Pros and Cons
- mostly HD cams
- lots of user features
- mobile-compatible interface
- few free video chats
- some expensive performers
- some features cost extra
iFriends is a live cam site with sexy men and women from all over the world, mostly the U.S., just waiting in front of their cams, hoping that someone will pay for a sexy show. Let's take a look at all the pluses and minuses it has to offer.
During most hours of the day, you'll find around 100 performers online on iFriends, which means you get a decent selection of hotties. You'll find babes in both solo and one-on-one settings with their loving partner, be it a man or a woman. Of that number, only a small amount feature guys. To whittle down the selection, you'll find a detailed search page that helps you find performers based on height, weight, age, build, eye color and hair length. There's also a search bar for more general inquiries.
Most performers don't offer a free video chat, but some do. For those who don't, you have an option to see 20 seconds for free so that you can make an informed purchase. It's not as good as being able to have a full conversation with the performer to see what they're into, but it's better than nothing.
Pretty much all the cams are now either in HD or HQ. While there are many controls that allow you to change the font and camera size, there is no countdown timer of your finances as you're in private chat. This can be a problem if you get caught up with a performer and aren't paying attention to how much you're spending. Although, if you get that caught up with a chick it must mean she's good and probably worth ignoring the time. There isn't a receipt either, but you can check your account settings and get a detailed breakdown of your purchases.
Most offer cam2cam and two-way audio, but not all of them, so be sure to check before entering a chat. Unfortunately, cam2cam is only available to "elite" members, which has a monthly cost. The site has done a good job of providing easily recognizable icons to let you know which features they provide. Many hotties also offer a phone-sex option if you want to have an in-depth conversation with them while they put on a show.
The performers set their own prices and while the range can be as low as $1.99/minute to as high as $9.99/minute, expect to pay $3.99/minute for most cams. Generally, things get more expensive when you're enjoying a fetish or couples show. Many of the performers have detailed bios, along with tons of free videos and picture galleries. The only thing is that you have to be willing to browse the bios to find them. It's worth digging, however, as some have a sizable amount of free content to get you going.
There are all kinds of features on the site and some are interesting, while others are distracting. For example, they offer various ways to browse the profiles, the ability to spy on live cam sessions, cam roulette (random performer streams) and more.
The site worked on my iPhone. The stream looks just as good as it would on the desktop version and chatting with the performers is just as seamless. You also have the option of joining a performer's fan club and gaining access to videos, pictures and other goodies that non-fan club members don't have access to. Some performers charge for that, while others offer it for free, so look around and see what you find.
In the end, iFriends is a site that tries hard to please, but it's overwhelming sometimes. In my opinion, it could use an overhaul and do away with 80% of what's there and make the live interactions better instead of supporting all the bells and whistles in the interface. Limited free chat is also a big drawback for me - it's simply an attempt to grab your money. I just can't recommend a site that has to resort to such tactics.