Lelo Ida Wave — Test & Review

Robin Seggar
by Robin SeggarUpdated:
4.3/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.3/5

Bedbible Rating:

4.2/5

Reviewed by: 

Robin Seggar

User Ratings:

4.3/5

Based on user reviews

60/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Lelo Ida Wave was rated 60 out of 100, which means it is designed well.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the Lelo Ida Wave.

70/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Lelo Ida Wave was rated 70 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).

100/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Lelo Ida Wave was rated 100 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.

Premium

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PricePrice

Rating: Lelo Ida Wave was rated 5 out of 5, which means it is in the premium price range.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

Beginner: Suited for those new to the world of sex toys. These products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, providing a gentle introduction to enhance your experiences. Whether you're exploring for the first time or looking for something straightforward, these items are a perfect starting point.

IntermediateIntermediate

Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.

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Advanced: Designed for the experienced and adventurous. These products cater to those who are well-acquainted with sex toys and are seeking more intense or diverse sensations. If you're looking to push boundaries and explore the depths of pleasure, these items are crafted just for you.

My Verdict

To conclude, I would say that on a personal level, this toy doesn't really work for me. Whilst its interesting design intrigues me, it doesn't feel good - and that's exactly what sex toys are supposed to do. Perhaps the toy just doesn't suit my body in particular, but I have read of similar reviews, and it seems like the shape of the tail is a bit hit or miss, so you should consider what shape g-spot toys you prefer before purchasing the Lelo Ida Wave. You really can't fault the toy's quality, but I suppose that for the price tag you wouldn't expect to fault it in this category. Furthermore, what it may lack in execution, it makes up for in creativity, with its integrated Wavemotion technology and remote-controlled app. The toy has potential, it just needs a more user-focussed design.

Buy, if you...

  1. Like the feeling of Wavemotion technology
  2. Enjoy having two pleasure points stimulated at once
  3. Don't mind splashing the cash

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Are on a tight budget
  2. Are sensitive to a strange feeling fit
  3. Don't like loud sex toys
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About The Lelo Ida Wave

The Lelo Ida Wave vibrator is an interestingly shaped toy, with a flat, wide vibrating base for clitoral stimulation and a tail-shaped shaft to massage the internal G-spot. It has two separate motors which deliver double the stimulation, giving pleasure on the inside and out. The internal motor has a Wavemotion vibration which gives a feeling of rotation, similar to that of fingers, whilst the external motor provides strong vibrations. The toy can be controlled via an app on your phone, allowing the user to adjust the vibrations via the app, making the overall experience more seamless and enjoyable.

The vibrations of the Lelo Ida Wave are noisy, extremely powerful, and very rumbly

SoundSound rating

Rating: Lelo Ida Wave was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is noisy.

What it is: The sound rating provides a visual representation of how loud the vibrations of Lelo Ida Wave felt to the reviewer.

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PowerSound rating

Rating: Lelo Ida Wave was rated 5 out of 5, which means it is extremely powerful.

What it is: The power rating describes how fast and strong the vibrations of Lelo Ida Wave felt to the reviewer.

Sound ratingSound ratingSound ratingSound ratingSound rating
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

  • The toy is remote controlled using an app
  • Made from high-quality materials
  • Packaged nicely with its own velvet storage bag

Cons

  • Some might find the tail uncomfortable
  • Wavemotion stimulation could be stronger
  • The rumble of the vibrator is fairly loud

Unwrapping the Lelo Ida Wave: My Experience

My Personal Experiences with Lelo Ida Wave

I was excited to try this product. This was based on my first impressions of it – i.e. the box’s plush design, and the overall look and feel of the toy. It looks like no other toy that I have tried before, and whilst I couldn’t imagine the insertable tail being that effective, due to its small size, I was intrigued by its design and had high hopes that it would provide me with a sensation I had never experienced before. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. I quickly found that the tail didn’t work with my body and felt uncomfortable. The Wavemotion technology wasn’t as strong as I would like, and the shape and fit of the tail was awkward. The flat vibrating base, however, delivered an amazing vibration, which was strong and rumbly – a sensation which was made even better by the remote controlled aspect of the toy. I actually decided to take the tail out and just use the vibrating base, which was a much more comfortable and enjoyable use of the toy.  

The Design: A Closer Look

Lelo Ida Wave The Design: A Closer Look

From an outside perspective, the Lelo Ida Wave looks like it's been designed by the Gods. It's sleek and sultry, and has clearly been made using high quality materials. However, after using the product, it becomes clear that the shape won’t work well for everyone. We'll get into it more, but the design of the toy feels unbalanced and actually felt a little uncomfortable for me at times, which was disappointing, considering the initial delight I felt at unboxing the toy.

Evaluating the User-Friendliness of the Lelo Ida Wave

Lelo Ida Wave Evaluating the User-Friendliness of the Lelo Ida Wave

In fairness, there are very little complaints about the ease of use of the Lelo Ida Wave. It switches on easily via the button on the side of the toy, and flicking between settings is likewise simple. Plus, the Ida Wave's added feature, which is easily its biggest selling point, is the fact that it can be controlled via an app on your phone, making for handsfree pleasure. This is a cool feature which I have only seen used in a handful of sex toys on the market, and definitely adds to the toy's ease of use. However, is it wholly necessary? It depends on the user. I used the app once to test it out, finding that manually controlling the toy really wasn't all that difficult.

Assessing the Lelo Ida Wave’s Quality

Lelo Ida Wave Assessing the Lelo Ida Wave’s Quality

If there's one thing that you seriously can't fault with this toy, it's the quality. Of course, this is because it's a Lelo-made toy, which essentially guarantees quality. The materials feel like they are of the highest quality, the packaging is sleek and well-made, and the electronics of the toy work with ease. It's a shame about the design.

Breaking Down the Cost of the Lelo Ida Wave

Lelo Ida Wave Breaking Down the Cost of the Lelo Ida Wave

Nothing comes for free these days, and the same can certainly be said for the Ida Wave. I won't sugar coat it - it's an expensive toy, and personally, I feel like my money would be spent better with a more substantial, classically designed toy. Whilst it is clearly made with high quality materials, and also boasts the added bonus of the remote controlled app, the design didn’t suit my body.

The Performance of the Lelo Ida Wave: A Review

Lelo Ida Wave The Performance of the Lelo Ida Wave: A Review

So, as this product is designed to essentially have two moving parts, I will review each part in isolation and then compare how the two work together. Let's start with the vibrating clit massager. This is by far my favourite part of the toy. It's a little strangely designed (simply because it has a large, flat surface area which I find somewhat strange for a toy designed to give clitoral stimulation), but its vibrations are STRONG, and they simply feel great. You can obviously adjust the vibrations to whatever level you desire, but they're gonna feel good on every setting, which gets a big thumbs up from me. Moving on, we have the shaft-like element to the toy. It's kind of shaped like a whale's tale, with a spoon-like tail which admittedly feels a bit odd and uncomfortable on insertion. Using Wavemotion technology, the shaft rotates in a way that feels similar to a finger motion, whilst the very top of the tail vibrates to hit the G spot - only it didn't for me. I think it's a combination of the rotating sensation, the smallness of the shaft, and its strange shape that makes this part of the toy disappointing. In truth, I prefer just using the flat base of the toy to stimulate my clit.

The Lelo Ida Wave’s Packaging

Lelo Ida Wave The Lelo Ida Wave’s Packaging

The packaging is plush, with the toy coming in a soft velvet back and a suavely designed black box. The packaging looks good and feels good, and certainly gives off an air of luxury which got me excited to use the toy. It also came with a charging cable and detailed instructions on how to use the toy, going into specifics about how to pair the toy to your phone, which was helpful.

Understanding the Materials and Care for the Lelo Ida Wave

Lelo Ida Wave Understanding the Materials and Care for the Lelo Ida Wave

The Lelo Ida Wave is made from high quality, non-porous materials, and it is fully waterproof, which seriously widens the scope for fun with this toy - a feature that I was impressed by. The toy is made from a soft silicone, with a shiny mirror on the base of the toy - I'm not too sure why this feature was added, but I'm sure you could find a use for it - especially in couples play. In terms of cleaning and taking care of the toy, I used anti-bacterial soap and warm water.

Special feature

Lelo Ida Wave Special feature

I suppose one of the special features of this toy is its Wavemotion rotating tail which, as we have already ascertained, is hardly very special. The other special feature is the fact that it can be remote controlled using bluetooth, meaning you can alter the pleasure it delivers via an app on your phone. This feature was a hit, and could be revolutionary in the way that we use and design sex toys moving forwards. It allows you to completely focus on the task at hand, immersing yourself in the pleasure of the experience and not having to think about pushing a button and manually flicking through settings.

Specifications and features

Vibration modes10 
Insertable length3 inches
Waterproofyes 
Materialssilicone 
Storage Bag Includedyes 
Remote Controlsvia app on phone 
Texturesoft 
Rechargeableyes 
Battery Life2 hours on a full 2-hour charge minutes

Comparing Lelo Ida Wave with alternatives

Compare Lelo Ida WaveLelo Ida Wave
Overall score4.3 / 5.0 4.9 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 4.1 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.2 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0
User rating4.3 / 5.0
from 9 users
5 / 5.0
from 379 users
5 / 5.0
from 1 users
4.9 / 5.0
from 133 users
5 / 5.0
from 3 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 7 users
PricePremium Premium Pricey Moderate Moderate Premium
Design60 / 100 90 / 100 45 / 100 60 / 100 80 / 100 80 / 100
Ease of use70 / 100 100 / 100 70 / 100 65 / 100 60 / 100 95 / 100
Quality100 / 100 99 / 100 50 / 100 80 / 100 70 / 100 100 / 100
Sound80 / 100 20 / 100 40 / 100 80 / 100 20 / 100 80 / 100
Power100 / 100 80 / 100 20 / 100 20 / 100 80 / 100 60 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblyvery rumbly somewhat rumbly very buzzy very buzzy somewhat rumbly neither really buzzy nor rumbly
Vibration modes10 10 3 12 -10 Levels
Insertable length3 inches---4 inches-
Waterproofyes Yes Splashproof Yes, IPX7 waterproof Yes Yes
Materialssilicone Silicone Body-safe silicone and ABS plastic Silicone, ABS Plastic Silicone and ABS Plastic Silicone & ABS Plastic
Storage Bag Includedyes -Yes No No Yes
Remote Controlsvia app on phone -Yes --No
Texturesoft -----
Rechargeableyes Yes USB charger Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life2 hours on a full 2-hour charge minutes+60 minutes90 minutes50 minutes80 minutes60 minutes
Clitoral suction-5 modes----
Length-7.8 inches3.75 inches8.9 inches8.5 inches-
Diameter-(shaft) 1.37 inches-1.7 inches1.5 inches-
Travel Lock-No No No -Yes
Vibration speeds--(Without sound activation) 1 -7 -
Vibration patterns--5 ---
Width--1.75 inches---
Charging Time--120 minutes210 minutes120 minutes120 minutes
Colors Available--Black/Pink Yellow Blue -
Weight---0.6 lbs--
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Author
Robin Seggar
Robin Seggar

Sexual enjoyment is something that should be accessible, enjoyable, and safe for everyone. As a BedBible writer, I am determined to send people down the right path on their sexual journey, with unbiased, honest advice.

Age: 25
Gender: female
Sexual orientation: bisexual
Sex toy experience: moderate
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