I’ve had the Esca for a couple years now, and I originally wrote this OhMiBod Esca 2 review when the only other egg vibrator I had was the Lovense Lush.
But my collection of wearable egg vibrators has grown quite a bit since then. So I thought it was time for an update!
This update incorporates my experience with several other top egg vibrators on the market. You’ll see how the Esca 2 stacks up against its competition and learn whether the Esca is a good fit for you.
Compare to other Egg Vibrators
Vibration Power (20%)
Vibration Range (9%)
App: Close Range Features (6%)
App: Long-Distance Features (6%)
Remote Control Features (4%)
The Lovense Lush 3 is the best overall – it has the strongest vibes, the best app, and most reliable connectivity.
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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.
We couldn’t get the app to work, so essentially this is an expensive remote toy. Recommend VeDo Kiwi instead
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.
Similar price to the Lush 3, but the Lush outperforms it. At that price, I’d recommend the Lovense Lush instead for most people
Best for people who want an app-controlled egg on a budget. App provides more basic control than expensive models but works reliably.
For people who prefer mid-powered vibes, value comfort & battery life, and want a physical remote that gives feedback (remote vibrates) to their partner
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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
Basically the same as the Mantric, but less comfortable. In that price range, I recommend VeDo Kiwi or Svakom Ella instead
OhMiBod Esca 2 Vibrations
First, I just want to clarify - egg vibrators like the OhMiBod Esca are designed for you to wear internally for G-spot stimulation.
The external arm is just an antenna and doesn’t vibrate. So if you’re looking for a wearable vibrator for clit stimulation, vibrating panties are a better choice. The Lovense Ferri (review) and We-Vibe Moxie (review) are the most famous.
However, some people hold the Esca externally and use it like a bullet vibrator for clit stimulation. But when you’re wearing it as a hands-free toy: it’s all G-spot vibes! So if you’re here for those internal vibes, read on!
OhMiBod Esca 2: Vibration Power
The Esca’s vibrations are mid-powered compared to my strongest egg vibes. The Esca’s max power is about 60% as strong as the max power of the Lovense Lush and VeDO Kiwi (my strongest egg vibrators).
The Esca is best suited for people who get over-stimulated by too much power and prefer milder vibrations. Or for people who want to add a teasy toy as foreplay or public play.
I personally prefer high-powered egg vibrators. This is because egg-toys don’t have the leverage to provide G-spot pressure as a handheld vibrator does. With a handheld vibrator like the Pillow Talk Sassy, you can use the handle to press the vibes more firmly on your G-spot.
Egg vibrators rest hands-free against your G-spot, so I want the vibrations to feel really full on their own.
If you want more power, the VeDO Kiwi is cheaper than the Esca, but gives nearly double the strength! The Kiwi is remote-controlled rather than app-controlled. So you will have to give up some customized control and long-distance play if you take this route.
The Lovense Lush 3 also gets you about double the power in the same price range as the Esca. So if power and app capabilities are necessary to you, I’d go with the Lovense Lush!
But if you prefer softer stimulation, the OhMiBod Esca will likely be a good fit.
OhMiBod Esca 2: Rumbly or Buzzy
The OhMiBod Esca is one of the buzzier egg vibrators.
If you have a few vibrators in your collection, you may have noticed how different vibrations can feel between toys. Vibrations can feel more “rumbly” (lower frequency) or more “buzzy” (higher frequency).
Whether you enjoy your toys on the rumblier side or the buzzier side is entirely a personal preference! However, if you don’t know your preferences yet, I’d say most people prefer their G-spot toys to be more rumbly.
Rumbly vibes feel deeper and spread to impact a broader area. So you feel them beyond simply where the vibrator is touching. That deep-traveling sensation is what I need for G-spot stimulation.
Buzzy vibes are great for hitting a particular place with strong but more surface-level vibes. I personally prefer some buzziness for clitoral stimulation. But find they feel less impactful on my G-spot.
The OhMiBod Esca will be great if you enjoy buzzier G-spot toys! If you’re looking for something more rumbly, the VeDO Kiwi is a higher-powered rumbly option. And the We-Vibe Jive is another mid-powered, rumbly option.
OhMiBod Esca 2 Sound Level
As for noise, the Esca performed in the middle compared to my other egg vibrators.
You’ll be able to use the Esca in places with some ambient noise, like a cafe or brewery. But you’ll want to be careful in locations quieter than that.
Having peace of mind when it comes to sound is important. So I took my egg vibrators through a series of testing.
First, I measure the decibel levels of my toys when I’m wearing them.
I run these tests in a quiet room that measures about 30dB with the occasional breeze or rustle of leaves outside.
On the lowest power setting on the Esca, I measured 33dB. Then on the highest power setting, it measured 45dB.
As you can see, this is not as quiet as some others.
But on a more practical note, I also took these out to different locations for testing!
I tested the Esca at three different locations. I ran through all the OhMiBod Esca’s power levels and patterns at each location. I had my partner sit with me and let me know if/when he could start to hear the egg vibrator.
At a brewery, sitting next to me, I could use all power levels and patterns without him hearing a thing. You're easily in the clear in loud settings like bars and breweries.
Then, we went to a quiet coffee shop that measured about 50dB. Light music was playing, but the shop was otherwise quiet. My partner sat across the table from me.
At less than 5 feet away, he still could not hear anything even up to the highest power level.
We took the OhMiBod Esca home and tested it in a completely silent house with the AC/heat turned off. Sitting 10 feet away, he was sometimes able to hear it on its lowest levels, but other times it went unnoticed. The higher levels are definitely audible.
Overall, this toy’s sound level will allow you to wear it discreetly in any place with some ambient noise. However, if you plan to sit very close to people in a coffee shop with frequent lulls in ambient noise, you may want to look into an exceptionally quiet toy. The We-Vibe Jive is a nearly silent egg vibrator, and the We-Vibe Chorus provides quiet dual-stimulation.
But if you want to wear this to restaurants, bars, or even a coffee shop with soft, but consistent ambient noise, the OhMiBod Esca would be a good fit for you!
Remember to turn off the antenna’s light by clicking the power button twice. That way, you remain visually discreet as well.
OhMiBod Esca 2 App Control: Close Range Features
The OhMiBod Esca’s app is straightforward to use and intuitive. It gives several simple, versatile ways to control your Esca. However, you don’t get as detailed control when creating your own patterns as with Lovense’s app.
But for people who value simplicity while still having a great range of control - the OhMiBod app will be a great fit.
The Control Panel has six different “play” options to control your vibrator.
The first is “Music,” which will pull from your iTunes library. You can also link it to your Spotify account.
Music control is a great option if you want to “set it and forget it.” The vibes follow the intensity of the music so that you can match your mood with your music choice. Then the vibes continue along without you needing to control them.
The “Rhythm” section has several preset patterns. There are 6 preset patterns provided. You can also adjust the intensity of each pattern with the volume buttons on your phone.
The “Tap” feature is one of my go-to's with the Esca. The Tap screen is OhMiBod’s way of letting you create your own vibration patterns.
When you tap the button, the Esca will vibrate. Holding the “Tap” button keeps the vibes going. And by sliding the circle around the tap button, you control how strong the vibrations are.
Then this feature repeats the tap sequence you created. So you can just set the phone down, and the vibes will keep going. You can also save the pattern you made to your favorites.
This auto-repeat is helpful for public play because it doesn’t keep you glued to your phone the whole time. You can quickly create a pattern, and then set your phone down.
It’s great for creating pulsing patterns through a series of taps, but it’s harder to make rising and falling patterns. Other apps (like Lovense’s) let you draw out the vibration wave. So you can quickly draw complex vibration patterns that get stronger and softer again with ease.
If you want extremely customized control over the vibes, the Lovense Lush may be a better fit for you. If you enjoy simplicity, the Tap feature is easy and works well.
OhMiBod’s “Touch” feature provides a vibration pattern that feels like a rolling wave. It lets you control the speed and strength of these wavelike vibrations by moving a dot around the screen.
The lower the dot, the slower and more drawn out the waves are. As you raise the dot, the waves get quicker and closer together.
Moving the dot left and right, increases and decreases the vibration power.
I really like that OhMiBod uses rolling waves this way. It’s just as easy to set as a constant vibration level in other apps. But I find the wave-like feeling more enjoyable than a flat vibration.
Next is “Club Vibe”! This one controls your OhMiBod Esca through the sounds around you picked up by your phone’s mic.
When your environment gets louder, the Esca will vibrate more powerfully. But the vibrations will be softer when there’s not much sound around you to drown out the Esca’s noise.
This can be fun during a night out dancing. But it’s also helpful if you want to keep the vibes quieter than the noise around you. The OhMiBod Esca will only buzz stronger when the sound around you is louder!
You can adjust how sensitive your mic is to the sound around you. And you can change the intensity of your vibrations!
Cam performers can also use sound control to turn this toy into a simple tip-controlled vibrator. Or use the FeelConnect app for better tip control for performers.
Finally, the “Pulse” setting allows you to sync your toy with an Apple Watch to control your vibrations! I don’t have an Apple Watch, so I haven’t been able to test this feature out.
But I like the theory of my vibes becoming quicker as the heart rate of my partner increases!
Bottom Line: OhMiBod Esca 2 App Quality in Close Range Bluetooth Control
The OhMiBod app is really intuitive. It gives you solid customized control options and good visuals of what you or your partner are doing. It also has several excellent features for “setting and forgetting” your phone. That way you don’t need to control the Esca actively, so you can remain in the moment.
You can’t create complex wave patterns with this app like you can with some others like Lovense. But if you prefer simplicity, this app will fit you well. And between the “Tap” and “Touch” features, OhMiBod’s functionality gets close to Lovense’s pattern creation.
OhMiBod Esca 2 App Control: Long-Distance Features
The OhMiBod app also lets you connect with a long-distance partner. Your partner will be able to use all the same control styles that you have access to in close-range mode except Club Vibe and Music Control.
They’ll use the Tap, Rhythm, and Touch features to control your Esca from anywhere in the world.
OhMiBod’s long-distance functionality provides all the basics and then some. It’s not as feature-rich as the Lovense app. But OhMiBod’s app is better developed for long-distance play than others like Svakom or FeelConnect.
The Esca 2 allows you to add a connection by searching for your partner’s username, and sending a request.
Once connected, you can link up by inviting them to control your toy or approving their request. Either partner can end control. And you can block users if you want.
OhMiBod’s long-distance control allows you to video chat or message a partner within the OhMiBod app - no need to use another video app.
Unfortunately, your partner needs to be the one controlling your Esca during a video call.
This means I can’t video chat with my partner while I control my own Esca 2. Sometimes I know what my body wants and would prefer to control my toy while still connecting with my partner. It’d be nice for OhMiBod to implement this feature.
You can adjust the vibrations your partner sends you to some extent. For instance, you can pause the patterns your partner is playing or adjust their intensity. But you can’t take complete control and tap out your own pattern.
So far, the We-Vibe app is the only one I’ve found that lets partners easily switch back and forth between which partner has full control of the vibrations. It’s something I’d like to see more brands implement.
In OhMiBod’s video chat, you can also mute yourself or turn off the video feed. The camera can be in selfie-mode or you can flip the screen to give a nice view of whatever’s goin’ on in front of you. This is standard for any vibrator app with video chat.
Here’s what it will look like for your partner once you’ve invited them to control your toy or approved their request:
They can scroll through the different Esca 2 control panels by pressing at the bottom of the screen.
I was curious whether I could send text chats to my partner while videoing them, but there’s not an option for this.
It’s one or the other with a small exception - the “Oh!dometer”. This button lets your partner know you just had an orgasm. You can include a quick bit of customized text if you’d like. But it very quickly flashes on their screen, then disappears.
Some brands like Lovense also let you play anonymously. You can give someone one-time access to control your toy. But you don’t need to give them your username so they can’t reach out again.
This toy does not provide this anonymous control capability. Instead, your anonymity remains in how specific you get with your username. Look to Lovense for sneaky fun with strangers.
The OhMiBod app does allow you to save multiple long-distance partners if that is important to you though!
Bottom Line: OhMiBod Esca 2 Long Distance Control
The OhMiBod Esca is a fit for long-distance couples looking for a simple layout with a variety of control options.
Controlling a partner’s toy while video chatting is simple and easy. OhMiBod’s app offers more control during long-distance calls than many apps but doesn’t reach the same depth as Lovense’s or We-Vibe’s.
However, I still recommend it more to long-distance couples than the We-Vibe Jive because the Esca’s connectivity is better.
OhMiBod Esca 2 Connectivity
When I first got my OhMiBod Esca 2 a couple of years ago, the connectivity was reliable in close-range Bluetooth mode. But its long-distance connectivity was more inconsistent.
My experience has since changed, and OhMiBod has improved its long-distance connectivity. The app and firmware receive updates, and the issues I experienced before seem to be resolved.
Because of my previous experiences with OhMiBod’s long-distance disconnections, I spent even more time than usual re-testing the Esca’s connectivity for this review update. And I just did not run into the connection issues I had before.
Now I only experience long-distance disconnections when the controlling partner locks their phone for more than a minute or two. The “receiving” partner (the one wearing the toy) can lock their phone without causing a disconnect.
So you can still wear your Esca out while a long-distance partner controls you - without needing to have your phone constantly open.
And since most long-distance people will be video chatting in the app, most people won’t run into a scenario where the controlling partner needs to lock their phone screen for a long time.
When I first bought the Esca, I experienced a disconnect in close-range mode about 1/20 times. This always happened when locking my phone or opening other apps. Since the most recent updates, I’ve had no disconnections in Bluetooth mode. Even when I keep my phone locked for extended periods.
The Bluetooth connectivity range when separating my toy and phone has also improved. Originally, I had to keep them within 35 feet of each other. And this has more than doubled now, allowing a range of 86 feet, though your mileage may vary.
At this point, the OhMiBod Esca has the second-best connectivity of my app-controlled egg vibrators. Its connectivity exceeds the We-Vibe Jive and Svakom Ella.
But I still have had the best and most reliable experience with the Lovense Lush 3. So if you don’t want to take any chances, or if you’re really counting on that long-distance connectivity, going with the Lush is the best choice!
OhMiBod Esca 2 Comfort
While not terribly uncomfortable, the Esca was the least comfortable of my egg vibrators.
The Esca’s internal bulb is actually quite comfy on its own. The body-safe silicone is smooth and comfy. My main issue was the shape of the antenna.
The antenna is thicker than most and doesn’t contour to the body like many others do.
The Esca often pivots out of position from the antenna’s weight and pressure from clothing. It’s a minor design flaw that is difficult to guess based on looking at it. But when wearing this toy and comparing it to others, it makes a big difference in comfort.
The floppy antenna also tends to move around in your pants while walking. I found this uncomfortable at times because it taps on my clit (but not in a good way).
The OhMiBod Esca is probably better for shorter sessions where you’re not moving around too much.
If you value comfort a lot, I found the Lelo Lyla and Lovehoney Desire to be the most comfortable egg vibrators. But they score lower than my top egg vibrators in several other areas.
The We-Vibe Jive is a comfortable egg vibe that performs well in other areas too.
OhMiBod Esca 2 Battery Life
I test all my egg vibrators’ battery life by running them on their highest power until they die!
I checked on the toys every 10 minutes to see which ones were still buzzing along and which ones tapped out.
The Esca lasted for about 95 minutes on high. An hour and a half will be plenty for many people, but there are egg vibrators that lasted longer.
If you’d like something with a longer battery life, the Lush 3 gives you over 2 hours of play. And it has much higher power than the Esca can achieve. And the Lyla will provide you with over 3 hours of play, but has a lower power level like the Esca.
OhMiBod Esca 2: Cost vs Performance
At this price point, the OhMiBod Esca is no everyday sex toy purchase (at least not for me). I am forever looking for budget buys. And if you are too, here’s a few things you should know:
First, the Esca is in the typical price range you can expect for a toy with this quality and variety of app-controlled capabilities. Your cheaper alternatives are typically remote-controlled, like the VeDO Kiwi. It’s a great budget alternative to the Esca if app control isn’t important to you.
Or the Svakom Ella is the cheapest app-controlled alternative, but their app is not as well developed. You won’t get quite the range of control that apps like OhMiBod, Lovense, and We-Vibe provide. But while it offers a more limited range of control, the Svakom Ella's app works reliably.
Compared to other similarly-priced options, the OhMiBod Esca 2 outperforms the We-Vibe Jive in connectivity. So if reliable app control is a high priority for you, the Esca could be a good choice.
But most people will prefer the Lovense Lush's superior performance over the OhMiBod Esca's.
The Lovense Lush is about the same cost. But its app provides even greater connectivity and more versatile control. Plus, the Lush itself is stronger. I compare the Lush 3 vs Esca 2 in detail here.
Those who prefer simplicity, softer stimulation, and buzzier vibes will like the Esca. Those who want strength and in-depth control will prefer the Lovense Lush 3 in the same price range. Lovense also sells the Lush 2 at a cheaper price.
See my comparison of the Lush 2 vs Lush 3 to see if the trade-offs are worth it to you for the lower price.
OhMiBod Esca 2 FAQs
What is OhMiBod Esca’s Club Vibe Mode
The Esca’s Club Vibe Mode buzzes along to the sounds around you that your phone picks up on! This is ideal for a club setting, but it will respond to other noise besides deep-base too.
You can control your vibes with voices, claps, and any other noise around you!
You can also adjust the sensitivity in the app and the intensity of the vibes.
How to Turn Off OhMiBod Esca’s Light
Turn off the light on the end of the Esca by pressing the “on/off” button twice! It’s helpful to put your toy in, turn it on, and nix that flashing before you head out for public play. Let’s avoid an awkward situation!
OhMiBod Esca 2 Review Results
I think the OhMiBod Esca 2 is a great toy if you:
- Want reliable connectivity between your toy and app
- Tend to be over-stimulated and prefer mid-powered vibrations
- Like a buzzy feel to your vibes instead of rumbly
- Want a toy that you can wear out to restaurants and even quieter cafes with consistent ambient noise
- Prefer a simple, intuitive control screen over getting more detailed control of the vibes
- Want to have the ability to connect with a long-distance partner with your toy
- Don’t mind if your toy is a little uncomfortable and only plan to use for shorter sessions where you’re not moving around much
- Don’t mind a shorter battery life (about 95 minutes)
I think an alternative wearable vibrator might be better if you:
- Need very strong vibrations for G-spot stimulation
- Prefer rumbly vibrations over buzzy vibes
- Want the most in-depth control over your vibes available (Lovense provides more detailed control)
- Want the quietest toy out there to wear in places with frequent lulls in sound
- Want the ability to control your toy simultaneously with a partner seamlessly
- Want a very comfortable toy
- Are looking for longer sessions of play (2+ hours)
The OhMiBod Esca is best for people who want the variety of control features and long-distance options that only an app-controlled toy can provide. Power is low to mid-range on this toy too. So it’s better for those who often get overstimulated by lots of power.
I find it best for shorter sessions since it’s not the most comfortable egg vibrator.
My favorite budget alternative is the VeDO Kiwi, which is much stronger and more rumbly. It provides my favorite G-spot stimulation of any egg vibrator. This toy is remote-controlled only though. So you won’t have long-distance play or all the control features.
To keep all the control features and long-distance play with high-powered vibes, try the Lovense Lush 3 (my top-performing egg vibrator)!