Hot Octopuss Jett Review
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One thing that’s notable about the Hot Octopuss Jett is that it uses ‘Treble & Bass Technology™’ aka uses both high frequency ‘waves’ and low frequencies to deliver rumbly vibrations for a mix of sensations. The left bullet is the high frequency ‘Treble’ bullet and the right bullet is the ‘Bass’ bullet. The plus and minus buttons adjust the frequency of the motors.
Right off the bat, Hot Octopuss this isn’t a ‘Guybrator’. The Hot Octopuss Jett is a toy for those with a penis. It’s 2020, can we stop with the gendered terminology that’s inherently exclusive?
If you’d like to see the unboxing of the Hot Octopuss Jett and my first impressions, watch the video below!
Whilst I mentioned this in the unboxing, I will mention here for those that don’t want to watch it that the Hot Octopuss Jett unit arrived faulty with a tear in the silicone that had I not spotted could have caused some pinched skin or hair. However, Hot Octopuss was quick to replace the faulty unit and I’m happy to say that this one arrived in perfect condition.
Basics of the Hot Octopuss Jett
- Cost: £49
- Materials: Silicone & ABS Plastic
- Batteries: 4 x AA
- Waterproof: No
- Type of toy: Twin Bullet Vibrators
- Modes: 2 x 5 speeds, 5 vibration modes
- Battery Life: 1 Hour of Use
- Noise Level: < 45dB
- Weight: 17g
Opinion in Use
As with all toys that require a penis to test, the Hot Octopuss Jett was tested on my partner. His words:
Way too much, really uncomfortable and didn’t like it.
As succinct as ever!
During testing, we did become frustrated as using the Hot Octopuss Jett without lube resulted in pain, but using it with lube resulted in discomfort and the toy sliding off as if using it on the tip of the penis it’s very top-heavy and ‘capsizes’ – I will say it’s definitely not to do with the size of the penis in question. Even the lowest setting was too much stimulation to the point that it bordered on pain for my partner and we found that no matter where we tried it (frenulum, various points along the shaft, bullets facing up and bullets down, and we even tried on top of the foreskin), it just didn’t work for him. The edges were almost too sharp and could do with being blunter since they’re around sensitive skin.
The idea is great, and I have used similar products in the past which have worked, but something isn’t quite working for us with the Hot Octopus Jett – maybe it’s the style, 2 bullets instead of one or the type of silicone. Something I know I’ve talked about in the past with the Atom. I will say that compared to some of the toys on the market today, seeing a toy with wires kind of threw me since ‘wireless’ is all the rage.
Accessibility Breakdown of the Hot Octopuss Jett
I think, like with many Hot Octopuss toys, the intention for accessibility is there, but it misses the mark of what it could achieve with more tinkering. As with all sex toys what I might find a negative might be someone else’s positive, this is just one opinion.
One of the main problems I’ve run into with the Hot Octopuss Jett is that pushing the two bullet vibrators through the silicone does take two hands (I’ve rather painful hands) and you do need to put a bit of effort into it. On my really bad days, I’ve needed my partner to do it or we’ve picked a different toy if he’s otherwise … tied up with something. Similarly, there’s a tightness in the prongs that connect the wires to the main body, same when removing them. The wires also weren’t the easiest to manoeuvre and there’s only so much slack that they allow and depending on which way you put the bullets the wires could potentially get in the way.
Accessibility Positives of the Hot Octopuss Jett
- Remote Control Body: Good grip on the controller due to the shape of the unit. The dips in the plastic are useful to tell left from right without looking and love that there’s a curve around the sides so it sits in the hand easily.
- Silicon Component: Really easy to clean this part of the toy and is completely body-safe.
- Battery Cover: Slips off very easily with a finger pushing the cover down and doesn’t require any fiddly handling, also known as ‘pulling plastic bit down with a nail’.
- Powerful: Whilst it might not be for my partner if you’re looking for a toy under £50 for a penis with a LOT of power this could be a toy for you. The fact you can change the power of each individual bullet with 5 settings is a big bonus.
- Flacid and Erect: The Hot Octopuss Jett can be used both from flaccid and erect, a staple of the Hot Octopuss line of toys.]
- Hands-Free: If you can get it to sit in a comfy position, the Hot Octopuss Jett is hands-free which is perfect as your hands don’t have to be close to vibrations, not does it require as much energy to masturbate as it would with a stroker or via hands.
Accessibility Negatives of the Hot Octopuss Jett
- Buttons: For how big the buttons are, the fact that the Hot Octopuss Jett has a tiny on/off button feels like your finger could slip over it accidentally, especially if your fingers are lubed up, during use. The same goes for the plus/minus buttons. The shiny surface makes it even easier for fingers to slip over the buttons.
- Silicone Component: I find the sides of the silicone is almost too thin to provide grip for the penis and to fit the penis in it (depending on penis size) it needs quite the stretch and like the Atom the silicone takes work to stretch.
- Cleanup: Whilst the silicone holder is waterproof and can be run under the tap, the two bullets are not and must be treated with care when cleaning. The bullets must be removed from the silicone, cleaned with a damp cloth and dried before putting the toy away. The fact the unit isn’t waterproof makes watching out for lube even more important as it would be quite difficult to clean the body fully when getting it too damp could mean that water seeps inside.
- Bullet Vibrators: To push the plastic bullet vibrators into the silicone requires a bit of force since there’s friction between the two materials. It’s not the easiest thing to do if you have painful or weak wrists.
- Weight: The 4 AA batteries make the main controller a bit weighty, especially compared to other Hot Octopuss toys. It might have been a lot easier and lighter if the main controller was USB rechargeable.
- Volume: When the vibrator is on quiet it’s really quite noticeable that’s is a vibrator, and on high you could probably hear it through a closed door.
Make it Accessible
The Hot Octopuss Jett could have done with being wireless and USB rechargeable, honestly, this would remove a lot of the negatives, especially since nowadays most people expect vibrators over a certain amount – this one is £50, to be USB rechargeable so they’re not shelling out for batteries on top of a vibrator.
Though, a silicone main body with a bigger on/off button (plus and minus buttons too), either a softer but sturdy silicone (thinking Godemiche butt plugs) for the penis or a design similar to their Pulse where there’s just a semicircle of covering would be a massive improvement. It could also have done with smaller bullet vibrators and lighter ones though it would mean a trade-off of some of the power – not necessarily a bad thing. It would have also been nice to see at least 1 or 2 patterns to break up that power.
Honestly, I was apprehensive to test out the Hot Octopuss Jett due to my history with previous Hot Octopuss toys – not the Pocket Pulse. Each time I’ve been looking forward to testing the toy and each time my expectations haven’t been met, at all. I don’t know what it is about Hot Octopuss products, but I seemingly just don’t get on with them. I really want to like them, as I’ve said that in previous reviews. I love what they’re doing and how they’re trying to be inclusive, however, I’ve just found that their products fall short of what they claim to do and for a company that talks about sex and disability their designs don’t seem that accessible.
Since Hot Octopuss talks about sex and disability often and has been one of the few companies to go out of their way to produce a toy ‘for disabled people‘ (the Pocket Pulse uses technology that can help with erection attainment even with spinal cord injuries, though haven’t tested this personally) I feel I critique their toys more than I would any other brand. However, I’m not the most lenient reviewer around. My needs for a toy are vastly different to an able-bodied person and that’s what I’m trying to show through these reviews. When I write a critical review it doesn’t mean the toy is bad – lots of people love toys I hate, but it means that the toy doesn’t work for me and my disabilities. That’s going to be the case with a lot of toys because by and large toys aren’t made with disabled people in mind so we have to figure out from standard reviews from able-bodied people if a toy could possibly be a good fit without wasting money trying it out. That’s the aim of these reviews.
I was given the Hot Octopuss Jett to review by Hot Octopuss in exchange for an honest, and unbiased review.