We are often asked what to buy. We design and create a wide range of power boxes, an even wider range of electrodes and when it comes to adaptors, cables and all the ancillary items it can become seriously confusing.
Now we don't know everything but we do have some experience as we have been using, manufacturing and marketing our own range of E-Stim equipment professionally since 2004, so we do have some ideas as to what works and what doesn't.
What is it?
E-Stim or electro stimulation, (sometimes also referred to as 'estim','electroplay' or even 'electrosex'), is simply the use of electricity applied to the human body in such a way to produce a pleasurable (normally!) sensation. The levels of stimulation and the methods of generation all combine to produce a unique experience far surpassing anything produced by any funny colored vibrator, especially ones named after cute furry animals.
Equipment available on the market today is either TENS based units (the medical use of E-Stim for pain relief) or made for play dedicated units. TENS units are designed to reduce pain and sensation and will always be inferior to 'made for play' E-Stim units. We produce a range of safe versatile made for play equipment, that far surpasses its competitors both in functionality and price, and all of our staff actively play with our equipment, both in research and development terms and in their personal lives. So when we offer advice its from personal knowledge and experience. We try to offer guidance as everyone's E-Stim experience is going to be difference.
E-Stim equipment is basically two items. The power box, and an electrode. Everything else is considered to be ancillary, but important nevertheless. (Batteries, cables, conductive gel etc.)
I could suggest you buy everything at once, but a more realistic approach is to purchase a power box and an electrode and enjoy the learning experience. Then gradually, as your experience and knowledge increases you buy more.
Power boxes are the bit of equipment that generates all the fun. We currently produce 4 units, all designed to complement each other.
The 2B is the ultimate when it comes to E-Stim equipment. With more power, more control and more programs than every before the 2B is a serious piece of pack. Like its predecessor the Series 2, the 2B has dual isolated channels (you can use two electrodes independently), built in audio control with both an internal microphone and stereo input, but it now has 17 program modes, a mains power option (110-220V) and considerable more power than ever before. With the addition of the optional Digital Link and Commander™, you can even control your 2B from the comfort of a Mac or a PC... or even across the Internet. If you want the best and will accept to compromise then the 2B is the answer. And don't forget we offer a lifetime guarantee.
The 2B represents the ultimate when it comes to E-Stim Equipment. If you are looking for the most advanced unit on the market, then the 2B should be top of your shopping list.
EBox Series 1
The EBox Series 1 is a single channel dual output model designed to be simple but effective. This is NOT a rebadged TENS unit, but a durable made for play unit that since its conception has turned out to be our most popular unit. It offers power and flexibility at a very reasonable price. It has a wider range than similar units on the market, both in terms of control and power. With built in current limiting and stepless level controls, It's also the only E-Stim unit currently on the market with a 'Fire Button' offering precise manual control, as well as the more automated pulse and continuous modes.
If you are looking for a starter unit then the Series 1 is the one I would suggest. It's flexible and versatile and not too complex. But it has the power and controllability levels that even a professional will find a space in their play box.
EBox Series 1 Remote
Next in the line-up is the EBox Series 1 Remote. The Series 1 Remote is one of the smallest E-Stim remote controls on the market, offering a number of unique features as it was the first E-Stim remote in the world to feature a motion sensor. With a radio controlled digitally encoded keyfob (no more interference from other units) and 80M range the remote also offers similar levels of functionality to the Series 1, but controlled from a small discreet keyfob controller. It also has the ability to link up with other transmitters allowing more than one transmitter to control more than one receiver (or one receiver responding to more than one transmitter), assuming of course you want it to.
If you are seeking the remote control aspect then obviously the Remote fits the bill. Ideal for controlling the wayward maid, or the errant 'pony' (and its been seen controlling the odd 'puppy' around the Big Brother Garden)
Lastly we come to our ABox. The ABox is still the only dedicated sound driven E-Stim unit on the market, offering audio driven E-Stim. A single channel dual output unit, that uses sound to generate the output. With a built in adjustable sensitivity microphone and the ability to use external sources (MP3 players etc), as well as a bright level control and step less output adjustment, the ABox puts voice or music controlled E-Stim into the playroom. Not just using the amplitude (loudness) of the sound, but also the frequency (tonal nature) the ABox is flexible, versatile and unique.
The ABox is unique. We wouldn't recommend it as a starter unit, but if you already have our equipment and are looking for something more, or if you have experience with audio stimming then the ABox is certainly a good choice.
Electrodes made for E-Stim fall into two types, monopole and bipolar. Put simply in order to feel anything from E-Stim you need two points of contact, the current generated by the control unit flows between these two points and that is felt as a sensation. A unipolar electrode has a single contact, a bipolar electrode has two. It is possible to combine unipolar and bipolar electrodes together (for instance use one unipolar sound and a single contact of a bipolar plug.
All of our E-Stim packs are shipped with a pack of 4 reusable sticky pads, and the necessary cable to connect them, giving you the ability to start to play as soon as you get home (or even before).
Electrodes are to a certain extent a very personal choice, and that choice is dictated by cost and anatomy. We offer the choice between a number of lightweight electrodes, and our higher specification
Premium Insertable range. Our premium range of electrodes are manufactured by us here in the UK from solid metal alloy bar stock, and assembled with medical grade polymers and stainless steel fittings. We don't believe in cheap chrome plating or thin tinfoil contacts so we don't use then. The connectors are heavyweight 4mm with the sockets drilled directly into the conductors. And they all come with a lifetime guarantee.
The majority of our premium range of electrodes have contact points top and bottom. We have found this offers a more natural feeling when the electrode moves within the body as well as offering the optimum size of contact area. Some electrodes have contacts on the side, some on the top and bottom. some have a flanged base to ensure they don't go in too far, others are designed to be simply big.
Electro bands, 'blue bands' 'cock straps', are all common names are for the same item. Two flexible conductive fabric straps that fit around the penis and then connect to the power box. They are flexible, fit nearly all sizes (and that includes from flaccid to stiff!), generally without adjustment. We also sell conductive rubber loops a much more effective variant.
Why No Rings?
We don't stock thin steel cock rings. Although they exist on the E-Stim market we have always found they never fit correctly, (or they do when fully erect, but fall off 5 minutes later)
Veriprobe and Femilux
The simplest insertable is the Veriprobe (and the slightly differently shaped Femilux). Simple, effective and easy to clean, they work well for both vaginal and anal use. You don't need to buy any additional cables as they will work with the standard 2mm cables provided with all of our packs.
Flanged base electrodes
The most popular in our premium range is the Flanged electrode and its bigger sister the Moaner. With a large flanged based both these electrodes offer comfort and durability, as well as the additional security of a flanged base. If you want something larger then the MJ also features the flanged base.
If a you are looking for something larger then the Torpedoes should fit the bill. The small torpedo is 1˝" in diameter the larger torpedo is 2". Both are bipolar designs, and offer a serious fullness feeling when worn. If you are looking for even bigger we produce electrodes right up to the massive 4" diameter Decimator™.
Pinwheels and Sounds and more
We don't just produce a range of insertable's. We also provide a range of exclusive urethral sounds (for insertion into the penis) and bipolar clips, tweezers and pinwheels for use on the surface of the skin.
Add conductive Gel to any surface based electrodes (apart from the sticky pads) and the fun really begins. Conductive Gel decreases the resistance and makes any power box more effective.
We stock a wide range of cables, gels, adaptors and other bits and pieces, all designed to enhance your E-Stim experience. Our wide range of adaptors designed to allow you to use our equipment with that produced by other manufacturers.
Hopefully this have given you a taste for E-Stim, and some idea as to what to buy. If you are still confused, or you want to ask more then please don't hesitate to give us a call, or send us an email. We would love to hear from you.
E-Stim Systems Ltd