I was very lucky to be sent the Lelo Lyla 2 for review by Bondara, as always the package arrived in some super discrete packaging and quickly to.
The Lelo Lyla 2 comes in some very stylish and tastefully designed packaging with some lovely clear pictures of the toy and some information about how it works and what it does, inside this box is a black Lelo gift box with the vibrator, remote, charger, brooch, instructions and sample of Lelo personal lubricant inside, the vibe and remote is in some moulded packaging to keep it safe and to allow you to store it safely when it isn’t been used.
Before you use the Lyla 2
Before you use the Lyla for the first time you need to charge up the vibrating bullet and insert batteries into the remote control, to charge the Lyla you need to unscrew the shiny and plug in the charger into the base of the bullet, when it is charging the light flashes and when it is done the light stays one, the initial charge will take approximately 2 hours, and after that it should be shorter depending on how long its been used for, a 2hr charge should give you approximately 2hours worth of use although this will vary depending on the setting which you use it on.
To insert the batteries into the sensemotion control you need to unscrew the shiny cap, if you are having problems lelo has included a handy key to help, but by using flat hands and a little pressure it is pretty easy to unscrew and to fasten again, it takes 2aaa batteries which lelo have very kindly included with the Lyla 2.
Once you have charged your bullet and you have put the batteries into the remote you are ready to go, firstly you need to turn on the bullet, a single press on the top of the bullet turns it on and the light flashes to show that it is turned on, you can use this without the remote control by pressing the button repeatedly to scroll through the 6 pre-programmed modes:-
- fast pulse
- rollercoaster low-high
- rollercoaster low-high-low
- rollercoaster high-low-high-low-low-med (kinda random)
But when you use it in conjuction with the remote control you can change the speed of the vibrations by using the + and – buttons.
The Lelo Lyla can be used as a bullet vibe on its own against the clit and the vibrations are nice and strong for this and they are also pretty quiet to but it can also be worn internally like an egg vibrator and controlled remotely by you or your partner.
How does the remote control work
The sensemotion remote control is fantastic, it is the best remote that I have handled with a remote controlled toy, ever. Unlike all of the other remote controls that I have tried it also vibrates, not quite as strongly as the vibrator but it mirrors what the vibrator is doing, meaning that whoever is attached the vibrator can control exactly what the vibrator is doing at all times by the feel of the remote. I have tried so many remote control vibes before which have ended up with the hubby asking me if it is on or off and what it is doing, which takes all of the fun out of having a remote control vibe. You can use the remote as a standard remote control using the + and – to control the speed and the middle button to scroll through the settings.
Or you can use the sensemotion functions which we found to be much more fun, there are 2 separate sensemotion modes, when you turn on the remote it is already in the first mode, this mode allows you to change the speed of the vibrations by rotating the remote control in your hand.
- 3X the wireless range and signal strength of the original design for enhanced functionality (up to 118 feet depending on the environment)
- 50% more power and additional control options than original SenseMotion Series, can control with or without the wireless remote using a multi-functional button on the massager itself
- Wireless controller adjusts vibration speed and intensity through the user’s choice of 6 pre-set patterns or with a flick of the wrist in the 2 SenseMotion modes; controller mirrors same vibration patterns as the massager
- Fully waterproof and rechargeable
- FDA-approved body-safe silicone
The second sensemotion setting is activated by pressing the centre program button, this allows you to speed up the vibrations by moving the remote up and down, the faster you move it the faster it vibrates.
When we used the remote control with the vibrator we found that the range was brilliant, my husband went into the Kitchen and closed the door and he could still control the vibrator that was inside me in the living room, plus he could feel through the remote what it was that he was doing to me, this is really quite impressive as other remote control toys we have had haven’t even come close to this. When the vibe is been worn internally it is incredibly discrete and quiet, there is a retrieval loop which should be worn on the outside of the body to help remove the vibrator when it is finished with. The remote does made some noise though when it vibrates, and wouldn’t be quite as discrete if you were out in public with it, it is quite large and it buzzes when it buzzes.
Both the remote and the vibrator are made from matching silicone, as with all Lelo toys the silicone is lovely and soft and perfectly smooth without any seams or edges which could be uncomfortable when used against your more sensitive areas, the remote is incredibly tactile and sits in the palm of the hand perfectly, my husband actually said that he found it impossible to hold it without wanting to turn it over in his hands, and everytime he did the vibrator buzzed away in response to this.
As with all silicone toys these should not be used with silicone lubricants and should be stored away from other silicone toys, silicone reacts with silicone and if you use the wrong lube or let it sit with some other silicone toys it can become damages and misshapen.
The Lyla 2 is waterproof which is great if you like to use your toys in the bath or the shower, it is also good news for cleaning it, it means that you can wash it in some warm soapy water with some antibacterial soap, although I prefer to use some good quality sex toy cleaner with all of my toys.
Overall we were both very impressed with the Lelo Lyla 2 and its remote, the range is good, the vibrations are good, it is comfortable to wear internally due to its quality materials and great shape, it is pretty versatile as it can be used as a bullet or a remote controlled egg. I would highly recommend this remote vibe to anyone who is looking for something that actually works as so many remote control vibes on the market don’t work very well.