LELO Elise 2 Review
Disclaimer: This post is adult in nature and therefore only intended for a mature audience.
After taking the advice of their many consumers, LELO has recently re-released three of their best-selling products with some pretty major advancements. The Ina 2, Mona 2, and Elise 2 all feature a lengthened design for deeper stimulation, more vibration options, and 100% more power than they had before.
Being such a huge fan of the LELO Ina, my initial reaction to the news that my absolute favorite rabbit-style vibrator had been re-worked to be bigger and deliver more intense vibrations than before intrigued me completely, and yes, it took but a few seconds to think about reviewing it here. However, because I have already reviewed the LELO Ina in the past, I was hesitant to write another that would likely be nearly identical to my last. A side-by-side comparison of the two could be interesting, especially for those who have (and love) the Ina who may be wondering if purchasing the newest model is really worth the money; but again, I knew that it would likely result in a lot of reiterating. For those reasons, of the three newest releases from LELO, I chose to review the Elise 2. Honestly, I was wondering how LELO did boring–as the Elise 2 is simply a classic full-bodied vibrator.
Like most other LELO products, the Elise 2 is made of body-safe, phthalates-free silicone with a silky-smooth matte finish. I received it in black (it is also available in pink and plum), and it has a wide metal accent ring (made of ABS plastic) at the bottom of the insertable portion of the vibrator, right above the control pad. Also like other LELO products, it arrived packaged in a branded black gift box that includes a black satin pouch for storage, user manual, 1-year LELO warranty, and wall charger.
The Elise 2 is not a small vibrator; at 8 1/2 inches in length (5 inches insertable), it reaches about halfway up my forearm. It has a 4 1/2 inch circumference at its widest point and is 1 1/2 inches in diameter, which filled me–and made me feel full–without being the least bit uncomfortable. The shaft of the vibrator is slightly curved, nothing drastic, but just enough to reach and stimulate my g-spot.
I have experienced two firsts with the LELO Elise 2. Firstly, from what I can remember off the top of my head (and a quick glance through my sex toy review archives), the Elise 2 is my first black toy. Pretty much every vibrator and dildo on the market is available in purple and pink, this one included, and as a result my toy box is full of these two particular colors with very few exceptions. One of those exceptions is that I own the LELO Ina in lime green; seriously, more toys need to be made in fun colors like that! Secondly, the Elise 2 is the first vibrator to compel me to want to take my time and experience all of the pulsation, escalation, and vibration settings it offers.
When I use a vibrator for the sole purpose of getting off, it only needs to have one vibration setting–high. When I am testing out a toy that I will review, I go through all of the settings and try to find something to enjoy in at least some of them. Ultimately, however, I still always wind up at the most intense, consistent vibration setting. While I did this with the Elise 2, purely out of habit, because of the deep, throbbing, and intense vibrations I felt when using it internally, I really wanted to experience it starting with the lowest settings, going through all of the modes, and finding out where it took me. It was an exceptionally rare feeling for me, almost unfathomable, and a fabulous testament to the Elise 2 in itself.
At the base of the handle of the LELO Elise 2 is the circular control pad. On either side are the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons, which turn the vibrator on (starting it at its slowest and least intense consistent vibration), increase and decrease the intensity of the vibrations, and ultimately turn it off. There are also up and down buttons that control the modes, of which there are five that span numerous pulsations, escalations, and of course the consistent vibration. The Elise 2 can be locked, which is beneficial if you happen to be traveling with it. No one wants their vibrators to accidentally turn on while tucked away in a bag or suitcase. To lock and unlock the Elise 2, hold both the plus and minus buttons down simultaneously for a few seconds.
The LELO Elise 2 is equipped with two separate motors–one in the bottom of the shaft and another in the tip. Two motors means that intense vibrations can be felt throughout the entire toy, and I like that there is a separate motor in the tip for when I am using it externally because my clit requires a particularly strong vibration. While there is a lot to like about the intensity of the vibrations that are delivered with the Elise 2, the one drawback that I have quite often with most vibrators is that my hands quickly go numb, and I found myself frequently switching hands while holding it in place, thrusting, or using it externally.
As I believe all vibrators ideally should be, the Elise 2 is rechargeable. I am a huge fan of this because it means not having to buy, and subsequently waste, a bunch of batteries. The included charger is plugged into the very bottom of the base of the toy, and once it begins charging, the control pad lights up and blinks until the toy is fully charged. After a 2-hour charge, the LELO Elise 2 delivers up to 4 hours of vibration; that is, if you keep it at its lowest speed and don’t switch between the vibration options too much. If when you start a vibrator you immediately crank it up to its most intense level of vibration, like myself, you’re looking at around 2 1/2 to 3 hours of power before its next charge.
The LELO Elise 2 is fully waterproof, so it can be brought into the bath or shower. It can also be cleaned easily using a simple antibacterial soap and warm water or your favorite toy spray.
I received the LELO Elise 2 for review. No other compensation was received, and opinions are my own.