Going to the first annual Sin in The City event was an educational experience like none other. A wonderful time was had by all I am sure. Especially the ol’ Visa card. On top of many other new experiences, my new girl got a feel for the joys of electro-play and we ended up going home with a Violet Wand Kit from the very friendly and knowledgeable Dr Clockworks.
The Good Dr Is In
The Violet Wand takes the original Tesla coil and makes it portable as well as kinky. But its origins can be traced to the early days of the traveling snake-oil salesman who sold medical cures from the trunk of his car or back of his truck. The elector-stimulation devices were hyped to cure everything from baldness to infertility. Dr Clockworks takes his marketing cue from these people and updates it all with facts, knowledge and a kinky sense of humor.
Am I hyping him? Hell yes. I love a vendor who takes his role seriously and is so creative in his presentation. That, and he is a really friendly guy. Its refreshing to find someone selling such a popular device who will spend the the time to walk you through the product process. Not the sales process, not pointing to the most expensive or driving you to what he wants you to buy. But to take what you know and think and work from there.
Although I have played with the Violet Wand many times, this was the first time on the purchase side. So having a man who loves what he sells was a great help as he talked us through and gave us demonstrations of the different models and attachments.
I also like buying from a vendor at an event because we can sample the products and get the real scoop on the equipment. It also supports the small business person.
In this case, we were able to figure out what we wanted. Not just buying a off the shelf kit, but able to pick and chose what made us happy while trying to stay within our budget. (not easy to do). We know what we want to add and what we will plan for as we play more with the new toy.
This is not a cheap toy by any stretch of the imagination. It is an investment, so take your time and play with it/them. There are several styles and they have different power/wattage ratings. Make sure you know what attachments you want and what you can do without at the beginning. You can always add later!!!
By testing them side by side, we found that the original unit was more powerful (and expensive) then the newer, lighter model that tickled, but not zapped to our liking.
Not one to just sell and run, Dr Clockworks stands behind (not in front of) his product and is always there to answer your questions.
No person with a pacemaker, insulin pump or other electrical implant should be allowed near a violet wand. Violet wand devices can and will interfere with nearby electronics, which include cell phones, watches and ipods. Worth repeating is to exercise caution when using this around someone with a respiratory ailment.