Velvet pocket rocket by Doc Johnson - review by TheirPet

Generally Unimpressed

I really can't recommend this toy to anybody. While it is a very quiet toy with a nice texture, its cons just seem to outweigh it's pros. I found the toy I received had structure cracks in the cap and had issues with a filmy 'gunk.'
Sturdy construction, nice texture, quiet
Gunky, structural cracks, not very powerful
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


I recently received the Velvet Pocket Rocket by Doc Johnson as part of a free gift promotion with a recent purchase and let me say: I am glad it was free because there is no way I would have paid for this.

Like most pocket rockets, its intended use is external stimulation--so don't go putting it in orifices you can't dig it out of again. This toy can be used to tease the nipples, clitoris, scrotum, or just about anything you like really. They're great toys for travel because they're small and can be tucked away easily into a bag or purse. This particular pocket rocket fits just-so in the palm of my hand. And, since this toy has a plastic ring around its closure point, it's waterproof so you can enjoy it in the bathtub or shower just as easily as you can in the bedroom.
  • 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
    • Sensory play
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • 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?
    • Clitoris
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

Since this is the second pocket rocket I own, I'll be comparing this toy to the Mega Mite several times throughout this review.

Overall, I was impressed with the texture of the Doc Johnson's Velvet Pocket Rocket over the Mega Mite.
True to its word, this toy is velvety and smooth and seems to have a more solid (or at least more aesthetically appealing) construction than the Mega Mite. The Doc Johnson pocket rocket has no smell on its own but it does pick up a little bit of taste and scent from whatever cleaning materials you use on it. In my case, the toy has a faint soapy smell and taste because I tend to clean my toys with anti-bacterial soap and hot water.

This toy is made of plastic, which scores an impressive 8 on the Eden Fantasy's safety scale. It is non-porous and phthalate-free, so you don't have to worry too much about bacteria coming along for the ride.

Unlike the Mega Mite, which has soft plastic nubs at the top of the rocket, the Doc Johnson rocket has metal nubs at the top which I find carry vibration in a slightly different way. I'd even venture to say it makes the toy slightly buzzier in terms of vibrations. Since the nubs are made of metal, they can also hold temperature so if you like cool sensations, you can always chill down the metal bits with an ice cube.

Also unlike the Mega Mite, this toy comes with an additional cap with a circular pattern of hard plastic nubs for a little bit of extra variety. This cap fits firmly atop the vibrator itself so you don't have to worry about it falling off during play. Unfortunately, this toy seems to be coated with something and the friction of removing and replacing the cap only a couple of times has caused this coating to start to rub free, giving the toy a messy and almost dirty look. This 'gunk' also gets stuck to the inside of the cap and makes it look foggy and suspiciously fluid-stained whether or not it's actually had contact with someone's intimate fluids. I have thoroughly washed the toy in an attempt to rub off this 'gunk' but have had no success with removing it. It's gross.

Also of note: the little plastic cap that goes on top of this toy is already showing multiple stress fractures along its rim. Perhaps the cap fits just a bit too snugly?
    • Light odor
    • Not porous at all

Design / Shape / Size

As mentioned before, this toy is discreet in size. At approximately 4" long and 1" in diameter it's a little shorter but about as stout as a highlighter marker, and can easily be stored in a purse or some-such for travel. It's easy to hide and not the least bit phallic, but someone who is familiar with sex toys will know what it is. It is suitable for both beginners and advanced players.

The battery cap on this toy is of the twist-on twist-off variety, as are its controls so there is some danger of you completely opening the toy when you just mean to turn it off. This can be hazardous and damaging to the toy if you are in a tub or shower when this happens, so take extra precautions when shutting it off in a damp environment. Though, to be fair, the opening mechanism isn't nearly as trigger-happy as the Mega Mite's, so I feel like 'accidents' won't happen as often with the Doc Johnson rocket.

This toy is also available in two colors: lavender and rose. But, if you ask me, they just look like two different shades of purple. (Disclaimer: I am also partially color-blind so this may have to do with my perception.)
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Doc Johnson Velvet Pocket Rocket is a buzzy rather than rumbly toy. I'd agree with another reviewer in saying that this toy is about 70% buzzy and 30% rumbly. It is advertised as being multispeed but I find that this toy has two functions: on and off. There are no variations or pattern in the vibrations. This vibrator is also noticeably weaker than the Mega Mite and maintains about 3 vrooms at best. Whereas I had trouble applying the Mega Mite directly to my clitoris, I had no problems at all with the Doc Johnson vibe. In fact, I didn't really get anything out of this toy and was left generally unsatisfied with the level of vibrations. So, if average vibrations are all you need, this toy might be suitable for you.

It is also listed on EF as being controlled with 1 - AAA battery. This is false. To properly operate this toy you're going to have to put in 1 - AA battery.

I also tested this vibrator in the shower and held submerged in my sink (since I do not own a bathtub) and it performed well as far as its 'waterproof' capabilities go. Though, as I mentioned before, you're going to want to use caution when shutting this toy off in a damp area.

Noise-wise, this is a very quiet toy. It can just barely be heard under the sheets and there is no possible way you can hear this toy through a closed door.
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use
    • Weak

Care and Maintenance

Since this toy is made of plastic and is non-porous, you can easily clean it with anti-bacterial soap and hot water or by wiping it down with isopropyl alcohol. You can also use toy wipes or toy cleaning spray but I personally have no experience with those things.

You can use any lube safely with this toy, be it oil, silicone, or water-based.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The packaging was really unimpressive with this toy as it came shipped in just a plain plastic bag. There was no informative literature with this toy, either--not even anything to tell you what battery to use.
    • Garbage

Personal comments

I really can't recommend this toy to anybody. While it does have some some admirable pros, they are all vastly outnumbered by this toy's cons. If this was a better toy I could deal with the gunk and the structural cracks but, when all is said and done it's just not powerful enough for me.
    • Gunky
    • Weak
Follow-up commentary
I tried to give this pocket rocket another try in the spirit of being diplomatic, but it just doesn't do anything for me and the cracks and stickiness along the cap just seem to look worse with time. I still recommend looking elsewhere if pocket rockets are your thing.
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  • unfulfilled
    You did a great job on this!
  • itismedi
    Thanks for the info. It was very helpful. I think I would be disappointed too, even though it was free.
  • ToyGeek
    Mine arrived sticky -- as in, the whole toy, not just the cap area, in a very unpleasant melty kind of way. I soaked it for a few days in hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and then scrubbed and scraped until I reached smooth plastic. Now mine's gunk free, but still weaker than my other Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket.
  • Isabel0329
    Ewwwww. Send it back!
  • puppylove
    Thanks for the review! I recently received this as a gift too, but I haven't gotten around to using it just yet.
  • TheirPet
    @ToyGeek Ugh, I'm glad mine wasn't that sticky. I'll have to try the Hydrogen peroxide/baking soda trick. They possibly need better quality control if this is a frequent thing.

    @Isabel0329 It's just not a quality enough toy for me to want to send it back. I've got another pocket rocket that works much better (and for about 5 dollars less.)

    @Puppylove I hope you have a better experience than me!

    @itismedi Thanks! I'm glad you appreciated it. I would have been more upset if I paid for this but it still left me with a 'meh' feeling.
  • gloomybear
    thanx for the review
  • Ouroborean
    Thanks for the review! I think, given your description, that this particular toy would be too weak for me. Combined with the gunk/fractures/etc, I'm not too keen on getting one any time soon.
  • malantha
    Thanks for the review
  • TheirPet
    It would definitely be too weak for you Ouroboroean.
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