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Maia Zoe Dual-Ended Wand Review

Tested & Rated with Methodology v1.1

Overall Score

7.7

What is it:

How generally good the wand is. It’s a weighted average of the wand’s performance in various areas.

Scoring Factors:

7.0

18%

6.5

14%

8.6

15%

9.0

13%

7.8

11%

8.6

13%

7.5

8%

Build Quality

6.0

4%

3.5

1%

8.3

3%

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Performance Ratings

7.0
6.5
7.8
8.6
8.9
8.6
6.0
3.5
8.3
7.5

MAX VIBRATION POWER

POWER RANGE

RUMBLINESS

COMFORT & EASE OF USE

USE DURING SEX

NOISE

ATTACHMENT COMPATIBILITY

MOUNT COMPATIBILITY

BATTERY LIFE

BUILD QUALITY

Our Verdict

The Maia Zoe is an affordable mid-powered mini wand with surprisingly rumbly vibrations. While its strength doesn’t match the power of full-sized wands like the Magic Wand Plus, it still outperforms non-wand vibrators such as G-spot and rabbit vibrators.

It lacks some of the luxurious features found in other small wand vibrators like the Magic Wand Mini, which make for a more comfortable experience. Specifically, the Maia Zoe has a firmer head, a single button to cycle through power levels, and a handle that vibrates slightly, which can be mildly distracting. The G-spot end is also weak and buzzy, so you’re unlikely to get much from that bonus motor.

But the wand end’s vibrations are comparable to more expensive mini wands. Given its budget price and generally good performance, the Maia Zoe offers great vibrations for those who enjoy moderate strength, as long as you’re willing to compromise on some of the more comfortable features.

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Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • Rumbly
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Medium power
  • Only 3 settings
  • G-spot motor is weak

Table of Contents

Compare Wand Vibrators​

The Maia Zoe is a good mid-budget wand. It’s slightly more expensive than the wands we recommend in our best wand vibrators under $50 guide. It’s more rumbly than other budget wands like the VeDO Wini. But it’s not as strong as the Orion Your New Favorite Wand Massager. Also, if you’re primarily interested in the Maia Zoe because it’s dual-ended, the Blush Lush Gia’s G-spot vibrations are better. 

Also see our recommendations for the best wand vibrators under $50 and the best mini wand vibrators.


Vibrations: Power And Range


Max Power Rating

7.0

What is it:

How strong the wand vibrator’s highest power level feels.

When does it matter:

If you prefer the extreme power some wands offer or want to make sure your wand at least reaches a certain strength.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Power Range Rating:

6.5

What is it:

How wide the range is between the highest and lowest power levels, and whether it has enough power levels that steps between levels aren’t too large.

When does it matter:

A broad power range is usually important because it enables more versatile stimulation. You can start on softer levels when your body isn’t ready for crazy strong power. But when you want more strength, you can turn it up high.

Scoring Factors:

6.5

100%

Adjusted Power Range Width

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Power vs Frequency Graph:

What is it:

A graph of each wand vibrator’s power vs frequency across all of its power levels. 

When does it matter:

If you want a detailed look at the full power and frequency characteristics of any particular wand vibrator. This will tell you how strong and how rumbly each setting of the wand feels.

How Strong Is Each Power?

  • Power ≤ 3: Comparable to the vibration strength of smaller vibrators like bullets.
  • Power between 3 and 4.5: Comparable to … 

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  • Power ≤ 3: Comparable to the vibration strength of smaller vibrators like bullets.
  • Power between 3 and 4.5: Comparable to the vibration strength of mid-sized, non-wand vibrators like the Lelo Mona 2, Lovense Hyphy, Lovense Lush 3, We-Vibe Nova 2, etc.
  • Power between 4.5 and 7: Slightly to moderately more powerful than mid-sized, non-wand vibrators like those mentioned above. 
  • Power ≥ 7: Substantially stronger than other kinds of vibrators. These levels feel extremely powerful.

The Vibration Power scale is defined with a 10.0 given to the most powerful wand vibrator’s highest strength (Currently the Doxy Die Cast). So a vibration power of 8.0 feels 80% as strong as the Doxy Die Cast. A 5.0 feels 50% as strong, and so on.

As a mini wand, the Maia Zoe reaches a moderate top vibration strength of 5 out of 10 – slightly stronger than my favorite non-wand vibrators like the Lovense Hyphy, Lelo Mona 2, and others. With three power levels, its lowest setting measures at 1.7 out of 10, providing a broad range and good warm-up levels. 

Maia Zoe with Similarly Powered Toys
The Maia Zoe (far right) is slightly stronger than some of my favorite non-wand vibrators (left to right: We-Vibe Tango X, Lelo Mona 2, We-Vibe Nova 2, Lovense Hyphy)

It does not reach the extreme upper levels of full-sized wands, but not everyone needs or wants that much power. I personally can orgasm with this wand on high. If you want more power in this price range, the Satisfyer Wand-er Woman or Orion Your New Favorite Wand are worth considering.

Budget Friendly Wands Maia Zoe and Satisfyer Wander Woman
The Maia Zoe (left) with another budget-friendly option that is stronger, but less comfortable – the Satisfyer Wand-er Woman (right)

The Maia Zoe features a dual-ended design, with the other end intended for clitoral or G-spot stimulation. But the vibrations on this side are weak and buzzy, so I never use it. It’s best to view the Maia Zoe as an ordinary wand vibrator.

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Vibrations: Frequency (Rumbliness)


Rumbliness Rating:

7.8

What is it:

How “rumbly” (low frequency) or “buzzy” (high frequency) a wand vibrator feels at each of its power levels. And whether a wand can deliver strong vibrations while remaining reasonably rumbly. Higher scores indicate a “more rumbly” (lower-frequency) wand, since the majority of people prefer rumbliness. But ultimately vibration frequency is a personal preference.

When does it matter:

If you prefer vibrations in a specific area along the rumbly-to-buzzy spectrum.

Scoring Factors:

9.0

50%

6.6

50%

0%

Power vs Frequency Graphs

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Power vs Frequency Graph:

What is it:

A graph of each wand vibrator’s power vs frequency across all of its power levels. 

When does it matter:

If you want a detailed look at the full power and frequency characteristics of any particular wand vibrator. This will tell you how strong and how rumbly each setting of the wand feels.

Frequency on Low Power:

55 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

Median Frequency:

59 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

What is it:

What part of the frequency spectrum a wand vibrator’s power levels are centered around. It’s the vibration frequency of the wand’s middle power level (the average of the two middle levels if there is an even number of settings).

When does it matter:

If you prefer vibrations in a particular part of the frequency spectrum. This is a fast way to see whether one wand’s vibration levels are generally more rumbly or buzzy than another wand’s vibration settings. Since most people prefer rumbly toys, a higher performance score implies a lower-frequency (more rumbly) wand. 

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Frequency on High Power:

71 Hz

(Moderately Rumbly)

Ave Power Per Frequency:

6.6

What is it:

A measure that rewards wand vibrators that remain rumbly (low-frequency) while packing good vibration strength. Calculated for a wand using the normalized power / normalized frequency at each power level and taking the median.

When does it matter:

If you want a wand with a good balance of power and rumbliness.

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While the Maia Zoe’s vibes are only moderately strong, they have good rumbliness! All three of the wand end’s settings land within the rumbly range, with the first two being extremely so. They’re not quite as rumbly as the Lovense Domi, a higher end mini wand, but good for the price.

On the other hand, the G-spot end is extremely buzzy and I don’t use it.

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Comfort & Ease Of Use


Comfort & Ease of Use Rating:

8.6

What is it:

How comfortable the wand is to hold and press against your body. As well as how easy it is to press the buttons, leverage the wand for good pressure, and maneuver it to apply the stimulation where and how you want it. This rating also includes how easy the wand is to clean. Ratings are based primarily on solo use – I cover use during partnered sex here.

When does it matter:

If you are easily distracted by subtle discomforts such as feeling the vibrations in your hands, slight wrist strain, or an awkward grip on the handle. It also matters if you want a wand that’s easy to use for a wide variety of stimulation or for long periods of time.

These wands have excellent performance in this category and others. We only include wands we recommend overall, excluding wands that perform well here but not in other areas.

Scoring Factors:

8.0

22.5%

9.0

22.5%

10.0

22.5%

7.0

22.5%

10.0

10%

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Maia Zoe Comfort And Ease of Use

Handle Comfort:

8.0

What is it:

How comfortable the wand is to grip and hold during typical use.

When does it matter:

If you are sensitive to wrist strain, discomfort in your hands, or feeling vibrations in your hands. This may also matter more if you enjoy applying substantial pressure with your wand as you’ll need a comfier hold.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Head Comfort:

9.0

What is it:

 How comfortable the wand’s head is when pressed against your body during use.

When does it matter:

If you tend to get distracted if a wand’s head presses too firmly against your pubic bone, has weird textures or seams, or directs the vibes elsewhere besides your clit.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Easy Positioning & Pressure:

10.0

What is it:

How easily you can maneuver the wand in various ways to get different types of clit stimulation. And how easily you can leverage the wand and vary the pressure.

When does it matter:

If you like to apply a lot of pressure with your toy. Or if you need your wand placed in a particular spot and tend to make frequent adjustments.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Controls:

7.0

What is it:

How easy it is to use the controls and whether they have all the necessary functionality for a positive experience.

When does it matter:

If you typically switch power levels or vibration patterns during use.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Easy Cleaning:

10.0

What is it:

Whether a wand vibrator is waterproof, splashproof, or not rated. For wand vibrators without a waterproof rating, I subjectively rate how difficult it is to clean.

When does it matter:

If you’re worried about damaging your toy with water. Or if you won’t use your wand as much if cleaning is tedious.

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Waterproof Rating:

IPX7

What is it:

The waterproof rating of the wand vibrator – IPX7, IPX6, or No Rating

When does it matter:

When you plan to use your wand vibrator in the shower or want simpler cleaning.

  • IPX7 (Submersible): Wands with this rating are considered “waterproof.” You can submerge them in water up to a meter deep for up to 30 minutes. So you can use them in the bath and cleaning is easy.
  • IPX6 (Splashproof): Wands with this rating can resist high-pressure, heavy sprays of water, but should not be fully submerged. This means you can use them in the shower (but not submerged in a bath). You can also clean them under a sink faucet without worry.
  • No Rating: These wands do not have a waterproof rating. You should not use them in the shower, and you must be careful to keep water away from electronic components when cleaning them .

The Maia Zoe is a compact, lightweight wand so it’s easy to grip and maneuver. While the vibrations do travel slightly into the handle, it’s not too distracting due to their rumbly nature. But I prefer the more affordable Blush Noje W4, which doesn’t vibrate my hand at all.

With a small, firm head and minimal neck flexibility, the Maia Zoe allows for precise placement and firm pressure. The head’s small size makes its firmness less uncomfortable since I typically press it into fleshier areas, but it’s not as luxurious as plush options like the Magic Wand Mini.

Maia Zoe Head Plushness
The Maia Zoe’s firm head (above) compared to the plush head of the Magic Wands (below)
Magic Wand Head Plushness

I prefer wands that allow me to increase or decrease power, instead of cycling through intensities with a single button like the Maia Zoe. But it’s not a huge issue since there are only three levels.

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Use During Sex


Use During Sex Rating:

8.9

What is it:

How easy a wand vibrator is to maneuver and comfortably hold to your clit for quality stimulation during partnered sex.

When does it matter:

If you’ll frequently use your wand vibrator with a partner during penetrative sex.

Scoring Factors:

9.0

25%

8.0

25%

8.5

25%

10.0

25%

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Maia Zoe Fit in Tight Space

Spooning:

9.0

What is it:

How easy a wand vibrator is to maneuver and comfortably hold to your clit for quality stimulation in a spooning sex position – both partners lying on their side with the penetrating partner behind the person using the wand

When does it matter:

If you frequently have sex in the spooning position or similar positions from behind.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Doggystyle:

8.0

What is it:

How easy a wand vibrator is to maneuver and comfortably hold to your clit for quality stimulation in a Doggystyle sex position. The partner using the wand is on their knees with their upper body resting mostly on their shoulders since you need your hands to hold the wand. The penetrating partner is kneeling behind.

When does it matter:

If you frequently have sex in the Doggystyle position or similar variations from behind

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Modified Missionary:

8.5

What is it:

How easy a wand vibrator is to maneuver and comfortably hold to your clit for quality stimulation in a Modified Missionary sex position – the partner using the wand vibrator is on their back with pillows or a wedge beneath their hips to raise them up. The penetrating partner is kneeling facing them.

When does it matter:

If you frequently have sex in positions facing each other with the partner receiving penetration on their back.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Cowgirl:

10.0

What is it:

How easy a wand vibrator is to maneuver and comfortably hold to your clit for quality stimulation in the Cowgirl sex position – the penetrating partner is lying on their back, while the partner using the wand is straddling on top of them.

When does it matter:

If you frequently have sex in positions facing each other with the partner receiving penetration on top.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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The small size, light weight, and more rigid neck of the Maia Zoe make it easy to use during sex. Its small head fits easily between bodies. And the handle itself takes up minimal space, so you can easily leverage it for good pressure. While the firm head can occasionally cause discomfort during sex when movement presses it too hard against my body, this is rare. 

Overall, the Maia Zoe provides good clit stimulation in all positions, as you can easily position it exactly where you want it.

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Noise


Noise Rating:

8.6

What is it:

How loud the wand vibrator is. We measure the decibels on low power & high power with a sound level meter. We also test whether we can hear each wand on the other side of a closed door.

When does it matter:

When you live with other people or are distracted by sound.

Scoring Factors:

8.1

33%

7.6

33%

10.0

33%

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Decibels on Low Power:

41.2 dB

What is it:

How loud the wand’s lowest power level is, measured in dB with a sound level meter approximately 12 inches away

When does it matter:

If you typically use a wand’s lower power levels. Several wands are so strong, many people will only use the lower end of their power range.

Good Value:

<43 dB is excellent; Nearly everything under this value was inaudible behind a closed door.

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Decibels on High Power:

42.6 dB

What is it:

How loud the wand’s highest power level is, measured in dB with a sound level meter approximately 12 inches away

When does it matter:

If you typically use a wand’s higher power levels (several wands are so strong, many people will only use the lower end of their power range) or want the freedom to use the full power range without worry. Also, if you choose a moderately powered wand you may use its top strengths more often.

Good Sound Level:

<50 dB

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Audibility Behind Closed Door:

What is it:

Whether my partner could hear me using the wand inside the bedroom while he stood on the other side of the closed bedroom door. We tested each wand on low, middle, and high power levels with the house completely silent. Then we tested each wand’s highest power while a box fan was turned on in the bedroom. Lastly, we tested the highest power while music was playing in the bedroom.

When does it matter:

When you live with other people and want to select a wand you can use confidently without them hearing.

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Low Power:

Inaudible

Middle Power:

Inaudible

High Power:

Inaudible

High Power with Box Fan:

Inaudible

High Power with Music:

Inaudible

The Maia Zoe is a discreet wand with low decibel levels, making it inaudible from the other side of a closed door at any power. This isn’t surprising since it’s only moderately powerful. If you want something discreet with more power, you can also consider the Viben Sultry.

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Attachment Compatibility


Attachment Compatibility Rating:

6.0

What is it:

Each wand vibrator’s compatibility with wand attachments. We consider how many attachments fit each wand vibrator and whether the ones that fit cover a broad variety of stimulation types (clit, G-spot, dual-stimulation, penis, prostate, etc.) Compatibility table here

When does it matter:

If you like to use your wand vibrator beyond its basic clitoral use.

Scoring Factors:

3.3

50%

8.8

50%

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Maia Zoe Compatible Wand Attachments

Number of Attachments Rating:

3.3

What is it:

Whether a wand vibrator is compatible with a large number of attachments or only a small selection.

When does it matter:

When you want a lot of choice in your wand vibrator attachments.

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Stimulation Variety:

8.8

What is it:

Whether the attachments that fit a particular wand vibrator cover a broad variety of kinds of stimulation (clit, G-spot, dual-stimulation, penis, prostate, etc.)

When does it matter:

When you want to make sure you can find attachments for various kinds of stimulation that fit your wand vibrator.

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As a mini wand, the Maia Zoe is not compatible with the majority of attachments which are designed for full-sized wands like the Magic Wand Rechargeable. But there are some options available.

Lovense’s attachments designed for the Domi also fit on the Maia Zoe’s head. These provide G-spot, anal, prostate, penis, and clit stimulation. Attachments designed for the Le Wand Petite also fit the Maia Zoe reasonably well. They’re a bit loose, but definitely still get the job done.

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Mount Compatibility


Mount Compatibility Rating:

3.5

What is it:

How compatible the wand is with Liberator’s mounts which hold your wand vibrator so you can play hands-free.

When does it matter:

If you want to use your wand vibrator for hands-free play solo or with a partner.

Scoring Factors:

0.0

50%

7.0

50%

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Maia Zoe - Liberator Axis Wand Mount Compatibility Photo

Compatibility with Axis:

0.0

What is it:

How well a wand vibrator fits with the Liberator Axis wand mount. Whether the wand fits correctly and securely, and whether it can provide quality, comfortable clit stimulation when the wand is placed in the mount.

When does it matter:

If you own or plan to purchase the Axis mount. You can use this mount solo or with a partner, but I find it best for hands-free stimulation during partnered sex. You can lie on top of the mount face-down, and it makes using your wand vibrator hands-free during sex from behind comfortable and easy. (Like a more relaxing version of the Doggystyle sex position)

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Maia Zoe - Liberator Wanda Mount Compatibility Photo

Compatibility with Wanda:

7.0

What is it:

How well a wand vibrator fits with the Liberator Wanda mount. Whether the wand fits correctly and securely, and whether it can provide quality, comfortable clit stimulation when the wand is placed in the mount.

When does it matter:

If you own or plan to purchase the Wanda mount. This mount is best if you enjoy positions on your knees. With the Axis mount, it’s easiest to lie on top of it. But you’ll straddle the Wanda on your knees. You can use it solo or with a partner.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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I tested the Maia Zoe with Liberator’s wand mounts, the Axis and Wanda, for hands-free play. The Maia Zoe’s handle is too slim for the Axis’ wand slot. It shifts around too much to get any clitoral pressure. For a small wand that works with the Axis, the Magic Wand Mini or Lovense Domi are better.

But it works great with the Wanda mount! Unlike full-sized wands which extend far beyond the mount, the Zoe’s head rests just past the fabric. This allows me to fully lower my weight and rest on the mount. I can adjust the clitoral pressure and stimulation by leaning forward or backward. Leaning farther forward creates space for penetration from behind too, though taller wands like the Magic Wand Plus make this position easier by allowing you to be on your hands and knees.

Maia Zoe In Use with Wanda Mount
The Maia Zoe can be used in the Wanda mount in the sitting position

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Battery Life


Battery Life Rating:

8.3

What is it:

How long the wand vibrator lasted continuously running on its highest power before its battery died during our test.

When does it matter:

If you want to play for long periods of time between charges.

Scoring Factors:

8.3

100%

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Maia Zoe Charging Cable Photo

Battery Life on High Power:

105 minutes

Power Source:

Rechargeable

The Maia Zoe is a rechargeable wand that lasts approximately 105 minutes on high power. Its battery life is average, but is good enough for most people as long as you charge it between uses.

For a longer-lasting option, consider the Magic Wand Mini, which has a battery life of 210 minutes. It’s an excellent choice if you tend to forget to charge your wand.

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G-spot End


The Maia Zoe seems to have a bonus feature: its dual-ended. Its second end is intended for G-spot or clitoral use. However, this end is extremely weak and buzzy. Its power is far below other full-sized G-spot vibrators like the Lelo Mona 2, Lovense Hyphy, and We-Vibe Nova 2 rabbit vibrator, and it’s weaker than smaller G-spot bullet vibrators like the Pillow Talk Racy.

It’s also very firm, with a pointed shape that feels uncomfortable on my G-spot. It’s best to consider the Maia Zoe a typical wand vibrator and forget about its second end. If a dual-ended wand is a priority to you, the Blush Lush Gia’s G-spot end is better.


Build Quality


Build Quality Rating:

7.5

What is it:

Our perception of the wand vibrator’s durability and material quality; whether it feels cheap or sturdy and long-lasting. If we noticed any decline in a wand’s performance over our months of testing, it is accounted for in its Build Quality rating.

When does it matter:

When you want a wand vibrator to last for years. Many wand vibrator manufacturers provide a warranty (usually 1 to 2 years), but a higher quality wand vibrator is more likely to endure after your warranty is expired.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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The Maia Zoe has an all-silicone body, which feels well-made and quality. The buttons feel a little cheap, but hasn’t been an issue.

The G-spot motor, feels low-quality and cheap. It’s very buzzy and weak. But the wand-end’s motor is high quality with deep, rumbly vibrations.


General Design And Specs