Review of Playboy Plus Reviewed on 2012-09-22Last update on 2012-07-16

Reviewed Site: Playboy Plus

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Primary Category: SOFTCORE
Other: Photographic

Content

Exclusivity
3 / 5
Updates
5 / 5
Originality
8 / 10
Quality
13 / 15
Speed
13 / 15
Quantity
14 / 15
Total
56 / 65

Nav, Design & Features

Design
4 / 5
Navigation Ease
8 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Total
20 / 25

Cost

Price
7 / 10
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Short Review:

Playboy Plus, or more simply, Playboy.com, is the online home of thousands of photo sets and hundreds of videos of some of world famous magazine Playboy's sexiest women. They've got amateurs and coed cuties right alongside their world-famous cover girls and it looks like every Playmate the magazine has ever had is available for viewing here. I'll take you inside this legendary collection and let you know how they're shaping up!
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Price Details:

Trial 1.00
Monthly 29.99

Current Ratings for Playboy Plus:

Our total rating: 83/100
83
Rating

Detailed Review:


Content:

The official Playboy collection has gone through a lot of different online incarnations over the years, and I think I've seen just about all of them. Now, over a decade after the magazine began its online presence, I think they've finally got a pretty good thing going here. The collection is quite large with around 915 movies and over 3465 photo sets. The site updates constantly with at least one new movie or photo set each day, but they actually offer more than one update on most days.

From the stars of yesteryear such as Marilyn Monroe to the most recent cover girls like Kari Nautique, they're all here and pretty easy to find. The photo section is filled with the kinds of shots you would expect from Playboy, the most famous glamour magazine in the world. The videos typically consists of fairly short clips of less than 5 minutes and features softcore posing, behind-the-scenes footage of shoots in progress, sexy dancing, and more, but it probably comes as no surprise when I say that there is no hardcore action here at this famously softcore collection. The really nice thing is that you can get a pretty extensive preview of the site by checking out the tour pages where you'll find out exactly the style and type of content you can expect inside. It's definitely worth noting that magazine archives are not included as part of a Playboy Plus membership. A separate website offers a full online archive of all of the magazines issues from day one.

In addition to the regular softcore glamour style videos and photos here, members can also access a very large section of the site filled with interesting extras and features called "playground." Here, you can find various articles and videos featuring things like interviews at comic book conventions, behind-the-scenes action, and even one model's experience with the southern practice of noodling, or catching giant catfish with your bare hands! It definitely adds another dimension to this site and really breathes some personality into this well known brand.

Some of the photo materials here are around 50 years old, and the exact quality level, style, and size varies a bit from set to set. The sets themselves can sometimes be a bit small, with only a few images. That's pretty much standard on a magazine based site. You'll also see some variation in quality with the videos, particularly when you get into the older reaches of the archives. Luckily, the new release videos are offered at up to 1920 x 1080 pixels with bitrates approaching 9000 kbps. I was very pleased overall with the quality level here.

Features & Navigation:

While the members area here looks quite nice and has a very glamorous and sophisticated look and layout, it can sometimes be a little bit confusing as you navigate around. I sometimes found myself inside what seems to be a free area of the site, and while that's not necessarily a huge problem, it can be a little bit difficult to tell if you're seeing everything this site has to offer for a specific model at times. The site offers a basic keyword search box as well as an advanced search tool, but you'll have to make a regular search before the link for the advanced search page pops up. You can narrow your search results by time period, search only tags, title, or description of content, and choose to display only photo, video, or model results.

Slide shows and ZIP file downloads are available for the photo sets in addition to thumbnail galleries for viewing from within the members area. The Playboy Plus videos are available to stream in Flash format and can also be downloaded in MP4 format at a single quality level.

Conclusion:

Aside from the somewhat loose categorization of things and some tweaks that the general navigation here could use, I think this is a pretty good online showing from long-running magazine Playboy. I was especially impressed with the super-high specs of the videos and the constant daily updates. This one is certainly worth checking out for Playboy fans.

Pros & Cons

+ Large collection of Playboy materials
+ All Playmates from the start of the magazine
+ Daily updates, usually more than one per day
- Categories are somewhat confusing/loose
- No magazine archives
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