Wife Switch is the site under microscope today. This is a wife-swapping hardcore site. Among the many sizes of trailer offered in the tour, the largest are the biggest fuckin' trailers I've ever seen - my first digital camera didn't take photographs that big! In the past few years there's been a few TV shows about what it'd be like to live with someone else's wife - let's face it though, we all know the end result of those is really about screwing the neighbor's wife.
The members home page is very busy, nearly everything devoted to bonus sites or ads. In fact, if you don't pay attention you will have a tough time even getting to the site's actual content, as the only links to it are on a few small areas; by the way, those links all open in a new window. There's a few ads in the not-exactly-a-nav-bar on the left side, and a whole section in that nav-bar called "adult marketplace" which are links chiefly about getting you off this site and getting more of your cash.
The models are coupled up, 2 "husband-and-wife" teams per episode, but I had to laugh when the first set I noticed in this "reality" site had Gianna Michaels - whom I just saw on an unrelated site earlier today - and I'm pretty sure she's single. A lot of the models on this site look pretty porn-y really. They do a good job of putting together couples in a scene who don't look like each other though. The videos run around 30 minutes or so each.
There are currently 16 videos on this site. The site updates about once every 2 weeks, though the dates show it's not regular, some are a week apart while others have waited over a month.
The most recent 8 videos are offered in 5 different sizes of WMV and Flash video. The largest videos are 1068x600, the WMVs have a bitrate of about 2600kbps. The other 8 videos are offered in 1 size - but they try to fool you by offering it in 2 sizes and just double-size the display (which actually these vids can mostly pull off). Those older 8 vids come in 3 qualities in both WMV and QuickTime MOV formats. The largest of these are the WMVs, 320x240 and 542kbps bitrate. The older videos play smoothly; however the newer vids from middle version down they start to get choppy - 12 frames-per-second, 10 fps, and 5 fps. And if your computer doesn't have enough resources, on the HD versions your system may lag and stutter as it struggles with performance issues - maybe that's what all that viagra emails are really about!
The videos look good and the production quality is pretty decent. The newer videos of course look good at their larger size, but as nice as the HD camera is on all the episodes, my nitpicker-sense was telling me that it's the tiniest bit soft in terms of clarity - the quality could easily pass for a documentary or semi-pro digital film, but this is porn and we push technology forward, damnit! These movies are acceptable for web smut, but I've actually seen better HD videos on other sites. Sound picks up well and generally at an acceptable volume level.
Each episode also has an image gallery, so there are 16 photo sets on this site. Each gallery has around 200 to 300 photos in it. The image quality is very nice, they're sharp, have good color, are well-lit and generally well-framed. The images are about 800x530 or vice-versa if they're tall photos, and around 100kb.
Bonus content starts with access to the 29 other sites in their network. Then there's access to around 100 or so other feeds with videos and pics. Finally, there's the "reading room" with porn comics, stories, dirty jokes, and sex advice columns.
Now onto the site negatives. First off, over half the videos right now aren't offered in HD and the large versions are 320x240 plus a fake double-sized version. Those same older videos are also not downloadable where the new ones are. As for the new videos, the lower frame rates on the Broadband and lower clips are lower quality videos when they obviously don't have to be. And the updates are far from regular, so as a member you never know if it'll be feast or famine. The theme here is done as a reality site, but it's not convincing enough for my tastes. Finally, I just don't like the members home page with its busy layout and confusingly small number of easily-overlooked links to the main content.
Wife Switch doesn't seem convincing as reality wife-swapping site. It seems too much like they hired porn models rather than getting real husbands and wives. There aren't many videos, and while they do update it's not regular. Only less than half of the videos are offered in the large HD sizes claimed on the site's tour. The photos are decent, but they're not quite big enough to be satisfying. Bottom line, it's hard to recommend Wife Switch right now since there's not enough content, but there is about 4 hours of HD porn so if that's what you're looking for, it might be worth checking out.