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Review: Aneros Vice 2 Prostate Vibrator

Aneros Vice 2 review
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I’ve had my eye on the Aneros Vice 2 for a while. I’ve tried several Aneros prostate toys over the years and the last vibrating I reviewed on this site was the Aneros Helix V. While I enjoyed that toy, I thought I’d probably prefer its big brother vibrator. Has that been the case? Let’s find out in my Aneros Vice 2 review!

Thanks to Peepshow Toys for sending me the Aneros Vice 2 in return for an honest and impartial review. Readers wanting to support me and my writing should use the links in this article. Thanks in advance 🙂

Score: 8 / 10

Reviewer: Adam Rouge

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It’s been awhile since I had my hands on a luxury prostate vibrator. Why? Doesn’t matter. When the Aneros Vice 2 dropped through my letterbox, I immediately pulled it out of the box to test how strong the vibration is.

How strong’s the vibration Adam? Is it a good toy? Tell us.

Be patient dear reader, all will be revea-

No tell us now.

Ok, it’s a strong vibrator. Really decently strong and I like the toy. Now let’s go more into detail.

Features of the Aneros Vice 2

Size

Aneros Vice 2 Size side
Aneros Vice 2 size profile
Aneros Vice 2 size profile
Aneros Vice 2 size side

The Aneros Vice 2 is what I’d describe as a medium sized Prostate vibrator. For example, my favourite non-vibrating Aneros toy is still the Aneros Progasm Ice. Without measuring exactly, the Vice 2 feels about the same size as the Progasm did. It’s good for people with some experience already but 1.3 inch (3.3cm) width of the toy isn’t a big barrier for beginners either, who in my opinion could still use this toy. A total beginner would just maybe need to take it slower and use more lube.

As for myself, the size of the Vice 2 is perfect for me. Even before switching the vibration on, the Vice 2 feels great. I could contract around the toy repeatedly until I climax but come on… I’m not going to do that when there’s a freaking vibrator inside it. Not even going to pretend I tried, the vibrator is too good. Back to the size. The size is good and so is the form. I can squat with the Vice 2 inside me and it doesn’t fall out. I’ve also had sex with it in and walked around. The Aneros Vice 2 never falls out, so big tick of approval for design.

If you do happen to be a beginner, use a lot of water-based lube. That’s important, make sure it’s water-based and not anything else.

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Remote and buttons

Aneros Vice 2 with remote
Aneros Vice 2 with its remote

Let’s get to the remote control features. It doesn’t have an app or anything but I’m old school, I prefer physical remotes. There is no setup to do, it’s really easy. You just switch on the toy, switch on the remote and they’re automatically paired. The remote works really well and has only three buttons. One button switches the toy on/off and changes between four vibration intensities. The other two are for cycling the vibration patterns. There are 18 vibration modes in all, so those will cover pretty much everything you’ll need. I found the idea of the power button also being the intensity button unintuitive. I didn’t realise until I read the user manual. By then, I’d already used it a few times. Big deal though? Not really.

Aneros Vice 2 control
The button on the underside of the toy is a bit too stiff.

What isn’t so great about the toy? Well the only thing I really dislike is the physical button on the toy itself. If you want to change vibration modes without the help of the remote, you have to press the button on the Aneros Vice 2. The button on the toy is far too stiff and therefore when I press it, it pushes the toy a lot and causes me discomfort. That’s only if I use the toy without the remote, which I never actually do outside of testing. It is a problem though, because if one were to lose the remote to the toy or the batteries of the remote went dead, you’re left with a stiff button that pushes the toy too far all the time. Is it a deal breaker? Nah.

Colour and customisation

What about colour options etc? You don’t have any choices with the Aneros Vice 2. You’ve got black or black. I dislike black sex toys, because life is already pretty serious. I don’t need my sex toys to be serious. Why make black toys when there are so many other colours Aneros? Don’t you realise it’s more difficult to photograph black sex toys?

Anyway, I’m going to stop banging on about this now. If you like black sex toys, you’re in luck with the Aneros Vice 2.

Batteries

Aneros Vice 2 charging
The toy and remote charging.

Something cool about the Aneros Vice 2 is that both the toy and the remote are rechargeable. This means you don’t have to turn your house upside down searching for tiny batteries that may or may not already be dead… because let’s face it, you never throw those away either, do you?

One charge of the toy itself lasts 1.5 hours. It takes about 2 hours to charge up. One charge of the remote can last up to 50 hours.

Both the toy and remote come with two different charging cables. I call that a recipe for lost cables. I already lost the remote’s charging cable personally. Damn it Aneros, I can’t keep track of two cables. Thankfully though, even if you’re a little bit of an idiot like me, the cable for the remote is a standard mini-usb cable and it’s easy to find them everywhere.

Vibration

The Aneros Vice 2 has two powerful motors and 18 vibration modes. I preferred vibration modes 9 – 14 because they’re the most powerful ones. After 14, the vibration intensity starts to go back down again which is a little weird. Still though, you can alter the intensity of each vibration mode by clicking the power button on the remote. To be fair, there are some really nice vibration modes in this toy. I had a lot of fun with them.

Four erogenous zones

Four erogenous zones though? Seriously? In the Aneros marketing it mentions that the Vice 2 has four erogenous zones. Come on. It’s a prostate vibrator. It’s designed to stimulate the prostate. If it doesn’t do that, we’re not interested. Bit of perineum stimulation is nice but beyond that, who cares? The Vice 2 stimulates the prostate really well, that’s the only marketing message that should matter.

Talking about four erogenous zones means I have to test those four zones and see if the marketing message is justified (spoiler alert, it isn’t). Someone got a bit too excited while thinking up ways to sell it, that’s all. Furthermore, which four zones? It doesn’t even say because deep down I think they know, nobody actually gives a shit. They know that 90% of people will look at that and think for a microsecond “Oh would you look at that, it’s a four. Four is definitely more than one so that must be terrific news”.

There are only three erogenous zones I can think of that would be in any way relevant. The prostate, the sphincter and the perineum. Three zones… and that’s pushing it, because after we put the toy in our ass, the sphincter takes a back seat for the rest of the ride. Personally I’d say there are just two erogenous zones, the perineum and prostate. Anything else is just marketing fluff.

The Aneros Vice 2 vs the Helix Vibration

Aneros Vice 2 Size side
Vice 2
Aneros Helix Syn Vibration Review
Helix V

If you don’t already own either the Vice 2 or Helix V, you’re probably torturing yourself with the question of which one is better. They’re both great toys and I personally prefer one over the other. For you, the conclusion of which is best may look different, so I’ll do my best to describe in which cases I’d chose one over the other.

The Aneros Vice 2 is a bigger and more powerful prostate vibrator than the Helix V is. It also comes with a remote, which the Helix V doesn’t. No brainer? You’re going to go for that one? Go ahead, you’ll likely not regret it.

What if you already have similarly sized vibrating prostate toys though? Is it still worth it? With me for example, I already own a lot of other nice and similarly sized power prostate vibrators, such as the Edge 2, Loki Wave 2 and We-Vibe Vector. I’m not going to lie, all of those other luxury toys are, for me, better than the Aneros Vice 2 is. They’re more powerful and stimulate more. If price wasn’t an option, I’d choose one of those other toys. That’s the ultimate weakness of the Aneros Vice 2, it’s already been done before many times. Does it make it a bad toy? Absolutely not, it’s a great toy. It’s just not the best.

So that’s why the Helix V comes into my own personal preference. The Helix V is smaller, simpler, causes less cleanup and is intended to be used in a more relaxed way. The Helix V doesn’t beat you over the head with power until you orgasm, it guides you there in a more subtle way. That’s why personally, I’m keeping the rating of the Helix V higher than the Vice 2.

My simple answer is, if you don’t own other luxury prostate toys and you’re really curious about the Aneros Vice 2, go for it. If you already have one of the other toys I mentioned above, you may, like me, appreciate the Helix V more.

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Video of the Vice 2

You can’t really watch vibration and know how it’ll feel. Here’s a video anyway though, you’ll at least be able to see it move itself around with its own power and how easy it is to pair the remote.

Cleaning the Aneros Vice 2

Get some soap, get some water, rub it in a tub and dry it off. Simple as that with the toy, because it’s waterproof. Want to use a toy cleaner? Sure, whatever. Make sure it’s ok with silicone though.

The remote control isn’t waterproof however, so I’d caution you to use a wet cloth to wipe that rather than running it under water, which risks damaging it.

Conclusion on my review of the Aneros Vice 2

Aneros Vice 2 packaging

Do I think the Aneros Vice 2 is a great toy? Yes.
Do I think it’s a revolutionary toy? No.

I’m rating the Aneros Vice 2 highly because it does everything it’s meant to do well. It’s a very well designed toy, apart from that pesky stiff button on the toy itself. Other than doing its overall job well, the Vice 2 didn’t blow my mind however. It doesn’t really bring anything new to the table. As I said, it has a lot of competitors that are similarly sized, have remotes and are even more powerful. I’m a little surprised that Aneros didn’t think of something to make the Vice 2 stand out. It has dual motors but so does every luxury prostate vibrator these days.

The biggest reason to choose the Vice 2 over any of the other luxury prostate vibrators I mentioned earlier is simplicity. The Vice 2 doesn’t connect to your phone and you don’t have to mess around with a wifi connection for one hour to get it finally set up. You receive the toy and the remote and it works straight out of the box, no messing around. I guess I respect that aspect of the toy and for that, I congratulate Aneros.

What would make the toy better? A button that’s less stiff on the actual toy. Maybe a colour or a different texture. Aneros make great ABS plastic toys, could they make a vibrator with that texture instead of silicone? The Vice needs something to make it stand out. Right now, it’s a great toy drowning in the competition.

Aneros Vice 2 box
Magnetic closing box for storage.

Oh yeah, one more thing… it has a nice box. Phwoar look at it. I don’t know if you’re into boxes but if you are, it’s a real nice box. Top marks for the box.

Thanks again to Peepshow Toys for sending me the Vice 2 for this review! If my readers fancy getting themselves a Vice 2 or one of the other toys I mentioned, please visit Peepshow’s site below.

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Aneros Vice 2

Score: 8 / 10

Reviewer: Adam Rouge

Performance Scoring

Power

7 / 10

Vibration modes

8 / 10

Form and fit

10 / 10

Desire to use again

7 / 10

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