Jumbo life-saver - traditional vibrator by Pipedream - review by AlaskanBeauty

Life-saver. Because laughter is the best medicine!

It is a perfect toy for a bachelor party, gag gift or a naughty stocking-stuffer. You get what you pay for--don't put high hopes on this product and you will not be disappointed.
- cheap
- body-safe material
- funny name and package design
- weak, buzzy vibrations
- very loud
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Jumbo life-saver is a very simple, basic vibrator, with no extra functions and without a high price tag on it either.

It is a great toy for a naughty stocking-stuffer, a bachelorette party, gag gift or just simply for using it as a sturdy, old-fashioned back-up vibe.

It offers an ergonomic shape, nice, smooth, body-safe material, vintage look, and comes in the funny, cute package. It conveniently runs on 2 standard AA batteries. Yes, it is not very strong and will probably not please power-queens. It is slim and has no texture, so there is not much it can do when used internally. Yes, Life-saver is very loud and it will not work-out for you if you have a roommate. It also cannot be used anally because it can easily get lost.

Don't judge Jumbo life-saver harshly--it is priced low on EdenFantasys, and I believe that it is worth every penny. It is a good, reliable clitoral vibe and can be great to use in masturbation sleeves or as a vibrating bullet in hollow dildos (if the cavity is big enough).
  • 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?
    • Bachelor/ bachelorette party
    • Gag gift
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • 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

Material / Texture

Jumbo life-saver is made out of hard, ivory-colored plastic, that has no taste or smell to it. When held to the light it is semi-transparent, but at least you can see where the motor ends.

Plastic is very smooth and has no texture at all. It glides easily with minimum or no lubrication. But if any lubrication is needed, you can choose whatever type of lube you want with this one.

I was surprised by the quality of the plastic--it is thick and looks very sturdy--I think you could use it to crack pecans and it will not hurt the toy.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

It a very slim toy, 7" long, and 1" in diameter at its thickest point. It is very slim in the beginning and gets thicker on the end--that is why I think that this toy was intended for clitoral stimulation with its thicker part, because it is just too slim to use vaginally. I think that the size is great for beginners and for toy-curious people.

The design can be described as very "old-school" and minimalist. There is a little seam about an inch from the top but you cannot really feel it and, since it is not deep, there is no problem cleaning it. I don't understand, though, why this toy is called JUMBO life-saver.

I like that it is not completely white, but more like an ivory color. This makes it look more expensive and, I would say, "vintage"--like something that you would expect to find in your grandma's drawer in-between the old letters, lipsticks and bobby pins.
    • Beginner
    • Ergonomic

Functions / Performance / Controls

The control is very simple; it has a twist-cap. Twist it all the way to the right and it is on. To turn it off, just twist to the left and unscrew it a little so that it is off but the cap still stays on. I found that, unlike many other twist-cap vibrators where you need to remove the batteries to avoid them accidentally turning on, the Jumbo life-saver can be stored with the batteries in--just leave a little gap.

There is only one speed and vibrations are not deep at all--that is why it feels like this toy lacks power.

It is very loud. Normally a lot of noisy toys get muffled when inserted, however the Jumbo life-saver screams at the top of its lungs, even from the depths of your vagina. Speaking of which, I would not recommend this toy for vaginal use because it is very slim and has no texture whatsoever--well, unless you have a very narrow vagina.
    • Battery guzzler
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

Clean-up is pretty easy with this toy. I would recommend soap and hot water. Since it is a hard plastic, rubbing alcohol will not hurt it--I use it on mine to sanitize the toy.

Since it is not a waterproof toy, I would be careful not to get any water inside and just wipe the top part with the alcohol wipe.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


I love the packaging of the toy. Considering its more-than-modest price, the package on this really stands out. It is a colorful case, made out of 2 layers of plastic, thin cardboard inside and two, white snap-buttons. It resembles the "Lifesavers" candy package design, with orange, green, red and yellow stripes.

Funny fact: The official name of this toy is "Jumbo life-saver", however on the package it says, "It's a BIG LIFE SUPER SAVER". Other than that, it has pretty useless information on it, such as stating that it was made in China, that Pipedream is "always on the cutting edge", and that it was designed in 1996.

I like this case a lot. It is waterproof and it is lovely that a $6 toy comes with its own storage case, when some "luxury" vibes don't even come with a pouch.
    • Discreet looking packaging

Personal comments

I love this vibe. I have purchased many of these in the past, mostly to give away at parties, and it always makes an impression--with its humorous name and cute packaging, it always makes my peeps smile. I am never afraid to give Jumbo life-saver as a gift--it is so classic and non-intimidating that you can give it to your grandma and be all right!
Follow-up commentary
As it was expected, Jumbo life-saver does not get very much use, but faithfully waits nice and wrapped up in its cute little case at the bottom of my toy box. With all the other vibrators I currently have, Jumbo life-saver is not my first choice, but in that rare moment when all my Mimis run out of charge I reach for the life-saver to finish the job and I guess you could say - save my life, or at least help me save this moment of pleasure in my life.
I will also keep few around for bachelorette party gift, naughty stocking stuffers
or a real DIRTY "Dirty Santa" game.
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  • lacybutton
    Haha, love this: "It is very loud. Normally a lot of noisy toys get muffled when inserted, however the Jumbo life-saver screams at the top of its lungs, even from the depths of your vagina."
  • AlaskanBeauty
    Haha, thanks! Noise is a concern for me since i live with other people, so, i was pretty amazed how such a little thing can produce so much noise.
  • amenti
    Thank you for your review, I might be giving these out as stocking stuffers if they get back in stock in time!
  • AlaskanBeauty
    Yes, amenti, thanks and i am sure they will make a great Stocking stuffer!
  • Zandrock
    Thanks for sharing
  • Scott Snow
    Thanks for the review.
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