Comparison Review: SenseMotion Line – Oden, Lyla, and Tiani

It sounds like a hot MFF threesome doesn’t?  Oden, Lyla, and Tiani.  FunWares sent me the entire line of SenseMotion toys to review, which I have done so individually (click on each of the names above to read those reviews), but now I’m going to do a comparison of all three.  It’s a little difficult to do, because they do have very different purposes, but I’ll do the best I can.  In case you don’t want to read the individual reviews, here are the run downs for each:

The Run Down – Oden:

  • Toy Type:  Cock ring
  • Manufacturer:  Lelo
  • Includes:  Oden, remote, batteries for remote, charger, storage bag, and Insiginia broach
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  Oden – 3.75″ long, 1″ at the widest, 1″ wide hole (unstretched); Remote – 2.5″ in diameter, 0.75″ thick
  • Price:   $135.95
  • Pros:  Nice packaging with storage bag; Rechargeable; Silicone; Nice shape in theory; Good vibrations;  Easy to use;  SenseMotion modes are cool
  • Cons:  The gap between the body and tail is not right; Little more difficult to clean; Not the best shape in practice;  Can pop off (especially during girl-on-top); Looses connection easily
  • Intensity: Oden– 3/5; Remote – 2/5
  • Volume:  Oden – 2/5; Remote – 3.5/5
  • Overall Rating: 2.5/5
  • Recommended: Maybe, I like the SenseMotion, but it’s functionality as a cock ring was limited, if you really want to try it go for it, but if you’re unsure, don’t

The Run Down – Lyla:

  • Toy Type:  Out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  Lelo
  • Includes:  Lyla, remote, batteries for remote, charger, storage bag, and Insiginia broach
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  Lyla – 3.25″ long, 1.25″ wide, 3.75″ retrieval cord; Remote – 2.5″ in diameter, 0.75″ thick
  • Price:  $109.95
  • Pros:  Nice packaging; Comes with a storage bag; Splash-proof toy and controller;  Made from very soft silicone; Rechargeable toy and remote comes with batteries; Nice vibrations and very quiet (the toy itself); Easy and fun to use
  • Cons: Can loose the connection easily, especially through flesh; Controller vibrations and is loud
  • Intensity: Lyla – 3/5; Remote – 2/5
  • Volume: Lyla – 2/5; Remote – 3.5/5
  • Overall Rating: 3.75/5
  • Recommended: Yes

The Run Down – Tiani:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie and out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  Lelo
  • Includes:  Tiani, charger, satin storage bag, key, instruction manual, and broach
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  3.25″long; 7″ total length; Body – 2″ long, 1″ thick, 1″ wide; Tail – 4″ long, 0.75″ wide, 0.5″ thick
  • Price:  $119.95
  • Pros:   Waterproof; Rechargeable; Awesome feeling silicone; Not as big as the We Vibe
  • Cons:  Only one motor so internal vibrations are not as strong; Problems with losing connections
  • Intensity:  Tiani- 3/5; Remote – 2/5
  • Volume: Oden – 2/5; Remote – 3.5/5
  • Overall Rating: something/5
  • Recommended: Maybe, if you can afford it

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The outside packing

Just to give a quick reminder about the packaging, it’s pretty much the same for all three toys.  Each toy comes with a sleek sleeve with a faded out image of the toy itself.  Inside the sleeve is a plain heavy box that says “LELO” on the top and has no other writting.  If you need a discreet box, just toss the outside sleeve.  Each toy rests in a velvety foam insert and there is a small flap to the side through which you can access all the stuff that comes with it.  Each toy comes with it’s own charger, plastic key, brooch, instruction manual, and satin storage pouch.  Some people have said that it comes with “too much stuff”, but hey, you just shelled out $100-140 for this toy, don’t you expect to get a lot of stuff?  I really like all the little extras you get.

Outside of the packaging, the toys have a few similarities and differences.  I’m going to break it down into the following categories:  Vibration and Noise, Shape, Charging and Batteries, Controls, Connectivity, and My Personal Preference.

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The toys all tucked in their box

Vibrations and Noise:  I was expecting the vibration to be nearly identical in each toy.  I compared them buy having them all controlled by one remote so I know they were on the same function.  On the lowest setting the Tiani and Oden both seem to have the same strength of vibration.  The Lyla however is a bit stronger on the lowest setting.  I also feel like the Lyla is a bit more rumbly than the Oden and Tiani.  The difference in vibration strength may be due to the shape and size of each toy.  On the highest setting I found the same thing; the Lyla was again a bit stronger and a bit rumblier.   The noise level on the three toys is fairly close, none of them are particularly loud and they muffle very easily.  On the highest setting I did find that the Tiani and Oden had a higher pitched sound than the Lyla.  The Tiana was just a tad bit higher pitched, which made it seem a bit louder.  I would put the order for noise at Tiani > Oden > Lyla.  But they are all fairly quiet and you shouldn’t have a problem with the noise level of the toys themselves.  The controller for each toy also vibrates and all the controllers are identical.  The vibrations of the remote are not nearly as strong as those of the toy.  They’re also a bit buzzy and the remote is much louder and harder to muffle to the toys.

Shape:  The shape is probably the biggest difference between all of the toys, this is probably due to the fact that they each have a different function.  However, if you look at just the main body of each toy, the body of the Oden and Tiani are identical.  The Lyla is a similar shape, but it is nearly twice the size of the other two.

Charging and Batteries:  The charger for each toy look identical, but the Lyla charger is slightly differnt from that of the Oden and Tiani.  If you have the Oden and Tiani, you can safely use any charger with any of the toys, but for best results you should only use the Lyla charger with the Lyla.  Getting to the charging port is also the same for each toy.  Each consists of a body and a tail of some sort.  The LED just above the Turn On/Seek button flashes on all of them when they are charging and the manual states that they will be fully charged (from dead) after 2 hours.  When in use, if the battery is starting to run low the LED will flash more rapidly than normal.  The manual says that each of them has a run time up to 2 hours.  I first charged them around the end of November and I have not yet had to charge them again.  I haven’t used any of them for 2 hours straight, but I’m sure I’ve used them for nearly 2 hours, just playing around with them and trying them out.

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All three toys and all their parts (minus chargers)

The remote for each toy all take two AAA batteries, but the good thing here is if you have more than one, you can use one remote to control all three (even at one time) so you don’t have to worry about keeping batteries for all three.  The back panel comes off to put the batteries in.  This is where the plastic “key” comes in.  There is deep slot in the middle of the back on each remote and each key is the same.  The key has a protrusion that fits into the slot and allows you to twist the back cover off.  Many people have been irritated that you *have* to use the key to get the remote apart.  Which makes a bit of sense, what would you do if you lose this silly piece of plastic?  Don’t worry, it’s still quite possible to get it open without the key.  All standard US currency fits in the slot and you can twist it.  Probably currency from other countries will work too.  Don’t have any spare change?  All you have to do is hold the remote flat in your hand, press your other palm into the back of the toy, and twist.  The only time I’ve had any difficult is when my palms were really sweaty.  I think using the palm method is much easier than trying to find the key or a coin to get the back off.  It’s not nearly as hard to get open as some reviews make it out to be.  The manual says that the remote gets up to 10 hours, so that’s not too bad.  It does kinda suck that the remote isn’t rechargeable, but I haven’t had any issues with the batteries dying quickly, so it doesn’t bother me that much.

Controls:  Since the remote for each are the same, the controls for each toy are the same as well.  Another complaint I’ve heard is that these toys are too difficult to control.  Essentially there are four buttons.  Each toy has one button in it that has the “wireless” symbol on it.  Pressing it and holding it for 2 seconds will turn the toy on and lets the toy seek for a signel from the remote.  An LED right above the button flashes to let you know the toy is on.  You do need to turn the toy itself off by pressing and holding the button again.  The remote will not turn the toy itself on or off, which is the only slightly difficult thing about the toy.

The remote has three buttons on it.  If you’ve used any of the other Insignia toys, the buttons are exactly the same.  There is a plus, mode, and minus button (in that order).  To turn the remote on, you just plus button for two seconds and to turn it off press and hold the minus button.  Once the remote is on, you use the mode button to cycle through the modes.  There are 8 modes:  tilt, shake, steady, pulse, fast pulse, pulsing escalating, escalating/escalating, and random.  The first two modes, tilt and shake, are the two SenseMotion modes.  The other modes are just like other Insignia toys.  In these modes you can use the plus and minus buttons to decrease or increase the level of vibration.  The two SenseMotion modes use a gyroscopic technology to determine the level of the vibration.  In the tilt mode, the degree of tilt, starting in the horizontal position, increases the vibration intensity.  When the remote is horizontal, the toy vibrates at the lowest level and when it is vertical it is at the highest level.  The shake mode works in a similar matter, but to increase the vibration you have to lightly shake the remote.  When the remote is still in this mode, the toy does not vibrate at all.  You don’t have to shake it too hard to get to the highest level of vibration and you can shake it in any direction.  Once you shake it a bit, it will vibrate at that level for a second and slowly wind down.  The only major downside to the remote is that it does vibrate and is a tad loud.  In all of the regular modes, you can press and hold the mode button for two seconds to turn off the vibration in the remote. However, the vibrations will still be on in the two SenseMotion modes.

Connectivity:  This is probably the biggest issue with all three toys.  I would have to say the most trouble with connecting to the remote is the Tiani or the Lyla if inserted.  With the Lyla inserted, I could not get a connection at all.  The Tiani I had a tad more luck getting a connection.  I found that it was easiest to maintain a connection with the Tiani when used during doggy style sex.  Next would be the Oden and again, it’s probably the easiest to maintain a connection in doggy style.  The Lyla, when not inserted and just used against the clit as a remote bullet, is the easiest to maintain a connection.  In short, the easiest way to keep a connection with all of the toys is by having the least amount of flesh between the toy and the remote.

** If you’re wondering how I shot this video since you can see both hands, I shoved my webcam in my cleavage and lined it up.  It stayed well and was actually fairly steady.  Not bad huh?  Boob cam FTW!**

My Personal Preference:  As far as what I actually enjoy the most, I personally liked the Lyla the most.  I don’t care for internal vibrations so I like to use it just on my clit.  The vibrations are a bit deeper and stronger, and I just enjoyed it more than the other too.  After that, I probably like the Tiani a tiny bit more than the Oden, just because it stays in place a bit better.  I had a few issues with the Oden popping off my partner, especially when I was on top.

Overall, the Lelo Lyla is my favorite of the SenseMotion line.  It’s also the cheapest, so if you really like the idea of the SenseMotion (which I think is really neat) I would go with the Lyla.  The Tiani is the second cheapest, and my second favorite.  I think if you liked the We Vibe, but thought the insert-able arm was a bit too big then this would be a good choice for you.  The Oden is my least favorite and most expensive.  For a cock ring, I prefer something that also aids in keeping an erection and making it harder.  Having a vibrator on a cock ring isn’t that important for me, since I have plenty of small ones that I like a lot better than can fit between two people during sex.  All three can be found over at FunWares!

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*This review was sponsored by FunWares, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

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