Heart warmer - massager by Pipedream - review by brevado

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Very hot... for a while anyway

Overall, it's cute. If you're looking for a toy in your bedroom to play with some heat, then this might be the ticket. If you're looking for a chemical heat pad... you're probably much better off going elsewhere (like the drug store).
Published:
Pros:
Cute design, rapid chemical heating, smooth surface, lasts about an hour
Cons:
Sharp plastic edges
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review
At first I was leery of an $8 heating pad (I mean, come on I can run on over to Amazon and get a three pack for about 10 to 15 bucks, though they're certainly not shaped very lovingly), and once it arrived... well, my attitude didn't change. But, we ordered them because they're "cute", so we'll see if the appearance and the function are anywhere close to each other.





First of all, out of the box the pad just looks like a red-gel filled, heart shaped plastic pouch. While it is soft (thank the gel), the plastic is fairly smooth. It's not soft like silicone, but it's not bad against the skin. The seams along the edges is typical of plastic joined... it could slice you up if you run it across your skin. In whole, it's a little more than 5" across, and about an inch thick.



So what makes it so special? When you "click" the metal disc inside, the gel rapidly begins its transformation from a gel, to a fairly solid material. While it's transforming (and heating up), it looks like a rolling white cloud, slowly expanding inside the pouch. There was a little confusion initially about "activating" the metal disc. The directions say to bend the disc, however, it's much more of a snap of the disc; the goal here is to literally snap the disc almost completely in half. You'll know it's right when you hear the disc actually snap, and then the rapid growth of the white material inside.

So how about using it? Typically I also put a paper towel between the plastic surface of any chemical heating or cooling pouch, as the temperature can cause burns (hot or cold) when in direct contact with the skin. The heat is actually decent. It gets warm enough to help relieve any muscle pain, and it lasts (at nearly full temperature) for close to an hour. So for $8 you get a single hour of heat? Oh no... it reheats easily... sort of. You can reheat the pouch in hot water (not boiling), but according to the directions (and heed their warning) you should put a small towel/wash cloth in the bottom of the pot, since the pad will likely sink to the bottom and then... melt, which would render it pretty useless (not to mention the mess in the pot).
Follow-up commentary
It was great for the moment, but reheating these things gets old after a while. Sure, the heart is cute (quite the novelty), but after the few I bought from Eden, I've decided to stick with the drug store brand instant heat packs instead. Save me the headache of heating a pot of water with a small towel at the bottom of the pot to prevent melting of the plastic.
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My Heart warmer tags
  • 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?
    • Anyone
    • Everyone
    • Temperature play
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Back
    • Buttocks
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  • SiNn
    SiNn  
    great review !
  • Pinkshirt
    Pinkshirt  
    Thanks for the review
  • jamesrhc
    jamesrhc  
    Thanks
  • lovebites
    lovebites  
    thanks for the review!
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    Pudyqat  
    Good review
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    violets  
    Thanks for the review
  • Lovely Jubblies
    Lovely Jubblies  
    Thanks for this
  • Septimus
    Septimus  
    Your review pretty much confirmed my opinion of these things. Thanks for sharing!
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    Desirae Alisia Weatherby  
    Thanks for the review!
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    sexy34  
    thank you
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