Review: We-Vibe Tango Pleasure Mate Collection

  • Tango: ABS Plastic/USB Rechargeable/Waterproof/4 Speeds, 4 Patterns
  • Glow: Silicone/Insertable Length: 5 inches Circumference: 4.5 inches
  • Dusk: Silicone/Insertable Length: 3 inches Circumference: 3.5 inches

Honestly, does the almighty We-Vibe Tango need any introduction?! It is, without a doubt, the strongest, rumbliest, most incredible vibrator of its size out there going. It is unlike any other bullet out there, if you have yet to experience one, just trust me that you really need to.

The We-Vibe Pleasure Mate Collection consists of two brand spanking new attachments, a G-spot dildo and a butt plug and a gorgeous, limited edition pearly white incarnation of the new model Tango. As one of those people that stuffs their Tango in any dildo or plug that it’ll fit in, I was stoked to try out the ‘official’ attachments.

The packaging is nice; just a fairly plain cardboard box with pictures of the products on the lid with pink watercolour style detailing on the sides. Perfectly gift worthy. Inside are the toys nestled in a foamy insert and below that you will find a USB charging cable, manual and a silky white storage bag.

I already own the original (now discontinued) version of the Tango so I was eager to find out how the new one could improve on an already superb toy. The new Tango is a little longer than the original and the slanted tip is a bit more defined, but that’s pretty much is appearance-wise.

I was delighted to find that the new charger is a million times better than the old one. Man, I HATED that thing! Seriously. Not only is the new one USB compatible, rather than mains only like the old one, the magnet is actually strong enough to stay connected for a full charge! PRAISE THA LAWD. That may not sound like much of an achievement but the old charger was SO tedious with its constant disconnecting that I would have returned my Tango to Lovehoney ages ago if it hadn’t been so brilliant apart from this. So yes, the charging issue is fixed with this model and I’m so SO pleased. Also, when the battery is starting to get low, a light at the base of the Tango starts flashing orange to warn you that it needs plugging in. This can be a bit annoying in the middle of the night but really it’s a very useful function as my old Tango was forever dying mid-use. This new function will save a lot of tears.

It takes around 90 minutes for the Tango to fully charge which is fairly standard for most rechargeable toys. The Tango has four settings of constant vibration and a few patterns which I never use. It annoyingly still has the ‘memory’ function (it ‘remembers’ the last setting you use and the next time you turn it on it will be on that setting) which I think is useless as I always need to build up to the higher speeds as it is far too intense (and actually quite painful) if you put it straight on full blast. The vibrations are pretty much the same intensity as they are on my older model, maybe a little stronger as my old one is tired out now, but they are way quieter (I’d say about as loud as my LELO Mia 2) which is always an improvement.

pleasuremateUsing the Tango on its own, I can easily achieve multiple orgasms in one session. I actually managed three in a row without needing to use the fourth, most powerful constant vibration setting. It is amazing, if sometimes a little too harsh for me at first. If you struggle to get off with a regular bullet, crave deep rumbling vibrations and pin point stimulation over broader stimulation from a wand, then the Tango is absolutely the vibe for you. It’s the vibe for everyone. There’s a reason this is a cult classic. Get one!

Now, onto the attachments…

Both attachments are made of top quality, silky soft, practically seamless silicone. Build-wise, I absolutely cannot fault them. The Tango is easily inserted and removed from each attachment but you can use a little lube to make it even easier if you wish.

The ‘Glow’ is the pink G-Spot attachment. It is extremely similar in form and in function to the LELO Ella which happens to be one of my favourite toys ever. So yeah, the Glow is pretty decent for G-spotting by itself, but the main problem I have with it is one I also have with the Ella. I have a long torso with arms that are a little too short for it and a bit of belly in the way which means I sometimes struggle to reach and wrangle smaller toys. The Glow is even shorter than the petite Ella so… it doesn’t quite work for me, I’m afraid. Unfortunately, the addition of the vibration from the Tango really doesn’t do a lot for me either. I don’t usually go for internal vibrations but when I do, they have to be VERY rumbly (the only toy I have so far that I really like vibrating inside me is the L’Amourose Denia). The silicone totally muffles the Tango’s rumble so it just feels kind of… itchy? Irritating. I don’t like it.

The ‘Dusk’ is a dinky little grey butt plug which would suit newcomers to anal play more than those with lots of experience. It is the sort of size and shape that I really like in a butt toy (my favourite being my large Julian Snelling Rosebud) so I thought we were going to get on really well. However, when I got round to trying it I was a little underwhelmed. I think it’s because the plugs I prefer to use are made of metal and so are cold and have a bit of weight which is what I find so stimulating about them. While the Dusk is easily inserted, once it’s in I’m barely aware of its presence. It’s too small and too light for me. Adding the vibrations of the Tango does improve the experience a bit (I guess?) but like another reviewer, after a while I too experienced “butthole chafing” from the Tango vibrating a little too vigorously against sensitive skin! And who really wants THAT?! But more seriously, I couldn’t really feel the vibrations inside as much as I wanted to. Because of how the Dusk is designed you’re going to get way more external stimulation than internal, which is great if you want that, but it’s just not for me.

Epiphora made the discovery that the Dusk can be a great ‘hands free’ vag toy. I’ve tried it and it’s fun but I couldn’t personally orgasm from it which is a shame.

Both the Tango and the attachments are totally waterproof and so are really easy to clean and take care of.

Overall, I can’t honestly say that I think the set is worth its hefty price tag. The attachments are lovely quality and all, but at the end of the day I think they are both far too small and just aren’t as special and mind blowing as the Tango itself.

RRP: £104.99

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Value for Money (Rip Off 0 – 5 Bargain):   1.5 Stars
Looks (Ugly 0 – 5 Beautiful):   4 Stars
Build Quality (Pile of Crap 0 – 5 Top of the Line):   5 Stars
Noise Level (Silent 0 – 5 Loud):   3 Stars
Strength of Vibrations (Weak 0 – 5 Powerful):   5 Stars
Orgasm Rating (Didn’t Come 0 – 5 Sent Me Through the Roof!):   5 Stars

Now discontinued at Lovehoney.

Still available from Nice’n’Naughty.co.uk

Visiting from the US? $149.99 at SheVibe


I was sent the We-Vibe Tango Pleasure Mate Collection by Lovehoney in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. 

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11 thoughts on “Review: We-Vibe Tango Pleasure Mate Collection

  1. Boogaloo

    I recently purchased the Passionate Play Collection which includes the new We-Vibe Tango. I absolutely love it!

    I’m not a big fan of bullets, I generally find them too small and buzzy, but this one is fantastic. It really is like having a miniature rechargeable magic wand! I considered purchasing the attachments, but I think I’d have the same issues as you, as internal vibrations don’t do an awful lot for me.

    Thanks for the review 🙂

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    1. Little Spoon Post author

      The attachments are just too small and completely ruin the gloriousness that is the Tango!
      However (and I’m gonna do a big post about this at some point) the new Tango is unfortunately quite unreliable and prone to numerous faults. I currently have two that are functioning perfectly, but have owned another 4 that have malfunctioned in some way, 3 were dodgy straight out of the box and one lasted about 6 months before going weird (it managed to LOSE a speed!)
      I love the Tango, but I think what I’m trying to say is it’s so worth having a back up, and buying from LH for the returns policy.

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      1. chcbrd09

        Whoa o.o That’s quite a bad run with them. AFAIK, We-Vibe corrected some of the faults of the old-generation Tangos (I believe most of the malfunctions were due to the motor itself), and the new generation is supposed to be more reliable than the old and Salsas.

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        1. Little Spoon Post author

          My original Tango is still going strong! (when I can be arsed to make it charge – worst. charger. ever.)
          All the Tangos I’m referring to in the last post were the new models and came from different retailers. I definitely need to do a post about it.

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          1. chcbrd09

            Lucky one it appears 😀 I know, everyone hates on that finicky charger. I’ve been thinking about whether using a small disc-shaped magnet (either to ‘recharge’ the pins or permanently) between the Tango and charger could help there — but honestly have absolutely no idea whether it wouldn’t interfere with the flow of electricity or even damage the toy/charger irreparably. Definitely not something I would advise trying, but if there was a chance to ask the manufacturer/s of toys with magnetic chargers sometime (I imagine they all work on the same principles), I would try to ask that. Perhaps on some adult industry event? Oh, and Dangerous Lilly writes that you can use the new charger with the old Tango – so maybe that could help.

            That’s some really bad luck. I think other people with Tangos that stopped working properly could chime in then, collectively bemoaning their deaths ;D

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            1. Little Spoon Post author

              Fun Factory make a big deal about not screwing around with their magnetic chargers or really fucking bad things will happen, lol.
              No way am I risking anything with the old We-Vibe one – especially if you CAN use the new chargers with the old Tango. I hadn’t heard that before and am gonna test it right now as my old Tango is totally flat. The charging light doesn’t come on buuut we’ll see.

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          2. chcbrd09

            Do they put some curses on them? Fire will rain from the skies and woe will befall the world and such things? xD

            Yep, definitely not. I do hope it’s charged alright! 🙂

            (It appears there’s a limit to how ‘deep’ the replies can go, so that’ll be here, unfortunately.)

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