As you all know I adore my Lelo Smart Wand (Large), so much so, in fact, that it my go-to clitoral vibrator. I whip that wand out more than any of my other toys and it never fails to bring me to orgasm. Of course I know it’s not perfect for everyone, and it certainly has its flaws, but to me it provoked pure, reliable ecstasy.
Because of this I was certain that I’d also find something to like about the Smart Wand (Medium). Sadly that wasn’t the case.
I was originally going to review this wand (which I purchased from the ever wonderful Lovehoney), however upon trying it a few times I was so underwhelmed and so disappointed that I couldn’t even muster a full review. That being said it’s not all bad with the Lelo Smart Wand (Medium) so I’ll start with the good.
The Good: The Lelo Smart Wand (Medium) is made out of Lelo’s signature silky smooth silicone. This makes the wand an absolute pleasure to handle and to stroke up against one’s body. Its controls are easy to use and are reasonably responsive. It comes with a lovely storage bag and a warranty. It’s also waterproof, rechargeable, and cordless. All good things. However this product cannot hold a candle to its larger counterpart. On to the bad.
The Bad: The first thing I noticed when I got this wand is that it’s not so much a medium in size as it is a medium. The Lelo Smart Wand (Large) is 12 inches in length and has a circumference of 7.5 inches. The Lelo Smart Wand (Medium) is 8.5 inches in length and has a circumference of 5.5 inches. That may not seem much in theory but in practice it makes the medium wand seem miniscule in comparison to its larger counterpart.
For some this could certainly be a good thing; with a smaller head it is easier to get more direct stimulation instead of relying on the broad, area-effect of the larger wand. However as someone who adores broad stimulation I found the head to be slightly too small.
However for me the biggest issue with the Lelo Smart Wand (Medium) was its vibrations. The Smart Wand (Large) can fluctuate between rumbly and buzzy vibrations depending on where and how you hold it and that’s fine, it works well for me. However as soon as I turned the Lelo Smart Wand (Medium) on it became apparent that, although there was a rumbly setting there in theory, the only vibrations the wand could muster were so buzzy that they would make bees murmur with envy.
A buzzy wand by itself isn’t a bad thing, but this thing is also incredibly, brazenly weak. The vibrations from this toy never get above medium levels of intensity. So much so that my Lovehoney Mini Magic Wand Vibrator is at least twice as strong, and that comes in at £29.99 as opposed to £84.99.
This won’t be a problem for everyone and if you’re someone who loves gentle-to-mid level buzzy vibrations and want a luxury toy then this wand may tick all your boxes. Still there are so many other toys out there that can do the job better while also offering more in terms of power and depth. Off the top of my head I would suggest the Vibratex Mystic Wand Vibrator or the Palm Power if you want a smaller wand or the Lelo Smart Wand (Large) or the Doxy Wand Massager if you want a larger head on your toy.
As a power queen I was thoroughly disappointed with this wand. I couldn’t orgasm with it a single time (despite trying to give it the benefit of the doubt). It’s frustrating too because I know Lelo can do so much better, yet somehow this wand is the polar opposite to its larger counterpart. In the end I had to begrudgingly return it to Lovehoney, the only silver lining being that I got to draw their hardworking returns team yet another sketchy comic page.
Until the next review!