We-Vibe Sync this product meets our minimum security standards
We-Vibe $199

We-Vibe Sync

Sync is the word of the day. This vibrator syncs with you and your partner. It is designed to be used together as a couple during sex. It also syncs with WeVibe's We-Connect app. Touch mode let's you or your partner adjust the vibration pattern and intensity in real time from anywhere via phone or tablet. Beat mode vibrates to the beat of any music you want. Here's to syncing up your Sync vibrator with NSYNC and getting in sync with your lover.

Our Research

How to use this guide

Can it spy on me

Camera Device: No | App: Yes
Microphone Device: No | App: Yes
Location Tracking Device: No | App: Yes

What does it know about me

Product uses encryption
Yes
Yes (app) & No (device)

Reading level for privacy policy

Can't determine

Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
No
The company sets analytics data collection to "off" by default. The privacy notice states, “We will use Google Analytics only with your specific consent, which you will be able to withdraw at any time through the We-Connect app Settings under Privacy.”

Can I control it

If a password is required, you must change the default password
Yes
Users generate a unique link to "pair" the devices between partners, allowing for remote access. The app has an optional PIN lock.
Automatic security updates
Yes
Deletes data it stores on you
Yes
Has parental controls
Can't determine

Company shows it cares about its customers

Company manages security vulnerabilities
Yes
Company makes it easy to contact customer support
Phone Number 01 (613) 828-6678 (Canada)
Live Chat No
Email Yes
Twitter Yes

😮What could happen if something went wrong

According to NPR (article linked below), in 2017 We-Vibe "reached a $3.75 million class action settlement with users following allegations that the company was collecting data on when and how the sex toy was used." The company didn't admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement. The lawsuit alleged the company had been tracking users sex lives without their knowledge through the We-Connect app. That data could then potentially be linked to the users' email. The collection of very intimate data and the potential misuse or sharing without knowledge of that data is a concern with nearly any connected sex toy. Updated statement from the company: "When app privacy and security concerns were brought to our attention in 2016, we acted swiftly to update the app. The app does not have any account registration, i.e. we do not ask for name, email, phone number or other identifying information, and users have choice for opting-in to share anonymous app data."

Updates

Vibrator Maker To Pay Millions Over Claims It Secretly Tracked Use
NPR
The makers of the We-Vibe, a line of vibrators that can be paired with an app for remote-controlled use, have reached a $3.75 million class action settlement with users following allegations that the company was collecting data on when and how the sex toy was used.
Sex toy maker agrees to stop collecting intimate data
Engadget
It can be quite costly to violate the privacy of sex toy users, apparently. Standard Innovation has settled a lawsuit accusing the company of collecting "highly intimate and sensitive data" from its We-Vibe vibrators without their owners' knowledge and sending it to the company's servers in Canada. The agreement will create a $3.75 million US ($5.06 million Canadian) compensation fund that will pay up to $10,000 US to buyers who used the companion We-Connect app, and $199 US to those who just used the vibrator. More importantly, the company has agreed to both stop collecting sensitive info and to purge the info it has collected until now.
*Privacy (and context) not included
Internet of Dongs
I generally prefer to stay objective and not compare or rank products or vendors, however in this case, I feel I can provide consumers with more context and nuanced information than the Mozilla list does, at least in some of the more technical matters. Utilising the spirit of the criteria that Mozilla laid out, along with my own critiques of them, I've assessed the devices they they had in their list and provided further details that hopefully consumers will use to guide their choices. Please note that these are a snapshot in time and these assessments may change tomorrow with an update. Versions and release dates have been noted where applicable.

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