We sent out a questionnaire, where we asked a select group of experienced users to test the iroha mai and evaluate it according to its features, form, and the use of HapticWAVE™ Technology, among others. Before we dive into their feedback, we will take a closer look at what HapticWAVE™ Technology is, how it works, and how it sets the iroha mai apart from other pleasure items. Then, we will see what our reviewers have to say about this extremely innovative feature, and the iroha mai in general.
- Introduction to the iroha mai
- Insights from Reviews
Introduction to the iroha mai
The iroha mai is the ultimate blend of technology and art, designed to bring a completely new kind of pleasure into your life.
What sets the iroha mai apart from other vibrators is its use of HapticWAVE™ Technology. This same kind of technology is used in smartphones and game controllers, it converts low-frequency sound waves into deep, three-dimensional vibrations. In comparison to the buzzy feel of some more traditional vibrators, the iroha mai’s sound wave sensations travel deeper into the body, reaching the very core of pleasure.
What is more, the iroha mai offers a whole playlist of rhythm patterns. Featuring 10 varied sound-based patterns that each have three different strengths, using the iroha mai truly means orchestrating one’s own pleasure. Whether you want to ride on gentle and strong waves, lose yourself to the rhythm of taiko drums, find relief in a gentle pulse, or celebrate your pleasure to a lively beat, thanks to the mai, you can always be in tune with your needs.
The use of HapticWAVE™ Technology furthermore allows for an even more private experience than most other vibrators can offer. The buzzing sound of more traditional items is replaced by subtle quiet sound waves traveling through the body they come into contact with. Since they resonate within the body, not the air, they are difficult to hear without being in very close proximity to the item. In fact, the iroha mai is so whisper-quiet that it does not exceed the ambient sound of a library (25.6 dB for the mai vs 40 dB for a library), further ensuring a private experience in those most intimate moments.
Beyond being a pleasure item, the iroha mai is also a work of art. Inspired by the deceptively delicate elegance of swans, its shape is sleek and features a gentle bend that allows for easy exploration. And just like swans, it is sturdier than it seems, designed to reach and perfectly nestle against the G-spot, and stay there.
Insights from Reviews
Shape & Surface
Our Reviewers’ Rating: 🌸🌸🌸🌸🔘
We first asked our reviewers to share their impressions of the iroha mai’s shape and feel with us, both from a purely aesthetic and also from a functional perspective. In terms of looks, they praised its “elegant design” and called it “very sleek and fun to look at” as well as the “nicest looking toy [they have] ever owned. “Pretty enough to put on display!” They also agreed that it had an ideal weight, “not too light and heavy enough to be felt and add pressure,” the “perfect length and girth too” and that it was “comfortable to hold.”
The fact that the iroha mai’s shape was modeled after swans seemed not entirely clear to everyone, causing one reviewer to state that their first impression was that “it looked a little plain compared to the other iroha products” and that they were not “sure what the inspiration was.” However, that same person also described the design as “cute and sleek” and the texture as “nice and smooth.”
One aspect of the shape that particularly pleased the reviewers was the iroha mai’s head. For the majority of them, the thickness of the head was just right, calling it “a delightful stretch without being too big,” “Thick enough to be enjoyable but not so much that it was the focus,” and generally agreeing that it is “a good stretch, but not overwhelming.”
Our Reviewers’ Rating: 🌸🌸🌸🌸🔘
For many people, ensuring that they enjoy a certain level of privacy during their pleasure time allows them to fully relax into their experience. The iroha mai allows for a more discreet experience thanks to the aforementioned elevated quietness of the HapticWAVE™ Technology. The majority of reviewers agreed that the iroha mai is quiet, one of them emphasizing that they loved not just the variety of vibration patterns, but also “the quietness of the vibrations,” another one calling it “the quietest toy [they have] ever used.” The agreement among reviewers on the iroha mai's quietness speaks volumes about its commitment to maintaining an intimate and utterly discreet atmosphere.
Our Reviewers’ Rating: 🌸🌸🌸🔘🔘
On top of its original function as a G-spot vibrator, the iroha mai is suited for multiple different uses. Most of our reviewers used the iroha mai both internally and externally, in the latter case for clitoral/erogenous zone stimulation. Almost all of them were able to reach an orgasm with the iroha mai, one of them even calling the sound waves the “most powerful G-spot vibrations [they have] ever felt.” One of them preferred to use it solely for internal use, stating that it is, “Very pleasurable internally but only in conjunction with additional clitoral stimulation.”
One reviewer remarked that they had expected it “to be softer and more like [their] other iroha toys.” As the iroha mai is a G-spot vibrator, despite its sleek surface, it is naturally sturdier than other vibrators, especially other iroha items. This might come as a surprise to people who are used to the suppleness of iroha’s usual SoftTouch Silicone. However, this sturdiness is a deliberate feature, which – while unfamiliar at first – enhances the overall durability and performance of the iroha mai.
Overall, what most reviewers seemed to see room for improvement in was the strength of the vibrations; one reason for this might have been that, according to one reviewer, the strength button was somewhat more difficult to operate than the ON/OFF/Switch Pattern button, meaning that it is possible that not everyone was fully aware of the different strength settings or that these were not as intuitive to use. Nonetheless, all reviewers unanimously agreed that the iroha mai was easy to use, and most of them can see iroha mai becoming one of their go-to self-pleasure items.
Our Reviewers’ Rating: 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
The most innovative and also most highly-rated feature of the iroha mai is its use of HapticWAVE™ Technology. The reviewers called the patterns unique and distinct, appreciating the wide variety of them. One of them particularly appreciated the difference between the individual patterns, stating, “I love the differences in the patterns. I feel my body would get surprised with the different vibrations which made it exciting to use.” Another one did not just highlight how outstanding the patterns were in comparison to each other, but also how unique the technology was to other types of vibrators, “It doesn’t just buzz against your skin, it sends vibrations into your flesh. You can feel the waves of vibrations inside yourself, even if all you are doing is holding it in your hand.” In line with this, HapticWAVE™ Technology was also called “subtler and yet deeper, less ‘buzzy’” as well as “substantial.”
In terms of vibration patterns, the most popular ones were the Bubbling Water Rhythm (R9), the Gentle Oscillating Rhythm (R1) and the Taiko Drum Rhythm (R5). Many of the reviewers enjoyed starting out with the Gentle Oscillating Rhythm (R1) or the Relaxing Musical Rhythm (R8) since these are more gentle, and then moved on to the Taiko Drum (R5) or the Push / Pull Rhythm (R3) or other stronger rhythms, such as the Lively Beat Rhythm (R10), to reach climax. The fact that the rhythm patterns were not all just gradually building up, but instead switching between stronger and weaker vibrations added further excitement for some of the users, since the patterns were more difficult to anticipate or allow for cool-down even on the higher pattern numbers. Some of the reviewers enjoyed “switch[ing] from gentler patterns to stronger ones and then back to gentle again,” while others preferred starting “on the low setting, and then working up to the high setting.”
Additionally, one reviewer suggested one way of achieving a blended orgasm. According to them, “The iroha mai is best used in conjunction with an additional clitoral vibrator. Its shape makes it pleasurable and convenient to just leave inside to do its thing and to grind into as you focus on the clitoris.” Another one also agreed that using an additional external vibrator brought them an even more satisfying experience, in addition to playing around with the different rhythm patterns.
Our Reviewers’ Rating: 🌸🌸🌸🌸🔘
The reviewers’ impressions were overall overwhelmingly positive. A completely new kind of pleasure item, the iroha mai impressed with its design, uniqueness, and ability to offer a truly personalized pleasure experience. Either as a standalone product or in combination with other items, the iroha mai allowed for each reviewer to orchestrate their very own experience.
While some minor issues, such as the handling of the buttons or the vibration strength, received mixed feedback, all of the reviewers agreed that they would be happy to receive the iroha mai as a gift.
When asked to describe the iroha mai in one sentence, the reviewers called it, “Astounding,” “My new best friend!” and “Powerful and pretty, in one perfect package!”
In the world of intimate pleasure, the iroha mai sets itself apart through its elegance and innovative technology. Whether as a personal indulgence or as a gift for a loved one, its wide variety of settings can be perfectly attuned to one’s individual needs, allowing for a truly personalized experience.
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