Tenga Iroha Mai — Test & Review
Table of contents (16)
The Tenga Iroha Mai Tsuru test: How it faired
A Bit of a Let-DownI hadn’t heard of the Iroha Mai until I received it in the mail — I actually won it as part of a Tenga surprise box giveaway! I got the Tsuru model, which is a gorgeous white color, and was excited to experience this innovative and very pretty g-spot vibrator. Unfortunately, while I loved the idea, the execution felt a little lacking to me. The size? Great. The shape? Great. The vibrations? Way too weak.
What Exactly is Haptic WAVE Technology?The Mai is the first vibrator from Iroha (Tenga’s vulva-centric brand) to use this new vibration tech. It uses low-frequency waves to make vibrations — just like a speaker vibrates with the bass, or how your phone can provide haptic feedback when you press a button. The idea is to create very deep, rumbly vibrations and patterns that are based on actual sounds. In fact, when you hold the Iroha Mai up to your ear and cycle through the different rhythms, you can actually hear the vibe playing sounds and music! This is one of the toys I’ve tried where I actually enjoyed the patterns more than the steady speeds.
What Went Wrong?I think it’s a neat idea, but the final product just doesn’t live up to expectations. The vibes, while definitely rumbly, are extremely lackluster. As a g-spot stimulator, it does an okay job, but needs to be paired with something else to get you anywhere near climax. And, as a clit vibrator? Forget it! It was so weak that I actually felt frustrated. Usually, I like to start using a g-spot vibe on the clit to get warmed up before inserting it, but it was pretty impossible with the Mai. If you’re looking for a similar toy that can do both, I also tested out the Dame Arc and enjoyed it! You can find more information about that toy further down the page.
What Stands Out about the Design
The Iroha Mai is really a beautiful sex toy. It looks luxurious in an understated way, and I enjoy the sleek, white design. It feels like a nice, grown-up toy, and even comes with a storage/charging case rather than your standard storage pouch. The shaft is nicely curved and has a bulbous tip, which are both great for hitting the g-spot. Personally, I would have preferred a slightly thicker girth, but I think it's great for a quickie, and would also be great for newbies.
A Closer Look at the Tenga Iroha Mai Tsuru’s Ease of Use
The controls for the Iroha Mai are very simple, just press the 'three dots' button to cycle through the different intensity settings, and the 'flower' button to cycle through the different patterns. Each of the 10 patterns can be enjoyed at three different intensities. The curve of the shaft also makes it a little easier to reach your sweet spots without too much reaching. The vibrations do travel down the handle a bit, but since they're not very powerful, it's not particularly uncomfortable.
How Well-made is the Tenga Iroha Mai Tsuru?
On the surface, the Iroha Mai feels like a very high-quality toy. The silicone is very soft and the whole toy is well-constructed. However, the vibrations are just not at the level I would expect for such a premium, high-quality toy.
The Tenga Iroha Mai Tsuru’s Price
For most people, I honestly can't recommend buying the Iroha Mai. It is very expensive for a toy that is just not powerful enough for the vast majority of users. It is definitely beautiful, and you can tell that they were really trying to innovate with the Haptic WAVE technology, but they missed the mark on this one. For your money, you do get a combination charging stand and storage case, but I still don't think that those things justify the price tag.
A Closer Look at the Tenga Iroha Mai Tsuru’s Effectiveness
The vibrations from the Mai are certainly different than most other vibrations, and they have a nice rumble to them. However, as mentioned previously, they're just way too weak for me. On the plus side, though, they are extremely quiet, even on the highest intensity. The battery life is shorter than I would like, but that doesn't bother me so much when I consider how often I will be reaching for this toy (not so much).
A closer Look at it’s packaging
The packaging for this toy is really beautiful. It's very grown-up and has an understated luxury to it that is right up my alley. It has the name of the Iroha Mai and a picture on the front of the cardboard box, along with the 'model' name, in this case 'Tsuru'. It also has a safety seal for that extra peace of mind.
Material and care guide
The Iroha Mai is covered in soft, body-safe silicone. It's not squishy or flexible, but does feel nice and smooth. It's also waterproof and submersible up to 50cm, so it's easy to clean with some water and mild soap. You can also use it in the bath or shower! When not in use, you can keep it in the accompanying case, which doubles as a charger and a display stand!
Specifications and features
|Insertable length||4 inches|
|Waterproof||Yes (Not Charging Base)|
|Battery Life||At least 60 minutes|
|Charging Time||90 minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||Comes with Charging/Storage Case|
|Colors Available||White (Tsuru), Pink (Toki)|
While I am intrigued by the possibilities of Iroha's Haptic WAVE Technology, I just don't think they've hit the nail on the head with this one. The Iroha Mai felt like a let-down to me, and I can't really recommend that most people go out and buy it, especially at the price that they're offering. However, maybe they'll continue to work on it in other toys in the future? I'm definitely open to the idea of trying another Haptic WAVE toy, since those vibrations are incredibly rumbly.
Comparing Tenga Iroha Mai with alternatives
Tenga Iroha Mai
|Overall score||NaN / 5.0||4.7 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||3.9 / 5.0||3.8 / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||3.0 / 5.0||4.6 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||3.0 / 5.0||3.0 / 5.0|
|User rating||NaN / 5.0|
from 0 users
|4.7 / 5.0|
from 541 users
|4.8 / 5.0|
from 16 users
|4.4 / 5.0|
from 60 users
|4.7 / 5.0|
from 179 users
|4.6 / 5.0|
from 641 users
|Design||97 / 100||98 / 100||90 / 100||90 / 100||90 / 100||95 / 100|
|Ease of use||95 / 100||95 / 100||90 / 100||90 / 100||60 / 100||95 / 100|
|Quality||90 / 100||100 / 100||95 / 100||100 / 100||55 / 100||100 / 100|
|Sound||20 / 100||40 / 100||20 / 100||40 / 100||20 / 100||20 / 100|
|Power||20 / 100||80 / 100||60 / 100||80 / 100||20 / 100||60 / 100|
|Buzzy/Rumbly||very buzzy||somewhat rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||somewhat rumbly||very buzzy||neither really buzzy nor rumbly|
|Vibration modes||10||-||-||-||6||8 Patterns with adjustable speeds|
|Length||6.9 inches||7.5 inches||7.5 inches||8.54 inches||8 inches||6.5 inches|
|Insertable length||4 inches||5 inches||5 inches||4 inches||4.3 inches||3.5 inches|
|Diameter||1.3 inches||(bulb) 1.4 inches||1.5 inches||1.5 inches||1.5 inches||1 inches|
|Materials||Silicone||-||Silicone, metal, crystal||Silicone||Silicone, ABS Plastic||Silicone/ABS Plastic|
|Waterproof||Yes (Not Charging Base)||Yes||Slashproof||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Battery Life||At least 60 minutes||At least 90 minutes||150 minutes||120 minutes||120 minutes||Up to 240 minutes|
|Charging Time||90 minutes||120 minutes||1.5 minutes||90 minutes||120 minutes||120 minutes|
|Remote Controls||No||-||-||App controls||-||No|
|Storage Bag Included||Comes with Charging/Storage Case||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Colors Available||White (Tsuru), Pink (Toki)||-||Pastel pink, green, purple||Blue, Pink||-||-|
How to use Tenga Iroha Mai
Here's a quick step-by-step guide on how to get started with the Iroha Mai from Tenga...
Instructions - Manual
How did the Tenga Iroha Mai get tested and reviewed?
We sent the Tenga Iroha Mai to the tester’s address, free of charge. They tested the product and got to keep it afterward, with no strings attached.
Our tester then put the product through its paces. After trying the product out at home, the tester then recorded their experience, evaluation, and overall rating of Tenga Iroha Mai to share with you in this review.
After non-substantial editing, the review is uploaded to this page. Both good and bad reviews get uploaded, and no points that the tester writes in their review are left out.
The only editing we do is uploading and adding additional information such as the product specifications, comparisons to other products, and links to places where you can buy the Tenga Iroha Mai.