your hands - they're free for other things or to just sit back.

Cleanup is easy, just take the inserts out and wash/dry - simple.

Battery Life is starting to slow after several uses - otherwise it's good on batteries

The vibe attachment that came with the R-1 is a hit with the wife, I rate that at a 10/10.  The different speeds and patterns of vibration it performs is very impressive and my wife had one hell of an orgasm.  I originally bought this as a gift for myself without her knowing and she came home from work early and I was err.. testing it out.  Luckily the vibe attachment saved me as I stated it was an V-Day gift for us and I was testing out my part of it.  Needless to say from my embarrassment, she was quite turned on.

As for rating the attachments, I'd have to give Crystal a 6/10 for now - I plan on trying it again but out of the 3 choices I have it's at the bottom of my list.  The Fellatio I would rate at a 7/10, this would rate higher if I didn't have to keep readjusting it.  The Medusa I give it a 10/10, just make sure you have plenty of lube in there covering all the little fingers and you're on your way to a good time.  My suggestion is to buy the combo and see how you like the Medusa; if you like it and want to try something new then buy one of the other 2 attachments.  In all honesty, I would of rather not bought the other 2, that's how happy I am with the original Medusa attachment.

Note for Canada, I had to pay $36 more for customs on top of the $297 I paid for the unit.  This 2nd most expensive toy I've ever bought, but it was worth it.  I hope it's durable to last me using it almost daily during the week while I take a break from my job ;)

Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: DaaaBears on February 10, 2010, 11:41:52 AM
LOL, nice review station_2009. It's awesome to see that you enjoyed the R1-A10. I guess I need to save up some money for this. Good to know the bullet works well with woman too!
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: xaddom on February 10, 2010, 08:46:49 PM
The realtouch honestly looks very cool but the pay for minutes thing kills it for me. Not to mention that it doesn't work with Windows 7 yet. I'll probably go for the A10 in the near future and wait until someone hacks the realtouch and then get that.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on February 11, 2010, 07:11:12 AM
LOL, nice review station_2009. It's awesome to see that you enjoyed the R1-A10. I guess I need to save up some money for this. Good to know the bullet works well with woman too!

Sorry I meant to say I was testing out my A10 when she caught me, and I used the bullet as this being a couple's combo to get out of it ;)  But yeah she loved the bullet, I highly recommend getting the combo as a "couples kit".  LOL
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on February 11, 2010, 01:59:04 PM
The realtouch honestly looks very cool but the pay for minutes thing kills it for me. Not to mention that it doesn't work with Windows 7 yet. I'll probably go for the A10 in the near future and wait until someone hacks the realtouch and then get that.

RealTouch does work with Windows 7 (I'm runing Windows 7 Ultimate x64 now) - you just have to activate the plugin for Windows Media player each time you watch a video (few keystrokes).  But yes, the pay per minute thing can get pricey though I personally find it worth it with the bulk packages (and I hear some alternative types of plans may be coming to make it more affordable).  It really is unlike anything else right now.

The A10's also a great choice, especially since there are no limits on use.  I think you'll be very happy with it.  For me, the more toys/alternatives, the better.  I also love the TENGA onacups and my hand sometimes and just switch to whatever I'm in the mood for given the occasion.  ^.^

Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on February 11, 2010, 02:01:25 PM
I've had my combo + the 2 extra attachments for about a week now.  I wanted to give it a good whirl (haha get it!) before I posted my thoughts.

Awesome review, station!  It's interesting how differently we see the various attachments (my order of favorites is a complete reverse lol) but it just goes to show you different strokes for different folks is very true! 

Also, cool to hear your ideas.  The boxer idea with the handle through the slit and the shirt idea I never thought of - will have to try it! 

Glad to hear you're having fun.  =)
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on February 11, 2010, 02:02:22 PM
LOL, nice review station_2009. It's awesome to see that you enjoyed the R1-A10. I guess I need to save up some money for this. Good to know the bullet works well with woman too!

Sorry I meant to say I was testing out my A10 when she caught me, and I used the bullet as this being a couple's combo to get out of it ;)  But yeah she loved the bullet, I highly recommend getting the combo as a "couples kit".  LOL

The bullet kind of blew me away even though I haven't figured out a great male use for it yet (feels great to me against the balls though lol).  ^.^  It's like 10X more powerful than any other bullet I've seen!  hehe.  I think they need to use that technology in an Aneros (prostate massager) type device for men. 
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on February 22, 2010, 11:53:38 AM
After using the A10 for a while, I've come up with a good use for one of my old Fleshlight inserts.

What I did is since I am a too long for the A10 and I don't feel like buying more spacers.  Is I cut the top section off of a Fleshlight (the part that sticks out of the case with some material underneath) and place that on my penis first, then I insert into the A10.  I get a nice soft cushion with a tight entrance and I get the amount of space needed so I don't have to hover the A10 over my penis.  It also works great if you don't want to cum inside of your A10 - when you are getting close to climax - you pull out and use the Fleshlight top you cut off to jerk yourself with so you don't get your hands lubed ;)

I recommend this for you longer guys that have those old useless FL's sitting around collecting dust.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: criptic on March 03, 2010, 09:51:50 AM
Station_2009, Great idea.
I had about 3/4 of my cyclone fleshlight left over from when I made it shorter, it basically fits inside the standard insert perfectly but I have cut some excess off the fleshlight to make it thinner due to the expansion when I insert my penis... I originally tried it your way where I used nothing to attach the two together but found that eventually the lube leaks out the top and just rotates around the fleshlight.   I tried hot glue, it works for a good 1 time and I applied it sparingly trying not to melt either product (oddly it seems to take a lot to melt either or, perhaps its just mine)....
I am looking for more of a perm fix so I am about to attempt to place a condom kinda in it and around it and tie it behind it, its that or I might try aquarium silicone, I tried to do some research on types of adhesives for the flashlight or the rends but came up dry.  I do know that the fleshlight cyclone insert inside of this makes it unbelievable. I wish i had a sample swatch of both materials to try different things on, preferably those safe for human contact.

Thanks for the Kudos wolfpup, I am pretty sure the power output of the standard usb is the same in relation to that the A10 gets from the 3 C batteries, I actually think it was right on the nose, perhaps in the future. It would just be nice to never have to purchase batteries again, they don't make rechargeable C cells do they? 

If anyone has an idea on how to attach the two, please feel free to give me some ideas.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: criptic on March 08, 2010, 06:25:56 AM
I should have realized sooner a condom would be way too night in order to keep the fleshlight part in side the original insert.... but wolf pup I did find out that usb puts out 5.5v, the 3 c cells are 4.5v for the A10, so the usb would have enough power you would probably need to add a resistor onto the line so you wouldnt burn out the motor.... I would test my idea but I really don't want to break it, lol.

Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on April 20, 2010, 09:03:31 AM
Mine broke last week!  Something to do with the motor, it's grinding inside - as if the gears aren't locking.  I took it apart and you can't get the gear open to fix it.  Sad times...
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: WolfpupNX on April 28, 2010, 09:39:43 PM
Sorry to hear, station.  Did you try to see if ToyDemon can help at all?  Or are you stuck deciding whether or not to buy a new one? 

Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on April 29, 2010, 05:30:41 AM
I didn't bother contacting TD, especially after I opened up the unit to see if I could fix it myself :)  I ended up buying a Pure Hip which should come in the next few days since that was my 2nd choice when I picked up the A10.  Thanks for the suggestion though buddy.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: Paste on April 29, 2010, 08:00:28 PM
Mine broke last week!  Something to do with the motor, it's grinding inside - as if the gears aren't locking.  I took it apart and you can't get the gear open to fix it.  Sad times...

Ouch! Sorry to hear it broke  :'( If it was me, I'd cut the gear box open and try to fix it, that thing is expensive, I can't believe you spent almost $250 for it!  Would you buy another one?

they don't make rechargeable C cells do they? 

They do make rechargeable C batteries:

http://www.onlybatteries.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=14831.60&cat1=&uid=

$10 each, but still worth it, they recharge up to 1000 times.

 ;D

Station_2009, Great idea.
I had about 3/4 of my cyclone fleshlight left over from when I made it shorter, it basically fits inside the standard insert perfectly but I have cut some excess off the fleshlight to make it thinner due to the expansion when I insert my penis... I originally tried it your way where I used nothing to attach the two together but found that eventually the lube leaks out the top and just rotates around the fleshlight.   I tried hot glue, it works for a good 1 time and I applied it sparingly trying not to melt either product (oddly it seems to take a lot to melt either or, perhaps its just mine)....
I am looking for more of a perm fix so I am about to attempt to place a condom kinda in it and around it and tie it behind it, its that or I might try aquarium silicone, I tried to do some research on types of adhesives for the flashlight or the rends but came up dry.  I do know that the fleshlight cyclone insert inside of this makes it unbelievable. I wish i had a sample swatch of both materials to try different things on, preferably those safe for human contact.

Did you try soldering the two ends closed?
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on April 30, 2010, 07:28:19 AM
Mine broke last week!  Something to do with the motor, it's grinding inside - as if the gears aren't locking.  I took it apart and you can't get the gear open to fix it.  Sad times...

Ouch! Sorry to hear it broke  :'( If it was me, I'd cut the gear box open and try to fix it, that thing is expensive, I can't believe you spent almost $250 for it!  Would you buy another one?

they don't make rechargeable C cells do they? 

They do make rechargeable C batteries:

http://www.onlybatteries.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=14831.60&cat1=&uid=

$10 each, but still worth it, they recharge up to 1000 times.

 ;D

Station_2009, Great idea.
I had about 3/4 of my cyclone fleshlight left over from when I made it shorter, it basically fits inside the standard insert perfectly but I have cut some excess off the fleshlight to make it thinner due to the expansion when I insert my penis... I originally tried it your way where I used nothing to attach the two together but found that eventually the lube leaks out the top and just rotates around the fleshlight.   I tried hot glue, it works for a good 1 time and I applied it sparingly trying not to melt either product (oddly it seems to take a lot to melt either or, perhaps its just mine)....
I am looking for more of a perm fix so I am about to attempt to place a condom kinda in it and around it and tie it behind it, its that or I might try aquarium silicone, I tried to do some research on types of adhesives for the flashlight or the rends but came up dry.  I do know that the fleshlight cyclone insert inside of this makes it unbelievable. I wish i had a sample swatch of both materials to try different things on, preferably those safe for human contact.

Did you try soldering the two ends closed?

If I bought another one I would probably do it next year, the R1+A10+all sleeves+lube+the cost of batteries weekly on top of the Pure Hip coming in has been eating a lot of money up lol.  While I loved the A10, I was spending a lot on batteries and would surely look into rechargables if I got one in the future, thanks for the info on that.  I believe I can open up the gear, the problem is the magnetic/metal play on the top of the rotor that spins the attachments.  It appears to be hooked inside the plastic and getting that off has been to problem.  The gears inside are the issue without a doubt, they got stripped when I was using the diamond attachment.  If I could get off that piece and look into finding another rotor I'd do that, right now it's too much effort.  Sucks this happened, I miss being able to sit here at home working and enjoy some pampering :)  I really wish there was a way around the import/taxes shipping to Canada - TD, you need a Canadian outlet!
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: criptic on June 03, 2010, 01:57:23 PM
Hey station_2009,

I had the same issue shortly after I got mine back in Jan (I think). It seemed like one of the gears in the motor house was slipping. I contacted TD and sent them back the motor assembly and have not had an issue since. For some reason I think it had something to do with me not having enough spacers thus the gears just could not take it? I dunno.

Recently I had to take mine apart because the top metal plate on the motor that spins was becoming loose.... I don't explain things too well but Ill try to do my best to explain in case it happens to anyone else...

You have the 4 screws on the motor assembly on the outside but the part where the metal plate is also has 2 screws under it... You must rotate the metal plate (dont force it by hand use the controler it just takes some time) and you will eventually line up the hole in the metal plate with each screw, remove those two screws and the 4 outside screws and then you can finally take it apart.... Now that metal plate part has a hole on the side of it with a tiny screw that keeps it in place, the screw is kinda on the side of the plastic, there is no way to get to it unless you take apart the whole unit... I simply just tightened that tension screw and put it back together...  This isnt a fix for the gear slipping issue but it will at least get you inside of it if you wanna take a look yourself, but I would suggest contacting TD first.

The battery consumption is insane I must agree, I originally thought it was rather good, but I am often on meds for my back that basically allow me to get hard but it sometimes takes forever to cum,. Needless to say I should buy the rechargeable ones.  There are a few types, you have the Energizer rechargeable C batts + charger or you can look online and get a much better rechargeable batt, problem is the nicer ones will cost you.   I really wish like in my original post way back when that they would have given it the ability to plug into the laptop USB for power... If I had the extra cash to look into it I would experiment, the power is pretty much the same, I think the PC puts out a little more juice actually so you would need a resistor or what not.

Anyways hope it helps and Hope its not too late.

-
Michael
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: criptic on June 04, 2010, 08:05:34 PM
Here is an improvement anyone can do if they want to...

After use I hate cleaning the spacers, you have to unscrew each and every one because fluids always seem to get in between and then I always have to wait for them to dry because I'm not gonna pull out Q-tips to get in between each and every nook. So here is what I did...

What you will need:
Hot Glue gun
Hot Glue sticks

Normally your gonna use X amount of spacers, I use 4 myself and you also have that clear cushion thing and the clear tube part....
I don't think people change how many of the spacers they use but if you do then you probably wont want to do this mod.

Anyways.... Assemble your spacers and the clear cushion thing, DO NOT attach the Clear tube part.... Take your hot glue gun and fill in the little gapes between each spacer on the inside, just fill it enough so you will have a smooth finish on the inside all the way around... I personally didnt do anything with the last spacer that attaches to the clear tube part but I am thinking about it....
It also seems to help keep the clear cushion in place better, the clear cushion leaves a small space you will need to clean out but its not as bad as having to disassemble every spacer.

So basically when I am done and I need to clean I just unscrew the block of spacers that are now glued together from the clear tube, pop out the clear cushion, rinse with hot water, rinse with a splash of rubbing alcohol, dry and reassemble....  Much better in my mind.

Sorry if my instructions kinda suck I am a bad teacher as I have said before, if you have any questions feel free to send me a message and Ill try to explain things better. I wish I had a Digi cam so I could have taken photos of each step.


**UPDATED** Go slow with the Hot glue, even if it looks and sometimes feels cool on the surface the glue under it is typically still hot so when you do this keep rotating it for a while so the glue will set into place without dripping down, etc.... Also after I finished with the gaps, I layer a small layer on top of it, had a cup of ice water and would smooth out the last layer with my wet finger to make it uniform and sealed... I did this without burning myself because my finger was wet and I re-wet it several times, I also did it in stages.... It probably depends on what type of Hot glue gun you have (how hot it gets) and what type of glue sticks you have... Just don't blame me if you get burned.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: lot123 on July 27, 2010, 05:03:19 AM
hi :)

just want to know if anyone has used the attachement  of the roller fella with the  r- controller. if anyone has used this can you please tell me if this feels like an actual chick giving a blow job feeling. someone said it feels like licking not suction. obviously RENDS who make  the cyclone state that its like a real blow job feeling like . anyone used this and what feeling do you get.

also i want to purchase this and do you all think, if you have one of these if its worth all the money spend . is it worth all  money as its very dear. i also hope it lasts. i had a tenga flip hole and that gave way after  a couple of months . not that i even used it that often . the silicon came lose and  began rip in small shredds . i realy dont rate the tenga. just wondering if the same thing would happen to the inserts of this as i have heard its made of a similar material. any thoughts guys
thanks
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: lmrose1 on August 03, 2010, 05:13:28 AM
Hi guys,

I'm really 'close' to purchasing this toy. I'm actually disabled so it would be great for me. I was wandering, how are you guys finding the battery life with this? I hear its not too great so I'm having doubts cos its a lot of spend if I find the battery life to be poor. Let me know how your finding it. Cheers guys.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: scullysmine on October 19, 2010, 02:38:29 AM
Just a quick update for you all...

Rends has released new attachments for the R1 cyclone, the Snake cup (Google it).
And the "Piston" is due for release early next year.

Great purchase, and a great product.

I would recommend this to all people looking for a hands free solution, with the bang that's required. (It's pricey but well worth it..)

The Standard "Medusa" cup that comes standard is so far the best attachment, the rolling fella is a bit weak but will keep you entertained.
The battery life ain't so good if you get shitty batteries, so get Heavy duty, Long life alkaline, you'll get more times to enjoy it without replacing.

I hope to god they do a USB powered attachment, as it would be cheaper to run it in the long term.

No mods yet to mine so far, it's been too good on it's own. you'll likely need that spacer set to alleviate the pressure on the unit, and the batteries have to work harder if it's too tight.

this is truely a hands free product, that does exactly what it says. If you find yourself getting bored, I'd be surprised, as it has 44 functions on the controller, and you always find one that works.

Store it well, use lots of lubricant (I mean that!), and buy attachments for your partner or wife, cause they are really good. Cleaning is easy, and I hope you consider this as positive feedback on this product.

Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: criptic on November 02, 2010, 01:55:20 AM
Indeed scullysmine, I cant wait for the snake cup looks amazing, they are really kicking it into full gear with the creativity at Rends, I would like to know when TD will get the snake cups for us.  Sadly I need to purchase a new A10, this is the second one that broke, granted I am a little rough on them, I really wish they were releasing an updated model of the A10 too, its great but like I said before the battery life is horrid, especially for people who use the thing for a hour a two, sometimes longer. I recently found the page for spingasm and its similar to the A10 except its for the Flesh light and sex in a can series, it also looks difficult to use hands free, I suppose creative people will build something... But getting to my point, it has a rechargeable battery inside it, granted all of us could go out and buy C size rechargeable batts and the charger.

If anyone has any info on the Piston please post it, I can only guess it will thrust up and down and hopefully spin, and I have only seen one photo.



Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: ToyDemon on November 02, 2010, 08:36:47 AM
Snake Pressure will be available later. It was not ready when we had our shipments. We have to wait for the next shipment which will not get here for quite some time. "A10 Piston" will be pump action and unfortunately will not spin.

*added: A10 Piston will also be quieter than A10 Cyclone.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on November 09, 2010, 07:36:03 AM
Any links, pics, or vids of this A10 Piston?  I can't find anything on the net.

Oh and I ended up just buying another A10 Cyclone after my previous one died on me - one of the best toys I've ever enjoyed :)
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: ToyDemon on November 09, 2010, 08:41:48 AM
Unfortunately it is still really early and everything is still top secret for now. A10 Piston's scheduled release date will likely be summer of 2011.
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on November 10, 2010, 05:56:26 PM
Great thanks, keep us updated :)
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: station_2009 on December 03, 2010, 01:16:25 PM
Has anyone tried the new Snake Pressure Cup?  Not sure if this would be a good toy for someone that's really thick just like the diamond attachment.  Any thoughts?
Title: Re: R-1 Controller & A10 Cyclone Combo Review
Post by: bry82 on February 19, 2011, 07:46:23 PM
Just curious if anyone has tried the Cyclone Freestyle Cup Insert and what their thoughts were.