Vibrators have been around for a very long time. And when we imagine them, we most likely picture classics like the ever-favored Rabbit that gained popularity from appearing on Sex and the City. Of course, classics like those deserve their buzz (pun intended), but as with any other technology, vibrators have advanced a fair amount in recent years and now have features even the Jetsons would never have imagined possible.
One particularly innovative category of vibrators is remote-controlled. These toys come in various forms and functions but can be operated or controlled remotely (via either an actual remote or an app), from across the room or across the world.
A remote-control vibrator can be an amazing asset in maintaining that all-important physical connection in long-distance relationships. It adds another dimension to phone or cyber/video sex, which makes playtime a truly interactive experience, even when you can’t be in the same room. So ready to knock some boots?
The 5 best remote control vibrators
1Kiiroo Pearl 2 Interactive Vibrator
Shop it! $95.00, amazon.com.
To the casual observer, this looks like many other vibrators. It’s well-sized (about 7.5 inches) and has a strong mix of vibrations, from gentle to high. Your partner can have their own toy (the Pearl for a female partner, or the Onyx, which is the male equivalent from this line) and connect via the FeelConnect app for Android and iOS. When you aren’t using it with a partner, this one works just fine for solo play, too.
2 LOVENSE Hush Butt Plug
Shop it! $119.00, amazon.com.
There are so many great things about this sex toy. Not only is it perfect for long-distance couples because of its wireless Bluetooth app capabilities, but it’s also waterproof and rechargeable, so you and your partner can play over and over again. With just a few taps on your phone, this butt plug can sync with your favorite tunes and create unique vibration patterns to help you or your partner reach climax. Bonus: It comes in two sizes, so pick one and enjoy.
Shop it! $189.05, amazon.com.
The We-Vibe line was the pioneer in remote-operated sex toys, and they have many to choose from, from solo toys to those for couples. But the Sync is one of the most versatile. It’s a C-shaped toy, and like the Lush, it can be worn hands-free. This toy is meant to be worn with one arm stimulating the clit while the other stimulates the G-spot, and it can be controlled across the world via the WeVibe’s smartphone app, We-Connect, which lets partners customize vibrations through touch, as well as have private text or video chats within the app while they play.
4Club Vibe 3.OH
Shop it! $117.79, amazon.com.
This vibe is tiny, but don’t let that fool you—it packs some serious punch. It gets tucked into panties (and actually comes with a free pair) and comes with a remote that works up to 20 feet away, which is great if you’re looking to keep some distance for discretion or just for fun. But that’s not all; it also has an added interactive element, where the built-in microphone will pick up on the vibration of the partner’s voice (or music you’re listening to as you play) and set its own vibration to match that particular rhythm. There are also pre-set vibrations, available for anyone who is not feeling the music. But if the sound of your partner’s “bedroom voice” really gets you going, this is the right toy for you.
5Lelo Lyla 2
Shop it! $159.00, amazon.com.
The Lelo Lyla is another remote-control bullet vibrator but it has a bit more range—just over 100 feet. It also has six pre-set patterns with serious motion range and great signal strength, which, honestly, can be a problem sometimes with remote control vibrators. What’s cool is that this one has SenseMotion, which means your partner controls the intensity of the vibrator by moving the remote. It’s like being a conductor of an orchestra. This one can be worn externally or internally, so it all depends on which variant of vibrating panties work best for you.