Insignia Lyla - egg vibrator by LELO - review by Missmarc

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Are you feeling what I am feeling?

When carrying out your fantasies in public, you won’t have to worry about others figuring out your little secret – unless they know exactly what Lyla is and does. Once in private, engage your partner in wickedly fun games or treat yourself to a satisfactory self-release. The only limit to how you can use Lyla is your own imagination. Both beginning and advanced users will delight in Lyla’s smooth shapes, sleek style, futuristic function, and discreet form.
Great range, rechargeable, long battery life, partner can feel what I am feeling, sleek + FUN!
Lacks the option to turn controller vibration off while the egg is vibrating.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


I was ecstatic when Lyla arrived in the mail. I've always fantasized about myself in a vulnerable position in a public setting, while my boyfriend has control over how horny I get. This is the second time I bought a wireless remote control vibrator. The first one looked great on store shelves and cost me a small fortune. I used it once. It ate up the fresh batteries like the Cookie Monster eats cookies and stopped working the next day, even with new batteries. I am so happy that Lelo decided to make a fully functional, high quality remote control vibrator that can fulfill my fantasies.

Lyla comes in two parts. The egg can be used on the clitoris and nipples or to massage other erogenous zones on your body. It can also be inserted into the vagina and easily retrieved by pulling on the removal cord. The remote control also vibrates and can be a nice massager, especially for the person controlling the egg.

What I love most about Lyla is that the remote vibrates at the same speed as the egg at all times. It adds a whole new dimension to partnered play. Whoever controls the egg experiences the same vibration as the recipient. Imagine taking Lyla to a public setting with a partner. The egg is safely tucked away on (or in) you while your partner has the remote in his or her pants pocket. Every time you feel a change in vibration, your partner feels it too. Or reverse roles and turn the tables on your partner. Totally hot!

While the remote might be a bit loud for certain public situations (you probably don't want to bring it to the quiet section of the library), you can definitely get away with using it in a restaurant or bar.

Lyla is also great for solo play. You essentially get 2 vibrators with the purchase, so naturally it's great for masturbation. The vibration on the remote control isn't as concentrated compared to the egg, but it's still strong enough for me to orgasm.
  • 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
    • Everyone
    • Group situations
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
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    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
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

The shiny, gold part of both egg and remote is made of ABS plastic, while the rest is made of body-safe silicone. The removal cord on the Lyla is made of polymer. The unit is hypo-allergenic, odorless, non-porous, latex-free, and phthalates-free.

My Lyla is cerise, which goes really well with the gold. It looks even more elegant under water. The egg feels very nice on my skin and very smooth inside my vagina (the removal cord can be barely felt), while the remote control feels great against different parts of my body.

Since I’ve had eggs with cords made of materials that are difficult to clean, I had initial concerns about it before buying. However, I was relieved to find the loop to be made of polymer, which is non-porous and safe against bacteria.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The oblong egg has a smooth bulge on one side and a more flattened contour on the opposite side. Vibration is most prominent on the tip of the bulge, aptly named “the pleasure point.” When fully inserted, the pleasure point directly hits my g-spot. If placed upon other parts of my body, the bulge complements my curves in those areas particularly well. The circular remote control gently contours around the buttons on one side and the golden plate tightly seals AAA batteries on the opposite side. I can rest my fingers, hands, or whichever body part I want, comfortably on the remote.

Travel-friendly and discreet, Lyla will conveniently accompany you and your partner anywhere. All necessary accessories and the product itself can be stored in the secure pouch provided. By pressing and holding the + and – buttons for more than 5 seconds, Lyla will be locked until you repeat the procedure or plug in the charger.

The insignia key, a black plastic piece that came in the box, can be inserted into the notch on the gold plate to open and close the battery compartment. As a female with small hands, the key made changing batteries a lot easier.

    • Discreet look/design
    • Ergonomic
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

For a toy with so many functions, Lyla is surprisingly easy to operate. To link the two parts, turn on the remote by pressing + once, then press the signal button on the egg for 1 second. When the egg's white light starts blinking at 2 second intervals, that indicates it is functioning and receiving a signal from the remote. When the remote control is turned off, the egg will be on standby. It will turn itself off in an hour if it doesn't receive additional commands from the remote. You can also turn the egg off by pressing the signal button for 2 seconds. Each button gives way to a click when pressed firmly, so it’s easy to tell whether you have pressed a button.

For the remote control buttons, pressing the + button will increase the vibration. Pressing the middle button will cycle through the 8 stimulation modes. Pressing the – button will decrease the vibration intensity. Keep pressing the – button to turn the remote control off.

The middle button cycles through 8 patterns as follows:

1. SenseMotion 1: In this mode, the intensity of the egg and remote will depend on the angle you hold the remote. When the remote is flat, both parts emit a minimal vibration. As the remote is tilted toward vertical, vibration intensity increases accordingly. Thus, the most intense vibration occurs when the remote is fully vertical (90 degrees from horizontal).

2. SenseMotion 2: In this mode, the vibration in both parts gets stronger the faster you move the remote. The intensity depends on the rate of acceleration, not on any angles or specific velocity.
3. Steady and regular vibration.
4. Subtle Pulsing.
5. Fast Pulsing.
6. Long drawn-out pulsing.
7. Even longer drawn-out pulsing.
8. Random and very strong pulses (like a singing vibrator)!

Battery/Battery life: The remote control takes 2 AAA batteries, while the egg is rechargeable. You can charge the egg by twisting the gold cap off and inserting the charger. The insignia key twists off the gold plate that holds the 2 AAA batteries. According to the manual, the AAA batteries will last up to 10 hours. The egg will last up to 2 hours after fully charged. After 5 hours of personal experience, both parts are going strong and I only charged the egg once after 3 hours (although it did not weaken after 3 hours of use, so I do not know how long one charge actually lasts).

Concerning wireless transmission, the egg receives signal even when the remote is 2 rooms (up to 39 yards) away. There may be a 2-3 second delay when the egg and remote are more than a few feet away. There's no way to turn off the vibration on the remote control, which can be inconvenient if you are planning to use this in a quiet public setting.

As for the vibration intensity, the pleasure point is quite strong. However, the remote doesn't have a concentrated spot, hence it feels weaker. The vibration is a notch stronger than the Lelo Alia. Some reviewers claim that Alia is as strong as the Lelo Siri. I hope that gives an idea of how strong Lyla is.

Both parts are very quiet. According to manual, the noise level is around 50 db. For reference, a quiet library is 30 db, and normal human conversation is about 60-70 db. Again, from experience, if you are in an environment with conversations, people will not be able to hear the egg or the remote.

Lyla was very fun in the bathtub, and performs just as well as when dry.
    • Discreet sound
    • Lots of variety in function
    • Rechargeable

Care and Maintenance

To clean Lyla, simply use antibacterial soap and water or apply toy cleaner directly. Do not use scouring materials or silicone- or alcohol-based solutions, as those will damage the silicone on the toy. Do not boil the unit or put it in the dishwasher, which will damage the mechanical components.

Since it's made of silicone, water-based lubricants are the way to go to avoid degrading the material.

Lyla comes with a silk storage pouch that both the controller and the egg can fit in easily. Lelo surprised me this time with a new version of their silk pouch. Compared to the silk pouches from Ina and Alia, Lyla’s doesn't have the white lining that gets dragged out every time I try to take the toys out of them. The drawstring is no longer made of silk ribbons that would fray after repeated use.

The ABS plastic and the silicone on the egg close very tightly together. You should not have to worry about build up along the seam.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


Like all Lelo vibrators, Lyla comes in a thick cardboard black box with the company name on its cover. This discreet box is big enough to store a lot more than just 1 toy if the inner packaging is removed. The wireless remote, egg, and ABS plastic brooch are nestled inside black foam. There's a cardboard section that opens up to the left hand side of the box. Underneath you can find the instruction manual, warranty information, silk pouch, sample lube, insignia key, 2 AAA Energizer batteries, and charger. The new charger is smaller than the ones before, yet it is still backward compatible for all older Lelo toys.

The toy comes with a 1 year warranty against defects due to faulty workmanship or material. It does not cover cosmetic deterioration caused by wear and tear or damage caused by accident, misuse or neglect. However, Lelo requires you to pay for return shipping. I am used to warranty policies that send me a replacement item with a pre-paid box to return the defective item. I believe that if a company truly wants to guarantee their products for their intended longevity, they should pay for return shipping.

Lyla also comes with a 10 year guarantee, which I don't foresee myself using. The guarantee states that if your toy breaks at any point within 10 years after you purchase it, you can send it back to Lelo (again, you pay for shipping), and they will give you a 50% discount in their web shop on your next purchase. Their web shop is so expensive that even with 50% off, most toys are still more expensive than the price at which I normally find Lelo toys.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Good for storage
    • Very informative

Personal comments

Lyla has exceeded my expectations for a remote control vibrator. I enjoyed the quality-of-life improvements Lelo made regarding this product, i.e. the charger size and the silk pouch improvements. Although there are areas for improvement, I am rating the Lyla 5 stars.


Overall, I am very satisfied with this purchase. Lyla’s sleek, futuristic, and fun design is well-conceived and it carries through to the functionality and performance of the toy. The vibration is a lot stronger than I expected from such a small unit. There can be a 2-3 second delay between the egg and remote, though it wasn’t an issue for me. My boyfriend and I have already had hours of fun and he's very happy with the sensation from the remote. I also came a few times just from masturbating with this toy. Lyla is an engaging toy that demands exploration and creativity and can be enjoyed by everyone.
Follow-up commentary
After my review, I did more extensive testing on signal between the remote and egg. It got cut off a few times. Once, I was in the living room, the egg was between my legs, and boyfriend opened a fridge door. The fridge door cut off the signal.

The egg still vibrates when it was inserted into my vagina with my legs closed. However, we found out when the remote is behind me at a certain angle (when it's around the thickest part of my butt), the signal gets cut off. I think it's safe to conclude that the vibration gets blocked out with 9-10 inches of flesh in between.

We still adore Lyla. It provides us more creative ways to spice up our sex life.
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