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Zia is a very rumbly toy, and she is made in a way that can please many shapes. The scoop can cup the breasts and clitoris, and it's possible for a male to derive some enjoyment from this toy as well. Zia cannot be used anally, and though she can be used vaginally, she is rather uncomfortable for thrusting. Zia is waterproof and easy to use. I like this toy but it uses too much battery power, and the lowest vibrations are very weak. I think this is a good toy for a beginner.
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Pros:
Rumbly vibrations, scooped design, stylistic, smooth, velvety, waterproof
Cons:
Rumbly (for some), DEVOURS batteries, a bit large, lower settings are rather weak, a tad loud
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

holding
The Platinum Charisma Zia is a rumbly vibrator, and it can be used all over the body. The scoop in the Zia's head is likely to please many, as it can be used to cup various body parts. Breasts, clitoris, and even the penis: there are many uses for Zia. This toy can be used in solo play, or you can let your partner use it to dig into your treasures; couples and singles alike can enjoy this toy! Zia can also be used in the shower, for she is fully waterproof. The Platinum Charisma Zia is not really safe for anal because it does not have a flared enough base, but it can be used vaginally. Though I wouldn't personally recommend it, you can do so if you want to. Zia is quite thick, so unless if you're rather used to thicker toys it may not be too pleasant to thrust. It is also rather oddly shaped and very rigid so it isn't something you should be rough with, either. I happen to be very thrust-y with toys and I can handle mildly thick toys, but I didn't find this toy too pleasant for penetration or vigorous thrusting.
  • 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?
    • Everyone
    • Solo
    • Couples
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • 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
    • Clitoris
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

The Platinum Charisma Zia is made of polyurethane-coated plastic, and is porous (but not as porous as jellies and skin-like materials). It is easy to clean, but it cannot be sterilized so it should not be shared without a condom. This toy does not have a smell or taste that I can notice, but I washed it when I opened it so any smell or taste that may have come with it may have washed off. This material doesn't attract much lint, hair, or dirt. Zia is very hard and smooth with a velvety sort of feeling, and she has a ribbed sort of texture in the middle. The velvety feeling it has may be a pleasant feeling for some, but it does add some drag so I use a bit of lube because I move my vibrators a lot. I believe that the Zia is good for beginners but it may bore advanced users. It is too big and rigid for penetration, in my opinion, but advanced users may wish to use it vaginally.
    • Rigid
    • Smooth
    • Somewhat porous

Design / Shape / Size

in palm
Zia is pretty stylistic in shape, and she is a very curvy girl. With the scoop located in the head of this toy, you can really get in nice and close to your delicates. I like to use the scoop to cup my clitoris while the lower portion of the scoop and the tip vibrates the labia as well. You can insert this toy, but it is rather large so it's bothersome for me to insert and it may feel unpleasant to thrust. This toy can be quite noisy on its higher settings, and it is a bit big. The Platinum Charisma Zia is about 3 bees on its highest setting so it can be heard through a door slightly. I wouldn't really consider this toy discreet or easy to hide. If you lack privacy you can use this toy in the shower, for it is completely waterproof. It can be heard underwater, so a bath won't hide the noise. Zia is small enough to be suitable for travel, but remember to take the batteries out so she doesn't turn on in transit.
micro/zia/amethyst/luke/doubleG
(Zia next to the micro touch massager, amethyst, the O2 Luke, and the pink double G.)
    • Partner play
    • Whimsical / artistic
    • Beginner

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Platinum Charisma Zia is very simple to operate. There is a turn dial on the base of the toy which is used to increase and decrease Zia's vibration. I wouldn't say that its inconvenient, but turn dials are not my favorite. I prefer controls that can be used with one hand, and while I can hold the toy and turn the dial with one hand, it's still a bit awkward for me, personally. Some may like the turn dial as it means you can be slightly more precise with vibration strength. Zia uses 2 AA batteries and the vibrations are rumbly. The vibrations are simply a sliding scale between a low, very weak vibration up to a moderately high, mildly strong vibration. You, of course, turn the dial right to turn the toy on and increase the strength, and turn it to the left to lower the strength or turn the toy off. To open the battery compartment, you twist the whole base of the toy--not just the dial portion--to the left.

This toy is very quiet or very loud depending how high you have it, so I wouldn't call it discreet or 'whisper quiet' as the packaging proclaims. The lowest possible vibration is about one bee (can be slightly heard under a blanket but not through a door), but the highest vibration is 3 bees (it can be heard under a blanket and through a door). However, this toy IS waterproof, so if you lack privacy you can take it with you to shower. A running shower will hide the noise, but a bath will not since it can be heard underwater. This toy has an o-ring: the clear plastic rubber band in the battery compartment to keep water out. However, always remember to close the battery compartment tight or water will get in it and ruin your toy.

The vibrations of the Zia are located primarily in the top of Zia's head and spread out throughout that area. The scoop does not vibrate any more or less than the rest of the head, but it is pleasant to use as you can cup the breasts, clitoris, or perhaps even penis. I think that the highest vibration is best, and I also enjoy some of the mid vibrations. I don't care for the lowest setting, as it is deep but quite weak. Be warned, Zia adores batteries and she will eat them pretty quickly - especially if you use mainly the highest vibration (the lower settings use less power). I don't mind too much, as I use rechargeable batteries, but if you buy batteries you'll dent your piggy bank if this is the only toy you use. Something of note is, of course, that when the batteries are dying, like with most vibes, it decreases in power. This can be a bit annoying because it is already rather weak on the lower settings. I think that the Zia is a nice toy, but I do admittedly think that the battery guzzling makes it a bit undesirable.
    • Battery guzzler
    • Easy to use
    • Not very discreet

Care and Maintenance

Due to being porous, this toy has a chance of getting a bit icky over time. You have to give it slightly more attention when cleaning it than most toys, but it's still easy to clean: you can use soap and water or toy cleaner/wipes. If you keep it nice and clean, it should last a long time and not get too gross. The Platinum Charisma Zia isn't too difficult to store, for it is large but not so large that there's nowhere to put it. Also, it can be used with any sort of lube, so have fun. Zia is a battery guzzler, so if you want to take her home with you then you should try out rechargeable batteries. They less because you can reuse them, and if they die you just charge them and they're useable again. If you get more than one box of four, then you can rotate using and charging them so you always have a pair charged.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

package front
package back
The Platinum Charisma Zia comes in a rather flimsy plastic box, with a simple plastic shell that holds the toy in place. It doesn't say "vibrator" on the box, but it calls it a "massager" and it uses words like "gyration". I feel that it's kind of easy to figure out what it is by that, so I wouldn't say the packaging is discreet. If you plan to give it as a gift, I would recommend gift wrap. Something I noticed is that there isn't a naked woman anywhere on the packaging, which would please some people. I find that the packaging doesn't hold itself together well, so I wouldn't use it as storage at all.
    • Minimal

Experience

Zia is my first rumbly vibrator, and I appreciate how deep the vibrations feel. Admittedly, I occasionally feel a bit numbed by it, but I think that was is to how hard I press it against myself. The lower vibration settings don't really please me much at all, so I get a bit forceful with pressure on my clitoris. This toy is very hard and rigid with no give, so remember to avoid using too much pressure and force with it. Things I wish were better about this toy are its battery usage and vibration strength. The medium and higher vibrations are quite nice, but the really low ones are just dull. This problem bleeds over into the battery usage issue, for the higher settings really drain the batteries fast. So, I think Zia is a good enough toy, but I give it 3 stars because I think that is a rather annoying problem. If you're slightly more sensitive to vibrations, then the strength may be plenty for you. I'd recommend this toy but only to those who don't need very strong vibrations, and people with rechargeable batteries. Seriously, you'll probably spend a lot on batteries otherwise.
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  • Rossie
    Rossie  
    Thank you for another awesome review!
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    charmedtomeetyou  
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    Rossie  
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    Slutty Girl Problems  
    Great review!!
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    Slutty Girl Problems  
    Great review!!
  • Ziva
    Ziva  
    The packaging says whisper and yet " It can be heard underwater"
    I wonder who did the whisper testing? LOL
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