We-Vibe Tango Review:
Is This Bullet Vibrator Worth Buying?

Written by: Angela Watson | Updated: May 8th, 2019

Want to put the "bigger is better" notion to bed, literally and figuratively?

We-Vibe Tango has the motion of the ocean to make you reconsider your whole outlook on size.

Good things can in-fact come from small packages. The We-Vibe Tango is most comparable to the colored cylinder inside your lipstick. Personally, I think it's a lovely product. 

It's very manageable at 3.5 inches long, it's discreet, superbly powerful and being under $100 dollars in price, it's a pretty fair deal in my opinion.

I explain it like how a 1 megaton nuclear bomb is smaller than an entire megaton of TNT, it is simply sexual engineering at its finest cramming a whole lot into a whole little.

It can be used internally and the vibrations are pleasurable but it is by no means the main course. An ingenious design of the tip slanted like lipstick offers the ability for pinpoint stimulation of the clitoris with the pointed tip while using the slanted portion to play the field, absolutely brilliant design in my opinion as the motor inside is delightful in every way. 

I chuck it in my purse regularly and know I'm covered for some tension relief. Eight different vibration modes and a great battery also come included. I can easily say this is the best sex toy I've had in years, I'm having a lot of trouble finding things to hate.

I won't lie, I was skeptical about all of the fanfare around this vibrator at first. Typically whenever I see a product that gets rave reviews across the board my spidey senses go off that there may be some hidden agendas floating around. It turns out that this toy has actually earned its spot among sex toy royalty. I'd imagine that in time this toy will become the toy people think about whenever people mention a bullet vibrator. It's just a matter of time.

Let's get the technical stuff out of the way first, I had a lot of questions about the Tango right off the bat that absolutely had to be answered.

Design & Shape​​​​

This clit vibrator measures in at 3.5 inches long and 2.25 inches in diameter and the outer shell is made from ABS thermoplastic free of phthalates, BPA, and latex. The outer shell is a typical cylindrical shape until you reach the tip, which makes a point reminiscent of that of lipstick.

I thoroughly enjoy how it channels the vibrations, many toys fall prey to having a pointed tip that's too narrow and having it in the middle only gives you so much room to maneuver the toy to make up for it. 

Without a doubt, I would not be surprised seeing this winning some kind of sex toy award, although I really don't understand how the judges are picked for those events, I'd imagine they are just the sexual equivalents of the people who taste test chocolate for all of its intricate notes. 

Extra brownie points for being completely waterproof on top of all of that, it means it's all systems go for shower/bath play as well as a simple cleanup with soap and water. Since it's ABS plastic it's a completely body-safe and non-toxic toy and perhaps one of the easiest kinds of toys to clean overall. With a toy this small and easy to deal with, I could go as far as to say that two wet wipes and a rinse could completely sanitize this thing.

The recessed portions of the charging port might end up trapping some lube or bodily fluids though, so give that a bit of a scrub with a cloth to make sure there's nothing left over that shouldn't be there.

The Battery

The Tango is powered with a rechargeable battery so you won't be fumbling in the "other" drawer of your house looking for some spare AA's.

There are two hours of play to be had on a single charge of 90 minutes, I never thought I'd see the day rechargeable batteries would actually work for longer than it takes to charge.

Those two dimples you see in the picture above are the magnetic connectors to the charging cable. It doesn't necessarily plug-in so much as it docks with the end of the charger. I personally hook mine up to a power cube and charge it in the wall instead of using my computer, I've always had an aching feeling that it goes slower from a USB port.

So long as you make sure not to drop the charger or the toy the magnetic connectors should work properly for quite some time. The toy connects to the charger via magnets, so just take care not to put the toy through any circumstances that would cause demagnetization. This includes blunt force, applying a strong magnetic field or putting it through high temperatures.

The Motor

Apparently, the gold standard for testing vibration intensity in the sex toy industry is putting the edge in a glass or bowl of water, as nearly every manufacturer I've seen uses a water displacement video to most easily communicate it.

As you can see, the Tango's is pretty significant and once it's pressed up against the body all of that goes right through to the tip. 

There are eight different modes of vibration and I wish they specified in the video which they used, as there's a handful of different vibration modes to choose from. There is a lot of variance between the modes as far as intensity as well as vibration pattern so it is definitely not a one trick pony.

The first four modes are your typical ascending in constant intensity from low to high. There are two modes in the middle that tend towards low and high respectively, some women might appreciate the increased middle ground offered by those two settings. Another one of the patterns is consistent pulsation, quick pulsation, and a mixture of long and quick pulsation. The last pattern is one of my person favorites, it is an ascending and descending pattern that goes from low to high and back repeatedly. It's the perfect tease, honestly.

How Does It Work

Here's a short video from We-Vibe that explains how the Tango works:

My Experience Using The Tango

I was very curious the day I finally received my Tango and ended up using it nearly immediately as I had the day to myself. When I held it in my hand I was absolutely not prepared for what I was about to experience. This wasn't my first rodeo, I thought I knew what bullet vibrators had to offer. This was the toy that put the notion to rest in my head that bullet vibrators work great as an accessory toy but aren't necessarily a good choice if you had to have just one toy in your collection to work with.

Other bullet vibrators simply can't compare, there will be no return to any of my old entry level bullet vibes any time soon as I only reach for my Tango to get some work done on the clitoris. A lot of why this is would be due to the fact that the vibrations radiate extremely well outwards from the toy. All too often I've dealt with a toy that provides stimulation that is purely surface level, that's not the case here. It is not big enough to really do much internally from the little shell, but the vibrations at higher intensities carry well through the vaginal canal in a way no bullet vibrator ever has for me. The highest intensity is occasionally a bit much for me if I overuse it actually, but the quick spurts of it with the ascending and descending pattern gives me just the perfect amount of it to make me want more but also not get over it.

Keeping it near me because it's so small and easy to bring around proved to be one of the best decisions I could have made that weekend. Every time I'd stop and think, "Hey, can I do this or that with it?" The answer was yes. Shower play was fantastic with the Tango and you get to clean it right after the deed is done. There are always new and interesting ways to use a full battery: will I crank out as many orgasms as I can before it dies or will I tease myself until I'm sick of it? Letting your pleasures guide you and giving in to whatever your feeling that day is how this little thing goes about its day. I've felt a bit guilty at times for using it when I'm a guest in someone else's house, but there are worse things I could be doing without my hosts knowing. Thanks for letting me sleep in my old bedroom, Mom.

Kudos to We-Vibe, every so often someone ends up stepping up to the plate and making something really memorable and they hit the bulls-eye here. Chances are you'll see the kinds of praise that I've given this toy all over the internet, I'm here to tell you that the Tango absolutely deserves that distinction. The fact that it didn't win any "sex toy awards" the year it came out is how I know all of those events are just rigged by whoever paid the most in sponsorship for the awards ceremony itself. There's nothing more disingenuous and self-serving than those horrible competitions

Price & Where To Buy It

A brand new Tango goes for a little less than $70 USD from the We-Vibe website, which is the lowest price you'll find online. As far as vibrators go, it's one of the best price-to-pleasure ratios I've ever seen.

Side note: If you're going to pick one up for yourself, make sure you only shop at reputable retailers, since We-Vibe has been subject to a ton of counterfeit sellers over the years. Don't be fooled by prices that are under what the manufacturer sells it for that you might find online. If it seems too good to be true, you're probably buying a fake product. Much like how famous toys like the Magic Wand are often ripped off, I can only imagine the Tango will fall victim as well.

The official We-Vibe store is always your best bet in my opinion.

Conclusion

Ladies who don't like to wait around are well served by the We-Vibe Tango, ladies who want a spine-bending orgasm in a convenient package are well served, and ladies in-general are well served by this toy. This is more than likely the most favorable review I've ever given for a toy. For what it is, there are no drawbacks to speak of whatsoever. In the grand scheme, I suppose I could say that it's a "con" that isn't so small, but honestly, that isn't what this toy is trying to be. It is what it is, and it's proud of it.

While maybe it could be bigger or maybe this or maybe that, what you receive does what it's supposed to do flawlessly and without any frustrating moments to speak of whatsoever.

Now to find out where I left it. Honestly, this thing is so powerful it might as well be considered medicinal.

About Angela Watson

I'm a sex therapist by day and a sex blogger by night. I love to crush the taboos surrounding sex toys and help people become more sexually liberated. There's no topic too risqué for me to cover and I hope to educate and inform my readers on all things sex. All things that concern the female anatomy or require a more clinical approach than my husband Don can provide is covered by me.

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