I’m kind of new to this too. I bought a handy for myself- I typically buy sex toys for my wife but she was going out of town and I always pack her something fun and she asked this last trip, “did you get something for you?” So I decided, what the hell? I bought myself my very first ‘real’ sex toy… We have essentially a dungeon, two fucking machines, sex furniture, and enough leather bondage gear and straightjackets to supply a Republican convention but the most exciting thing “for me” is a strap on, some CBT stuff, and maybe a wand sleeve so I went for it.
I have the version 2 sleeve that comes with it, the “lips” sleeve, and the open “hand” sleeve. I recommend buying an open sleeve if you’re longer than average. The lips sleeve feels awesome but it’s a tight fit and I bottom out so any deeper motions don’t work and can even be painful (and possibly dangerous). No issues with the open top version. You can also bring your own sleeve so long as it isn’t too heavy. On my list at some point to try (look on eBay).
The Funscript thing is awesome and some of these scripters are amazing. They really get the movements down and paired with VR, it’s incredibly immersive and a lot of fun. It can go very very fast but honestly I’ve only done “human” funscripts so I have never experienced it anywhere near top speeds. I’ve recently downloaded some fast scripts including PMV’s that I’m excited to try at some point.
Mine came with broken software. It took me 2 hours of troubleshooting to figure out I needed to rollback the firmware then reinstall it for it to connect. The Wi-Fi connection is strong and reliable and I think I’ve only had one glitch where it just disconnected.
Since then, I’ve used it a few times and sadly one time the handy web server was down and it was super frustrating. I don’t use it often so I can’t speak to uptime day-in/out.
I use Pigasus to watch movies. It’s got good basic settings, it’s easy to use, it allows for DLNA, SMB, and local playing and loads funscripts reliably.
Mounting (because what’s the point if it isn’t hands free?) took me some time. A clamp on cup holder works well enough but using the RAM mount modular clamps and arms is the BEST I have found. You need the type C for anything more than two joints or it will slip. The type B is ok for smaller applications. It will cost around $100 for type C and $50 for type B depending on how complicated you get. I used a sport water bottle holder that bolts on to bike frames (I bolted it to a Ram Mount Ball) to hold the handy coupled with some adhesive backed non-slip furniture pads. They (RAM) also make a universal mount that uses essentially a hoseclamp that works too but it’s a PITA to take it on and off.
My only real complaint, aside from the software hiccup, is the noise level. Even with headphones in, it’s still loud and takes away from the immersion. I’m going to see how the PMV’s work as those probably drown out more noise.
Honestly, we have a $500+ fucking machine and vibrators that are upwards of $300 that are not as well engineered or solid as this.
It has some issues with mounting- and if you look on Reddit you’ll even see the Handy staff asking and searching for ideas too.