Handy climax 4.5 - traditional vibrator by NMC Ltd - review by Ryuson

Handy climax 4.5

Traditional vibrator by NMC Ltd

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Why so whiny?

This toy, with 10 settings and a high vibration level at 3.5 bees, has a lot going for it. It's also waterproof, silicone, and pretty darned quiet. On the other hand, the lower settings make an AWFUL whining noise and when you turn it off it turns back on to the NEXT setting. The design also wasn't quite as effective at g-spotting as I would have hoped, but it's great for external use.
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Pros:
Looks great, silicone, quiet, pretty powerful, pretty color, easy to control
Cons:
Lower settings make awful whiny noise, weird setting issue, too thin for me
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

The Handy Climax 4.5 is a small vibrator. It's longer than a bullet, but it smaller than most 'traditional' style vibrators. It features a fairly strong motor, which is effective at both internal and external stimulation.

One way to use this toy is for clitoral stimulation. The small, rounded tip is goof for fairly pinpoint stimulation, while the 'back' of the curved tip can be used for broader stimulation. It also can be used to stimulate the labia and entrance to the vagina.

You also can use this toy for insertion. The small size and thin girth might make it a bit petite for most ladies, but it would be good for someone not used to penetration. The curve at the tip can be used for g-spotting, but only if you have a shallow g-spot.

Even if you're an advanced anal user, this toy should NOT be inserted anally. It has no flared base, handle, or anything to keep it from slipping inside of you. While it is cute, it would be a lot less cute getting removed from you at a hospital.

If you're looking for a toy to introduce into a relationship, this would be an okay option. It's easy to use and hold, and it can be used internally and externally. It's a good shape to use clitorally during intercourse. It's also much smaller than the average penis, so you shouldn't end up with size envy issues.

If you want a first toy this would also be an okay choice. While it has its flaws, it's pretty versatile, has several power settings, many patterns, and will help you figure out what you like in a toy. It's also not 'scary' looking, which is something a lot of girls look for.

This toy 100% passes Ryu's dorm seal of approval. It's a great size to stash just about anywhere and the material is easy to care for. On top of being waterproof, it's quiet enough that it won't be heard over the showers or by someone walking by your door.
  • 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?
    • Bachelor/ bachelorette party
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • 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
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

The Handy Climax 4.5 is made of both silicone and plastic. Both silicone and plastic are great materials, and they are both highly rated on the Eden Safety Scale.

Silicone is rated a 10 out of 10 on the Eden Safety Scale. Silicone is nonporous and body safe, which means that bacteria can't grow inside of it and that it won't seep out toxic chemicals into your body. While silicone can be boiled to disinfect it, you can't boil this toy because of the plastic components.

Plastic is rated an 8 out of 10 on the Eden Safety Scale. It is also nonporous and body safe. While you can't boil plastic, you can disinfect it by wiping it down with a 10% bleach solution. This should be done to disinfect the Handy Climax every time you switch users.

While silicone is soft, plastic is very rigid. The main shaft of this toy is silicone over a plastic shell, while the tip of it is entirely silicone. The bottom of this toy is just plastic. Because the tip isn't plastic it has more give to it than the rest of it, but it's still fairly firm.

This toy has several ridges on the back of it. These can be felt very lightly when the toy is inserted, but if you're very sensitive to textures this should be fine for you to use, because they're very subtle. There is no texture to this toy other than the small ridges on the back.

The silicone of this toy has a slight bit of drag to it, but the plastic bottom is very smooth and has no drag at all. I didn't personally need to use lube with this toy, but it only takes a drop to get it very slippery.

No matter if you're new to toys or you have a good collection, silicone and plastic are both awesome materials to look for. While the silicone does have a bit of drag to it, it would still be great to travel because lube is not a must.
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The reason that I picked up this toy was because of the awesome design. It was colorful and fun, and the curve looked like it would be good for light g-spot stimulation. The ridges also made it look very organic and feminine, though men could certain use it for external stimulation.

The Handy Climax 4.5 is named that because of the length of the toy. The front of the box claims that it's 4.5", or 11 cm long, but in actuality it's more like 4.75 inches long. The insertable length is 4 inches long, so it's actually pretty short.

This toy is just over 3 inches around at the widest point, so it's actually pretty thin. The tip of the shaft is thicker than the base, but it's just under 3 inches at the thinnest point so there's not much of a difference. This toy is much thinner and shorter than the average penis.

While this toy does have a 45 degree g-spot tip, it's only about an inch long. This means that it's not very pronounced, and if you have a hard to reach g-spot you may not be able to feel it at all. Because it's so small, it's also hard to make sure it's facing the 'right way.'

I found that this toy was best for clitoral stimulation, but it was also suitable for internal 'teasing' or warming up. The tip is nice for pinpoint external stimulation, but it's also a good size to just stimulate the entrance to the vagina. This toy should never be inserted anally because it's super not anal safe.

If you leave this toy sitting out it's pretty obvious what it is, and the bright color will certainly draw the attention of your guests. While you can't leave it on your desk, it's small enough to toss into a large purse or pack in a suitcase.

In total, this toy is very small. If you're not used to penetration or really like small toys this is for you, but most ladies won't be thrilled using this internally. The tip does make it great for external stimulation, and the long shaft makes it easy to hold.

Here's the toy VS a pen:
Handy Climax VS Pen

The toy open:
Handy Climax Open

A detail shot:
Handy Climax Detain

And the slight flex of the tip:
Handy Climax Flex
    • Beginner
    • Ergonomic
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Handy Climax is in no way lacking in functions. It has quite a few functions, quite a bit of power, and can't be heard through a closed door. If you enjoy different patterns, this toy is for you.

You control the Handy Climax by pressing the one button on the base of the toy. One neat thing is that the button lights up very brightly. It's not bright like some toys claim to be, but is bright in the way that I can actually navigate my room using it. It also pulses with the patterns, so that's neat.

As you keep pressing the button it cycles through the settings. The settings are in a bit of a strange order, but they are as follows:

1) High (3.5 vrooms, 2 bees)
2) Medium (2 vrooms, 1.5 bees, whiny)
3) Low (1 vroom, 1 bee, very whiny)
4) bb bB BB BZ ZZ bb bB BB BZ ZZ (Not whiny)
5) bBBBZbBBZbBBZbBBZ (Whiny)
6) BZZ BZZ BZZ BZZ (Not whiny)
7) BZBZBZBZBZBZBZBZ (Not whiny)
8) bzzz bzzz bzzz bzzz (Whiny)
9) BZZZ BZZZ BZZZ BZZZ (Not whiny)
10) bzzzbzzzzbzzzzbzzzzbzzz (Whiny)

You will notice that, while I described the settings as I normally do, I also included if they were 'whiny' or not. This toy, on some settings, makes a very high, nails-on-a-chalboard kind of noise. The only way that I can enjoy using this toy on those settings is under a blanket because it's just AWFUL!

Another con to the functions is that, once you turn the toy off by holding down the button for 3 seconds, it turns on again on the setting AFTER the one you turned it off on. For example, if I turn it off on 7, it will turn on again at 8. This means that you can't just leave it on a non-whiny setting, but you have to cycle through all 10 to get to the one you want.

On high the vibrations are pretty buzzy, but the low and medium settings are more rumbly. The motor is located in the tip, and it doesn't vibrate the handle hard enough to numb your fingers.

I have tried this toy in the shower and submerged it to clean it, and neither time did I find any water in the battery compartment. The battery compartment clicks shut solidly and is protected from moisture by an o-ring.

The box does offer a description of the patterns, but I found that it didn't entirely match up with what you get. You can see it here:
Handy Climax Settings

In total, this toy has some issues. It has a TON of settings, it pretty powerful for the size, is waterproof, and is easy to turn off. I wish that I could use this more often, but I can only stand to play with it under the blanket because of the awful whiny noise some settings make.
    • Easy to use
    • Lots of variety in function
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

The Handy Climax is super easy to care for and maintain. It's not much of a lint magnet at all, so as long as you keep it in a fairly safe place it's fine to just clean it after every use. I clean this toy with an antibacterial toy cleaner, but soap and water or a toy wipe also work well. There aren't any ridges or seams that make this tough to clean.

You can also disinfect this toy with a 10$ bleach solution. This should be done every time you switch users to prevent the spread of bacteria and infection. This toy can not be boiled.

I store this place in a cool, dry place with the rest of my toys. Keep in mind that you should not store silicone toys next to other silicone toys because the two materials could potentially react. Similarly, you should not use silicone based lube on silicone toys.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The packaging of this toy is fairly nice, but it's for sure not the nicest. It doesn't make the toy feel very expensive, but it's also not tacky.

The front of the packaging is mainly a clear window to show off the toy. You can see the toy held in place by black plastic. The front does state the name of the toy and the brand, but it doesn't have any images on it. While it's pretty obvious what this is for, it's not embarrassing to have in the trash can.

On the back of the box, in teeny tiny print, is some basic information about this toy. It states, if you can find the bits in English, that it's made of silicone, some tips about silicone, that it takes one AA battery, that it's waterproof, and a disclaimer by the company.

While it wouldn't be the nicest to wrap up and give as a gift, it would still be fine to give this to someone wrapped up in the original packaging. I wouldn't use the box for storage because it's a pain to open and is a bit bulky compared to the toy itself.

Here's the front of the box:
Handy Climax Front

And the back:
Handy Climax Back
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet

Experience

When I saw this toy up for review I just HAD to try it. I love fun colored toys, it looked like a nice size for me, and I really liked the decorative ridges. While I wasn't entirely disappointed with this toy, it's not going to be one of my new favorites.

The color that this is listed as is lime, but it's more the color of an unripe lemon. I have a dress this exact color and every time I wear it my boyfriend states, "I love your yellow dress!" I then retort, "Thanks, but this is a green dress!" Because of that, I have to state that some people might claim this color as green while others will insist that it is yellow.

My main two issues with this toy are the whiny sound and the fact that it turns back onto the pattern AFTER the one you turned it off on. While it's not too big a deal to always use this toy under the covers to muffle the awful noise, a lot of people will find it an awful trait of the toy.

I also personally didn't like the design. It was a tiny bit too thin for me, and having the texture only be on the back was strange. I couldn't get it to reliably hit my g-spot, but I certainly liked using it externally.

I am really torn on what to rate this toy. Personally I find that it's a 3 star toy, because the noise, weird pattern issue, and design weren't the best. On the other hand, this toy is quiet, waterproof, has a lot of power, and LOOKS gorgeous. None the less, I think that I will stick with my rating and let other people decide what they think of this toy.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • allgood1
    nice review.
  • RememberMe
    Nice.
  • Lildrummrgurl7
    Thanks for the great review.
  • Rossie
    Great review, thanks for all the details and pictures. Its head and size reminds me of Fun Factory's Little Paul.
  • Missmarc
    Great review, thank you!
  • LaSchwartz
    Awesome review, thanks for sharing. I think i will have to pass on this though.
  • angel42539
    thanks
  • Kitka
    Awesome review as usual! Too bad this toy wasn't better.
  • - Kira -
    Aww it's cute! I don't think I could deal with the whining noise. Eek. X.x
  • unfulfilled
    Excellent review, thanks for sharing Ryuson. I'm going to pass on this one.
  • November
    Great review. I like small toys, but I don't think it's going to be quiet enough for me if it whines like nails on a chalkboard.
  • PropertyOfPotter
    Thanks for the review! Between the lack of power, how thin it is, and how whiny it sounds, I think I'll pass!
  • PeaceToTheMiddleEast
    Great review, thanks for sharing!
  • js250
    Super review--thanks!!
  • Kittybit
    thanks...i really wanted this one to be good because its yellow
  • Zandrock
    Thanks for sharing
  • Gracie
    Nice review! No whinney toys for me. Thanks for the review!
  • GONE!
    Awesome review!
  • MK434
    Nice review!
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