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    1. Product Description

      Minna Ola is the world's first fully customisable vibrator. Create and record your own patterns of vibration quickly and easily with this luxury vibrator. Precision shaped for G-spot stimulation, deep penetration and external gratification.

      Programmable Pleasure

      If you love the vibrating patterns on your vibrator but find them to be out of sync with your own desires, you'll love the freedom Minna Ola gives you as it's the world's first vibrator with fully customisable speeds and patterns.

      Minna Ola features an innovative push pad and 2 simple buttons which relieve the monotony of cycling through speeds and patterns. Instead, it offers a creative platform that allows you to create a climatic experience from start to finish.

      Quick and easy to programme, Minna Ola has 2 buttons and a pressure-sensitive pad which allows you to create and record your own vibration modes.

      Rechargeable Vibrator

      Pressing the raised button switches the vibe on and provides you with an indication of how much charge this rechargeable vibrator is holding. The first pulse is low, the second pulse is half charge and the third is full charge. For ease of use, every Minna Ola arrives fully charged.

      Easy-to-Use

      Pressing the indented button directly above the power switch allows you to start recording your own vibration patterns. Turn the vibe around and use the pressure sensitive pad to create your vibrating pattern. The sensitive pad is incredibly responsive to pressure and responds accurately to your touch, allowing you to build a pattern that changes in intensity, speed and rhythm.

      The harder you press on the pad, the greater the intensity of vibration. Hold the pad down firmly for continuous vibration at the highest speed or squeeze the pad with varied pressure to create your own pattern and rhythm.

      Memory Settings

      To save your setting, simply press the indented button a second time. With 10 seconds of recording time, you can create a varied experience that is guaranteed to perfectly match your desires.

      Intuitive Design

      Minna Ola has a slender 'S' shape to match your curves, whether you're looking for superb G-spot stimulation, deep penetration or precise external stimulation. Whichever way you turn the vibe you'll feel its shape complement your own.

      Insert the vibe with the curve facing downward for deep penetration, flip the curve upward for sensational G-spot stimulation and rest the curve against your body for precision point external pleasure.

      Super-Smooth

      Made from smooth silicone, this water proof vibrator offers a hygienic and easy-to-clean finish that is free from latex and phthalates, making it completely body safe.

      Minna Ola comes with a satin drawstring pouch for clean and tidy storage and a power charger.

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    1. At this price you'd be mad not to - get one now

      Reviewed: 08 July 2012 by Divine69, a Bisexual Single Female

      Okay, I know it's the sale (whilst I write this) and so yes, I have only had my Minna Ola less than 24 hours, but I feel I must share my (rather gloopy!) experience with you all right now!

      I had seen this on LH when it was new and I thought that looks a bit small and ugh! Patterns - not my cuppa cha at all. So I dismissed it as a gimmicky overpriced toy. More-fool-me then.

      I got the Minna Ola based mostly on price, I had thought of getting the Bedroom Kandi rechargeable lipstick bullet but I have a lot of these and when the Ola's price caught my eye I had a rethink and BOY am I glad I did!

      The patterns on this Beauty (because Ola deserves the capital B) are so very clever. I had COMPLETE control over Ola. It did nothing, quite literally, without me giving the touchpad a good squeeze or three (or twenty, I lost count) and lying back and taking it - however my hand wanted to give it to me!

      I had thought the size would be far too small for me but really I shouldn't have been so prejudice - it's not the size that counts but the power of the vibrations!

      Minna Ola is very strong power-wise. I like powerful vibrations and, for me, Ola ticks all the right boxes on that front - veeerrrrrry pleasing!

      Ola is so not loud, despite what some reviewers have been saying . Mine is quieter, on full throttle than both my We-Vibe bullets - the Salsa and Tango respectively.

      Under covers the sound goes right library-like. Ola is MUCH quieter than the Fun Factory Clip N Charge vibes - though Ola is not as rumbly, other than when gently touching the pad, however the vibes are nowhere near as 'buzzy' as the Salsa/Tango bullets - for me they truly are perfect.

      I don't find the seam a problem at all (as some reviewers have complained about),it's all silicone after all - but seriously I cannot feel it at all when I use Ola - inside or out!

      This luxury toy is soooooo eazy-peazy-orgasmic-squeezy to use! I had a quick play before use, before I'd even looked at the instruction booklet - Ola is a very self explanatory toy to use.

      I am not converted to patterns now but I am to 100% customization of patterns! (Patterns on MY terms, exactly how I want them!)

      I also like the power-on pulses, a very handy feature! Along with the usual suspects: rechargeable, waterproof, gorgeous soft top quality storage bag and a decent fused plug adaptor.

      Minni Ola works for me as a good warm-up clitoral stimulator. It's not on par with my Salsa/Tango but they take over once I'm in the mood and what more! And oh yes does Ola deliver, because I'M the boss!

      I am very very VERY pleased to report that I can use my bullets whilst Ola is inside me.

      And, for me, that is deep penetration, all the way to the hilt (touchpad) - my G-spot gets some fun along the way too though! And, in my eyes, this means more fun than I can shake a stick at!

      O all those lovely possibilities! (twirling Ola around inside feels good but it's the depth issue I love!

      Yes, I did worry a bit about the charging strip but I needn't have. It just looks like it could irritate but it didn't and as it comes with charge you don't need to worry about it for a while (going by another review).

      I had to use a small dollop of lube with this toy, which I usually don't have to worry about as am so juicy gloopy myself but my ID Pleasure Lube sorted that - just make sure you have some lube handy as I think you might well need it.

      I had proper wowzer orgasms with this toy!

      For the price it's just utterly fab. I'd recommend the Minna Ola to anyone with a sense of adventure 'play' - don't be scared, there is nothing to be afraid of.

    2. Overall Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Attractiveness:
      9 out of 10
      Quietness:
      10 out of 10
      Ease of Use:
      10 out of 10
      Material & Build Quality:
      10 out of 10
      Strength of Vibrations:
      9 out of 10
      Orgasm Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Pros
      Touch pad, rechargeable - arrives charged! Price (in sale), very quiet for power.
      Cons
      position of charging strip - otherwise absolutely nothing, except price when not in sale.
      Bottom line
      Utterly BRILLIANT and utterly PERFECT! And all at a proper job bargain (sale) price!
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    1. Vibrations are your creation

      Reviewed: 24 December 2011 by Lady Ness, a Bisexual Engaged Female

      When I first heard about the Minna Ola, and how it used touch sensitive technology to form vibrations, I was more than a little intrigued. The Ola sounded like the most interesting advanced vibrator I had heard of in a long time; this led me to think it would be one of the most complex vibrators to use. Sure, there are new innovative vibrators being produced all the time - so often I feel innovative is overused in sex toy reviews - but a lot of the time, these new products have extremely fiddly controls, which aren’t user friendly. I like to be able to pick-up a toy and be able to use it as soon as it arrives, no waiting for it to charge, no fussing with instructions, no having to educate your partner once you’ve vaguely gotten to grips with the toy yourself. The Minna Ola is ideal in every way, in that I didn’t experience any of these problems when it arrived. Once quickly acquainted with Ola, I was left very satisfied.

      The Minna Ola arrives in a cylinder shaped box which has a very clean and modern appearance. The packaging is rather larger compared to the toy, but luckily Ola arrives with its own satin drawstring pouch. Inside the box you receive an instruction booklet, sticker, charger, silver pouch, and the toy itself with a quick start guide looped round its shaft. The Ola arrives fully charged, which is perfect, as I often find the excitement over a new toy can die down slightly while waiting for it to charge. The quick start guide is a small booklet, with instructional diagrams that are extremely easy to read, and within seconds I had mastered using the Ola’s controls.

      The Ola’s main shaft has a classic shape with a gentle curve, with its jaunty angled handle giving it a funky modern feel. The toy is coated in a smooth matte silicone, which causes mild friction when rubbed against dry skin. There is a manufacturing seam running round the shaft of Ola, which may cause some irritation for those highly sensitive to textures. The vibrator is solid, apart from the touch sensitive pad, which is filled with air underneath the matte silicone coating. After a while the touch pad will begin to deflate; to re-inflate the pad, take the magnetic clip off the charger, and push the jack-pin into the air vent at the back of the pad. The toy is 8 inches in length with 5.5 inches of insertable shaft. The touch pad is 2.25 inches in length and can be inserted too, as Ola is completely waterproof. However, as there is a vent hole at the back of the pad which can trap dirt, I would recommend using a condom if you intend to use it like this. The maximum circumference is 4.25 inches. On the main shaft there are three magnetic pins for the charger to clip onto - these don’t seem to cause any discomfort while using the toy. There are two buttons located on the back of the touch pad, above the vent hole, where the shaft curves.

      Controlling the Ola with its two buttons and pressure pad is surprisingly simple. The on/off button is a raised circle, and the other button is the mode select, which is a raised ring. There are 3 modes, which the instructions refer to as Vibration Creation, Loop, and Lock. At the base of the toy is the touch sensitive pad, which will create vibrations in correspondence to the pressure you apply. To get started, simply hold down the circular button for a few seconds. As the toy switches on, you will notice it vibrate; this is to indicate how much charge the Ola has left. Three pulsations means that the Ola is at full power, two pulsations is equal to half power, and one means Ola is low on power, and you should consider recharging the toy soon. Ola appears to keep charge better than many other vibrators.

      Once on, you can start experimenting with the touch pad. When using the touch pad, you are really able to feel the difference in vibrations when pressure is applied. Light pressure, such as stroking the touch pad, causes the vibrator to softly rumble. Firmer pressure, such as clenching the pad in your fist, will cause the toy to produce high strength vibrations - the Ola is very powerful when you want it to be. Holding down the pad will cause the Ola to produce a continuous vibration. Altering the pressure will vary the vibrations, to produce your desired pulsations. This first mode allows for some very spontaneous play.

      After you have gotten to grips with using the Ola, which I assure you won’t take long, you can start recording your creations. Press the raised ring button, which will start flashing red. When this button is pressed once, it will play back any patterns you create, after a short pause. You are able to alter the vibrations at any time by simply squeezing the pressure pad again. Clicking the ring-like button again will save your creation. This button will now emit a continuous red glow, indicating Ola is in playback mode. Ola will play back your vibration pattern in a loop, and touching the pressure pad will have no effect. This means that once you’ve settled on a satisfying combination, you can switch to playback and thus avoid accidentally undoing your creation in the heat of the moment.

      You can use the Ola main shaft two ways, either having the curved tip pointing towards the front of the vaginal wall, or inserting the curve the opposite way. When using the Ola I found that I needed a little foreplay prior to insertion, as the tip isn’t overly tapered. The silicone does soak up moisture, so you may want to use additional lubrication. When using the Ola with the tip facing the front of my body I found that it would occasionally stimulate my G-spot, but the shape and length of the toy was better at stimulating my A-spot. When using the toy with the back of the curved shaft facing the front, I found the toy stimulated my G-spot better, but wasn’t able to apply enough pressure to induce orgasm. Though the Ola wasn’t quite the correct shape for my G-spot, being able to control the vibrations was enough to arouse me, and it felt immensely pleasurable. When using the toy in the first mode, I enjoyed how as I got closer to climax, my hand would naturally grip the touch pad harder and more frantically, and as climax calmed, my hand would quiver and softly come to a halt, make the vibrations feel as if they belonged inside my body as a natural part of arousal. When programming the settings I liked how I didn’t have to scan through any pre-programmed settings, and could instantly set it to the pattern I desired, depending on my mood and how quickly I wished to reach orgasm. I was in complete control of how strong and fast the pulsations were. I did find a slight problem when recording with the toy; sometimes I would accidentally double press the mode button, meaning that I would record less than anticipated. However, this didn’t happen often. Even when the Ola becomes covered in lubrication, the touch pad is still easy to use.

      You are able to insert the touch pad, but as there is a vent hole at the back of the pad I would recommend using a condom, as it would be difficult to clean properly. Inserting the toy this way was a bit trickier, but once inserted it did hit my G-spot. It was fun being able to clench the soft jelly-like touch pad with my Kegel muscles, but as the vibrations are focused at the tip of the opposite end, I didn’t feel much benefit from being able to manipulate the vibrations.

      The Ola works well as a clitoral stimulator, which surprised me considering the shape of its tip. Again, I like how much I was able to control the toy, as sometimes I want very powerful clitoral stimulation and other times I want soft and mild stimulation.

      When inserting the main shaft of the Ola, because the base with the touch pad is flared and sharply curved, you could use the Ola for anal insertion. I would recommend placing a condom over the toy for anal use.

      The Ola is a great couple’s sex toy. Basically, I handed the toy over to my partner to play around with, and quickly explained how it worked, and within seconds he had successfully managed to record his own vibration patterns.

      Cleaning the Ola is simple. Unlike some silicones the Ola doesn’t attract too much dust. When not in use you can store it in the pouch provided. The Ola is waterproof, so it can be washed easily; just pay a little extra attention to where the air vent is located, at the back of the touch pad.

      When recharging Ola, the toy’s power button LED will pulsate. To indicate when it is fully recharged, both the power and memory buttons will pulsate slowly.

      Overall, I’m thoroughly impressed with the Minna Ola. It’s probably one of the best vibrators I own, as it’s not only unique, but it’s also fairly powerful when desired, and is well made. I really love how easy the Ola is to use - it makes it one of the most enjoyable toys I’ve ever tried.

    2. Overall Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Attractiveness:
      8 out of 10
      Quietness:
      7 out of 10
      Ease of Use:
      10 out of 10
      Material & Build Quality:
      9 out of 10
      Strength of Vibrations:
      9 out of 10
      Orgasm Rating:
      8 out of 10
      Pros
      How you can control its strength through touch, very easy to use, well made.
      Cons
      N/A
      Bottom line
      One of the best toys I own.
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    1. A Very Pleasing Squeeze

      Reviewed: 10 May 2012 by RedheadKitten, a Straight Going Steady Female

      When a wonderful (and obviously close!) friend sent me the link to Ola at Lovehoney and told me to expect my birthday present to arrive any day, I was stunned and thrilled. I'd never had a high-end sex toy before, so the gift's arrival was met with some anticipation.

      As always, Lovehoney's packaging was perfect. I was out when the delivery arrived, but felt no concern collecting it from my neighbour, who would have had no idea of its contents unless he's ordered from LH too in the past!

      On opening the strong, secure and discreet packing box, I was met with a beautiful sight. I've always been turned off by crass, cheap-looking toys but Ola is in a different realm entirely. Presented like a piece of sculpture, the toy stands in a tall, cylindrical box with its instructions and a very pretty silver satin bag. My gift was given in the purple colourway, which is rather less blue-toned than the one in the photos, and really very pretty. There's nothing cheap or tacky about Ola. She's a classy girl - all curves and whispered invitations, and the silicone form has exactly the right amount of firmness coupled with a smooth, velvety coating that I couldn't stop stroking.

      But of course, all that stunning design means nothing if the toy can't deliver on its promises of pleasure.

      At first, I found Ola difficult to get used to. The interface itself is very quick to master - in fact, the instructions make it sound a bit more complicated than it is, so don't let that put you off. However, on switching the toy on (and it does arrive fully-charged, great work there Minna!) I found her all tease and no release, at least for a while. There are some rumbly vibrations on the lower settings which get more buzzy as they increase in intensity, but I somehow couldn't quite....relax into the experience. Don't get me wrong, it was still a very, very pleasant experience - but more like the candlelight-and-roses type than the earth-shattering-orgasms type... if that makes any sense!

      That all changed with practice. It turns out I just needed a little while to get to know Ola, and learn how we fit together. And here's the biggest thing:

      She discovered my G-spot.

      Yes, that's right, Gentle Reader. In my late 30s, I'd not even been sure I had one. Let's just say I'm very, very sure now. And for that alone - never mind the large number of fantastically satisfying orgasms I've had since - I'm thankful that this beautiful piece of art exists.

      Ola is now a firm favourite in my slowly growing toy drawer. As my first introduction to the world of high-end toys (and I very much hope I'll gain more of them in the future, now I've discovered this world!) I'm impressed with the battery life, quietness and sheer sensuality offered by this toy, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to a friend.

      Oh, and if (like me) you find that squeezing the soft, pillowy interface gets a little tiring on the hands after a while... it's very easy simply to set the "record" to work constantly at the intensity you prefer, then lie back and think of Lovehoney.

    2. Overall Rating:
      8 out of 10
      Attractiveness:
      10 out of 10
      Quietness:
      8 out of 10
      Ease of Use:
      7 out of 10
      Material & Build Quality:
      10 out of 10
      Strength of Vibrations:
      7 out of 10
      Orgasm Rating:
      9 out of 10
      Pros
      Great design, long battery life and toe-curling sensuality!
      Cons
      Can take a little getting used to.
      Bottom line
      Worth the work it takes to release Ola's full potential!
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    1. Create your own vibrations

      Reviewed: 07 May 2012 by Laveila, a Straight Single Female

      I really was looking forward a vibe which would allow me to create my own patterns, as I often found that the patterns in vibes often seem to be miss and hit, often just leaving me bit... Unsatisfied.

      First impressions:

      The vibe arrived promptly and safely as always. After opening the box I was presented with relatively large round box which held the toy itself, with the toy picture on it. The toy has really nice velvety feel to it, but I do find the factory steam very ugly. I wish they would find another solution for the control tab, without this huge seam.

      Charging and battery life:

      As far as I can remember, the vibe arrived charged, but I am not 100% sure about this. But charging is very easy, LH supplies you with an US to UK adapter. I find that unlike some rechargeable toys I met, which holds charge for only relatively short time (less than month), the Ola holds its pretty well. I do not use it that often (roughly about once a week) and it still holds its initial charge, although I will have to recharge now and I got it in February.

      I am not sure how long it lasts on one charge, but I find that it does last long enough for you to have several sessions on it. My guess would be over 3 hours? But I rarely check how much I used it. But I am happy with the battery life.

      Very nice feature is that Ola lets you know how much charge there is left, when switching it on. 3 pulses mean full charge, 2 about half power left, 1 low. Something I miss with other rechargeable toys - you often only get warning battery is running out.

      In use:

      I personally find that Ola can be bit tricky to use the first few times until you get more used to how the toy is controlled. Also I did find out that you need to squeeze the control pad bit harder to get it to the full power.

      There are no pre-programmed vibrations or patterns. You create your own patterns every time you use the toy. You can either do it by touching the pad when the toy is on, or use a button to switch the toy into programmable mode. This will allow you to create your pattern and then lock the toy so touching the pad will not change it anymore. Easy also to create constant vibrations - just hold it down and then quickly release. The only possible downside of this is that you cannot save the pattern for the future. So if you find one you really love, you have to remember it.

      The Ola is nice shape toy for my G-spot stimulation. I find that it rubs against mine nicely. While I do like the shape for G-spot stimulation, I find it bit trickier to use it in my most favourite way as clitoral toy - I like to rub the toys against my clitoris, but I do find the larger head of Ola bit awkward for that. On the other hand, it is well made for larger surface external stimulation. I just put the control tab towards my belly and press the length of the Ola against my labia and clitoris and vaginal entrance. It works nicely for stimulation.

      The vibrations can vary from very mild to relatively strong, although I would personally welcome the toy being bit stronger. So this is not a toy for a real power queen. It is enough for me, although I would prefer this toy to be just bit stronger...

      And I wish it had travel lock. I travel a lot and I do want to take toys with me. So I would really appreciate this. Maybe they will make a second version?

      Cleaning and storing:

      Cleaning is very simple. Warm water does it. The toy is fully waterproof so there is no worry about washing it. Or you can use sex toy cleaner.

      Storing is easy - you can either use the original box or the satin small bag which arrived with the toy. I personally find it bit small. The toy does fit in, but it is bit too tight fit for my liking. Maybe they could make it just a bit bigger?

      Last thoughts:

      Very creative vibrator, which allows you to create patterns every time to suit your mood. It just could be bit stronger.

    2. Overall Rating:
      8 out of 10
      Attractiveness:
      7 out of 10
      Quietness:
      7 out of 10
      Ease of Use:
      7 out of 10
      Material & Build Quality:
      8 out of 10
      Strength of Vibrations:
      7 out of 10
      Orgasm Rating:
      7 out of 10
      Pros
      Creating my patterns, battery life. Waterproof.
      Cons
      Could be bit stronger, no travel lock, the seam.
      Bottom line
      Vibe for those who want to create their vibrations, but could be stronger.
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    1. Bish Bash Bosh

      Reviewed: 15 February 2012 by BashfulBabe, a Straight Going Steady Female

      Ever had that moment where you want a pattern to speed up or slow down, get harder or be a little more gentle, so you cycle it through a bit and find that nope! Next setting is too little/much? And, frustrated, you dither between the two closest until you settle on the least 'wrong' and try to suppress that urge to yell at the toy manufacturer for not being psychic enough to anticipate this exact level of need? Only me then?

      Clearly not, since that's exactly the problem the Minna Ola seeks to address! Now, aside from my rather unreasonably high expectations of toys at times, it appealed to me as a gadget geek precisely because of the utterly unique feature that the whole shebang is centred around: user-controlled patterns and speeds. Literally programming in your own pattern, or just 'free-handing' and letting your touch dictate the pace of things. Pretty nifty! However, that's a lot of hype to live up to, and when you get right down to it, the entire performance is reliant on that sole feature living up to expectations. That's a tough gamble at one-two-oh a pop.

      FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

      There certainly was an element of top-of-the-line gadgetry about the Ola when it popped through my door. The packaging is rather cute, being mostly recyclable, but still holding the toy in an upright display. Lifting the tube off to reveal the goods within did feel a bit like exposing a priceless museum piece to the air (or maybe I've watched too many crime films for my own good!), which certainly added to the feel of something priceless, timeless, and distinctive within a generation. There's also a few essentials tucked into the base of the tube-slash-stand, with the charger, a pretty little storage bag, instructions, and a slightly bemusing Ola sticker (an exclamation mark in white on a background colour to match the toy) which I still have no idea what I should do with. Oh well, points for random I guess!

      There's also a wee 'dog tag' of a quick-start guide looped around the thinnest part of the Ola's neck, again with just a bit more branding and attention-grabbing to the innovativeness of the touch-sensitivity. and to top it all off, the toy comes fully charged, so you can lift out and go as soon as it arrives, which is certainly a nioce touch after having suffered through my share of "charge for like eleventy hours before first use" teases.

      THE PRETTY:

      The Ola has a very streamlined shape, with both the curve of the line and the girth increase being very gradual and fluid. It's not overly large, and quite slim at the main part of the neck, so once inserted there's very little stretch around the vagina's entrance. The only severe break in the gentle gradients is the pressure-pad handle, being less tapered and at a sharper angle than the main body.

      I got the purple, and it's a lovely deep colour, a dusky royal purple hue. I was a little wary of the charger connection, being right on the thin 'neck' part, and rather pronounced, but in all my use of the Ola I've not had it come into contact with anything fleshy. The silicone is smooth and matte, but without any distinctive texture or potential for 'drag'; it'd be rather tough to wrangle without lube, but once it's a little slick, there shouldn't be any excessive friction. The small "MINNA" engraved just beside the touch pad did make me think a little of how many times I've had to howk into similar brandings to get trapped gunge out, but it's actually rather shallow, so I've not noticed anything howk-worthy enough, as some pressure from the tap is enough to do all the howking for me. Howk. Ahem... I was a little surprised at the rather pronounced seam running along the length of the toy: at this price, I'd expect a finer finish. I did feel it on insertion, but it didn't cause any discomfort during use, although when I tried using it externally, it was too rough on my clit, so that was a no-go.

      I'd say if anyone's exceptionally sensitive it could be an issue, but mainly it's just a visual pain. The touch-pad area is marked off with a groove boundary, and on the reverse is the hole to re-inflate it if it's in low pressure such as during flight and goes a bit too soft. I was wary of how very open that hole was, but I tried dunking it under water - the toy itself is fully waterproof - and it appeared to form its own air-seal and has suffered no issues after repeated submersions. Just up from that hole are the sole two buttons with LEDs: the Power button which lights up solidly while in use and pulses while the charger is connected, and the Record button which pulses when the toy is connected to the charger but fully charged or while accepting new input and glows solidly when 'playing' the recorded pattern. The Record's LED also blinks when the Ola is turned on, indicating battery levels: three times for fully charged, twice for running at or below half-power, and once for "charging imminent!". This in itself is a nifty feature, as I certainly know the frustration of a toy purring away happily and then dropping dead with no warning.

      THE POWER:

      It's definitely very easy to use. I'm still a bit sore from my experience with the (discontinued) Lelo Tiani, so something that's both "unique & innovative" and a bit bish-bash-bosh even on a first use is certainly a welcome experience. There are no pre-recorded patterns, so it literally is a case of turn it on by pressing firmly on the power button, and squeeze the pressure-pad to produce whatever vibrations you desire. Feeling a bit fancy? Get your playback on! Press the Record button once so that the light is pulsing, and squeeze in your pattern (up to 10 seconds), then press it once more so that it glows steady and let it loop away. Press Record a third time to go back to manual mode. Press the Power button a second time to turn it off. C'est ca. Literally all there is to it.

      The shape is a very gentle curve, with a gradual change in size. It can be inserted back-to-front-to-back-again, whatever you like, so that either the main 'bump' of the curve or the uppermost tip is pressing forward. Personally, I found that the curve completely missed my G-spot whichever way it was inserted, so while the vibrations carried well enough that it felt quite pleasurable, it wasn't enough to actually bring me to orgasm.

      I'd seen many reviews around the internet raving about the power of the vibrations, so between that and the hype-induced-excitement, I was perhaps expecting a little much. I found that, when gripped firmly to produce the strongest possible vibration level, it was probably on par with most average-strength vibrations. As someone who'll happily press a Hitachi directly on-clit and still manage to fight the wave, I'm quite critical of supposedly "intense" vibrators - and so too should someone who doesn't consider themselves a Power Queen take my opinion with a grain of salt - and I found myself disappointed with the power here. Like the curve's shaping, it was fun and enjoyable, but not enough to get me off without swapping to another toy.

      Given it had failed me (due, for the most part, to my own demanding 'specs') as an insertable, I had a look at the alternative options. several people had mentioned using it externally, so I gave that a shot, but found the dreaded seam kept snagging on my lips and clit, and ensuring it didn't come into contact with flesh was way more hassle that it was worth, so that was that plan out. Others had suggested anal insertion, and given I'll happily whack most things up there, I whapped on a condom and went for it. It was actually much more successful this way for me: the smaller size meant it was easy to take, with just enough to apply pressure; the vibes I take anally are usually weaker than those I can take vaginally or on my clit, so suddenly it felt a lot more oomphy; and the jaunty angle of the pressure-pad end meant I wasn't overly concerned about it pulling a disappearing act. Definitely a success there, however I couldn't help but feel that I have better anal toys, so it's a bit pointless to relegate it to those ranks where it can't stand out at all.

      BB'S FINAL THOUGHTS:

      I've struggled over this review a little, because, despite the ugly seam, it is a great toy, but it just does not work for me. Believe me, I have tried everything short of swinging from the ceiling with my bits on fire to try and make it work, but every time I end up growling, chucking it across the room, and reaching for something I can be sure I'll cum on. It hurts the gadget geek in me, but this one is not for me. That's not to say it won't work for others; pretty much every single review I've read on the internet of the Ola - and that is a fair few, to put it mildly! - raves about how well it worked, so I'll begrudgingly accept that it's just that I'm such a unique and special snowflake with a philistine of a vagina that can't appreciate a toy like the Ola. If, like me, you tend to find yourself gravitating towards girth, power, and serious texture/shaping, then this'll probably be an exercise in frustration, despite how much fun it can be to play with the squidgy pad. But, if you're a normal person, then this is certainly not a dud.

    2. Overall Rating:
      7 out of 10
      Attractiveness:
      9 out of 10
      Quietness:
      7 out of 10
      Ease of Use:
      10 out of 10
      Material & Build Quality:
      9 out of 10
      Strength of Vibrations:
      5 out of 10
      Orgasm Rating:
      2 out of 10
      Pros
      Easy to use; decent quality; pretty; innovative and unique.
      Cons
      Vibes not strong enough; shape not shape-y enough; horrid seam.
      Bottom line
      Great quality (seam aside) and so fun, but doesn't work for me.
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