Pros and Cons
- some good-looking cams
- seamless billing
- easy-to-use interface
- needs better iPhone support
- most performers don't do exclusive chat
- mostly non-English speaking performers
Watching trannies in videos is hot, but watching them live on cam doing what you ask them to do is so much hotter. If you agree with that statement then Tsmate is going to be a site that will make you curious. Let's see if it's any good.
When I was on, there were about 85 performers live on cam and just waiting for someone to chat with. Tsmate is well laid out and searching for cams by category or just browsing all of the ones available is easy. There is also an advanced search if you want to narrow down specifics and you can add performers to your favorites. In addition to all these hot transsexuals you'll even see some crossdressers.
When you see a cam thumbnail that appeals to you, just click on it and you are taken to that performer's page with her bio and live cam running in public chat. This is free and gives you a chance to check out the performer and the quality of her cam. Also, you can ask questions about what she might, or might not, do if you should decide to take her private.
If you want to go private you will need to spend some cash, but there are sometimes two options. The private option is like a group chat where other members can join in and talk to the shemale, but some offer an exclusive chat option that is just one-on-one.
Normally, I would use the exclusive chat as the basis for the price score in the review, but I actually found that the vast majority of the cams I clicked on only offered a private option. Because that seems to be what you will be faced with most of the time, that will be the price I focus on. The good news is that most seem to be charging $1.99/minute, which is pretty good.
As for the quality of the cams, I checked out lots of performers (that's my job) and the cam quality average to good. None of the images were very high in quality or fluid, but most of the ones I saw were pretty clear with just some artifacts around the edges. The fluidity of motion was where it was more hit or miss for me. There are HD cams, but not many.
While the cam/chat page for each performer is well designed, there is no countdown of how much money or time you have used, so you are going to have to really pay attention to this on your own.
Most of the trannies have a few pics you can use as a preview. You can also set yourself up to get notifications of when certain performers are online, you can send them messages and you can go cam2cam, so that they can watch you while you watch them. Billing is seamless in that you don't have to keep reloading your account with credits, they just charge your credit card as you chat.
The site works on mobile devices, but to use it on your iPhone, you will need to download an app called B-Line Browser from iTunes. It was developed specifically for this company to allow them to stream their cams onto your Apple devices. It's far from ideal, but it gets the job done if you need to get some action while on the go. However, the site works perfectly on your iPad. Go figure, I would think the same technology could be applied to both.
There aren't many live cam sites out there dedicated to trannies and on that front I applaud what Tsmate.com is doing. Sure, the cam quality could be better and I would have liked to see a larger selection of performers, but overall this is a must-stop for live cam tranny action.