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So I've been looking into Jimmyjane more and more the past few months after all the hype finally got to me. The toy that seems to tickle my fancy the most would be the little chroma. The whole high quality, small, sleek, simple, quiet,
So I've been looking into Jimmyjane more and more the past few months after all the hype finally got to me. The toy that seems to tickle my fancy the most would be the little chroma. The whole high quality, small, sleek, simple, quiet, waterproof, metal thing really gets me going. However, the sexiest version of the toy for me is the steel version *pictures it sitting innocently next to my mac, complemented by the brushed steel lamp on the bedside table*, which costs a whopping $195. Now, I'm okay with spending the money on a single toy, as long as it's the right toy. Trouble is, I've been to maybe 12 adult toy stores in three different cities around my state, NC, and not only did the majority of them not carry Jimmyjane toys, the only ones that did were adam and eve and although the chain carries a few of the toys, the specific stores did not. What's worse, some of the other stores had never even heard of Jimmyjane. And yeah, it took some effort to not exclaim "and you do this for a living?!?!" Anyways...
Not being able to see, touch, test/witness the vibration of the toys before hand is a big problem to me, especially when dealing with such expensive toys.
Does anyone have any idea where I can get my hands on any of their friggin products? I mean sheesh, I'd be willing to make a minitrip to a surrounding state for funzies at this point. SEX TOY ROADTRIP! I just have to lay my eyes on em, ya know? Sneaky little things... Has anyone else had the same experience with not being able to find them?
Or can anyone who owns a little chroma/little something offer a more specific comparison of power to some other more available and comparable toy? I've read all the reviews on this site as well as others. I just want something more like, "at the strongest point it feels similar in intensity to the (#) setting of (manufacturer)'s (toy name)." If that's at all possible...
OK, so I've got a Little Chroma and some Lelo toys. I don't know if you have any of those to compare to either, but that's what I have on hand.
One of the things I LOVE about Lelo toys is that they have a measurement of each toy's "frequency" on their website, which translates to how "buzzy" or "thumpy" a toy is. I wish more manufacturers would do this. They list the Lily at 150 Hz, and I found that toy too buzzy for me. The Siri and Gigi are listed at 120 Hz, and those are my personal perfection. In terms of frequency, I would put the Little Chroma somewhere between the Lily and the Gigi, but closer to the Lily. Maybe 135-140 Hz? If someone knows of a way to scientifically measure this at home, I'd love to hear about it. I think the pitch might be the place to start. Anyway, the Little Chroma is not as thumpy as I'd ideally like, but it has not crossed my personal line of "too buzzy."
As for the power of the Little Chroma, it depends a lot on the battery. A fresh one will give you a vastly different experience than one that is half-drained. My Lelo toys keep going strong until the moment the battery unexpectedly dies (which, to their credit, is after many many hours). If you like it at the most intense setting, you're going to have to find something to do with half-drained batteries that are still useful but don't provide the intensity you were looking for. I, personally, prefer to use batteries in it that are not fully charged, because the fresh ones are a little too intense for me. But if you want a vibe that can start soft and then increase in intensity, you're going to have to swap a weak battery out for a stronger one or place a layer of clothing between your body and the vibe, and then remove it for more intensity.
With a fresh battery, the Little Chroma outperforms the Lily in intensity, no question. The Siri seems to be stronger on its highest setting, but perhaps not by much. It is difficult to tell because the frequency makes the sensations quite different. Obviously, none of these come anywhere close to a Hitachi.
I love my Little Chroma because it is waterproof and basic and easy to travel with and beautiful, but I would hate to have to make it my default vibe. If you're looking for a single clitoral vibe that does everything, you might try a different Jimmyjane toy (one of the "Form" models), something small from Fun Factory (Yooo, Spring, Angelo), or one of the new waterproof Lelo toys like the Alia, which seems from the website statistics to be identical to the Siri in frequency. They don't have the same sexy metallic look, but I think they outperform the Little Chroma in their basic functions. As sexy as the Little Chroma looks, the technology is a bit outdated at this point. Give me a rechargeable toy with adjustable settings any day!
(oh, and if you still want your steel vibe, sign up for Jimmyjane's mailing list. Occasionally they'll put them on sale for significantly cheaper than their original price.)
Another thing you could try: Call up Babeland or the Smitten Kitten and ask them this question. I'm pretty sure both places have Jimmyjane testers, as well as tester models for many other popular toys. You might not be able to drive there, but they would probably be happy to help you over the phone!
I hope this was somewhat helpful. Good luck on your vibrator hunt!