A few weeks ago, I published a Spotlight on the New and Improved LELO GIGI 2 and LELO LIV 2. I have worked with LELO in the past and before they released these new vibrators they were kind enough to give me a heads up and offer a sample for review. Due to the unusual shape, I had always wanted to try the GIGI, but had never gotten around to it. So many sex toys, so little time. Therefore, I jumped at the chance to test out the new LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator.
As I mentioned, I do not have the original GIGI so I cannot provide a comparison. However, I can tell you what the LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator has that the original GIGI did not. The GIGI 2 has six improvements. Well, really there are five improvements and one difference I noticed. They are as follows:
1. Power: The LELO GIGI 2 has 100% more power than the original GIGI.
2. Waterproof: The new GIGI 2 is waterproof! The original GIGI was only splash proof.
3. Modes: The GIGI 2 offers eight vibration modes versus the original GIGI’s five.
4. Battery Life: The GIGI 2 can last up to four hours on a two hour charge, while the original GIGI maxed out at two hours.
5. Silicone: I have always raved about LELO’s silicone and didn’t think there was a need for improvement, but the GIGI 2 is made with a silicone that is even smoother and silkier than the silicone of the original GIGI.
6. Charger: The GIGI 2′s charger is white, as opposed to the black charger of the original GIGI. (Not a big deal, I realize.)
The first five differences on the above list are very significant. The list also provides you with a good amount of information about the LELO GIGI 2. As with all LELO Pleasure Objects, the GIGI 2 is made with a combination of ABS and silicone. The handle, with the control panel, is made of ABS. The insertable portion of the vibrator is made of a silicone sheath wrapped around a hard interior, that provides absolutely no flexibility. As I pointed out in #5, LELO has changed the silicone used in the production of the GIGI 2, and it is even more awesome than before. This new silicone is so soft and silky, it slides along my skin with no drag at all. I want sheets made of this new LELO silicone. Not. Joking.
I always recommend using lube with insertable sex toys and that hasn’t changed. However, if you are in a pinch and don’t have a drop of lube left, but are still determined to use the LELO GIGI 2, you can very likely get away without it. Of course, this will depend upon your personal level of wetness. I can use this vibrator without lube. As a general rule, I don’t, but I wanted to see if I could because the silicone is just so slippery. When you are choosing the lube you’re going to use with the GIGI 2 (and you are going to use lube, right??), select a good quality water-based lubricant. Though you probably can slide by using a high quality silicone-based lube, it is a gamble. Combining silicone-based lube and silicone sex toys can lead to a negative chemical reaction that can damage the toy.
I know color is not really a consideration, especially when you have just one or two vibrators. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t call attention to the beautifully, vibrant turquoise of the silicone. If a turquoise vibrator doesn’t make you weak in the knees like it does me, the LELO GIGI 2 also comes in Cool Gray, Deep Rose, and Pink. At 6.5″ long, with 4.5″ of insertable length, and approximately 1.25″ in diameter, the GIGI 2 is a reasonably sized vibrator that should be manageable for many people.
One of the biggest issues I have with older LELO vibrators is that they are not waterproof. I don’t have to take every single sex toy I own into the bath or shower, but what about people who only have that one vibrator? What are they to do? As can you see in #2 above, the new LELO GIGI 2 is waterproof, which is excellent. Quite frankly, when I first looked at the GIGI 2 I was skeptical due to the open charging port on the bottom of the vibrator. Even LELO’s splash proof vibrators have covered ports. I took LELO’s word for it and have not had a single problem. Obviously, this charging port is made differently from the old one.
The fact that the LELO GIGI 2 is waterproof makes cleaning super easy, especially for lazy people like myself. You can wash it with warm water and soap, use a non-caustic sex toy cleaner, or wipe the silicone portion down with a 10% bleach solution. Bleaching your GIGI 2 will allow you to share it amongst non-fluid bonded partners. Don’t do anything foolish like stick your new GIGI 2 in the dishwasher or boil it. It has a motor that will be destroyed by either of these actions.
Like all LELO vibrators, the GIGI 2 is rechargeable. Up top in my list, I mentioned two changes related to charging. Firstly, and totally unimportant (so let’s get it out of the way), is the fact that the charger is white. Every other LELO charger I have is black. No big whoop. Just thought I’d mention it because I like the white better. It matches. Secondly, and this is the important change, LELO has managed to double the amount of play time without increasing the charge time. As with the original GIGI, the GIGI 2 takes about two hours to fully charge. When charging, the LED ring around the control panel will blink. When the vibrator is fully charged, the LED will glow steadily. Unlike the original GIGI which could go for up to two hours on a single charge, the GIGI 2 can last for up to four hours, a huge difference.
Another difference I mentioned in my list above is #3, the increase in the number of vibration modes on the LELO GIGI 2. While the original GIGI had just five modes, the GIGI 2 boasts eight. They are as follows:
1. Steady vibration
2. Slow pulse
3. Medium pulse
4. Fast pulse
5. Fast ramp up
6. Medium ramp up
7. Slow ramp up
8. Dance mix
The control panel on the LELO GIGI 2 looks just like the control panel on the original GIGI. I am basing this on pictures, so I could be wrong. Regardless, the GIGI 2′s control panel is simple and intuitive. There are four buttons. The top and bottom buttons are up and down arrows, while the left side button is a – and the right side button is a +. This works just like any of the four button LELO vibrators, even if they have a slightly different control panel, such as the LELO INA 2. The + and – buttons turn the GIGI 2 on and off, as well as increase and decrease power. The up and down arrow buttons scroll through the different modes. Just as with the INA 2, you can control the power setting in each mode.
Be sure you turn the LELO GIGI 2 all the way off when you’re done using it. The lowest setting is so low I can barely feel it and I accidentally left it on, thinking it was off, and drained the battery. I have the same issue with some of my Fun Factory vibrators. I don’t get it. It’s hard to imagine a vibration that weak appealing to anyone. It’s probably just necessary due to the way the vibrator powers up and down.
As with my other LELO vibrators, the GIGI 2 has a very convenient travel lock. Pay attention now because I’m going to tell you how it works, which LELO has decided not to do, for some odd reason. To turn it on press both the + and – buttons at the same time for approximately five seconds. The LED will flash on and off to let you know the travel lock is set. To turn off the travel lock, you do the exact same thing. The travel lock is particularly helpful with this vibrator as it is so easy to accidentally turn it on to the lowest power setting without realizing it.
I could be wrong but I’m almost positive that LELO used to include user manuals specific to each toy. They now have one universal user manual with general directions on how to use all the vibrators. It only provides basic information. I understand it must be so much easier and less expensive for LELO to do it this way, but I miss the old user manuals that gave specifics about charging time, the travel lock, and whether or not the vibrator is waterproof. Now you’ve got to go to the website and download the user manual in PDF form. Good on LELO for going green and being more eco-conscious. I should really stop whining considering I only read the user manuals for the purposes of review. If I wasn’t going to review the toy, I probably wouldn’t bother with the manual. Yep, I’m one of those don’t bother with the instructions unless I can’t figure it out in my own kind of people.
The one improvement I have not yet mentioned is probably the most important to people and I have saved it for last intentionally because it confuses me and and makes me sad. The first item on my list above is power. According to all reports, the LELO GIGI 2 is supposed to have twice the amount of power as the original GIGI. Well, if it really does, those poor, poor original GIGI owners! The GIGI 2′s vibrations are much weaker than I had anticipated. Having reviewed both the LELO INA and the LELO INA 2, and noticing a significant increase in power on the revamped version, I was expecting something along those lines. Now, I wish more than ever I had the original GIGI to make a comparison. On the positive side, the vibrations are deep and rumbly and very quiet, not three qualities to sniff at, but they cannot make up for the weakness of the vibrations.
As far as using the new LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator goes, I enjoy it. I really love the shape. The flat head is great for stimulating the nipples, labia, and clit. If I want a little more pinpoint stimulation, I can use edge of the head for more direct clit contact. When treated like a traditional vibrator, the GIGI 2 is a good length for thrusting, as it does not hit my cervix. The shape is similar to my Nomi Tang Getaway Wild Vibrator, the only toy I have that comes close to replicating the GIGI 2′s shape, and that vibrator has a tendency to get caught on my pubic bone. However, the Nomi Tang Getaway Wild has a slight lip on the edge of its flat head that the GIGI 2 does not, so I don’t have this problem. I suppose it’s possible if your g-spot is really tucked up under your pelvic bone or your pelvic bone hangs down lower than mine, this could be an issue for an you. After all, everyone is shaped differently. As for g-spotting, the shape is good for me, not great, but my g-spot is a big stupid jerk most of the time. Don’t tell it I said that. Please. The flat head is actually much better than most of the g-spot vibrators I have. In fact, I think the only two sex toys I have that are better than the GIGI 2 are the G-Spot Lollipop J-Pop and the Magic Banana, and those are extremely unique. Remember? Jerk.
Aside from the weakness of the vibrations, which is no small matter, I have a little trouble with the control panel, both during play and just hanging out on the couch playing with it. When I’m actually using the GIGI 2, I have a tendency to change modes when I’m trying to increase the power. I’m almost positive this problem has to do with my nails. Rather than using the tips of my fingers, I am using the sides of my thumbs because I have such long, pointy nails. I think if your nails have a more reasonable length and shape, this won’t be an issue.
The packaging for the LELO GIGI 2 is the traditional LELO packaging. The outer box is the same color as the vibrator, in my case, turquoise. There is an image of the GIGI 2 on the back of the box so it isn’t very discreet. Next to the image of the vibrator it says “Best Seller”, which I have not seen on LELO packaging before. Inside the colorful, indiscreet box, is the typical black box with the word LELO stamped on the top. It’s completely discreet. The only way someone will know what’s inside without opening it is if they know LELO is a sex toy manufacturer. The box is large and takes up quite a bit of room but is very sturdy so it’s great for storage.
Inside the box, the LELO GIGI 2 sits in a black velvety foam cutout. Underneath the little cardboard lid on the right hand side are the same things that come with most LELO vibrators. LELO includes the charger, a sample of its personal moisturizer, or lube, the product registration card, the black satin storage pouch, and the user manual with warranty information. As with most other LELO vibrators, the GIGI 2 has the typical one year warranty and 10 year quality guarantee. If anything goes wrong with the GIGI 2 after the first year that would have been covered under the original warranty, LELO will give you the option to purchase a brand new LELO Pleasure Object at 50% off the listed price. I have not had to take advantage of this option, but I know people who have. They found the process to be smooth and LELO easy to work with, so be sure to register your purchase!
I have always liked the satin storage pouches that LELO provides with its toys. They are well made from high quality materials. I happened to notice something about the LELO GIGI 2′s storage pouch that I hadn’t noticed previously with my other LELO vibrators. The box says the pouch is antibacterial. I wasn’t sure if that meant the pouch is made of some super high tech bacteria repelling fabric or if it’s just that keeping the vibrator in any pouch is “antibacterial”. I checked with LELO, and lo and behold, their storage pouches ARE made with a special bacteria resistant fabric that keeps bacteria from multiplying. How awesome is that??
Now, just as my mother told me when I first started on birth control pills as a teenager, “This does not give you a license to have sex,” I am telling you that just because this storage pouch is fabulously antibacterial does NOT mean it’s ok to not clean your GIGI 2 after use. It does mean that any tough to reach germs you might have missed (though the GIGI 2 does not have a lot of nooks and crannies) will be less likely to proliferate. Apparently, LELO has had these antibacterial storage pouches for a while and I am just now noticing. Doh! Sorry abut that.
LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator Pros:
• Great shape good for multiple kinds of stimulation
• Deep vibrations
• Awesome silicone
• Travel lock
• Antibacterial storage pouch
• Not a lint magnet
LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator Cons:
• Vibrations are not very strong
• Challenging control panel (probably my nails)
• Insufficient user manual for newbies
I’m always excited when LELO brings out a new toy, even when it’s just a revamp of an earlier model. They do such a good job at responding to feedback and are constantly making adjustments. When it happens to be the revamp of a specific vibrator that I’ve always wanted to try, and on top of that, the vibrator is available in turquoise, I’m swooning. The swoon doesn’t end there either. The flat head shape works great on my nipples and clit, the silicone really is the silkiest I’ve ever felt and it doesn’t attract lint, and the LELO GIGI 2 is waterproof. It is lightweight so I don’t think it will cause too much pressure on those who have hand and wrist issues. The vibrations are deep, the vibrator is quiet, and the shape is very good for g-spotting. The GIGI 2 has a lot going for it and yet I want to weep in disappointment.
Ok, that may be a bit melodramatic. The fact is that I can get off using the LELO GIGI 2 Vibrator, and it’s not terribly challenging. What is upsetting is the idea that it’s meant to be twice as strong as its predecessor. Shocking. I suppose it’s possible I happened to end up with a lemon. It happens. Though I’m not tossing the GIGI 2 out the window (which would be a totally irresponsible way of disposing of a vibrator and everyone would know whose window it came from), it has not earned a coveted spot in my bedside drawer with my other favorite vibrators.
Nonetheless, it’s still worth taking the time to check out the LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator for yourself. If you don’t require a powerhouse of a vibrator and are looking more for a good g-spotting shape with some vibration, this could be your dream come true. Originally, I was going to give the LELO GIGI 2 three beans, but the (for realsies) antibacterial storage pouch gained it an extra half bean.
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