I thought I was done being impressed by Aneros but apparently not. They’re the makers of the famous Aneros Helix prostate toy and they’ve just redeveloped that amazing prostate toy to feature a vibration motor. Obviously, I’m a fan of this company but I do have some cons as well as pros. For my full review of the Aneros Helix Syn Vibration, read on!
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First Impressions of the Aneros Helix Syn Vibration
Score: 9 / 10
Reviewer: Adam RougeSkip to full score summary
Holy shit, I was so excited to be receiving the Aneros Helix Syn Vibration. I never actually tried the manual version of the Aneros Helix Syn before but I have previously tested the Progasm Ice and Eupho, both of which impressed me. I knew that the original Aneros Helix was meant to be an award winning, famous toy capable of pleasuring my prostate… I just never got around to testing one until now – and this version vibrates. Hallelujah!
The packaging etc is (like the other toys) really nice. It gives me a sense of owning a luxury toy and I think it’d make giving the toy as a gift even more impressive. Like the others I received, the toy comes in a small red box, which is useful for continued storage and cuts down on the waste usually involved with sex toy packaging. With the Aneros Helix Syn Vibration, you’ll likely just be throwing away the outer cardboard box it comes in and then keeping the nice red box for storage. To be nitpicky though… I’d still prefer a storage pouch rather than a big box, which is more difficult for me to find room for.
Battery life, features and vibration modes
The Aneros Helix Syn Vibration has 8 vibration modes, all of which are controlled by one button on the base tag of the toy. It’s also a waterproof toy and Aneros says in the product info that it can remain underwater for up to 30 minutes without being damaged.
The battery life is 140 minutes and it’s about the same to charge it up. The toy comes with an easy-to-use magnetic charging cable.
The Aneros Helix Syn V doesn’t have a remote control, which is a bit of a shame. Not a big deal but I think it’d be worth adding in a future version.
Great size for beginners
Moving on, let’s talk about the dimensions of the Aneros Helix Syn V. It’s a toy totally suitable to beginners because it’s only 1 inch at the widest point of the toy. The length of the Helix Syn’s insertable portion is only 3.6 inches too, which is again very manageable for a total beginner.
But is the size good for advanced folks?
I’ll admit, I was actually a bit worried that perhaps the Aneros Helix Syn wouldn’t be filling enough for me because I’ve got prostate toys that go all the way up to 2 inches in diameter. One of the reasons I never sought out the Helix Syn was because I assumed it would be too “beginner”.
It turns out that I shouldn’t have worried because after starting to use the Helix Syn, I realised that its shape and form are so well designed that it doesn’t actually matter that it’s not very imposing in size. Despite its small diameter and size, the Aneros Helix Syn Vibration puts pressure on the prostate in exactly the right way – even for someone with as many prostate toys as me.
If you’re someone who just focuses on size, then clearly the Aneros Helix Syn is small and that may not be your bag. For people who are just interested in prostate stimulation though, it’s a great choice. Let’s move on to find out why.
Experience with the Aneros Helix Syn Vibration
Being such a small toy, the Aneros Helix Syn is very easy to insert with some water-based lube. I have to say, I prefer Aneros’ ABS plastic versions of their toys more than the silicone covered versions. The ABS plastic versions of their toys slide in more easily than silicone, which is a bit draggy. I digress though, the toy is easy to insert.
It took me a little while to figure out how to switch the vibration of the toy on. I was clicking the button for awhile but it wasn’t switching on. It was charged, so I knew it wasn’t that and I had read the instructions that came with it. After some time of clicking in different ways, I finally turned the toy on and began cycling through the vibration modes.
I later reread the instructions and learned that to power on the toy, you have to double click the button. It’s the same to turn it off again. I guess I can’t really call this a criticism of the toy. After I realised how it switches on/off, I found it easy to use. The double click activation is to avoid it going off in suitcases etc.
The vibration of the Helix Syn
When I tried the vibration of the Helix Syn in my hand before I tested it, I thought… ok this vibrator seems nice but wow the initial vibration modes are very subtle. The power of the vibration motor in the toy isn’t extreme. HOWEVER… in practice, this is genius. Here’s why…
When I first turn the Helix Syn Vibration on inside me, the vibrations are very subtle. There’s no huge jolt of sensation which actually, I really appreciate. Some toys, such as the Nexus Revo Slim have initial vibration modes that are far too aggressive and kind of shock me when they first come on. Aneros has made the intelligent decision of making their initial vibration modes as subtle as possible.
Not only are the initial vibration modes subtle, they are rumbly too. The other thing that really proves to me that this is a company that understands prostate massage is that they know the vibration element of toys are almost the least important bit. Aneros knows that muscle contraction, toy shape and form are far more important to good prostate massage. I believe it’s for that reason that the Aneros Helix Syn Vibration has such subtle initial modes. I think Aneros wants to encourage their users to still use their muscles to try achieving prostate orgasm. Like I said, it’s a stroke of genius to do that. It’s the exact opposite of what most manufacturers do with their prostate vibrators.
The vibrator still gets strong though…
If all my talk of those initial vibration modes being subtle makes you worry that the toy won’t deliver, you needn’t stress. The later vibration modes of the toy (especially vibration mode 5) get quite strong. The toy itself is quite small so the vibration motor in it can’t be huge. Therefore the stronger vibration modes aren’t the rumbliest I’ve gotten. However I can’t say that the stronger vibration modes are buzzy, which is a good thing. The vibration coming from the higher intensity mode 5 of the Aneros Helix Syn Vibration is actually very pleasurable and it’s what I use when I’m nearing climax.
The vibration modes are a bit all over the place though
I’m really nitpicking here but I’d have preferred it if there was a little more logic to the order of the patterns of Aneros’ Helix Syn Vibration. The first few modes are very subtle, then mode 5 is the strongest, then modes 6 – 8 are more subtle than mode 5. It’s a bit all over the place and it makes it difficult for me to remember where my favourite modes are.
Another thing I’d have preferred is a few more vibration modes. The ones that are there are very well designed, there’s no denying that. Seven are variable rhythms and there is one constant mode. What I’d have liked is a few more modes or at least another button to change the intensity.
Part of the beauty of this toy is its simplicity though, so I understand why they’ve made this a one button vibration toy with 8 modes. Still… if they ever make additional versions, putting a few more modes or an intensity button could be nice.
And let’s get back to the form and shape of the Aneros Helix Syn…
As I indicated in my introduction, the form and shape of the Aneros Helix Syn is great for beginners but also advanced users like me. I don’t want to sound like I’m kissing their asses but really… they’ve done an amazing job with the shape of this toy and it’s only now that I’m trying the Helix Syn that I can see why such a big fuss is made about it.
Even though I have the vibrating version of the Aneros Helix Syn I decided to also test it without the vibrator switched on. It’s still good even without it. Without the vibration this toy is pretty much as good as the Aneros Progasm Ice that I’ve been recommending so much online.
If you’re new to prostate toys then perhaps it will be difficult for you to understand why I’d make such a big fuss over this toy and not a different shaped toy. The thing is, it’s difficult to find a truly great prostate toy. Many manufacturers completely misunderstand what is needed for prostate stimulation and so they make straight shafts, increase the size, put random bumps on the toys, add more and more power. Many don’t seem to understand what is needed. It’s not that all of that stuff doesn’t work for some people and it isn’t that those toys don’t offer some pleasure… it’s just a lot of them aren’t effective for proper prostate massage.
Think of it like this… if you own a penis then perhaps I can give you a vibrating wand and you’ll have a good time with it. However if I give you a vibrating toy properly designed and shaped for the penis head, you’re going to have a much better time and be more impressed. A toy properly shaped for your anatomy is always going to win over a toy that simply delivers power and size.
The shape of the Aneros Helix Syn may look unassuming and unimportant but it’s exactly the right shape for the intended anatomy. I realise that when someone starts out in prostate massage, the anatomy of that area is unfamiliar and it takes some time to figure out what will work best. The shape of that area is invisible to us because it’s internal. There are diagrams around but only experience really shows us where the prostate is. While it may take a beginner some time to figure out the techniques of prostate massage, they don’t really need to search too much for the right shape toy anymore… because the Aneros Helix Syn is a model toy for the ‘ideal shape’.
The size of this prostate toy in comparison to others…
I often say online that the Loki Wave, Edge 2 and Njoy Pure Wand are my favourite prostate toys. What all of these toys have in common though is that their size often needs some form of preparation or slow start. The Edge is quite thick, the Loki Wave even thicker. The Njoy is large and heavy, even if one end is smaller in diameter. They’re great toys and are among my favourites… I don’t use them every day though. It would take too much preparation and time.
The Helix Syn is an ideal size even for Aneros toys. I prefer the size of the Progasm (pictured right below) just because I’m used to bigger toys now. The Helix Syn’s advantage is that it’s a good size for anybody. The Eupho (pictured left) is small but difficult to use for beginners because so much muscle movement and knowledge of your body is needed, The Progasm requires a little bit of experience with smaller sized toys but the Helix sits right in the sweet spot… good for everyone.
The joy of having a good prostate toy the size of the Aneros Helix Syn is that I can use it pretty much whenever I want. Its small size means that I can get going very quickly and enjoy prostate massage without any prep time etc. The Progasm has the same advantage for me. The Helix Syn Vibration has the added benefit of having that extra layer of stimulation that the vibration provides too, which for me makes it join the ranks of my favourite toys.
Don’t get me wrong… it’s amazing to have larger and more powerful toys get me to prostate heaven quicker. It’s just that I personally feel like it’s still worth owning a smaller (but still good) prostate toy. From my experience, it’s the smaller prostate toys that are used more often than the larger ones.
And what about the lack of remote?
If Aneros were to include a remote with a version of this same toy, it would be amazing. Using remotes is really fun and I think it helps users relax more. It’s not a big deal but some people will prefer clicking a remote while relaxing than reaching between their legs to click a button on the toy itself.
Whether or not that’s a criticism depends on what you (the reader) prefers. I don’t personally mind that the Aneros Helix Syn V is simple. I like simple toys… sometimes manufacturers over complicate things. The Aneros Helix Syn V does its job well and that’s all we really need any sex toy to do. If anything can be said about this toy though, in my opinion it’s the lack of remote.
Video demo of the Aneros Helix Syn V Vibration
Here’s an unboxing and short demo of the Aneros Helix Syn V. The vibration motor of this toy is pretty quiet in comparison to others I have. Your neighbours aren’t going to hear this one.
Cleaning the Aneros Helix Syn Vibration
As it’s such a simple toy without crevices etc, the Helix Syn is very easy to clean. This is the vibrating model of course but seeing as it’s waterproof, cleaning is easy. Just some soap and water will suffice, or a sex toy cleaning spray.
In conclusion of my review of the Aneros Helix Syn Vibration
I could simply leave my review of the Aneros Helix Syn V to “love it” but I guess that wouldn’t be very professional. Instead I’ll remind you that I’ve tested a lot of prostate toys on this website, some of them are for advanced users and a few of them have incredibly powerful vibration motors. I’ve tested toys with remotes, app features, rotating heads, pulsating bodies, moving beads, moving arms… damn I’ve got too many toys. Anyway, the Aneros Helix Syn V, despite being great for beginners is totally worth having for advanced users too. I fully recommend the Helix Syn V to anybody… even those that already own the non-vibrating version.
The Aneros Helix Syn Vibration has once again proven to me that Aneros are one of the kings when it comes to prostate massager brands. I hope they keep making vibrating versions of their toys and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do next. The addition of their subtle and intelligent vibration modes in this toy was a refreshment for me. I’m used to toys promising lots of power, features etc… it’s nice when a toy comes along that while simple, does the job well. By going against the tide of other manufactures putting more and more powerful motors into their toys, Aneros proved to me that they actually understand prostate massage.
Thanks to Peepshow Toys for sending me this great toy! I enjoyed reviewing the Aneros Helix Syn V as much as I thought I would. If my readers are interested in buying it, Peepshow Toys is a great place to go get it. They only sell body-safe toys, so shopping with them makes your choices easy.
Aneros Helix Syn V Vibration
Score: 9 / 10
Reviewer: Adam Rouge
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Shape and fit
10 / 10
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Desire to use again
10 / 10
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