LELO F1S V2 Review

Kevin Foley
by Kevin FoleyUpdated:
4.3/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.3/5

Bedbible Rating:

4.2/5

Reviewed by: 

Kevin Foley

User Ratings:

4.3/5

Based on 134 user reviews

85/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: LELO F1S V2 was rated 85 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

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80/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: LELO F1S V2 was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is very easy to figure out and use.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

95/100
QualityQuality

Rating: LELO F1S V2 was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Pricey

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PricePrice

Rating: LELO F1S V2 was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is in the premium price range.

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My Verdict

Based on my personal experience (as well as the reviews from the iOS and Google Play Store), I would not recommend the LELO F1S V2 if you only want it for the app capabilities. However, I WOULD recommend it if you just want a male vibrator and don’t really care about how you control it. Despite the issues I had, I thoroughly enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) this toy. The overall performance easily outshines the app issues, and while it would be nice if the app worked as advertised, the device is worth the asking price regardless of the extra features. Initially, I did not like this toy very much, but over time I grew to appreciate it. If you purchase the F1S and find that you don’t enjoy it, I would encourage you to use it for a week and see if you change your tune!

Buy, if you...

  1. Enjoy taking your time
  2. Worry about discrete storage
  3. Want a simple cleaning process
  4. Don’t mind spending extra on a premium product
  5. Need a toy for partner play

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Want a quick orgasm
  2. Prefer “stroker” toys
  3. Only plan on using the app to control it
  4. Are looking for a strictly hands-free toy

About The LELO F1S V2

The LELO F1S V2 is a unique male sex toy that bills itself as a “high performance pleasure console”. Unlike many other male masturbators, this toy is exclusively a vibrator! Being as the internal length is only 4.5 inches, the vibrations it produces are felt most intensely towards the end of the penis, although the vibrations are deep enough to be felt throughout the entire body. Cased in aluminum with an internal silicone sleeve, this masturbator can be controlled using the buttons on the device or by using the Bluetooth-based app available for iOS and Android.

The vibrations of the LELO F1S V2 are quiet, very powerful, and very rumbly

SoundSound rating

Rating: LELO F1S V2 was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is quiet.

What it is: The sound rating provides a visual representation of how loud the vibrations of LELO F1S V2 felt to the reviewer.

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PowerSound rating

Rating: LELO F1S V2 was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is very powerful.

What it is: The power rating describes how fast and strong the vibrations of LELO F1S V2 felt to the reviewer.

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BuzzyBuzzy
What it is: Buzzy vibrators have a high frequency that stimulates the surface (like a high pitch).
RumblyRumbly
What it is: Rumbly vibrators have low-frequency vibrations that stimulate deeper into the tissue (like the bass in music).

Pros

  • Produces deep & intense vibrations
  • Visually inconspicuous
  • Great battery life & fair charging times
  • Customizable vibration patterns
  • Doesn’t attract lint, dirt, and debris
  • Easy to clean & dry

Cons

  • Hands-free operation is possible but not practical
  • Limited internal length & diameter
  • Auto-shutoff can be inconvenient
  • App is shoddy

Personal Experience

My Personal Experiences with LELO F1S V2

Expectations

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I received the LELO F1S. Having only ever used strokers before, I assumed that this device would “finish the job” quite quickly. Personal experiences will vary, but for me, that was not the case.  

Initial Impressions

  In fact, the first time I used the F1S it took me about 45 minutes to finish. The vibrations felt strong, but it was more akin to edging than active masturbation. Since different modes vibrate different parts of the inner sleeve, this took some practice before I was able to use the F1S in a more time-efficient manner. That said, I think that this toy is best enjoyed for longer sessions. It’s important to note that the F1S is a vibrator, not a stroker.  

An Experienced Insight

  Once you master the controls and figure out what feels best where, it’s fairly easy to control the duration of your experience. This is the best part about this toy: it puts you in the driver’s seat! For me personally, I found that the device was most stimulating when used towards the end of the penis, rather than inserting myself all the way into the device. While it is possible to use this device hands-free, you will need to be laying down and have a lot of patience (but it is possible to orgasm this way!). Having never achieved this before, I thought this was an impressive一albeit impractical一achievement. The fact that this toy is so easy to clean makes it ideal for daily use, although you may need to charge it more frequently. Unfortunately, this device does not support pass-through charging. That said, unless you’re masturbating for hours at a time, this is an issue you’re unlikely to run into.

Design

LELO F1S V2 Design

The LELO F1S has a very modern design. Unless you’re right on top of it, the device could easily be mistaken for a portable speaker! The internal sleeve is made from soft silicone. The outside is made of aluminum alloy, with a small window on the side that allows you to look inside of the device. On the top of the device, there are three buttons (+, power, -), the LELO logo, the charging port, and an LED indicator ring. The entire device is waterproof, and nothing about the construction feels cheap.

Ease of Use

LELO F1S V2 Ease of Use

This product is very easy to use. After the initial charge, you can turn the device on by pressing the power button (short for manual mode, hold until it starts blinking for app connectivity). From here, you can cycle through the four stored modes by pressing the power button. You’ll be able to see which mode you’re in from the indicator lights! The intensity can be adjusted using the + and - buttons. To turn the device off, simply hold down the power button.

Quality

LELO F1S V2 Quality

The overall build quality of this male vibrator is amazing! Not only does it have a sleek and modern design, but it also “feels” premium to the touch. Unlike TPR toys, the silicone sleeve doesn’t attract a bunch of dirt, lint, or debris, making it extremely easy to keep the toy clean. Despite being exposed to water multiple times, I never had an issue with the device short-circuiting or not working correctly (excluding pre-existing problems). The F1S can be a quiet or a loud toy, depending on the selected intensity and whether or not your penis is inside the sleeve.

Price

LELO F1S V2 Price

Judging the price for this item is challenging because of the issue I ran into with it. Assuming the device worked 100%, I would say that it’s worth the $220 MSRP. However, with the app problems I experienced (detailed below), I would say a more reasonable price would be $150-170. The overall quality is great, and it’s hard to completely fault the device for well-documented Bluetooth issues that aren’t specifically limited to this toy alone. Whether or not you should buy it depends on how often you plan on using it. For daily use, it’s definitely worth it. For occasional use? Wait for a sale.

Performance

LELO F1S V2 Performance

I could not get the Bluetooth app to control the device. This was interesting because the app connected to the device and the system sensors were working. However, unless you merely want to check the ambient temperature of the room you’re in (literally the only thing I could do), it’s pretty useless. Not only would the app not actively control the device, but it also wouldn’t allow me to change the saved settings. App issues aside, this device performs as promised. The vibrations are very deep, resonating throughout your entire penis shaft and into your body. When using the F1S, you can expect about two hours of use for two hours of charging.

Packaging

LELO F1S V2 Packaging

The LELO F1S comes in a small black box with a partially clear front that allows you to see inside the box. Once you open it up, you’ll reveal the device itself, and eventually reach the charging cord, mini instruction manual (which directs you to the full manual online), a warranty card, two packets of “personal moisturizer”, and instructions on how to use the personal moisturizer. The back of the box provides some additional information about the device.

Materials and care

LELO F1S V2 Materials and care

The device doesn’t come with a storage box, but you can store it in the packaging if you wish. Since the non-porous silicone sleeve of the F1S doesn’t attract any debris, I simply left it on a table. Cleaning this toy is extremely easy: you can clean the aluminum alloy exterior separately with a wipe, or wait until you clean the rest of the device. To clean the sleeve, simply use warm water and antibacterial soap. To dry, simply place the device sleeve-down to drip-dry or place it in front of a fan before storage.

Special feature

LELO F1S V2 Special feature

One of the most highly-marketed features of the F1S V2 is the app capabilities. However, I was unable to get the app to control the device. It would recognize the sensors within the device and form a connection, but the app appeared to be unable to send data to the device: it could only receive data. There is an SDK available, so perhaps I will try that and update this review later on. However, in regards to the consumer app, it appears my experience is fairly commonplace. Currently, the LELO F1S app has a 2.7/5 on the iOS App Store and a 1.5/5 on the Google Play Store. If you only want the F1S for its app abilities then I would be hesitant to recommend it, despite it exceeding my expectations in every other regard.

Specifications and features

MaterialsSilicone, ABS Plastic, aluminum alloy 
Length5.6 inches
Insertable length4.5 inches
Diameter2.8 inches
Diameter (internal)1.87 inches
OpeningsOne (neutral) 
Weight0.62 lbs
Storage Bag IncludedNo 
Remote ControlsYes (app controlled) 
Vibration speeds8 
Vibration patternsFour (preset), unlimited (programmable) 
RechargeableYes (USB) 
Battery Life120 minutes
Charging Time120 minutes
Travel LockYes 
WaterproofSubmersible 
Condom safeYes 
AllergiesLatex & Phthalate-Free  

Comparing LELO F1S V2 with alternatives

Compare LELO F1S V2LELO F1S V2
Overall score4.3 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.2 / 5.0 4.1 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0 4.9 / 5.0
User rating4.3 / 5.0
from 134 users
5 / 5.0
from 1 users
4.4 / 5.0
from 57 users
5 / 5.0
from 286 users
5 / 5.0
from 420 users
4.5 / 5.0
from 73 users
PricePricey Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Cheap
Design85 / 100 85 / 100 85 / 100 80 / 100 90 / 100 100 / 100
Ease of use80 / 100 90 / 100 80 / 100 75 / 100 80 / 100 90 / 100
Quality95 / 100 94 / 100 90 / 100 95 / 100 95 / 100 100 / 100
Sound40 / 100 -----
Power80 / 100 -----
Buzzy/Rumblysomewhat rumbly -----
MaterialsSilicone, ABS Plastic, aluminum alloy Acrylic, ABS, TPE, Silicone Soft plastic Soft plastic Soft plastic Silicone
Length5.6 inches12.5 inches11.22 inches---
Insertable length4.5 inches8.5 inchesAnal: 6.5 inches, Vaginal: 6.5 inches9 inches9 inches-
Diameter2.8 inches----Unstretched: 1.5 inches
Diameter (internal)1.87 inches-Anal: .1 inches, Vaginal: .25 inches---
OpeningsOne (neutral) 1 2 Vagina Vagina -
Weight0.62 lbs-10 lbs---
Storage Bag IncludedNo -No --No
Remote ControlsYes (app controlled) Yes ----
Vibration speeds8 -----
Vibration patternsFour (preset), unlimited (programmable) -----
RechargeableYes (USB) Yes ----
Battery Life120 minutes-----
Charging Time120 minutes-----
Travel LockYes -----
WaterproofSubmersible No Yes Yes Yes Submersible
Condom safeYes -----
AllergiesLatex & Phthalate-Free --Phthalate-free Phthalate-free -
Width-2.5 inches8.26 inches(canal) 0.5 inches(canal) 0.25 inches-
Quick-release valve-Yes; electric air release valve ----
Height--12.59 inches---
Colors Available--Light Skin Tone --Onyx, Lilac, Crimson
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Author
Kevin Foley
Kevin Foley

Content writer | As a writer, I work with many different topics. However, my work for BedBible is especially fulfilling, as it gives me the opportunity to promote sexual wellness, educate readers, and expand my personal knowledge on the aforementioned topics. I believe that approaching sexuality with a genuine desire to learn is the best way to expand one’s personal horizons, leading to healthier, more fulfilling relationships—both with yourself and with your partner(s)—down the road.

Age: 27
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Straight
Sex toy experience: Intermediate
All-time favorite sex toy: Lelo F1S v2
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