Little chroma

Traditional vibrator by Jimmyjane

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The vibrations are moderate but deep, making this a toy you use for when you have time to build up to an orgasm. It's not a quick O, but it is a satisfying one. And this toy will, theoretically, last forever!
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Pros:
Very quiet vibrations, great sleek design, versatile toy, sex-positive company.
Cons:
Rattling at start up, no easy way to turn off vibrator.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

The Little chroma is really versatile since it's so small but does best as an external vibrator. You could use it for internal stimulation as well as for anal play since Jimmyjane included two holes in the cap through which you can thread a retrieval string. The moderate vibrations feel great, especially since they are not as numbing as my more powerful but also buzzy toys, and are very quiet.

Also, because the little chroma is made of aluminum, it can be warmed up or cooled down for temperature play. This could even be done in the shower or tub since the little chroma is totally waterproof, provided you screw on the cap all the way. Lastly, I would say the Little chroma would make a good travel vibrator because it's so discreet and small. The twist-cap would probably not turn itself on, but even if you took out the batteries, this is still a vibrator that would be easy to pack because the motor is the same size as the one required AA battery.

For these reasons, I think the Little chroma lends itself well to both solo and partner use. Little chroma won't intimidate or wear out your wrist, nor will it distract you from the sensations produced by sounding like a weed whacker.
  • 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
    • Temperature play
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Clitoris

Material / Texture

The Little chroma is made of sleek, non-porous, anodized aluminum which makes it a rigid, sleek vibrator that provides firm pressure. There is no scent, taste, or texture. In fact, on paper it sounds pretty basic--because that is what the Little chroma is. A basic vibrator made with quality materials and designed to last for a lifetime with its replaceable motor ($20 from the Jimmyjane website).

For this reason, I think texture-wise the Little chroma is great for beginners. However, the price tag is not. Therefore, I would recommend this to more advanced beginners with the following advice: Before splurging on this vibrator, know that moderate intensity is what you'll be getting from this vibrator...forever.
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid

Design / Shape / Size

Minimalism is the first word that comes to mind when viewing the Little chroma: minimalistic and sleek. I bought this being enthused about the design, as sometimes I don't want a vibrator that has eighteen different patterns, five ribbed balls that spin around the shaft, and the option to have it play "Sexual Healing" if I hit the blue button. Sometimes, I just want something...simple but effective, and discreet if possible. And for the most part, the Little chroma delivers. There is enough surface area for me to feel stimulated, the option of pin-point precision, and a good balance between weight (the Little chroma has substance) and user comfort. As a petite woman, this little 5" vibrator works just fine for me. I think it'd be great for couples as well, since it's small, easy to use, and provides good deep vibrations without any distracting noise.

I do like the choice of non-porous, anodized aluminum as the material since it opens up the option of temperature play, makes the vibrator compatible with lube, and will be body safe for anyone except those who are allergic to nickel. An added bonus is the waterproof nature of the vibrator up to the depth of a swimming pool. But a quick reminder: screw on the cap all the way first!

The small size of 5" and just over 1/2" diameter makes this a very good vibrator for travel, although I would take out the motor and battery or find a way to break the circuit first. The cap is relatively secure but could be jostled.

The Little chroma is very easy to hide and mostly discreet. It is buzzy at start up and when turning it off, due to the fact that you must unscrew the cap to turn off the vibrator, and there is a period when the battery and motor rattle against each other.
    • Discreet look/design
    • Ergonomic
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

I wasn't expecting this to be a vibrator that would buzz and beat my clit into an instant orgasm, despite the price. I mean hey, what do you want with one AA battery? I also knew about the one-speed function and the annoying buzz at start up and finish ahead of time. Indeed, the Little chroma must be fully to almost fully unscrewed to turn off the power. As you do so, the battery and motor rattle against each other for about 2 seconds, but those are a rather loud two seconds. But once the cap is on, the Little chroma is really quite silent, giving off a sort of white-noise hum.

The vibrations are located most strongly at the tip, where the motor rests, but can still be felt throughout the body of the Little chroma, probably because it is small in size. You cannot change the speed, unless keeping the cap slightly less than completely screwed on counts, but you can vary, somewhat, the intensity of the vibrations by changing where the metal body is placed in relation to yours.

The Little chroma performed great in the tub, though I had a few scary moments where it almost slipped from my hand--now I know to use the holes in the cap for a wrist strap!

Oh yes--the Little chroma came with a battery. I have been using this vibrator pretty darn consistently during these lazy summer days, maybe even those 16 hours it's supposed to get as battery life, and it still shows no sign of running low on juice.

I would still get this vibrator again, just because I am a thrifty pervert who likes a good deal and shiny black toys. Also, I found I could marginally decrease the rattling by placing a thin layer of tape around the motor which seems to make it fit more snugly in the case.
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use
    • Long lasting power

Care and Maintenance

This has to be one of the easiest to clean vibrators I've ever had. The sleek design means it holds very little gunk; even the ribbed cap doesn't require much extra effort. The metal exterior also makes it safe to be tossed into the dishwasher (just pop out the motor and battery first!), or just wiped down with soap and water, which is what Jimmyjane recommends in the included pamphlet. Contrary to other reviews I've read before purchasing this vibrator, you don't have to keep it on to clean it. You can simply remove the battery and motor, then screw back on the cap and wash. At least so far that hasn't caused me problems with water leaking into the interior portion of the vibrator.

The Little chroma is safe to use with all lubes: water, silicone or oil based. Also, if the cap ever becomes hard to twist, the manual recommends dabbing a bit of petroleum jelly on.

Because the sleek metal exterior is so nice, I either store the vibrator in the box it came in, as there is a nice solid cardboard mold, or in a soft bag that won't scratch the metal.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

Even before I opened the box containing the toy, I knew Jimmyjane was delivering on their mission of quality, eco-friendly toys because the plastic wrap was thick and recyclable. Then the box: much has already been said about the classiness and minimalism of Jimmyjane's packaging, but they really do present a tasteful and attractive image by having a simple picture of the product on the cover, and neutral (grey or white) font color text saying the details, like: body-safe materials, bath-friendly, etc. It's even pretty discreet: while the box does say "Little Chroma: Waterproof Vibrator" and "Everlasting Vibrator", you wouldn't guess that without reading the text. By the picture alone on the cover, people would probably mistake the box as the packaging for a cigar holder or fancy pen.

To open the box, you can slide the cover off the cardboard mold, which holds the Little chroma perfectly and firmly. In fact, I had to take out the mold and push the Little chroma out! Over the Little chroma lay a little pamphlet giving details about the care, use and warranty (yes, there is a warranty!) of the toy. I have to give props to whomever Jimmyjane hired to do the tech writing, because the pamphlet is informative, friendly and very sex-positive. For example, the first line is: "We know you're eager to start playing with your new friend, but indulge us by taking a minute to learn about operating and maintaining it."
    • Good for storage
    • Very informative
    • Would make a nice gift
Follow-up commentary
After two years, my Little Chroma is still in my easy-access drawer. While still not the toy for a "fast O", it is excellent for: foreplay, discreet fun, and leisurely orgasms. Plus, it's working as well as it did when I first got it!
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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