Third time's a charm??? Not always

Uma features everything I like- waterproof, rechargeable, quiet, powerful, and body safe silicone. She has a sleek simple design that is just what I was looking for. She should be pure bliss. This is my third attempt at owning Uma. The first two were defective and sent back. While this one is a vast improvement on the other two, she has a few quirks (hopefully not full blown glitches) that undermine her usefulness. Sigh. I really wanted to love her.
Published:
Pros:
Waterproof
Quiet
Powerful
Rechargeable
Silicone
Cons:
Shuts Off when under pressure
Pulsating control button hard to press
Low whistle when charging
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

Ahhh Uma, I had such marvelous plans for her. I was smitten the first time I saw her. Uma is made by Je Joue the same company that produces Mimi. Mimi is a very powerful external massager and my best friend. Uma was said to have the same power as Mimi, but was designed for G-spot stimulation. A powerful vibrator hitting my G-spot sounded wonderful. Indeed she does have very powerful deep and rumbly vibrations similar to Mimi. She is also curved and fits perfectly over the entire vulva area. The top portion can also be used on the clit. Uma is capable of internal or external stimulation. She can be used to thrust, grind, or rock. She is great for solo or couple play. Being completely waterproof, she is happy in the tub or shower.

I love my Mimi and just knew Uma would be the perfect sidekick for her. She really tried to live up to those expectations, but she didn't quite do it. She has a couple of minor problems that I really hope remain minor. You can read more about that in the personal section.
  • 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
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

Uma is made from 100% body safe silicone. It rates a 10/10 on the Eden safety scale making this a very safe toy to play with. Silicone is non-porus, latex free, phthalates free, and hypoallergenic. The best part of silicone is that you can use it without worrying about what you are using in or on your body. The worst part is that it collects lint and hair like crazy. The little fuzzies are washed away quiet easily, but you don't want to leave her lying around. Conveniently she has her own storage box. That should keep her fuzzy free when not in use.


She is sleek and smooth without any added texture. She is soft and feels almost like velvet. There are no ridges, nubs, or swirls on her. Her gentle curves are smooth making her a good choice for beginners or advanced users. She has a faint smell to her, but it is only noticeable when up at my nose. I don't usually have her at my nose, so that doesn't affect anything.
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

Uma is shaped like a curved dumbbell although she has different sizes at each end. Here are her dimensions:

Total length- 7 inches
Insertable length- app 4 inches
Top circumference 4.5 inches
Neck circumference- 3 inches
Handle circumference- 5.25 inches

The insertable portion is curved to stimulate the G-spot. She is not very long or girthy, but she does hit my G-spot nicely. The handle is easy to hold. It is very easy to either thrust, grind, or rock with Uma inside.

The entire vibrator has a nice curve that meshes well with the external vulva area. Her shape is perfect for stimulating the entire area. While the vibrations are the strongest in the top portion, they can be felt along the entire length, albeit more subdued in the neck and handle. That design makes it nice for external stimulation of the entire area. Of course, the top vibe portion can be used to stimulate the clit as well. There are lots of methods that work well with this design.

Functions / Performance / Controls

Uma has 5 steady vibration settings and 7 pulsating options. The pulsating options can be used at any of the 5 steady settings making this a very versatile toy. Anyone should be able to find the perfect setting. The vibrations are deep and rumbly just the say I like them. She is very similar to the power of Mimi. I would put the highest intensity level at 4 out of 5. Even though she is very powerful, she is quiet. She has a quiet hum that can be heard in the room, but definitely not from outside the room. I often play music to drown out any buzzing noises, but I don't need to do this with Uma.

The vibrations are controlled by 3 buttons on the bottom of Uma's handle. The 2 end buttons are simply labeled "+" and "-". The "+" turns Uma on. Pressing this button also will scroll through the 5 steady vibration settings. The "-" button will decrease the steady settings. If you want to decrease the intensity, just hit this button. Some users have said these buttons were hard to press. I don't find these two difficult at all. They work pretty easily.

The middle button controls the pulsating settings. This button is hard to press. It is annoying to try to change the settings when in use. You have to press pretty hard to get it to work. This is not a deal breaker for me since I rarely change settings once I start. This might not work well for someone who likes to change the settings often. The great thing about having a separate control for the pulses is that the pulsating options can be set at any of the 5 steady vibration settings. So whether you like pulsing at a low, mid, or high intensity, Uma has you covered.

To turn her off simply hold down the "-" button. She does not have a memory. She always turns on at the lowest steady vibration setting.

Uma is rechargable and works on a magnetic charging system. Her charger has a magnetic strip that attaches to the "+" and "-" buttons. The magnets attract easily. It's very easy to set up. She has red heart shaped light that blinks when she is charging. When fully charged, the light stays on without blinking. I don't have any problem charging her up. With Mimi I have to place her just so that the magnets connect. Uma isn't finicky. The magnetic strip stays in place no matter how I place her. The instruction book claims she takes 2 hours to charge for about a 2 hour play time. I found she fully charged in about 1.5 hours and lasted for about 1 hour.

My Uma emits a low whistle when charging. Mimi doesn't do this. It hasn't seemed to affect her, and I hope it is nothing to worry about. However, with the other trouble I have had, I am a bit worried. I hope that isn't an ominous warning.
    • Lots of variety in function
    • Powerful
    • Rechargeable

Care and Maintenance

Since Uma is waterproof, she is very easy to clean. You don't have to worry about keeping water out of her motor. She can be cleaned with soap and water or toy cleaner. She should not be boiled or put through a dishwasher because that would ruin the motor.

Use only water based lubes with her. Silicone lubes would ruin the finish on her.

She is easily stored in the elegant box she came in.
    • Easy to clean

Packaging

Like other Je Joue vibes, Uma comes with beautiful packaging. She arrived in a white and purple rectangular box. Within that box was a heavy duty black cardboard box that is perfect for storing Uma. The storage box is 11.5 x 2.5 and nearly 3 inches high. It is longer but less wide than both Mimi and G-ki's boxes, but they do all match. The box is classic black with the Je Joue name and emblem embossed on the top. Inside Uma has a place designed for her and on the side a compartment for her charger and instruction book.

The box is fairly discreet. It could be left out on a dresser or shelf. No one would know what was in it unless they opened it.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Good for storage

Personal comments

As stated above, this is my third attempt at purchasing Uma. The first two were defective, but I heard such great things about her I wanted to try again. Uma #1 would shut off randomly. She tended to turn off when jostled too much, but would sometimes shut off when I was just holding her. She was promptly sent back. Uma #2 wouldn't charge at all so she was just dead on arrival. I sent her back as well. I decided to try once again for a working model. Can you tell I really wanted this vibrator? My Uma #3 is a vast improvement over the other two, but she has a couple annoying habits. I am hoping they are just annoying habits and not full blown glitches, but I'm kind of holding my breath.

Current Uma has that low whistle when charging. It could be nothing, but I wish it wasn't there. I hope she continues to charge normally, but that could be a sign of future problems. More troubling is that she does turn off if too much pressure is exerted. I like to squeeze my thighs together during use, and Uma doesn't like this. She doesn't shut off every time, but often does if I put too much pressure on her. I can adapt to that. I wish she wasn't so sensitive, but some vibrators are like that. Since my experience with Uma #1 I can't help but wonder if she will start to turn off at other things. I can live with her if she only shuts down with pressure. I won't be happy if she begins to shut off randomly. I don't want to borrow trouble, but I have had bad experiences, and I'll be watching her closely. I think this particular model is prone to having issues. It's too bad, because I love their other products.


I do have to say that Eden Fantasys was great about my defective Umas. They provided a free return shipping label, and exchanges and refunds were made promptly. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase anything from this company. Customer service was wonderful, and I am completely satisfied with their handling of the matter. I just hope I don't have to contact them again about Uma #3.
Follow-up commentary
Two days after I posted this review, Uma #3 began shutting off at random times just like Uma #1 had done. I have officially given up on Uma. She has been sent back, and I will not be purchasing another.

I'm just glad I have Mimi to keep me happy.
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Comments
  • P'Gell
    P'Gell  
    I'm sorry you have so much trouble with this toy. Eden is SO good about replacing defective merchandise.

    I like to change patterns while I'm using a toy (am I the only one?) and I hate glitchy toys. Probably not the one for me.

    Good review.
  • Jimenko
    Jimenko  
    Thanks for the review
  • MamaDivine
    MamaDivine  
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
  • cheesewizz
    cheesewizz  
    nice review
  • Teacookie
    Teacookie  
    thank you
  • Love Perpetua
    Love Perpetua  
    Thanks for the review! Sorry Uma gave you so much trouble.
  • xOhxSoxScandalousx
    xOhxSoxScandalousx  
    Sorry this toy didn't work for you.I was curious about this toy but not anymore. Lol. Thanks for the great review!
  • VelvetDragon
    VelvetDragon  
    Thank you so much for this review.
  • lzee
    lzee  
    Appreciate great review!
  • SilverMinxxx
    SilverMinxxx  
    Sounds like Uma has a mind of her own. Defective toys....BOO! How frustrating! Great review mpfm!
  • elli
    elli  
    thank you for the review. it's a shame you had so many problems with Uma.
  • Kat and Aaron(aaron)
    Kat and Aaron(aaron)  
    Thank you for the review, sorry for your difficulties.
  • tortilla
    tortilla  
    thanks for sharing
  • sexytileena / absolutely love sex
    sexytileena / absolutely love sex  
    great review
  • SUBMISSIVE
    SUBMISSIVE  
    Thank you for the review
  • Dirtydiggins
    Dirtydiggins  
    Great.
  • Martiniman
    Martiniman  
    Great review, thanks!
  • ashboo32
    ashboo32  
    Thanks. Sounds like you and uma were not meant to be. Sorry you had so many problems.
  • chicmichiw
    chicmichiw  
    How strange. Thanks for the warning
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