Precious metal gems vibrator - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by Alan & Michele

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The Lean Mean Power Machine

This is a classic multi-speed vibrator with enough size and weight to let you know that it's there, and enough power to keep you coming back for more. Just be sure that if you unleash all of its power you're somewhere where noise won't be an issue.
Nice size and weight. Waterproof. Multiple speeds.
May be too large for some. High speed is really loud.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Precious Metal Gems vibe by California Exotic Novelties is a simple traditional-style vibrator that can be used for vaginal or clitoral stimulation. You might not get any serious G-spot joy from it due to the perfectly straight shape, but you won't be disappointed if it's power that you seek. Use solo or with a partner, both in and out of the water.
  • 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?
    • Busy women
    • Couple foreplay/after climax play
    • Fast session/quickie
    • Relaxation/alone time
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bathtub
    • Home
    • Shower

Material / Texture

The toy is constructed of thick, hard ABS plastic that is nontoxic and has no smell or taste. There's no seam at all on the shaft, and it's got a super smooth surface that stays slick with just the minimum amount of lube or natural moisture. The base is ridged, which provides a good grip for either replacing the batteries or changing the vibration level.

Design / Shape / Size

The Precious Metal Gems is a good-looking vibe, and the pictures don't do it justice at all. We got the bronze one, and that color combined with the sleek design and inlaid clear jewel on the base just looks classy as hell sitting on the dresser. That seems like a funny thing to say about a plastic toy, but it doesn't really *look* plastic.

The shaft is molded in a single seamless piece, with a lightly tapered tip that ends in a rounded point. The point isn't overly exaggerated or anything, but it is prominent enough that you could bruise your cervix if got into some hard deep thrusting with the toy, and that wouldn't be difficult to do considering the generous 6-3/4" insertable length of it. The overall length is actually around 8", which gives you plenty to hold on to while you're playing.

Girth is another area where this toy doesn't skimp; at a full 1-1/4" in width it's enough to please any budding size queen, but if you can't fit at least two of your fingers inside yourself comfortably, then the Precious Metal Gems might not be right for you.

This vibe also sports a full 1/2 pound of weight with its batteries in place, which adds to the sensation of fullness when it's inside and makes the toy feel more durable that the average plastic vibrator.

Size-wise there is no reason why this vibe wouldn't be suitable for travel, but if you plan to use the toy on its highest speed it might not be wise to stay in a motel room that has thin walls due to the noise that is generated at that level.

Functions / Performance / Controls

Being operated by two C batteries (not included) probably explains why this vibrator is more powerful than most battery-operated vibes are, and the twist-base controller lets you go from mild to wild in a matter of seconds.

The lowest setting is gentle enough for most users, and emits a quiet hum that can be heard through the blankets but not through a closed door.

On the other hand, the highest setting gives off seriously intense vibrations, and this vibe wants to be heard! Its electric razor-like buzz is loud enough to be audible through the blankets and through a closed door very easily. We felt that the noise was quite justified though, because we've had very few vibrators that were this strong.

The vibrations are more of the buzzy/tingly variety than the tapping kind, and can be felt the strongest from the tip down to about two or three inches, quickly decreasing in intensity as you get further down the shaft toward the handle from there.

On thing that impressed us is that the controller dial is neither too loose nor too tight. It's easy to grip and turns smoothly enough, but we didn't have any problems with accidental power-ups or shut downs during play.

The Precious Metal Gems is definitely a waterproof vibrator. We submerged it for about 20 minutes without any problems, and the battery compartment was dry afterward. Fair warning though - although water disperses the vibrations in a very good way, it doesn't serve to quiet the toy any when running it on the highest level. As a matter of fact, if you're bathing in a fiberglass bathtub when you crank this vibe up to speed, it actually amplifies the sound into a mechanical hum that can easily be heard in the surrounding rooms... through the wall. The experience is worth the noise, but if discretion is a must for you just remember to keep the power turned down and you should be fine.

Care and Maintenance

Because this toy is plastic (and waterproof!), it can be cleaned easily with antibacterial soap and hot water. You can also use a toy cleaner or wipe it down with isopropyl alcohol if you prefer. There's no way to completely sterilize it though, so if you plan to share this vibe with someone else it would be best to put a condom on it.

You can use water-based, oil-based, or silicone-based lubricants, but if you're going to use the toy underwater keep in mind that oil and water-based lubes will wash away much quicker than silicone will.


The Precious Metal Gems vibe comes in a thin clear plastic box with a clear pull-out tray that the toy nestles in so it is fully visible from the front and sides. The back has a tall black band with writing that tells about the toy's features, and the standard abstract info about what kind of batteries it takes, washing your toy after use, where it was manufactured, etc., etc. There's also a disclaimer that says "For external use only," though we cannot figure out why.


Alan says:
For me the toy was good as an all-around massager, and the length makes it easy to manipulate around my balls and cock. The vibration range is variable enough that I can get whatever level of stimulation I want, although at high speed it does sort of buzz the balls in a bad way.

I figured out that the toy is great for blow jobs too, because if I put it against Michele's cheek or chin while she's sucking me things get real intense real fast. All in all it's a keeper.

Michele says:
I'll admit I'm not crazy about this vibrator for insertion, but that's only because I tend to prefer softer materials for that purpose. Still, I've tried it a few times and the weight and size does feel good, but I just can't get off with it inserted. When I use it for clitoral play it's another story though; this vibe has enough power to throw me over the edge in about thirty seconds flat if I don't keep it turned down enough, and it feels *real* nice if I nestle it between my labia from front to back. It's both wide enough and long enough to make everything feel just Mmmm when used like that.
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  • LicentiouslyYours
    Great review, as always. Smile
  • Tuesday
    How many times have you used it? I have a similarly constructed vibrator that uses C batteries that stopped working in the middle range of vibrations after several uses.
  • Alan & Michele
    Laurel-- Thank you Blush

    Tuesday-- At the risk of being accused of giving out TMI, we've been on a 3-day marathon of "fun" now, and this vibe has gotten about 7 or 8 uses so far including a 20 minute run on its highest speed in the water. I feel pretty safe saying this isn't one of those cheapie pieces of junk that will conk out after a few uses, because we've had a few do that before too.
  • Tuesday
    There's never TMI here!
  • Sammi
    Great review!
  • Silversexstar
    What a great review. I love the his/hers pov. It gives me incentive on how to approach my reviews as I am still new at this.
  • lexical
    Excellent review Smile I also really like the dual perspective on this toy. Thanks so much for sharing your experience!
  • VenusFaery
    Great review! Thanks for the heads up about the noise level, especially since I have a very similar (this toy's little brother it seems) vibe headed my way and I don't really want to wake anyone sleeping in the same room when I try it out.

    Definitely going to try that vibe on the chin/cheek during oral thing....
  • ~miss.heather~
    Great review, just a question do the batteries bang around inside the toy while in use or is there a sleeve to help prevent this? I've had a couple C powered vibes that have done this and annoyed the hell out of me! Thanks!
  • Alan & Michele
    VenusFaery---- You're welcome, and thank you for the comment Smile

    miss.heather--- Ours has a thin cardboard sleeve in the battery compartment, plus the end screws down very tight, so no rattling. However, after you mentioned it I took that sleeve out just to see what it would do and yep, it rattles, though not as bad as some toys of its kind.
  • Serafina Brightside
    Nice review!
  • Alan & Michele
    Thank you
  • lezergirl
    great review!
  • Willis2011
    Thank you for the great review
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