The Story of Uma and the Frustrated Fingers

Uma offers the aesthetic appeal of all JeJoue's vibrators and caters to water lovers in a way that few sex toys can truly claim to do. The magnetic charging system is one of the best in the industry. A few improvements could be made before this toy is truly luxury but its price at the lower end of the luxury spectrum might be a fair trade-off for some frustrations.
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Pros:
Chic, modern design, moderately deep vibrations, multiple settings, rechargeable, waterproof
Cons:
Those buttons are a bitch, may be too small for some, could be quieter, motor whines
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

Uma's sleek design may be reminiscent of a work of art but this rigid vibrator is meant to stimulate the G-spot with its gentle curves. You may also find the design pleasure for clitoral stimulation. Whether playing alone or with a partner, in bed or in the bath, Uma is the type of vibrator that everyone needs at least one of.
  • 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?
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

Uma is a rigid vibrator with a silky silicone coating. It's fun to touch and doesn't add a lot of drag, necessarily. The texture isn't necessarily fancy or exciting so, if you enjoy ridges and bumps, you might be a little disappointed in this still. However, if you're more sensitive or simply prefer vibration, Uma might be up your alley.

Silicone is a non-porous and hygienic material that is not known for having a taste or smell.
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

Uma has a simple, classic design. It's lightly curved toward the G-spot, with both ends being wider than the center of the toy. This makes is easy to maneuver and the shaft curves toward the G-spot. Depending upon the depth and angle of your G-spot Uma may not be flat, wide or angled enough. Additionally, if you prefer wider toys, you might be left wanting with the Uma. At its widest, toward the end of the shaft, Uma only has a diameter of around 1.43". This vibrator's diameter shifts to less than 1" at the narrowest part, toward the center of the toy.


On the other hand, the base widens and flattens to be easier to hold, a technique which I find effective.

Uma is only 7.5" and the material and size combination results in an extremely light vibrator. It may be better for those with bone or joint concerns, especially when compared with rabbit vibrators. Although you could technically insert the entire vibrator because of its design, most people will probably insert up to the point where the handle starts to widen once more -- or about 4".

Uma is available in several feminine shades and I'm happy to report that the fuchsia is a deep pink that reminds me nothing at all of Barbie.



Overall, Uma is a sleek shape that may not be large enough for all people but is certainly non-intimidating and user friendly.
    • Beginner
    • Ergonomic
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

Uma uses the same controls as JeJoue's other new toys, which is probably the biggest pitfall of the product. The buttons are located on the end of toy and are made of hard metal, to facilitate the magnetic charger. However, there are a couple problems with this design.

The buttons are on the very end of the toy. Plus, they're small incredibly difficult to press. Don't even think about buying this toy if you have arthritis. Because of the placement and difficulty in pushing the buttons, I had to stop play time and bring the toy up to hold with one hand and press the buttons with all my might with the other. It's definitely frustrating but also painful as the indentations and embossing press into your fingers.

There is only the slightest of clicks when pressing the buttons. The setting is also indicated by a light within the handle but if you tend to use toys while lying, you may not be able to see this at all. Because of this, it's difficult to move to the next level and, in your frustration, you may even press too long or too hard and skip a setting.

The good news is, the buttons do seem to become easier to press over time but some people may just not have the patience to deal with this.

JeJoue has added a third button so you can control the vibration intensity on all settings. The + button turns on the toy and increases vibrations while the - button does the opposite. A new squiggly button in the middle servers to switch between modes. This button is not metal, however. It is a tiny silicone button with a squiggly line on it. It's slightly easier to press, in terms of effort and makes an audible click. Nevertheless, it's so small that I can only press it with a fingernail.



All in all, Uma offers 7 different vibrations levels and 7 pulsing modes, ranging from fast to slow and including escalation. JeJoue has covered all their bases with Uma. Uma's vibrations are entirely focused at the end of the shaft.

Uma's lowest setting starts off midway between deep (rumbly) and buzzy (surface level). The longer I use the toy and the higher I turn the setting, the more buzzy it feels. As maximum, it tickles the hand uncomfortably but there's enough depth to the vibrations to make the pulsation modes more interesting than watch-battery bullets. Uma is also much more powerful on the highest setting. Although the vibrations are quite buzzy on this setting, they're also quite strong.

Uma operates at a mid-level hum that is probably just quiet enough to use through a closed door but too loud to obscure with linens, on the highest setting. If you're worried about discretion, I'd turn it on, leave the room and close the door behind you because it may be too loud for some thinner walls/doors. At the lower levels, Uma is much quieter, however. There are toys which are significantly quieter available.

Uma also has a hollow-sounding ring to it when it is on and a slight whine, which was common with the digital motors of Lelo's older toys. Some people may find this distracting.

Uma manages to be completely seamless. There is nothing to be seen or felt on the surface of this toy and the magnetic charging design means there are no holes so you can safely use it in the shower or bath. The magnetic buttons connect to a wide but thin end of an adapter, which you then plug into the wall. The magnetic connection is stronger than that of Fun Factory's Click N Charge vibrators and finds its sweet spot easier. You can leave Uma in its packaging while charging, if you take off the top cover of the box.



According to the manual, a 2 hour charge leaves you with a 2 hour play time. I did not pay specific attention to when the light stopped blinking and remained steady -- to indicate a full charge -- but some toys require a lot longer charging time.
    • Lots of variety in function
    • Multiple settings
    • Rechargeable

Care and Maintenance

Because Uma is silicone, you should not use it with silicone-based lubricants. You can safely wash it with soap and water or a toy wash and wipe it with bleach, if you'd like. The smooth surface makes cleaning easy. However, you may want to take care to clean around the engraved JeJoue logo and name on the handle of the toy.

Uma comes in a box that you may use for storage but its rigidity allows you to safely store it with other non-reactive materials including silicone, metal and glass. It does not pick up lint like some silicone. Score!
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

JeJoue has packaged Uma in a long black box, the top cover of which slips off to reveal the Uma in a fitted plastic form. To the side of the vibrator is a little "door." When you open it, you see the manual and charger. However, there is no storage pouch and I feel like there's a lot of wasted space beneath the vibrator itself. Because the box is long and narrow, you may choose to keep it for storage. The box is also simple and pretty, effective for a gift.

The black box comes in a cardboard box featuring white and pink designs and some product information.
    • Good for storage
    • Would make a nice gift

Personal comments

I'm sure people will want a comparison to Mimi, JeJoue's skipping-stone-style vibrator with the same controls. My Uma is much stronger and louder than my Mimi, as well as generally deeper. However, I do believe my Mimi is also defective because I would consider it extremely weak at best so I can't offer a definitive answer to that question.

Experience

I personally found Uma to be a bit too narrow to effective stimulate my G-spot. This is actually the first time I have had that issue with any insertable toy since I became able to squirt. However, the rounded end of the shaft was surprisingly effective at clitoral stimulation, bringing me to orgasm several times.

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    malantha  
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