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Review: Tantus Rumble Vibrator

I’ve been sitting on the Tantus Rumble since late spring 2016. As with most of my reviews over the past year and half, things have been slow. You may notice a difference in tone and style here as compared to my previous reviews. In this one, I interweave some of my experience with the pros and cons of the vibrator. Let’s get right into it.

When the first early whispers of the Rumble started happening, it was a BIG DEAL. Tantus is a phenomenal company. I’ve sung their praises in many of my reviews. They’ve been on the forefront of body-safe toys in this unregulated industry long before it was seen as cool, or even good business. Tantus has gorgeous silicone blends both in terms of arrays of colors and types (dual density vs glossy, for example). Some of their amazing dildos are hollowed out and have the capacity for bullet vibrators. The bullet vibes are…lackluster at best. I think people forgave that for the most part because their dildos and butt plugs are seriously awesome investments. We can always look to other companies for a bullet or lipstick vibe to slip into the dils if we need. And for those people who like to incorporate a wand vibe anyway the less-than-thrilling bullets weren’t much on the radar.

Enter the Rumble, Tantus’ Wand Vibrator.

Tl;dr, if you’re looking to replace your Magic Wand or MWRC in the power department, Rumble probably will not fit that bill. However, if you’re looking for a wand vibrator that is lightweight and easier to grip this may be a good option for you. I break it down in more depth below. Obviously, your milage may vary. The elements that are not my faves, might be things you’d love in a wand vibrator.

Cons

There are several downsides for me about the Rumble and many of them are related to the comparison between it and the Rechargeable Magic Wand. First, is the Rumble’s head width. Rumble is 0.15″ wider than the MWRC which sounds minuscule, but it is noticeable and makes a difference for me. I did tinker around with holding the Rumble off to the side, so that the head is “vertical.” This works fine, but then the button placement isn’t as seamless.

Next, I have to admit the Rumble isn’t as effective for me if I’m trying to use it over clothes. I have to nestle it between my labia as directly as possible. I understand that with the silicone head cover it’s fairly simple to just use it directly and wash it, but those are extra steps. And a lot of the time, I just need to get off and try to get to sleep. It’s just not as strong in that sense.

The third downside, which I noticed because I’ve been using Rumble more while working on this review, is that the vibrations really are transferred through the handle. That gets annoying after a while and sometimes gets to the point that it seems like I feel the vibration more in my hand than in my vulva.

Pros

Rumble is lightweight (this is actually a pro and a con). While my arm gets tired after a while of holding a heavy wand vibe, I also need the weight or sturdiness from a toy so I can put a lot of pressure against my bits.

It’s got a decent range of settings, with three steady and 4 patterns, this is not to overwhelming. (Originally during the crowdfunding campaign Rumble was projected to have 14 settings. I’m glad they cut that down by half.) Cycling through the settings is straightforward. You can advance with either the + or buttons. It does not “save” where you left off, always reverting back to the lowest steady setting when you turn it on again.

One of my favorite elements of Rumble are the buttons. The buttons are large, easy to use and see. They light up when the Rumble is powered on. In the dark, it’s actually quite bright. The power (on/off) button is a nice, safe distance away from the + / buttons so the likelihood that you will accidentally shut the vibe off while searching for another setting is greatly reduced, if not eliminated entirely.

Tantus Rumble Wand Vibrator

I don’t always need direct clitoral stimulation to get off, but I do need rumbly power at the very least. The Rumble provides the latter in the lower and pattern settings. The higher (number 3) steady setting is more to the buzzy end of the spectrum, which is just irritating, and I don’t use it.

To be clear, Tantus is very upfront that Rumble is not meant to be a powerhouse. It’s meant to be more accessible to a range of people and bodies.

Another thing about the Rumble’s head is that it is super flexible. This is another pro and con. It feels like it can bend further than the MWRC, but when I do this I’m not able to generate a sufficient amount of pressure. And it does make me a bit nervous that I’m being too forceful on it, but it seems like the head can handle it.

Speaking of head, Tantus has a great idea with the removable silicone head. It makes for easier cleaning for sure. Additionally, they have created a few attachment heads. I have not yet tried any of them, but I think this is a brilliant idea. The Dorado looks super interesting, like it might simulate a tongue. The Convertible head is so smart because it’ll fit any of Tantus’ toys that have a slot for a bullet vibe or suction cup!

Non-genitally speaking, I like the feel of the Rumble’s vibrations on my nipples. Which is a fun reminder to get a little creative with where you use your vibrators!

I appreciate that Rumble sports a fairly gender-neutral color combo. It’s a nice shade of chrome blue paired with a grey and doesn’t scream super femme or super masculine. I believe that will appeal to some folks.

Price-wise Rumble sits between the Rechargeable Magic Wand and the Doxy wand on the higher end, $124 and $139 respectively, with Rumble at $129.99.

A not-so-random thing that baffles me about the Rumble? Glad you asked! The complete lack of any Tantus branding on the wand. I keep turning the thing over in my hands to see if I somehow overlooked it, but it’s not me who overlooked it. It’s a small thing, but it gives me a brain itch.

Specs (from the Rumble product page)

Head Width: 2.4″
Head Height: 
1.5″
Full Length: 8.5″
Weight: 6.6oz

Charging, Battery-Life, Packaging, and Cleaning 

Charging is pretty simple. The Rumble comes with a USB cable which plugs into the tip of the handle. This can then be plugged into a little USB plug (like what you get with a smart phone or tablet) or into your computer. The battery lasts about 4.5 hours continuously. (The instruction manual recommends not using it for longer than ~20 minutes at a time.) In my experience it holds a charge for quite a long time between uses. I’ve probably only charged the Rumble a couple of times since I’ve had it.

The Tantus Rumble is packaged in a sturdy Tantus-branded box. Watch the little unboxing video I did. (Keep it for future storage!) It’s not overtly sexual or erotic at all, but it’s also not a mystery of what the item is, as you can see in this photo I posted when I first received it. The box is lined with a thick foam, along with the charging cord and multi-language instruction manual.

Note that the Rumble is not water proof, but it is splash proof. You can wipe down the handle with a damp cloth (or baby wipe). The silicone head can be removed and boiled or sprayed down with a 10% bleach solution, and is also dishwasher safe.

Overall, Tantus did a fantastic job with this wand vibrator. It’s not trying to be the next Hitachi, but it is opening up the field of wand vibes to those who may have not been able to successfully use similar products. I’d be interested to see future designs if they expand on this category of sex toys.

Thank you so much to Tantus for sending me the Rumble to review!

If you would like to purchase a Rumble for yourself, please clear your cookies and visit any of the links above. To browse the rest of Tantus‘ excellent store, please click the banner below. (P.S. Free shipping!)

I received the Tantus Rumble for free in exchange for my honest review.

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