In 2014, Colby Knox was launched by two American webcam models, Colby Chambers and Mickey Knox. The guys describe themselves as porn enthusiasts turned cam guys turned porn stars. The site offers sexy amateurs and hot porn stars performing in homemade settings. The look and feel of the site and the content reminds me a bit of Austin Zane, which was set up by two (straight) buddies in 2011.
The guys at Colby Knox are mostly twenty-something amateurs, but you will also find a couple men in their thirties and a few guys who you might recognize from other sites such as Brenner Bolton and Ian Levine. Most of the performers are good-looking with athletic bodies and juicy cocks. Quite a few of them are straight-looking country boys including some marines. Colby and Mickey themselves - who actually make a very hot couple - are in a lot of scenes, as well. Their stable of guys isn't that large, and that's why they are using the same guys in multiple scenes, which is - believe me - no punishment.
While the videos have an amateur look and feel, there's usually a bit of a story line, and there's quite a lot of variation when it comes to the surroundings in which they shoot their videos. That helps keep the videos fresh and unique. Even though there are a couple of solo videos, the majority are hardcore duos and threesomes in which the guys kiss, suck dick, eat ass, and of course, plow some hungry holes. There is also a little spanking and softcore bondage here and there. All of the guys show passion and really enjoy performing on camera. There are some recorded live shows, as well, in which the guys interact with the people viewing them live.
At the time of this review, Colby Knox offers members 123 videos that you can download, stream, or watch on newer mobiles. While the scenes are not dated and there are no dates on the comments, the site has added 52 videos in the last nine months, which seems pretty promising.
The videos are DRM-free MP4s that can be downloaded at 1072x608 at good amateur quality with pretty sharp visuals and clear sound, and still look pretty good even when enlarged to full screen. The streaming videos are available in MP4 format, as well. The size of the player is 750x420, and you can enlarge the player to full-screen easily. Sometimes the streaming videos had to buffer a little, so you might experience some hiccups regardless of the speed of your internet connection. I also found that when I tried to fast forward significantly, I had to wait a while before the vids started playing again, and I'm on a very fast connection.
Episodes don't come with matching photo sets, but each model (there are now 28 of them) has his own page with a biography and also an image gallery with photos from different shoots. Usually there are between 5 and 24 images per gallery, and they're shown at from 700x859 to 1000x1500. The images are of amateur to fairly good amateur quality and can be saved to your own computer. There's no hands-free slideshow and you can't download images altogether in a zip file, however.
There aren't a lot of extras, but each model has a nice profile page with some stats, likes, dislikes, a picture gallery, and an overview of the videos in which they appear. You can also tip the models or send them private messages. I am not sure whether you will actually receive an answer though. There is a link that leads to a third party live webcam site. To make full use of this service, you will need to buy credits first.
I didn't really know what to expect from Colby Knox, but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. There are a few issues as well, but most could easily be fixed. The updates aren't dated and are only served in one size and format. When you create your account, there's a pre-checked email offer, but if you don't want to receive emails, it's easy enough to untick. Also, I wish they would offer photo sets for every scene instead of offering photo galleries in the model profiles. Downloadable zip files and slideshows would be a nice addition.
There are a couple things worth mentioning that are more unusual than issues. First, this is the only member site I've seen where you can tip the models without interacting with them; it makes sense, since the site owners are cam guys. Also when I logged into the site, I landed on my account page, an absolutely plain page where you manage your favorites, etc. I would have preferred a more welcoming (and hot!) page with thumbs of the latest updates, future updates and some of the latest models, all listed with the dates they were added to the site. There could also be a link to your account page.
Colby Chambers and Mickey Knox have managed to create something unique and different. Their site, Colby Knox, has a lot of personality and offers videos of amateur American boys getting it and getting off. The guys are not the typical models you'll find on porn sites, and they are hot, passionate and they look very fit. There are 123 videos that can be downloaded, streamed or enjoyed on your mobile, and while I suspect that they are adding one new video per week, we'll be checking back. There are some minor issues, but overall I think this site has a lot of potential. The guys of Colby Knox enjoy what they're doing and it shows.