Lelo Ina Wave Review:
A Rabbit Vibrator Worth Considering
Written by: Angela Watson | Updated: January 6th, 2019
Well, I'm back at it again with yet another rabbit vibrator review. Shocked? No? Right, this is kind of my thing, after all.
Anyways, what we're dealing with today is known as the Lelo Ina Wave. Lelo loves to give their toys human names, and they tend to pick them out of a French romance paperback novel if the Lelo Hugo was any indication. The Wave portion of the name is where the magic comes through.
The standard rabbit vibrator is old hat now, we're more than satisfied with our standard vibrating toys that have both a vaginal arm and a clitoris vibrator. The companies who make sex toys know that now and are really going as far as they can to add some worthwhile extra bells and whistles to their products and turn our heads. Lovense did it with the bluetooth enabled Nora, We-Vibe did it with the cutout handle of the Soraya, and Lelo has done it once before with their clitoris-focused Nova. What's the new trick with the Wave, you ask?
As opposed to an extremely rigid and solid vaginal arm, the insertable end of the Wave moves up and down in a "come hither" motion not unlike the kind good fingering is made from.
Want to learn more about what the Ina Wave by Lelo has to offer?
Let's get into what's underneath the hood and what I thought of it.
The Lelo Ina Wave: Specifications
The entirety of the Ina Wave is made from 100% medical grade, body-safe silicone. That includes the white handle that looks like it might be ABS plastic, but nope, it isn't. It's different from a lot of other toys in that it comes in a variety of colors: purple, cerise, and light blue. It's an extremely simple vibrator at first glance: there are no jagged edges or weird design choices, it's simply a smooth silicone vibrator of satisfying length and girth.
Also, it is waterproof up to 1 meter, although I'd love to know how that was tested. I tested it in the shower and bath and the device still works and charges perfectly, so I'll take their word for it without throwing it in a hotel pool.
As far as dimensions go, the Wave offers about 4.25 inches of insertable room with the clitoral arm being approximately 2.3 inches long, give or take. You can bend the clitoral arm to better fit your body which is a fantastic addition in my opinion as too many rabbit vibrators have either a fixed or free-floating clitoral arm design that doesn't always hit the right spots for me.
There are a multitude of different settings on offer each with their own levels of intensity. You can have both the shaft and the clitoral arms vibrating at the same time with or without the wave function, or just the shaft on with or without wave function. The wave function I'm referring to is the Ina Wave's ability to move up and down 30° in a motion that's meant to zero in on the G-spot and give it all the stimulation you need to gush uncontrollably.
Besides that, the device is completely rechargeable and lasts about two to three hours on somewhere around 80 minutes of charge time, so I find it to be satisfactory as far as battery life goes. Battery life will last longer if you only have the vaginal arm running and aren't using the wave feature, but where's the fun in that?
When you have to factor in noise level, they advertise it as being no louder than 50 decibels. For reference's sake, 50 decibels is approximately how much noise a fridge makes when plugged in or a pinch quieter than normal conversation. While they say it's under 50 decibels, a better descriptor would be about 50 decibels in my opinion. I wish more sex toy companies would measure their toys in decibels so we'd actually know how loud their toys are but they probably don't because so many people would be scared off by their jet engine toys.
My Experience Using It
Personally I know of very few toys that have ever tried to replicate the feeling of the extremely pleasurable upwards "come hither" motion from fingering, so I was very interested in seeing where the Ina Wave would fit in as far as being able to hit the spot. I mean, it's a pretty delicate procedure, if it isn't powerful enough it is essentially just another kind of vibration, and if its too powerful then I won't be comfortable at all. In short, I was interested in seeing what would happen.
The first thing I noticed is that there is a bit of "shared power" so to speak with the Ina Wave. What I mean is that if you have just the vaginal arm on, you'll be able to get maximum power, but as soon as you turn on the clitoris arm you'll go a pinch less powerful on the insertable arm. Once the wave feature is activated, something similar happens again. While the overall power output at any level is far from lackluster, this phenomenon occurs at least to a noticeable degree.
There's just a little bit of give to the silicone, so it's firm but not aggressive in feel, if you can understand what I'm trying to get at. I personally am a fan of Lelo's blend of silicone because it isn't sticky or gross and stays smooth so outside (ie non-natural) lubrication isn't always necessary, but I will say it is always welcome.
Now let's get to the wave function and what I thought about it. After turning the device to the wave function I let out a little yelp type noise as I was not expecting what I just got. I doubt it moves as much as the promotional material says it does when inside the body, but I could definitely feel it pressing up against my G-spot and bringing me closer to the edge with each and every flick. I was surprised to like the wave motion as much as I did to be honest, I was almost 100% convinced it was just a gimmick that wouldn't hold water. Thankfully, I was wrong.
The actual vibrator modes are appealing and pretty standard, so it isn't completely non-functional as your average run of the mill rabbit vibrator either. The clitoral arm was long and stiff enough to provide a good amount of stimulation and the gentle curve of the smooth vaginal arm vibrates nicely on any power setting. The max setting is probably around 80% in intensity compared to the more powerful ones I've tried, which is probably fine for most women. It is an all around pretty worthwhile toy.
Where I Bought Mine
As with all of the Lelo toys in my collection, I bought the Ina Wave directly from the Lelo website.
The reason being is that from my experience they offer the lowest prices available on their toys. Considering they manufacture the toys themselves, this makes perfect sense.
When buying toys like the Ina Wave, be sure to only shop from reputable retailers. Unfortunately due to how easy sex toys are to reproduce, there are countless distributors selling fake products and are calling them genuine.
If you find a price that's too good to be true there's a good chance it's a scam.
If you're in the market for an easy to clean entirely silicone rabbit vibrator with a healthy battery life and a few extra features to keep things interesting, the Ina Wave is definitely worth a look. The wave feature was worth the time in the R&D lab and I'm glad it wasn't all marketing mumbo jumbo in the end. As far as entries into the world of rabbit vibrators is concerned, the Lelo Ina Wave is a legitimate contender.
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