We-Vibe Tango X Review: Epic Rumble, Better Grip vs. Tango 1

“HOLY MOLY, We-Vibe’s on a roll lately,” I thought after my first test session for this We-Vibe Tango X review. The Tango version 2 (called Tango X) unleashes the original We-Vibe bullet’s rumbly power but now with 7 times as many functions, an easy-hold silicone grip, and better charging and battery life.

I was blown away by the We-Vibe Nova 2’s big upgrades to the original We-Vibe rabbit last summer. So it’s fantastic this “new & improved!” trend continues in We-Vibe’s hottest product: the Tango bullet. This vibrator is a classic because it’s got so much packed into a small form: deep vibrations that really carry through the hard plastic. I compare original We-Vibe Tango versus Tango 2 throughout this review — and versus the strongest bullet vibes available in 2024.

My Tango 2 Experience

So how X-citing is the Tango X? (Some reviewer was going to make this cheesy X pun, it might as well be me!1)

The slanted focus tip is intense for me. I’ve gotten used to the We-Vibe Melt—love it, love it, love it!. And that air pulse “suction” toy definitely gets powerful. But the Melt is also touch-free, vs. Tango X’s rumbly vibes being firm and robust! So I, a lover of wider clit stimulation, need to use Tango X through my underwear to warm up. Otherwise, it’s so precise that I feel like I’m getting both too much and not enough at the same time.

If you love pinpoint focus—a very legit preference!—you can make the sensation even narrower by using the top edge of the lipstick tip.

We-Vibe Tango X rumbly bullet vibrator

So, the Tango X is very good, but I’m much more a fan of the Swan Maximum Bullet vibrator because: its tip is gently rounded, it has a wider adjustable-intensity range, and its soft-silicone loop fastens it to my fingers 100% grip-free. The Maximum Bullet vibrator, in contrast with the We-vibe Tango X, is loads easier to use during sex (with a partner = as a couples vibrator).

Swan Maximum bullet vs We-Vibe Tango X vibrators
Max. Bullet vibrator anchored around 2 fingers, We-Vibe Tango above. I was turning up the vibration power with my thumb here; it can be removed no prob.

How to Control We-Vibe Tango X

You do need to be a little careful not to accidentally change functions, with the new 3-control-button design.

  1. How to turn on We-Vibe Tango? The + plus button turns the vibrator on, and also increases its power (there are 8 possible strengths for each vibe function). Hold the + button down for 1-2 seconds.
  2. The ~ button changes between functions: there’s 1 steady one, and 6 patterns.
  3. The – minus button of course decreases the strength, and turns Tango X off. Hold it down for 3 full seconds to stop Tango X’s vibrations.
We-Vibe Tango X review how to control We-Vibe Tango X

I’m sold on the steady speeds, so I like to remain on the first function: all steady vibration, in 8 intensity levels. (Especially the middle of the speed range.) A couple times I’ve accidentally switched to a pattern setting—hitting the ~ button by accident—because the buttons aren’t super-raised.

This vibrator is so rumbly, the vibes ping so much through the hard plastic, that the lower steady speeds almost feel like they’re gentle patterns. The way they leap and wave throughout the Tango X’s body.

We-Vibe Tango vs. Tango 2 (X) Power Ranking

The new Tango X rumbled to life in my hand, after I opened up its classy-looking box. Press the + button on this vibe and you’ll feel its strength reverberating. It thumps.

Tango X’s deep vibes echo like crazy through its hard plastic body, even on low speed.

Tango X, top; vs. original Tango. The Tango X is about a half-inch longer.

That said, the Tango X starts gentler vs. the original We-Vibe Tango. So the new “X” Tango has a wider speed range: more options!!! Old Tango had 4 steady speeds (and 4 patterns), new Tango has 8 steady speeds (the 8 intensities of the first function; and then X has 6 patterned functions all with the 8 adjustable intensity levels). That’s how, effectively, Tango X has 56 possible vibration options, vs. Tango old’s 8 total functions.

Look, I’ve made you a chart approximating the Tango X’s 8 steady speeds vs. the old We-Vibe Tango’s 4! Each dot is an intensity:


So basically, you’re getting 2 extra lower speeds with new Tango—not that this is ever a weak bullet! (If you want real light ‘n’ gentle, I’d recommend the Pillow Talk Racy‘s lower levels.) Overall, I rate the We-Vibe Tango X as running from 3.0 to 6.5 for power, low to high speeds (where 10 = the strongest vibrator).

We-Vibe Tango Intensity vs. other bullet vibrators

But, the We-Vibe Tango X is not the most powerful bullet on the market. To name one stronger vibrator, the Blush Power vibes’ bullet’s life goal is to be a wand vibrator—one with no low speeds and buzzier vibrations than the Tangos, for sure. But more power!

Here’s a complete guide to power-packed bullet vibrators vs. We-Vibe Tango X, selected from the 80-something bullet vibes I own!

Just a bunch of bullet vibrators hanging out on a cheese tray 😄

Know that the stronger a bullet vibrator is, the more your fingers will tingle. Hence, I see why We-Vibe chose to silicone-coat the bottom of the Tango X. It’s ergonomic: the silicone coating insulates your fingers some.

And if you’re looking for a We-Vibe Tango review vs. Hitachi, this is truth: Your strong G-spot vibes and badass wand vibrators for sure will have more oomph overall—but you won’t be able to focus the stimulation on your clit as directly with those bigger toys.

How to Hold We-Vibe Tango X: Functions & Position Ideas

The We-Vibe Tango is decent for fitting into PIV sex or other penetrative / tight-space play times.

How to hold the We-Vibe Tango: You do need to angle the Tango X forward slightly, to press it into your clit. Hold the bottom of the Tango bullet and let the slanted tip rest either on or above or underneath your clit’s head—explore where it feels best for you.

When I’m gripping Tango X’s bottom, my thumb rests much more naturally on the Tango X, than the old Tango. There’s simply more Tango X to hold onto.

So the bottom’s different, but Tango X keeps the original lipstick-tip shape. For the pinpoint pressure: a strong preference.

We-Vibe tango x review
Fingers on the silicone grip, angling that tip right at the clit.

The Tango X can fit between bodies during cowgirl, is now easier to hang onto in doggy style sex, and will help most vag-havers orgasm better if they’re using a dildo as well. Let the dildo sit inside and move Tango’s slanted edge around / up and down your clit; or hold Tango’s tip steady with the other hand as you move the dildo (or G-spot vibe) with your dominant hand.

Is We-Vibe Tango waterproof? Of course, all We-Vibe toys are waterproof submersible: these are high-quality vibrators. Shower or bath play is a go! The Tango X’s silicone grip also helps here, because it’s better for gripping in the wet.

Battery Life & Charging

A very common complaint about original Tango: the battery life gets short, very quickly. I’ve heard “20 minutes run time on high speed” reports from lots of users. That and sometimes, folks had a hard time keeping the Tango’s charging cord connected to the magnetic clips.

So the short lifespan was an obvious issue to correct in the We-Vibe Tango X.

The Tango X info sheet states, “Up to 2 hours of play.” That’s an understatement of the battery, according to my testing. For me, Tango ran a full 3 hours, 6 minutes on low speed. On high speed, the battery lasts 1 hour, 51 minutes.

Two hours is a standard run-time for a rechargeable li-ion vibrator battery, so this is good. If you use Tango X on the middle speeds (not on high) like I do, you’ll get over 2 hours of vibration per charge.

Last, the charging clip is very good, a strong magnetic connection. We-Vibe has been standardizing its charger cables over the last several years, *high five*. So, if you’ve got two We-Vibe products, you can use the same cord for them all now. For example, a We-Vibe Pivot c-ring charger has become my Melt, Wand, and Nova 2 charger. It’s always stashed on my bathroom counter / in a drawer beside my sink because those We-Vibe toys are 3 of my top 5 favorite vibrators.

Travel Lock & color choices

Tango X has a travel lock! Hold down the + and – buttons together for a couple seconds to activate / deactivate it.

It comes in two colors, your choice. My Tango is the navy one (“midnight blue”); vs. “cherry red,” which is actually red IRL even though WOW Tech product photos make it appear pink. ❓

Tango X colors: red IRL, & navy. It’s a darker navy, but looks closer to old-Tango blue when photographed in bright light!

It also comes with a silky storage pouch, convenient for traveling or keeping the charger together with the vibrator.

It’s not We-Connect compatible, not for long-distance (or in-person) control play like most We-Vibe toys are. Here’s the full long-distance We-Vibe collection if you want that. (Would recommend We-Vibe Nova 2, it’s phenomenal and has more functionality through the app than the otherwise-excellent We-Vibe Melt.)

Overall We-Vibe Tango X Recap & Ranking

A powerful, thumping little friend, the We-Vibe Tango X is—if you’re drawn to targeted clit stimulation, or like a good strong vibe to orgasm during PIV sex / dildo play.

Vs. old Tango, the new We-Vibe Tango X has:

  1. More speeds. 8 steady speeds vs. 4; also adjustable-intensity patterns.
  2. Redesigned, easier grip.
  3. Better battery life.
  4. Up and down intensity buttons (hit 1 button instead of 8 button presses to decrease a speed).
  5. Travel lock.
  6. Standardized We-Vibe charger connects more strongly.

Find the We-Vibe Tango X here.

We-Vibe Tango

Tango version 2 (called We-Vibe Tango X) unleashes rumbly power—now with better charging & battery life. I review We-Vibe Tango's difference ...

Product SKU: 4251460603911

Product Brand: We-Vibe

Editor's Rating:


  • Rumbly vibrator,
  • Now with 2x as many speeds.
  • Firm plastic transmits vibration well.
  • Pinpoint for precise clit stimulation.
  • Silicone grip shields fingers.
  • Easier to fit into sex.
  • Longer battery life.
  • Waterproof & rechargeable.


  • Not the strongest mini-vibrator.
  • Not hands-free.
  • Firm tip will overstimulate sensitive clits.


  1. I’ll refrain from calling it X-ceptional and X-cellent.

4 thoughts on “We-Vibe Tango X Review: Epic Rumble, Better Grip vs. Tango 1”

  1. Great review as always! How much will the Tango X be sticking out of Steve when fully inserted? Looking for the strongest bullet to insert into vac hole Steve but don’t want a ton sticking out. Sometimes my wife decides to ride Steve when inserted into our Liberator Wing.

    • Hi! Thank you!

      The Tango X sticks out about 1.2 inches, so that its + button is covered by Steve but not the – button.

      The Wing’s hole is deep, so I can’t see that causing any problems.

  2. The only reason I ever wanted a tango was to use inside dildos, I was so disappointed to hear it being discontinued. Happy to hear it still works inside Tantus dildos! I assume you tried it with Uberrime and Godemiche dildos too, but it didn’t work, since you didn’t mention them? I was interested in the Godemiche Ambit and heard it diffused vibrations well.

    • Hi, it might work in the Godemiche Ambit with the bullet slot, but I’m not sure, because I only own the non-holed version. It’s a pretty slim toy in the medium size; so you may want to ask Godemiche.

      The Uberrime vac-hole is too big to keep the Tango X in consistently. The vibe will slip out.


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