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We-Vibe Sync Lite Review

Overall Score

7.4
Ranked #6 of 11 Hands-Free Couples Vibrators
VIBRATIONS & STIMULATION
6.0
FIT & COMFORT
7.7
NOISE
9.8
CONNECTIVITY
8.9
CONTROL FEATURES
7.6
BATTERY LIFE
9.1

Our Verdict

The We-Vibe Sync Lite is the brand’s least expensive hands-free couples vibrator. It’s designed to wear during partnered sex to provide the clit stimulation you need to orgasm – without the distraction of holding a vibrator to your clit.

Unfortunately, it significantly underperforms in essential areas – it stimulates poorly and fits loosely. Although there are some positives, such as a discreet noise level and an excellent battery life, it lacks the adjustable hinge that premium models have. As a result, it fits loosely, shifts off my clit easily, and I cannot orgasm with the Sync Lite. 

A customizable fit is essential. We-Vibe’s adjustable premium models, including the We-Vibe Chorus and We-Vibe Sync 2 (less expensive), are the only couples vibrators that bring me to orgasm hands-free during sex. If your budget is limited, you’re better off with an affordable handheld vibrator. Compare options here.

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Pros

  • The most affordable We-Vibe couples vibrator
  • One of the quietest couples vibrators
  • Long battery life
  • Reasonably priced for an app-controlled toy

Cons

  • I cannot orgasm with this toy
  • No adjustable hinge to help you find a good fit
  • Shifts around during sex
  • Weak stimulation
  • No motor in the G-spot arm like We-Vibe’s other couples vibrators have

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Video Demo

We-Vibe Sync Lite demo video showing the couples vibrator and We-Vibe app

We-Vibe is the only brand with wearable vibrators that actually bring me to orgasm hands-free during sex. And the We-Vibe Sync Lite is the cheapest model We-Vibe has ever released, so I was excited to test it!

We-Vibe Sync Lite with Other We-Vibe Couples Vibrators
The We-Vibe Sync Lite (left) which is cheaper than any previous We-Vibe couples’ vibes, from left to right: We-Vibe Unite, We-Vibe Match, We-Vibe Sync Original, We-Vibe Sync 2, We-Vibe Sync O, We-Vibe Chorus

When you find one that works for you, a C-shaped couples vibrator opens the door to unique fun. They provide an excellent solution for people who need clit stimulation to orgasm but don’t want to hold a vibrator during sex. They free up your hands so you can connect fully with your partner – without sacrificing your orgasm! 

But the hard truth I’ve realized is the good ones come at a premium price.

After testing the We-Vibe Sync Lite alongside We-Vibe’s high-end models, I have my thoughts on how they compare. I’ll cover its performance during sex, the stimulation it provides, and answer other questions like, “Can you walk around while wearing it?” 

We-Vibe Sync Lite
The We-Vibe Sync Lite

In this We-Vibe Sync Lite review, I’ll help you decide if it will work for you and guide you through alternatives.

Review Update Notes

  • February 16, 2024: Review Published.

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The We-Vibe Sync Lite replaces the We-Vibe Unite as the brand’s “budget” couples vibrator. It’s minimally stronger and better than the Unite and other low-quality, cheap couples vibrators like the Satisfyer Double Joy. However, it significantly underperforms compared to We-Vibe’s adjustable couples toys – the Chorus, the Sync 2, and the Sync O

Cheap vs High-Quality Couples Vibrators
Cheaper couples vibrators (left – We-Vibe Sync Lite, We-Vibe Unite and Satisfyer Double Joy) compared to high-quality couples’ vibrators (right – We-Vibe Chorus, We-Vibe Sync 2, and We-Vibe Sync O)

These models are stronger – but more importantly, each has a movable hinge so you can customize the fit to your body. As a result, they’re substantially more stimulating than the We-Vibe Sync Lite. I can orgasm with all the adjustable We-Vibe couples vibrators (especially the Chorus and Sync 2) but not with the Sync Lite.

Though one of the most affordable options, to get an effective couples vibrator, you have to invest money in a high-quality option like the We-Vibe Sync 2.

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Main Ways to Use the We-Vibe Sync Lite

There are three ways you can use the We-Vibe Sync Lite:

  1. Hands-free clitoral stimulation during partnered sex
  2. Play outside the bedroom
  3. Solo hands-free play

Since hands-free stimulation during sex is the main purpose of couples’ vibrators, that’s what we’ll primarily focus on throughout this article. 

If you prefer something you can wear outside the bedroom, vibrating panties or egg vibrators fit more securely while walking and are better choices for that use. They’re also generally stronger since they don’t need to be slim enough to wear during sex – so they’re better options for hands-free solo play, too.

We-Vibe Sync Lite with Alternatives
The We-Vibe Sync Lite with alternatives for out of bedroom fun (left) or stronger power (right)

Or handheld toys like wand vibrators, bullet vibrators, and rabbit vibrators provide more power and control over pressure and placement if you don’t mind holding your vibrator.

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Wearing the We-Vibe Sync Lite During Sex

The We-Vibe Sync Lite has mediocre performance during sex. 

The stimulation is better than entry-level options like the Satisfyer Double Joy. And it has some slight improvements over its predecessor, the We-Vibe Unite, like 33% more power, app control capabilities, and a more flexible frame that better keeps the Sync Lite in place. 

But it’s much worse than We-Vibe’s high-end options, the We-Vibe Chorus, the Sync 2, and Sync O

The We-Vibe Sync Lite’s internal arm is about a half-inch narrower than the Chorus or Sync 2’s. This leaves too much excess space, so when my partner’s penis nudges against the Sync Lite, the whole toy moves significantly. The Sync Lite also lacks the adjustable hinge the premium models have. So you cannot change its shape to fit more securely.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Internal Arm vs Chorus and Sync 2
The We-Vibe Lite’s internal arm (left) is much thinner compared to the We-Vibe Chorus and Sync’s (right)

Ultimately, I cannot orgasm with the We-Vibe Sync Lite, or even the We-Vibe Sync Go (the next step up). I recommend saving up for one that actually works. 

The We-Vibe Sync 2 is the cheapest couples vibrator that consistently brings me to orgasm during sex. The We-Vibe Sync Original is also reliable and is on sale until We-Vibe sells out of their remaining stock. On a tight budget, an affordable handheld vibrator like the Lovense Hyphy or Pillow Talk Racy is better during sex than low-end couples vibrators.

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Vibration Power and Stimulation

The We-Vibe Sync Lite has weak and inconsistent stimulation.

The We-Vibe Sync Lite has a single motor in the clitoral arm. Besides the We-Vibe Sync O, it’s the only other model in We-Vibe’s current lineup with no motor in the G-spot arm. The stimulation is already a step down from We-Vibe’s top models without this second motor. The G-spot motor is a part of why I orgasm best with the Sync 2 and Chorus.

We-Vibe One or Two Motor Models
The one-motor We-Vibe Models, the We-Vibe Sync LIte and We-Vibe Sync O compared to their two-motor models, the We-Vibe Sync Go, We-Vibe Sync 2 and We-Vibe Chorus

The clitoral vibrations have a quality, rumbly feel. And the vibrations are a touch more powerful than the Lite’s predecessor, the We-Vibe Unite, or other cheap options like the Satisfyer Double Joy.

But compared to the high-end We-Vibe couples vibrators, the Sync Lite is only about 88% as powerful as the Sync O and 84% as strong as the Sync 2 and Chorus (my preferred options). 

However, the gentler power is not the real issue. Wearable couples vibrators are generally less powerful than larger handheld toys (like wand vibrators) – but I can still orgasm easily with We-Vibe’s high-end couples vibrators.

I can’t orgasm with the We-Vibe Sync Lite because it fits poorly. Without an adjustable hinge to secure a tight fit, it shifts easily off my clit. So the vibrations hardly transfer from the motor to my body. 

We-Vibe Sync Lite Flexibility
The We-Vibe Sync Lite’s flexibility, but no adjustability

For the best stimulation, consider the We-Vibe Chorus and Sync 2.

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Fit and Comfort

The We-Vibe Sync Lite is somewhat comfortable but has a sub-par fit. 

There is more flexibility between the clit and G-spot arm than the older We-Vibe Match and Unite had. This additional flexibility keeps the Sync Lite’s G-spot arm from jabbing me firmly and uncomfortably as it shifts around. And the improved flexibility helps keep it from pushing out during solo use while lying down.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Flexibility vs Match
The We-Vibe Sync Lite (left) has more flexibility than the We-Vibe Match (right), which helps keep it from pinching out

However, it can slip out while walking, so it’s a poor option if you want to play outside the bedroom. Of my couples vibrators, the We-Vibe Sync O is the easiest to wear around. But an egg vibrator or panty vibrator are better choices if that’s your priority.

Sync Lite Alternatives for Better Wearability
Better options for out of bedroom play, the We-Vibe Sync O, Lovense Lush 3 and Lovense Ferri

Unfortunately, the Sync Lite lacks the adjustable hinge of We-Vibe’s premium models, so you cannot customize it to fit your body. The narrower internal arm and its fixed shape cause it to shift all over during sex! So the external arm shifts off my clit, and the vibrations are wasted.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Flexibility vs Sync 2 Adjustability
The non-adjustability of the We-Vibe Sync Lite (pink) causes a poor fit compared to adjustable options like the We-Vibe Sync 2 (blue-green)

It shifts around even more than the slightly upgraded version, the We-Vibe Sync Go. Ultimately, I cannot orgasm with either one. An adjustable hinge is required for a wearable couples vibrator to work. The Sync 2, the Sync-O, and Chorus each have adjustable hinges (the Chorus even has two!)

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App Control: Close Range Features

The We-Vibe Sync Lite has decent app control in close range mode, but there are currently some glitches to be aware of. (Note: this section is about its features – we discuss connectivity here).

As I write this review, you cannot access the Sync Lite’s highest strength using the We-Vibe app. When setting the Sync Lite to 100% power in the app, the motor only reaches about 75%. You can access its maximum power using the button on the toy itself.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Button vs App Power
The Sync Lite only reaches 75% power in the app, but reaches a stronger power in the app

We emailed We-Vibe about this bug, and they responded that they are aware of the issue and are working to roll out a fix soon.

App glitches like this are one of the reasons the Sync 2 and Chorus are better options. They have convenient physical remote controls you can use if the app glitches.

The current glitch aside, the We-Vibe app provides a good range of ways to control your Sync Lite. It focuses primarily on allowing you to select predesigned patterns and adjust their vibration strength, so it’s best for those who value simplicity. But creating your own vibration patterns in the Lovense and Satisfyer apps is much easier, so those apps are better if you want more detailed control

We-Vibe Sync Lite Single Vibe
We-Vibe Sync Lite’s Single Vibe feature in the app

Single Vibe mode allows you to select a vibration pattern from a list of pre-designed options. You’ll drag the on-screen dot up to increase power and down to decrease it. Since the Sync Lite only has one motor, you only have one vibrator to control. But for We-Vibe’s dual-motor toys, the app allows you to control each motor separately.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Multi Vibe
We-Vibe Sync Lite Multi Vibe feature in the app

Multi Vibe is an excellent option if you want to move quickly between patterns. You select a different vibration pattern for each quadrant of the screen. Drag the dot into a quadrant, and the Sync Lite will vibrate on the chosen pattern. Drag the dot farther from the center, and it will vibrate more powerfully. 

We-Vibe Sync Lite Touch Mode
We-Vibe Sync Lite’s Touch Mode in the app

Touch Mode responds to your finger’s movements on the screen. The faster you move, the stronger the vibes are. This gets tiring quickly, so I typically use the Multi Vibe screen.

We-Vibe reopened their Beat and Ambient Mode features, which were unavailable in 2022 and 2023.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Beat Mode
We-Vibe Sync Lite Beat Mode

Beat Mode makes your Sync Lite vibrate along with your favorite songs. It only works with songs stored on your device – not streaming services. You can adjust whether the vibrations respond to your music’s bass, midrange, or treble parts. I use Beat Mode to keep the vibrations changing without needing to adjust anything myself.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Ambient Mode
We-Vibe Sync Lite Ambient Mode in app

Ambient Mode uses the sounds your phone’s mic detects. It’s another set-and-forget method so you can be engaged in the moment instead of your phone. 

In Beat and Ambient Modes, the Sync Lite’s response to the music or sound feels delayed. The Lovense and Satisfyer apps’ features are more consistent. So, if app control is your top priority, you may consider an egg vibrator or panty vibrator from one of those brands instead. 

However, only We-Vibe has worthwhile couples vibrators you can wear during sex.

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App Control: Long-Distance Features

The We-Vibe Sync Lite’s app has decent long-distance features. 

You can message and video call within the app while you share control of your toy with a long-distance partner anywhere in the world. And if your partner also has a We-Vibe toy, you can simultaneously control each others’ toys.

Partners View During We-Vibe App When Controlling Your Toy 1
Video call view and abilities to mute, turn off camera, and change video size

You can also turn off your camera and mic if you feel more comfortable without them. Your long-distance partner will have the same Single and Multi Vibe control screens you have in nearby Bluetooth control. So your partner can select your Sync Lite’s vibration pattern and adjust the power easily.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Partner's Control Screen in Call
Your partner’s Multi Vibe control screen during a video call with you

You can also minimize the control panel if you’d rather see your partner more clearly.

My main frustration with We-Vibe’s long-distance control is that connecting typically requires communicating outside the app first. To see a control invite from your partner, you have to be on the app’s long-distance screen. There’s no notification, so you’ll miss the request if you aren’t already looking for it.

So we text each other first to say, “Hey, I’m about to send you an invite in the We-Vibe app.” It’s an unnecessary step that We-Vibe could fix easily with notifications. But once you’re connected, the We-Vibe app provides a good experience. 

The Lovense app provides the best long-distance experience over We-Vibe. So, if that will be your primary use, I’d recommend the Lovense’s Lush 3 for G-spot stimulation, the Lovense Ferri for clitoral vibes, or the Lovense Nora for dual-stimulation. If long-distance play is just a fun bonus, We-Vibe’s app is sufficient.

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Connectivity

The We-Vibe Sync Lite has good connectivity in both Bluetooth (close-range) and long-distance modes. Though We-Vibe had some issues in the past, they overhauled their app in 2022, and I have experienced reliable connectivity since.

The Sync Lite never fails to pair with my phone, and connecting only takes about 10 seconds. The app walks you through exactly what buttons to press each time. Once connected, I can reliably use the Sync Lite without a disconnection. Even if I open other apps or leave my phone inactive for a while.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Pairing Instructions
We-Vibe Sync Lite’s pairing instructions in the app

Of course, the connection will still drop if you separate the connected phone from the Sync Lite beyond its Bluetooth range. The Sync Lite’s range is shorter than We-Vibe’s other couples vibrators, usually dropping connection after the phone and toy were separated around 30 feet in our testing. But it always automatically re-paired once back within Bluetooth range.

When connecting with a long-distance partner anywhere in the world (which uses wifi or cell data), the connection is also reliable. My Sync Lite responds quickly to my partner’s actions. And dropping calls is not an issue. 

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Noise

The We-Vibe Sync Lite is exceptionally quiet. The deep, rumbly vibes are tough to hear. While wearing this toy, my decibel testing only reached 37 dB on high – just above the ambient sound of the room and quieter than most couples vibrators.

When sitting next to each other in a quiet room, my partner can hear it. But he can’t hear it from just 5 feet away on the other side of a closed bedroom door. So you’ll have no issues with housemates hearing it.

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Battery Life and Charging

The We-Vibe Sync Lite is rechargeable and has a fantastic battery life. It lasted 125 minutes on its highest power in our testing – longer than most models. This provides plenty of time for play, and I often don’t need to charge between uses.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Charging Cord
The We-Vibe Sync Lite with the pin-type charging cable

It uses a charging pin cable that plugs through self-healing silicone. This is becoming rare in the sex toy industry as most toys have moved to magnetic charging cables or a standard cable (like micro USB or USB-C). Some people say this type of connection is more likely to damage the toy over time, but I’ve never experienced that issue with any of my toys with this type of connection.

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General Design and Specs

Design and Aesthetics

The We-Vibe Sync Lite comes in pink or aqua. It has a sleek design with smooth, luxurious-feeling silicone.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Pink Color
The We-Vibe Sync Lite’s pink color

Materials

The We-Vibe Sync Lite is made of quality, body-safe silicone. This provides a luxurious feel, and you can completely sanitize it since silicone is non-porous.

Size

The We-Vibe Sync Lite is 3” long, 2” tall and 1” deep. It fits into the palm of my head. The internal arm is one of the narrowest of the We-Vibe couples toys. The slim internal arm is part of why the Sync Lite shifts around too much during sex.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Measurements
The We-Vibe Sync Lite’s measurements

Waterproof Rating

The We-Vibe Sync Lite is IPX4 splashproof. This means it can take small splashes of water but nothing too powerful. It’s recommended to clean it with a washcloth, and it should not be submerged in water. It’s also not recommended to shower with this toy or even clean it under a running faucet. 

Splashproof We-Vibe Sync Lite to Clean with Towel
The We-Vibe Sync Lite, which is IPX4 splashproof and should be washed with a damp cloth

Most toys with any IPX rating are at least IPX6, so they can be cleaned in the sink. IPX4 is uncommon.

In The Box

The We-Vibe Sync Lite comes with a pin-type charging USB cable and a small cloth storage bag. Since this is a more basic model, it does not come with a hard storage case like the higher-end models do.

We-Vibe Sync Lite with Box Contents
The We-Vibe Sync Lite with items it comes with in the box

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Review Results

The We-Vibe Sync Lite is the least expensive We-Vibe couples vibrator, but it underperforms in the most important areas. In particular, it doesn’t stimulate enough during sex, and it doesn’t stay securely in place. 

Although it’s the cheapest We-Vibe couples toy, this is too much money to spend on a toy that is unlikely to work for you.

If quality hands-free stimulation during sex is a priority, I recommend the higher-end models. The We-Vibe Sync 2 is sufficient for most people and is a bit cheaper than the top-of-the-line We-Vibe Chorus. Or snag the original We-Vibe Sync at a discounted price before it goes out of stock – it’s just as good as the Sync 2.  

We-Vibe Sync Lite Alternatives
Alternatives to the We-Vibe Sync Lite – from left to right: We-Vibe Sync 2, We-Vibe Chorus, Lovense Hyphy and Pillow Talk Sassy

If you can’t increase your budget for one of those couples vibrators, you’re better off choosing an affordable handheld vibe like the Lovense Hyphy or Pillow Talk Sassy than buying the We-Vibe Sync Lite.

Alternatives

We-Vibe Sync 2

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The We-Vibe Sync 2 is a pricier but significantly better hands-free couples vibrator than the We-Vibe Sync Lite. 

We-Vibe Sync Lite vs We-Vibe Sync 2
The We-Vibe Sync Lite (left) vs We-Vibe Sync 2 (right)

I can orgasm hands-free during sex with the We-Vibe Sync 2, but not with the We-Vibe Sync Lite. The Sync 2 has an adjustable hinge, allowing you to customize its shape to fit your body. As a result, the clit motor maintains consistent contact with my clit and transfers the vibrations where they’re supposed to go – unlike the Sync Lite, which shifts all over the place.

We-Vibe Sync 2 Adjustablility
The We-Vibe Sync 2’s adjustable hinge

The Sync 2’s clitoral motor also has about 1.2x more power than the Sync Lite. The Sync 2’s internal arm is also thicker and has its own motor. And even though the Sync 2’s G-spot motor is gentle, it certainly helps me orgasm reliably during sex.

The Sync 2 is more expensive than the Sync Lite. But it’s the most affordable couples vibrator that actually works. We-Vibe is also selling off their remaining stock of the original We-Vibe Sync at a discount. It’s just as good as the Sync 2, so you can pick it up instead while supplies last.

We-Vibe Sync Go

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The We-Vibe Sync Go is a slight upgrade to the We-Vibe Sync Lite, but I don’t recommend purchasing this one either. Though it has slightly better stimulation than the Lite, it’s still not enough to orgasm with.

We-Vibe Sync Lite vs We-Vibe Sync Go
The We-Vibe Sync Lite compared to the We-Vibe Sync Go

The Sync Lite and Sync Go’s clitoral arms are equally powerful. But the Sync Go’s G-spot arm has a motor, whereas the Sync Lite’s does not. However, the Sync Go also lacks an adjustable hinge, so it still shifts around too much to stimulate well. 

Like the Sync Lite, the Sync Go is only app-controlled – no physical remote. It comes with a travel case that the Sync Lite does not have. And the Sync Go is fully IPX7 waterproof so you can submerge it. Meanwhile, the Sync Lite has an IPX4 rating, so you shouldn’t even clean it under a faucet.

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Handheld Vibrator

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A reasonably-priced handheld vibrator (like the Lovense Hyphy or Pillow Talk Sassy) is a significantly better option than We-Vibe Sync Lite if you need to stay in this price range. 

We-Vibe Sync Lite with Handheld Alternatives
The We-Vibe Sync Lite (left) compared to handheld options, the Lovense Hyphy (middle) and Pillow Talk Sassy (right)

Unfortunately, We-Vibe’s premium customizable models are the only hands-free couples vibrators that actually bring me to orgasm during sex. The cheaper ones without adjustable hinges are not worth buying. It’s better to trade off the hands-free aspect for the stronger vibration power, better control, and excellent stimulation that a reasonably-priced handheld vibrator provides.

Some of my favorite vibrators to use during sex are slim, curved, mid-sized vibrators like the Lovense Hyphy or Pillow Talk Sassy. Or if you like extreme vibration power, there are excellent wand vibrators under $100.

Egg Vibrator or Panty Vibrator

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An egg vibrator or panty vibrator is better than the We-Vibe Sync Lite for play outside the bedroom. The Sync Lite is designed primarily to wear during sex. Whereas egg vibrators and panty vibrators are designed to wear as you walk around.

We-Vibe Sync Lite with Better Wearables Lovense Lush 3 and Ferri
The We-Vibe Sync Lite (left) with better alternatives for play outside the bedroom, the Lovense Lush 3 (middle) and Lovense Ferri (right)

These options are more secure while standing or walking and are generally more powerful than the We-Vibe Sync Lite. They can’t be worn during PIV sex, and you’ll have to choose whether you’re interested in clitoral or G-spot vibrations unless you want to get them both.

My favorites are the Lovense Ferri for clit stimulation and the Lovense Lush 3 for G-spot stimulation. You control each toy with the Lovense app. Lovense’s app is also much better than We-Vibe’s app. 

We-Vibe Sync Unite

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The We-Vibe Sync Lite is the newer version of the We-Vibe Unite, with minimal improvements. Neither is a great option. The We-Vibe Sync Lite has about 1.4 times more power than the Unite. But they each shift around too much during sex to stimulate well. The Sync Lite is more flexible than the Unite, making it marginally more comfortable. The Sync Lite is only app-controlled, whereas the We-Vibe Unite is only remote-controlled.

We-Vibe Sync Lite vs We-Vibe Unite
The We-Vibe Sync Lite compared to the We-Vibe Unite

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Where to Buy [With Refunds and Happiness Guarantees]

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If you want to try the We-Vibe Sync Lite, buy through Lovehoney or We-Vibe. These are the only two shops I’ve found that will refund you if you don’t enjoy the Sync Lite (here is Lovehoney’s money-back guarantee, and here is We-Vibe’s money-back guarantee).

Since the We-Vibe Sync Lite is not adjustable, it must fit your body right out of the box. So, having the option to return the toy for a refund if it doesn’t fit you correctly is helpful.

At Lovehoney, you can also use our discount code PleasureBetter15 at checkout to get 15% off your order.

We-Vibe Sync Lite Couples Vibrator and App

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