Lelo F1S V3 Test and Review

Lelo F1S V3 Review Score:
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4.5

Review summary:

I’ve had an amazing time testing the new 3rd version of the Lelo F1S male vibrator. It might not look like a large upgrade from the V2 but it blew me away with incredible orgasms thanks to the new AI Mode and larger size.

Yes, that’s right – You’re now able to get it in an XL version which makes it much more usable for guys with an average size penis or bigger.

It feels nothing like using a pocket pussy but much more like I would imagine using a vibrator as a woman would feel.

Overall, an impressive sex toy for you if you want to take your masturbation to the next level. It gives you orgasms that are hard to imagine if you’ve only used your hands.

Lelo F1S V3 Review and Test

What You get:

  • A powerful male vibrator with manual or AI mode
  • Select between two sizes
  • Dual motors make it feel like getting sucked off and vibrated at the same time
  • Mild to insanely intensive stimulation and anything between

I recommend the Lelo F1S V3 if you’re after the best male vibrator right now in 2024.

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My Full Review Below

I’ve previously tested the older versions of the Lelo F1S male vibrators and there have been signs of greatness.

But my biggest complaint has always been the size, which was never big enough.

This has finally been addressed with the introduction of a new XL version.

Another huge upgrade is the AI mode in the app which uses sensors in the device to adjust the vibration and suction power/speed according to how your penis reacts to the stimulation.

All very exciting, but let’s see how it performs and if it can live up to the hype that I personally have for it.

Setting the LELO F1S V3 Up for the First Time

The LELO F1S V3 comes with the standard LELO accessories in the box:

  • The LELO F1S V3 itself
  • A USB charging cable (no power brick)
  • 2 packs of water-based lube
  • A warranty card and manual
What's in the box?

Get started:

  1. Plug the charging cable into a USB charging brick and the other in the back of the F1S V3
  2. Let it charge to 100%. It takes roughly 2 hours from 0% to 100%
  3. Turn it on by pressing the power button for 1 second and you’re ready to play in manual mode. I would highly recommend connecting the F1S V3 to the Lelo app for much more control and the AI mode
  4. Download the Lelo app from Google Play or the App Store
  5. Create an account in the app and log in
  6. Turn on Bluetooth on your phone and turn the F1S V3 on with a long push of the power button
  7. You should see the Lelo F1S V3 getting added to the list of sex toys in the app
  8. Press “Play” in the app
  9. You can now select between “Manual mode” and “AI mode”. Play around with the different settings in the Manual mode and give the AI mode a try. I love the new AI mode which is a new feature compared to the V2.
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Incredible Suction and Vibration

Let me get straight to the point – It feels incredible to use and the new AI mode in the app is truly amazing and that comes from a guy who hates when sex toys require an app.

I’m especially a fan of the suction motor which feels like your penis gets pulled in and out in a short and fast motion.

I still don’t know how they manage to get that much suction and vibration power into a relatively small device that doesn’t require an external power supply.

Incredible Orgasms Each Time

Yep, I got incredible orgasms each time I used it and not a single one of them was disappointing. But they take much longer to achieve compared to when I use a stroker where I manually do the “work”.

It feels like an entirely different experience. You can compare it to when somebody rides you vs. you riding somebody – Both are amazing in their own way.

Pro tip – You don’t need to use it with the app, but you’re very limited in terms of settings and the AI mode is purely an app function. There are 3 buttons underneath the device which allow you to adjust the vibration modes and speed settings.

My Tips for the Best Experience

I’ve had time to focus on how to improve the experience of using the F1S in the past and my work has continued with the new V3.

These are my favorite tips to increase your pleasure:

  • Start when your penis is flaccid, it’s much easier to get your penis all the way in and avoid air pockets between your penis and the silicone sleeve. Air pockets will decrease the stimulation from the vibration and suction.
  • Apply most of the lube in Lelo F1S V3 and only apply a little on your penis.
  • Pour warm water into the silicone sleeve right before use, this will preheat it so you avoid sticking your penis into a cold hole. It only takes 10 seconds due to the thinness of the silicone sleeve, pour it out right before adding lube and you’re ready to go.

Extremely Important – Do Not Remove the Foil

It’s not a foil peel at all, but it looks like it and I even tried to remove it before realizing it’s a tiny silicone seam between the device and the window.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has tried to do that which is why I’m making a big deal about it.

You’re going to ruin the waterproofness of it which would make it hard to clean and ruin shower and bath play.

How Does It Compare to the Lelo F1S V2

I did like the V2, don’t get me wrong but the V3 is such a big improvement both in terms of the stimulation and the size options.

One thing that I noted during my comparison of the two was the internal silicone sleeve design. The Lelo F1S V2 sleeve has a groove running from the base of the sleeve to the front of the device. I’m not 100% sure why they designed it like that but that groove is gone and replaced with more waves in the silicone.

The sleeve is a lot wider in the new V3 version and I found it to be much more comfortable due to the increased size.

The XL version is roughly ½ an inch longer than the standard version which has been a welcomed upgrade.

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And the new AI mode in the app is freaking amazing – It uses a special feedback sensor so it can adjust the suction and vibration power and speed in real-time.

AI seems to be creeping into our lives more and more, but if it’s an improvement like this then I’m all for it!

What I Like and Don’t Like About It

Pros:

  • I love the stimulation which feels like nothing I’ve tried before.
  • The subtle suction is incredible and it drove me to orgasm each time I used it.
  • I love the new AI mode which I ended up using all the time.
  • Quality and feel are better than anything I’ve tested previously.
  • The battery life is pretty good and lasts at least a few sessions.
  • Noise level is fairly low, especially the suction feature which emits a low-frequency humming.

Cons:

  • The internal sleeve smells chemically until you clean it with soap. This was not the case with the old version.
  • It does take a long time for me to reach orgasm (the orgasms are however incredible).
  • It looks like you can remove the foil off the window, please don’t do that.
  • At $250 it’s priced in the upper bracket of similar products.

My Final Thoughts About the LELO F1S V3 Male Vibrator

I’ve never been disappointed with any of the previous versions of the F1S but they have been hard to use due to their smaller size.

This all changed with the F1S V3 XL which is the first time that I really got that “WOW” feeling.

I love the vibrations and the subtle fast pace suction which feels nothing like anything I’ve tested before.

Sure, it’s not a perfect product and the price is still high at $250 but I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you if you’re in the market for a quality male masturbator.

This is for you if:

  • Want the best male masturbator
  • Can afford to spend $250 on a sex toy
  • Don’t want a stroker/pocket pussy
  • You’re after intense and amazing stimulation

It’s NOT for you if:

  • You’re on a tight budget
  • Your penis circumference is more than 6-inches

It’s only available at lelo.com right now but I’ll add more buying options as they come.

2 Responses

  1. Hi
    I was part of the first testing of the developer version and I was not able to get an orgasm while using it back then.
    My main problem at the time was the size, I’m still on the fence about the V3 but it looks like it’s wide enough now but not long enough.
    What’s your thoughts on the length?

    1. Hi

      The main size increase has been the width of the V3. It’s about a ½ inch longer but still not enough for my entire penis to be in it. But that’s not that important, the main features are the special vibration and suction which focus on the first half of you penis.
      I don’t mind that I can’t put my entire penis in it because it would not make the experience any different.

      Hope this clears things up.

      Best regards,

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