Sparkle vibes - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by Kira81

Sparkle vibes

Traditional vibrator by

Add resource

Great first time buy

This was my first vibrator purchase and overall, it was well worth the (little) money I spent. For its functions and use, the price is unbeatable and I'd recommend this product to anyone.

It's cute, easy to use, inexpensive, and definitely gets the job done. I have a feeling that even when I do make future purchases, I will come back to this toy.
Easy to use, easy to hide, discreet size, powerful vibrations
Not waterproof, sensitive dial, eats up batteries
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


While this toy can certainly be inserted, it is wonderful for clitoral stimulation. Of course, you could also use it on other areas of your body (nipples, namely) to provide other types of stimulation. I would not recommend this for anal use though.

This toy will work for anyone, especially beginner users who are looking for something simple and rather inexpensive for their first buy. It's great for personal use, or for couple use as well, particularly if you like the idea of watching each other, or if you want your significant other to use it on you. (My boyfriend uses it on me every so often.) It's definitely suitable for any time of day and most situations you'd use a vibrator for. It is a little loud, however, but I don't think it's anything that being under the covers or having some background noise playing couldn't drown out. Be wary if you have roommates whose rooms are in close proximity to yours, but I don't think you'll have any real issues unless you have super thin walls.
  • 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?
    • Couples
    • Everyone
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Campus/roommate living
    • On a bed only
  • 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?
    • Clitoris
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

This toy is made out of smooth, hard plastic and has no discernible taste or smell. I don't personally find the plastic to provide any additional stimulation. In fact, sometimes it's better for me to have some sort of fabric in between when I'm using it as it makes it more comfortable for me to use, but that is entirely personal preference. I don't mind direct contact with it a lot of the time. The smooth exterior makes it easy for insertion, however. The texture (and the toy as a whole) is definitely suitable for beginners, though I'm sure more advanced users would find it suitable as well if they wanted to use something more simple.
    • No odor
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

As a whole, the design of this is very simple and I have no problems with it. It's pretty simply shaped and nothing fancy by any means, but it gets the job done for me. Considering I also don't really use this for insertion purposes, the size is fine for me. Even when it is being inserted, it's usually on, and I still have no issues with the size. However, if I was looking to use a toy to insert more frequently, I'd probably look for something much thicker than this, and maybe only slightly bigger. The size is definitely better for beginners in this aspect. This toy is also very easy to hide, since it's only a few inches long and particularly thin. It's also very portable and easy to hide in any luggage, however, it is not the most discreet toy in terms of looks and noise level. If you do leave it out, it's obvious what it is. It can also be a little loud though it's not unmanageable.
    • Beginner
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

The way this toy works is by a dial at the top (which screws off for you to insert the battery). This is actually my biggest problem with the toy as the dial is very sensitive and easy to move while you're using it. While it does have a few different speed levels, I always use it on the highest speed -- especially if it isn't a brand new battery; I personally enjoy a more intense vibration. So while the controls are easy, they aren't so stable. As stated before, it is a little noisy but manageable. I haven't had any complaints from neighbors or anything like that (but perhaps if they did hear it they wouldn't want to bring it up).

This thing also eats up batteries pretty quickly. If you're like me, it takes a little bit for you to get off (especially depending on the day) and sometimes low vibrations really don't do the trick. If you buy this, expect to change the battery pretty frequently if you intend to use the higher setting the most. However, when there is a new battery inserted, it works wonders. So it really ranges -- it can be pretty powerful and pretty weak. But I'm sure this generally goes for most things that are battery operated.

Keep in mind this toy is NOT waterproof. Do not take it into the shower with you; it is not recommended.
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings
    • Powerful

Care and Maintenance

This toy is very easy to take care of. You can use a toy cleaner for it, or simply use soap and water; just don't submerge it. I keep mine in a small box in which I also keep condoms and store it all in my bedside table. You'd have no problems keeping it anywhere else. It's best to keep it out of high temperatures, of course. I also make sure to remove the battery every time I'm done using it. You could also store yours in the original packaging if you wanted.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The toy is very simply packaged and easy to open. It's a transparent package that shows and tells you exactly what you're getting, instructions included.
    • Good for storage
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet
This content is the opinion of the submitting contributor and is not endorsed by
Become a Reviewer. Get free toys. Enjoy Special Deals
This review was edited by
  • Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
  • Rank:
  • Edited reviews: 608
  • Wicked Wahine
    Excellent first review, congratulations!
  • js250
    Wonderful first review--thank your for the details on the item and your writing style is very easy to read and flowing.
  • Kira81
    Thank you both very much (:
Discussion Posts Last Update
I love the Sparkle vibes! 2
Sparkle vibes – traditional vibrator 6
What Is Your Opinion Of The Sparkle Vibes Dildo/Vibrator? 22
Thank you for viewing Sparkle vibes – traditional vibrator review page!