Fun Factory Sundaze Review
Fun Factory are sex toy industry pioneers offering unique designs, innovative technology, 100% body-safe materials and an ethical manufacturing process. In short: I love them.
The Sundaze is an eccentric little toy which utilises Fun Factory‘s patented (and awesome) pulsator technology, seen in their popular ‘Stronic’ range of self-thrusting sex toys, plus vibration.
I have owned two of the original now discontinued Stronic models, the Eins and Drei, for a number of years and have been obsessed ever since! It made sense to get hold of the Sundaze and check out how the technology have evolved and where vibrations fit in with all the jiggly-thrusty-goodness.
What’s in the box
Fun Factory‘s packaging is some of my favourite in the industry – just a simple gold box housed within in a brightly coloured sleeve covered in tasteful graphics of the toy and some basic info about the product and the company. On the inner side of the sleeve there is a checklist of various sexy activities and ideas for using the Sundaze that you can complete with a partner for fun or use as inspiration for yourself. It’s all very playful and inviting.
All the main packaging is cardboard which is great from an eco standpoint. There is a tiny clear plastic bag and a sturdy plastic net which protects the buttons. I don’t think this is necessary, but it is what it is.
In the box you get a USB charging cable, a zip-up storage bag, an instruction manual and the Sundaze itself.
The Sundaze is available in a fun fuchsia pink (which is what I picked) and an elegant pale green called ‘pistachio’.
The first thing you need to do is deactivate the travel lock by holding down both the “FUN” and “+” buttons until it makes a little “bloop” sound. The toy will now spring to life if you press the “FUN” button again, but before that you want to make sure your Sundaze is fully charged. You need to have some patience – the initial charge can take upwards of 4 to 6 hours! According to the manual, this should give you between 40 minutes to 3 hours of playtime which is really decent for a rechargeable toy.
The Sundaze, as with all other Fun Factory vibes I’ve owned, is a sealed unit and charges magnetically. I find Fun Factory’s chargers a bit temperamental, so make sure the charger is connected securely and then put it somewhere you’re not going to accidentally nudge it as it’ll look for any excuse to disconnect!
Read the damn manual!
While you’re waiting for your Sundaze to charge, I highly recommend reading the manual to familiarise yourself with the controls and functions. This isn’t an average vibrator, and you may be disappointed if you don’t know what you’re doing. The manual is a delight to read though, and is full of suggestions to help you get the most out of the toy, both solo and with a partner. The settings are clearly explained and there is even a handy illustration to make sense of all the patterns.
Should you lose your manual (or have thrown it out already without reading it!), it is available to view and download from the Fun Factory website.
When I first unboxed my Sundaze, I was a little bit disappointed by its size. By my standards, it’s very petite and I really wasn’t sure I was going to get much out of it as an insertable. Well, I was wrong.
A major benefit of its modest 4.5 inch maximum circumference is it is comfortable to insert from a “cold start” whereas I wouldn’t normally attempt to use an insertable toy until I’d had a couple of orgasms first.
As with all Fun Factory toys, the shape is unique and clearly thought out. The tapered tip makes insertion more gradual and gentle, while the defined head is like a G-spot homing missile. The slim ‘neck’ allows the ridge of the head to kind of hook in place and as a result I am able to use the Sundaze handsfree without it popping out. *Of course you can also prop a cushion up to keep the toy in position if you’re anatomy does not allow it to stay in place itself.
The Sundaze has a total of 15 settings which are all different to keep you on your toes! The instruction manual illustrates what these are, and what their intended use/sensation is.
First off, the vibrations. If this is the function that appeals to you the most, you’re probably going to be disappointed. To be quite honest, these vibrations are pitiful and not what I would expect from Fun Factory at all (the motors in their G5 range are some of the best I’ve ever experienced). What a let down. There are 3 levels of intensity which range from buzzy to a decent rumble, but they’re just not strong enough or focussed enough in any specific part of the toy to be used effectively. I do not use them either internally or externally, ever. Boo.
Next we have 3 ‘tapping’ settings. These feel kind of like an extension of the vibrations. There’s more movement happening, even if I can feel it more in the handle than in my vagina. Things were not looking good for the Sundaze at this point!
Then, thank heavens, we have the thrusting settings. I absolutely adore these and just skip straight to them whenever I use the Sundaze now. In fact, the toy allows you to ‘save’ your favourite setting so that it always starts with it when you turn it on, really neat. *To use this function, choose your setting then hold down the ‘FUN’ button until you hear two beeps. Done.
Having owned and loved other members of the Fun Factory Stronic family, I was pretty sure it would be smooth sailing from now on. Despite being much smaller than the other models I have tried, the Sundaze‘s thrusting settings bring more than enough sensation to the table. My favourite two settings are what the instruction manual terms the “dynamic thrusting” patterns. To me these feel like being fingered juuuuust right and make my legs shake without fail!
I am pretty enamoured with the Sundaze. It is an unintimidating and really accessible size, an usual but very effective shape, and has tons of settings and potential uses, both as a solo toy and to enhance partnered sex.
The fact I can use it handsfree makes it ideal for lazy masturbation but also helps on days where I have limited mobility making this an option to consider if you have similar chronic pain issues or a disability which makes thrusting an internal toy by yourself difficult.
The Sundaze retails around £130 which is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination. For the sake of transparency, as with most of my high end toys, I absolutely did not pay anywhere near full whack… but with the amount of use I get out of it, this is one where I consider it worth it for my needs and body.
Fun Factory Sundaze RRP: £118.99
- Length: 6.75 inches
- Insertable length: 4.25 inches
- Circumference: 4.5 inches
- Settings: 15 patterns
- Waterproof?: Yes
- USB rechargeable?: Yes
- Body-safe materials
- Self-thrusting, helpful for people who struggle to thrust toys by themselves
- Stays in place by itself (your mileage may vary)
- Comes with a zip-up storage pouch
- Fully waterproof and USB rechargeable
- Vibrations are poor
- Not anal safe
- The magnetic charger is temperamental
I bought this product myself and all opinions are, as ever, my own.
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