Once upon a time there was a site called Camstyle.Nl that added its own brand of Dutch goodness to the adult chat scene. But all flesh is grass, and all good things must come in the end, as is written in the Book of Banalities; and it so happens that Camstyle.nl went the way of the dodo before we had a chance to review it. But that's okay, because in recent days someone has seen fit to erect a new chat site on the foundations of the old. It's called IsLive, which is probably the least effective thing about it -- one of those not-quite-proper-English names that probably came about because the closest logical one, IímLive, was already taken. This site isn't nearly ImLive (it's way too small yet), but frankly, IsLive does have some potential. It's not bad for its age (it can't be more than a few month old), and for what it is.
During our perusal of IsLive, we enjoyed the fact that it offers a fair variety of female body types, from what might charitably be called painfully thin to BBW and beyond. It's invigorating to see women who are confident enough in themselves to sell their carnal intentions in public, even if they're not quite the epitome of Madison Avenue perfection. On the other hand, the roster of IsLive seems a bit more impoverished that we'd like. Apparently (and we're not quite sure about this) there are only ten pages of 20 performers each, which seems to put the total at 200 or thereabouts. If there are more, it's not obvious. Some few are men or couples (mostly lesbian, natch -- or should we say snatch?), but most are the ladies we're looking for. Nearly all were European or Asian, which we suppose isn't all that unusual, given that this is, after all, a Dutch site (its URL is actually IsLive.nl). That doesn't keep them from sporting a few ladygirls, though -- Asian exotics, of course.
Given the theme of this review site, we imagine you're curious to learn whether IsLive is a good homegirls site or not, right? Well, that's hard to say, because the site is too stingy to offer enough free video to check. (Actually, there's no free video at all.) As for the few girls we paid to check out, the results are inconclusive. Looking at the refreshing collection of thumbnail pics, we'd say that yes, a good portion (if not all) of the girls are broadcasting from their homes. They've got that homegirl look going, right down to the home furnishings and variable production quality. You know, the kind of stuff we talk about in this article right here. If forced to make a decision, we'd have to say that this is a homegirl chat site, all right.
So let's talk about cost, another subject we know you've been eagerly awaiting. The truth is, IsLive is one of the least expensive sites we've ever seen -- not quite up there with CamContacts, but then again, nothing is. It's a lot better than pay sites like CamChatter or even LiveSexyDolls, that's for sure. First off, there's no charge for a membership; you punch in your email address and desired screen name, and you've got an account. Then, of course, you have to fill it with money to get freaky with it. The good thing is, it costs just $1.35 a minute (or 0.95 Euros) to be with a performer. You can use Visa or MasterCard to do this at a rate of 10 Euros for 10.63 minutes, 20 Euros for 21.25 minutes, 30 Euros for 31.88 minutes, and 60 Euros for 63.75 minutes. You also have the tried-and-true American option of dialing a 1-900 number on your phone, obtaining a four-digit key, and charging it all to your telephone bill. But that costs $1.99 a minute, which is a price you can beat elsewhere. Stick with the credit card thing, if you can.
Technologically, IsLive is one of those sites that makes us happy by simply fading into the background. You don't have to worry about it dominating your computer resources or anything, so if you're trying to play Everquest or video poker while you chat, hey, go for it. The chat interface is slick enough to get by, though as we've suggested before, the quality of the video varies according to the technical abilities of the young lady you've chosen. So does the lighting. However, both are features that make these performers so attractive to the true homegirl connoisseur. The fact that they're not perfect is a good indicator that they aren't studio, which in turn means that you're going right into the girl's home and getting the most intimate relationship possible over the Internet. These girls are real, and that's what makes them so hot.
So here's the deal: we're giving IsLive (formerly Canstyle.nl, for those keeping track) a solid thumbs-up. It could use a bigger roster, and it definitely needs a search filter; we get tired of seeing hose when we're looking for holes. (Did we mention that the thumbnails tend to be explicit?). But the site's got a lot going for it in terms of variety and homegirl hominess, and it'll probably keep growing, so we definitely have to say it's worth a try. Take a gander yourself, and see what you think. We'll be adding it to our own rotation list.
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