I wrote my original Mia review over two years ago01 and although I have used it many times since then I haven’t picked it up in over a year, probably. It really hasn’t stayed one of my favorite toys and is no longer the only USB-powered vibrator around. I had a serious geekgasm the first time around and the second time around I was less impressed with the geeky aspect of it and more impressed with the slight changes LELO made that make a big difference.
The packaging, as always, is superb. Mia comes in LELO’s black box with a black02 slip-cover and the older style of a plastic insert inside. Accompanying it is the standard 10-year quality manual guarantee, 1-year warranty, and black satin storage bag as well as a USB-to-USB adapter in case it is inconvenient to have Mia attached directly to the USB port of your choice. With the abundance of USB ports in things other than a computer these days even if your computer should kick it you would be able to charge Mia.
Most of the features are the same. You can lock Mia so it won’t turn on when you don’t want it to. Mia’s light comes on when the buttons are pressed. Mia’s light turns red when it needs to be charged, blinks when it is charging, and turns solid when it is done charging03. Mia has multiple speeds accessed by pressing the plus button and multiple vibrations you can cycle through. Mia could be inserted only about an inch or two but is really made to be a clitoral stimulator.
The big difference between Mia v1.0 and Mia v2.0 is the intensity of the vibrations. Sure, I like the new sleek black color better than the two original pinks. The adjustment of the motor to be more in the tip is awesome. The lines in Mia’s lid to prevent it from going on any other way are handy. Even the fact that the light won’t come on if you press the minus button when Mia is off04 is pretty nice. But they are all far outweighed by the awesome change in vibrations.
The old version of Mia has a high-pitched buzz to it when it is on, and the vibrations are weak. Two plus years ago when it first came out it was cutting-edge, but still weak, but there have been a lot of improvements to the technology since then and today it doesn’t feel like a luxury toy. I can still get off with Mia v1.0, but it takes a long while which makes it not nearly as fun.
The new Mia is low and rumbly. It is also strong. Ridiculously strong for its size. When put side-by-side there is no question that they have completely different motors, though on the outside they look nearly identical. The greater concentration of vibrations at the tip is also just wonderful. I could tell you about the fancy laser test that LELO did to prove the difference in vibration speed complete with circles and whatnot, but it’s kind of superfluous and can be summed up in a few words: Mia v2.0 is stronger. The end.
The only possible thing I can complain about with Mia is that the point on the end is a little smaller than I generally like my vibrators to be. It can be difficult to maneuver when my brain is turned to mush but I want one more orgasm and can’t seem to get the right location05. But it’s not the end of the world. It’s not really that frustrating or bad, it’s just how it goes.
Mia is also the least expensive of all of LELO‘s vibrators. Just in case you needed another reason to want it.
Material: ABS plastic and a bit of silicone.
Length: 4 1/2 inches.
Width: 7/8 of an inch.
Lube: Water- or oil-based preferred. Although there isn’t much silicone on it in order to turn it off you have to touch the silicone buttons and that doesn’t bode well if you’re using silicone lube. Silicone lube + silicone toys = potential disaster.
Care: Toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap & water.
- back when I was still sometimes using gendered pronouns for sex toys, yeesh. Sometimes I think I should go back and revise a lot of those reviews. [↩]
- or whatever color of Mia you may choose [↩]
- it looks mighty pretty when stuck in the side of my also black computer too [↩]
- a tiny change that only someone OCD like me would really notice–this helps me know it is turned off completely, though, and is really handy! [↩]
- this happens to me a lot. Am I the only one? [↩]