Ina - vibrator by LELO - review by Raven Quince

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Hop to it INA!

Despite the silicone coming loose, LELO’s reputation for quality, warranty, materials and the fact that it’s rechargeable are all great reasons to get one. Ultimately, though, it’s the performance of the motors and some amazing stimulation modes that gave me brain-melting orgasms. If you don’t need thrusting to achieve an orgasm, then this latest LELO creation might just become your new BFF. Photos and more details on my blog: http://ravenquince.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/review-hop-to-it-ina/
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Pros:
Two motors that are strong, deep and work together well. The vibration patterns are outstanding.
Cons:
Not long or for thrusting. Buttons are too easy to change. Silicone separated from the handle.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

INA will thrill you with its dual motors, one in the shaft to tickle your g-spot and one in a little nub to stimulate your clit. The motors are quiet, the power ranges from barely there to strong, and the 8 pattern modes gives you lots of variety. If you are looking for a rabbit-style vibrator but don't want a garish animal's likeness to get you off, then the beautifully designed, rechargeable LELO INA could have you hopping with excitement.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Any couple
    • Baby boomers
    • Busy women
    • Everyone
    • Couple foreplay/after climax play
    • Fast session/quickie
    • Long / extended session
    • Relaxation/alone time
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Dorm room/campus living
    • Home
    • Play party/event

Material / Texture

Smooooooooooooooth. And silky. Silicone is very nice to the touch. But the shaft is completely unyielding. If you are looking for a bendy toy, then this is not it. INA's clit nub is bendy in the arm, but the material itself is still not malleable when pushed against you. The interior of the toy and the handle are made of body-safe PC-ABS (polycarbonate ABS ) and PP (polypropylene) a.k.a. plastic.

Design / Shape / Size

INA is not made for thrusting and does not have much length. I managed some shallow rocking and twisting motion, but could never build up speed or depth without uncomfortably jamming the top appendage into my clit. But it has a nice girth that gives me a full feeling with an upward curve to tickle my g-spot. If you’re looking for length, or if your g-spot is higher than average, the INA may fall short. It has the same insertable length as the GIGI – 3 ½” – though its circumference is ½” thicker.

The clitoral stimulator measures 7/8” in diameter and 2” long. It is flexible from its base allowing it to lift up and away to rest against your clit while the main shaft is inserted. But, that doesn’t mean it works for all anatomies and it may miss its mark for some women. If you think the clit nub might be a problem for you, consider LELO's Mona which does away with that appendage.

Functions / Performance / Controls

INA takes a little fiddling with to get inserted. I need to lift up the clit part to get the shaft in. On my first solo mission, I wasn’t actually watching what I was doing and made the mistake of not manually lifting the clit nub. I just about got both parts inserted before realizing that the toy shouldn’t feel THAT big.

There are two strong motors in INA – one in the shaft, one in the clit nub – that provide, deep rumbling vibrations when inserted. INA is quite quiet when pushed up against or into you. However, just held aloft, the clit vibrator is quite rattle-y and loud. The strength ranges from barely there to strong (and thankfully the annoying motor whine that is present in GIGI on the low settings is not present in INA.)

The buttons have changed from the circle layout of other LELO models: there are up/down arrows to change modes and +/- buttons to control strength. For me, though, it is still too easy to accidentally change modes or strength while in use. There is almost nothing worse than getting your groove on and having a slip of a finger change your experience abruptly.

The shaft vibrations have the ability to climb in what feels like frequency, yet at a constant strength level. Remember your musical scales? Do – Re – Mi – Fa – So – La – Ti – Do? Do you hear the notes in your head? You don’t need to sing louder as you go, but the tone changes in frequency. The vibrations in the shaft can feel like they’re climbing scales without getting stronger or weaker.

There are 8 different pattern modes:

1. steady shaft & clit nub
2. steady shaft
3. steady clit nub
4. single quick 1-second pulse alternating between the two motors
5. synchronized 1-second single pulse in both motors at same time
6. 2 second rolling pattern: shaft pulses 5 times in quick succession, like climbing a musical scale: do-re-mi-fa-so; then finishes with a 1 second sustained low buzz in the clit nub
7. 2 second rolling pattern: long low buzz on clit nub switching to a the shaft in a rolling pattern
8. random pulses of varying frequencies from both motors; it’s like modern jazz in your hooch

Numbers 6 and 7 were definitely my favorites.

Care and Maintenance

Like all LELO toys, INA is rechargeable. Simply lift the silicone tab on the bottom of the handle and connect the charger into a power outlet. Two hours of charging will give you four hours of use. The lights under the buttons pulse when charging and go steady when fully charged.

Clean INA with an antibacterial soap or 10% bleach solution, being careful to not get water in the buttons and charging port as they are not watertight. Just wipe the handle down using a damp cloth. If you do manage to get water in the charging port, let the toy to dry fully before turning it on.

Only use water-based lubes as silicone lubes react badly with silicone toys, making them tacky to the touch.

LELO offers a 1-year warranty on workmanship or materials. Their 10-year quality guarantee gives you a 50% discount on your next purchase from their web shop, after the first year warranty expires.

Packaging

LELO is known for luxurious packaging. New to the INA is a black and white lined satin drawstring bag that I DO use. LELO’s signature black gift box is made of thick cardboard and comes encased in a thinner white display box that features a photo of the toy in the color that it contains. One of the reasons that people kept the black box was the recessed form that cradled the toy, echoing its shape. With INA, this inner form is gone, replaced with a clear plastic clam shell surrounded by black card.

Personal comments

Caution: While cleaning INA and pulling on the flexible clit part, I moved the arm sideways and the orange silicone buckled and pulled away from the plastic handle. I don’t know if the seal became loose at the time of cleaning, during use from the part bending against me, or if it’s supposed to be a loose fit to accommodate the flexibility of the material.

I was able to easily pop the edge of the silicone back into place, but I found that the entire silicone covering had shifted a little, leaving a not-quite-gapless joint. I gently slid my hand down the shaft and just that was enough to pull the length of silicone more securely into the handle.

I’ve forwarded the description of the issue to LELO for them to determine if this is a faulty unit, a design flaw, or if it’s supposed to be that yielding. My email is being sent to their engineers for feedback. I’ll post a follow-up when I get an answer.

Experience

The O Factor: Yes! Yes! Yes! Do it again! Mmmmmm! Wow. Thank you, baby.

INA has given me insta-orgasms. On my first try, despite not knowing how to work the controller and accidentally attempting to insert both parts of it into me, I fumbled my way to a gushing orgasm in just a few quick minutes. The second trial included my husband's cock and a butt plug – I came strongly and in no time flat. INA is my new best friend.
Follow-up commentary
After following up with LELO and sending them pictures of what had happened to the silicone, they quickly, and without question, replaced my unit. There is absolutely no movement of the silicone from the plastic handle on the replacement. So, I'm satisfied that it was just a one-off quality problem and I'm very happy with the service that LELO gave me in having it replaced.

As for the performance, I'm still very satisfied with it. Lately, I haven't been using toys much, and the time away from them has made me more sensitive. This means that when I tested INA again for this follow up, it pushed me over the edge in under a minute. Um...that's fast. So, extra marks for giving me insta-orgasms. If you're someone who wants to make a long afternoon of a session with your favorite toy, then, even at its mildest setting, Ina might be too intense for you.
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Comments
  • jeangel246
    jeangel246  
    Great review
  • (k)InkyIvy
    (k)InkyIvy  
    Thanks for the review!
  • wrmbreze
    wrmbreze  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • Kissy
    Kissy  
    Love the look of this one! Thanks!
  • SilverMinxxx
    SilverMinxxx  
    Very nice review!
  • spiced
    spiced  
    Thanks for a great review. Your experience with LELO customer service confirms everything I've heard elsewhere. Great company, and this sounds like a killer vibrator.
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