Month: February 2021

The Handy masturbator – Post review followup


At the beginning of February I posted my first ever review on my own blog of The Handy masturbator, see here if you’ve not read it.
I called it a good toy but that it felt like a work progress device that I hoped would be improved as time goes on, and maybe even a version 2 or 3 would be where Handy gets really good.

It’s been several weeks since I posted that review and post review I have continued to use the toy in doing so I thought I’d make a followup post on what I’ve observed over this time.

This isn’t a review as such but I will add my thoughts at the end of this post

The good, bad and ugly

I’ve made a number of observations of Handy and will share it here, be it the good, bad and ugly if there even is any of the latter two.

In my post review use of Handy I found that in addition to some reddit pages, there was also a couple of discord servers for Handy which have become pretty good places to be. Not only was there general chat about handy, but there was places to get support, talk about customizing the device, testing of new firmware and even a discord server related to remote control of Handy.

Not only are other users sharing their experience with each other i.e. the different sleeves they use with the toy, but the Handy devs are able to provide new firmware for testing and get feedback meaning they are supporting the toy and improving it while also adding new features. The more techy or just curious folk out there with a Handy can try out these new firmwares before they are sent live and assist the dev in working on things. The new firmware and API allow for not only improvments to the Handy but also allow for 3rd parties to integrate Handy into their platform and for the smarter users to work on their own stuff to make Handy work in ways the Handy devs might not be working on

I talked in my review about syncing the Handy to porn video and i’m pleased to say this is getting better everyday or at least quite often. Firstly the team at Handy are adding new videos to their website which is great to see, but also there is a community called EroScriprts where people are creating their own script files that sync to porn, a number of which work well with Handy.
The fact that not only are there an every expanding official sync’d videos from the team at Handy but also user made content means that you have a lot of content to enjoy presently and it seems like this will only grow in the future.

One features of the Handy is remote control and one of the Handy Discord servers is dedicated to this feature allowing users to seek someone to control their device. This control can be from any old Joe Bloggs for free but also paid from pros.
I like the idea of having some stranger control my device to get me off, and in these Covid times it’s important to stay safe which means you can have the pleasure of having somneone give you pleasure without actually being there.
For myself, I’ve tried this remote control twice and had fun knoowing I wasn’t in control, but I don’t think I’d seek out someone all that often in the future untill I am maybe a bit more comfortable with it.

Following on from the above the team at Handy created what is called multicontrol whereby as the name suggest multiple Handy devices can be controlled at once. In testing this feature they had several multicontrol events.
These multicontrol events had uses connect their handy up whereby a porn model was streaming their webcam as they controlled said users handy all at once while also hcatting via discord.
I particpated in one of these events with some model called Clara Dee who I have to admit I’m wasn’t familar with goinmg into it but from her video stream and all I found her to be very nice while also knowing how to maske users not last till the end in a cruel but fun JOI style game.

During the multicontrol event I participated in I found it took a few webpage refreshes to get things working all good in terms of viodeo streaming but for me when the action started it was fine.
Unfortunately I noticed a good number of users having issues, some of these may have been internet issues on their end especially in regards to the streaming video, but there was a number of issues relating to Handy devices whether it was overheating, not matching the speed set by Clara or just not connecting properly.
I can’t comment on what exactly might have been wrong here, but this a good way to test the multicontrol features and Handy devices so that things can be improved.

On my end the multicontrol worked just fine and it was great to know that not only was my device being controlled but at one point 88 devcices in total were all being controled by one person in Clara Dee and added to that her streaming video where she could verbally interact while seeing us on chat was a lot of fun.
One thing I did notice was my Handy was very warm after use but considering it’s mains powered and how it works along with the length it was going for then it’s understandable.

Final Thoughts

So, several weeks post review and I’m happy to see what is going on with the Handy and what the devs are working on.

The fact there’s a commuinity out there that both devs and users are posting in makes owning a Handy a much better experienced especially for those that want to get help, provide feedback or just rave about a sleeve they like to use with the device plus hte community around scripts being made means there is alwas new videos to sync with your handy and there will eventually be a big library of content to choose from.
Also being able to see what the Handy devs are doing makes it good to know that any issues are being fixed, looked at or that there are new features being worked on and events happening.

It’s looking promising going forward, and while my device has worked well it is frustrating to see others have iussues so I hope they can be sorted out whether it’s the users themselves sorting thinsg out on their end or the devs helping where possible.

Most of what I covered here doesn’t change the pleasure I get from the Handy but it does add to the overall experience ands makes using it that little nicer and means than in future I will continue to use my Handy rather than it sitting in my toy-box had it been shipped as is and not continually worked on.

The beginnings of smart toy exploration.

As someone who is into tech I’m no stranger to smart tech via the likes of Amazon Alexa or Google Home, the latter of which I use combined with smart bulbs, smart plugs and even a smart TV with Google/Android TV.

When it comes to smart sex-toys or teledildonics as I found them called, i’m a little bit familiar with some things, but as a whole it’s mostly all new to me.
The familiar toys for me are those I’ve seen when I frequented a cam site, the ones that react to tips and such like.

My exploration into teledildonics has only recently started when I won a toy called The Handy in a twitter competition and promptly reviewed said toy on my blog here.
The Handy not only can be used like a regular powered toy using the buttons on the device, a mode called offline which it comes in by default but it can then be connected to Wi-Fi and the capabilities expanded even further.

I tested the toy out for review in offline mode as well as connected to my WiFi to sync to porn but didn’t play around with remote control as I didn’t have any way to test it or so I thought.
After my review I found a couple of Discord servers for The Handy that I joined, one for general device related content i.e. new firmware, tech-support and the likes with a 2nd server being setup for the remote control aspect of The Handy allowing people to find someone who can control their toy for them.

It took me a little bit to get comfortable/confident but eventually I reached out for someone who might want to control my Handy and after a short chat away and exchanging key to control the toy away they went. It was my first experience of some random stranger on the internet controlling a toy of mine from wherever in the world they happened to be whilst viewing my webcam.
They had control of Speed and length of the toy, and via webcam could see what was happening as they altered things until I orgasmed and that was that.

As mentioned above I also used the toy synced to porn both for review and post review.
The interesting thing about this was learning some new things and how it worked at a basic level. Firstly there are files called funscripts which can be created by anyone and these funscripts are what is used to tell the toy what to do based on what the creator has set which is usually a rough pattern following a particular porn scene although for some experienced people they can create scripts that better follow along with the porn scene.

These funscripts when loaded along the correct porn video make the experience of watching porn much more involved and with a Handy you can feel like you are there.
Not only that, but it can make for a almost handsfree experience, save for holding the toy in your hand unless you’re one of a few people who i’ve seen make a mount for the toy.

As my journey with The Handy continues I’ve seen BETA firmware get released and many different way in which people can interact with toy i.e 3rd party apps opening up many possibilities which can then be shared with the community .
I may be techy but things like programming and understanding how to work on the hardware and software of Handy is way beyond my knowledge so I’ll definitely leave that to the more experienced out there and just look forward to trying out anything new that comes out in the future.

As for other smart toys, well I’m keen to try out more and see what they are likes but for the time being at least I’m going to enjoy playing about with my Handy when in the mood and having lots of pleasure from it.