Standard sex toys are great in the sense that they get the job done and are tucked away until your need for a sexual release strikes again.
However, standard sex toys are slowly being swept away thanks to a new generation of internet-enabled playthings that fall under the umbrella term of teledildonics.
These toys are primarily designed to enable long-distance partners the sexual pleasure in real-time via data-enabled devices, however, that doesn’t mean that we can’t indulge in them during our solo play, right?
So let’s discuss teledildonics. In fact, let’s discuss the two most popular manufacturers of teledildonics in today’s market.
In this article, we will dive deeper into comparing We Vibe’s Jive to Lovense’s Lush 2 and point out the differences as well as similarities between these two wildly popular pleasure toys.
So, let’s jump right in with a brief description.
What Is Lovense?
If you’ve been following us for a while, you have probably noticed about the “close connection” our website has with Lovense. We have previously tested and reviewed many of their products, therefore, we are always confident to recommend most of these to our readers.
Therefore, let’s explain.
Lovense is a sex toy manufacturer, particularly known for manufacturing “smart” sex toys that can be controlled via Bluetooth or by using their own mobile app.
The company was founded back in 2009 and its core motive was to fix the lack of intimacy couples in long-distance relationships experience when they don’t see their partner as often.
As soon as that happened, the crowd went nuts, and Lovense has since brought out a range of toys from vibrating butt plugs to app-controlled vibrators.
Additionally, Lovense is particularly known for creating sex toys that are go-to for every camgirl and they hold the patent for tip-controlled sex toys.
Cam models often use Lovense sex toys during their live shows because their toys can be set up to vibrate in response to viewer tips.
What Is WeVibe?
We-Vibe is a brand of sex toys manufactured by Standard Innovation, a company founded by a Canadian couple in 2003 and today, it is one of Canada’s largest producers of adult toys.
We-Vibe gained massive popularity back in 2009 after is was recognized as having the best-selling toy at Venus Award in Berlin, Germany, and went on to sell over 4 million toys by 2015.
Additionally, We-Vibe has received over twenty awards since their original launch back in 2008, including the best couples sex toy at the Sexual Health Expo in Los Angeles.
Moreover, We-Vibe is wildly popular due to the fact that they collaborate with world-class engineers and industrial designers as well as sexual wellness experts and doctors such as Sue Johanson, a Canadian sex educator, and Mehmet Oz, a surgeon and host of the talk show The Dr. Oz Show.
They are committed to setting new industry standards for ergonomic design and high-performance adult toys while remaining eco-friendly and always body-safe.
What Is Lush 2?
Back to Lovense and their wildly popular toy – the Lush 2.
Lush 2 is a wearable vibrator that can be used to spice up couple’s playtime, help fix the lack of intimacy in a long-distance relationship, make up for some fun and discreet outdoor activities, as well as enhance your solo session.
Made out of premium silicone that feels silky smooth against your skin, the Lush 2 is composed of two parts:
- a bulbous part that’s meant to be inserted inside the vagina.
- an antenna designed to sit outside of the vagina and reach for Bluetooth connection.
The insertable part of the vibrator is where the powerful motor is situated and it measures at about 1.5 inches of thickness and 3.14 inches of length.
The antenna, on the other hand, is where you can find the control button of the toy and this part measures at about 4.8 inches in length.
Lush 2 is capable of sending powerful and rumbly vibrations once it’s in and ready to play, all while maintaining a relatively low sound level of 45dB when being used at the highest speed. Which means that lower vibrations are even quieter than this.
For clearance and comparison, most vibrating toys have the lowest sound level of 50dB, therefore, Lush 2 definitely beats the rest when it comes to being whisper-quiet.
Additionally, the toy is waterproof and it has quite a long battery life, being able to perform for over 2.5 hours at its highest setting and over 3 hours on its lower settings.
Now, Lush 2 can be used as a stand-alone toy, however, the opportunities on this end are somewhat limited as it only allows you 3 different vibration strengths and 4 different patterns, which you can change by pressing the only button found on the tip of the antenna.
However, once you connect it to the Lovense Remote app, this allows you to experiment with all sorts of different and exciting features.
Here are some of them:
✔️ Sound activated:
Your Lush 2 starts to vibrate with any sound it detects
✔️ Syncs to music:
The same goes for music beats from your favorite iTunes playlist.
✔️ Round-the-world control:
You can share your username with your partner or anyone on the other side of the world and they can still control your toy and send pleasurable waves your way.
✔️ Unlimited vibration pattern:
From mild vibrations to earth-shattering tremors and countless different patterns, it is all up to you.
✔️ Save your patterns:
If a particular pattern got you off easily last time, you can always record it, save it, and repeat it. You can also share it with the community and give the gift of pleasure to someone else.
✔️ Chat feature:
Yup, you can also use the chat feature to communicate with your partner/s while using the app and share audios, photos, and videos while going about your business.
Lastly, Lush 2 by Lovense is USB rechargeable and the charging port can be found on the bulbous side of the toy.
What Is Jive?
Alright, so let’s move on to the second sex toy in this article – We Vibe’s Jive.
Right off the bat, Jive kinda reminds us of the above-mentioned Lush 2 and it turns out that these toys are kinda similar when it comes to the design and settings, so let’s get into it.
The We-Vibe Jive is also a wearable vibrator meant to be inserted vaginally. It consists of an ovally-shaped body that is reasonably sized and it measures at about 1.5 inches wide and 3 inches of total length.
It also consists of an antenna (or tail) that has a metal charging plate for recharging the toy and a raised ovular control button, very similar to the Lush 2.
It is made out of silky-smooth silicone that effortlessly glides against your skin and it’s quite pleasant to hold.
However, the We-Vibe Jive doesn’t seem to bring to the table very strong, deep, or rumbly vibrations as the above-mentioned Lush 2, therefore, if you are someone that prefers lower vibrations, this one might be a better fit for you.
What is interesting though is that the vibrations are whisper-quiet and you can definitely use it discreetly in public or in noisy settings as nobody else will notice or hear it.
Like the above-mentioned Lush 2, you can also use the Jive in two manners: manually or via We-Vibe’s “We Connect” app.
If you are old-school and prefer the standard button use, all you have to do is press Jive’s single button to start cycling through the modes. In this way, you will be able to enjoy the 10 pre-set modes: 4 increasingly strong steady states and 6 different vibration patterns.
However, the We-Connect app is definitely way cooler and equipped with more exciting features.
Some of them include:
✔️ Long-distance play:
The app allows you to have your toy controlled by your partner even if they are not anywhere near you physically.
✔️ Change modes and intensity:
You can also use the app to have access to more customized vibration modes and intensities.
✔️ Create your own patterns:
Same as the Lovense app, you can use the We-Connect app to create your own patterns and save them in order to enjoy them another time.
✔️ Chat feature:
You can also use the app to chat with your partner/s via text, video, and audio, to make the experience more personal.
✔️ Beat mode:
This allows you to connect your favorite music playlist as well as different sounds in order to activate your vibes.
How Does The Lovense Lush 2 Compare To The WeVibe Jive?
Quite easily actually.
Pretty much all the features are there. Both products are waterproof, can be used via an app that as we also saw offers very similar and exciting features, and can also ride solo.
However, while Lush 2 seems to offer less manual vibration options, Jive, on the other hand, offers significantly lower vibration strength.
Also, Lush 2 requires a total of 70 minutes in order to be fully charged and allows you up to 3 hours of continuous play, while Jive requires 90 minutes to be fully charged and it offers up to 2 hours of play.
However, while some users prefer slower and milder vibrations, other users were slightly pissed off at We-Vibe’s Jive as they were expecting stronger vibrations from an insertable vibrator.
One reviewer even went as far as saying that they found the Jive’s buzzy vibrations more of an annoyance than pleasurable, however, others seem to appreciate the fact that it’s a toy also suitable for beginners.
Lush 2 definitely didn’t have this problem, at least taken from the reviews we’ve read, therefore, while the two toys are quite similar and they even retail at the same price ($119), Lush 2 definitely takes the cake in this comparison, simply because there is nothing we didn’t love about it.