Jerking off goes hands-free with the KIIROO KEON, leaving you free to high five yourself for buying such an innovative sex simulator.
The Verdict: (out of five)
Who says you need to do the work when you're masturbating? The world of penis stroker toys is finally catching up to the automation found in clitoral toys (like the Lora Dicarlo Ose 2), vaginal toys (like Fun Factory Sundaze), and sex machines. You don't have to do all of the "work" of masturbation yourself; some body-safe sex toys can let you relax and fully fall back into the fantasy!
The KIIROO KEON is one of those toys. Hold the KIIROO KEON on your lap, and the inserted RealFeel Stroker (included) will move up and down on the penis. The KEON does all of the movement work for you - you just have to hold it in place. If you partner the KEON with a VR headset and VR porn that's synchronized to your device, you could easily argue that this is the most immersive that masturbation can get at this point in technology.
KIIROO has been experimenting with interactive sex toys and automated penis pleasure for years now. Their KIIROO Titan offers an interactive penis vibrator that adds stimulation along with your favorite videos. Their KIIROO Onyx+ includes a shaft full of releasing-and-constricting rings to "simulate" the feel of sex through automation - and that works with their interactive platform. They offer g-spot vibrators and other vibrators too (like the Pearl 2 and OhMiBod Esca 2) to partner with their penis toys for interactive couple's fun.
The KIIROO KEON is KIIROO's first proper "stroker". While they've innovated in the world of sex toys for penises over and over, this is their first toy that takes the basic non-powered "stroker" idea and attempts to automate that through the help of the KEON - all the way up to 230 strokes per minute (good luck lasting very long with that intensity!).
Like other KIIROO toys, the KEON by KIIROO offers similar features including the ability to connect with other KIIROO toys for synchronized pleasure, the ability for long-distance control from another person with the KIIROO app, the ability to connect to interactive online webcams of your favorite webmodels to allow them to control your device, the ability to connect with 2D and VR interactive adult content, and the ability to control the sensations manually whenever you don't want to bother with the interactive functionality of your mobile device.
So, that's a whole lot of awesome features packed into a single toy: let's see how well they fair in the KIIROO KEON sex toy review.
How'd You Use It?
I was 1000% sold on the KIIROO KEON before it ever arrived. Everything about it seemed like something that could perfectly integrate into my femdom kink ideas - and would really tick all the boxes about automation and machine sex.
So I was ready to give the KIIROO KEON a 5-star rating before it even hit my door. The fact that it existed was already enough for me to think this thing was the best thing out there. Basically, it was all up to the toy to lose me.
I'm just happy that the KIIROO KEON didn't really let me down. The VR synchronized functionality has definitely been a let-down purely due to pornography available, but otherwise? I'm totally sold.
Using the KEON is pretty easy once you figure out what's going on. I make a mention about that at the end of this section, but essentially, you're a bit "on your own" for figuring out some functionality of the KEON. Once you figure it out, though, it is really straight-forward. Slide the RealFeel Stroker into the body of the KEON, click it into place, press the power button, and you're already ready to go.
(Protip: I recommend using a glove to lube yourself and the RealFeel Stroker or having a serious towel nearby to clean off your hands when you're done lubing. The KEON itself is a slippery plastic with minimal gripping surfaces, and lubricated hands make everything 30 times harder.)
That being said, automated stroking is fucking amazing in every sense of that sentence, and it has quickly become a constant favorite in the bedroom - and the app gets pulled up for almost every use of the toy.
You can use the buttons near the handles to control the stroking length and speed if you want, but we find that the incremental control on the app tends to work more fluidly. Being able to tap-and-drag a finger to increase the intensity really works for us - and it takes the "control" out of his hands too.
And that's really the magic of the KIIROO KEON - everything IS taken out of the hands of the penis-haver. Even if you aren't using that in a "power exchange" sense, that's what the toy is designed to do: take all of the work and effort out of manually stroking yourself. Instead, you keep your hands comfortably on your lap and something else does every bit of the stroking for you - allowing you to totally get lost in whatever fantasies you have in mind.
In fact, when we tossed a VR headset onto his head with some VR porn while his penis was getting pleasured in the KEON, we had to take a quick break after his (very fast and intense!) orgasm for him to "come back to reality". Without any of the usual arm movement cues and while restricting his sight to just the porn, he actually had gotten lost in the porn itself for a bit - and forgotten a decent bit about the reality that was going on around him.
We had just as much fun when we removed VR porn from the equation. With a blindfold on his head and kinky restraints on his wrists and the KEON doing its job, I easily can whisper fantasies and words in his ear - and he gets lost in the world I'm building while an external object does all of the pleasure "for" him.
I wouldn't say that it's an exaggeration to say that the KIIROO KEON has "revolutionized" how he approaches masturbation. He's now looking into a way to easily view his favorite porns while using the KEON. (The KEON's design really does need two hands to keep it upright and in place which is one of its biggest downsides). This can make scrolling on porn and computer use a bit more difficult - but if you tend to watch full-length videos, you can pretty much just lay back and enjoy.
The sensations are fantastic too. The little ball-like nubbies throughout the entire sleeve add a whole lot of sensation, and we mostly use the stroking function on the lowest of options (like 5% speed) or else it can easily get him to orgasm within seconds. It's a very, very pleasurable sleeve that feels perfectly snug on a standard-sized penis.
He notes that the sleeve really envelops his head - which is where he feels a lot of the sensation. It's like the sleeve squeezes around the shaft and expands to the exact width of his penis - which means that the part of the stroker near the tip of his penis is always snugly wrapped around the head. He says that definitely contributes to how quickly it brings him to orgasm - even when he's holding the RealFeel Stroker itself without the KEON automating the process.
He says it easily feels just as intense as his Fleshlight toys - and might even be bordering on just as intense as his Stamina Training Unit Fleshlight - which is generally touted as the "most intense penis stroker out there".
Sometimes, I worry about "designed for rod-straight penis" toys like the Arcwave Ion or the KIIROO KEON. My partner's penis isn't perfectly straight, and once in awhile, this can definitely cause issues for toys that "must" go straight up and down due to the toy's design.
I'm happy to report that didn't cause any sort of issue with the KIIROO KEON (I remember noting in my Arcwave Ion review how we've had to change-up how we use the Arcwave Ion because of a non-straight penis). Not so with the KIIROO KEON. We hold the KEON slightly to the side towards the side his penis leans, and there's zero discomfort for him no matter the stroke length.
One big point during use: we both wish that the "handle" area for the KEON was larger. The small protrusion of the buttons on the KEON definitely helps provide an easy "resting point" for the hands. However, it's not enough of a protrusion to actually prevent the device from slipping out of your hands if you aren't securely grasping your hands around the KEON itself. Since part of the fun of the KEON is relaxing into the fact that the device does all the work, this is unhelpful if we have to constantly remember to grasp the device tightly.
The built-in design gets even more problematic if your hands are lubricated. They slide right past that little protrusion real fast. Essentially, the current KEON design means that most of the "work" of keeping the device on your lap falls on having a strong grip strength - versus the ability to relax into something that could "rest" on top of your hands.
A larger protrusion or a even a small hook towards the edges of the protrusion would have really kept the device easier on the hands. As it stands, even with the thigh supporting a lot of the weight, it's important to keep your hands tightly grasping around the KIIROO KEON in order to prevent it from tipping - especially with the momentum of the thrusting that it has going on.
On the brighter side of this protrusion design, though, it's really comfortable. There is no plastic applying uneven pressure to any part of the hands while holding it. While you still really need to "grasp" the KEON in order to keep it from tipping, the toy itself feels pretty comfortable.
Speaking of comfort, we were curious about whether the momentum or weight of the KEON would crush the balls. Nope! Even for my super-slim partner with minimal "thigh" to speak of, the KEON rests on the thighs and never has any contact with the balls while seated or laying - even when its on its most-intense setting.
You'll feel the weight on your lap, though. It isn't a bad thing - but it won't feel like the super-light, never-touches-the-thighs sensations you've had with other penis strokers. My partner says it's actually extra-erotic. He compares it to the weight of having a partner on your lap - which can feel pressure-y in a good way.
He also notes that the KEON design really "bounces" on the lap. He says it feels like it almost uses the momentum of "bouncing" against the lap to make the next stroke easier. He notes that this means that super-light, barely-there grips aren't going to keep the KEON in place. It takes both of his hands in a strong grip to keep it in place - especially on the fastest strokes. It's not something that's constantly escaping (we've never had to reposition or worry about it while he's distracted in VR or a blindfold), but it isn't something you can half-ass hold while it's working while using your other hand to play on your phone.
(As a note, I'd really love to see KIIROO expand the instructions and information on the KEON's capabilities online. Even the instruction manual for the toy is relatively bare bones. I had a lot of questions going into this, and I've attempted to answer any of them I had within this review, but it surprises me how many questions I had with a toy that offers this many options and runs at this price point. I'd expect all of those answers to be easy-to-find from the manufacturer.)
How Else Could It Be Used?
As I'll mention more in the app section below, the KIIROO KEON can be synchronized with some VR porn sites to make it stroke in tandem with the action that's going on during the porn movie. We haven't had much time to experiment with it as the porn that's currently offered is not our cup of tea, but it is something that the KEON is designed to do.
The KEON is also capable of being controlled online - and via webcam models on select websites - so that's also an option. Some of that is covered in the App section of this review.
If you're feeling it, you can also manually use the RealFeel Stroker all you want. The KEON isn't required in order to use the RealFeel Stroker (which is the stroker toy itself - with no electronics attached). Just pull the RealFeel Stroker out of the KEON, and you have a penis stroker like any other for all the manual control you want. This can work particularly well if the KEON runs out of charge mid-use (like you forgot to charge it) or you just want a standard penis stroker experience. It's basically two toys in one!
The KIIROO KEON is technically two separate "toys" - a penis stroker and a machine that moves that stroker up and down. You can technically purchase them separately, but when you purchase from Kinkly Shop, you'll get them both together. That's really for the best since the stroker (called the RealFeel Stroker) is the only penis sleeve that's compatible with the KEON (the stroking machine) itself. For another bonus point, this also means that you can purchase different sleeves in the future for different sensations, and it also means that you can always choose to use the RealFeel Stroker all on its lonesome if you just feel like a quick jerk-off session or want to play with the Stroker in a different way.
I like the fact that the KEON is two separate toys. For one, this allows you to buy other compatible strokers. Especially if you're into the pornstar-based merchandise, this allows you to insert yourself (literally and figuratively) more fully into the videos you're already watching. For another, it also makes for a longer lifespan of the KIIROO KEON. If something happens to the stroker, I can easily replace it for a fraction of the original price - and the KEON will keep on going. There's no need to rebuy the entire thing.
To assemble the KIIROO KEON, just slide the RealFeel Stroker into the KEON and twist until you hear a solid "click". It's really that simple. The RealFeel Stroker can only be slid in one direction. The stroker's orifice/lid is really difficult to remove once it hase been inserted, so I recommend removing it before you assemble the two pieces together.
The KIIROO KEON has all of the buttons and electronics on it; the RealFeel Stroker has none. There are six total buttons on the KEON - four in the front to control the stroke speed and two buttons on the back near the charging port. The two buttons in the back include a Power button (the large button) and a Mode button (the smaller button that looks almost like a reset button).
With the RealFeel Stroker assembled in the KEON, this isn't a "light" toy at all. There's a whole lot of electronic components that go into making something that can lift and lower itself, and it's not going to be as lightweight as any other penis strokers out there. However, when you're using the KEON, the majority of the weight rests on the thighs; some strength will be required to keep the KEON upright and in the right position, but you will not need to hold up its entire 4.5 pound weight while you're using it.
While the KIIROO KEON isn't the quietest thing you'll ever have on your penis, it isn't the loudest - by far. We've had standard, non-powered strokers that "slurped" louder than this thing - and the Arcwave Ion is probably 6 times louder than the KEON.
The KEON does make a bit of noise - but it isn't a whirring, grinding, whining, or annoying noise. It's calm enough to sound a bit like an appliance running - something you can forget about in the background but when you pay attention to it, you know it's there.
The noise gets louder and more frantic on the higher thrusting settings. On the highest speed settings, you might find yourself wanting to turn up whatever music/porn you're listening to, but it'll likely never get louder than your adult content of choice.
KIIROO KEON Measurements
Total Length: 8.67" / 220mm
Width: 5.1" / 130mm
Depth: 5.7" / 146mm
Weight: 1500g by itself, 2000g with sleeve
Length: 7.87" / 200mm
Width: 3.3" / 84mm
How It Works
Using the KIIROO KEON is particularly easy - at least, if all you're looking for is the manual stroking modes. (Using the app and synchronized porn is definitely on the harder side).
The RealFeel Stroker just gets slid into the KIIROO Keon's open internal chamber - and then twisted in there until you hear a click. You can't slide it in backwards, and it's really easy to figure out where you should start twisting; it's at the exact spot where you can't slide it in any further. Popping the RealFeel Stroker in and out is really simple, but I definitely recommend ensuring the lid to the Stroker is off before you slide it in. Getting the lid off the RealFeel Stroker while its inside the KEON can be a bit difficult.
Once you have the RealFeel Stroker in place, you just need to lubricant yourself and the inside of the penis stroker. I highly, highly recommend doing this while wearing a glove - or having a really good towel nearby to wash your hands. Holding the KEON while you have a lubricated hand is literally the worst, and please don't do that to yourself. We've found that a quick glove-up for lube (which we keep in the bedroom anyway) really improves the general KEON experience all-around.
Once everything is sufficiently lubricated, I personally recommend picking up the entirety of the KEON with the RealFeel Stroker equipped inside - and manually sliding it onto the erect penis. Technically, you could try to let the automation do this part, but we've found that it's most comfortable to do this part yourself so you can go as slow - and relube if you didn't add enough - instead of trusting that everything was perfectly lubed and nothing is going to "drag" uncomfortably on your dick with a machine that gives no fucks.
Once you have a couple manual strokes using the entire KEON as a giant stroker, though, you're definitely good-to-go and you can move onto letting the KIIROO KEON work its magic around your dick.
If you're trying to access manual mode, it's relatively easy once you know the button combination. Until then, it's like trying to figure out the world's hardest puzzle. (Seriously, it's a weird button combination if you haven't read the instructions.) First, you press and hold the power button (found on the back of the device) for a couple seconds. The entire KEON will give a "bzzt" noise to let you know that it's on, and then LEDs on the front of the device will pop on. This is currently in "Interactive" mode to pair with your phone.
Your next instinct might be to start pressing the front stroke control buttons to figure out how to turn it onto manual. That won't lead you anywhere. Instead, you need to press and hold a tiny button that sits above the power button that's about the size of my fingernail and looks more like a reset button than anything else. Press and hold that button and the LED lights will stop blinking - and the KIIROO KEON will be ready for manual use.
With the KEON in manual mode, there are four buttons on the front of the device right alongside the "grips" for the KEON. These four buttons allow you to adjust the strokes that the KEON provides. The up and down buttons on the right-hand side allow you to adjust the stroke's length while the + and - buttons on the opposing side will adjust the speed of those strokes. These buttons are super-easily accessible while holding the KEON and feel very natural. Your thumbs can reach these buttons without even having to move your hand.
If you need to pause the KEON for any reason (like reapplying lube or what-have-you), the power button can be pressed down once - quickly - to pause the KEON. The LEDs on the front will blink purple. When you're ready to come back to where you were, that same power button press will resume the manual mode you were on.
Accessing Interactive mode is a lot simpler than manual mode - since it's what the KEON was made to do. To enjoy Interactive mode, you simply need to press and hold the power button when the KEON is off. The KEON will pop on with that "bzzt" buzz, and now it's automatically in Interactive mode. The blue LED lights on the front of the light will be flashing - meaning it's ready to connect to the KEON app on your Android or iOS device.
The KEON App
Once you understand the basics of the automated penis stroker, the next step is to explore the offerings of the app. The KIIROO app allows you to wirelessly interact with the penis sex machine in a few different ways. It isn't nearly as robust of an app as a lot of sex toy apps are, but it works for some pretty basic control.
First off, you don't have to sign in or make an account with KIIROO in order to use the app. Some of the functionality will still be available to you - but you'll be unable to chat with partners and synchronize your devices together. It does allow for wireless manual control of the penis stroker machine, though.
Signing in opens up the rest of the available ways to play. The app allows for wirelessly manual control of the KIIROO sleeve, connecting with partners/friends to control the device, and to synchronize the device with available porn sites/videos.
Synchronizing with porn sites/videos is actually relatively difficult at first - especially if you bought the KIIROO KEON hoping to do that easily. To the point that...there is no set-up. I have zero idea where to find porn and adult movies that synchronize with the KEON. It isn't in the instruction booklet. It isn't on their website's product page. It isn't on the app itself. When I click on the app to "connect to website", it just brings up my camera to scan the website's QR code. I think I get where KIIROO was going with this (and didn't want to "give special treatment" to any one porn site that offered KIIROO-sync in hopes that other sites would soon catch on and also become synchronize options with their sex toys), but at the same time, the lack of any real lead to find what I'm looking for is so ridiculously disappointing, I don't have words for it.
I shouldn't have to spend a half an hour Googling "porn sites that work with KIIROO KEON" and finding a bunch of weird links that don't seem legitimate. In the end, I ended up with FeelMe.com - which is full of videos that seem all about the same. I can't find any videos with transgender actors/actresses, and gay/lesbian categories seem to be missing too. There's nothing with larger-bodied individuals. It's all that same type of porn you imagine when someone says the word "mainstream porn"; it's hard to tell most of the videos apart.
For us, that doesn't really do much. It's not really our jam - and there isn't a speck of kink to be seen anywhere. That being said, if you're into the penis-in-vagina, straight-sex porn stuff, you'll likely find a treasure trove of enjoyment - because there really isn't anything else out there like this.
You can slide on a VR headset, ensure the KEON is connected, and press play - and all of the pleasurable action on the screen will be synchronized to the device that's wrapped around your dick. It's really immersive porn in a whole different way - which is why I'm genuinely upset that none of the offerings are anywhere in the realm of anything we'd want to watch. I'm hoping the software is easy enough to use for third parties because I'd really love to see this type of interaction come to non "standard" porn videos.
The VR sync capabilities - which we were excited for - are definitely a bust - for us. At the current moment, the video offerings are very much what you think of when you think of "mainstream porn". Or maybe they aren't, and the complete lack of instruction means I have no idea where to find them. If that doesn't bug you (and that's the type of porn you like!), you likely won't have the same objections.
That being said, the KIIROO app isn't entirely useless to us. In fact, it's our favorite way to interact with the KIIROO KEON. The one-touch app control mode really comes out to save the day on this one.