PicoBong, Mahana's ALL Wrong!I've tried some other similarly shaped toys in the past, but this one was the weirdest and most awkward fitting device yet. I was constantly fearful of breaking the plastic "U" as I angled the toy to fit in two holes at once. Once inserted, all I could say was "that's it" or "ouch!"? Overall it looks a lot spiffier than it performs. Save your money and buy something more fun, less gadget-y, and more comfortable!
So what's good about Pico Bong's Mahana? Well it's a beautiful piece, visually speaking and it comes from the parent company LELO, which should speak volumes. Quality certainly isn't lacking on this piece, but a good functional, universal design is. It has clean lines, with a very modern look and feel to it. There are two 100% silicone-covered bullets connected with a flexible plastic handle. It's also waterproof up to 1 meter, so you can have fun with it in the shower or tub. The silicone layer which covers the bullets is very smooth and velvety, but other than adding some extra security in terms of body safety, it's hard as a rock. There's very little drag or stickiness to it, so attracting tons of lint won't be a huge concern.
The design of the Mahana is a basic "U" shape which measures about 5 inches long and is very compact for travel. You can use the handle to "rock" the bullets back and forth if you like. Each bullet hangs at the same distance from the center of the handle, which is a problem in and of itself. The equally-sized, tapered bullets are small enough in diameter to fit in either the vagina or the anus and measure about 2.5 inches long, so you may get as much as 3 inches of each in your holes, with a bit of the plastic handle part up in there too. The "U" handle portion makes this safe for anal play too since there's no risk of a bullet disappearing, but since it's plastic, it's not very forgiving when you start moving around.
Mahana requires one AAA-battery be inserted on each side by twisting the bullets off the plastic handle. The website claims that each battery will last up to 2 hours, which sounds about right, but I can't attest to that since there's no way I plan on playing that long with this toy. The on/off switches are hidden within the engraved "PICO BONG" name on each bullet. There's a "-" within the P and a "+" within each B. Continuous pressing of the "+" just increases the speed of a single vibration. Once you max out on high, the "+" must be held down for a few seconds to access the pattern mode, which offers a multitude of tap dances, thumpa-thumpas, and escalations. To return to a single vibration or to turn it off, just press the "-" button. If the toy is a good fit for you, then all this should keep you entertained. Obviously, make sure to adjust the setting to your favorite pattern BEFORE sticking it in your holes! It's one of the quietest, smoothest sounding toys I've experimented with, so don't worry about anyone suspecting what you are up to. Intensity-wise, it isn't very strong, just average at best.
Use only a water-based lube with the Mahana and clean with antibacterial soap and warm water only. Because it's super compact, you can store it just about anywhere or throw it in your purse, coatpocket, etc.. Pico Bong offers a 1-year comprehensive warranty on all their toys, which might come in handy should the unthinkable happen. Additionally, the box came with a black die that has pictures of different Pico Bong toys around it. The packaging said to go to the website to see what it's all about. Now maybe that's just a marketing ploy to get you to the website, but all I found was a game called "GULP" that sure looks a lot like Pac-Man and somewhere in there is the black die. Yeah, like the toy, I just don't get it!