I would like to share with you how excited I am to about the Be-One from Fun Factory. Why am I excited? Very simply, because I adore both a build-your-own-adventure and gender neutral design. It even comes with a hard case, complete with an opening to accommodate the charging cord, to keep it safe when not in use.
Contrary to what the small size suggests, Be-One has not one, but two rechargeable motors nestled in its sleek silicone body. Sure it’s shorter than a human finger, but they made it work. The Be-One is also fully submersible and 100% bio-compatible, as one would expect from any Fun Factory toy. The charge time isn’t the best, one hour charge for one hour of play, but it has a standby shelf life of up to six months. The motors offer four set speeds with varied amounts of vibration harmony in addition to the considerable base thump. Be-One also has a fifth setting called Flirt. This random fluctuation of speeds is essentially mechanical foreplay.
Another subject of fascination to me is the shape. The “handle” is lightly textured ABS, wed firmly onto a thin finger of firm silicon roughly doubling the length. The handle is a cunningly simple design. You can hold it between your fingers (pointed up or down, situation depending), grip it like a pen (for pin-point control), or cup it in your palm. I am sure people will come up with other grips as well, but those three were the most intuitive to me. Use directly on erogenous zones or transfer the vibrations through your actual fingers. The overall shape, a blunted silicone talon, resembles no body parts and is just unique enough to not be immediately associated with any specific use, or cause intimidation in the more reserved. One is naturally encouraged to explore.