Evolved Novelties is helmed by none other than Greg Alves, the man known for putting Metro on the map, starting up Zero Tolerance
, and more recently fighting asshat pirates successfully, winning a multimillion dollar judgement. So, why does Greg think he can carve out a niche in an ultra competitive market dominated by the likes of Doc Johnson, Adam & Eve, TopCo, and a few others? First, he teamed up with equally well known Gregg Alan, a guy you may know as the head honcho at Diabolic
(another favorite production company of mine) and the two took a different approach. Rather than go cheap with their toys, they decided to take it slow and easy, using high end materials and quality testing practices, resulting in toys like the Waterproof Passionate G
Measuring in at 8" tall (usable length is 6") and as thick around as Stoya's wrist, the version I received was light pink in color but seemingly unlike any "el cheapo" model I've looked at from a dozen lesser companies. What set it apart right away was the cool packaging, a plain white sleeve surrounding a nice metal case with foam inside, latches holding the top onto the body. Having given plenty of toys out for Christmas, birthdays, Valentine's Day, and just because I'm a swell guy, I always hate wrapping up some hard plastic shell of a package that looks as lame as stuff you buy at the dollar store. The case still had such a cool design on it that my primary toy testing buddy Nadine wanted to get the logo tattooed on her arm or back (it has a heart in the middle with flowery loops). Bringing her back from her mental exercise in body art, she told me that she really liked the packaging too ("a nice balance between form and function").
The Waterproof Passionate G
takes two AA batteries and unlike those lesser releases by competitors, this device really pours on the power! The first setting was light, the second a modest upgrade, and the third, well, watch out as it's really strong and had the already spent Nadine moaning with waves of pleasure. The vibrating bullet is up near the top of the jelly coated toy and the curves on it allow for moderation in the insertion process, my gal pumping like a piston engine as she rolled her eyes in the back of her head. This simple yet elegant toy really delivered the goods and at the highest setting, drained those batteries almost as fast as it drained my tester but it was an experience watching her to be sure.
For the record, there was a noticeable drop in vibrations after about 3 hours of play at high speed. This model differed from others in the series in that it also had a sharply curved top, one that worked wonders on the G-Spot (hence the name) and was thick enough around that ladies with some substance to them will appreciate it even more (if you cannot easily handle a thicker toy, pass on this one until you can).
When she left, I tested it to check the waterproof nature of the device and it passed with flying colors, the control on the bottom of the toy being a simple push button approach I wish others would take (over those all too often clunky controls). The "O" ring kept water from destroying the electronics and it was quite easy to clean, making it a Highly Recommended
toy, the others in the line finding favor with my pal too (reviews forthcoming, and I do mean coming!). I was half surprised when I read online that the Gregs were not trying to compete with the big boys of toys ("Alves
says launching Evolved Novelties isn't an
attempt to compete with the adult toy manufacturers already on the
market. Instead, just as when he
launched Zero Tolerance
is simply looking for his
own place in the market.") but given the three I was sent to try out, they might be competing before long as the copycat syndrome in porn production is even more rampant in the world of sex toys.
The Passionate G is built for gals able to accommodate thicker toys
If the Waterproof Passionate G
is any indication of things to come, I suspect both gentlemen will be making more money from toys than their award winning movies (though I hope they continue to provide both). For the record, this was part of the "True Love Edition" and it was made in China for the socially conscious and ladies will find this one truly suited for their grafenberg spot pleasuring more than anything else (any gal that can take this on in her ass is probably too advanced to be reading my toy reviews in the first place!). The rest of the tech specs were found in our forums as follows:
Sweet yet powerful, stylish and functional, the True Love edition
blends contemporary design with classic sensuality. Three quiet speeds
ensure ultimate bliss and satisfaction, in or out of the water.
Luxurious in feel and conforming to every contour, the soothing
pulsations deliver endless stimulation! Stay in tonight and vibe with
your favorite Sweetheart. Romance has Evolved, shouldn't your massager?
• 3 stimulating speeds
• easy push - button controls
• phthalate-free and body-safe
• flexible material conforms to body
• ultra-powerful motor soothes and seduces
• maximum intensity with minimum noise
• satin-smooth coated controls
• hygienic medical-grade TPR
• shower & bath-friendly
Lastly, it mentions it is RoHS compliant which essentially means the device is free of many specific health hazard chemicals, this from the RoHS website in the EU:
The definition and aim of the RoHS directive is quite simple. The RoHS
directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used
in electronic and electronic equipment. Any RoHS compliant component is
tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg),
Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). For Cadmium and Hexavalent
chromium, there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at
raw homogeneous materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be
no more than 0.1% of the material, when calculated by weight at raw
homogeneous materials. Any RoHS compliant component must have 100 ppm
or less of mercury and the mercury must not have been intentionally
added to the component. In the EU, some military and medical equipment
are exempt from RoHS compliance.