I love toys that have a unique, interesting appearance to them and the G Vibe Mini by Fun Toys definitely fits into that category. I have never seen a vibrator split like this (other than the original G Vibe and the G Vibe 2 that I reviewed previously) so I was once again intrigued to see how it would work and how comfortable it would be to use. The brand said that the Mini was inspired by the requests they received from women who wanted to try the original product, but were put off or scared by the size. As a result the size was decreased, but the Mini claims to have kept all of the functionalities and features of the original. So, did it impress me? Or was I left feeling underwhelmed and wanting to go back to the G Vibe 2? Read on to find out!
My package came directly from Fun Toys and was discreet as promised. Inside the box, I found the three items that I had been sent. I absolutely adore the packaging that this company uses – it has remained the same as those pictured in my previous reviews. The G Vibe Mini comes in a sturdy cylindrical tube with product photos on the front, an artistic drawing on the back and key features on the side. It’s classy and luxurious, as well as being a handy way to store the product after use. The cylinder held the advertised product, charging cable, user manual and a branded storage pouch (Yay, bonus points!).
The G Vibe Mini is made from medical-grade, premium silicone. It is non-toxic, non-porous, odourless and hypoallergenic. I’m sure you’ll all be happy to know it’s free from latex and phthalates too, making it completely body-safe. I love the look and feel of the silicone, as it feels high-quality. It’s seam-free, smooth to the touch and has a velvety finish. It’s more luxurious than I expected it to be, but after a few positive experiences with this brand, I should probably raise the bar and expect consistently great materials. It has minimal drag to it, but I would still recommend using a splashing of water-based lubricant to remove any friction and aid insertion. Attracting lint, dust and cat hair like crazy I recommend giving the product a thorough rinse before each use. It is fully waterproof which makes clean-up easy and underwater fun possible.
Before I could explore the different ways that I could use the Mini, I had to give it a full charge. It took roughly two hours which gives around four hours of use. This is obviously going to be less if you’re regularly using the vibrator on the highest intensity, but it still has a brilliant charge to play time ratio regardless.
It charges via USB, so all that’s necessary is plugging in the USB into your chosen charging port and attaching the fancy magnetic clip to the points located on the base of the toy. The control buttons flash/light up whilst charging and go steady once the charge is complete. It does seem to disconnect quite easily so make sure to charge your G Vibe Mini on a flat surface to avoid this.
It operates via an easy to understand three-button interface consisting of a plus, minus and a central button featuring some wavy lines. The + button begins the vibrations and increases intensity and the – turns off the vibrations and decreases intensity. The central button operates the patterns with a single touch and you can cycle through them by tapping again. Once you have reached the end of your six options, the cycle starts again making your favourites quick and easy to get back to if you accidentally go past them. The intensity can be increased on all of the settings, whether it’s a constant speed or a pattern, which is something I love to find on vibrators.
These vibrations emit from two motors located in the Mini’s tips. I really like the motor placement as it’s in the perfect spot to make the vibrations travel through the full length of the arms. I often find vibrations don’t travel to the tops of the tips in dual stimulators etc, but they do in this case, which is really satisfying. The one thing that I think needs improvement in these motors is the type of vibrations they produce. They seem to only give out the buzzy type and more often than not I need the rumbly type to get my kicks.
Having said that, I do believe it has a nice variety of intensities on offer. It has everything from light tremor tickles to a strong, fast buzzing. If you’re not a power queen like myself and don’t have an appetite for rumbly vibrations, you might find those on the Mini to be more than enough for you. As this doesn’t have the strength of a wand, it doesn’t have the noise of one either. The sound coming from the Mini is minimal. It would be ideal for someone who requires discretion and wants to maintain privacy because of their accommodation/living situation. All you’d need to do to cover the sound is close the door.
According to my own measurements, the G Vibe Mini is just over 4 inches in overall length but the insertable length is only about 2.5 inches. It really is quite petite and I think it would be perfect for people who don’t like a lot of usable length. I personally do not mind usable length, which is why I think the G Vibe 2 seems to work better for me as a vaginal stimulator. I could find and stimulate my G and A spot with the 2 as it had more length to work with, but I can’t do either with the Mini.
It does have some other purposes that it really works well for though, so I’ll go through a couple of favourites now. The first is penis stimulation. How do I do this? Well, I place an arm either side of his penis and set the vibrations on high. I usually do this alongside manual stimulation, oral sex or use of the Sqweel XT around his glans. The combination of two types of stimulation is something my partner has always enjoyed, but he seems to particularly enjoy how the Mini feels on his shaft. He liked the G Vibe 2 to be used in this way too, but after a few comparative uses, he’s concluded that the Mini is the better G Vibe for the job. He thinks the larger of the two can get in the way sometimes during the other stimulation that’s taking place and the weight pulling on his penis isn’t too enjoyable for him.
My other favourite method is using one arm on the clitoris and the other at the vaginal opening. In a way this is similar to a rabbit vibrator in that the places the arms sit are the same, but it feels extremely different. The G Vibe Mini’s petite shaft means there’s no room for rotation, twisting or thrusting, it simply rests inside my entrance and provides some stimulation through the vibrations. It can do this hands-free. I don’t need to hold it in place for it to stay in position, nor do I need to move it around to feel anything from it.
I felt that the arms reach my clitoris affectively and sits resting over it, rather than just below/above or next to it as some rabbit vibrators do. I have a rather short distance between my opening and my clitoris, so the length of the arms are pretty much perfect for me. The other arm sits comfortably resting on the inside, where the vibrations do some magic on the opening and the surrounding areas such as the labia. If the vibrations had been rumbly, then I think I could have reached a fast orgasm with the Mini when using it in this way but as it is, it takes around 15 minutes on the top speeds with some erotic audio playing in the background.
Overall, I don’t think the G Vibe Mini has as much variety as the G Vibe 2 has, but I think it’s better at certain stimulations available with a split-end toy. I really liked to use it for the methods mentioned above, but there are certain things I can’t do with it than I can do with the G Vibe 2.
I think deciding between the two would be easy for most people as it ultimately comes down to how much length and girth you’d prefer. This doesn’t have either so I personally don’t find it fulfilling to use both tips simultaneously in my vagina, but someone who doesn’t want those things would probably find the G Vibe Mini to be satisfying. It provides a filled sensation without any stretching, which is something that has put a few people off using the 2. If you think you can handle the girth and length, then I’d recommend the G Vibe 2 as there’s simply more options for use, but I can’t discount the Mini for the things it can do. Both are surprisingly Fun Toys (I didn’t mean to do that) and I would be happy to offer up a recommendation for either based on my experiences.
I received the G Vibe Mini from Fun Toys in exchange for my honest review. Thank you! You can purchase the G Vibe Mini (£101.95) in Blue or Aqua from Simply Pleasure. Two affiliate links have been used in this post.