Ahh, Fun Factory - one of the forerunners in my list of favorite toy manufacturers. The colors, the shapes, the vibrations, and velvety silicone all combine to make some of the most interesting and versatile products available in the great big world of sex toys. The latest addition to my collection is the Click 'n' Charge Angelo (not to be confused with the older, battery operated model Angelo), and it definitely lives up to my expectations.
Angelo's vibrations, much like the rest of Fun Factory's toys, are absolutely delicious. They're nice and deep, rumbly and strong, all wrapped up in a portable little package. The vibrations are stronger than any of the paired AA or AAA bullets I have, and though they aren't quite as strong as the larger Fun Factory toys (the Smartvibes), they do over power the other rechargeable toys I've tried like the Lelo Liv. They're controlled by the simple plus and minus buttons, with 9 levels of strength in all (though the first is so gently and low that I can barely feel it). After reaching the highest level, holding the plus button switches to the three vibration patterns. They're a pretty standard pulse, speedy pulse, and wave pattern. The silicone is matte, velvety, and generously layered over the mechanical parts giving the whole toy a plush and squeezable feel.
My favorite use for Angelo is as a clitoral stimulator. It excels at that because the shape and texture on the toy give me a couple options to choose from: the most obvious being the tip for pin point stimulation, the indented curve right above the tip works to cup my clit, and using the back side of the head gives me the option for more diffuse vibrations and a really smooth surface. Essentially, no matter what mood my clit is in I can find a position on Angelo that makes me happy. Since the tip is solid silicone (whereas in the body there are firm mechanical part covered by squishy silicone) there's a little bit of give and flex, but still enough firmness that I can use lots of pressure without bending the end sideways.
As a G-spotter, I find myself torn about Angelo. On one had, the curved tip is easy to get to just the right spot, and the vibrations are excellent. The relative flexibility of the tip in comparison to the body isn't even an issue - it stands up to the pressure and speed I need for g-spotting. The so called "feathers" of texture on the sides of Angelo are enjoyable without being overwhelming and painful (which is saying something, considering how quickly texture can do me in), and add just enough extra stimulation to make the shaft feel a little girthier than it really is. Unfortunately, the way I feel most comfortable holding the toy while thrusting leaves me with my thumb right on top of the minus button. Nothing is more frustrating than accidentally turning down the vibration in the middle of play, and I find myself unconsciously shifting back to the "bad" hand position if I try and hold the end in a different spot.
The Click 'n' Charge system is a really handy feature, and I prefer it to other rechargeable vibes with an open port. It's nice to not have another little cranny to worry about getting dirty, not to mention the lack of a port makes the Angelo completely water proof. The charge cord snaps into place in one position (and it's not hard to find, the magnets go where they need to be), and glows red while charging. It can be a little finicky, simply because the toy is rather curvy and prone to rolling, while the charger wants to be kept almost perfectly level to stay connected. Propping the vibe up against a solid surface (I usually lean it against my alarm clock) keeps it from accidentally coming undone.
Astute readers might recall that I also have Fun Factory's Spring vibe. Though these two are quite similar in style, I do find myself reaching for Angelo more than the Spring. I like Angelo's slightly larger size, the more pin point tip for clitoral stimulation, and the curve and extra bit of girth make it much more enjoyable internally.
Also, it's orange. That gives Angelo about 500 extra points in the visual appeal department, because, I mean. Fluorescent. Orange. Vibrator. It's beautiful, bright, and fun. What more can I say? (Aside from I love having options that are so very not pink!)