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I permanently disabled the remote's vibration
on July 25, 2013
I bought this as a gift for my girlfriend to spice things up on trips, parties, dinners, dates, etc...
The vibe itself seems great - almost as powerful as her pocket rocket - and fairly quiet.
The big problem was the remote - it vibrates to mimic the egg exactly. It's extremely noisy which makes it impossible to take out in public. There is a method to disable the remote's vibrations but you first have to scroll through the loud vibrations before getting to the chance to silence it. That's something that, if you're looking for discretion, defeats the primary purpose. I want to be able to flick one switch and have the egg turn on (turn her on). I do not want to flick a switch, hear a loud rattle in the remote, press two more buttons, then hold for 5 seconds to silence the remote, THEN turn her on.
So, I took matters into my own hands. I cracked open the remote and cut the wires leading from the circuit board to the vibrating mechanism - no more remote vibrations and, likely, a longer battery life. Upon starting, I had no idea what I was doing and was really worried that at any moment I'd break through a piece of plastic and crush something I didn't want to. Luckily that didn't happen and I learned that with a few basic tools you can cut into the remote and disable the vibrating mechanism without causing structural (or visual) damage at all.
Tools suggested: a Dremel and a tiny wire cutter. If you want to learn more, reply and I'll fill in the details.
If you're 1/2 handy and willing to take the risk of cutting up some plastic to snip two wires, you're going to have a great experience with this toy. If you're not, I would either suggest purchasing this toy only for home use or waiting for Lelo to come out with an upgraded version.