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Lelo Lyla 2 Review – Worth the Price?

Lelo Lyla 2 Egg Vibrator and Remote Control

Overall Score

64

Ranked #7 of 9 Egg Vibrators

TOP VIBRATION POWER

6.0

POWER RANGE

4.3

CONNECTIVITY & DISTANCE

5.7

NOISE

9.3

COMFORT

9.0

BATTERY LIFE

10.0

REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES

8.1

Our Verdict

3.5/5

The Lelo Lyla is branded as a “luxury toy,” so it’s one of the more expensive egg vibrators. It has a unique vibrating remote control that helps a controlling partner understand what you’re feeling. But it falls short in some significant areas like vibe-power, ease of use, and connectivity. 

There may be better options for such a high price point, like the Lovense Lush 3 (our top-performing egg vibe). And for about a third of the price, the VeDo Kiwi also performs better in some key areas. 

Those who enjoy Lelo’s style, want a good physical remote, or who prefer mid-powered vibes to avoid over-stimulation will likely still enjoy the Lyla. I also rated the Lyla highly for sound level, comfort, and battery life. So if those are important features to you, read on to see if the tradeoffs are worth it!

Pros

  • Not overly stimulating for those who prefer mid-powered vibes
  • Buzzy vibrations (if this is your preference)
  • Very quiet – one of the few eggs my partner could not hear even while in the same room of our quiet house
  • Vibrating remote gives a controlling partner excellent feedback about what you’re feeling so they can be more involved
  • More comfortable than other egg vibrators – great for extending play 
  • Battery lasted nearly 3.5 hours on high power (the longest of all my egg vibrators), so you can play for a long time
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Low-powered vibrations
  • Buzzy vibes instead of rumbly
  • Remote is pretty noisy (but you can turn off the remote’s vibrations)
  • Complex controls that take some learning/memorizing
  • More frequent disconnections between the toy and remote than other egg vibrators
  • Not very thick, so it doesn’t provide the pressure some people prefer
  • Remote requires AAA batteries

Table of Contents

Compare to Other Egg Vibrators

Overall Score

Awards

Vibration Power (20%)

Vibration Range (9%)

Connectivity (18%)

Noise (18%)

Comfort (13%)

App: Close Range Features (6%)

App: Long-Distance Features (6%)

Battery (6%)

Remote Control Features (4%)

Full Review

Vibration Feel

Bottom Line

Discounts

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88

Best-Overall-Award

10.0

10.0

9.9

8.0

8.0

9.4

9.4

8.0

App Controlled

Even Mix

The Lovense Lush 3 is the best overall – it has the strongest vibes, the best app, and most reliable connectivity.

75

A-Top-Choice-Award

10.0

8.6

7.5

9.5

8.0

Remote Controlled

Remote Controlled

5.3

6.6

Extremely Rumbly

The VeDo Kiwi is best for people who want high power with a very rumbly feel. This is a strong, comfortable, quiet egg at a budget-friendly price.

74

9.0

8.6

7.5

9.2

10.0

Remote Controlled

Remote Controlled

4.0

6.6

Even Mix

We couldn’t get the app to work, so essentially this is an expensive remote toy. Recommend VeDo Kiwi instead

68

A-Top-Choice-Award

6.0

5.7

5.1

10.0

9.0

6.2

8.1

5.3

App Controlled

Extremely Rumbly

Mid-powered vibes with a deep, rumbly feel. Lovense’s app is better, but the Jive’s vibes feel lovely and the noise is exceptionally low. 

67

6.0

4.3

9.5

8.6

5.0

6.9

6.3

6.2

App Controlled

Extremely Buzzy

Similar price to the Lush 3, but the Lush outperforms it. At that price, I’d recommend the Lovense Lush instead for most people

66

Bang-for-the-Buck-Award

6.0

4.3

8.9

8.4

6.0

4.4

4.8

10.0

App Controlled

Moderately Buzzy

Best for people who want an app-controlled egg on a budget. App provides more basic control than expensive models but works reliably.

64

6.0

4.3

5.7

9.3

9.0

Remote Controlled

Remote Controlled

10.0

8.1

Extremely Buzzy

For people who prefer mid-powered vibes, value comfort & battery life, and want a physical remote that gives feedback (remote vibrates) to their partner

57

5.0

1.4

10.0

5.0

9.0

Remote Controlled

Remote Controlled

9.8

2.0

Extremely Buzzy

Great connectivity range and comfort. But vibes are lacking and remote control clicks are loud. In that price range, I recommend VeDo Kiwi or Svakom Ella instead

54

5.0

1.4

10.0

5.0

7.0

Remote Controlled

Remote Controlled

9.2

2.0

Extremely Buzzy

Basically the same as the Mantric, but less comfortable. In that price range, I recommend VeDo Kiwi or Svakom Ella instead

Vibrations

The Lelo Lyla is primarily meant to be worn internally to provide G-spot stimulation. While wearing the Lyla, all the vibrations are internal - no clit stimulation. Though you can treat it like a 2-in-1 and hold it on your clit for external stimulation.

If you’re looking for a wearable vibrator that gives clit stimulation, a panty vibrator like the Lovense Ferri may be a better fit.

Since you won’t be using your hand to provide any extra pressure most of the time, naturally good vibes are crucial. 

Vibration Power

So, how strong are these vibes going to get for you? The Lyla’s vibrations are mid-powered and are best for people who prefer milder stimulation.

Lelo Lyla - Egg Vibrator - Vibration Power Comparison Graphic

The Lelo Lyla reaches a bit more than half the power of my strongest egg vibrators. This means that for most people, it will provide a tease. It likely won’t lead to any G-spot orgasms on its own.

I found the Svakom Ella Neo had a really similar vibration power range at a much cheaper price as well.

I noticed others mentioning that the Lyla was surprisingly weak compared to other Lelo toys. And I have to say, I agree. One of my favorite toys is the Lelo Mona because it’s so strong. 

The Mona is a hand-held G-spot vibrator that you can also use clitorally. I’m a big fan of its strong power. And my partner’s strongest prostate massager is the Lelo Hugo - so I expected more power from the Lelo Lyla.

Stronger Lelo Vibrators - Lelo Hugo and Mona 2

If you find your G-spot extra-sensitive or feel easily overstimulated, the Lyla would be a better fit for you than it was for me! 

If you want power, the Lovense Lush 3 and VeDO Kiwi are the two strongest wearable egg vibrators I’ve found.

Strongest Egg Vibrators - Lovense Lush 3 and VeDo Kiwi

Rumbly or Buzzy

Vibrators can fall anywhere on a spectrum from a rumbly feel to a more buzzy feel. And the best balance is all up to your personal preference!

Buzzy vibes tend to be efficient at hitting a particular spot with focused stimulation. They tend to stay mostly surface-level.

I personally enjoy buzzier vibrations for toys that I use clitorally.

Rumbly vibrations are sort of the opposite. They give a more thumpy feel that stimulates a broader area and travel deeper into your body. 

Buzzy vs Rumbly Vibrators Infographic

Rumbly vibrations are my personal preference for G-spot vibrators.

The Lelo Lyla happens to be about as buzzy as you can get. Since I prefer rumbly egg toys, this was a let-down for me. But if you’re a fan of that buzzy feel, you’ll be very pleased with the Lyla’s vibe-feel!

Egg Vibrators Ordered from Most Buzzy to Most Rumbly

If you love rumbly toys for internal use like me, the We-Vibe Jive and the VeDO Kiwi have the most rumbly vibrations.

Noise Level

Something the Lyla has going for it - it’s exceptionally quiet

This is one of the few egg vibrators a partner may not hear even while in the same room of your house. 

I run all my wearable toys through some vigorous testing. Because I want to make sure I can feel comfortable wearing them in public! 

I tested the sound levels with the remote’s vibration mode turned off. I explain how to do this in the Remote Control Features section. If you are using this toy in public, I recommend turning the remote’s vibrations off - they are noisier than the vibrator.

Lelo Lyla 2 has a vibrating remote but the vibrations can be turned off

I run a decibel test in a silent room that averages about 30dB with the occasional bird-chirp or breeze. I wear each toy and measure its noise on the lowest and highest power. 

The Lyla’s lowest power rang in at about 32 dB, and the highest was 40dB.

Lelo Lyla - Egg Vibrator Decibel Noise Level Comparison Graphic

Now for those who don’t speak in decibels:

I also wear each egg vibrator out to three different places. My partner comes with me and lets me know as soon as he can hear anything.

Sitting less than 5 feet away at a brewery, he could not hear my toy at all. And at a coffee shop, it was still completely undetectable.

Anywhere with a small amount of ambient background noise the Lyla will remain discreet.

Our last test was at home in a silent house with no AC or heat on. He sat about 10 feet away here. I was always able to use the Lyla up to about 75% of its power without my partner hearing it. From 75% to 100% power, sometimes my partner could hear it.

Lelo Lyla - Egg Vibrator Sound Levels By Location Comparison Graphic

Overall, the Lelo Lyla is one of the quietest options. It's one of the few options that can go unnoticed in the same room of a house for much of its power range.

Be aware: sometimes you can pass along the feel of the vibrations if you’re sitting on the same couch with someone. So stick to your own chair!

But otherwise, if you’re going for peace of mind based on noise, the Lyla is a very quiet toy for discreet public play!

Remote Control Features 

The Lelo Lyla has some unique features and modes available through the remote that make it easier for a partner to control your toy. 

Lelo Lyla - Egg Vibrator Remote Control Features Comparison Graphic

The remote can even vibrate in sync with the Lyla, so a partner truly understands what you’re feeling. They’re not simply clicking a button and guessing how it affected your toy. 

Since there are a lot of available features and only a few buttons on the remote, accessing all these features can feel a bit complex.

Using the Lelo Lyla 2 Remote Control

If simplicity is more of your thing, I’ll save you some time with some alternatives. The VeDo Kiwi is a remote-controlled egg vibrator with simpler controls. And the Lush 3 is my favorite app-controlled toy that is easy and intuitive to control.

Simpler to control alternatives to the Lelo Lyla 2

Ok here it is. The Lyla has three different control modes available to you. 

SenseMotion Mode 1 lets you control the vibes' strength by tipping the remote up or down. 

SenseMotion controls the Lelo Lyla by tilting the remote control

This is a helpful feature if you want to stay in the moment instead of fiddling with buttons. Whether you’re out at a restaurant and don’t want to keep looking at the remote, or having fun at home. This feature lets you quickly take it from 0 to 60. 

SenseMotion Mode 2 lets you make the vibes stronger or weaker by shaking the remote. Skip to this mode by clicking the toy’s middle button once.

I find this mode tiring, so I don’t use it myself. But one customer said their partner liked to attach the remote to his wrist so his strokes would stimulate her as well. So you can definitely get creative with it. 

To get to Mode 3 (traditional control), click the middle button again. Now, you’ll be able to cycle through 6 different preset patterns on the toy. You can also raise or lower the intensity of each of them.

There’s only one button to cycle through patterns and SenseMotion modes. So it can be difficult to memorize what you’re supposed to click to get what you want. And if you miss the type of vibe-control you want, you have to cycle back through everything again.

Cycling through modes with Lelo Lyla Remote Control

Thankfully, there are increase and decrease power buttons, so you can quickly raise and lower the intensity without cycling.

One neat and unique feature of the Lelo remotes is that you can feel the vibes that the toy is making on the remote too! This is nice because if you’re controlling the toy for your partner, you can actually tell what you’re doing for them.

With other remote controls, your partner can’t tell how their button clicks affect your toy. So they may feel less involved or not control your egg vibrator as well.

The remote's vibrations do make noise,  but you can turn off the remote’s vibration to remain quiet when necessary. To turn off the vibes on the remote only, hold down the remote’s middle button for 5 seconds.

How to Turn Off Lelo Lyla 2 Remote Control Vibrations

If you turn off the remote’s vibes, I’ve found it best to either stay in SenseMotion mode or remain in traditional control. Cycling through the modes can turn the vibrations back on.

Bottom Line: Lelo Lyla Remote Control

Overall, the Lyla remote provides several unique control features like SenseMotion and a vibrating remote. These controls can help your partner control your toy better but can be tricky to figure out. It’s best for a night in rather than a night out.

If you prefer simplicity over advanced features, the VeDO Kiwi is one of my favorite remote-controlled alternatives. It provides straightforward controls and excellent vibes.

Connectivity

Toys you control with a physical remote typically maintain a reliable connection with the toy. But unfortunately, the Lelo Lyla seems to struggle with this.

That means you’ll be spending more time troubleshooting than with toys that score high in connectivity like the Lovense Lush.

Out of the ten most recent times I used this toy, I encountered a disconnect between the remote and toy 2 of those times. Sometimes, it disconnects within the first few minutes.

Out of 46 customer reviews on the Lyla that I scanned, 23% of people mentioned issues with connectivity such as the customer below who said:

The remote just stops connecting to the vibrator, so he thinks he's making it more intense, but actually it's not doing anything

Lovehoney Customer Feedback

Others had a positive experience with connectivity.

To date we have not had any connective issues between the remote control and the vibrator itself. We would highly recommend.

Lovehoney Customer Feedback

But in my opinion, the connectivity is less reliable than most other egg vibrators I tested.

The real kicker for me is that this toy does not re-pair automatically. And the button needed to pair it is on the toy inside you. So you cannot reconnect unless you take the toy completely out.

Button Location to Pair Lelo Lyla 2 with Remote

As a result, the Lelo Lyla is more disruptive during a disconnection than other egg vibrators.

But when the connection is stable, the Lyla and its remote can actually be pretty far away from each other.

When I ran my distance test, the Lyla maintained communication with the remote up to 107 feet apart. But I’ve also encountered it disconnecting while inches apart for no known reason.

Lelo Lyla - Egg Vibrator Connectivity Range Comparison Graphic

Bottom line: This toy’s unreliable connectivity makes it less ideal for public play. If you have the patience and environment that would allow you to troubleshoot, then you may be ok with it. 

But I would recommend going with a toy that has a reliable connection from the start. One of my favorites for this is the Lovense Lush 3. The Lush connects very quickly and stays connected!

Comfort

The Lyla is one of the most comfortable egg vibrators I’ve found. The exceptional comfort, paired with its long battery life, make it a good option for people who want to enjoy playing for extended periods.

Lelo Lyla - Egg Vibrator Comfort Comparison Graphic

I tested this egg vibrator laying, sitting, standing, walking, and squatting - all were comfortable!

Since this toy is not very girthy, it’s one of the easiest eggs to get in! Its shorter height also means it doesn’t put any uncomfortable or distracting pressure near the vaginal opening. It sits comfortably right up on your G-spot. 

Lelo Lyla's Slimmer Size Compared to Lovense Lush 3 Size

It’s hardly noticeable when it’s not buzzing, which I loved. Some people may actually want to feel extra pressure from a bit of girth. If that’s you, the Lush 3 is probably the better option since it’s more filling.

The Lelo Lyla didn’t get a 10 for comfort, only because the little pull-string on the end can move around or sit in awkward places. But it wasn’t too much of a bother. Especially if you’re not going to walk around too much with this toy.

Lelo Lyla Retrieval Cord

If you want a toy that’s very comfortable and almost unnoticeable, the Lelo Lyla is great!

Battery Life

I fully charged all my egg vibrators and let them run as long as they could on high power. I checked in on them every 10 minutes to see when they died.

The Lelo Lyla had the longest battery life of all the eggs I tested! It lasted for over three hours on high power! So it’s a great option for extended sessions.

Lelo Lyla - Egg Vibrator Battery Life Comparison Graphic

That being said, part of the reason it lasts longer than other toys is that it has lower-powered vibes. 

One of the strongest eggs I have is the Lush 3, and it lasted a little over two hours on high. So the Lush is a great choice for people who want a blend of solid power with a long battery.

Because you occasionally need to troubleshoot the Lelo Lyla’s connection, I don’t recommend it for a night out, even though it has an excellent battery. You don’t want to be heading to the bathroom to remove, re-pair, and re-insert the toy. 

But for a long evening of teasing and foreplay with your partner at home, the Lyla can be a good fit.

While the Lyla itself is rechargeable, its remote is battery-operated. It takes two AAA batteries which you’ll need to keep on hand.

Lelo Lyla Remote Control Requires AA Batteries

Lelo Lyla FAQs

Where to Buy the Lelo Lyla

The Lelo Lyla is often cheapest directly through Lelo. You can use the code PleasureBetter for 20% off. If you’re unsure the Lyla will be a good fit, I’d recommend buying through Lovehoney.

Lovehoney is the only shop I’m aware of that lets you return a toy if you don’t end up enjoying it. You can get 15% off your order at Lovehoney with our discount code PleasureBetter15.

You can also check PeepShowToys and use code PleasureBetter for 10% off your order.

Can I use the Lelo Lyla 2 in the bathtub?

You can take your Lelo Lyla into the bathtub! This toy is 100% waterproof. Since the charging port is under the top cap, the user manual and I recommend you screw the cap on tightly before any water play.

Screw cap over charging port when using it in water

As for the Lyla’s remote - I couldn’t find any info on whether this part is waterproof. To be safe, I would recommend not submerging the remote in water.

What batteries does the Lelo Lyla 2 take?

The Lelo Lyla 2 toy has a rechargeable USB port, but the Lyla’s remote takes two AAA batteries.

How to sync Lelo Lyla 2 to the remote:

To sync the Lelo Lyla 2 with the remote, hold down the power button on the toy for 2 seconds. Then press the “+” button once on the remote. 

How to Pair Lelo Lyla to the remote control

This will automatically set you in SenseMotion Control Mode 1, which controls your toy by tipping the remote up or down.

Lelo Lyla Review Results

I think the Lelo Lyla is a great toy if you:

  • Prefer lower-to-mid powered vibes to avoid overstimulation
  • Enjoy buzzy-feeling vibrations
  • Want a very quiet toy you can wear in places without much background noise
  • Want a remote-controlled toy that provides good feedback to a partner
  • Don’t mind trading off simplicity for helpful remote-control features like motion control and a vibrating remote that helps your partner know what you’re feeling
  • Want a toy that remains especially comfortable, even for more extended periods
  • Want the longest battery life possible

I think an alternative egg vibrator might be better if you:

  • Are on a tighter budget
  • Want an egg vibrator with the most powerful vibrations
  • Prefer rumbly-feeling vibes for your G-spot toys
  • Want the ability to play with a long-distance partner via an app
  • Don’t want to spend time learning the ins and outs of a complex remote
  • Value reliable connectivity 
  • Want your toy to easily re-pair if you experience a disconnection
  • Like to feel girthy pressure with your G-spot toys

The Lelo Lyla is best for people who prefer mid-powered vibes, and want a physical remote to control their toy. And one that gives a partner feedback on what you’re feeling. It’s the only egg vibrator that has this ability. While app-controlled egg vibrators let your partner see what you’re feeling. The Lyla allows your partner to feel what you’re feeling.

Lelo Lyla 2 and its Remote Control

Other remote-controlled egg vibrators don’t give any feedback to the controlling partner at all.

The long battery life and comfortable wear might also make it a good fit for people looking for long foreplay sessions. However, the inconsistent connectivity and involved reconnection process mean that it’s probably better for play at home. Not discreet play in public.

If you are hoping to wear your egg vibrator in public, an option with more reliable connectivity is the Lovense Lush 3! This one has also has more vibration power. It’s also app-controlled, so it has even more control features available.

If the high price-tag on this toy is a deterrent, the VeDO Kiwi is a more budget-friendly option. The Kiwi is also remote-controlled but has a more rumbly feel and stronger vibrations.

Lelo Lyla 2 Alternatives - Lush 3 and VeDo Kiwi
Lelo Lyla 2 Egg Vibrator and Remote Control

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