It's a Wii-Mote for my Hoo-Ha!LELO knows how to make tech sexy! The Lyla 2 offers style and sexy sophistication with its SenseMotion Technologies. While you may not look the most sophisticated shaking your remote to them, LELO has does the difficult task of offering more technical toys and making them easy to use for anyone. If you want a remote control vibe that works, this is your series.
The the LELO Insignia Lyla 2 is a remote control insertable bullet/egg vibrator. The bullet itself is fairly strong and can be used vaginally or externally for stimulating erogenous zones. The vibrating remote can also be used in conjunction with the bullet since it vibrates (internal and external stimulation!). Lyla is a fabulous couple's toy. Have one partner insert it and give the remote to the other. There is no escape once it's in since the range of the toy could very well span your home. It is also discreet enough to use in public (with some cautions), so long as you hide the vibrating remote from view and nosy ears.
This toy is perfect for couples, those who want to explore or enjoy discreet public play, or masturbation. This is also a great toy for those who love sophisticated, high tech toys given the SenseMotion modes. Lyla is not designed nor intended for anal play, which would be dangerous because Lyla could easily become lost.
The cap of the egg and the retrieval cord is made plastic. The remote is primarily coated with the same silicone and has the same metal-looking, plastic back. There is a slight smell to Lyla, but you have to put your nose to it to detect it. It also fades with washings and wears. Lyla is both beginner friendly and appealing to all levels of users. The toy is also solid and unyielding. If used externally, the tip of Lyla could give somewhat pin-pointed stimulation.
The remote is smaller, circular, and unassuming. It dips in so your thumb rests comfortably on it. Those with large hands could hide the remote easily if it's not in your pocket.
Overall, Lyla is quite discreet given her power. Her remote is louder than the egg. The egg on its highest setting is about 2 Bees out of the body and is below 1 Bee when inserted. The remote is a solid 2-3 Bees on the highest setting and in open air. However, on some of the lower settings, the remote hardly vibrates. Also, the egg can be used independently of the remote (a bit limited in functionality, but still good). And if you keep the egg from linking with the remote, the remote will vibrate by itself.
So where does it leave you? In almost all cases, you can use Lyla and her remote in a dorm or in your room without being heard beyond your door, so long as you throw a blanket over yourself or smother the remote under a pillow. If in public and it's not so loud you might want to use the egg by itself. If going out to a club or a noisier environment, the remote is fine to use. And while Lyla can be used publicly, you don't want it buzzing while you hug grandma, because on the stronger settings, you can feel the vibrations through your abdomen.
In terms of appearance, Lyla's egg isn't very discreet; it looks like a sex toy. The remote, however, looks like a little Roomba. The remote could be left out without causing too many second glances. Still, when placed in its pouch, you have complete discretion.
The Egg by Itself
The egg has one button toward the base of it (below the light) that shows little vibration lines.
Depending on if it was linked to the remote, you may have to press and hold the button a couple of times. When it turns on, you have 6 settings. They are at their strongest and can't be adjusted for strength within the setting. They are as follows:
1. Solid Vibration
3. Fast Pulses
4. Accelerating Vibrations
5. Decelerating then Accelerating Rollar-coaster
6. Accelerating and Decelerating Pulses
Using the egg by itself is beneficial if you plan to choose your setting, insert it, and go about your normal routine buzzing away. It is also a good option if you plan to use Lyla externally. It's not the most convenient is you wish to insert is and want to adjust the settings because you'll have to take it out each time. Don't lose your remote.
Remote and Egg: Sexy Harmony
The remote has 3 buttons: a plus, a minus, and a rotate button in the middle. The middle button cycles through the settings. The plus button turns the toy on and increases vibration intensity. The minus button lowers vibration intensity and turns the toy off when held.
First, you'll have to make sure your remote and egg are synched. You can do this by turning on the remote and holding the plus button. When it's on, you can hold the button on the egg. In a couple of seconds they should start vibrating in the same way. You can also hold both buttons simultaneously.
The first 2 modes are LELO's SenseMotion modes. They are more interactive and feel very much like playing adult Wii Sports. The first SenseMotion setting works by rotating the remote. When it is lying flat, it gives a very light vibration. Turn it toward the vertical and the vibrations increase. Turn it completely vertical and it's at full power. You can play with this by simply rotating the remote about. SenseMotion 2 is even more fun (motion-wise). To cause vibrations in this setting, you must hold the remote so that it is vertical and shake it (it will pick up vibrations if it is shaken horizontally, but no so much). The more rigorously you shake the remote, the stronger the vibrations will be.
Both SenseMotion modes range from 1-4 Vrooms and 1-2.5 Bees (accounting for remote) depending on how you use it.
After the 2 SenseMotion Modes are the standard vibrations and patterns. They are the same as described for the egg. However, each pattern can be adjusted in intensity with the plus and minus buttons. In this way, you have much more variety. Lyla is advertised as waterproof. So long as you secure the caps on both the remote and egg, they can withstand water. The egg can be submerged, but I would refrain from submerging the remote (my personal paranoia). To lock the remote, hold both the plus and minus buttons for a few seconds. Turning off the remote will have the egg idle for about 5 minutes, and then it will turn off.
[Charging and Battery Installation]
The egg is rechargeable. To charge the egg, twist the silver, plastic cap off to reveal the charging port. Note that the charger will not fit all the way in the port (how it's made), so don't try to force it in. I recommend charging the egg in its pouch to protect it and the pin that juts out near the port. A yellow/orange light will start blinking when it is charging. It will stop blinking when it is done. A charge is advertised to last about 2 hours.
The remote uses 2 AAA batteries that are included. To place the batteries in the remote, you'll need the black plastic tab that is provided that has the LELO insignia. Just place the tab in the indent on the silver part of the remote. Apply a light turning motion and the cap will pop open. Place the batteries. To close, put the cap on so it lines up with the toy and twist to it locks.
Only use water based lubricant with Lyla to protect her luscious silicone.
The instructions are very informative and cover information on the entire Insignia series (so if you buy another one, you'd only have to keep one booklet). This will have all your answers. To store Lyla, you can keep her in her box if you have the storage space. If not, you can store her in the black pouch that she comes with. Lyla would make a wonderful gift for anyone. I would recommend this as a bridal gift for a couple or a good friend.
As I've said, I've been eyeing this series for a while now. I am happy I waited so long because I was able to get the 2.0 version. This is also my item for completing 100 reviews (Yay! Party!). I have also never acquired a high end LELO toy and was looking forward to the experience. My partner was not as excited. He was jaded from our pervious attempts at remote control vibrators. All of them had failed so he adopted a "believe when I see it" approach.
He came home right when Lyla was done charging, so I presented it to him for inspection. He was skeptical, and like a typical male, disregarded the instructions and pressed buttons. When he synched the remote and egg he was pleased, but still incredulous. I was ordered to insert it to test the range of the toy. The egg was still vibrating on the other side of our home when I inserted it. While it was on, I walked around the house to see if the connection died; it didn't (we have a cozier home, though).
Seeing that Lyla passed the distance test, my partner became very excited and started playing with the controls. Probably being the engineer he is, he loves the SenseMotion modes. This toy is one of the few that he has called his favorite. Lyla now rests on HIS side of the toy chest (which only has 3 items, so it's an honor). A kid in a candy store, indeed.
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