What’s that cute little thing right there, you might say to yourself? The answer… is the iroha mini in lemon fuji, and it’s a strong complement to my toy box that’s welcomed. After listening to so many rave reviews, I was sent this toy from Tenga. As you can see, most personal vibrators don’t have the normal shape or size, so honestly I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew I couldn’t wait to try it.
The mini iroha is approximately 3 inches long and 2.5 inches wide. It’s waterproof and vibrates, of course… evidently. The vibration is buzzy but very silent, I was unable to hear it when I appreciated it when my fan walked into my space. It is powered by 1 AAA battery, as you can see in the picture to the right, and comes with a tester to make sure the toy works. The instructions specifically state that this battery should only be used as a tester. I followed that warning as it seemed to be a battery of reduced quality and safer than sorry if you want to last your toy. Compared to others, the “on / off” button for this toy is somewhat uncomfortable. They might have placed this button on the bottom as readily as they are about the same length but that’s just my view. During use, I haven’t found any issues with it, but it’s flat on one side of the pointed end, and it can be difficult to find it in a hurry. The seam is also very noticeable where the two parts meet. This is also a component you need to make sure you have a very good cleaning.
I’m in the center somewhere as far as my final verdict goes. This product is really quiet and very discreet, but my favorite is not the placement of the button and the type of vibration. It’s very powerful and waterproof, which are keys in a toy, but with the uncertainty that I have about elastomer as a material, I wouldn’t suggest this to someone who shares toys, or who doesn’t always follow proper care and cleaning. However, if you take price into account, it is very well priced and worth it if you are looking for clittoral stimulation.
Overall, I’d offer it a 3 out of 5 because I’m somewhat in the center of my emotions about the item, but I’d still suggest trying, particularly if you’re searching for something discreet.
The iroha mini comes in discreet packaging that is not descriptive. The shipping label lists only “fulfillment center” and an address as to where it originated. I imagine how quickly it gets to you, depending on where you live, but I got mine in about 2 complete company days. This is exponentially quicker than most other businesses from which I have ordered, and it’s something to consider depending on how willing you are to get an item. The real product’s packaging is also very lovely. As you can see on the left, seeing your item has a peek window, as well as a short description of its characteristics.
The iroha mini is produced of plastic ABS and Elastomer and comes in 3 combinations of colors. On Elastomer, I couldn’t discover a definitive response and if it’s porous or not, but what I’ve found is that it’s a softer material, sometimes used in conjunction with other plastics. This product is smooth and firm to the touch, with no odor so pending the company’s verification, I’d feel comfortable to say it’s most probably either non-porous or mildly porous, but make sure to wash after any use regardless.
I discovered pro’s and con’s when I used this item. I like the size and shape of it. I like having a toy that’s easy to carry and doesn’t look like something private automatically. I used it both solo, and I liked it better with a partner with my partner and myself. The way you shape it, when you are having sex on your back, you can fit it beautifully between your labia and your clittoris. Only a few times when things got more vigorous, I had to keep it in place, but overall it did its job. I found it a bit harder to reach climax during solo play than with other toys just because the “buzzy” factor made things go numb after some time. This toy can’t be used for anything but personal massage, so it’s not very versatile, but it’s designed for just one area. Personally, I don’t mind toys running on batteries, but as long as one battery lasts, it can be a pain. The box says 5 hours, but depending on the battery quality used, this can vary. As far as cost goes, they’re mentioned in yen on the website (it’s a Japanese business) so after turning yen to US dollars it’s about 16 dollars, but it’s sold in different other retail locations so just maintain that cost in mind when shopping around.