Hot Octopuss DiGiT Review
My second surprise from Hot Octopuss, the DiGiT. Let’s jump straight in!
Hot Octopuss DiGiT
The Hot Octopuss DiGiT is a cute little bullet vibrator with a difference… it has fingerloops! I am all about accessibility when it comes to sex toys so was super hyped to have been sent this particular toy!
The DiGiT comes in a teeny tiny box which is a beautiful eye catching red. I know I tend to harp on a bit about packaging. Sure, some people don’t care but I think it’s important that the overall presentation is nice, particularly when recommending or purchasing a luxury toy, while not producing excess waste with unnecessary plastic. I think Hot Octopuss balance these things well.
Inside you get the toy, it’s USB charging cable, a manual and a branded storage bag.
As with all the other toys I’ve experienced from Hot Octopuss, the DiGiT is a really good looking little thing. The ‘business end’ is dark black silky silicone and the base an finger loops are bronze translucent lightly textured plastic with a rose gold accent where the two materials meet. Classy AF.
The DiGiT has a three button interface. With the toy held as intended in my right hand, the power button (which also serves to cycle through the pattern settings) is located on the right and the two that adjust the intensity of vibrations are on the left. The charging socket is the tiny hole just above the power button.
The vibrations on the DiGiT are superb – powerful, rumbly and penetrating, just how most people like ‘em! Absolutely no complaints here. There are 5 levels of intensity and 4 patterns in addition to the constant vibration setting.
Finger loops: A blessing… but more of a curse
The finger loops are the DiGiT’s USP. I absolutely love this concept as someone who occasionally struggles with hand and finger pain which can make smaller vibrators a bitch to keep hold of!
I have pretty average sized hands and the loops slide onto my fingers with little resistance and come to rest just below my second knuckle. Once on, the DiGiT is not going anywhere which is exactly what I wanted. The DiGiT can be worn with the vibrating part on your index or middle finger.
Unfortunately this is where my infatuation ends.
The DiGiT is a fantastic idea, but for me it’s flaws make it actually less accessible than just a regular bullet style vibe.
The buttons are just really shallow indents in the silicone. They are really difficult for me to locate as it is and this only gets worse when worn as intended. With some practice I figured out that when I wear the DiGiT on my index finger, I can just about operate the intensity buttons with my thumb and the power button with the knuckle of my middle finger. This is far, farrrr from ideal. With it worn on my middle finger, again I can use my thumb for the intensity buttons but have to get my other hand involved to use the power button and switch patterns.
Oh yeah, so I’m right handed. If you are left handed, or just happen favour your left hand for masturbation or touching your partner, then it is possible to wear the DiGiT but again, it’s tricky. For one if can only be warn on your middle finger, which leaves your thumb free to operate the power button quite easily but it leaves the (arguably more important) intensity buttons unattended, unless you have super strength in your ring finger. It’s just not intuitive.
On a parting note, the rigid plastic that the finger loops are made from does get quite uncomfortable after a short while. This is really counterproductive for a toy I hoped would help to prevent hand pain!
Some potential improvements
I really wanted to love the DiGiT but there’s just too many things that could be improved.
- I want raised buttons. The indents make the toy look sleek but they’re just too small and difficult to press.
- The buttons (especially the ones that adjust intensity) would be easier to operate if they were positioned either on the flat surface your finger rests on when wearing the toy, or along the bottom where they can be easily reached using your thumb.
- The finger loops need to be softer and more flexible. The rigid plastic just isn’t very nice to wear for an extended period of time, and I don’t even have large fingers. They simply won’t fit on a lot of people.
The DiGiT is such a great idea that falls spectacularly short. It looks great and the motor is top notch, putting out perfect vibrations which are also quiet.
I really hope Hot Octopuss decide to revisit the DiGiT as this design has great promise, especially for the disabled community. I wish I could recommend it but at this time I just can’t, sorry!
Hot Octopuss DiGiT RRP: £59.95
- Length: 3.25 inches
- Circumference: 3.5 inches
- Settings: 5 speeds, 4 patterns
- Waterproof?: Yes
- USB rechargeable?: Yes
- Powerful, rumbly and quiet vibrations
- Sleek and attractive design
- High quality, body-safe materials
- Buttons are difficult to operate, both because of size and location
- Finger loops are uncomfortable and won’t fit everyone
I was kindly sent the DiGiT by Hot Octopuss in exchange for this review.
This has not impacted on my views in any way and all opinions expressed are my own.
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