Nea - clitoral vibrator by LELO - review by Pleasure Piratess

Beautiful but Underwhelming

The vibration type and intensity is fairly weak and spending $80 on Nea is a risky investment if you need a stronger vibe to get off to.
Myself, I may pull her out once in a while if I am looking for a slow work-up, but I don't see her leaving the toybox much at all. I'm sticking to my $10 bullet.
*multiple speeds & patterns
*beautiful & discreet looking
*7 hrs use on 2 hr charge
*vibrations are buzzy/weak
*controls are inconveniently located on the bottom
*not water-proof
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Lelo Nea would be best suited for clitoral play, but would also feel great on nipples or to stimulate the "taint" area (t'aint the balls, t'aint ass; the taint area is the highly erogenous area between the two). Nea would be best suited for those who prefer mild to moderate "buzzy" type vibrations. Because she is just so cute and non-threatening, she would make a great addition to couples play; even with a partner who otherwise feels uncomfortable having toys included in lovemaking sessions.
Nea's discreet appearance, small size, and unique locking feature means she would be a great travel companion. She could easily fit in a purse or pocket, and because she can be used for up to 7 hours on a 2 hour charge, means a much more memorable vacation!
Nea would be best suited for those who prefer mild to moderate "buzzy" type vibrations.
  • 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?
    • Couples
    • Group situations
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Clitoris
    • Kegels

Material / Texture

The Lelo Nea is made of scent-free, phthalate-free ABS hard plastic that resembles fine porcelains. She is completely smooth and has a beautiful glass-like shine that could easily be mistaken for a knickknack if placed out in the open. The smooth plastic glides easily over your body with minimal or no lube and the material carries the vibrations well.
    • No odor
    • Smooth
    • Somewhat porous

Design / Shape / Size

Nea has a sleek design concept that allows the user to cradle her in the palm of your hand for use, much like the mouse for your computer, but with a slightly angled tip to curve over your pubic bone and sit neatly on the clitoris. She is quite small, at approximately 3 x 1 inches, I do feel that she could easily slip out of grasp if too much lube were to get on her or your hands. It may have been a nice touch if the sides had textured plastic or silicone to help with gripping.
    • Discreet look/design
    • Ergonomic
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

Nea's vibrations can be felt throughout the entire toy, but are more concentrated at the tip, where it sits over the clitoris. This is nice because I was even able to turn the toy backwards and put some vibrations over my labia as well. The vibrations, even on high speed where pretty quiet. No one outside of the room is going to know you are using a vibrator, and on some settings, no one IN the room may know either!
She has 5 stimulation modes which you are able to change using one of her two buttons. The + button if held down will turn Nea on, and then up. By pressing again you will access the pulsation patterns, which start as a soft flutter and go up to a fast and steady pulse. The - button will decrease the speed or step back a pulsation pattern. If held down, Nea will shut off. It does take me a minute to get her to shut off which means in an emergency, you may not get her shut off right away.

Also, because the buttons to change speed and vibration pattern are located on the bottom, you have to lift her up to make changes which is not fun when things are getting hot and you don't want to lose sensation.
Performance is where I felt really disappointed in Nea. If you have ever watched a movie you were really looking forward to, only to find that you already seen all the good parts in the trailer, you can understand how I felt using Nea. She is beautiful, she is rechargeable, she is expensive, and for that I felt her vibrations should definitely out-perform my $10 bullet, but it wasn't even close. While the vibrations were enough to get me turned-on, they came nowhere close to putting me over the edge.
    • Discreet sound
    • Long lasting power
    • Rechargeable

Care and Maintenance

Because she is plastic, Nea can be used with either your favorite water or silicone based lube. She can be easily cleaned with a 10% bleach solution or simple soap and water, but be mindful not to get water near the buttons as she is not waterproof. Charging Nea is super easy, she is connected to a jack-pin and must charge two hours prior to use (she cannot be used during charging), but the charge does last for 7 hours. Also, Lelo was clever enough to make the LED buttons glow red when battery life is low, so you know when to charge. She stores away nicely in the box she came in or the silky pouch that is provided.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


Nea arrives in a discreet but classy looking black box with only the Lelo label showing. I felt like an excited kid opening the package, even though I knew what would be inside. She comes with a one year warranty and instruction manual in several languages that is easy to read, although the print is a bit small. Nestled in are the Nea herself and her charger. The box itself would make a great box to store her in or use to package other items as she also comes with a silky pouch for those who prefer pouch storage.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Good for storage
    • Would make a nice gift
Follow-up commentary
Knowing that Nea didn't have nearly enough power for me, I've been determinded to find alternate uses for her (it makes me sick to waste $80) such as to achieve arousal for longer masturbation sessions or while waiting for hubby to get out of the shower. On one occasion I placed her and closed my eyes to enjoy a fantasy, only to fall asleep. Asleep! Now that is something that would never happen to me with a vibe that was actually doing something for me.
I've also found that the vibes are not strong enough for massage or even much nipple stimulation. Sadly, no matter how I've tried to find a use for Nea, she just doesn't do it for me. The vibrations are far too weak for a power-queen like me and she is soon to go to toy-heaven. If she were the only toy left on earth, I'd use my finger.
On a positive note, the charge really does hold up well. I have used her several times in the last two months in my attempts and the battery still has yet to need recharging.
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  • lesbianlesbian
    Sad weak vibes make me saaad. Especially for being so expensive, this toy is getting taken off my wishlist.
  • Pleasure Piratess
    Yeah, I hate to burst bubbles, but on the other hand... I wish I had known before I got it. But have you looked at Je Joue MiMi? Now that had good vibrations!
  • Diabolical Kitty
    Great Review
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    Great review
  • Love Perpetua
    Super cute, but not worth it if the vibrations are that weak! Thanks for the review.
  • LadyDarknezz
    Thanks for the review! I'm disappointed that such an expensive toy was so underwhelming. I'll be more cautious when considering such a purchase. It is a shame too, since I thought it looked so cute!
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    Thanks for the review
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    thanks for the review!
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    Nice review.
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    thanks for the review!
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