Svakom Ella Neo Vibrator Review

Take a Crack of This Egg: The Svakom Ella Neo

Ah, Svakom…we meet again. The Svakom Ella Neo is an egg-style bullet vibrator that promises to deliver sexual thrills via an app-centric remote control system. I set out to investigate how well this vibrator performed both as a standalone manually controlled vibrator as well as how well it functioned as an app controlled device. Read on to learn more!

First Things First: Downloading the App

When trying to download the app, I had to go to Svakom’s website to figure it out and…from there, frankly, I only became more confused. There were two apps I had initially come across that both seemed to be from Svakom—an app that’s straight up called “SVAKOM” and then another app that’s called “FeelConnect3”. I was further confused by the fact that in the app store on my device (an Apple iPad, for clarity), both of these apps had very few ratings, and the ratings that were there were pretty bad. Usually, this indicates a fake app, so I went to double check with the Svakom website to be sure. It turned out that both apps are in fact from Svakom, they just have different purposes.

The app designed to function with the Svakom Ella Neo is the plain “SVAKOM” app, which allows for local remote control play or long-distance remote control play. At least…I THINK that’s the right app to use? Even their website doesn’t know, as illustrated by the FAQ section:

From Svakom’s website:

Q3: What’s the difference between the Svakom App and the FeelConnect 3 App?
A3:The Svakom app has functions that suits the average user well, such as local and long-distance control, sync with music and free touch mode. The FeelConnect 3 app has Cam Model function, video call and Video interactive mode?

Q5: Should I choose FeelConnect (Default Style) or SVAKOM (Product and Brand Style)? What’s the difference?
A5: The function is the same, SVAKOM page is specific for SVAKOM toys. Suggest using the SVAKOM page.

I really can’t get over the fact that even in their own FAQ section, they end their “answer” with a question mark. We are all equally uninformed here, I suppose.

I’m not even sure what the “Cam Model function, video call, and Video interactive mode?” would entail? Who exactly would be the cam model I am video calling with? Like….I have so many questions. But, ultimately I just downloaded the regular SVAKOM app.

Home screen of Svakom app

Main screen of Svakom App

Using the App:

Connecting the Svakom Ella Neo to the app was relatively painless. I downloaded the app, pressed the button on the Ella Neo, and it seemed to automatically connect. I first selected “Free touch” as my control method of choice, as it seemed to be the easiest. In this mode, you use your finger to draw on the screen to move between vibration intensities, but I was surprised to find that you have to maintain constant contact with the app screen to make the toy continuously vibrate. This is in contrast to both the We-Vibe and Satisfyer apps that I’ve tried out, where you can put your finger on the screen, slide up or down to change intensity, but then kind of have the toy just go from there on its own. With the Svakom app, as soon as you remove your finger from the screen, the toy stops vibrating.

Mode selection screen in Svakom app

I imagine this would be extremely inconvenient during partner play or masturbation, as one of your fingers would have to be on your device at all times and you would also have to be devoting quite a lot of thought to controlling the toy at any given moment. I also found it unusual that the lowest vibration intensity is at the top of the screen and the highest vibration intensity is at the bottom of the screen. In other apps, it’s usually the other way around, where you start off at the bottom of your screen and drag your fingers higher to make the vibrations more intense.

Another comment on the “Free touch” mode is that you are required to make a dragging and sliding motion. You can’t just tap the screen and have it make a tapping vibration pattern in response—you have to use a press and slide/swipe motion at all times or else the toy won’t respond.

The “Set Modes” option made a lot more sense and provided options to 11 preset patterns as well as a more conventional vibration intensity slider that moved from left (lowest intensity) to right (highest intensity). I have no complaints about this setting—it worked well, was intuitive to use, no problems here.

Set mode in Svakom app

Sound Modes and Other Specialty Modes:

For “Sound Mode”…it seemed to only kind of work? My partner was playing FFXIV while I was working on doing the app testing for this review, so I had my iPad sitting in front of their speakers while they were in a battle and battle music was playing in the background. It definitely responded, although I wouldn’t say it responded on beat or in time or anything like that.

For our second test in Sound Mode, we used the hit new single from Ghost called “Hunter’s Moon,” which is a great song you should definitely listen to. Since the lead singer often makes a lot of raunchy jokes and the characters in their theatrical universe and music videos often make sex jokes too, I wondered if the Sound Mode could fuck along with a Ghost song, yknow, for people who want some Papa Peepee experience. It didn’t work very well—probably because it’s a rock song that’s consistently loud throughout.

Wanting to give it a fair chance, I had my partner put on a different song. I suggested “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish, since that’s more of a beat heavy pop song. It definitely did better with this song, but it still felt quite off in a lot of places. It was absolutely trying, but it wasn’t really able to keep up with the iconic beat and pacing of “Bad Guy.” I think that the app just has a hard time distinguishing between “general volume” and like, specific song beats. The vibrator was performing the most strongly towards the end of the song where Eilish features that heavy, pulsing bass in the background. Here, it was definitely able to keep pace with the song.

After “Bad Guy” played, though, an ad came up on YouTube with a dog barking followed by some people chatting and the Svakom Ella Neo aggressively responded to the fluctuations in volume in the ad, so….it’s trying, that’s all I can say. It definitely responds more to volume than beat, so theoretically you could just set off your car alarm and get a pretty good vibration pattern going.

Or not, because I had my partner pull up “car alarm sound effect” on YouTube and it did not work at all with the Ella Neo.

I then tried out the regular “Music Mode,” where I connected the app to my (small) iTunes library that managed to still exist on my iPad. I selected “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga as the song of choice….and the app immediately crashed. I tried it again, and the same thing happened. I tried a third time, with a different song, and the app crashed again. So….that’s that, I suppose.

There’s also the “Remote mode” which has you join a chat room for long distance play, but I didn’t test that one out.

I also tested the range of the app to the vibrator for local remote control style play. Here, I was a little more impressed. I left my iPad running on the “Set Mode” vibration option on the far end of one room of my apartment, then walked to the opposite end of my apartment. This is quite a long walk, as I am fortunate enough to have a 2-bedroom apartment with each bedroom on opposite sides of the apartment as a whole. Imagine a long rectangle—one bedroom is on the far left and one bedroom is on the far right. Even with a couple doors and walls in between, the Ella Neo kept chugging along without interruption.

Pressing button on tail of Svakom Ella Neo

Manual Controls:

I had to consult the instruction booklet to figure this out, I am not ashamed to admit. I had only been turning the toy off and on by using the button in its tail, as that was the most intuitive and made the most sense, but it turns out it can also be controlled by pressing the “S” on the body of the Svakom Ella Neo. The egg part, for clarification. By pressing the button on the tail or the “S” on the egg, you can cycle through the toy’s 11 different pattern settings. I couldn’t find a way to adjust vibration intensity manually; it seems like that might only be an option when using the app controls.

Performance of the Svakom Ella Neo:

The vibrations of the Svakom Ella Neo are….very much “just okay.” I don’t really have a ton to say about it simply because I feel like there’s not a ton to write home about. When the toy is inserted into someone’s vagina (which, by the way, that’s the only place you should insert this because this toy is NOT anal safe), the tail of it dangles out and actively glows, thanks to the light-up features on the Ella Neo. While the intent of the light up design was clearly to communicate that the toy was turned on and functioning correctly, the result is that it makes whoever is wearing it look like an anglerfish.

Svakom in my hand for size reference

When my partner and I were testing this toy, the lights were off, and at one point they had to get up from the bed and walk to the other side of the room for something. As they walked, I couldn’t see their body very well, but what I could see was the tail of the Svakom Ella Neo swinging out of their vagina and brightly glowing. I have never felt more like a small, foolish fish being attracted to a larger deep-sea dwelling fish in my life.

This toy would be excellent to fulfill a sexual fantasy involving an anglerfish luring in prey, but aside from that…it doesn’t offer anything really special.

My partner didn’t enjoy using this toy internally because the shape didn’t provide any kind of g-spot stimulation, and internal vibration that doesn’t target the g-spot doesn’t really do anything for them. To them, they could barely even feel it internally when using it. They compared it to feeling like a menstrual cup in terms of placement, and pointed out that because they feel way more sensitivity in the parts of their vagina closer to the entrance, having the Ella Neo sitting where it naturally places itself (deeper in the vagina) resulted in a major lack of stimulation. Due to the design of the Ella Neo, which honestly is kind of just a big, bulbous tampon, you have to push it deeper inside you to get it to be situated properly and not fall out. So…the options for adjustment are a little limited.

Girth of Svakom Ella Neo

As for myself, I am still struggling with health issues that have rendered my vagina incapable of penetration, so I couldn’t test for myself how this toy felt internally. Externally, though, the vibrations were “just okay” in my opinion, and the lack of ability to adjust vibration intensity manually without using the app is a major con for me.

As another comment about the Svakom Ella Neo—this toy REALLY likes to collect gunk in its crevices. Like, a lot. The gold plating looks fancy, the S branding looks interesting, but both of these design features suck in and trap gunk like a Venus flytrap catching flies.

My partner has absolutely no interest in using this toy again, and even once I get to a point where I can deal with penetration again, the Ella Neo isn’t going to be first on my list of “oh boy I can’t wait to put that in me!”

Returning to the anglerfish comparison, I also worry that if you were to wear this toy out and about—which is the main intended purpose of remote control egg-style bullet vibrators like this—that someone would notice the glowing light radiating from your crotch and have a lot of questions they would want answered. It’s not very subtle! I suppose you could cover it with electrical tape or something, but that’s really not an ideal solution. If you wanna be the sexiest anglerfish in the club though, this toy will make your dreams come true.

Final Thoughts on the Svakom Ella Neo:

The app for the Svakom Ella Neo was confusing to find and download, but once it was downloaded, it performed mostly okay. I think in order to fully enjoy the Ella Neo, you really do have to use the app to control it, since otherwise you can’t adjust the vibration intensity. I didn’t mention it above, but the manual controls are also a little difficult and unwieldy to press. It’s overall not a terrible toy—it’s certainly an egg-style vibrator—and the app controls work well enough, but in my assessment it was “just okay.” To be fair, though, it was miles ahead of the other app-controlled vibrator I recently reviewed, the Satisfyer Sexy Secret.

If you’re interested in an app-compatible egg-style vibrator, you can pick up the Ella Neo here at Betty’s Toy Box! Thanks to Betty’s Toy Box for giving me this item to review!

Disclaimer: I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review. Affiliate links have been used in this post.

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