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Thehandy Review As a Mobile User (Hint: It's Pretty Bad)

So After having thehandy for over 6 months now and having used it a decent amount of times
(at least attempt to use it). I thinks it’s about time I express how I really feel about thehandy.
This who rant/ mini-review is about running scripts only not manual mode at all (just so you know).
I really wanted to like thehandy but thats not how it went so here I am today writing about my not so great exprice right now.
I was going to post this months ago but I just decided not to until today that is. I wanted to see if thehandy software team will release any updates over the following moths to solve the issues I had but apparently they still haven’t. I felt like I gave them enough time to work out everything but they still didn’t so I think its finally time for me to talk about it to the eroscripts community.

Why did I buy thehandy?

I bought the handy because I have a few oneholes that I personally preferred over my all my fleshlights and I wanted to use them running scripts and since all my onaholes seemed compatible with thehandy I was like why would I not want to use my favrite sextoys while using scripts that would be a dream come true. I already liked my fleshlight launch but hearing about thehandy basically being a better fleshlgiht launch that can use basically any oneholes meeting its requirements for its strap instead I was sold on the product.

First the MAJOR Problem:

As a mobile user you can’t run scripts locally like over Bluetooth. You have to use their server. This is a problem for me (this is not an issue everyone will exprice). My WiFi isn’t bad but isn’t great either so it can be jittery at times
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Every single time I tried to use the handy it always ends up with me being alienated by the whole experience because of the noticeable delay from script to video.
After about 10-20 minutes of issues (mainly the noticeable delay I usually just take the toy off of the strap and unplug Thehandy and just finish myself.

For me when there is a very noticeable delay between a video and script playing it takes away from the overall immersion of the whole experience. I’m just sitting there thinking why am I doing this when it’s not even fully synced. I might as well use my hand instead of thehandy.

Hold up, I know what you’re thinking before you think I just wrote off thehandy after one bad experience. I gave thehandy multiple tries the first 2 months at least 20 times as they all just left me alienated. After the first two months I just put it back in the box. A couple of times throughout the six months I would take thehandy out to see if maybe the experience would be better this time. Nope just Nope. The only time I had a good experience was at 12:30AM when everyone was off the WIFI but I would rather be asleep at that time instead of using thehandy.

This issue may be non-existent for most users but there is still probably at least a good chunk of Thehandy buyers who had a similar experience to me.

A Possible Fix to my First Issue:

To fix this issue I personally believe there should be an option to use webBluetooth for Thehandy local video player. It has been long enough to only have a server that’s all the way in Norway to run your scripts from. Why not implement a WebBluetooth option for everyone on iphones, iPad and Android phones and Android tablets. So mobile users can also have a good exprice like the PC users using bluetooth.

This issue as of August 2021 for PC users is non existent:If your on Windows 10 even if you have a bad WiFi connection you can use ScriptPlayer 1.1.1 and intiface and connect to Thehandy over Bluetooth that way (btw this is way better than the web server since your not dependent on your WiFi connection.) Like this just released this year August 2021 to be exact. And you also have an ethernet port so your connection would be the most stable out of every other platform even if you used thehandy over wifi.

Imma be honest I personally prefer to lay down and use Thehandy rather than sight straight up at my desk staring at my laptop while using Thehandy. I know this is a personal preference especially when I just want to lay down and relax after back home.

Off Topic but to be totally honest I had a way better experience using the Fleshlight Launch than the handy and It’s not because the hardware is better in the Fleshlight Launch or me just having a personal bias towards “Kiiroo and Fleshlgiht ” and their products.
It’s because of me having a stable and consistently good experience with it compared to Thehandy while using it on any of my mobile devices () and not just with my laptop. The reason is because I am not burdened by having to always be connected to a very stable WiFi connection to have a good experience. I don’t have to use a connection key and connect to Kiiroo servers and hope that my WiFi is stable enough to have a good connection. I could just connect my fleshlight launch to the Syncydink web app and start playing from there with really no noticeable delay between the scripts running on the fleshlight Launch and what’s happening on the screen.

At this point your best bet in order to have the best Thehandy experience (at least if you want to use it in bed or laying down on the couch) with thehandy (IMHO) is to have a decently power full mid range to high end Windows 10 tablet (For example a Microsoft surface go 2 core i3 - Microsoft Surface Pro 7) in order to have the best experience while using Thehandy. Basically you need to spend 600$ tablet in order to get Bluetooth.

Second issue: Thehandy handy local-video website.

I hate how when your on mobile (Android or IOS phones and tablets) after selecting a video and script and there both loaded up and you click the play button it goes to full screen automatically.

This is an issue because what if you notice a delay is not set correctly between the video and the script running on Thehandy? So you have clicked the x button in the top left Connor to exit the video to set a new delay value for the handy. Then click the play button again on the video to only notice that the video reset back to the beginning so you have to scroll all the way back to where you were before.
Not even mentioning that you’re doing this all with one hand as well because your other hand is holding down Thehandy to keep it from falling and that hand also probably has lube on it as well.

So in order to fix this issue you are forced to always when you go to your bookmarks and click on thehandyfeeling local-video website you have to always request desktop site for thehandyfeeling local video in order to mitigate these issues.

Before you say it Yes I know there is a delay slider on handyfeeling that I can use but
If your WiFi isn’t great then you’re out of luck because the delay is always going to be constantly changing.When clicking on videos I want only videos to appear. Oh that’s just nitpicking and a very small inconvenience. Small inconveniences add up.

Possible Fix for problem number 2:

Im sure thehandy team can easily make thehadny feeling local video website way better than it is right now but It kinda feels like at this point Thehandy softwareteam is either being lazy or either most people don’t see this as an issue.

You may also say “okay why not use funscrit.io
Well I want to watch videos in portrait mode not landscape mode.( Yes I’m one of those people) I prefer watching videos on my tablet in portrait mode personally and as of right now funscirpts.io doesn’t support narrow screen layouts (portrait mode) it only supports landscape mode.
“Also Why not sexlikereal?”
I’m not into vr porn and I personally just want to run hentai scripts only/ my own personal scripts so I’m out of luck there.

Overall from my perspective these are the only people that should buy thehandy and will get a great exprice out of it:

For mobile users (iPhone, iPad, Android phones and Android tablets):

If you have a good reliable internet connection that basically never drops or stutters and barely has a few milliseconds of delay. If your connection is like that for basically all of your mobile devices then yeah it would be worth it to buy Thehandy. You’re more likely to have a way better experience than I did and will more likely enjoy the product.

If your a pc/laptop user:

It’s most worth it to buy thehandy if you are a Windows 10 laptop or PC user and have no problem sitting in front at a desk while using thehandy. With a computer you most likely have a gigabit Ethernet port or Ethernet port dongle (for certain laptop users) so having a bad internet connection may be a non existent problem for you.
But more importantly there is intiface and ScritPlayer on Windows 10 so you can just decide to use Thehandy and run it over Bluetooth without being confined to using The Handy over WiFi so you will have no delay running scripts at all. You can skip any parts and your handy will always match what you’re seeing on screen.

BUT before you go and buy yourself Thehandy you should know that if you want to use fleshlights with thehandy you’re better off buying an ORS2 instead. Yes even though it’s more expensive than Thehandy the ORS2 is still easily worth it over Thehandy any day of the week if you can handle the price difference. If you want to use a fleshlight with thehandy you have to do a whole bunch of DIY stuff like 3D printing specific parts just to get it connected/attached to Thehandy correctly without falling off(not worth the hassle IMHO). Overall just buy the ORS2 instead and if you’re on a strict budget still just wait and save up and buy an ORS2 instead.

I’m here to express my feeling about the product, Just keeping it real with you,

I would personally only recommend Thehandy for a PC user that doesn’t care to use fleshlights with thehandy and instead wants to use 6.5in length and 2.8in circumference or less sized OnaHoles with thehandy. But if you’re not that type of person I recommend not purchasing Thehandy because the ORS2 exists and is overall the better product hardware and software wise. I respect this option a lot because that’s the main reason I even bought Thehandy was to use it with my Onaholes.

But being restricted to sitting down upright in a chair at your computer is basically a nonissue for most users in the eroscripts community (At least from all the posts I’ve read).

For the experience I want I’m either going to have to wait for Thehandyteam or someone else from this community to create or just cave in and buy a mid to high end Microsoft Surface device so I could get the preferred experience that I want and I think other customers deserve.
Thehandy for ME (emphasis on the me part) at the very least has been overall very disappointing. On Thehandy subreddit you always hear the praise of Thehandy but this post is to let you know it’s not always like that, not in the slightest.

Overall I just really wish thehandy team would just finally cave in and just implement Web Bluetooth or someone from this community will probably do exactly that some time in the future. Thehandy has been on the market for over a year now and I’m still surprised there is no

It kinda makes me feel like either everyone here who has thehandy either has a very good and stable WiFi connection so they have no issues when using thehandy or there are very few people who had the same experience rice as me so there is really no topics about this on eroscirpts on on thehandy subreddit that I could find at least.

For many months now I gave up on thehandy. I’m basically just check every once a month on thehandy website and on eroscritps to see if if there is an update for Thehandy feeling website to enable webBluetooth or for someone else in this community to finally add webBluetooth functionality for Thehandy on their own website but until then I will just continue to not use myhandy.

As of right now it feels like thehandy has so much wasted potential. Because I can see it being so much more than it is currently right now.

Overall Add webBluetooth Functionality to thehandy feeling website.

From my perspective these are the only people that should buy thehandy:

For mobile users (iPhone, iPad, Android phones and Android tablets):

If you have a good reliable internet connection that basically never drops or stutters and barely has a few milliseconds of delay. If your connection is like that for basically all of your mobile devices then yeah it would be worth it to buy Thehandy. You’re more likely to have a way better experience than I did and will more likely enjoy the product.

If your a pc/laptop user:

It’s most worth it to buy thehandy if you are a Windows 10 laptop or PC user and have no problem sitting in front at a desk while using thehandy. With a computer you most likely have a gigabit Ethernet port or Ethernet port dongle (for certain laptop users) so having a bad internet connection may be a non existent problem for you.
But more importantly there is intiface and ScritPlayer on Windows 10 so you can just decide to use Thehandy and run it over Bluetooth without being confined to using The Handy over WiFi so you will have no delay running scripts at all. You can skip any parts and your handy will always match what you’re seeing on screen.

BUT before you go and buy yourself Thehandy you should know that if you want to use fleshlights with thehandy you’re better off buying an ORS2 instead. Yes even though it’s more expensive than Thehandy the ORS2 is still easily worth it over Thehandy any day of the week if you can handle the price difference. If you want to use a fleshlight with thehandy you have to do a whole bunch of DIY stuff like 3D printing specific parts just to get it connected/attach to Thehandy correctly without falling off(not worth the hassle IMHO). Overall just buy the ORS2 instead and if your on a strict budget still just wait and save up and buy a ORS2 instead.

I’m here to express my feeling about the product, Just keeping it real with you,

I would personally only recommend Thehandy for a PC user that doesn’t care to use fleshlights with thehandy and instead wants to use 6.5in length and 2.8in circumference or less OnaHoles with thehandy. But if you’re not that type of person I recommend not purchasing Thehandy because the ORS2 exist and is overall the better product hardware and software wise. I respect this option a lot because that’s the main reason I even bought Thehandy was to use it with my Onaholes.

But being restricted to sitting down upright at a chair at your computer is basically a nonissue for most users in the eroscripts community (At least from all the post I’ve read).

For the experience I want I’m either going to have to wait for Thehandyteam or someone else from this community to create or just cave in and buy a mid to high end Microsoft Surface device so I could get the preferred experience that I want and I think other customers deserve.

Overall Thehandy for ME (emphasis on the me part) at the very least has been overall very disappointing. On Thehandy subreddit you always hear the praise of Thehandy but this post is to let you know it’s not always like that, not in the slightest.

Overall I just really wish thehandy team would just finally cave in and just implement Webbluetooth or someone from this community will probably do exactly that some time in the future. Thehandy has been on the market for over a year now and I’m still surprised there is no

It kinda makes me feel like either everyone here who has thehandy either has a very good and stable WiFi connection so they have no issues when using thehandy or there are very few people who had the same experience rice as me so there is really no topics about this on eroscirpts on on thehandy subreddit that I could find at least.

I apologize if this post seems like it’s all over the place I just wanted to get it out there as fast as possible. I’ll edit it maybe latter on to make it neater and more coherent in what I’m trying to explain.

I have the handy and use a windows pc and have no problem using the handy while lying on my bed the advantage of wifi (if you have a decent wifi router that is) is that it is a stronger signal then bluetooth so less chance of it disconnecting.

I started with an onyx and that thing was bluetooth only and it kept disconnecting every 5 minutes (i learned later that it was a common problem) meaning i had to get out of bed, get the toy off, walk to the pc and try to get it connecting again, back to bed and put it on again, just to have it disconnect within 5 minutes again and to repeat the whole process (so i understand your frustration it destroys the potential to have pleasure). It disconnected even quicker when i used it with my mobile, so i gave up on that.
So for me i never want to have a bleutooth only toy anymore.

Anyway i do think the handy guys should spend a bit more time on the software side of the handy as i understand the firmware updates arent flawless (i still use 2.something and im glad i never done an “upgrade”) and the site isnt great (still a lot better then my expierence with the app that kiiroo used that didnt work at all what was it called feelconnect 3 or something?).

And also i think it would be nice for the mobile users if there was a mobile version of scriptplayer (doesnt have to be in the store).

I don’t want Thehandy to be Bluetooth Only but I would love to have the option for Bluetooth as well as online over a server but as of now for mobile users it’s just server using your handy connection key or nothing.
It’s better to have Bluetooth as an option than not at all.
For me I had the opposite experience Bluetooth for me when I used the Fleshlight Launch was amazing but being dependent on a good WIFI only sucks.

Couldn’t agree more. I personally think there is only so much more you can add to a sextoy machine software wise.
Like what can they really add in version 3.3 update to Thehandy? With all the features already baked into Thehandy there is really not much more Thehandy team can add to it. Also most of the updates are pointless (except for 3.0 allowing you finally being about to use Bluetooth for Thehandy). Most of the updates are just oriented towards manual mode anyways.

There was more to this post that I cut out and left in my word doc but I also had a section ranting about the whole handysoftware development team.
If feels like with each update instead of making the product better by adding a few new features it feels like it comes with a whole lot of bugs as well.
theri who software team should instead of focusing on new handy software updates, they should instead focus on making handy feeling-local video more user friendly especially for mobile users because as of now personally thehandy mobile experience feels like a beta-alpha in other words not ready for prime time yet.

Also just YES having a mobile version of script player and also intiface would be just Amazing! But tbh I don’t see this happening for at least 3 years from now (Hopefully I’m proven wrong).

I had to downgrade from FW3 back to FW2 for a small period of time due to an issue I ran into and imo FW3 is way better. The actual motion of the handy are improved because of changes they made. It moves much smoother going up and down in comparison to FW2 especially when dealing with faster scripts. The syncing is also much faster in comparison. There were a lot of good changes for the script side too

I’d recommend trying it out. Its not hard to downgrade back if you happen to have any issue.

I do feel similar about the mobile software side of things, but the improvements they made in FW3 were absolutely more than just updates oriented to manual use. I mention a couple in my other comment. Outside of future firmware updates improving what I mentioned, one major improvement they will hopefully add (I think they said they were working on it) is the implementation of streaming via websocket which can unlock a number of possibilities like matching the handy to games and software like VAM.

I did the whole 3d printing thing and it was extremely easy and cost me $60 for the part, $20 for the ipad mount and i used a hard solo cup, some stones and duct tape to extend the length of the handy so it works with the fleshlight and then covered it with some cloth. It was seriously super easy. I only use Scriptplayer with bluetooth. I connect to deoVR if i want to use my headset. Its so easy and I never have any issues ever since I got how it all works. The handy has been my greatest sex toy purchase of all time, I have used it almost every day since i bought it 10 months ago and my personal sexual satisfaction has gone up exponentially. My advice for you is get out of your bed, grab yourself a real PC, a good desk and a VR headset. Its orders of magnitude better than the sad situation you described. I often find myself completely immersed in the fantasy of a scene even if its not in VR when the delay is set perfectly and the script is well designed. Then I relax, roll up a J and get rode to high heaven! I can rotate the handy freely and easily pop it out of its 3d printed holder and lay it down if I need to tend to something. After everything I can put it all away in a drawer in seconds. I cant imagine the standard OSR beats how convenient and mobile the Handy is when you have it set up well.

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Have you considered trying the handy not sync’d just having it as an auto stroker? It actually works pretty well for that. When I want sync’d content I go for my OSR2+ - the sensation of it thrusting against me is much more real for that anyway - but if I want something to just go at me while I’m browsing content I usually reach for the Handy.

I didn’t read your whole post, forgive me if you found this fix, but for your first problem there is an offset setting on the handy website, not sure how it works with mobile, but most of the time the scripts never sync up at first. I always have to set an offset to make it sync up to the video. Granted I don’t use their service to watch videos, but I still have to make it sync up at first even with bluetooth via scritplayer, or some other web interfaces that (i think) still use the handy servers for something.