Little chroma - traditional vibrator by Jimmyjane - review by Polyserena

Little chroma

Traditional vibrator by Jimmyjane

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So black your eyes slide right off it...

The Jimmyjane little chroma is a convenient effective little aluminum vibrator you can use without waking up the neighbours. It runs off one AA battery, is waterproof and has discreet vibrations while in use. Under some circumstances the toy can become loud. But this toy has delivered the nicest vibrations of any toy I own. I would particularly recommended it for lovers of directed pressure.
Good vibration intensity without irritation and quiet
Screw top lid takes away some advantage from discreetness
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
The little chroma has my favourite vibrations of any toy I own. It is a very well made design which allows very strong vibrations to be carried with very little noise. I chose black which further enhanced the discreet nature of the toy. It is most likely to be dismissed as a fancy mascara, novelty pen or penlight if left sitting in the open. There are a couple of drawbacks to the little chroma however.

While the vibrations of the little chroma are usually extremely (!!!) quiet, the toy does have a tendency to be quite loud when switching it on and off. This is because to turn the little chroma off you must unscrew the battery cap-there is no button. At times the little chroma has been unpredictably loud during use, but sliding the battery and motor in again seems to do the trick to stop loud vibrations.

It really is a bit of an inconvenience to have to screw the cap off of the vibrator to switch it off. If somebody is about to catch you using the little chroma the best thing you can do is to leave it running in your hand until you have the time to stifle the noise of switching it off into your pillow (...and if you’re unlucky enough for the other person to hear it-try to pass it off as your new vibrating mascara).

The little chroma is waterproof; just make sure that the battery cap is firmly screwed on before getting it wet. If you want to use it in the bath, think carefully, because if you drop it while you are using it the vibrations on the bath are going to cause a terrible din. Screwing the cap off with wet hands is difficult and the bathroom is likely to amplify the noise of switching it off. Regardless I do tend to use the little chroma in the shower. I often cover the little chroma with my towel as I leave the bathroom for my bedroom and then turn it off. Considering the little chroma is made from aluminum, it is not as slippery as one might think. It does have quite bit of grip from the coating, which is immaculate. But it is probably a really good idea to loop a cord through the holes in the battery cap of the little chroma for extra safety and also to free up your hands while washing.

I once dropped the little chroma on a tiled floor-although not because it was slippery. Though sounding momentarily sick it eventually resumed working with its original power and quietness, and without a scratch. But if the motor really did pack up, the motor is replaceable and available for a reasonable price from Jimmyjane! It is tiny and looks just like another battery.

The best thing about it is its vibrations which are surprisingly deep, and the aluminum allows me to get the pinpoint pressure I need and love without significantly decreasing the strength of the vibrations. I might also mention that it is just the right size for clitoral stimulation and is very easy to hold in place. The vibrations are strongest at the tip and decrease in intensity towards the battery cap which makes the vibrator easy to hold.

Aluminum can be used for temperature play, but I honestly haven’t explored how well the little chroma holds temperatures. It can be warmed in a bath or chilled in the fridge, or quickly in ice water. Aluminum is one of the safest materials as it does not contain phthalates and will not hold bacteria. Jimmyjane recommends cleaning with mild soap and hot water and drying with a soft cotton cloth. Clean while cap is tightened without the battery and motor, or while running. Otherwise be sure that the casing is free of water before inserting the motor and battery.

I use the little chroma mainly externally. It can also be used vaginally; but, due to its shape, it isn’t such a good idea to use it anally. Though if you had to, a cord might be able to assist with retrieval if you did decide to use the little chroma anally.
I tend to like vibrators that allow me to direct strong pressure to my clitoris. This is probably why this is my favourite vibrator. I have tried rabbit vibrators and the eroscillator (version with extra power), but I find these toys very difficult to use because they irritate me with the movement of the toy. Though the little chroma delivers strong vibrations it is also very gentle because the vibrator itself does not move much, but still delivers deep vibrations. The shape of this little vibrator is perfect to direct the pressure and vibrations where I want them. I have to give the little chroma a top mark simply because I love it so much. Although the screw cap design is not perfect, it seems necessary for such a unique and effective overall design. Though it is not a faultless item it certainly makes up for this small point, especially considering the effort I have gone to find a vibrator I really love. Isn’t that what these reviews are about?
Follow-up commentary
I still love this vibrator. The problem is I haven't been using it much because, well, I damaged it. I dropped it on the pavement while sneaking it to my boyfriends house and it sustained a small chip. I was severely disappointed but thought, 'oh well I can still use it'. Then I dropped it again (klutz) and the motor has become irrepairably loud. But to be fair I must admit to dropping this poor thing quite a number of times, the last two were just more detrimental. This would be fine if I lived in america, but the shipping price from jimmyjane to Australia for a new motor is prohibitive, I might as well get another one. There is now a distinct hole in my collection that has not been filled with other (still good quality) bullet and rocket vibes that I have purchased in the meantime-perhaps it was silly to think I could ever replace this beauty with something else. It is still going, but I can't use it as often now. I'm sure the non-klutzy are able to enjoy this well crafted baby for a long time. If not it really is worth getting a new one, as I will be doing soon. I suggest buying an EF padded bag and using it for transport: just in case.
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My Little chroma tags
  • 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?
    • Sex
    • 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
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Back
    • Clitoris
    • Genitals
  • Polyserena
    Thanks for your comments. I actually have another little chroma now with a funky design on it. He's called The Honourable Van Sackful Smythe. Yes it's a limited edition and I love it. I still feel sad for my pretty black one though. When I have lots and lots of money I might replace my black one because it's so discreet and it has a little bit of a classic look to it. No I have another interchangable motor I can technically still use it, but it's chipped.

    I have found out that while the little chroma does not take all rechargable batteries it does fit eneloop rechargables extremely well. I am pretty sure Jimmyjane made the little chroma with eneloop rechargables in mind because they sell them with the chroma, and because it is oh so snug to put the battery in, but other rechargables don't fit in at all. Having the battery fit snugly is pretty important because I think if they are too thin they vibrate a bit more. Eneloop are the best ones anyway becaue they are designed for high drain items like cameras and apparently recharging them doesn't affect their power. So go get some eneloop rechargables.
  • Polyserena
    For some reason my new one is also a *little* bit quieter at the start up too.
  • Rod Ronald
    Thanks for the review!!
  • levellc09
    great job!
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