When I first started purchasing sex toys I always went to a local shop, The Todd. They happen to have the best selection of any store in our area, and any store I’ve ever visited. While they do carry brands like Lelo, Tantus, and Fun Factory, they mostly carry “the big three” including California Exotics. Well, pretty much everything I ever bought (in my early days) was cheap and broke quickly, as mentioned in my Obsession Vibe post. This history, coupled with my disdain for the business practices of some larger toy manufacturers, had caused me to swear off CalEx for the most part. So why would I knowingly request that Babeland send me anything they make? Simple answer… because it is the Turbo Glider, and Epiphora loves hers. Unlike my first vibrators, she chose this one, and it’s still going strong for her. So much so, in fact, that she wrote hers a love letter.
Now, knowing how much she loves her, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try it out for myself. First things first, we’ll get the boring bits out of the way. The Blueberry Buzz is one of the Turbo Glider line made by California Exotics and sold by Babeland. It arrives in a plastic clamshell type package with a cheesy looking chick on the insert, typical of CalEx. It is made of ABS plastic (care info) and runs on two AA batteries (yay!), it is 6.25″ long and about 1″ in diameter at the largest. The best parts are that it is waterproof and body safe!
Actually, the best part might be that the Blueberry Buzz is, in fact, BLUE. Oh, blue, such an underutilized color for sex toys. It is a gorgeous shade, and the plastic is translucent, so you can see the little motor running. Speaking if, the motor is in the top, not buried in the middle somewhere. This helps you direct the power right where you want it. I do feel the need to state that the vibrations are not all the way in the tip, like I expected. The motor is in the larger “bloop” just below the top one. So if you are a stickler for SUPER pinpoint vibrations, this may not be your ideal. However, I like pinpoint (and so does Epiphora) and this gives plenty of direct vibration to the end.
The speed and on/off functions are controlled by a dial at the bottom of the toy. It is easy to turn and allows you to go through all the available speeds seamlessly. The lowest speed is still higher than some toys (*coughs* Picobong *coughcough*) and the highest speed is… well, awesome. It is more powerful than almost all of my higher end toys, and though it is buzzy, it is not overly surfacey. The only major drawback is noise, it certainly isn’t quiet. However, if it’s under the covers and behind a closed door, maybe with some back ground noise, you really can’t hear it. But be warned, it isn’t the best for shared dorm room wank sessions. I feel comfortable using it with my tv on and bedroom door closed, and it doesn’t really get all that loud until you turn it up on high.
I find that I prefer to use this one clitorally. While I can get some g-spot stimulation, it takes too much effort and isn’t enough to make me orgasm. Used on my clit, however, it works beautifully. I love being able to nestle the curves against my clit, and I have plenty of “handle” for leverage. The hard plastic makes it possible for me to apply plenty of beloved pressure. All of this, at a reasonable price.
Overall, the Blueberry Buzz Turbo Glider is a good, solid toy. It works consistently well for me, and obviously has for others. I feel like this would be an excellent vibrator for a newbie, thanks to the price point and ease of operation. Am I going to be writing a love letter to mine? Probably not, but it is a solid choice.