Mini brute - vibrator kit by Doc Johnson - review by cheesewizz

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Mini Brute Review

The Mini Brute gave me my first vibrating experiences. He was pretty satisfying until I began to crave something more. I'd say get it if you prefer smaller things or if you're overly sensitive to vibrations. It's a great vibrator for the price.
Only needs one AA Battery
Too small
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


The Mini Brute was my first experience with vibrators. I got it because it was not as intimidating as the bigger ones, and it was cheap. For these reasons, I'd suggest this vibrator to beginners only.

This little guy does his job pretty well, with two different modes - medium vibrations, and low. It felt pretty good stimulating my clit, and I could use it internally too. I'm still a big fan of the purple sleeve that goes over the vibrating shaft - the head feels nice when you use it for direct stimulation. I bet if I got another basic vibrator, I could put the sleeve on it.

The best thing about the Mini Brute is that it's quiet. My roommate and I share the same room, and our beds are only a few feet apart, so you can hear everything going on under the sheets. I have yet to wake her up when I pull him out of the drawer.
  • 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?
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Campus/roommate living
    • 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

Material / Texture

The Mini Brute has a jelly sleeve and a basic plastic vibrator underneath it. The sleeve has a nice smell to it. It reminds me of those Strawberry Shortcake dolls with the synthetic strawberry scent. I don't find it too strong, but others might.

Like I said before, I loved the flexible head on this guy. The vibrations reach up into it and it feels great to press it against things.

The jelly attracts a little bit of lint and hair, but it's easy to just brush it off before using. Some people might find that gross, but I don't mind it. It is jelly, after all.
    • Flexible
    • Light odor
    • Porous

Design / Shape / Size

I really liked the design of the sleeve, especially the head. That is pretty much the best part of this vibrator.

As far as the size and girth, I am not impressed. My boyfriend has a 6 1/2 inch, super wide penis, and after a couple months without seeing him, I began to miss that. A lot. I thought this vibrator would help me deal with him being gone, but it left me wanting more. (Some people might consider that a good thing, haha!)

It lasted me about a year, when the vibrations began to die down and the battery case started getting loose. It's kind of funny because now I can screw the case on and watch it shoot out across the room! For the price I paid for it, I'm surprised that it lasted this long.

Its waterproof feature was helpful too - not because I ever took it into the shower, but because I didn't have to worry about how I was going to clean it up after each use. I just used some hand soap and water and rinsed it off, good as new.
    • Beginner
    • Realistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Mini Brute has two controls: Medium, and Low. It has a dial on the bottom of the shaft that lets you control the speeds. For the majority of the time that I have owned it, the dial has worked pretty well. However, it has begun to malfunction in the last month. When I push on the bottom of the vibrator (as I'm thrusting) the whole thing turns off. There's no way to avoid it because of the way the dial is placed. It has become an awkward balancing act of holding the dial in such a way that it won't turn off while I use it.

Don't get me wrong - It is a fairly well made vibrator! If it wasn't for a couple of drunken outbursts where it would get thrown across the room, I think it would work to this day.

The lesson here is to leave your toys in a safe place whenever alcohol is being consumed.
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use
    • Weak

Care and Maintenance

Jelly is pretty easy to care for - just use mild soap and water. Do not share this toy without a condom because it's porous and can transmit germs and STDs.

Storage becomes an issue if you have problems with a little bit of lint gathering on the jelly. I would suggest putting it in a plastic bag. Personally, I just leave it in my underwear drawer for easy access.

You can use either water or silicone based lube for this and it should be fine.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


I bought this thing in a sex shop over a year ago, so my memory of the packaging is limited. I do remember that it was not discreet. The vibrator part was in clear plastic so you could see what it looked like. The instructions were nonexistent, but it was pretty obvious what you were supposed to do with it.

Once I opened the package, there was no way I could use it for storage as it was ripped to shreds.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet

Personal comments

If you like weaker vibrations or toys with a small girth this guy is your man. He did his job faithfully until that tragic accident where he took flight. He only uses one AA battery, so it was easy to keep him going. I purchased a bigger, better vibrator recently to replace him and it satisfies me a lot more. But for my first vibrator, he was pretty good and I'm sad to see him fall out of use.


I had many romantic evenings with Mr Mini Brute without my room mate hearing about it. I can't recommend this guy enough for those kind of situations.
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  • voenne
    Not sure this is my cup of tea, but thanks for the review! What you mentioned about how the sleeve smelled is interesting to me (I think I know what scent you're talking about, and it made me feel nostalgic when I read it!)
  • Rossie
    Great first review, thanks! Good thing your Mini Brute died on you, so you can move on to toys with safer materials.
  • Beneath The Bed
    Great job on your first review!
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    great review
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    not for me, but still a great review. TY
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    Great review!
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    Thanks for the review! = )
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