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Dreamlover 2000 Review: First impressions

After months of waiting, the Dreamlover 2000 unit finally arrived today. First, neither Mistress Cassandra nor I are affiliated with Dreamlover Labs in any way so this is an unbiased, non-promotional account of my first impressions. Second, for those of you that posted disparaging comments about this site being a hoax or fantasy, you were wrong. As you can see in the photo, my unit arrived with all the components as advertised and they look gorgeous. The remote, with its highly polished plastic shell, is a thing of beauty. At only 3 inches tall and ¼ inch think, it’s smaller than I expected.  It comes complete with a small molded hole for easily attachment to a key ring and it’s thin enough to be slipped into a bra (not that I would know about such things). It’s the perfect accessory item for any fashion your Mistress may choose to wear; casual, formal or maybe something a bit more devastating… The receiver unit is very compact enabling unobtrusive attachment beneath clothing. The USB link is, well… a USB stick. Overall the components are attractive and look professional.

SOFTWARE

In preparation for the big day, I grabbed the DL Uplink software from the downloads area at the DL site and installed. (You can download and try this software in demo mode even if you don’t have the device.) Everything worked as advertized with only a minor issue with Windows 7 permissions. I reported my findings and WOW, such responsive support. They quickly replicated the problem, sent me a new version and even gave me a credit on their blog! Nice touch. Installing the drivers on Windows 7 was a bit of a problem because of MS signing requirements, so I quickly moved to a Vista machine and had no issues. (DL support informed me there is a simple way to work around the Win 7 restrictions) With the drivers running, I fired up the application and it asked me to set the owner for this receiver. Once completed, I couldn’t help myself. I had to hit a button to see if everything was communicated. Sure enough, pressing the pager selection yielded several reassuring “chirps” from the receiver unit. So far so good.  

MOUNTING

I attached the required connections to my old school CB3000 without any problems. The instructions on the DL site were clear and self-explanatory.  I hand tightened the plastic nut to prevent stripping the threads.  The resulting configuration is seen in the picture below. There is plenty of opportunity for optimization in the mounting, but more on that in later posts. I was getting anxious to try out the features.

CUSTOMIZING

The only customization I wanted initially was to name the silent commands for Mistress Cassandra. Remember, a good submissive goes out of his way to make life easier for his Mistress. To do this, I entered the customization panel on the DL Uplink software, found the silent command panel and type them in. Whoops, they didn’t seem to be saved. Trying again, I retyped them and modified the tempo up one tick and then back down. Sure enough, when navigating away from the panel I was prompted to save the silent command modifications to disk. Even better, when I logged into the web management panel on the Nexus, those new names appeared! Again unable to resist, I selected one of the silent commands I had just named from the web console. Sure enough, a few seconds later the receiver chirped and vibrated the requested command to the disembodied receiver. Hey, this is really fun!

INTO THE RABBIT HOLE

The time had come; it was the moment of truth. Time to be saddled up and feel those electronic spurs. It took a little finesse, but I finally got everything in place and properly positioned. I was ready for the first test. I selected “pager” since it was advertized as minimal severity, attention-getting pulses. Sure enough, it got my attention! I’m sure most of you want to know what it felt like. If you have ever experienced a TENS unit, then you know roughly the sensation but in a single, short pulse. For those who haven’t had this experience, imagine a clamp with dull points that closes on the contact areas for a very brief period of time and then is gone. It’s startling; not pleasurable but not overtly painful either. Summoning my courage, I issued “Low” and “Med” pulses. These induced the same sensations yet more intense. Finally the “High” pulse was issued with some trepidation. More intense, not painful, but definitely not something you want to repeat. The technique DL uses is quite effective in grabbing your attention and persuading you to be a good boy. I’m sure Mistress Cassandra will have loads of fun zapping my privates to get my attention, reinforce her authority and to improve my productivity. She has indicated that this weekend will be interesting.

SUMMING IT UP

I didn’t have time to play with all the modes and features yet (there are so many). Overall the Dreamlover 2000 is a unique, well designed and manufactured product. The hardware is attractive, solid and reflects a dedication to quality engineering that is not found in many sex toy manufacturers. Mounding the electrodes for long-term wear will be a little challenging, but with some experimentation and creativity those challenges can be easily overcome. (Dreamlover Labs has done the really hard part; designing the electronics, writing the software and getting it to market.) The software and features are unique and very usable. The issues I found are minor and never put the user in harm’s way. The support is fantastic! I received a new software version fixing the silent mode naming issue from the Dreamlover team even before finishing this post. WOW, when was the last time that happened with a product? Look for more news here as I become the dreamlover Mistress Cassandra requires. Better yet, give my creative Misttress a call and become a dreamlover yourself!

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16 responses

  1. It’s absolutely elegant isn’t it? Looking forward to some good times this weekend!

    MC

    March 17, 2011 at 11:54 am

  2. Andy

    WOW!

    Great review and I hope I get to try one first hand some time!!!

    Please keep us informed with how it goes!!

    Andy

    March 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    • q

      Thanks Andy,

      We already have new games in the works… stay tuned!

      March 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm

  3. wow. nice story.

    March 25, 2011 at 7:00 am

  4. cb6

    I would like to know more about how the pulse feels and if its truly effective or not?

    Thanks

    April 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    • q

      Thanks for stopping by cb6.

      It’s a little like having to describe what a banana tastes like to someone that’s never eaten one, but I will do my best. Like most “mild” electrical shocks, it is more startling than painful. There is no residual pain or discomfort after the correction event is over. The pulses are brief and feel like an instantaneous tight squeeze from a dull, two pointed set of pliers (or outside measuring caliper to be more precise). The summon setting, gives 5 individual pulses with an accelerating interval. The shortening of time between pulses gives the feeling, quite appropriately, of urgency. The low, medium and high pulses have the same feeling, but each is appropriately greater in strength; giving the feeling of a stronger squeeze. The connection to your chosen CB device is very important. The better the connection to your skin, the more effective the pulses will be. Also, number and duration of each shock for the low, medium and high pulses can be customized. I am experimenting with the electrical connections to my Mature Metal device to get the most effective “zap” before I start adjusting the pulse number/timing. I can say from personal experience that with the proper connectivity, the default setting can be quite an effective deterrent. Like Dreamlover Labs say, I definitely hesitate to press the “high” pulse button. I have to psych myself up (or out) before each of these self induced events. Placing this control in the hands of your Mistress yields the added uncertainty of never knowing when the correction pulses will arrive or how strong they will be. The result, in my opinion, is quite effective. The ability to customize the pulses will enable even those with a high tolerance to be satisfied with the consequences.

      Best of luck in your male management encounters,
      q

      April 4, 2011 at 7:17 pm

  5. Mark Spencer

    Hi Folks,
    Until further reviews are posted about the operation and the mental state of the owner and the male being trained this review is going to continue to look like a shill. Not trying to be an ass, just stating a fact. I check in here everyday to see if there is more….been a month now…please continue

    June 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    • q

      Mark,

      If you look there are other reviews posted on the net which are similar to the one posted here. Stay tuned for additional information once the customized metal cage is finished.

      June 23, 2011 at 8:22 pm

  6. Mark Spencer

    Okay, fair enough. I’ve only seen repeats of this review posted on other sites. No matter how I tune the search I can’t seem to find a review in the nature of which I described. You would think that the buzz would be huge and that there would be amazing reviews all over the net. I’m just saying that I simply can’t find any, except for this one. If I’m missing something, please let me know.
    Thanks,
    m

    June 24, 2011 at 8:36 am

  7. q

    Thanks Mark, I assure you I’m not affiliated with Dreamlover Labs in any way. Some would question my mental stability, but that’s another story. You can contact “anodeuk” on SmartStim.com (you may have to register with that site first). He commented on my original review confirming my experience here:

    http://smartstim.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=24640

    Since the original review was published, This device has been used off-and-on in my training. The difficulties of not being able to attach the Dreamlover full time hampered the effectiveness. A new customized “Watchful Mistress” was ordered two weeks ago which (hopefully) will enable excellent electrical contact that is immune to physical position or activity. If successful, I will post exactly how this was accomplished. Following that, Mistress Cassandra wants a full week under her exclusive control 24/7. Can you imagine the “summon” function used as an alarm clock? It is an experience I will be able to write about in the near future.

    June 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm

  8. Why is this the only live page on this blog, is it a fake for Dreamlover 2000?

    June 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

  9. q

    Hello Eric,

    I’m not sure what you mean by “live page” but my post is neither fake nor a promotional piece. I ordered the Dreamlover 2000 when they first became available and decided that documenting my experience would be useful to others considering the purchase. It’s a new and relatively sophisticated piece of hardware and software unique to male chastity so it earned a posting all its own. Mistress Cassandra has used the control panel on many occasions to enhance my training. In the coming weeks, you can expect to see the results of a custom designed, metal chastity cage specifically modified for use with the Dreamlover. If you would like additional information, please let me know and I will try to oblige.

    June 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

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  11. Bob

    Ms. Cassandra suggested that we chat when you return

    July 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

  12. Nick

    Hey! I just came across the dream lover website today and was reading the reviews, got linked through to your page. I notice you haven’t posted about it since June last year. Are you still using it? Any updates on your experience? I like the sound of it, but it’s a LOT of money.

    September 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

  13. Danty

    Hi!

    I’ve also been looking aat investing in the DL2K but am struggling to find feedback frm anyone that’s used it for a while – could you help me please?

    September 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm

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