LELO: NEA Valentine Edition

Posted on January 31, 2007 Under Design

I know Valentines Day isn’t for 2 more weeks, but I had to give you a timely heads-up on the new LELO NEA Black Pearl Valentine Edition ($129). LELO is a Swedish company that specializes in luxury, design-forward pleasure objects. These aren’t your everyday vibrators — no sir — they are thoughtfully crafted to provide ergonomic pleasure and are definitely eye candy. The Valentine Edition was designed by Jesper Kouthoofd (from Acne) who chose to “interpret the romanticised aesthetics of an archetypal sweet heart tattoo.” The final product “hints at an age of innocence — vintage 1950 — with undertones of a tender naivety reserved for the realm of pristine love” (sorry to quote so much, but these words are too good). LELO sent me one of these to ‘try,’ and without telling you all of the details, let me just say that LELO will change your mind about these sorts of things; that is, if your mind hasn’t already been changed. The Black Pearl Valentine lasts 7 hours on a 2 hour charge, has LED buttons that guide you through several ‘speeds,’ and comes wrapped in a sweet and discreet box. Maybe Valentines Day will actually be fun this year. If you want to see a hands on review of the NEA, check out NOTCOT.