Mimi Can't Give Me What I Need

Mimi is a discreet rechargeable clit vibe that’s great for use whether you’re solo or with a partner. It’s waterproof and perfect for bath time and it’s a great size to travel with. Unfortunately Mimi can’t keep up her strength when she’s under pressure.
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Pros:
Rechargeable
10 settings
Small and discreet
Nice color options
Travel Friendly
Nice packaging
Cons:
Broad Stimulation
Vibrations can be numbing
Vibrations weaken with pressure
The magnetic charger
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

Mimi is a small rechargeable clitoral vibe that can easily fit in the palm of your hand. For her size Mimi is able to put off some pretty strong vibrations. Because of her simplicity and strength Mimi can appeal to both beginner and advanced users. She’s discreet and would be perfect for travel, and Mimi is 100% waterproof which can make bath time a little more fun.
Mimi is meant to be used externally as a clitoral vibrator, but she's versatile and can be used on any external erogenous zone you please. Because of her short and wide shape she’s not meant to be inserted.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Sensory play
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • 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
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

Mimi is made from a high-grade silicone. Silicone is non-porous and body safe and should not harbor any harmful bacteria if the toy is cleaned properly. The silicone used for Mimi is smooth and velvety, there is a little bit of drag but not very much. And unlike other silicone toys I’ve encountered, Mimi is not a huge lint magnet.

Since I use Mimi externally I've never felt the need for lube, but if you prefer lubrication when using her make sure it’s water-based. Silicone-based lubricants can potentially have a bad reaction with silicone toys and damage the finish of material.

Mimi has a hard shell underneath her silicone skin so she is totally rigid and there is no give. Mimi is watertight and can be submerged in a bath without any worries of water leaking into her electrical parts.

I’ve noticed with my Mimi that when she’s been on for a little while and warms up, the silicone expands and can separate from the hard shell underneath. It feels like there’s a tiny cushion of air between the silicone and the shell, and while this hasn’t been a problem it’s still something to note. When she cools down the silicone shrinks back and it once again feels tight.
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

Mimi is shaped like a flattened egg. She’s right about 3.5 inches long with an average width of 2 inches and she’s one inch thick. She fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. You can use the flat sides for broader stimulation or turn her on her side or tip for more concentrated pin-point vibrations. Mimi is smooth except for a tiny Je Joue logo printed in the silicone which will illuminate while Mimi is charging. And she’s all the same color except two silver buttons which connect to the magnetic charger.

Mimi is pretty discreet because she doesn’t look like an obvious sex toy. If you left her out on a counter someone might take interest in her because she’s a curious object that doesn’t have an obvious purpose and you might get a “Hey, what’s this thing?” Her buttons are really the only thing that will give her away, especially if someone turns her on. Even then they may just assume she’s a little massager for hands, feet, temples, etc, and nothing sexual. With her compact design she’s great for travel and you don’t have to worry about packing batteries. (But don’t forget her charger!)
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design
    • Futuristic

Functions / Performance / Controls

There are two versions of Mimi. The old version is controlled by two silver buttons which have + and - on them, while the new generation has the same two buttons with an added third button in the middle that controls the patterns separately.
To turn Mimi on press the + button for a few seconds and the lowest vibration will start.
Mimi has 10 different vibration functions total, five of them are steady vibrations and the other five are patterns. Use the + and - to toggle the intensity up or down and the function button to cycle through the patterns.

The vibration settings are:

1. Very low
2. Low
3. Medium
4. High
5. Very high
6. Long Pulses on very high
7. Short pulses on very high
8. Build up from low to high and then back down to low
9. Short, fast ramps
10. Rolling pulses

To turn Mimi off at any time just press and hold the - button for a few seconds.
Mimi probably averages about 2 bees. I find that the patterns seem louder than the constant vibration settings.
    • Multiple settings
    • Strong patterns

Care and Maintenance

Since Mimi’s waterproof she’s super easy to keep clean. I just take her to the sink, spray with toy cleaner and rinse her off. You can also use soap and water or toy wipes if you prefer.

Mimi comes with a magnetic charger. The cord measures 53 inches, one end has a standard electrical plug and the other end has a special magnetic head that has silver dots that you match up with Mimi’s buttons. The magnetic connection is pretty strong but I find I have to lay both the cord and Mimi on a flat surface for charging because if there’s an angle between the two the charger doesn’t get good contact with Mimi. The light will blink when it’s charging and is supposed to become solid when Mimi’s done. Though mine doesn’t seem to do this for some reason and will just keep blinking forever so I just have to time how long I’m charging it.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that sometimes the charger makes a really high pitched squeal that kind of sounds like my ears are ringing but when I jiggle the charger it will stop.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

Mimi comes in a lovely black box that ties shut with a satin ribbon. It looks very classy and luxurious and would make a great gift. The box is plain except for the company name and some scrollwork which is printed in white. The box has nothing sexual on it and is very discreet.
When you open the box you see Mimi resting in a tray. If you lift this tray up you will find the instruction booklet and charger in the bottom of the box.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Good for storage
    • Would make a nice gift

Personal comments

I know Mimi is a favorite for a lot of people and I was really excited to try her. I tend to be a fan of more pin-point vibrations and unfortunately for me Mimi’s vibrations are just too broad even when I have her turned on her sides and tip. I also feel that the vibrations tend to stay on the surface, and don’t go very deep at all. I always feel like I need just a little more from her that I just can’t get. I have also noticed a big drop in vibration strength when I press Mimi hard against me. I get a stronger sensation with Mimi if I hold her lightly against my body, but the more excited I get the more I catch myself pushing her hard against me and the weaker she feels. I can start to get a bit frustrated at this point because it’s distracting to worry about untensing my arm and hand muscles when I’m close to finishing.

I’ve also realized that Mimi makes me numb fairly easy. I haven’t experienced this with other toys and this can also lead to a very frustrated me.

My husband actually found a nice way of using Mimi during foreplay. He can hold it in his palm and press it against my clitoris while inserting a finger or two and rock his hand back and forth. I enjoy using Mimi this way and will continue to use her, but she’s not my go-to clitoral vibe.

Experience

I know Mimi is a favorite for a lot of people and I was really excited to try her. I tend to be a fan of more pin-point vibrations but unfortunately for me Mimi’s vibrations are just too broad even when I have her turned on her sides and tip. I also feel that the vibrations tend to stay on the surface don’t go very deep at all. I always feel like I need just a little more from her that I just can’t get. I have also noticed a big drop in vibration strength when I press Mimi hard against me. I get a stronger sensation with Mimi if I hold her lightly against my clitoris, but the more excited I get the more I catch myself pushing her hard against me and the weaker she feel. I can start to get a bit frustrated at this point because it’s distracting to worry about untensing my arm and hand muscles when I’m close to finishing.

I’ve also realized that Mimi makes me numb fairly easy. I haven’t experienced this with other toys and this can also lead to a very frustrated me.

My husband actually found a nice way of using Mimi during foreplay. He can hold it in his palm and press it against my clitoris while inserting a finger or two and rock his hand back and forth. I enjoy using Mimi this way and will continue to use her, but she’s not my go-to clitoral vibe.
Follow-up commentary
Sadly, I must say that I still don’t care for Mimi very much and I haven’t reached for her since I wrote my original review. She just sits in a drawer and I’m thinking about trying to find her a new home.

I did notice today that Mimi seemed to have a good bit of juice considering how long it’s been since she was last charged. I purchased my Salsa close to a month ago and I definitely prefer it over Mimi because of Salsas stronger and more pin-point vibrations.

There still are things I really admire about Mimi; I think the quality is very nice and the silicone is great. Mimi’s a lovely little vibe, but she just couldn’t quite do it for me.
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Comments
  • freeport
    freeport  
    Thanks for including the vibrator settings!
  • The Vixen
    The Vixen  
    Thank you for reading
  • spiced
    spiced  
    Thanks for the great review! We've been considering this, but I think we'll check out the Salsa instead.
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