I’m a huge fan of both Apple and Lelo products for very similar reasons. Both companies offer innovative, beautifully designed products, user friendly interfaces and perform very well. I honestly don’t think my life would be the same without my iPhone or MacBook Pro. The same can be said about my Lelo Soraya and Lelo Ina. However, the computer giant (Apple) and Swedish luxury sex toy line (Lelo) have more in common than most people realize. One word:
In 2010, Lelo came out with an incredibly powerful personal massager named Siri. A year later, Apple released the iPhone 4S – featuring an app called “Siri” that talks to you like a personal assistant. You’d think that this would have resulted in the lawsuit of the century, however as Lelo described in their cheeky open letter to apple,
“Siri will become a term that defines the best of both worlds – Apple representing business and Lelo representing pleasure.”
(Well played Lelo. Well played.)
Ever since I read City Girl‘s review of the Lelo Siri, I’ve been dying to get my hands on one to try myself. Lucky for me, the kind people over at Lovehoney generously sent me my very own Lelo Siri to review (thank you!)
To be honest, despite being hopelessly devoted to my iPhone I rarely use the “Siri” function. There’s something about giving directions to a disembodied computer voice that’s just a little too 2001 Space Odyssey for my liking. Besides, I gave up on Apple’s Siri when she failed to help me find the location of the Aritzia sample sale. Bad Siri!
However, Lelo’s Siri is the kind of “personal assistant” I can totally get behind. The Lelo Siri Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator is an ultra powerful sex toy designed to be used externally. Made of silky soft silicone and ABS plastic, the Lelo Siri is 100% body safe and phthalate free. Designed with ergonomics in mind, the Lelo Siri is intelligently contoured to stimulate your clitoris and other sensitive spots with precision, while fitting perfectly in the palm of your hand.
With the Lelo Siri you get 6 different vibration settings and speeds that you can easily move through using four easy to control buttons located on the front of the toy. The Lelo Siri is fully rechargeable, which means you can get up to 4 hours of pleasure with just a 2 hour charge. As a bonus, the buttons have a locking function which means you can travel with it and avoid embarrassing sex toy mishaps.
In true Lelo style, the Siri comes expertly wrapped in a gorgeous, minimalist, velvet lined box. Inside the box you’ll also find a satin carrying case, a wall charger and a 10 year warrantee.
What I love about the Lelo Siri –
Strong vibrations and a variety of settings: As someone who likes their toys to go long and hard, I’m always weary of trying small clitoral vibrators because in my experience, they usually aren’t powerful enough for me. However, the Lelo Siri doesn’t disappoint. This little guy is surprisingly powerful. However, if you’re extra sensitive or not into really strong vibrations, the lower (less intense) settings feel really nice.
Ergonomic: It fits perfectly into the palm of your hand. Before I tried the toy, I was showing it to my friend and she commented, “It looks a bit like an Apple computer mouse!” Indeed it does.
Elegant design: Unlike this toy, you could accidentally leave the Siri out on your nightstand without worrying about freaking anyone out.
Now for the con(s) – I really like deep, rumbly, powerful vibrations. Although the Lelo Siri definitely delivers on power, I found that the vibrations that I get from other favourite clitoral vibrators The Jimmyjane Form 2, the We-Vibe Touch and The Crave Duet just work better for me. When I’m playing solo, I like things really intense and pin-pointed and the toys above really deliver in that respect. There’s nothing wrong with Siri, I think it just comes down to personal preference for me.
With that said, what I found to be one of Lelo Siri’s “cons” is also a big “pro” – The Lelo Siri is great for couples play. Although I love intense, pin-pointed vibrations when I’m playing solo, if I’m using a vibrator with someone else, I’m already sensitive and turned on, so that much power is unnecessary (even distracting.) I feel like the Lelo strikes a nice balance. It’s powerful but also still delicate enough for a sensual massage. Also, because of it’s ergonomic design you or your partner could easily grasp it while in a variety of different positions. At the end of the day, next time I’m looking for a vibrator for couples play, I’ll likely grab the Lelo Siri.
I would recommend the Lelo Siri to – Couples who are looking for a high-quality, versatile vibrator to add to their bedroom play (or existing toy collection!), first time toy users who want to test the waters with a really great clitoral vibrator, and anyone who is super sensitive and is looking for a toy that delivers a wide variety of sensations from soft and sensual to…oh boy!
On a side note – last week, Joe the Intern spent several hours setting up my new iPhone 5. When Joe learned that a “Siri” would be arriving at Skinny Dip headquarters, he insisted on meeting her (“I love her calm and reassuring voice, Simone.”) However, it looks like the whole Siri/Siri situation has left Joe the Intern more confused than ever. Joe insisted on sharing his thoughts.
I guess this goes to show that you can’t please everyone. Despite Joe’s confusion, I really like the Lelo Siri and already know that I’ll be using it a lot more frequently than the “other” Siri. Who needs directions to the nearest Starbucks or your text messages read aloud when you can get toe curling orgasms on demand?! Not this girl.
This review was kindly brought to you by Lovehoney. I received the Lelo Siri free of charge in exchange for my honest review of the product.