Chic hide-a-vibe - discreet vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by justme23

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What a Drag! But Great for Travel.

This Hide-a-Vibe really is cute. It has a really nice storage box that makes it very discreet. It's made of a velvety material that can hurt slightly when used vaginally without lube. As long as you use lube with this material it should be fine. It is a great toy for external use such as against the clit and the nipples. It's an okay toy that is a good price for all of its benefits. The fact that it is so easily hidden makes it a good toy for people worried about others finding it.
Storage case, Soft/smooth, Waterproof, Quiet, Good amount of power
Has some drag to it that could be painful to some and require extra lube
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


This Chic Hide-a-Vibe by Cal Exotics comes with a waterproof vibrator and a very discreet case. This product has some benefits for those just starting out and aren't familiar with what they like yet. It's a simple shape that is less likely to scare a beginner and is made of body safe material. With its inexpensive price range and ease of use, it’s nice for those just starting out with vibrators. It's also very simple to travel with.
This vibe is intended for vaginal/clitoral use but can also be used to tease the perineum. This toy is not suggested for anal use as it does not have a flared base. It can also be used on the body, especially sensitive areas like the nipples or neck. The plastic is non-porous so bacteria collecting on the toy is not an issue; though, a condom over the toy can still be recommended for easier clean-up and a longer life for the vibe.
The product is extremely discreet. It comes with a case that can easily be set with beauty products and blend right in. I keep mine right on my dorm desk and no one has even asked about it. It’s also fairly quiet which I find to be very beneficial living in a dorm setting. I can use it when people are in the next room and they are none the wiser.
  • 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
    • Everyone
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • 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
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

Both the Chic Hide-a-Vibe and its case are made from ABS plastic and have a PU coat, giving it a rating of 7 out of 10 on the EdenFantasys’ safety scale. Its nice to have the case be of the same material as the toy so I remember what is in it. It is non-porous, phthalate and latex free. It’s a smooth product with no texture at all. When touching the material it is very soft and velvety, which I have found to cause a drag/grabby sensation during vaginal penetration even with a bit of lube. This drag really isn’t pleasurable for me so I rarely use it vaginally. You might consider using a little more lube than normal. When set down, grabby materials like this seem to pick up more lint.
I’ve found that the velvety material is more pleasurable for teasing all over the body. It is a light but rigid toy, which makes it easier for solo use. When I first opened it, I was surprised by the odor, but it was gone after the first wash.
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth
    • Rigid

Design / Shape / Size

Chic Hide-a-Vibe is a classic style vibe that is 6 inches long with 4.5 inches of insertable length and about 3.25 inches in circumference. These dimensions are great for almost anyone and are small enough to hide the toy easily. It is not targeted for any specific areas; rather, it can be used freely. It is powered by one AA battery that seems to last for quite a while; the battery is inserted through the base of the toy by unscrewing the silver cap.

This is a waterproof toy that actually works as such; I've personally submerged mine without any issues. Just remember to keep the cap screwed on tight! It is also easily used in the shower.
This vibe can simply be pawned off as a non-sex related item as long as it is in its case. This case makes it very discreet. It has a top that fits over to keep it shut; it can even fit a bit of lube in there too! It looks like just a normal bathroom product. The vibe itself is of excellent quality - smooth (it has no notable seams) and it's well fitted. Both the case and the vibe are extremely sturdy. The design of this toy is all about discretion.

This product is wonderfully travel friendly. I’ve found that it is great for when I’m on the move or when I go to visit my boyfriend. Even though the vibe doesn't lock, it has a case to keep it from turning itself on. The small size makes it easy to just throw in my bag and be on my way.
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Chic Hide-a-Vibe has a turn dial on the base for on/off and vibration levels. The vibrations are easily felt throughout the shaft of the toy. The vibrations from low, soft buzz to a high, fast vibration level are pretty strong for a standard vibe, though the sound is not too much of a problem even at the highest levels. The vibration pattern is just a consistent buzz throughout the toy. Even though it is a dial base, it seems that it is really only either low or high. I’ve found that the higher setting is better for vaginal penetration whereas the lower is better for body stimulation. It is pretty simple to turn on/off, and the dial is always accessible during play. With the simplicity of the controls, it is best to remove batteries during travel; it does take quite a while for it to go through its one AA battery. The battery is easily changed just by unscrewing the base, though be careful to screw it back on tightly before bringing it into the shower or bath. The vibrations are loud enough that they can be heard through a blanket but quiet enough that I can use it in my dorm without worrying if others can hear it through the door.
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

The Chic Hide-a-Vibe is easily cleaned with antibacterial soap and warm water, toy wipes, or your favorite toy cleaner. I use simple antibacterial soap and water to clean it. It is slightly difficult to clean/keep clean because of the white exterior and grabby nature of the material. It can be entirely submerged during cleaning as long as the base is on tight. It is easily stored in its box which helps keep it clean. If this toy is just thrown in a drawer, it is very likely to pick up lint or dirt due to its material. In its case, it can be stored absolutely anywhere. I keep mine on my dorm desk and no one has even noticed it.

This vibe can be safely used with either silicone and water based lubes.
    • Easy to store
    • Easy to clean


Chic Hide-a-Vibe comes in a basic, thin, see-through plastic box that is covered with information about the product (such as "powerful," "discreet," and "waterproof"). The vibe and case can be seen through the front of the packaging making it not very discreet. The outer box also includes images of the product and lists what the product is.
There was a small piece of paper with pictures showing how to insert batteries into the vibe. No other instructions were included, and there were no words with the pictured instructions. The packaging isn’t really great for reusing but this vibe comes with a handy storage case that is spectacular for holding the vibe. The case is sturdy and discreet, where the packaging is better off recycled.
    • Recyclable
    • Very informative

Personal comments

The Chic Hide-a-Vibe is a simple vibe. The case is something that I just really love about it. The vibe itself really is pretty basic - nothing awesome and actually has the issue of the drag. It has a nice amount of kick for its sound level.
    • Drag


The Chic Hide-a-Vibe isn't really the vibe for me due to the drag, but I still like having it for travel, discreetness, etc. The vibrations are a pretty good level. This product has been used by my boyfriend to both tease me and bring me to climax. I am especially fond of the case for dorm life. I’ve found that for solo play, I really like to bring this vibe to the shower.
Follow-up commentary
This is still an alright toy. Definitely not one of my favorites but I keep it around. It's one of my best toys if I want to travel discreetly.
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