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Pink swirly flourish bullet

The Calypso one is a great dressed up twist on the always popular bullet vibrator. I absolutely love bullet vibes, and the soft cover on this one is amazing. It has a lot of options and is curiously strong for its size, and the fact it runs on AAA batteries. It's beautiful to look at which is awesome, no beige battery boxes here. Two toe curling thumbs up from me!
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Pros:
Bullet is silicone, super pretty design, lots of patterns, strong vibrations, soft material.
Cons:
I think it would be awesome if it came in other color combos, other than that...nothing!
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review
The cutest girly bullet I have seen to date! This is the Calypso 1 bullet style vibrator, manufactured by California Exotic Novelties as part of their 'Couture Collection'.

The bullet part of the Calypso 1 is 2-1/2" long and 1" wide on the end of a 25" long white wire cord. The battery pack is about 1-1/2" wide and 4" long, white in color with an absolutely lovely hot pink swirly flourish design decorating the front. The battery pack is kind of rounded in places and rather ergonomic in design, making it fit in your hand very nicely.

The bullet vibe itself is also hot pink, and is covered in a plush, partly ribbed, medical grade silicone. Because it is silicone, that means it is non-porous, body safe, hypo-allergenic, latex free and phthalate free, all that good stuff. It has no odor at all, which is good, since real silicone shouldn't have any smell. The Calypso 1 runs on two AAA batteries, and is also waterproof, though I wouldn't recommend submerging it (such as in the bath, I would more consider it water resistant, like for shower use or washing it)just because of the wires and battery pack.

The Calypso 1 has three speeds (low, medium and high) and three patterned vibrations, escalating (repeating low to high) slow pulse (on--off etc.) quick pulse (on-off-on-off etc.) and then combination (pulse-pulse-pulse-on etc.)

The packaging states that it has 7 functions, but I only counted 6, so perhaps they are counting 'off' as a function? Could be. The on/off button is separate from the speed/pattern button so if you have to turn it off in a hurry that is always good. The on/off button and the 'cycle through functions' buttons are both located on the front of the battery pack and are very easy to use. They even light up in bright red, to make them simpler to use in the dark or low light (yay!)

When I saw the Calypso ran on two AAA batteries, I didn't expect it to have much power, but I was pleasantly surprised. The high setting is nice and strong! Not super-duper-Hitachi-strong, but pretty strong. The 'quality' of the vibrations is not too high pitched, which is awesome, as I tend to not be able to get off with super buzzy whiny vibrations. The Calypso 1 has what I would call 'medium' vibes, not really deep and throbby but not super high pitched either.

As far as the noise level, it is fairly low, and it could easily be disguised by a blanket or some low music, or a closed door. Or even a fan, may I highly recommend a fan? They make wonderful white noise. Anyway! The lowest setting is incredibly quiet, and gentle, so you have a lot of levels and patterns to choose from overall.

Using water-based lubricants with this toy is best, silicone lube + silicone toys = bad.

Cleaning the Calypso 1 is pretty straightforward. Warm water and soap is best, or your favorite toy cleaner/toy wipes work well too. Though it is silicone and therefore non-porous, you obviously can't boil this vibe due to the wires/battery pack, and I wouldn't recommend bleach either...unless you apply it to ONLY the bullet portion, and just be careful not to get it on the wire/battery pack.

And lastly, the Calypso is not anal safe. Yeah, you could pull it out by the wire, but this is going to significantly shorten the life of the bullet. Significantly! It's always a good idea to stick with plugs/dildos/etc. that have a flare base for butt play. And being gentle with the wire on bullet vibes is always a good idea, trust me, I have killed a couple this way.
Experience
Since the bullet portion is made from a plush silicone, the tip of the bullet is kind of soft, definitely softer than traditional bullet vibes. The tip is the softest part of the bullet, and it feels really really good! Compared to a hard plastic bullet, you can really press it against your clit without bruising yourself! It is a great size that nestles against or just to the side of your clit quite nicely. This is definitely my favorite part of this toy, even the color of the silicone is inviting.

Being so petite in size, the bullet makes this vibe just right for partner-sex. It can be a little bit tricky to hold onto if your hands get super-lubey but I usually just wipe my hand off on the nearest blanket/towel/sheet.

It is also really easy to use in conjunction with a dildo for simultaneous G-spot/thrusting AND clit stim! It is the perfect size for this, and an awesome way to fit your anatomy and size tastes juuuuust right. I found it was light and easy to use even with my other hand wielding heavier metal dildo. Perfect!
Follow-up commentary
I do kind of like this bullet vibe still. But I no longer *love* it. I was misguided in rating the power level as a four. I should have (really really should have) rated it as a three. I wish it was stronger, I really do. If it was stronger it would be a favorite compact vibe ever. The silicone is divine, and the controller is easy to use. But it isn't as strong as I wish it was. If it ran on three AA batteries? It would be on the top of my toy box. The power is too demure for me overall though. Still a great toy for loads of other folks though. Truly.
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My Couture collection calypso 1 tags
  • 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
    • Masturbation
    • Sex
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Campus/roommate living
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Multiple vibration patterns
    • Non-porous bullet
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris
    • Genitals
    • Nipples
  • General
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    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Bullet
    • Pink
    • Silicone
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  • Lovely Jubblies
    Lovely Jubblies  
    Thanks for the review and especially the update at the end
  • karenm
    karenm  
    Great review, thanks!
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