Review: Hot Octopuss Pulse Solo Interactive
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I think it’s rather fitting that this review ended up scheduled for Christmas Eve. After all, shortly before I received the review request from Hot Octopuss I had been scrolling through their website jealously eying the Pulse Solo Interactive. My previous review of the Pulse Solo Essential had left me quite impressed with their toys and the addition of an interactive feature was quite intriguing. So, when the request came in it felt as though Hot Octopuss had read my “want list” and shipped me an early Christmas present!
As always, the toy arrived within just a few days of processing, all nice and discretely packaged in its cardboard box. When I opened the package the toy was waiting for me and I quickly whisked it away for an overnight charge, eager to play. As with the solo essential, the toy comes with a charger, and a nice draw-string bag for storage.
Besides the interactive feature, the main difference between the interactive and the solo essential is the charger. The solo essential uses a pin type charger, whereas the solo interactive uses a magnet based charge. Both are quite easy to use, however, the magnet based charger allows for a better seal and makes the toy a bit more waterproof, something that I appreciate in a toy that inevitably ends up rather messy at the end of each session.
If I had wanted to use the toy the same way as the Pulse Solo Essential, operation would have been the same. Simply turn on the device and cycle through the vibration patterns to find the one you like best, then adjust the intensity using the +/- button to where you want it. Both toys also now offer the turbo option…which, well, wow! Better be careful with that one!
On to the interactive feature, which was what most excited me about the toy! It took me no time at all to find the Feel Connect app in the Google Play store and it installed in a flash. However, my first attempts at connecting to the toy met with no success. At first I thought that perhaps my power cord hadn’t been plugged in right as the instructions say to make sure you have a good charge before pairing. So, I plugged it in for another long charge, hoping that that would fix the problem. Unfortunately, that wasn’t it. Then, I decided I’d just reinstall the Feel Connect software since I’ve had a few apps that didn’t work for me before where a simple reinstall did the trick. That did it, simple fix.
Operating the toy manually from the feel connect interface is quite easy. Simply adjust the intensity of the vibration by moving your finger up and down on the display. This could be interesting with a partner. I can envision lying in bed twitching and throbbing while she teases me with the toy, or even better, if we could link toys and she could masturbate while also teasing me, and I her… Unfortunately, this toy is the only interactive toy that’s currently in our collection so I couldn’t test out that possibility. However, the one thing I hadn’t tried yet was the toy’s ability to link to content on the web.
It took me a bit of time to sort through all of the videos on Porn Hub to find a few interactive ones that really caught my attention. That was ok, I had quite a bit of fun trying to find them! Mostly, I was interested in finding a good edging video, one where the actress could tease me and I could try edging with the toy. The interface with the content on Porn Hub was incredibly easy. I simply opened the video and clicked the link to sync with my interactive toy. Then, watched the video from inside the Feel Connect app while the toy did it’s thing. It was a whole lot of fun!!
So, how did it feel?
After scrolling through a bunch of content trying to find just the right video for this review I was already quite hard, so once I’d found what I was after I slid my cock into the toy, and hit play. The first video I selected was of Brandi Love giving a guy a really well performed blowjob. She has always been the definition of the MILF genre for me so I figured this was a good place to start.
As always, edging starts out quite easy and gets harder and harder the more times I need to distract myself to keep from tipping over the edge. The rumbly vibrations hum through me, building those wonderful high frequency vibes at the tip of my cock. Thrum, throb, thrum…throb. Each time Brandi takes the actors dick into her mouth my toy responds in kind, then stops as she pulls back. At first, this was almost a little frustrating as it would start to feel really good, only to stop, then start again. However, after I started dripping precum all over the vibration plate the sensation changed and became more intense.
After a little more time I was practically begging for her to slow down, feeling my balls twitch at the end of each vibe, aching to come. When he tells her she’d better slow down and she asks “or what?” I totally sympathized with the guy as he shot his load. She is really good at the dirty talk. I barely held on.
Interestingly, I find the Pulse Solo Interactive to be an easy toy to edge with. The sensations that build at the tip of my cock from frenulum stimulation are incredibly intense. Even so, it’s almost like I must consciously focus on them in order to build them into an orgasm. With other types of play I’m simply holding on for dear life. So, as Brandi lapped up the last of his cum and the video finished up, I found myself scrolling back down the list, looking for another video to finish me off.
When I found a section by Little Oral Andie I knew I wouldn’t make it past one more. She really does make some incredible videos. This particular video started with a blowjob that felt quite nice. The toy buzzed intensely with each bob of her head, but then, the video switched to her getting fingered by her partner and the toy supplied a constant, but still incredibly intense vibe. Between the steady stimulation, and the obvious wetness of her pussy I was absolutely arching my back and squirming trying to hold off.
Alas, I could hold out no longer and I moaned and thrashed as my cum burst out onto the pulse plate and spun out onto the sides of the toy, coating both my cock and the toy itself with a voluminous load. Frenulum orgasms always feel electric for me, like all my nerve endings are just crackling and snapping with the energy of it. It took me a bit to calm down and clean up.
Just like with the Solo Essential, this toy really is great at pulling out extra volumes of cum. I expect it will be needing a recharge quite frequently.
Overall, this toy is just incredible. The solo essential was a whole lot of fun. It introduced me to a completely new kind of stimulation, but the addition of the interactive feature takes it all to new heights. I would love to try this out with my partner one day. I can only imagine how much fun it would be to masturbate together with linked toys like this. Just linking the toy to porn is a lot of fun, but if you had someone that knew what turned you on, that could edge you into oblivion the orgasm might be one of the most intense you’ve ever experienced. One of my favorite aspects of this type of stimulation is how easy it is for me to control my orgasm during play. Well, at least for a while. It’s a great way to really build to a big satisfying finish!