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AAARRGH the Design! It's got me!

After previously positive experiences with Hustler Toys, I feel that Inky Kinky is a great cheap toy to start off any collection. It's definitely one of the prettier cheap toys I've seen!
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Pros:
Cheap, pretty, and if you're artsy you could totally customize the shit out of it.
Cons:
Buttons click pretty loudly, easy to accidentally take toy apart when changing batteries.
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

Actually, Inky Kinky isn't really all that kinky at all (nor did it sit on a wall and have a great fall). It's just a pretty average slimline style vibrator, the five and a half inch long design was surprisingly small. You probably won't find much use for it as an insertable toy (and certainly it's not safe for anal use!) but if you're looking to vibrate any areas of your body, it'll do the job: use it during sex, to masturbate, whatever.

Basically, Inky Kinky is just your classic styled vibrator with an attractive design. If that's what you're looking for, give it a whirl. While it's not the most powerful vibrator on the block, it's fun.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • On a bed only
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Clitoris

Material / Texture

If you've been a fan of silicone toys and all their squish factor, keep in mind that Inky Kinky is solid plastic. While plastic has its benefits, such as lube compatibility, it's not the safest material on the block and it's completely hard. Inky Kinky is probably too short to use to stimulate a g-spot, though, unless you have a particularly shallow g-spot, and it's smooth as a metaphor about something that is smooth.

So when it gets down to it, while plastic is safe enough to use as an insertable pleasure object, you're probably not going to get all that much out of it.

No weird odors makes for a happy body, and while it's a downgrade if you're used to the slick velvet silicone coating of a Mia or one of Lelo's toys, if you don't have any toys and you've been eying some of the other cheap options... you really can't go wrong with choosing plastic over jelly, let me tell you.
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

What's there to say! Inky Kinky is the classic vibrator design: it's about five and a half inches long, around an inch across. Only three and a half inches of that is insertable, so you probably won't get much out of using it as a dildo. But it's a classic for a reason: this design works great for simple clitoral stimulation and it's non-threatening should you decide you want to insert it. Just keep it out of your butt and you'll be fine!

Of course the classics are designed to be beginner-friendly, but if you were looking for a pretty and cheap classic and already have a toy collection, you might be drawn to it anyway. I know I was, and the pretty got to me. I love the inked floral design. Better than that, I like the way you can screw off the exterior clear coat and theoretically customize the shit out of your toy.

You can bet that Inky Kinky is going to be Steampunky Kinky pretty soon, just as soon as I get my hands on some paint and spare time... oops, I'm getting distracted again.

The classic design might be non-threatening, but it's also non-discreet. You can bet people will know what Inky Kinky is if you leave it out. And if you travel with it, while it might be cute, it could easily be bumped on in your luggage.

The only complaint I have about the design is the button. Why does it have a 3 on it? Why does it click louder than it vibrates? Why, oh why...

But the pretty sure makes up for it.
    • Beginner
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

I do not feel confident about taking Inky Kinky in the water, so I didn't give it a test run underwater. It might be splash-proof, but I don't want to risk burning it out because I actually kind of like it.

Now, I'll be honest, the vibrations aren't all that great. It's a classic three-speed one-button setup. Push the button once to get to the lowest speed, and push again, and again to get to the highest speed. If you're a Hitachi person, you won't really be getting off on this. I'd say it was about as powerful as a Lelo Mia, but a lower pitched vibration.

It's not unreasonably noisy, it can be muffled with a blanket, fan, and closed door. But in a roommate situation it might be too loud.

The buttons are the only thing that annoy me. They click so loudly I suspect people can hear the clicking more than the vibrations! But it's easy to use, and I can't see anyone having a problem here.
    • Battery guzzler
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

Plastic is compatible with any and all lubes! So use silicone lube to your heart's content, if that's what you want, but let me warn that with the slick surface you might find it hard to hold onto the little smooth toy. When it comes to compatibility with other toys, plastic should be safe enough just chucked into a collection, and as the exterior of Inky Kinky is clear, it shouldn't stain anything.

Storage is easy enough if you take out the batteries, but if you don't, or you're traveling, keep in mind that Inky Kinky does not lock and could easily be turned on with a bump.

It's a little bit more porous and less sterilizable than silicone but Inky Kinky has one point about it that might make it easier to clean... the plastic top coat screws right off, so you can chuck that in the dishwasher. Something to keep in mind if you share your toys.
    • Easy to clean

Packaging

Hustler's packaging impresses the crap out of me. Instead of having gaudy naked sparkly vomit packaging, it's nice and classy. A black clamshell, all the information you need on the back... yeah, it's not discreet, but it's genuinely attractive to look at. And I'm not just saying that! I've gotten more expensive toys that come in less attractive packaging, but I'd say Hustler's is on line with Tantus's graphic design.

If they just worked on upgrading the quality of their toys, they'd be well on the way to a great midrange line and I'd definitely be willing to check it out.

Anyway, the packaging is nice. It comes with all the information you'll need, and you could use it for storage if discretion isn't a necessity. No handy storage bag, but with plastic it's not really that important, and with a toy in the twenty dollar range you don't really expect it either.

Thanks, Hustler, for your minimal and non-gaudy graphic designer. It really makes the presentation of what is otherwise a simple, classic vibrator shoot through the roof.
    • Minimal
    • Very informative

Personal comments

I admit I was sucked in by the pretty: I just wanted to have this one in my collection. I'm glad I did, because it's the first vibrator I can recommend on grounds of "if you were having the hankering urge to paint a vibrator, this is totally the one to get", because with that easily removable plastic exterior, you can totally pimp out your, ahem, ride, and then put the clear plastic cover right back on and have a pimped out vibe!

Since I'm the kind of person who likes to take things apart to see how they work, this appeals to me on a very high level. Sure, the vibrations are average and the clicky bugs me.

But I am going to mod this into the most tricked out awesome vibrator EVER.
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    MissTwist  
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