LELO Insignia Isla Review

November 30th, 10   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   2 Comments
LELO Insignia Isla

The Isla in its packaging

The LELO Insignia Isla toy is a large insertable (and clitoral) vibrator sold by FunWares. The Isla is a little over eight inches long and has a diameter of slightly over an inch. The Isla is also waterproof which is one of the main selling points of the Insignia line. The Isla is a rechargeable toy as well. It’s made from silicone and plastic. This Insignia toy comes in deep rose, turquoise, and black. It also comes in a version with a clitoral stimulator which is called the Soraya.

The LELO Isla’s packaging is as gorgeous as their packaging normally is. The outer box shows fashionable pictures of the toy while inside, there’s a plain, black discreet box that actually houses the toy. Inside this box, the Isla sits in its tray (I’m glad they went back to the trays instead of the blister packaging) with the charger and other items setting off to the side. Next to the Isla is also a little brooch which can be worn by the owner of the toy. Why you’d buy the sex toy for the brooch, I have no idea, but they did include it. The box also includes the charger, a black satin bag for storage, warranty information, and the instruction manual.

LELO Insignia Isla

I loves my camera. It takes such pretty pictures. This is the brooch.

I was honestly a bit concerned about the appearance of the toy. That shiny silver metal actually is indented into the toy itself; I was worried that this could be felt during insertion, and it’d be uncomfortable. The silicone is the nice, smooth LELO silicone that just feels heavenly on the fingers. The plastic piece actually does look very pretty and is completely smooth. Inside the toy is actually that little fingerhole that allows you to keep a good grip on the toy since this was intended for use underwater. This spot can become pretty slippery once lubricant is added, but it still is able to be grasped because of the hole. I am pleasantly surprised to say that, while the sides can be felt during use, it’s not painful in the slightest and actually feels more like a unique texture than anything else.

The boyfriend seems to really love the Isla. In fact, when he saw it, he said it was one of the neatest toys he’s ever seen. It really is a gorgeous toy. He picked it up and started wielding it like “a sword” though, so apparently when it comes to men, they approve the design.

LELO Insignia Isla

Full length of the Isla

The Isla is rechargeable. It does come fully charged, but it is locked, so you have to hold down both buttons of the Isla for five seconds to unlock it. The charging port (while definitely difficult to find) is there, and once you plug in the charger, the toy will emit pulsations while the toy is charging. After it’s done charging, it will glow a steady white. The toy requires two hours of charging, and after those two hours, you will get four hours of use time. The Isla also has a 90 day standby time in which the charge the retain.

LELO Insignia Isla

Showin the buttons

The Isla has amazing controls. They actually are flush with the body of the toy and are not specific “buttons” like you’d expect from other sex toys. In fact, the Isla actually provides a specific button made for scrolling through the different patterned modes. There’s the +, the pattern button, and the – situated near the handle of the toy. Buttons are easy to press with a backlit LED light. To be honest, I’m really, really impressed with the buttons. They are easy to press, I never pressed them on accident, and they just feel really nice on your fingers.

LELO Insignia Isla

Showing that it's concave

The vibration modes are pretty moderate. They can get really soft, and they can get moderately strong as well. Unless you require Hitachi-strength, this vibrator will have the full range of vibration that most women will require for orgasm. The vibrator has 6 different levels of steady vibration strength as well as six different levels of patterned vibrations. The vibration levels are impressively quiet. The lower settings can’t be heard in the same room, but the higher levels could be. However, in a closed room, you can’t hear the vibrator at all outside of it  – even on the highest setting.

The vibrator seems to work best for clitoral stimulation. It can be inserted, but it didn’t hit my g-spot, so I much preferred it for clitoral pleasure. The LELO Mona seems to have a more distinct curve which made it better for g-spot stimulation. However, I did enjoy using the Isla for clitoral stimulation, and it was strong enough and easy enough to control that it was preferable for it compared to insertion. For people who enjoy insertable toys, though, the Isla should work great; it provides an interesting sensation because of the plastic on the sides.

Cleaning the Isla is really easy since it’s waterproof. You can use warm water and antibacterial soap to clean your vibrator. It’s compatible with water-based lubricant, but you shouldn’t use silicone-based lube as it could hurt the Isla. The box that the LELO toy comes in works great for storage.

The LELO Isla is a good clitoral vibrator. It’s high-quality and just looks downright luxurious. The vibrations have a good variance that will allow most women to orgasm from this toy. While it’s not the best for insertion, it does end up being a perfect playtoy for water encounters. This adult toy store sells the Lelo Isla – part of the Insignia series.

2 Comments on "LELO Insignia Isla Review"

Michiko says...
December 01st, 2010

Ohhh, lucky you! I’ve been eyeing pretty much all of the Lelo toys. Does it mention anywhere on the packaging what kind of metal they used for the shiny silver part of the toy?

Colin says...
December 08th, 2010

@Michiko, The shiny silver part isn’t metal, but it was made to look that way. It’s actually glossy ABS plastic in a platinum-gold colour.




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