Life by Leaf has its minor shortcomings, but don't be fooled - it could easily become the crown jewel of your collection. The materials, battery and motor used to create this toy are well worth the price tag. It is powerful, durable and easy to maintain - just don't forget to charge it.
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Leaf's Life is a discreet silicone covered external vibrator that provides pinpoint and broader sensations. Rechargeable and waterproof, this ergonomically shaped toy is sure to please anyone with the funds to plunk down on it. Sadly, this lime green baby isn't powerful enough for this user.
Not only is the Leaf collection a set of green vibrators, it's also a "green" set of vibrators! All of the vibes in this series are a lovely lime green and are also Green, as in eco-friendly. Rechargeable batteries help put the "green" in these luxury leaves.
Material / Texture:
Crafted from 100% food-grade silicone, this toy is a safe, hypoallergenic, and phthalate-free joy to behold. The texture is soft and smooth, as with most high-quality silicone toys. There is no seam noticeable to the touch, and the tiny seam that's there is barely noticeable to the eye. The Leaf logo and 'power bullet' logo are embossed in the toy, but those, too, are barely noticeable to the touch.
The design of this toy is absolutely gorgeous; minimalist and luxurious at the same time. All of the Leaf toys are "inspired by nature". Life does bring to mind a visions of a summer leaf. One end is a rounded point and the other is a little bit wider rounded point. The curved shape from one end to the other allows the user to fit this toy in the palm of a hand in any direction.
At just over 4 inches long and a little over an inch and a half wide, the Life vibrator is a tiny powerhouse that's ready to travel when you are. Product information lists this as weighing in at around one pound, but in reality, it doesn't seem that heavy. The stated weight is likely the complete package weight.
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Functions / Performance / Controls:
Life looks great, but performs even better! The touch pad control is one button. This one button controls the power, the speed/intensity of the motor, and the lock feature. The "button" is really just a raised area in the center of the leaf. It's easy to find with fingers, but not so obvious to the eye. The button glows green when the toy is on. This light also glows while the Life is charging and goes off when the toy is fully charged.
Quickly press the "button" three times to 'lock' the toy while it is turned off. This is a great feature for travel. Press three times to unlock.
Press and hold the button while using Life and the vibration speed will increase. Release the button at the desired speed. The light will flash as long as you're changing speeds. Once it stops flashing, the toy is maxed out. This is a great feature that allows for power adjustments while the toy is in use. The button is conveniently and ergonomically located, no matter which way the toy is facing.
Press once and release to turn the toy off.
Leaf states that the fully-charged toy will run for 1.5 hours at the highest speed and over 2.5 hours on low speed. The single motor is powered by "PowerBullet™ technology" and provides a very strong vibration. Even on the highest speed, this is a quiet toy.
Built in control pad
Care and Maintenance:
As with all silicone toys, do not use this with silicone lubes or store it with other silicone toys. Use only water-based lubes. Clean up is a breeze using soap and water. Do not boil or put this toy in the dishwasher or microwave. It will damage your toy and void the one-year warranty.
Life arrives with a canvas drawstring tote for easy storage. This tote handily stores the vibe and the charger.
Care and cleaning:
Soap and water
Life arrives in a gorgeous package. The box is a magnet-latch book-style box of natural cardboard lined in chocolate brown. The packaging is discreet, with the 'life' and 'leaf' logos in green, brown, and white on the front, and the fine print along the 'spine' of the box. Inside, the manual is nestled in its own little brown book, and beneath that, the vibe, charger, and storage tote.
As a fan of clitoral stimulation, I was very excited to receive this toy. I was not disappointed. The smaller end of the toy provides precision and concentrated vibrations, while the bigger end allows for a more diffuse vibration. The vibrations can be felt throughout the toy; although, the smaller end is a little stronger.