Dual action infrared massager - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by Allison.Wilder

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Dual Action Infrared Massager

Dual Action Infrared Massager by California Exotics is fascinating because it has the cool infrared massager tip, but the vibrator is pretty lacking as far as speed and multi-function goes. It's a nice piece to use for foreplay and a great start into the world of temperature play, but that's about where the appeal for this toy ends.
Infrared Massager Tip
Temperature Play
Good For Beginners
Infrared Massager Takes A Long Time To Heat Fully
Uses C Batteries
Not Waterproof
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Dual Action Infrared Massager by California Exotics is designed to be an experience to remember with dual action vibration and infrared heat.

It's best used externally as it's too rigid for any sort of pleasurable g-spot stimulation. The vibration and infrared heat can be used independently or simultaneously for foreplay and to stimulate the erogenous zones.

This massager will work well for beginners or for advanced users that enjoy the traditional style vibrator.

I firmly believe that this infrared massager is a great start for anyone looking to branch out into temperature play safely as it doesn't leave any room for trial and error, making it impossible to get too hot to use.

  • 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
    • Solo
    • Temperature play
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    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
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

This massager is made of a hard, smooth, black non-porousplastic that earns it an eight out of ten on Eden's Material Safety Guide. It's made of a food-grade material , it's hypo-allergenic, latex-free and phthalates-free.

The tip of the massager where the infrared heat comes into play is separated from the shaft of the toy by a plastic ring, but other than that there is no texture to speak of. It's completely smooth and has no visible seams.

This toy isn't sticky and has no discernible scent or taste, even straight from the box.

The lack of texture is a turn off for me, because I like toys that have a little something extra to them, but it's a great piece for anyone that likes really smooth toys.
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

Dual Action Infrared Massager is a standard vibrator with a twist; It has a glowing infrared tip. It reminds me a little bit of ET: The Extra-Terrestrial when the infrared portion is turned on. Other than the glowing tip, there's nothing noteworthy about this massage toy.

It's 7 inches long with a 4 1/2 inch circumference so it's not the most discreet toy out there, but it's easily tucked away into a drawer or toy box. It could easily be stored in a suitcase or larger purse/bag for travel, just be sure to take out the batteries first.

    • Beginner
    • Partner play
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

This toy has a couple functions. First it's a vibrator, second it's an infrared massager. These functions can be used independently or simultaneously for a good time either way.

The controls are located at base of the toy and are operated by turning the sectioned dial to the right. Pop in two C batteries, screw the cap on and turn the top dial on the base to the right to line up the arrows for either infrared light or vibration.

Turning the top of the base to match up with the infrared feature will turn the red light on. Turn the lower part of the base to operate the vibrator at the same time. Turning the top half of the base all the way to the far right, matching the arrows up with just the vibrator function will shut off the infrared light and only the vibrator will operate.

The vibrator is what you'd expect in a standard dial-base vibrator. It operates from low to high, gradually getting faster the further you turn the dial. It's easily bumped and changed, so be careful when using it.

I recommend leaving the cardboard insert inside the toy when inserting the batteries because without it, it practically rumbles while it's in use. It's still loud even if you leave the cardboard in, but it is muffled a bit. This can definitely be heard through closed doors so if discretion is a must, play some music or wait until you're alone to use this toy.

It's not waterproof so take extra care when washing it not to get any water in the base. Always screw the cap on tightly and don't bring this in the shower.

    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings
    • Not discreet at all

Care and Maintenance

This toy is very easy to care for because it's plastic. Wipe it down with an isopropyl alcohol or toy cleaner wipe or wash it with hot water and an anti-bacterial soap. Towel or air-dry and store in any cool, dry place where you store toys.

It's compatible with any water, silicone or oil-based lubricant so grab your favorite and use it freely.

While this toy is non-porous, it's still safer to use a toy cover or condom when sharing it with others.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


Dual Action Infrared Massager comes in non-discreet, bulky cardboard box with pictures of the toy on the outside and a list of all it's features. It's great for storing the toy in after use, but not for other things and most likely not for gifts. There were no user instructions in the box, but there was an insert in the battery compartment that showed a diagram of how to insert the batteries. It's completely recyclable if you decide to toss the box after it's open.

    • Minimal
    • Recyclable


I was really excited to get this toy because I like interesting vibrators. I opened it almost immediately and was disappointed by the fact that it takes C batteries and I almost never have them in the house. I made a trip to the store the next day and picked some up so I could test this baby out.

I'm genuinely less than impressed. The infrared light comes on immediately, but it takes a long time to actually heat up and I'm all about instant gratification so by the time it was fully heated, I was almost done and completely over the temperature play aspect of this toy.

If I had more patience, I'd probably enjoy the functions together, but I have yet to experience that. I really enjoy the heating element portion though and I often use it after I've used the vibrator. It feels great when rubbed against my skin after an orgasm and it makes me feel all tingly and warm.
Follow-up commentary
I wish there was an option for 'I'm fairly indifferent to this toy' because that's about where I am with it. It's nice and works well with a decent amount of vrooms, but it's a bit loud for my taste. I'm not overjoyed with the infrared heat option, but I'm also not displeased. This is a decent, standard vibrator with a little bit of a kick, just not enough for me to really have any strong feelings about it either way.

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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  • Lildrummrgurl7
    Thanks for the review! This is an interesting toy.
  • Allison.Wilder
    Unfortunately, between the time I got this toy in January and now, it's been discontinued. Hopefully it still helps someone a bit though!
  • britanny0620
    Thanks for the review, too bad it's discontinued :/
  • AnnieMouse
    Thanks for the review
  • SecretKinksters
    Great review, thanks for sharing!
  • surreptitious
    Thanks for the great review - I hope that this comes back!
  • Allison.Wilder
    Thanks for reading!
  • Hazeleyes2012
    Good review.... Definitely a different type of vibe....
  • charmedtomeetyou
    I have this one, and I agree it's nothing SUPER thrilling, but it's a nice way to try heat.
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