Which Remote Control Is Right for You?

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Using sex toys can be quite fun, but for some, it lacks the excitement and thrill, and they keep asking for more. But what if you could use remote to control the sex toy? You wouldn’t need cables or even for the person controlling it to be in the same room. For everyone dreaming of remote-controlled vibrators, the time has come.

Today, you can find so many different models based on various technologies like infrared, Bluetooth, and even wireless. We will go through the most popular types of RC vibrators to help you decide which one is the best for you.

Regular Remote

If you own a remote vibrator, there is a chance that it has a regular remote. Now, this doesn’t mean that it is a bad thing, but it might not be suitable for everyone. The main issue with regular remotes is the distance. They usually operate on shorter ranges. That means that you can’t experiment with them or have fun like with other types.

Remote control vibrators are great for couples who practice using it in the comfort of their homes. That way, the problem of a shorter range is almost non-existent, and they can have as much fun as they like.

But whether you use it alone or with your partner, a regular remote rarely works with apps and software that can enhance the entire experience. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy yourself using it. The main thing you should consider is the way you plan on using the toy. If you are looking for a simple remote control vibrator that you can use alone or with your partner, this might be the best option. Furthermore, you won’t have to spend a lot of money. The technology behind these toys is not exactly rocket science.

The range of remote control is usually around three meters or ten feet. That might be enough for some, but problematic for others who are looking for something more.

Bluetooth or Infrared?

Now, the second type you might encounter is based on either Bluetooth or infrared technology. The former is probably a better option since infrared technology is a bit outdated. The main issue with it is that you have to connect two dots quite literally. That means that remote control has to be pointing in a specific place on the toy for it to work. You probably remember when infrared was a thing on mobile phones. Yeah — it was quite painful having to transfer anything.

Moreover, if the remote loses “sight” of the other device, the whole process is over. That can prove to be quite challenging when using a sex toy. You will rarely be static and sit in one place while using one. Having an “eye contact” between the remote and toy can be nearly impossible.

Bluetooth devices, on the other hand, have a wider range, better bandwidth, and generally work better than their infrared counterpart. The best thing probably is the availability of the toys implementing this technology. That is, you won’t need to search far and wide to find a toy using Bluetooth.

When it comes to range, Bluetooth can be effective even at around 50 feet. That gives you a lot more freedom to experiment and play around. Besides having a better range, Bluetooth doesn’t require a line of sight to be used. Naturally, almost all types of remote control allow the user to adjust speed, intensity, and sometimes even vibrating patterns.

Internet Connected

It seems that these days everything is connected to the internet. Why should sex toys be any different? Many toys have an online option, and we wonder how we lived without it all these years.

Thanks to the internet, distance is never a problem. You can communicate with your partner regardless of their location, and this is one of the main advantages of toys that work online. If you are in a long-distance relationship, your partner will still be able to control your toy even if they are on the other side of the planet.

It seems obvious how this can be beneficial for some, and why they would opt for a toy that can be controlled via the internet.

As you can probably expect, most of these toys work utilizing wireless technology. Nowadays, the only limit is your imagination. Moreover, most toys today have rechargeable batteries so you won’t need to worry about getting a ton of batteries for your sexy time. Of course, the only thing that can be problematic is the lifespan of the toy. By that, we mean the amount of time you can use it before it runs out of juice.


The most common place you’ll encounter internet controlled toys is chatrooms. Now, we don’t talk about good old MSN, but places where performers will entertain their viewers for tokens. Since this can be so much fun, we figured it deserves a special headline. Camgirls often use toys that react to the sounds of people tipping, and the amount their viewers spend will dictate the intensity and duration of vibrations.

A perfect example of this type of toy is Lush 2. It can be used both via Bluetooth and wireless based on the range of the remote control. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Even if you are not a camgirl, you can still get yourself Lush 2 since you can use it alone. The toy has an option to sync to music you’re listening to and provide pleasure based on the tempo and rhythm of the song.

It seems obvious why toys like Lush became so popular, and why many desire one for themselves. Oh, and did we mention that the toy is waterproof?

App Connected Vibrators

Finally, we have the uncrowned king of remote sex toys — vibrators connected to an app. A couple of decades ago, people had to use massagers (yes, we’re looking at you, Hitachi) to get off. Now, they can have sexy time using their smartphones.

Before you ask — no, you will not be sticking your phone in your special place. You will get an app that can control a vibrator instead. Needless to say, you will need to find a toy that supports this.

Once you get the vibrator you like, all you need to do is download a mobile app, and you’ll be ready to go. Naturally, these apps are available for both iOS and Android. Probably the main reason why this whole thing is so great is that it combines everything we have said so far. The app works using either wireless or Bluetooth, but it is also connected to the phone. You won’t need another piece of equipment since you already own a smartphone, and you are familiar with it.

Furthermore, both you and your partner will be able to control the device, and there is no range to worry about. If your significant other is on a business trip, they can still use their phone to help you get off.

But we should mention that toys that use mobile apps are often high-end. That means they can be a bit more expensive than their immobile counterparts. App-controlled vibrators are getting more popular by the day, and more people are willing to experiment and have fun using them.


Different types of remote control sex toys have been around for a while. However, technology like infrared is a bit outdated. Bluetooth quickly surpassed it. Moreover, Bluetooth vibrators have a wider range and don’t require a line of sight.

Recently, there has been an expansion of Wi-Fi vibrators, and that is no surprise. Having a chance to control your partner’s toy from anywhere in the world can be thrilling for sure. Based on your preferences, and ways you plan on using these toys, there is no doubt that you’ll be able to find one that is suited for your needs.

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