Mini pearlessence - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by Red Riding Hood

Pearls of wisdom? Maybe not...

If you are into the classic vibrator style, you may like this toy. It's also a good choice for beginners who are trying vibes out for the first time or for those who do not want an intimidating size to deal with. It's affordable and easy to care for. It doesn't pack a heavy punch when it comes to vibrations, but it's suitable for those who like a gentle speed.
No odor, easy to clean, classic style, easy to use
No higher vibration range, not waterproof
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This is a traditional vibrator that may not be super fancy, but has a few pros that would make it worth the purchase. It's not incredibly large, realistic or difficult to operate, so it would be decent for beginners. Don't expect a vibrator of exceptional quality, though. This thing is cheap and made as such. Although it's intended to be a vaginal vibe, you can always get creative and put a little life into the toy. I would suggest looking for sleeves, kits and perhaps some of the above that you may get with other toys.
  • 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
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • 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
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

This vibrator is made of simple, slightly thin plastic. The upside to this is that it has no odor, is easy to clean, has no taste and can be stored with other toys. The downside is that there is no real texture to speak of. That can be a good thing if you are looking for a smooth toy. This thing glides easily over the body and has zero drag. I've never needed to use a lubricant of any sort with it. It may not be your favorite material, but it is food-grade. It is also hypo-allergenic, latex free, and phthalates free. Sure, it's nothing special, but you can't argue with the easy care of this product.
    • No odor
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The design is that of a typical/ classic vibrator. It's 4 1/2 inches long (a little over 3" insertable) and about 1/4" wide. The tip is tapered, which makes insertion quite easy. I like the size of this toy, as I'm not a big fan of thick or long toys. The entire toy is firm (see material) and there is literally no give to it at all. This can be good or bad, depending on what you like in your toys. For me, it just depends on my mood. The bottom serves as the battery compartment and dial for the vibration speed. It's fairly easy to handle and just the right size for the toy. I had no issues with the design being hard to control. The turn dial is directly on the bottom, so it really depends on how you turn your wrist to adjust the speed. Everyone is different. It's not particularly pretty and it's certainly not realistic. This is as plain as they come, but I do like to keep the "good ole" standbys stocked and ready to go. I will also note that the size is small enough that it could be ideal for travel. I don't think it's discreet, but it's small enough to stash almost anywhere (purse, luggage, makeup bag, nightstand, pillow).
    • Beginner

Functions / Performance / Controls

This is the part where some may feel this toy lacks. I really think that women can appreciate the classic style, but I'm not sure if the vibration intensity would be suitable for experienced toy users. As I stated before, the dial at the very bottom controls the intensity of the vibrator. The speed ranges from a very light rumble up to a moderate rumble/buzz. It was hard for me to really tell if the vibration was more of a rumble or a high-pitched buzz. It's somewhere in between. As far as how intense it gets, I felt that it was adequate. It was enough to get me turned on and to get off without having to press too hard or go nuts with the toy. That said, the range isn't too grand and I'm sure women who need a higher buzz rating would feel this product just doesn't deliver what they need. This is ideal for beginners who aren't certain of how strong they'd like their vibrations to be or for ladies who like a more gentle vibration. The plus side to this is that it is fairly quiet. It gets a wee bit loud on the higher settings, but not so loud that you couldn't use it in your room without roommates hearing. There are no fancy bells or whistles, so don't expect alternative functions or for the toy to be waterproof. No fun in the shower with this one! It is powered by a single AA battery, which I did like. Sure, it doesn't have a motor like a car, but the one little battery lasts for quite awhile. I used mine for three hours to see how long it would take the battery to drain and it was still going fairly strong with very little difference at all.
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use
    • Long lasting power

Care and Maintenance

Plastic is super easy to care for, which I personally think makes it ideal for beginners. To clean, you just wash with mild soap or toy cleaner and rinse well. I suggest removing the batteries first, cleaning, then leaving the product open to dry. This isn't a waterproof toy, so be cautious when cleaning it. Storage is equally easy. Just throw it in a draw, hide it in a pillow, stick it in a plastic bag and find a place with mild temperatures to store it in. You can store it with other toys, since it's just regular plastic. When it comes to lubricants, feel free to use whatever lube you want. It won't damage the toy.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


This product comes in a clear, clamshell package with a little insert that gives information on the batteries and product info. There is nothing aesthetic about it, but nothing super ugly or tacky. The insert does depict a woman sporting a short dress, but there's no real nudity on the package. It's not something I'd consider gift-packaging, but it's not offensive. It could be used as a storage box if you hang onto clamshell packages.
    • Good for storage
Follow-up commentary
I really can't say much about a vibrator like this. It's classic and I like it. I use it fairly often, as it's easy to use, clean, isn't too intense and it's small. The combination of such things makes it a fun toy in my book and it's a good ole standby. I know I'll probably burn the motor out soon, and that's okay. I don't mind rebuying something like this, since I like this style so much!
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  • spineyogurt
    Thanks for the review!
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    Good review!
  • Red Riding Hood
    Thank you all for reading it!
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    thanks for the review
  • Red Riding Hood
    Thank you for reading!
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  • Geogeo
    Thanks for reviewing, not sure this is for me
  • Zandrock
    Thanks for the review
  • Red Riding Hood
    Thanks for reading. It's not for everyone, but some people just don't need or even like things that are too fancy. I like this style a lot when I want to keep it simple or have something easy to clean or hide. Generally, I like things with more texture or more functions.
  • Mrs.Tee
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  • Red Riding Hood
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