Cal Exotics isn’t exactly known for their high quality and luxury items. They’re known for being a large manufacturer of inexpensive items, which some are made of questionable materials. This makes a lot of people leery of testing their items. However, over the last few years, I’ve noticed that Cal Exotics is upping their game. For me, it started with the Scandal spreader bar and continued when I got to try some of the items from the Embrace line. The Silhouette line is a significant improvement. I’m seriously impressed.
The Silhouette line arrives in nice packaging. Way better than Cal Exotics sister brand JOPEN especially the Vanity line. The box doesn’t open like the usual book packaging. The side is magnetic and opens the back side of the packaging to introduce you to the vibrator you’ve purchased and the rest of the Silhouette line. You have to pull the front up in order to get to your vibrator. The vibrator is located behind a plastic cover which is over the the foam lining.
When I pulled the vibrator out, the first thing I noticed was that the “red” silicone was more hot pink than I would have liked. I thought that it might have been a mistake and I was accidentally sent the pink instead, but closer inspection of the box showed that I did indeed get a red one. After that, I just wanted to feel the vibrations, but was disappointed it needed to charge first.
Thankfully, the initial charge was over within quicker than I expected. The product page states that it takes about 2.5 hours to charge, but I could swear that every time I’ve charged mine it has been less time than that. This 2.5 hours of charge time is said to last about 2 hours on low and 1 hour on high. I’ve used mine, without charging in between, about 20 minutes on high 4 times before it dies on me and I need to recharge it.
The charger for the Silhouette line is the same as the majority of my JOPEN and Leaf toys, which is really nice. I have 100’s of chargers and having brands with universal chargers makes my life easier. I hate when each toy from a line has a different style charger. Anyhow, the charger is a slender port that slides into the very bottom of the handle. The other end is meant to be plugged into a USB slot, but I almost always use an adapter because I find that toys charge faster when they are plugged into the outlet.
The S19 is triple motored: one in the tip, shaft and arm. These are independently controlled with the two buttons located on the handle. After charging, you must unlock the travel lock function. Hold in both buttons at the same time until the top button lights up just like the bottom button. Instead of clicking each button, you need to hold each button, separately, until the LED light turns on as well as the vibrations. It is only then you can click to cycle through the 5 available functions. For the S19, the bottom button controls the arm and the top button controls the two motors in the shaft. In order to turn off the vibrations, you need to hold in the buttons until the toy shuts off. To activate the travel lock, hold in both buttons until both LED lights turn off. When you turn the vibrator off, it will not remember the setting you last used. There's more...