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Lovense Ambi Review

Tested & Rated with Methodology v1.0

Overall Score

8.5

What is it:

How generally good the mini or bullet vibrator is. It’s a weighted average of the vibrator’s performance in these areas.

Scoring Factors:

8.5

18%

Power Range

8.3

17%

8.4

15%

7.4

13%

9.8

10%

9.2

10%

10.0

8%

Build Quality

6.3

8%

10.0

1%

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Performance Ratings

MAX VIBRATION POWER
8.3
POWER RANGE
8.5
RUMBLINESS
7.4
APP: CLOSE-RANGE FEATURES
9.5
APP: LONG-DISTANCE FEATURES
9.4
APP: CONNECTIVITY
9.9
COMFORT & EASE OF USE
8.4
USE DURING SEX
9.8
NOISE
9.2
BUILD QUALITY
10.0
BATTERY LIFE
6.3
CLEANING
10.0

Our Verdict

The Lovense Ambi is one of my favorite bullet vibrators. It’s more versatile than most bullets making it a good fit for many people.

Its power range is broader than most bullet vibrators, offering gentle warmup levels and intense top settings. The lower levels are rumbly, and as the power increases, the vibrations feel neutral or slightly buzzy. So you can enjoy a little bit of everything! It’s one of my favorites because it’s not too far to either end of the spectrum—neither super rumbly nor super buzzy. 

The angled shape helps it fit between bodies during sex and makes leveraging the Ambi easy and comfortable. Its rounded head and angled back tip allow you to vary how precise or broad the stimulation is. And the Lovense app has the best features and most reliable connection of all the remote and app-controlled vibrators I’ve tested.

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Pros

  • Very wide power range with incremental adjustments, so most people will find settings they enjoy.
  • Top setting is intense, but not overwhelming.
  • A versatile range of rumbly and buzzy vibrations - not too far to either end of the spectrum.
  • You can vary how precise or broad the Ambi's stimulation is.
  • Angled head makes it very comfortable and easy to use solo or during sex.
  • Quiet enough to use even if you have housemates.
  • The Lovense app's features and connectivity are the best of any brand.

Cons

  • Some people want more extreme rumbliness.
  • To access its full power range, you need to use the Lovense app. Otherwise, you can program any 3 intensity levels to access using the Ambi's button.

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Lovense Ambi with other bullet and mini vibrators in background

The Lovense Ambi is a mid-budget, app-controlled bullet vibrator. Lovense has the best app and connectivity of any brand I’ve tried. The Ambi is their least expensive vibrator, so it’s a great option, providing excellent app control at a reasonable price.

The Ambi’s shape is unique, with an angled head that extends past the handle in both directions. One side is a rounded head for broader stimulation, and the other comes to a precise tip for focused stimulation. The shape makes it versatile and easier to maneuver than many straight bullets.

It’s coated in smooth, body-safe silicone and is completely waterproof (IPX7). It’s rechargeable using a magnetic USB charging cable.

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The Lovense Ambi is reasonably priced and offers excellent performance. It’s stronger than many bullets (including the Lovense Exomoon) and has a wider power range than most. Its versatility makes it a good fit for most people, but there are better options for those with more “extreme” preferences.

For instance, the Ambi is strong but not overwhelmingly intense, like the BMS Swan Maximum bullet or the Lovense Domi 2 wand vibrator if you like enormous power. And those who value exceptional rumbliness will prefer the We-Vibe Tango X. The Ambi is best for those with more moderate preferences and value a shape that’s easy to maneuver and versatile. Plus, Lovense’s app control is the best on the market.

See all our recommendations for the best bullet vibrators here and the best remote control vibrators here.


Vibrations: Power And Range


Max Power Rating

8.3

What is it:

How strong the highest power level feels compared to other bullet and mini vibrators.

When does it matter:

If you need intense vibrations to orgasm or you just enjoy powerful vibrations.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Power Range Rating:

8.5

What is it:

How wide the range is between the highest and lowest power levels, and whether it has enough power levels that steps between settings are comfortable.

When does it matter:

A broad power range with many intensity levels is always more versatile. You can warm up with softer levels when your body isn’t ready for intense vibrations. But when you want more strength, you can turn it up high. A broad power range is also more likely to include settings at your ideal strength.

Scoring Factors:

8.5

100%

Adjusted Power Range Width

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Power vs Frequency Graph:

What is it:

A graph of each bullet and mini vibrator’s power vs frequency across all of its power levels. 

When does it matter:

If you want a detailed look at the vibrator’s full power and frequency characteristics. This tells you how strong and how rumbly each setting feels. You can also compare two vibrators on the same graph using our graph comparison tool here.

How Strong Is Each Power? (Click to Expand Definitions)

  • Power < 2.7: Too weak for me to orgasm, but great while warming up.
  • Power between 2.7 and 6.0: Strong enough for me to orgasm, but takes some effort. Good while warming up.
  • Power between 6.0 and 9.0: I orgasm effortlessly and reliably. These are the settings I typically finish with.
  • Power ≥ 9.0: Extreme power. Way more than I need to orgasm – I rarely use these.

The Lovense Ambi has an outstanding power range. It begins gently, climbs through moderately powerful middle levels, and reaches an intense top setting. 

The Ambi’s top strength of 8.0 out of 10 is plenty for me. It has comparable power to my favorite mid-sized vibrators like the Lelo Mona 2 or Lovense Hyphy. Often, I orgasm on one of the upper-middle levels, never reaching the top setting, as I enjoy moderate strength. 

Lovense Ambi with Comparably Powered Large Toys the Lelo Mona 2 and Lovense Hyphy
The Lovense Ambi’s (left) top strength is comparable to my favorite larger vibrators like the Lelo Mona 2 (middle) and Lovense Hyphy (right)

The Ambi’s lowest power setting is a 1.5 out of 10 vibration strength, which is very soft. The Lovense Ambi’s wide power range is great for anyone who needs milder settings while warming up to avoid overstimulation. 

There is a quirk to be aware of: in order to access the Lovense Ambi’s full power range, you’ll need to use the Lovense app. Using the app, you can gradually adjust the power in tiny increments from its low power of 1.5 to its top strength of 8.0. This is great for anyone who finds large steps distracting.

Lovense Ambi with Lovense App
se the app to make more gradual power adjustments than the on-toy button allows

However, just 3 preset power levels are accessible using the button on the Lovense Ambi’s base. But you can set the 3 levels to whatever strength you want. Just navigate to the “Adjust Levels” screen in the Lovense app and set each setting to your preferred intensity.

I love the default preset levels and haven’t changed mine out, but you can if you want to!

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Vibrations: Frequency (Rumbliness)


Rumbliness Rating:

7.4

What is it:

How “rumbly” (low frequency) or “buzzy” (high frequency) the vibrator feels. And whether it delivers strong vibrations while remaining reasonably rumbly. Higher scores indicate a “more rumbly” (lower-frequency) bullet or mini vibrator, since the majority of people prefer rumbliness. But ultimately vibration frequency is a personal preference.

When does it matter:

If you prefer vibrations in a specific area along the rumbly-to-buzzy spectrum. Rumbly vibrations spread out more and you feel them deeper. Whereas you feel buzzy vibrations nearer to the surface and more concentrated around the point of contact. Both can feel good, and which you enjoy more is a personal preference.

Scoring Factors:

7.8

50%

Median Vibration Frequency

7.0

50%

Power and Frequency Balance

0%

Power vs Frequency Graphs

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Power vs Frequency Graph:

What is it:

A graph of each bullet and mini vibrator’s power vs frequency across all of its power levels. 

When does it matter:

If you want a detailed look at the vibrator’s full power and frequency characteristics. This tells you how strong and how rumbly each setting feels. You can also compare two vibrators on the same graph using our graph comparison tool here.

Frequency on Low Power:

38 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

Median Frequency:

72 Hz

(Moderately Rumbly)

What is it:

What part of the frequency spectrum the vibrator’s power levels are centered around. It’s the vibration frequency of the middle power level (the average of the two middle levels if there is an even number of settings).

When does it matter:

If you prefer vibrations in a particular part of the rumbly-to-buzzy spectrum. This provides a quick way to see whether one vibrator’s settings are generally more rumbly or buzzy than another vibrator’s. Since most people prefer rumbly toys, we give higher scores to lower-frequency (more rumbly) vibrators. But ultimately, it’s a personal preference.

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Frequency on High Power:

97 Hz

(Moderately Buzzy)

Rumbliness & Power Balance:

7.0

What is it:

A measure that rewards bullet and mini vibrators that remain rumbly (low-frequency) while packing good vibration strength. In other words, a bullet vibrator that is strong, but buzzy will perform poorly in this metric. Likewise, a bullet vibrator that is rumbly, but weak will also perform poorly. Only bullet and mini vibrators with strong, rumbly vibrations will have a high rating here. Calculated using the average normalized power / normalized frequency of the vibrator’s settings, with a derating factor applied to buzzy settings. 

When does it matter:

If you want a bullet or mini vibrator with a good balance of power and rumbliness.

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We rate rumbly vibrations higher than buzzy ones because it’s what most people prefer.

The Lovense Ambi has a pretty good amount of rumbliness. The first half of the power range feels rumbly. Then, the stronger half of the power levels feel neutral or moderately buzzy. 

Lovense Ambi and Rumblier We-Vibe Tango X
The Lovense Ambi (left) with the rumblier We-Vibe Tango X

If you love rumbly vibrations, you’ll have some settings to enjoy on the low to mid-powered end, but nothing strong and rumbly. If you want comparable power with deeper vibrations, consider the We-Vibe Tango X.

But I actually love the feeling of neutral or somewhat buzzy vibrations in a bullet vibrator. When vibrations have enormous power, like large wand vibrators do, buzziness makes them feel overwhelming. That’s why I prefer rumbly wands like the Fun Factory Vim over buzzy ones like the Doxy Die Cast 3.

Fun Factory Vim and Doxy Die Cast 3
With stronger power that wands typically provide, I prefer rumbly vibrations like the Fun Factory Vim (left) provide instead of buzzy vibrations like the Doxy Die Cast 3 (right) provide

But the intensity of small bullet vibrators is moderate in comparison. Some buzziness in a bullet vibrator adds a kick at the surface that helps me orgasm more easily. As a result, the Lovense Ambi is one of my favorite bullet vibrators. It has plenty of settings toward the center of the spectrum, from moderately rumbly to moderately buzzy, that I really enjoy.

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Stimulation Precision


Stimulation Precision

What is it:

How focused or broad the stimulation feels compared to other mini and bullet vibrators.

When does it matter:

If you prefer stimulation focused in a small, precise area or enjoy it spread out over more of your vulva. It’s a personal preference.

Lovense Ambi Typical Tip Width Photo

Precision:

Medium

Head or Tip Width:

1.04 inches

What is it:

The width of the vibrator’s head or tip measured at the part of the vibrator in contact with my body during normal use. For most bullet vibrators, it’s the width of the toy right before it begins to taper. For uniquely-shaped mini vibrators it’s a subjective location I determine based on my experience using the vibrator.

When does it matter:

If you enjoy broader stimulation you’ll will want a greater tip width. If you prefer precise stimulation, you’ll want a narrower tip width. 

Tip Shape:

Rounded

What is it:

The shape of the bullet or mini vibrator’s tip.

When it matters:

The tip’s shape affects how broad or precise the stimulation feels. And it affects how much you can vary the stimulation. Lipstick-shaped and tapered vibrators provide very focused stimulation when using the tip or moderate precision when using the side of the toy. Rounded heads stay in that moderate range of precision. And others can be broader.

The Lovense Ambi is generally slightly broader than most bullet vibrators but still more precise than other vibrators. And its unique shape lets you vary the precision of the stimulation. 

The Lovense Ambi’s rounded head is 1.04 inches wide, whereas the famous We-Vibe Tango X is just 0.69 inches wide – much more precise. The Ambi’s slight extra width is great for those who enjoy applying firm pressure because you can hone in on a fairly small area while still spreading the pressure out more comfortably than a narrow bullet vibrator.

Tip of Lovense Ambi Compared to Tip of We-Vibe Tango X
The Lovense Ambi’s tip (left) compared to the We-Vibe Tango X (right)

The rounded head also has a subtle lip that you can use to make the stimulation more precise. You can use the tip on the back of the toy for very focused stimulation. However, I’ve found that using the back tip positions the Ambi at a more awkward angle. The motor is also closer to the rounded end, so I use that side. If you want even broader stimulation, you can press the long, flat end against your whole vulva, too.

Do what works for you – the unique shape provides much more variation in how you can use the Ambi than most bullet vibrators.

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App Control: Close-Range Features


Close-Range Features Rating:

9.5

What is it:

The quality of the app’s control features when controlling the toy from nearby (within the toy’s Bluetooth range). This includes its main control functionality, pattern creation and selection, music and sound control, and the general user experience. In addition to an app’s features, you’ll also want to consider its connectivity.

When does it matter:

When you want precise control over your vibrations or want to share control with a nearby partner. Apps with higher ratings are easier to use and offer more versatile control. 

Scoring Factors:

10.0

57%

Live Control, Pattern Creation & Selection

10.0

20%

Ease of Use

8.0

17%

Sound & Music Control

7.5

6%

Additional Features

The Lovense Ambi’s app has incredible features for close-range play. I’ve tried many remote and app-controlled vibrators, and Lovense has the best app – it’s the most feature-rich, is the easiest to use, and has the best connectivity (discussed here).

The Lovense app gives you detailed control of the Ambi’s vibrations. Using the “Remote” feature, you can set the Ambi’s power to your precise, preferred strength. Simply raise or lower the on-screen dot to incrementally adjustment the vibration strength. 

Lovense Ambi Float Function
The Lovense “Float” feature

Press the “Float” button to hold the power at that intensity. Or click “Loop” to easily create a repeating pattern in the moment. You can also create a pattern you enjoy and save it to use again later. We’ve found pattern creation in other apps like We-Vibe to be much clunkier than Lovense’s simple, intuitive implementation. 

Lovense Ambi Loop Feature
The Lovense “Loop” feature

You can also connect multiple Lovense toys simultaneously and control each toy within the app. The Lovense screen will provide a separate control dot for each connected toy. So if you have a wearable G-spot vibrator like the Lovense Lush 3 or Lovense Vulse, you can control it while using the Ambi on your clit.

Lovense Ambi with Lovense Lush 3 and Lovense Vulse
The Lovense Ambi (top) can be controlled simultaneously with other Lovense toys like the internal wearables, the Lovense Lush 3 (left) and Lovense Vules (right)

You can browse through unlimited patterns that other Lovense users have created and shared in the “Discover” section and save them to your own frequently used library under “My Patterns.” Adjust the speed of each pattern to make it just right for you!

Lovense Ambi Music Feature
The Lovense Ambi Music feature

You can also use the Music and Sound features to control the Ambi’s vibrations using music saved on your phone or sound picked up by your phone’s mic. You used to be able to control the Ambi using Spotify, but Spotify discontinued support for third-party apps in 2022.

Lovense Ambi Sound feature
The Lovense Ambi Sound feature

You can also adjust how sensitive the Ambi is to the music or sound so that the noise must be louder for the Ambi to vibrate.

You can also set an alarm so your Ambi vibrates at a certain time. However, this feature is more useful for Lovense’s wearable vibrators like the Lovense Lush 3 or Lovense Ferri. It’s unlikely you’ll wake up holding the Lovense Ambi in just the right spot!

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App Control: Long-Distance Features


Long-Distance Features Rating:

9.4

What is it:

The quality of the app’s long-distance features (with a partner anywhere in the world). This includes its long-distance control functionality, in-app video chatting capabilities, versatility, and ease of use. You’ll also want to consider its connectivity.

When does it matter:

When you want to share control of your toy with a partner farther away than the toy’s Bluetooth range. You can connect with a partner anywhere in the world using the app’s long-distance mode as long as you each have wifi or cell data.

The Lovense app’s long-distance features (and connectivity discussed below) are also the best of any long-distance vibrator.

Using the Lovense app, a long-distance partner can control your Ambi from anywhere in the world. They’ll use the same “Remote” screen that you have when controlling the Ambi nearby using Bluetooth. The functionality is not reduced for long-distance play like it is with Satisfyer’s app (which is used to control the Satisfyer Ultra Power Bullet 8).

Satisfyer Ultra Power Bullet 8 with Satisfyer App
Another app controlled bullet, the Satisfyer Ultra Power Bullet 8

Your long-distance partner can set the exact vibration strength they want using the “Float” feature, and they can quickly and easily create a pattern for you to enjoy using the “Loop” function. They can also send you predesigned patterns they’ve created or other Lovense users have shared.

Lovense Ambi Video Chat Toy Control
Your partner’s control screen during a video chat

You can video chat or message with your long-distance partner within the Lovense app while they control your Ambi. You don’t need to use a separate messaging or video chat app. You can minimize the control panel to see your partner more clearly in the video feed. 

Or, if you feel more comfortable without video, you can turn off your video feed and mic at any time. Or simply share control of your toy without a voice or video call. 

Lovense Ambi Video Options
You can turn off video or change whether the app uses your front or back camera

You can also share control of the Lovense Ambi’s vibrations without allowing video or sound in the first place. This feature is especially useful for those who want to give control to an anonymous long-distance partner. You can generate a one-time control link for a set amount of time and anonymously send it.

Once time is up, that person cannot request control of your Lovense Ambi again unless you send them another link. 

For a partner you’ll play with repeatedly, simply save their username to your saved partners list. You can also save multiple partners. If your partner also has a Lovense toy, you can simultaneously control each other’s toy.

Many Lovense Toys
If your partner has a Lovense toy too, you can control each other’s simultaneously through the app. Here are many of my Lovense toys

Lovense also offers several partner settings unique to its app. For instance, you can allow a particular partner to control your Ambi without requiring them to request permission first, which helps you connect more quickly. 

The Lovense app easily provides the most intuitive and feature-rich long-distance experience!

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App Control: Connectivity


App Connectivity Rating:

9.9

What is it:

How easily the vibrator connects to the app and how reliably it stays connected in close-range (Bluetooth) and long-distance modes.

When does it matter:

Anytime you want to control your vibrator using the app or give control to a partner.

Scoring Factors:

9.8

72%

Bluetooth Connectivity Reliability

10.0

18%

Long Distance Connectivity Reliability

10.0

10%

Bluetooth Connectivity Range

The Lovense Ambi’s connectivity with the app is extremely reliable. Lovense has the best connectivity – during both nearby Bluetooth control and long-distance control.

Connecting the Ambi to the Lovense app is quick and easy. The first time you connect, you’ll need to add the Lovense Ambi to your list of toys, which takes less than 20 seconds. Once you’ve added the Ambi, it typically connects immediately and automatically when you open the Lovense app.

Once connected, it rarely disconnects. I regularly play without any disconnections, even if I lock my screen or use other apps for extended periods.

Button for Pairing the Lovense Ambi
The Ambi stays reliably connected, but it’s easy to re-pair with this button if needed

If it loses connection, the Lovense Ambi usually re-pairs automatically, so it’s not very disruptive. Lovense is the best app-controlled brand for a smooth experience.

It also holds its close-range Bluetooth connection from a good distance (155 feet in our test). My partner and I tested the Bluetooth distance in the alley behind our house. I had my partner connect his phone to the Ambi and walk down the alley, continually changing my Ambi’s vibrations as he walked away. When the connection dropped we measured the distance (155 feet). 

The Lovense Ambi also remains reliably connected during long-distance play as long as you and your partner have good Wi-Fi or a strong cell signal. Lovense’s long-distance features are not glitchy like We-Vibe’s often are.

This is how the long-distance connection works: the partner with the Ambi connects the vibrator to their phone using the typical Bluetooth connection – the same way you connect for nearby play. Since the Lovense Ambi’s Blutooth connection is excellent, this part of the long-distance connection is excellent too.

Then, your long-distance partner’s phone communicates with your phone over Wi-Fi or cell data to control the Ambi from afar—just like you and I are communicating long-distance over the internet right now. So, as long as you both have good Wi-Fi or cell signal, the connection is great.

For reference, my partner and I rarely, if ever, have an issue connecting long-distance in Lovense’s app. You don’t need outstanding internet – good is good enough!

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Comfort & Ease of Use


Comfort & Ease of Use Rating:

8.4

What is it:

How comfortable the bullet or mini vibrator is to hold and press against your body. As well as how easy it is to press the buttons, leverage the vibrator for good pressure, and maneuver it to apply the stimulation where and how you want it. 

When does it matter:

If you are easily distracted by subtle discomforts such as feeling the vibrations in your hand, an awkward grip on the handle, or clicking buttons repeatedly to reach your preferred setting.

Scoring Factors:

8.0

40%

Grip Comfort

8.0

40%

Controls Ease of Use

10.0

20%

Easy Leverage & Pressure

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Lovense Ambi Comfort and Ease of Use Photo

Grip Comfort:

8.0

What is it:

How comfortable the bullet vibrator or mini vibrator is to grip and hold during typical use. I consider aspects such as whether I feel the vibrations much in my hand, whether the handle is long enough to grip comfortably, whether the shape feels good or awkward in my hand, etc. 

When does it matter:

If you need an especially comfortable grip to minimize distractions.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Controls:

8.0

What is it:

Whether the controls are simple, easy to use, helpful, and provide all the important functionality or whether they’re distracting, unresponsive, difficult to use, etc.

When does it matter:

If you switch power levels or vibration patterns frequently during your normal use. 

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Easy Leverage & Pressure:

10.0

What is it:

How easily you can leverage the bullet or mini vibrator to vary the pressure.

When does it matter:

If you typically press your vibrators firmly against your body. 

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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The Lovense Ambi is a very comfortable and easy-to-use bullet vibrator. 

Angled Shape of Lovense Ambi
The angled shape of the Ambi makes it very easy to apply firm pressure with

When I use vibrators, I press them firmly into my body. Because the Lovense Ambi has an angled head, leveraging it and applying pressure is much easier than it is with most bullet vibrators. This unique shape can be a little more awkward to hold than a straight bullet, but it helps leverage the Ambi to maintain good clitoral contact without taking up much space. And it’s still comfortable – it just takes some getting used to.

Like most bullet vibrators, the motor is close to your hand because the toy is so small. So some vibrations travel into your hand, but the silicone handle helps dampen them. They’re minimal, so I don’t find them distracting. 

Lovense Ambi One Button Control
Use this one button on the Ambi to cycle through 3 power settings and 4 vibration patterns if you don’t want to use the app

You can control the Lovense Ambi using the button on the base of the handle or through the Lovense app. The physical controls are just okay. It’s a single button, so you have to cycle through the 3 programmed intensity levels (which you can set in the app) and the 4 vibration patterns.

I don’t find it annoying since there are not too many settings. But if you frequently change power levels or patterns, you’ll want to control the Ambi using the app. You can access the Lovense Ambi’s full power range in the app and quickly move between settings and patterns.

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Use During Sex


Use During Sex Rating:

9.8

What is it:

How easy the bullet vibrator or mini vibrator is to use for clit stimulation during partnered sex. When rating the vibrator I consider aspects such as whether the vibrator has a handle that’s comfortable to grip and keeps my hand out of the way during sex, whether I can easily angle the vibrator and fit it between our bodies, whether using the vibrator during sex interferes with me or my partner, etc.

When does it matter:

If you’ll frequently use your wand vibrator with a partner during penetrative sex.

Scoring Factors:

9.5

50%

Spooning

10.0

50%

Missionary

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Lovense Ambi Maneuverability in a Tight Space Photo

Spooning:

9.5

What is it:

How easy the bullet or mini vibrator is to use for clit stimulation during sex in positions where you’re not facing your partner (so you have more space available). We used each vibrator specifically in the Spooning position (lying on our sides with my partner penetrating from behind), but this rating applies to a wide range of sex positions where space is not limited.

When does it matter:

If you frequently have sex in the spooning position or similar positions from behind.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Missionary:

10.0

What is it:

How easy the bullet or mini vibrator is to use for clit stimulation during sex in face-to-face sex positions where space is limited. We used each vibrator specifically in the Missionary position, but this rating applies to a wide range of sex positions where space is tight.

When does it matter:

If you frequently have sex in positions facing each other where space is more limited.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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The Lovense Ambi is excellent during sex. 

The angled head helps the Ambi slip easily between your legs without the base of the handle sticking out too far. This way, your hand doesn’t interfere with your partner’s body. You’re more limited when trying to angle and leverage a straight bullet vibrator during sex.

The rounded head distributes the pressure very comfortably. And its moderate width makes it easier to keep it in contact with my clit during sex than narrow bullet vibrators. The only reason I didn’t rate the Ambi a perfect 10.0 is that the handle is shorter than some. So, it can become tiring to hold after a while if you’re pressing hard.

Lovense Ambi Shorter Than Other Bullets Due to Unique Shape
The Ambi is shorter than many other bullets due to its unique design

But overall, it’s one of my favorites to use during sex.

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Noise


Noise Rating:

9.2

What is it:

How loud the bullet or mini vibrator is. We measure the decibels on low and high power with a sound level meter. We also test whether we can hear each vibrator from behind our closed bedroom door.

When does it matter:

When you live with other people or are distracted by sound.

Scoring Factors:

10.0

50%

Audibility Behind a Closed Door

7.3

30%

Decibels on High Power

10.0

20%

Decibels on Low Power

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Audibility Behind Closed Door:

10.0

What is it:

Whether my partner could hear me using the bullet or mini vibrator inside the bedroom while he stood on the other side of our closed bedroom door. We tested each vibrator on low, middle, and high power levels with the house completely silent. Then we tested each vibrator’s highest power with a box fan turned on in the bedroom. Lastly, we tested the highest power with music playing in the bedroom at a normal listening volume.

When does it matter:

When you live with other people and want to select a bullet vibrator or mini vibrator you can use confidently without them hearing.

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Decibels on High Power:

46.9 dB

What is it:

How loud the bullet or mini vibrator’s highest power level is, measured in dB with a sound level meter approximately 12 inches away

When does it matter:

If you typically use your vibrator’s highest power levels or want the freedom to use the full power range without worry. 

Good Sound Level:

<42 dB is excellent; Nearly everything under this value was inaudible behind a closed door.

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Decibels on Low Power:

35 dB

What is it:

How loud the bullet or mini vibrator’s lowest power level is, measured in dB with a sound level meter approximately 12 inches away

When does it matter:

If you typically use your vibrator’s softer settings.

Good Sound Level:

<42 dB is excellent; Nearly everything under this value was inaudible behind a closed door.

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Low Power:

Inaudible

Middle Power:

Inaudible

High Power:

Inaudible

High Power with Box Fan:

Inaudible

High Power with Music:

Inaudible

The Lovense Ambi is very quiet. I can use every power setting, and my partner cannot hear it from the other side of the bedroom door. It’s definitely discreet enough if you share a wall with a housemate. 

The buzzing sound itself is also mild and not distracting if you’re easily taken out of the mood by sound.

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Battery Life


Battery Life Rating:

6.3

What is it:

How long the bullet vibrator or mini vibrator lasted continuously running on its highest power before its battery died during our test.

When does it matter:

If you want to play for long periods of time between charges.

Scoring Factors:

6.3

100%

Battery Life on High Power

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Lovense Ambi Charging Cable Photo

Battery Life on High Power:

55 minutes

Power Source:

Rechargeable

Charging Cable:

Magnetic

The Lovense Ambi is rechargeable and has an acceptable battery life. I charge all my vibrators fully, then run them on their highest setting until they die. The Lovense Ambi lasted 55 minutes. 

This is below the average bullet vibrator’s battery life. But since I typically don’t go up to the top strength, I can make the Lovense Ambi last longer. 55 minutes is still plenty for most people, but you’ll want to charge it between uses.
I’d recommend the We-Vibe Tango X if you want something about this strong that lasts longer.

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Build Quality


Build Quality Rating:

10.0

What is it:

Our perception of the bullet or mini vibrator’s durability and material quality; whether it feels cheap or sturdy and long-lasting. If we noticed any decline in a vibrator’s performance over our months of testing, it is accounted for in its Build Quality rating.

When does it matter:

When you want a vibrator to last for years. Many vibrator manufacturers provide a warranty (usually 1 to 2 years), but a higher quality vibrator is more likely to endure after your warranty is expired.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Lovense Ambi Build Quality Photo

The Lovense Ambi has fantastic build quality. There are no seams, and it’s completely covered in smooth, body-safe silicone. It’s not flimsy, and the button is easy to press and feels high-quality.

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Cleaning


Cleaning Rating

10.0

What is it:

How easy the bullet or mini vibrator is to clean. Vibrators with an IPX6 (water-resistant) or IPX7 (waterproof) rating are super easy to clean under a running sink. For vibrators without a waterproof rating, I subjectively rate how difficult it is to clean.

When does it matter:

If you’re worried about damaging your toy with water. Or if you won’t use your vibrator as much if cleaning is tedious.

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Lovense Ambi Waterproof Rating Demonstration

Waterproof Rating:

IPX7

What is it:

The bullet or mini vibrator’s waterproof rating – IPX7, IPX6, or No Rating

When does it matter:

When you plan to use your vibrator in the shower, bath, or want simpler cleaning.

  • IPX7 (Submersible): Vibrators with this rating are “waterproof.” You can submerge them in water up to a meter deep for up to 30 minutes. So you can use them in the bath and cleaning is easy.
  • IPX6 (Water Resistant): Vibrators with this rating can resist high-pressure, heavy sprays of water, but should not be fully submerged. This means you can use them in the shower (but not submerged in a bath). You can also clean them under a sink faucet without worry.
  • No Rating: These vibrators do not have a waterproof rating. You should not use them in the shower, and you must be careful to keep water away from electronic components when cleaning them.

The Lovense Ambi is very easy to clean because it’s completely IPX7 waterproof. You can fully submerge this while scrubbing with soap and water.

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General Design and Specs


Size and Weight

Lovense Ambi Vibrator Length Measurement with Calipers Photo

Length:

3.3 inches

What is it:

How long the bullet or mini vibrator is, measured from the base to the tip.

When does it matter:

In general, longer mini and bullet vibrators are easier to hold, maneuver, and leverage. These types of vibrators are smaller than most, so some additional length can provide a more comfortable grip.

Lovense Ambi Typical Tip Width Photo

Head or Tip Width:

1.04 inches

What is it:

The width of the vibrator’s head or tip measured at the part of the vibrator in contact with my body during normal use. For most bullet vibrators, it’s the width of the toy right before it begins to taper. For uniquely-shaped mini vibrators it’s a subjective location I determine based on my experience using the vibrator.

When does it matter:

If you enjoy broader stimulation you’ll will want a greater tip width. If you prefer precise stimulation, you’ll want a narrower tip width. 

Lovense Ambi Weight Measured on a Scale Photo

Weight:

2.1 ounces

What is it:

How heavy the bullet vibrator or mini vibrator is, measured with a digital scale. 

When does it matter:

The weight of a bullet or mini vibrator is not that important, because they’re all relatively light (around 0.6 to 5.0 ounces). They’re not heavy like wand vibrators which can weigh up to 25 ounces and can be difficult to maneuver. A slightly heavier bullet or mini vibrator can feel sturdier, more durable, and higher quality.

Design Features

Lovense Ambi Vibrator Shape Photo

Vibrator Shape:

Angled

What is it:

The general shape of the mini or bullet vibrator.

When it matters:

Most bullet vibrators have a basic, straight design. Angled bullet vibrators can be easier to leverage and apply pressure. An angled shape can also help a bullet vibrator fit more easily between bodies during sex. We use the word “palm” to refer to mini vibrators designed to fit in the palm of your hand. Palm vibrators generally provide broader stimulation than bullet vibrators.

Lovense Ambi Tip Shape Photo

Head or Tip Shape:

Rounded

What is it:

The shape of the bullet or mini vibrator’s tip.

When it matters:

The tip’s shape affects how broad or precise the stimulation feels. And it affects how much you can vary the stimulation. Lipstick-shaped and tapered vibrators provide very focused stimulation when using the tip or moderate precision when using the side of the toy. Rounded heads stay in that moderate range of precision. And others can be broader.

Head or Tip Firmness

Firm

What is it:

Whether the vibrator’s tip is firm or plush.

Lovense Ambi Rigidity and Flexibility Photo

Flexibility:

Rigid

What is it:

How flexible or rigid the mini or bullet vibrator is.

When does it matter:

It’s generally a personal preference. A slightly flexible vibrator can be more comfortable to use, especially if the vibrator is very firm. However, too much flexibility makes it harder to apply substantial pressure since the vibrator’s tip can flex away. 

Materials:

Silicone

What is it:

The material of the mini or bullet vibrator’s body and handle.

When it matters:

Only non-porous materials (including ABS plastic, silicone, some metals, and some other materials) are body-safe since they can be fully sanitized. Every bullet and mini vibrator we review is made using body-safe materials. The choice between different safe materials is a personal preference. Some people enjoy how smooth ABS Plastic feels. Others find silicone feels higher-quality to them. Or the additional weight and shine of a metal vibrator can make it feel luxurious. 

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Review Results


The Lovense Ambi is one of the most versatile bullets, with a wide power and frequency (rumbliness) range. Its unique shape also allows for focused or broad stimulation. Plus the angled head makes it easier to maneuver and fit between bodies during sex. Lovense’s app is also the best with great features and reliable connectivity. As Lovense’s least expensive vibrator, the Ambi is a great choice for anyone wanting excellent app-control at a reasonable price.

Lovense Ambi on Silk

The only people I don’t recommend the Lovense Ambi to are those who need extreme power or rumbliness. For more power, consider the BMS Swan Maximum, the Blush Limited Addiction, or even a wand vibrator. And those who need exceptionally low-frequency, rumbly vibrations will prefer the We-Vibe Tango X. Those with more moderate preferences or who like versatility will enjoy the Lovense Ambi – it’s one of my favorites!


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We-Vibe Tango X

The We-Vibe Tango X and Lovense Ambi are both excellent bullet vibrators – which is better for you depends on your preferences.

Lovense Ambi and We-Vibe Tango X

The We-Vibe Tango X is better than the Lovense Ambi for those who want the most rumbly vibrations. This is one of the only bullets I own that remains extremely rumbly, even at its highest power. Others, including the Lovense Ambi, have rumbly vibrations on their low or medium settings but not on high. Other people will prefer the Ambi’s vibrations which are not too far on either side of the rumbly-to-buzzy spectrum (I prefer the Ambi’s vibrations myself).

The Lovense Ambi is more versatile than the We-Vibe Tango X. The Ambi has a broad end and a focused end, but the Tango X only provides focused stimulation. The Ambi can also be controlled through the Lovense app, but the Tango X has no app capabilities.

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Blush Limited Addiction

The Lovense Ambi is generally better than the Blush Limited Addiction, but the Blush Limited Addiction has about 25% more power than the Lovense Ambi. The Limited Addiction can be better if you need more extreme vibration strength.

Lovense Ambi and Blush Limited Addiction

Otherwise, the Lovense Ambi has a broader power range, providing a full range of settings, from soft warmups to intense ones. The Ambi is quieter and more rumbly, and its angled head makes the Ambi easier to use during sex.
But the Blush Limited Addiction is about half the cost and is very intense for the power queens!

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Review Updates

  • May 14, 2024: We tested the BMS Swan Maximum and added relevant comparisons in this review.
  • April 15, 2024: Review Published.

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