Discover exactly WHO this toy is made for, and if you have different needs, what you should get instead. Keep reading though if you want to explore the best that sex tech innovations has to offer in 2023…
Howdy, fellow pleasure explorer!
In last year I tried all the male VR sex toys they are and was blown away by how sex tech is evolving. If you have the time and patience, you can have it all – VR intense realism and toy that strokes you in perfect sync with that video.
I read some reviews of people being disappointed with Onyx, and with this Kiiroo Onyx Realm review wanted to put the rumours to rest.
So what’s the verdict? Is it worth the money, and do those fun gimmicks actually work?
Well…In my humble opinion, Realm is great to dip your toes into the future of the sex tech.
For a fair price you get to experience:
- VR porn (with your phone in goggles),
- app control,
- interactive sex (toy strokes in speed and depth as the actress in the video)
- long distance control (with your partner)
- … all the while having a toy that’s easy to clean (forget the drying, warming up, hiding it) and discreet.
To me, VR technology is a great way to experience an ultra-realistic fantasy experience while staying in committed relationships, sitting at home (hey, lockdown), and saving money you would spend on escorts.
And if you find out you like VR, you can later upgrade to Oculus Quest that will give you 8K video quality support.
Sure, there are drawbacks, like the fact that it’s not crazy intense. But hear me out – for the RIGHT penis, it will be a benefit, not a flaw.
Anyhoo, let’s dive in deeper…
But if you’re pressed on time here’s the TL;DR version:
Get the ONYX+ Realm bundle if you:
- want to have your first VR porn experience to see how real VR looks in 2022
- want to experience the latest that sex tech has to offer (long-distance sex, app control, interactive VR content)
- would like to become more sensitive and increase your stamina in the bedroom
- Want a sex toy that’s super easy & fast to clean (especially compared to all Fleshlights)
- Want a super discreet toy. It looks like a mini-stereo device, not a masturbator.
Skip it if you:
- Already own a higher quality interactive masturbator like Keon or Launch
- don’t care about interactive content, app control and VR porn
- Want a truly hands-free experience (go for Keon in that case)
- Want a super-intense toy that makes you cum first (this is a gentler toy)
If the greater intensity is what you’re after, then l can recommend Kiiroo’s Keon. It’s the gold medalist in that regard, but it will cost ya and it’s a heavier piece of equipment.
Check out our Keon review here.
You can use the discount code SEXUALALPHA to get 10% off on purchases from Kiiroo. ($69 minimum spend)
What Is The Kiiroo Onyx+ Realm?
The Kiiroo Onyx+ Realm is the latest entry in the growing family of Kiiroo Onyx male masturbators.
Like its predecessors, it allows you to simulate the experience of intercourse or receiving a blowjob, with or without VR. It also lets you connect and sync it with other Kiiroo products to share the experience with a partner.
But what does the Onyx+ Realm have that the others don’t?
Well, there are a couple of things that really set it apart.
Firstly, it’s a bundle. So, you’re not only getting the masturbator, but also a quality mobile VR headset, as well as Kiiroo lube and toy cleaner.
And secondly, it’s sporting a new and improved motor.
So, what do those things mean for you?
Well, the bundle is pretty good value for money as it is cheaper than buying everything separately.
It also saves time shopping for individual pieces, which is also more convenient if you’re new to the world of interactive masturbators and VR.
Changing the motor can be a game-changer for toys, positively or negatively. This is why, despite having already reviewed the Onyx+, I decided to review this nifty upgrade as well.
So whether you’re looking for a starter VR masturbator or an upgrade for your masturbators, read on to find out what this toy can do!
The Onyx Plus Realm arrived in discreet packaging – important for anyone with nosy flatmates.
The toy itself rested in a sturdy black matte box. It was accompanied by:
- a micro USB charger cable
- a mobile VR headset by Shinecon
- microfibre cloth to clean the headset
- the Onyx Plus Realm manual
- a patented SuperSkin sleeve (in separate hygienic packaging)
- a one-year warranty (valid only if you buy via the official store)
- Kiiroo Toy Cleaner (4oz/120ml)
- Kiiroo Water-Based Lube (2oz/ 60ml)
The toy stood out immediately in its dark packaging. Unlike the kinda dull Onyx+, the Realm has a white and grey casing with a shiny finish.
When I picked it up it definitely felt well-made, sturdy but not cumbersome. On first look, it appeared to be of better quality than the Onyx Plus.
Give Me The Details
Like Onyx+, the Realm is made of ABS and POM (thermoplastics). It has a very firm feel but being lighter; it’s easier to grip compared to the Onyx 2.
The Realm also features the Onyx+ 10 contracting rings inside (as opposed to just one that goes up and down) which strokes the length of your penis.
On the visual side, you have a touch-sensitive trackpad to set the speed and a single on/off button underneath it. The update to the white and grey casing also improves the visibility of the trackpad.
So far, Kiiroo is keeping it nice and easy. It’s a much simpler functionality than the Keon.
No major learning curve here.
Measurements And Technical Specifications
- size: 3.5 x 3.1 x 10.4 in
- opening hole size: 1.9 x 1.8in
- hole height: 6.5in
- weight: 2.86 lbs with box
- battery: lithium-ion polymer 1000 mAh
- charging: 4 hours
- user time: 1 hour
Okay, you might be thinking: Booooring, what can this toy actually do?
So glad you asked!
Let’s take a look at the main features.
Ability To Connect With Other Toys
You can sync up with any other KIIROO device.
- KIIROO Pearl (1 or 2)
- KIIROO Onyx (1, 2 or +)
- OhMiBod Fuse
- OhMiBod Esca (1 or 2)
- or any FeelTechnology-enabled compatible device
This means that no matter where your partner is, you can make their toes curl with pleasure. You can also take advantage of this when playing with professional webcammers!
Here’s where the real fun with Kiiroo starts!
With Kiiroo goggles you’ll test how your like VR porn, but it’s only a taster.
If you like the immersion (like I did), the best VR goggles specifically for porn is Oculus Quest 2. You’ll get 8K video quality (when video is downloaded on Oculus) which makes you feel like you’re sitting in the room with those pornstars (no kiddin’).
Also it’s possible to connect Realm to Oculus, and that will give you not only feeling like you’re there, but also that she’s actually doing it to you (through Realm).
Connection is complicated, but you basically connect Realm to interactive content (Feelme site for example) and headset (Oculus or phone) to content.
You can pair the toy with interactive erotic content (erotic video, Virtual Reality, webcam partner sites). This includes everything on FeelMe and other interactive partner sites.
Thanks to those 10 rings inside the Onyx+, your penis gets an all-over massage with a kind of “wave motion” instead of a simple up and downstroke.
On top of that, you can choose between 5 different modes (which you can still adjust):
- Manual: you stroke the touchpad to get off
- Full Stroke: full up and down motion
- Power Up: varying intensity
- Handjob: sloppier and less full version of Full Stroke
- Storm: intermittent pulsing – you can use the touchpad to adjust the speed.
Talking about speed…
At the highest setting, you get 140 strokes per second!
Also, changing the speed was very intuitive thanks to the touchpad.
And also… kinda fun. Stroking the touchpad back and forth made me feel like my penis was a guitar! (I’ve actually played some ;D)
The SuperSkin sleeve feels super lifelike, thanks to the soft material with lots of bumps.
Add plenty of lube to that, and Oh. My. God.
The Onyx+ Realm set is made from lightweight plastics, so it won’t way down your luggage. And since you can fit it in your carry-on, and connect with your partner’s toy, you can stay intimate even when you’re miles apart.
In Use: How Does It Feel?
After unwrapping and charging this bad boy, it was FINALLY time to get to the good bit. The charging time of 4 hours is a bit of an annoyance, but it’s a good test of patience.
OR you could spend the time making a VR porn playlist?
Just an idea!
When you turn the toy on using the single button, you go straight into Bluetooth mode, confirmed by a blinking blue light. In Bluetooth mode, you can connect to a partner’s compatible toy or pair it with FeelMe interactive content.
Pressing again switches it to manual mode (purple light).
Still, nice and easy.
With that out of the way, I went on to try the Onyx+ without the headset.
The Kiiroo Onyx+ Realm massages your whole penis. The textured sleeve combined with the rotational motor and contracting makes for a pretty realistic sensation.
That said, it gives a much gentler grip than I have experience with my other Kiiroo strokers.
Where a Keon I would put at being a 9 on the grip scale, the Onyx+ Realm is about a 5 or 6…
Of course, it will depend on the size of your penis.
If you’re a fan of powerful sensations and instant orgasms, then you might be disappointed.
BUT, if you’re super sensitive then the more laid-back level will allow you to enjoy a nice long masturbation session.
Equally, if you want to take a break from the more intense toys and get BACK some of your sensitivity, then absolutely, this will do the trick… just give it time.
Of course, if you DO prefer stronger sensations, there are ways to use the Onyx+ Realm to maximize your pleasure, such as:
- buying a tighter sleeve (the toy comes with a regular fit)
- combining the sensations with thrusting (keep in mind though: it’s not designed for that)
- use a stroker alongside the Onyx+
Exploring New Dimensions
After having my fun without the goggles, it was time to kick things up a notch.
The mobile headset that comes with the Onyx+ Realm is not an afterthought. It’s been well-thought-out and well-made. It’s comfortable thanks to the adjustable straps, and the visor is wide enough to give you that complete immersion experience.
So, as a starter VR kit, it’s a great option to get the best first impression and really figure out if it is your thing.
The goggles allow you to take advantage of both regular 2D porn and interactive porn, the access to which is growing, so you’ll never run out of viewing options.
Although the headset only works with a phone, it does bring your fantasies up close and personal!
The only thing to be mindful of is that the headset is best suited for 6-7 inch phones with 3.5-6 inch screens. And the bigger the screen, the better (obviously).
To see if your phone fits, you can check out the product page for compatibility.
How To Connect?
To connect your Onyx+ Realm set with interactive porn you need the FeelConnect app. Kiiroo has a video explaining how to set it up and it is really easy to follow.
Then, once you’re all synced up, your Onyx+ will mimic the movements of the actors.
It is pretty amazing to be watching a blowjob scene and feel the simultaneous stroking on your cock.
Sharing Is Caring…
Kiiroo toys aren’t just for the single players!
They open up a whole world of possibilities for couples too, and they are especially great at keeping the sex alive for long-distance lovers.
So, how does that work?
Well, treat yourself and your partner to a Kiiroo toy (or a compatible toy) and then sync them via the FeelConnect app.
So, as you play with your Onyx+ Realm masturbator, their toy will respond in real-time. So, if you change the setting, your partner will feel it too. So you can share in the sensations and control your partner’s pleasure despite being miles apart.
It’s also a great way to have an uncomplicated threesome…
Oh, now I have your attention, right?
Just combine the sync functionality with the VR goggles and interactive porn.
But what if your partner doesn’t have a Kiiroo toy of their own?
No problem. You can still introduce a new fun dynamic by giving them control over your toy (via the app) and leaving yourself at their mercy.
This is a fun option if you enjoy power play and orgasm denial…
Cleaning And Storage
Cleaning is actually one of the moments where this toy REALLY shines.
You don’t get any of the hassles that you experience with the Fleshlight or even Kiiroo Keon.
With those, you cannot be 100% sure that all the ridges are clean, simply because you can’t see them.
With this bad boy, cleanup is almost effortless thanks to the removable sleeve.
It is stretchy and very easy to turn inside out. This way you can rinse the sleeve thoroughly and simply let it dry like that.
And as for storage, the Onyx+ Realm’s sleek look is a huge plus here. It resembles a fancy speaker, so will easily blend into your shelf of high-tech gadgets.
Where Can You Get It?
To introduce the Kiiroo Onyx+ Realm into your life, head over to the official Kiiroo website, where it retails for $269 (unless you catch it on sale).
The Onyx+ Realm is a great starter set as it gives you everything you need with a high enough quality to let you really test the VR waters. And because of that, it’s also good value for money.
What’s also great about it is that you can always upgrade. You can upgrade on sensations with the Kiiroo Keon and still use your Realm goggles.
If you’re looking for a medium sensation-intensity toy that can give you variety, for VR, interactive porn, or to ‘touch’ distant loved ones, then the Onyx+ Realm might just tick your boxes.