I first laid eyes on the Sola Sync at the 2017 Brooklyn Sex Expo. They were doing a giveaway of new Sola toys, and I eagerly hoped my name would be called for any of them but the Sola Sync. I don’t know why the Sync and I got off to such a rocky start, but I was repelled at first sight and wouldn’t even consider using the Sola Sync until over a year later, when I learned the error of my ways.
Don’t judge a book by its cover, they say. I know, I know. I did the thing you’re not supposed to do (especially as a reviewer). I made a snap judgement. Can you blame me entirely, though? As someone very married to my Doxy at that point, the whimsical shape of the Sola Sync didn’t impress me.
However, I didn’t even consider the benefits of its outlying appearance. The long, curved handle allows users with disabilities to use the Sync more effectively than a standard wand vibrator and allows for a much more comfortable reach for plus-size users.
In addition, the angled head was such a delightful change to the standard straight models I’m used to. The angle gives users much more control during both penetrative sex and masturbation. I was especially surprised at how effective it was for my style of masturbation, which almost always involves riding a wand. The angle made positioning so much easier than a typical style wand.
The Sola Sync is the first wand I’ve ever seen with a wireless remote to go along with it. While I personally have little use for a wand remote, others who enjoy varying intensities or different patterns may find it more convenient than using the controls on the actual wand during use. Personally, the only use I’ll get from the remote feature is if my partner were to use it in a tease and denial scene. It works up to 40 feet away, so there are definitely some fun ways I could implicate such a feature. It’s a neat little feature that you won’t find with other wands.
In addition to coming with a wireless remote, the remote and wand itself are both completely rechargeable and don’t require any batteries. The included wireless charger works on both items and comes with an AC adapter.
A full charge of the Sola Sync lasts about an hour and twenty minutes but I’ve found that I use it so often that I’m having to recharge it more than other wands in my toy box. That’s not something I can fault the toy for, but the intense frustration of having it die on me while at my partner’s house is heartbreaking. I wish more toys came with a warning sign that they’re about to die. Maybe in the future I can obtain a wand that will play a full minute of The Final Countdown while I scramble to orgasm before it gives out. Until then, I just have to remember my charger when I bring this toy on overnights.
Not only is the Sola Sync rechargeable, it’s also waterproof. Very few wands are able to be used in the shower or tub and while I’m not usually one for doing so, I gave it a shot with this one. It was an enjoyable experience, to say the least. Maybe not something I’d do regularly, but for those of you who like using toys in the bath or shower, it’s definitely a perk.
Note: While the wand is completely waterproof, the remote control is not, so stick to using the controls on the wand itself when in water.
The Sola Sync has ten vibrating functions, including several patterns and four intensities. Of course, being the lover of high, stable intensities that I am, I never use any of the patterns. I do, however, appreciate that if I accidentally pass the highest steady setting and onto a pattern, I can use the (-) button to go back to the one I want without having to cycle through them all.
The Sola Sync has a great deal of power for a rechargeable wand–dare I say even more than the Rechargeable Magic Wand? I couldn’t find data on the exact RPM of this toy but I found myself reaching orgasm more quickly and more consistently with the Sola Sync than my Rechargeable Magic Wand, although that may also be due to its ingenious design rather than power alone.
Care & Cleaning
Because the Sola Sync is made of pure silicone, it’s easy to keep clean. The wand is fully encased in silicone and waterproof, so cleaning is a breeze. I personally clean mine with soap and water between uses because it’s not a toy I share with partners. However, if you’d like to safely share this toy with a partner, just soak it in a 10% bleach solution between uses.
Since it is made of silicone, be aware that you can use this toy with water-based lubricants but should avoid silicone-based lubes.
The Sola Sync also comes with a lint-free antibacterial pouch for easy storage, which is always something I like seeing with toys just to keep things clean and organized. You can pop the cord and AC adapter in there and have everything ready to go whether you’re keeping it in your bedside table or a suitcase while traveling.
I was really shocked by how quickly I fell in love with the Sola Sync. After initially not liking the look of the product, I completely changed how I felt about it based on that first impression. This wand is so much more accessible for a host of different people’s needs that it’s silly to judge it based on it’s unusual appearance when, in fact, it’s very useful. I was surprised by its power and how attached I got to it. I’m happy to say that I’ve completely changed my tune about the Sola Sync since my first impression. I truly love this innovative rechargeable wand.