Book smart vibrator kit

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This kit is great for people who haven't tried very many toys and are looking to expand their horizons, either solo or as a couple. If you have tried more than a few toys this may bore you, and it's certainly not for power queens, but nonetheless it would be a great introduction to a bunch of toys on a budget.
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Pros:
Very versatile, great for learning what you like, waterproof, easy to control, discreet box.
Cons:
Bad material on the sleeve, loud pocket rocket, weak slimline.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

The Book Smart Vibrator Kit is a collection of toys that are fairly powerful and versatile. Be you someone who's looking for a place to start trying things out, or you want to expand your collection, this kit contains plenty of variety.

The pocket rocket is intended for use externally. It's best for clitoral stimulation, but you can also use it on the labia, nipples, testicles, and penis. The pocket rocket is not intended for vaginal insertion and is in no way anal safe. It's best to just use it for external erogenous zones.

The 'slimline' style vibrator can be used for both internal and external stimulation. The vibrations are not as pinpointed as with the pocket rocket, but it's still nice to use clitorally to warm up for insertion. It has no g-spot curve, but some ladies will still be able to use it for g-spot stimulation. This toy is also in no way anal safe.

When you slip the sleeve over the slimline vibrator, it both increases the girth and the curve of it. This sleeve is actually very good for g-spot stimulation, and can even be too intense for some sensitive users. This sleeve still does not make the slimline anal safe.

This set also comes with a small pouch of Body Glide lube. This is water based and can be used for both internal and external play. It's also compatible with all types of condoms.

If you're looking to spice things up, either as a couple or to try out some toys on your own, this would be a good place to start. It's made of reasonably safe materials, gives plenty of variety, and is good for figuring out what does and doesn't worth with your body. While the slimline is made of firm plastic, the fact that it's not curved or very pointy makes it a good choice for couples, even if you're still learning each other's bodies.

While this set isn't ideal for using with roommates around (the pocket rocket is especially loud), it can be done. The slimline toy is fine to use, especially if you turn on a fan or the radio. The book box also makes it easy to hide, something that's a must if you live with others.
  • 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
    • Everyone
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • 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
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

This kit is made out of a combination of plastic and TPE. Most of the kit is plastic, but the sleeve is the only portion that's made of the TPE. Both of these materials are in the upper end of the Eden Safety Scale, with plastic being an 8 out of 10 and TPE being a 6.

TPE is slightly porous, but it is still body safe. Being porous, it is possible that the material can harbor bacterial under the surface. This means that it won't last as long as some safer materials, and also that you can not sanitize it to share between users. If you want to share between users, use a condom over the sleeve to prevent the spread of infection.

Plastic is not porous and is also body safe. Plastic can be disinfected by wiping it down with a 10% bleach solution, which means that, if you want to, you can share this toy. Plastic will last as long as the motor inside of it, and it's compatible with all other toy materials.

The TPE did have a bit of a 'rubbery' scent out of the package, but after a few washings there was none. Neither the plastic or the TPE had any taste to them, nor produced any residue over time (much like some jelly toys do).

The TPE sleeve has quite a bit of drag, which is where the provided lube can be useful, but the pocket rocket and slimline vibrator do not. If you do use lube to slick them up, a little bit goes a long way on the plastic toys. The sleeve also is a bit of a lint magnet.

Overall, this set is made of fairly nice materials, especially if you don't plan on sharing the sleeve or needing it to last for several years. They are all body safe, and the plastic toys can be used either with or without lube.
    • Light odor
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The Book Smart Kit is pretty 'traditional' in design. The pocket rocket is similar to most others out there, the slimline toy is a tried and true favorite, and the sleeve has few bells or whistles. Though they're not something new or 'out there,' there is a reason that something becomes 'traditional: it works well.

The slimline toy is about 6 inches long and 3.5 inches around. It's a bit thinner than the average penis, but is comparable in length. Even if you're not used to penetration, this isn't going to be overwhelmingly large. It's smooth and easy to insert, and tapers off to a dull point at the end.
Book Kit Vibe VS Pen

The sleeve that goes on the slimline increases the length by half an inch and the girth to a full 4.5 inches around. This is larger than the average penis, and if you're not used to penetration it may be uncomfortable. It does have a g-spot curve to it, which is soft enough not to catch on the pubic bone. The curve will make for more 'intense' internal stimulation.
Book Kit Sleeve VS Pen

And here it is flexed:
Book Kit Sleeve flex

One neat thing about the pocket rocket is that it comes with four separate 'heads.' These allow for you to play around with and get a feel for different types of stimulation. Below are pictures of the four heads, as well as the pocket rocket VS a pencil:
Book Kit Rocket 1
Book Kit Pocket Rocket 2
Book Kit Rocket 3
Book Kit Rocket 4
Book Kit Rocket VS Pen

The packet of lube is very small, and is a great size to toss into an 'emergency' sex kit or a purse. It's about enough lube for one session, which is good because it's not resealable. Here's an image of the lube:
Book Kit Lube

These toys, along with the whole 'hiding in a book' theme, are very beginner friendly. If you're nervous about getting a toy, especially one that looks like a large hunk of genitalia, this is a good option. The sleeve may be a bit large for some people, but the slimline will be thin enough for most.

If you leave these on the desk it's pretty obvious what they are, especially since they're such 'iconic' designs. I would either slip these into a drawer or, if you have a lot of books already, just slip the storage box onto a book shelvf and go on your merry way.
    • Beginner
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

This set has a fair amount of power, but one of the two toys can also get a bit loud. If you can get off with average or slightly below average vibrations, this set will work great for you, but if you need intense vibrations I'd look at something with a stronger motor in it. Both toys are also very buzzy as opposed to being rumbly, which is all personal preference.

The slimline vibrator is controlled by a turn-dial on the base. It turns fairly easily and can be accidentally twisted if you hold it directly by the base, but if you hold the shaft it's not an issue. There is a bit of variation in speed to work up to the stronger setting, but not as much as some other turn-dial toys that Eden offers. On high it is about 2.5 vrooms and 2 bees.

When you put the sleeve on the slimline, it dampens the noise by about .5 bees. The vibrations in the tip of the sleeve are more like 1.5 vrooms, but in the shaft they are the same intensity. If you already find the toy weak, adding the sleeve will only make the situation worse.

The pocket rocket does have more oomph than the slimline, but it is also louder. The pocket rocket only has one setting, and you control it by twisting the body of the toy. There is an 'on' option, an 'off' option, and an 'open' option. It's hard not to accidentally open the battery compartment when you go to switch it off, but it's hard to accidentally turn it off during use. It's about a 3 on the vroom scale and a 3 on the bee scale.

Both of these toys are also waterproof. This makes them both easier to clean and great shower companions. Whether you're bringing them into the shower/tub/bath with a partner or solo, they function just as well in the water as they do outside of the water.

In all, these toys are very simple. The power isn't going to blow anyone away, but more sensitive ladies will find that there is more than enough oomph. If you have trouble getting off with most toys' power levels, I'd check out another option. They are very easy to control, though, and there's no worry about trying to turn them on or off in the heat of the moment.
    • Easy to use
    • Not enough variety
    • Weak

Care and Maintenance

The Book Smart Kit is very easy to care for and fairly easy to store. Neither the sleeve nor the slimline have any crevices that are hard to clean, so neither will get 'gunk' stuck on them. The heads of the pocket rocket have some crevices, but because they're not meant to be inserted, they doesn't easily get 'gunky' anyways. If they did, an old toothbrush is an awesome way to clean them up. You can wash them with soap and water, an antibacterial toy cleaner, or a toy wipe.

You also can disinfect all of the plastic parts by wiping them down with a 10% bleach solution. This kills most bacteria that could be living on the surface, and if you do this it's safe to switch users. The sleeve is made of TPE and can not be disinfected, so you have to use a condom over it if you want to share.

While the sleeve is a bit of a lint magnet, it's easy to just wash it both before and after use. The other parts you can wash simply after every use because they do not pick up dust or grime. It's best to store these in a cool, dark place.

All toys in this kit can be used with either silicone or water based lube. You can also use oil based lube on the plastic components, but keep in mind that oil based lubes are not good for insertion and are not compatible with condoms.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The packaging is what makes the Book Smart kit stand out from the crowd. The entire thing comes in an opaque, plastic bag which is easy to remove. There's little point in it, but it does keep your 'book' from getting scratched.

The box that this kit comes in is supposed to resemble a book. On the front it states the title ("Through the Rose Colored Glasses") and the 'author,' and on the spine it does the same. It also advertises a fake publisher, which is a nice touch. The back is pretty much blank.

On the side of the 'book' there are some lines which look similar to wood grain, but are supposed to resemble pages. If someone picks up this book they won't be fooled (especially because it would be a SUPER meaty erotica book), but if you just leave it on a book shelf it looks fairly convincing.

The book opens up, and it has a hollow area for the toys. There is some basic information on the inside of the front cover, but it comes with no real instructions. The toys are held in a plastic insert, so they are not discreet if you open the book.

If you don't have an issue with space, or you get a kick out of having sex toys in plain sight, this box is actually really good for discreet storage. It would also make a great box to wrap up as a gift, but once it's opened there's no denying what's inside of it.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Good for storage
    • Would make a nice gift

Experience

When you've seen as many toys as I have, it's hard to be impressed. I did not have very high expectations for this kit, but nonetheless it's higher quality than I was expecting. It's certainly not going to be one of my new favorites, but if you're looking for a cheap way to try out several different things this is a great option.

The sleeve was way too thick for me personally, but the slimline was a good girth. I am a total girth wimp, so I think that most 'average' women will be able to use the sleeve comfortably. The pocket rocket was also fairly standard, though loud, and I liked how many attachments it came with.

Overall, this kit is good for the price, but seasoned toy users will be less than impressed. You get what you see here and nothing more. I am giving this toy 4 out of 5 stars. I am taking off a star because the pocket rocket is quite loud, and also for the low quality of the sleeve material.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • jjasc90
    jjasc90  
    thanks! love the pictures
  • Strider
    Strider  
    Thank you for the review.
  • Strider
    Strider  
    Thank you for the review.
  • CeltGirl
    CeltGirl  
    Awesome review, thank you! Glad you mentioned how noisy the pocket rocket is!
  • BrittaniMaree
    BrittaniMaree  
    Thank you for taking the time for writing this review
  • funnyface
    funnyface  
    very nice review
  • Tbanda
    Tbanda  
    Thanks
  • GingerSpice
    GingerSpice  
    Thanks Great review..as always
  • Peres2013
    Peres2013  
    Thanks
  • FieryRed
    FieryRed  
    "...a large hunk of genitalia..." = Phrase of the Day. Worth reading just for that!
  • LoneOokami
    LoneOokami  
    Thanks for the info.
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