Fun Factory Sundaze Review: Pulsating Vibrator

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Confusing. My time with Fun Factory Sundaze, in a single word. This pulsating vibrator was a toy I wanted to love. A Stronic self-thrusting dildo but with vibrations?! Sounds impressive!

“Lie back and enjoy,” they say. Discover pleasure, like it’s a lazy Sunday. A beautiful ad campaign by Fun Factory, but one that sadly hasn’t been reality for my clit or vagina. The Fun Factory Sundaze has potential, but… BUT… doesn’t pulse as hard as the Stronic toys, nor are Sundaze’s vibrations in any way strong.

Another word for Sundaze: Subtle. Sundaze is gentle, a lightweight. With flippy-tapping motions that could please any clitoris wanting a more delicate touch. It’s simply not for the fan of full-on thrusting or powerful vibrations.

Might you like it? I’ll review the Fun Factory Sundaze vs. the Fun Factory Stronic pulsators in more detail, show the distinct movement, and run through my experience and Sundaze’s other features…

Fun Factory Sundaze Features

The Fun Factory Sundaze’s feeling is unique. It’s an overused word, “unique,” but the only one that applies to Sundaze’s “not full-on thrusting, not really a vibrator either” thang.

It does vibrate…but the vibrations’ impact is difficult to sense in use. (And I’m not an insensitive person.)

Sundaze:

Hums, taps, and flutters.

Jiggles, zips, and pulses.

It massages—but so, so lightly. It thrusts—but in a short, wiggly way. This is not a sex machine replacement, or a substitute for PIV sex. Call it distinct, or one-of-a-kind, or unique, there’s no other toy quite like the Fun Factory Sundaze. See a video here on YouTube for the motion and noise level.

Fun Factory Sundaze vibrating pulsator video snip 2
Or click the above image to go to YouTube & watch the vid.

The Sundaze pulsing vibrator has 15 functions. Three are steady vibe speeds, not too different from one another. The vibration is focused in the handle, which I find disappointing.

Then there are 3 tap-vibrating speeds. They’re hard to explain: a super-light movement in the tip, along with light vibration down the shaft. Like one of these is so light, I’m honestly not sure whether it vibrates too—so I’ll say the toy has only 2 vibrating pulse functions.

Followed by about 3 steady pulsing speeds, more along the lines of the Stronics. And then patterned pulsing speeds.

Originally I’d thought the Sundaze was gonna be a Fun Factory Stronic pulsator, but with vibration functions. Two problems with that theory:

  1. The motion feels less weighty than the Stronic toys. (More on that in the next section.) It’s still jiggling fast but has less impact.
  2. The faster pulsing speeds don’t vibrate. You cannot get fast thrusting plus vibration from this toy. And again, there’re TWO vibrating AND pulsing speeds, out of 15 functions.

OY. The Sundaze ($189.99 lowest price) costs $20 more than the Stronics (each $169.99), and I don’t even get jiggly-pulses plus vibe power?

IMO this $190 Sundaze pricing is shocking, given that the toy doesn’t carry one of Fun Factory’s robust G5-style motors.1

I could tell you that the Fun Factory Sundaze has x, y, and z features that make its luxury price tag worth the cost. I do believe some expensive toys are very worth paying for.2 And I respect Fun Factory’s commitment to building its products in Germany, rather than mass-producing so as to pay workers low wages; using locally sourced materials; and using easily recyclable packaging. Unfortunately…

Sundazed & Confused: My Story

… I resorted to sitting on the $49.99 Beso Plus (about a quarter of Sundaze’s cost) while writing this review because Sundaze left me bored.

Fun Factory Sundaze vibrating pulsator vs. Voodoo Toys Beso Plus suction vibrator
Sundaze definitely doesn’t make me open my pants like the Beso Plus.

Sometimes a toy will click with my body—intuitively, immediately. This is me and my favorite realistic dildos, phallic shapes my brain is wired to enjoy. Other times, it’ll take some experimenting, some adjustment—but then a toy will become a hard favorite. (That was me and both the (phenomenal) We-Vibe Nova 2 and We-Vibe Melt.3)

And then there are the times when I, doing my due diligence as a reviewer, will pull out the same vibrator 10 times in a row, over a month plus—and it simply never works. After that long, I have to give up and put fingers to the keys, to describe what it is that does not function in the toy.

I’ve concluded: the Fun Factory Sundaze’s body is apparently too small to contain both thrusting power and vibrations that travel well.

Again, Sundaze’s “jiggles” seem weaker than the Stronic G and the Stronic Real, toys that bowled me over when I first got them. Compared to the sex machines I own now, the the Stronic self-thrusting motion is not, shall we say, balls to the wall. But the magnetic force inside each Stronic’s body comes through. A fun, pulsing appeal that can make me orgasm multiply after I nudge the toy’s handle farther in and out, in and out, to get the fireworks started.

And I’ve favored the Stronics over other self-thrusting toys in quarantine with my family, and late at night anytime, because they’re not loud and creeeeaky like your other handheld thrusters.

Sundaze, though? First, I have to admit that I was immediately put off by the shape. Sundaze has this targeted line of a ridge, followed by a head that angles steeply backward.

Fun Factory Sundaze vibrating pulsator vs. Fun Factory Stronic G vs. Fun Factory Stronic Real pulsators (2)
Sundaze between: Stronic G (left) and Stronic Real (right).

Away from my G-spot.

WHY, I thought. WHY would you do this to me when releasing a vibrating Stronic, Fun Factory?!

I love G-spot stimulation, and get a lot of sensation from realistic shapes as well—anything with a forward curve or protruding ridge. Toys that angle away from the most sensitive part of my vagina are ones I’m sure to never use again.

Sure enough, when I tried using Sundaze vaginally, the fine ridge caught briefly on my pelvic bone (my G-spot being the inch or two of vaginal wall above that) and then kept wanting to jiggle its way out of my vagina. I simply cannot get it to stay where I want it, even when it’s pushed up and locked in place by towels, etc. between my legs.

I cannot recommend the Fun Factory Sundaze as a G-spot toy. The Stronic G is worlds better. (The Stronic Real’s minimal ridge and straight head still have an advantage over Sundaze’s backward arch for G-spot.) You see how Stronic G hooks forward? To push into the G-spot, on the front wall of the vagina (belly button side)? Yeah, that’s what G-spot toys should do. Also throwing in my favorite soft ‘n’ comfy G-spotter, the beauteous Uberrime Splendid Vita:

Fun Factory Sundaze vibrating pulsator vs. Uberrime Splendid Vita vs. Stronic G (2)
Sundaze between Stronic G again (left) and Uberrime’s beautiful Splendid Vita.

Since I know what shapes fit my anatomy, I’d figured that was fine, I’d use the Fun Factory Sundaze as a clit toy instead. So I spent my first few sessions trying to get Sundaze’s flat head to rub my clit.

That sounded great; tbh, I could use a real good external fingering.

Do you tapping? Like, having your clit touched lightly off and on and off and on? You might get pleasure from the Fun FactorySundaze externally, in that case.

I like Sundaze against my vulva for a little while. Then I start to get frustrated because I’ve already turned the toy to high speed, and it’s not moving very much—like a quarter inch range of motion. And again, it doesn’t offer any vibration on the top pulsing speeds. (No vibes with the patterned pulsing rhythms either. *scratches head*)

I could’ve sworn I was going to orgasm on Sundaze a few times throughout my test sessions. But in the end, the flutter-pulsing vibrator was never enough. Keep in mind that while I’ve come to enjoy powerful toys over the last couple years as a sex toy reviewer (who writes vibrator power guides!), I consider myself sensitive and can orgasm from manual stimulation in 30 seconds flat.

The Fun Factory Sundaze reminds me of toys like the Lora DiCarlo pulsing ones: the tech is really intriguing, but … can I just get a normal fingering so I can actually orgasm? Up and down, with a little inward pressure, please. That’s all I need. And Sundaze can’t provide that pressure.

I communicate my truth with words, I believe in words; so I’m going to quote from the Fun Factory’s Sundaze bullets and then tell you how those claims panned out for me. In the real world:

  • “Stimulates nerve endings other vibrators can’t” = Really?! Which secret nerve endings are those???
  • “Curated combination settings” = You can’t control the vibes and pulsation independently (inexcusable for a toy at this price point)
  • “New technology for instant arousal and fuller orgasms” Wow this sounds great, but unfortunately I haven’t orgasmed yet

Sundaze Specs

I’ve mentioned Sundaze is shorter: slightly over 4.5 inches of silicone-coated body. You can insert up to 5 inches length, if you go down to the top button. Here is it between the Stronic G and Stronic Real (6 inches and 5.5 inches body lengths, respectively).

It is also waterproof, USB magnetic rechargeable, and super-quiet. That’s a plus! For example, you could take Sundaze or the Stronics in the bath if you happen to enjoy jiggly thrusting underwater. Versus thrusters like the Velvet Thruster that are not submersible.

Fun Factory magnetic chargers are always awesome too: a single red FUN-labeled cable will power up any Fun Factory rechargeable vibe. Very helpful in distinguishing cords, in case you have a vibrator collection.

Fun Factory Sundaze vibrating pulsator storage bag

It comes with a nice storage bag! Soft and lined with an “antimicrobial” substance called Tyvek that’s said to ward off bacterial, fungal, and yeast growth once you’ve washed and dried the toy. The bag is lint-free as well, I’ll definitely be using it to carry other sex toys. It’s large enough for several not-big-dildo kinda toys.

Sundaze’s button control is easy enough: the FUN button is the power/on off button, the + and – buttons cycle through the functions. You cannot loop around, however; once you get down to function #1, you can’t just keep hitting the minus button to find function #15.

The Fun Factory Sundaze’s travel lock is deactivated by holding both FUN and + down for three seconds, till a little blip sounds. Then you press the FUN button first to get the vibrating pulsator on standby, and finally + by itself to start the functionality.

Fun Factory Sundaze vibrating pulsator how to control (2)

A word on my favorite thing to dissect in a toy: Silicone firmness. The Sundaze’s silicone is just under 20A shore, like the Stronic toys. That makes it “a teeny bit soft, not super-duper hard.” The top of Sundaze’s head in particular is flexible, more yielding, due to how thin it is. (Thinner silicone toys always bend more easily.)

Fun Factory also continues the trend of sanding their silicone, frankly inexplicably. Why? No one else sands their silicone. This makes every Fun Factory toy slightly gritty feeling, the Fun Factory dildos like Boss being the worst offenders. Sundaze’s drag is minimal; you’ll only notice the grit if you’re extra-super sensitive.

The Sundaze’s handle is cute, a more golden-tinted metallic hue than the Fun Factory Stronics’ graphite shade. It’s ABS plastic. You can get gunk in the crack between silicone shaft and plastic handle, so be sure to clean there.

Sundaze Vibrating Thruster Recap

If you love gentle clit-tapping, seek out a Sundaze. And everyone else? Hmm, I don’t know. Personally, I keep feeling like I should enjoy the Fun Factory Sundaze. I kind of like it? A little?

Adding vibration to the Stronic pulsator’s motion sounds amazing in theory. That self-propelled thrusting was revolutionary in the sex toy world, five years ago. And I still have fun with the Stronics occasionally, but … Sundaze is so delicate a feel. I was expecting more. Sundaze has 15 functions, and only 2 of those both vibrate and pulsate. WTF?!

I shouldn’t be able to come 100x easier from my fingers than a $190 sex toy. But hey, I don’t actually hold a grudge against the Sundaze like I do against Lora DiCarlo’s monstrosity Ose 2, so, uh, that’s something!

Revamp the pulsing + vibration tech with more power and more vibe-pulsing speeds, and I’ll sign on for a future Fun Factory Sundaze upgrade. Till then, the Stronic G & Real are still very good. Or, thrusting the Pillow Talk Sassy is my favorite ever vibrator experience: $54 for rumbly clit or G-spot excellence.

You can see the Fun Factory Sundaze here.

Or save 10% on Stronic pulsators here with code FELICITY.

Fun Factory Sundaze

189.99
7.4

Pulse speed

8.5/10

Pulse strength

7.0/10

Vibe strength

4.5/10

Luxe feel

9.5/10

Pros

  • Unique: flutter-pulsing
  • Quick clit (or vag?) tapping
  • Lightweight
  • QUIET
  • Storage pouch, USB rechargeable, waterproof submersible

Cons

  • Vibes are weak & focused in handle
  • 2 thrust + vibe functions
  • Doesn't apply pressure

NOTES

  1. I’ll also recommend you skip Fun Factory’s Be.One finger vibe, which I didn’t bother reviewing. Far be it from me to speak for everyone, but: You don’t want a Be.One.
  2. e.g., please don’t ask me for a huge dildo under $30. Platinum silicone is worth paying for. The more of it, the higher the toy cost. Your mucuous membranes would thank you, if they spoke independently.
  3. The Melt has a learning curve for many clits, because the sensation is really unique.

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