Iroha-Tenga: Iroha Mini (Sora-Mikan) Vibrator Review

~I received this product from Iroha – Tenga for free in exchange for an honest review, this in no shape or form has an affect on my opinions on the product.~

First Impressions:

I just have to applaud Iroha – Tenga for their packaging for the Iroha Mini. It’s simplistic but classy at the same time. It’s nothing luxurious looking as such, but I felt like I was about to get something special from inside the tiny box.

 There’s a tiny cut out tear drop shape in the front, to display the Iroha Mini, which I think is a really nice touch and just reminds you of what you’ve purchased. The back of the box just lists what’s inside the box (your Iroha Mini, user manual and what materials the vibrator is made out of. Elastomer and ABS plastic in case you were wondering). This vibrator takes one AAA battery, and it comes with one tester battery already inside so if you don’t have any spare laying around, Iroha – Tenga has got you covered!

As I just said a few sentences ago, the Iroha Mini really is adorable. I had the option of three colours. Fuji – Lemon, which is a nice purple and lemon combination. Ume – Anzu, which is two shades of salmon pink. And Sora – Mikan, which is the orange and blue combination that I chose. I wanted orange and blue because it’s not often either of those colours are available in a sex toy, let alone both at the same time, so I was sold! The shape of this vibrator is not something I’ve ever seen before either. It’s in the form of a tear drop shape, or almost like an egg.

I was honestly shocked by how small it is too. I know it’s listed as ‘palm sized pleasure’, but sometimes companies say that about a toy and it’s anything but that. The Iroha Mini definitely lives up to its name. My large manly hands seem to dwarf it and possibly make it look even smaller than it really is. To be honest, when I first opened it out of the packaging, I was just rolling it around in my hands and on my bed because it’s just so cute and it does seem to roll like an actual egg, so I found this pretty amusing to watch.

I didn’t expect the colours to look so vibrant, I thought that maybe they were enhanced for photos on the website, but they’re not at all. The orange colour is really bright, like sunshine and even though the blue is a sky blue, it’s still very pleasing on the eyes with its subtly. Screw it. You might as well just name this vibrator, Sunshine and Blue Skies, because that’s exactly what it looks like. The Iroha Mini’s materials feel really soft, but honestly, they don’t feel much different so I’m not entirely sure as to why there’s two different materials for either side of the vibrator. This vibrator is also waterproof (up to 50cm), which is actually really surprising considering that the Iroha Mini is battery operated and it’s under £20.

My Experience with the Iroha Mini:

Before I got started with using the Iroha Mini, I had to twist the top half of the vibrator off to check if the battery was actually in there, and it was. It’s incredibly easy to twist it off and then lock it back in place, and twist again to put it back together. To switch on, you just hold the button down at the side of the top half of the vibrator, and then hold it down again to turn off.

Once I turned the Iroha Mini on, it was surprisingly quite loud. Much louder than I expected to be from the small size but then again, it is battery operated.. But aside from the noise, it did seem pretty powerful, at least when the tip wasn’t touching any skin. So, I laid back and let the tip do its business on my clitoris. But that was when I realised how weak it really is. It’s deceiving at first because the Iroha Mini seems to make you think it’s going to be something fabulous from the vibration level, but that’s really not the case here. I will admit, I am a woman that needs a lot of power from a vibrator to be able to achieve an orgasm, but I really do feel like the Iroha Mini could only really elicit an orgasm from people who are extremely sensitive, and unfortunately, that’s just not me.

I will give it this. The Iroha Mini does feel really nice when the tip is nestled on the inside of my clitoral hood and it stimulates the nerves pretty nicely, but that’s about it. It’s nowhere near powerful enough to make me orgasm. I can’t even get close and even after I’ve played around for a little while with a powerful clit vibe and I’m close to orgasm, the Iroha Mini still doesn’t push me over the edge, which really sucks.

I think I’d only use this vibrator if I had the time and effort one day, to just start off with the Iroha Mini to tease myself and get myself a little bit aroused, and then switch to my favourite clit vibe to finish off with. But it’s so rare that I feel in the mood to do that, I don’t have much patience these days to bother with that method of masturbating. So, into the bottom of the toy box it will go, becoming lonely and sad as it collects dust.

Something else to mention is that it only has one vibration speed. Yes, one. I thought it was a joke at first. I mean I know it’s under £20 and it just needs one battery, but c’mon! Just one speed is a bit ridiculous, two at the most would have been better and it’s not exactly a lot to ask for. Or maybe it is, I don’t know.

Verdict:

As adorable and beautiful the Iroha Mini is, I think it sucks as a vibrator. I think my standards are set too high but really, it could have had another vibration speed and I might have been a little happier if it had. I’d say the Iroha Mini is only suited to people who are extremely sensitive. But if you’re on a budget and you want a vibrator that is cute, pretty and you want something to maybe tease yourself or your partner with, then by all means, go for the Iroha Mini. Otherwise, I’d advise you to stay away.

Where to Buy?

There are a number of places available to purchase the Iroha Mini. There is a list on the official Iroha – Tenga website here.

  • Im obliged for the blog article. Great.