The world of teledildonics offers you a plethora of excitement and frenzied fun regardless of your gender.
This category of sex toys lets your partner join you in the fun or lets your partner and you interact with entertainment media or lets you enjoy solo pleasure.
The term teledildonics refers to an electronic, Internet-connected sex toy, typically a dildo, that the user or their partner can control using either a physical remote control or a mobile app.
The American technologist Ted Nelson coined the term in his 1975 book “Computer Lib/Dream Machines,” according to Forbes.
Technically, teledildonics belongs to the Internet of Things (IoT) and The Metaverse.
You can control these types of devices long-distance to enjoy the excitement with a sexual partner located anywhere else in the world, as long as you both have an Internet connection and the appropriate app.
Their growing popularity makes them relatively easy to come by.
By 2017, about nine percent of British females owned vibrators controlled by an app on their smartphones.
Now, they have also crossed The Pond to become popular in the US.
While the field of teledildonics originated with vibrators for women, it grew to include dildos, fleshlights, penis rings, and other devices.
Now, the industry has created an Internet-connected sex toy for everyone.
The controllers include apps for smartphones, Apple Watches, and physical remotes that accompany the device when purchased.
Lovense Max 2: Best for Bisexuals
Lovense developed the Lovense Max 2 to revolutionize male masturbation but added other sleeves to its selection to increase the audience for its product.
It now comes with a neutral hole sleeve and offers a vagina sleeve, sold separately, in its online store.
This extended vibrator can produce 360-degree contractions, resulting in strong and vibrant sensations.
Lovense also improved the battery used in this device, so it holds a longer charge, and you can charge it more easily.
The Lovense Max 2 offers both close-range and long-distance control in an extended vibrator with a multiple-sensation sleeve.
It can produce vibrations from sound activation, and you can set custom vibration levels.
This waterproof device still works if you use it in the bath, shower, or hot tub.
These IoT devices can connect to other IoT devices, typically other devices made by the same manufacturer.
For example, the Lovense Max 2 can sync with another Max 2, the manufacturer’s Nora device for women, or the Lovense Max.
When paired with another Lovense compatible device, the two devices react to each other’s vibrations. The Lovense Max 2 also works with the VR game Mirror Life.
- Longer battery life than the original design
- Programmable vibrations
- Now offers other sleeves, sold separately,
- Syncs with other devices
- Works in water
- Complex to setup and program
- You can’t use it right out of the box
Lovense Lush 3: Best for Those Who Need a Long-Lasting Battery
According to Lovense, the Lush 3 offers the most powerful Bluetooth remote control vibrator available. Let’s break that down.
Lovense uses two qualifiers – Bluetooth and remote control. This device does not offer more power than any vibrator.
It offers the most out of the vibrators on the market that use both a remote control app and Bluetooth. This mini-egg-style silent vibrator uses a U-shaped design with a fixed tail.
Lovense might win the prize for battery life since this lasts for up to five hours.
The Lush 3 pairs with the Lovense Remote, Cam Model Extension, and Lovense Media Player.
Instead of making one app that includes video play and video streaming with a remote, the company made three separate apps.
Theoretically, you can use all three apps with the device at the same time. You can pair the Lovense Lush 3 with an iOS, Android, Mac, or PC device by installing its app.
You can also use this device with a partner, in-person or long-distance. Its built-in video app lets both partners experience each other’s reactions during sex play.
- Works alone or with another device
- connect via Bluetooth or WiFi
- Lasts up to five hours
- Exceedingly complex setup and use
- More apps connected sap battery life of Bluetooth host device
Kiiroo Keon: Best for VR Sex
The Kiiroo Keon uses a unique design and operation.
The device combines a non-motorized Feel Stroker measuring a little more than three inches in diameter with the Keon motorized housing, which measures about six inches in diameter.
Both parts measure about nine inches in length.
The Bluetooth device weighs about two pounds and 80 grams with the majority of the weight coming from the Keon housing.
As high-tech as teledildonic devices can get, the Keon uses two manual switches near its charging port and an on/off switch.
The Keon drives the Feel Stroker in up and down motions. The company sells the Feel Stroker separately, but you can buy a kit with both gadgets in it.
Kiiroo designed the Keon to work with its FeelConnect 3 app. You can also use the Feel Stroker by itself for added pleasure to a manual masturbatory experience.
The Keon works with some VR equipment, so you can connect it to a VR headset, too. The site now offers the Onyx, which we review below.
- Two gadgets in one
- Extendable by using an app
- Extendable by using a VR headset
- Complex to use
- Requires a second device for full functionality
The Handy: Best for Computer Nerds
The Handy also provides multiple uses since it comes with the company’s TrueGrip sleeve and TrueGrip band.
Because it enjoys international sales, you choose your “The Handy” with a power supply geared to your region.
Explore the firm’s other sleeves to change up your experience and offer yourself added pleasure.
This device offers a variable stroke length of 0 to 4.3 inches with a maximum speed of 10 strokes per second.
This vibrator measures 10.5 inches in length and 2.75 inches in diameter.
The Handy comes with a warning. This device offers such complex use that the manufacturer includes a book-length user manual.
Connecting it to the Internet proves that complicated.
If you program computers, The Handy uses an open API, which means you can write your own customizations and patches to integrate them with other devices.
Its manufacturer constantly updates the firmware to improve function. You’ll need either 2.4 GHz wifi or Bluetooth 4.2 to connect it to the app and the Internet.
- Direct wifi connectivity
- Configurable via Bluetooth
- Open API lets developers add functionality
- Open API leaves the device open to hackers
Lovense Exomoon: Best for Travel
Lovense Exomoon offers women an innovative vibrator design that resembles a tube of lipstick – a brick red from MAC.
The handiness of this design becomes obvious when you spill out the contents of your purse.
Even to the trained eye, telling the dildo from the lipsticks in your bag proves tough.
It houses powerful vibrations and pulses in its tiny design, though. This portable vibrator uses only materials that don’t rust or oxidize, making it safer to use.
This feature also makes the product last longer. The creative vibrator uses an app that lets you sync your favorite music to the device.
You can also program the device with custom vibrations.
- Disguised as lipstick
- Made from safe materials
- Syncs with music
- Allows custom vibration programs
- Only for a woman
OhMiBod Esca 2: Best for Partying at Home
OhMiBod offers a wearable G-spot vibrator that says it can quietly operate in public.
The device comes with a dual stimulation design and a shape that molds to the human body curves.
You can connect to the Esca 2 using WiFi or Bluetooth. The latter offers a 26-foot range.
Using either connection method, you’ll also need the OhMiBod Remote App.
While this vibrator advertises quiet operation so you can use it in public stealthily, it features illuminating LED lights that sync to the vibration pattern you choose.
This thwarts any potential public use. The vibrator offers six usage modes – music, club vibe, tap, rhythm, touch, and pulse.
- Offers dual stimulation
- Multiple connection options
- Doesn’t connect well via Bluetooth
- Actually rather noisy
Kiiroo Onyx +: Best for Men Who Travel
Now in its third generation, the Kiiroo Onyx+ offers men even more utility than the Keon and you can find it ready for purchase in the company’s web catalog.
It weighs little and Kiiroo promises quiet operation. This device travels well.
Made for both in-person partner fun and enjoying alone, the Onyx+ pairs to interactive content types, including erotic videos, VR, 3D gaming, and webcam partner sites.
It requires four hours to charge, providing one hour of use.
The lightweight design features a rotating motor that operates in a continuous up-down motion. This electronic activity closely simulates the action of sexual intercourse.
The Onyx+ offers many speed settings and can complete up to 140 strokes per minute.
The manufacturer designed the vibrator to interconnect with other devices, such as the KIIROO Pearl 1 or 2, Onyx 1, 2, or +, OhMiBod Fuse, Fleshlight Launch, OhMiBod Esca 1 or 2, or FeelTechnology-enabled compatible machines.
Charge this device using the USB charging cable that comes with it.
- Connects with many other devices
- Weighs little
- Travels well
- Connects with multiple types of entertainment
- Complex to setup
Vibease: Best for Those Who Want the Original
According to the manufacturer, it made the world’s first app-controlled vibrator. You can use the Vibease via a remote control operated via Bluetooth or a WiFi Internet connection.
Vibease offers erotic audiobooks in its online library and the device syncs with these to let you feel the action of the characters.
You’ll need to install its smartphone app to enjoy remote control of the device.
This small device weighs just 2.05 ounces and lets you wirelessly control your vibrator for hands-free use.
It works well with wearable vibrating panties and with Spotify streaming.
The Vibease vibrator syncs its vibrations to your music. The body-safe and hypoallergenic design uses smooth silicone to cover its mechanical parts.
You can use the Vibease nearly anywhere since it offers waterproof operation. It charges via USB cable and comes with its own silk travel pouch.
- Uses an app so you can’t forget your remote control
- Weigh just a couple of ounces
- Syncs with Spotify
- Not for non-techies
MysteryVibe Crescendo 2: Best for Couples
MysteryVibe invented the world’s most flexible vibrator that lets you bend it to your will.
You can create a completely personalized sexual experience with the Crescendo 2 that can bend into a U-shape or remain completely straight. It lets you target vibrations.
This unique design allows you to stimulate the clitoris, G-spot, and P-spot with the same device.
Rather than a single motor design like most vibrators, the Crescendo 2 uses six. It charges via USB cable and offers water-resistant but not waterproof operation.
Due to its flexible nature, this vibrator works well for any gender. It can enter a vagina or wrap around a penis.
Choose from 16 power settings to obtain the vibration and pulse desired.
Control the vibrations and power settings with the smartphone app that comes with preset programs and lets you create custom programs.
It offers an easy-to-clean alternative at an accessible price point.
- Extremely flexible
- Gender-neutral design
- 16 power settings
- Complex to use
Virtual Mate: Best for Gamers
The Virtual Mate system goes beyond a sex toy and offers a virtual world in which you create your ideal mate right down to the sexual experience.
The Virtual Mate Virtual Intimacy System enables the user to turn a favorite fictional character, friend, or celebrity into a virtual sexual partner.
This virtual partner game offers realistic situations with an immersive experience.
Its multi-function hardware works in conjunction with most personal desktop computers, laptops, tablets, mobile devices, and VR headsets.
The program lets the user choose between its real-time photorealistic virtual mate or design their own 2D virtual mate based on anyone they choose.
Geared towards men, the software designers let users vote for their favorite actresses on the manufacturer’s website.
The system offers three story modes – story, fast mode, and VR mode.
The software recognizes your motion data and transmits it to the software, so the Virtual Mate recognizes the user’s strength, depth, and speed of thrust.
The virtual lover responds accordingly.
Although the manufacturer’s guide to the software states the user can choose any character, in its text, Vractions only describes the mate as “she”, making it seem that the software only allows for use by either heterosexual men, lesbian women, or bisexuals.
Everyone else will need to wait for 2.0 or a later development for other genders or a non-binary option.
According to Vractions, it designed the software to enable people to create a virtual mate who can provide the physical, mental, and emotional relationship that a human desires.
Its design intends to let the human develop a “deep connection” with a virtual lover of your choice.
- It is something new and different
- Harnesses an individual’s creativity
- It cuts out human contact
- Designed for men
Hot Octopuss Solo Pulse Interactive: Best for Groups
This one is for the guys. Hot Octopuss designed the Solo Pulse Interactive so you can enjoy hands-free excitement while you view interactive content, such as VR porn.
Once you install the smartphone app, you or your partner can control the device remotely.
Hot Octopuss’ interactive sex toy can also connect to another of its interactive devices, so you and your partner can enjoy vibrations simultaneously.
Choose from six present patterns that use the manufacturer’s PulsePlate Technology.
The design of the Solo Pulse Interactive lets the user combine it with lube applied directly to the device. This won’t harm the device.
Hot Octopuss does something that other manufacturers don’t. It creates toys and apps that offer cross-manufacturer compatibility.
The manufacturer’s devices connect with Kiiroo Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Its diverse mobile app lets you connect with friends, watch interactive videos, make video calls, and control your and others’ devices for which you’ve been given permission.
The device also operates in conjunction with the Kiiroo FeelConnect App, which users can download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Another nifty feature lets the device connect with interactive video content from multiple adult websites.
This means you don’t have to rely on the manufacturer’s library but can instead explore one of the more than 4,000 interactive videos in 2D or VR that connects with the device.
You can experience the movements made by the actors via the vibrator’s oscillations.
To obtain an out-of-this-world experience, try Turbo mode, which increases the power of the vibrator to 4,550 RPM.
- Offers numerous ways to use it
- Works with multiple manufacturer’s products and apps
- Turbo mode totally wows
- Complex to set up
Frequently Asked Questions about Teledildonics
The field of teledildonics grows every day and the selection has become immense. Many choices mean complicated shopping unless you know the ins and outs of these devices.
Can you buy universal devices?
Typically, different devices serve different user needs. Products tend to cut gender lines, so you’ll find products intended for men or women.
A few products serve both, such as the Crescendo 2. Some companies create partner products, such as the Nora and Max 2 from Lovense.
In what situations do these devices work?
Teledildonic devices work when used by an individual alone or when used with a partner.
Touted as a replacement for phone sex, the devices offer a way for couples to share intimate moments over long distances.
Some of these devices work in a standalone format, so you can only use one at a time.
Others can pair with one other device, so each partner can use a teledildonic device and the two devices can interact.
A very few of these devices can connect to a group situation and interact with multiple devices of this type at once.
The number of devices and types of devices that a teledildonic device can connect to typically appear on the packaging or in the product description, if you shop online.
What types of batteries do these devices use?
Although the devices discussed here use rechargeable and non-removable batteries, other devices use other battery types.
The advantage of these types of devices comes from the way you can quickly switch out the batteries to continue a sexual tryst, while rechargeable devices must charge for at least one hour before continuing.
Teledildonics Buyer’s Guide
Futurists say the next teledildonics development will involve Internet-connected lubricants or physical implants.
For now, let’s consider the options of today’s teledildonic devices.
When used in conjunction with a virtual reality (VR) environment, such as VR porn offered by Cam Soda, an Internet-connected device can allow interaction with others in the VR environment, including adult performers.
Those devices can cost a lot of money, though.
Let’s say you want to purchase a teledildonic toy but on a budget. You can save money by prioritizing features. Typically, VR devices cost more.
Those that connect only to e-books or videos cost less. Devices that connect only to the same type of device or the remote control app cost the least.
When you predetermine your interactivity needs, you can better budget. That also simplifies shopping in a growing industry with a wide array of products.
Prioritizing Other Features
Knowing what you want helps you whittle down the choices. If you’re a male looking for a C-ring, you don’t need to peruse the Lovense Lush line.
It’s made for women. No clitoris? No need for a Lush.
Knowing what you want helps you shop because many of these products, you can only order from the manufacturer directly.
That means you need to research their catalog offerings. Starting with buyer’s guides like this one can help you do that.
If you want a waterproof device that can handle lube directly applied to it, designed for a man, you can create a search term for that.
Try “waterproof lube friendly shaft vibrator” or “waterproof lube friendly man’s vibrator.”