Lelo recently came out with three new products (well, not so new anymore I guess) in their Femme line. I was lucky enough to get the clitoral stimulator, the Siri, for review. These new products come with certain differences when compared to their older sisters; Siri in particular is marketed as having more power than Lelo’s other clitoral vibes. I’ve never had issues with the levels of Lelo’s vibrations, but I’ve read reviews by many other bloggers who complained about lack of power being Lelo’s one weakness.
Siri is incredibly cute. It looks kind of like an easter egg, and comes in 3 different colors – including a beautiful, vibrant red that I was really excited about. (Red is one of my favorite colors and I’ve found that there’s an unfortunate shortage of red sex toys.) I got sent the pink version, though. Oh well.
I don’t think I’ll be able to delve beyond appearances without comparing Siri to Lelo’s other products. Let’s see how Siri stands up compared to the old product designs, and to one of Lelo’s other clitoral vibrators, the Lily.
New Packaging & Control System
First off: the packaging. One thing Lelo is known for is their elegance and attention to detail when it comes to presentation. Siri’s packaging is much the same as the old packaging: a flimsier outer box, then a plain black storage box. However, once I lifted the lid of the storage box, my heart sank a little. I expected Lelo’s typical plastic “mould” that holds the toy in place, and houses the manual, charger, 1-year warranty, 10-year quality guarentee and satin storage pouch underneath it. Instead, I found a paper & plastic clamshell. This looks significantly tackier to me.
Looks aside, the new packaging poses a problem because you need to tear it open to get at the toy. Once you do that, you have to throw the clamshell out. With the old system, you could use it to store your new toy safely in the storage box if you wanted. Now, the toy will be left loose; rattling around in its box if moved.
The other noticeable difference is the control system. Siri has four buttons: the top and bottom ones control strength, and the left and right ones control mode. Hold them all down for a few seconds to lock and unlock the toy. Pretty intuitive. And the buttons still light up.
Compared to the old controls, there are things I like and dislike about it. The old button was a big circle, with each spot on the circle corresponding to the aforementioned functions. On the plus side, these buttons are bigger and easier to press. On the minus side, I can’t distinguish between the buttons with my fingers as easily. Usually when I get off, I’m under the covers and so the toy is under the covers, too, out of my sight. With the old controls, I could move my finger around the circle and feel for the part of the circle that I wanted. I find it harder to differentiate between these buttons, which means I sometimes don’t press the right thing on the first try, which can be a little annoying. Annoying also is the fact that I have to press these buttons harder to make them work, so I’m usually pressing one button twice, because the first time doesn’t work.
Siri is rechargeable (2 hours of charging time for 4 hours of use), displays a white light when charging and a red light when the battery is low, and is made of matte silicone (colored part) & plastic (white part). To sterilize the silicone area of the toy, you can wipe it with 10% bleach solution or rubbing alcohol. Also, silicone toys are not compatible with silicone lubes.
Is it stronger than Lelo’s other vibes? My answer is undoubtedly yes. I’m very happy with the Siri and look forward to trying even more new Lelo toys! (I’m looking at the mint-new Insignia line next.)
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