Jimmyjane Form 2

I was chatting to Sam from Simply Pleasure the other day about my review of the Jimmyjane Hello Touch, and she enquired whether or not there was anything else from the Jimmyjane range that I fancied taking a look at. On the whole Jimmyjane products do seem rather geared towards women, but as I’ve expressed before I am a man who enjoys vibrators, so the unusual design of the Form 2 immediately caught my eye. If one vibrating motor can feel amazing when pin-pointed on the most sensitive parts of the penis, then imagine what it would be like with two. Now that I have one it’s time to put that theory to the test!

I’m going to start this review with a brief disclaimer of sorts: this is in fact my second Jimmyjane Form 2 in so many days, as the first one I received wasn’t particularly enthusiastic about working. It’s not the only time I’ve had a toy that showed up DOA (if you remember my Cobra Libre episode last year), but I will say one thing, if ever you have a problem with anything you purchase from Simply Pleasure, then there are some lovely people there who will really go out of their way to make sure you get a replacement ASAP. Jimmyjane themselves also offer a 3-year limited warranty on their products, so if something goes awry you’re safe in the knowledge that you’re covered.

The Form 2 is a multi-award-winning product from Jimmyjane’s luxury collection of rechargeable vibrators, so already it has a fair amount to live up to. There are four products in total in the Form collection, numbered 2, 3, 4, & 6, and no, I don’t know what happened to 1 & 5 either. I’m resisting the urge to make a portmanteau of “Form” and “Fibonnaci” in an attempt to create a witty descriptive for this unusual numerical sequence, but if there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s not to question how sex toy designers name their products; in that regard I’m like Captain Janeway and temporal paradoxes, and not doing so definitely helps to avoid some headaches.

The design of the Form 2 is that of a small pocket-sized vibrator which fits conveniently into the palm of your hand. It’s intended to be used solely for external stimulation, and the shape is somewhat reminiscent of the “ears” on a traditional rabbit vibrator, so you can see where they were going with the concept. It does almost look as though it could be the head of a bunny from a claymation film, though one friend I showed it to was convinced that it reminded him of a tooth. It has a nice rounded body which is easy to hold, and which is where the buttons to operate it are located, then from the top two finger-sized protrusions emerge, each of which contains a separate vibrating motor.
The Form 2 is available in two colour options: a very bright shade of pink and a more subdued slate-grey. Neither of these are what I would ordinarily describe as my favourite choices, but the slate is actually really nice when you see it in person. It’s neither a lifeless grey, nor a severe black, but rather the hue of an attractive pebble you might pick up on a beach, so it works. 
The exterior of the vibrator is coated with a nice layer of velvety silicone, and the whole thing appears to be built to a high quality. There is the notable presence of a mould line running all around the toy, which isn’t actually that uncommon in my experience, but what is unusual is just how pronounced the line is. There’s a definite raised seam travelling along the sides of the toy and right up to the tip of each finger, and it feels quite firm to the touch. Usually when companies find it unavoidable to have a mould line on their vibrators’ silicone coating they go to great lengths to minimise it and make it as subtle as possible, but I see no evidence of that here. It’s a slightly strange thing to behold, especially on a high-end product from a luxury toy manufacturer. One of the big advantages of the silicone coating is that it completely seals up the toy into one enclosed unit, meaning it’s waterproof as the electronics are all locked away inside. The other benefits are to do with the material itself because silicone is odourless, non-porous, and completely body-safe, so you can feel confident when you’re using it.
The Form 2 has a selection of five power levels and four different vibration modes to choose from, and these are controlled by three buttons located on the front of the toy. The (+) button turns the toy on and increases the power level incrementally, while the (-) button decreases the power and eventually turns the toy off again.  Pressing the (~) button while the toy is active will cycle through the different vibration modes. The toy has a couple of useful features to offer involving the buttons: one is that the Form 2 will always remember your chosen pattern, so when you turn the vibrator off and back on again it’ll be set to the last mode you were using. The second is that is has a travel lock which is activated by pressing (+) and (~) simultaneously for 3 seconds, so you can take the Form 2 away with you assured that it won’t accidentally turn on in your luggage.
The vibrations on the Form 2 are lovely and strong, especially on the higher power levels, and it’s quite impressive for a rechargeable toy. You’ll find that the vibrations really focus right at the tip of each finger, which is precisely where you want them to be at their strongest. The amplitude of the vibrations is in the medium to rumbly range, and in terms of both intensity and rumbliness the Form 2 is less powerful than the We-Vibe Salsa,  but while still having a commendable amount of strength to it.
The four patterns on offer are as follows: constant, random jitter, a slow increase and decrease in power, and a series of rapid pulses. Having only 4 patterns is a little less than some other vibrators offer, but they cover all the main bases and nothing especially stands out as being missing. Sometimes having too many patterns can be detrimental as they start to employ strange sequences, and it takes too long to cycle through them all to find the one you want, so I’m quite content with four 
The Form 2 is a wonderful toy to use on the penis, and the smooth silicone glides easily over the surface of the skin with very little drag, eliminating the necessity of lube. I’m pleased to say that the raised mould lines around the tips really weren’t noticeable to me during use, and that was something of a relief as the last thing you want is to feel scratching on the genitals. My original hypothesis was that the two fingers would work nicely when placed either side of the frenulum, and I’m glad to be able to report that I was correct. The frenulum is one of the most sensitive and nerve-rich areas of the penis, and typically when using a vibrator you would stimulate it directly, so indirectly stimulating all around it produces a wonderful alternative sensation. It’s especially nice to slide the tips up and down the length of the entire shaft, nestling them below the head when you reach the top. The two fingers have a gap of around 1cm between them at their widest point, but they’re both flexible allowing you to squeeze them together for more pinpointed stimulation, or even just to pinch the frenulum gently between them. What works really well about the design is that the two tips stay in place on the penis in whichever position you want them to be; this allows you to hold the Form 2 n position against the frenulum with one hand, and then use the other for a masturbating action on the shaft of penis. If you try this with a regular bullet then typically the tip will drift out of place and you’ll have to break your focus to reposition it.
The dual motors in the tips work very harmoniously together for the most part and compliment each other. The only real exception to this is with the jittery pattern, which doesn’t always seem to function at the highest power setting unless you squeeze the fingers together slightly. In a technical sense this may be considered a fault, or a flaw in the design, but it’s so minor that it doesn’t especially bother me. In general my preference is to use the constant setting whilst moving the vibrator about, and this stimulates both the surface of the skin and has the vibrations penetrate deep into the shaft. It can also be pleasurable to hold the side of the vibrator flat against the shaft of the penis and set it to one of the pulsating patterns. However you choose to use it you can be assured that it can produce an orgasm swiftly if that is the desired effect, but by reducing the power and dancing around the periphery of the most sensitive areas you can really prolong a sense of teasing and titillation.
The Form 2 may not be as powerful as the We-Vibe Salsa but it does make up for it through its design. Having the two motors really gives it some versatility and makes it especially enjoyable to use, all the more so if you’re looking for variety. In terms of the level of sound it makes I can happily say that it’s quite a quiet toy, and it out does the Salsa in this respect. At the lesser power levels it produces only a low hum, which turns into a soft buzzing when it’s turned right up to the max. The Form 2 is slightly louder when on a pattern than it is on constant vibration, and the pitch of the vibrations also changes when you begin to squeeze the tips together, though this pitch change doesn’t have a huge impact on the volume. Overall I can safely say that no one in another room is going to be any the wiser when you’re using this Form 2.
The Form 2 is a rechargeable toy and this is accomplished by the use of a handy charging cradle which fits any product in the Form range. The base of the cradle has two magnetic contacts which match up with with a metal ring on the underside of the toy, and you simply pop it into place to charge. A light comes on on the toy to let you know that it’s being charged, and you can leave it there for as long as you like as overcharging isn’t possible. There is some slight confusion over the recommended length of the initial charge, with the manual suggesting 8 hours and the Jimmyjane website only 2, but I’d err on the side of longer just to be careful, so you don’t want to be too impatient when you first get it. 
The charging cradle of course must be plugged into the mains, and it comes with another one of these universal power adaptors which I first encountered with the Silver Swan vibrator the other week, and again with the Palm Power. As far as the geek in me is concerned they’re quickly becoming one of my favourite things. The charger comes in two separate parts: there’s a transformer connected to the power lead which plugs into the cradle, and then there’s a selection of different prongs which clip onto the transformer, depending on where in the world you want you use it. There are four different attachments in total, one for the UK, EU countries, Australia/New Zealand, and North America/Japan. The prongs clip on slightly less firmly than on the previous universal adaptors I’ve experienced, but it’s enough to form a secure unit, and it’s a simple button push to pop them back off again and switch them. For added peace of mind the button is located in a position where it can’t be touched while the charger is plugged into a socket, so there’s no chance of accidentally separating it while live current is flowing. The design is convenient in two ways, firstly because you can buy a Form product anywhere and know that it’ll work when you get home without the need for adaptors, and secondly because you can customise the charger when you’re planning to travel abroad on holiday.
The Form 2 comes in some rather nice packaging; it’s simple, tasteful, everything you want really. The Form 2 itself and the base of the charging dock come held securely in a white plastic insert within the box, while the universal adaptor is bundled up within a smaller box inside the box. One thing I will say is that the Form 2 doesn’t come with a storage pouch, which is odd for a high-end toy. Nearly every other manufacturer will throw in a simple cloth pouch along with their vibrator once you reach a certain price point. There is the option to buy a separate pouch from Jimmyjane on their website for $5, but I can’t help but think “really, you’re charging this much for a product, and you want to squeeze an extra $5 from consumers?” Most people I know like pouches for their toys, most people I know also like to feel that they’re getting something for free. It really would have been worthwhile for Jimmyjane to bundle the pouch with it and absorb the associated cost, or even inflate the base cost ever so slightly to account for it. I certainly won’t be using the main box for long term storage, so some form of pouch would have been handy, but I’ll probably just pop it in with my We-Vibe Salsa to keep the dust away from the finish.
Overall I can happily say that I’d recommend the Jimmyjane Form 2 to anyone out there. If you enjoy using vibrators on your penis, or you have a partner who does, then it’s definitely one to try out. It’s a lovely looking toy, really well made, with powerful vibrations, and the unique inclusion of two separate motors to add a whole new dimension to what you’re doing. I’m really glad that it’s a new addition to my toy drawer and I can definitely see it getting a lot of use. It also proves that while the Hello Touch might not have been a stroke of genius, Jimmyjane’s innovation can lead to good places.
You can buy a Jimmyjane Form 2 from Simply Pleasure

Jimmyjane Hello Touch

Sam from Simply Pleasure got in touch the other week and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing the new Jimmyjane Hello touch for them. It’s a type of toy that I’ve never tried before, and I’m always keen on indulging in new experiences, so I readily accepted. It also happens to be my first item from this particular manufacturer. 

The Hello Touch is a rather unique product on the market today; it’s a vibrator designed to be worn on the fingertips, so you can touch yourself in a more natural way while still getting that vibrating sensation that you’d want from a sex toy.
The unit consists of a plastic powerpack, about the size of a disposable cigarette lighter, connected to two vibrating pods by a thin 8″ cable. The whole unit is permanently sealed, so the pods can’t be removed from the battery pack, and I actually see this as a bit of a missed opportunity. As it only comes with two pods it might have been an idea to sell another two as an optional accessory which could be plugged in alongside the existing ones. Each pod contains a small silver vibrating motor, about the size and shape of a watch battery, and is sealed within a clear plastic housing. The pod in turn fits inside a silicone holster designed to be worn over the fingers. The powerpack has just two buttons on it, one for ‘on’ and one for ‘off’, neither of which is labelled, so it’s up to you to remember the positions.This comes with a small grey cuff, designed to be worn on the wrist, and the powerpack fits into a pocket on the top.
The vibrators themselves aren’t that strong, and are quite buzzy. In terms of intensity I’d put them at a low medium, and they have that high frequency feel to them. They’re the sort of vibrators which are good for shallow surface stimulation, but not for deeper penetration. I’m almost certain that one of them is stronger than the other, though I don’t think that this was ever intentional. There are no real options with the vibrators, just one strength and no patterns, so you have to be hopeful that they’re set to a speed which suits you.
The Hello Touch is powered by two AAAA batteries, and no that wasn’t a typo. Thankfully they do come included with the product as they’re not the most easy to find items, and unless you’re in the habit of taking 9V batteries apart you’re unlikely to have ever encountered them. The manual states that you can get 6 hours of use out of the batteries, which seems reasonable, but I’m not sure how wise it is to power your toy with such an uncommon battery. The logic is clearly centred around keeping the device small, but I can’t see that going up to a standard AAA would have been that much detriment to the device.
When it comes to using the toy for the first time your fingers will slip quite easily into the silicone holsters as the material does stretch out nicely. The only thing is that this is quite deceptive, because while it does stretch easily once you let go and the material contracts it feels rather snug around the fingertips. Quite rapidly you can start to feel the circulation being cut off by the tightness, and the tips of your fingers begin to turn a shade of crimson. The Straps manage to position themselves across the nail bed as well, which isn’t the most comfortable position to experience a feeling of constant pressure, so before you’ve even begun to use the toy you do start to wonder “how long am I going to have to leave this on for?” Steadily the fingertips do begin to throb a little, and I’m sure that the following sensation would be pins and needles, though the presence of which is quite hard to distinguish once the device is turned on. 
The fabric cuff fits quite well I found; it was a small struggle to pull it over my hand but it felt snug around my wrist. I should point out at this point that I am a slender man with mere 6″ wrists, so I do question how well this snug one-size-fits-all cuff would fit larger people. The powerpack slips into the pocket which holds it firmly in place, and conveniently the material has marked on it the locations of the buttons, so you know exactly where to push. What is strange, however, is that the fabric shows three buttons, while the Hello Touch only actually has two, so you’re left with this interesting traffic light design where the middle marking serves no purpose. The cuff doesn’t look bad while it’s on, if aesthetics were a concern for you in this situation; it just looks like a sweatband with a strange lumpy box on the top. I can see that they were trying to keep it small, but they could have made a bit more of the shape, and there’s plenty of room for it to be wider. A quick look into modern watch design would have been beneficial for the person behind this I feel. I’ll admit that when I first put it on I did have visions of looking like Seven of Nine from Star Trek Voyager, in the way in which she had Borg technology all over one hand, but instead I look more like I was assimilated by an Apple knock-off.
Actually turning the device on and off is awkward because of the way in which the buttons were made. They’re stiff, ever so stiff, and require an awful lot of force to depress. You can’t simply tap a button on your forearm and have it respond, instead you need to rest your wrist atop a surface, then come down on the buttons with the full force of your other arm for them to react. I’d consider this a design flaw, because heaven forbid you need to turn the thing off in a hurry. It’s actually easier to operate the controls when the device isn’t within the cuff, which rather defeats the point of it.
For the most part the Hello Touch is quite quiet; I can turn it on now and hear only a faint buzzing above the whirring noise of my laptop fan. The problem is that it’s not consistently quiet; sometimes you’ll move your hand in a certain way and suddenly it starts making an almighty racket. For such a small toy it’s surprising how much noise it can kick out, and once it starts it can be difficult to make it stop. It can really throw you out of the moment when the noise starts; it’s a gentle vibe so you want to couple it with thoughts of relaxation, but when it sounds like a miniature road crew is digging up your fingertips with tiny jackhammers it ends up being quite disruptive.
The Hello Touch can be used anywhere on the body, and the key really is not to think too much about what you’re doing. Just keep in mind all the places you typically touch on a partner’s body, or where you like to be touched yourself, and then just proceed as if the toy wasn’t even there. For most areas it’s best to wear the pods on the index and middle finger, and then you can let your hand start to wander, stroking across the arms, chest, nipples, the inner thighs, and wherever else takes your fancy. It’s best to use a light touch I found, because then the vibrations can be felt more across the surface of the skin, whereas with a firmer pressure they become absorbed into the body and are less noticeable. The downside of the silicone cases if that they do grip and drag a bit across the skin, rather than sliding easily, so it’s not a seamless action.
The main focus of the Hello Touch is obviously going to be the genitals, and it does feel quite nice just to slide the vibrating fingertips all around the pubic region, across the scrotum, along the perineum, and around the anus. For penile simulation it’s best to switch the pods to being located on the thumb and forefinger, then starting at the base of the shaft you can lightly grip the penis and run your fingers slowly up towards the head. This delivers quite pleasurable sensations, and gently repeating this action up and down can be a nice way to gently tease yourself or someone else. The most effective area to stimulate in this way is the highly-sensitive frenulum, and to make things a little easier it’s worth applying a little lube to the area to reduce the drag. Another good idea is to place one finger on the frenulum, then the thumb on the other side of the penis, and squeeze the head between the two. The combination of the pressure on head and the vibrations coming from both directions delivers quite a satisfying experience. I’m not certain that I could ever climax from this alone, as while it is a pleasurable sensation, it’s not a strong sensation, but I’m not certain that I’d ever really want to use it to that end either, as I don’t really see that as the purpose of this toy.
There are of course other uses for the Hello Touch, both the manual and the Jimmyjane website suggest that it can be used anally, with fingers inserted whilst wearing the device, but I don’t feel that that’s something I completely agree with. I decided not to put it to the test for a few reasons, 1.) I know that buzzy vibrations do absolutely nothing for me anally, without exception, 2.) as a matter of hygiene; when you think of all the other places your fingers can go whilst wearing these, is it really worth the time spent trying to scrub them clean again after they’ve been inserted there? 3.) as a precaution; the silicone holster portion can be removed from the vibrating pods, albeit with some force. While personally I believe this is highly unlikely to ever happen, the silicone portion could feasibly come off whilst inside you, and then you’d be left fishing around trying to retrieve it from within your body. I can understand why some people might want to try this, that “come hither” motion with the fingers is highly regarded as a prostate-milking technique, so the curious may think that doing it with vibrating fingers would be a good idea. My only suggestion is, douche thoroughly first to make sure everything is as clean as can be, and put on a rubber glove over the device before you insert any fingers, that way you can’t lose anything.
One alternative use I do quite like involves taking the two pods (sans silicone jackets), placing them on either side of the head of the penis, then sliding up the foreskin to hold them in place. That way you get a nice constant vibration on the penis, and your hands are left free to do other things with.
I get the impression that it’s designed to be more of a couples toy, and that’s certainly how I’d use it. Outside of testing the product I can’t really see myself spending a lot of time sitting around touching myself with it whilst trying to masturbate, but at the same time I would use it with a partner. I primarily see it as a tool for foreplay, something for teasing another person with as you slowly explore the nooks and crannies of their body with a gentle vibrating caress.
When you are done with the Hello Touch for the day it’s quite easy to clean as the vibrating pods are waterproof, so you can give them a good wash, you just want to be certain not to submerge the battery pack as this would surely damage it. The Hello Touch even comes with its own rather unusual cloth pouch for storage, which actually works fairly well once you figure out what you’re doing with it.
The hardest part of this review has to be the summary, because would I recommend the Hello Touch? I think that probably a lot of what it’s going to come down to is the price. It currently retails for around £40 / $65, and when you think about what else is available on the market for a similar price it’s just not worth it. If it was £25 then yes, I’d probably tell you do go for it; it’s a fun bit of kit and that sort of price would take into account the flaws I highlighted, as well as the slightly cheap-looking insides which greet you when you change the batteries. For £40 you can simply get more bang for your buck, that’s the same price as the We-Vibe Salsa, a rumbly rechargeable toy, with multiple powerful settings, almost guaranteed to satisfy you. Would I recommend this toy for personal use? No, it just won’t hold your interest. Would I recommend it for use with a partner? Yes, it certainly has its role here, but you have to think of it strictly as a foreplay tool. If you know exactly what you’re going to be using it for, and you don’t mind paying over the odds, then go for it as it does bring something new to the table. 
One thing I will say for the Hello Touch is that it does have potential, it just should have spent longer in R&D. Give me version 2.0, with a watch strap, easy to use buttons, the sort of tiny rechargeable battery that Lelo fit in their Tor cock rings, and vibrators which are quieter and more powerful, and maybe then we’ll be talking.

If you’d like to try the Jimmyjane Hello Touch you can buy it from Simply Pleasure.