Lets start off by getting rid of any biases by saying I am making this review so I can have access to the Syncbot browser app. It is a bit counter intuitive that I would not be able to give the best review possible without having such features available to me prior but hey ho. Regardless, I will give my feedback as truthful as possible.
The only reason why I got the Syncbot was because I wanted to explore more of what automatic masturbators could do after experiencing The Handy which blew my mind when I first tried it out. @slibowitz initial reviews caught my eye and is what convinced me to give it a go and I definitely don’t regret it. Thanks!
Firstly, there is a a big price difference between the products with the Handy being much cheaper (€189.60 vs €431.00 - standard editions) but that is not including discounts which both products do usually offer. If I therefore could only limit myself to one due to the price, then I would probably go with The Handy just for how solid the product is and how big the community around it has developed.
I typically use the Handy with these mini sleeves which I love to use. I have tried other strokers but I always end come back to them.
The mini strokers were a game changer for me as I could get a lot closer to the edge by focusing on the shaft or the head separately .The normal in-the-box stroker which comes with it, is still really really good, but its just not my go to.
With the syncbot though, I thought I would dislike it at first because of the “full coverage” as I felt it was too stimulating, but in fact, I felt it was much more nuanced. The different modes of “Thrusting, Contraction and Rotation” was not just a gimmick that I thought it would be and actually had a purpose.
The thing which surprised me the most was that slower handjob/hardcore scripts with The Handy actually felt boring (stimulating yes, but not as creative), but with the Syncbot’s different modes was actually much more enjoyable. I give high praise the community (props again @slibowitz) for their excellent work with this.
Just to go back to The Handy though, PMV scripts are just unmatched (currently!). Special shoutout to some awesome people @EvelynEvil666 @Gebby @shbek @Sol_K @ckhero @ahe @Baxtyr @noodledude @MythrilJay
Certain scripts I have tried out have been really promising and it also almost feels like I have replay value from all the old scripts I have tried out with The Handy. The setting up was much quicker than with The Handy (some updating issues at the start) but the Syncbot felt like plug and play comparatively.
The big advantage of the Syncbot is the Syncplayer software which is really good at creating your own scripts from videos. The stroke patterns it generates from analysing the scenes are very good and I’m sure it will get even better.
My final point I want to say is that I do feel that early adopter tax, whereby the Syncbot is functional but the price point is more suited for what it could develop into. With more integration with other websites and extended community adoption will help grow the product massively (which is basically why I’m doing this in the first place. Marketing 101). Once this product reaches that stage, which I’m sure is will eventually, I can’t wait to see what it evolves into!