Lovense Nora Review: Is it Worth Your Money?

The Nora vibrator from Lovense is one of the most iconic teledildonic (digital remote stimulation) devices on the sex toy market today. These devices can use a wireless Bluetooth or Internet connection to sync with other users or be remote-controlled via smartphone app for a collaborative experience.

The Nora is a rabbit style vibrator for women that is designed to sync up with another Lovense sex toy via wireless Bluetooth connection or the Internet for long distance.

Because the Nora is one of the very earliest products ever designed by Lovense, it is one of the most recognizable Lovense products available. In this review, we’ll take an up close and personal look at the Nora to see how it stands up to other teledildonic vibrators for women on the market.

 

What Is the Nora?

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The Nora is a rabbit style vibrator, otherwise known as a dual-stimulation vibrator. The Nora has two arms, one designed to stimulate a woman’s G-spot, and the other for simultaneous clitoral stimulation. When paired together, these sensations are known for helping women achieve orgasm consistently.

Fun fact: Rabbit vibrators got their name from the two arms of the vibrator, which somewhat resemble the set of a rabbit’s ears.

Physical Specifications

Insertable length: 4.72 inches

Handle length: 3.15 inches

Weight: 10.2 ounces

Battery: Lithium ion rechargeable

Size and Shape

The Nora is a soft, electric pink vibrator with one longer arm designed to be inserted into the vaginal canal to stimulate the G-spot, and a shorter arm designed to be positioned over the clitoris. The shape of both arms is optimized to achieve maximum tactile sensation without overstimulating.

Materials

The end of the vibrator designed to come directly into contact with the genitalia is made of 100% non-toxic silicone. Along with being odorless and easy to clean, silicone is also hypoallergenic, making it a good choice for people with skin sensitivities.

One drawback to silicone is that it cannot be used with silicone or oil-based lubricants. Instead, use a water-based lubricant with the Nora. Lovense offers water-based lubricant on its website that you can order along with your device, so you will be ready to go straight away.

The handle of the Nora is made of medical grade ABS plastic, which is also sleek and easy to clean. Both silicone and ABS plastic are non-porous, which means you don’t have to worry about bacteria festering in the material. That being said, sex toys should be cleaned after each and every use for safety.

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Main Features

The Nora is one of the first generation of teledildonic toys, which means it not only has a strong engineering concept with regards to the hardware, it also has some of the most advanced sex toy software on the market. Let’s go into a further review of the hardware and software involved.

Hardware

The Nora features a rotating head in the longer arm that is designed to brush repeatedly against the G-spot, inducing orgasm. The clitoral arm has a vibration feature to help move things along.

The vibrator is powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries and can be plugged in via USB port. Battery power is substantial, allowing for 4-5 hours of continuous use and 5 days of standby time between charging.

The Nora is fully waterproof. This means it can be submerged for water play but be aware that Bluetooth connectivity is not guaranteed to be stable under water.

Throughout the lifespan of the device, the Nora has undergone several hardware upgrades. Here’s a review of them year by year:

  • 2015: Increased strength of vibrations, made motor quieter, made charging easier, adjusted placement of the beads inside the vibrator
  • 2016: Added a flexible clitoral arm, optimize vibrator shape for increased pleasure, improved the charging port
  • 2017: Updated product packaging and improved sensors responsible for detecting partner’s movement

Software

While the Nora sports some serious hardware, it is the software of the device that has made it a revolutionary piece of technology. The Nora’s main market draw is its ability to be synced via Bluetooth or Internet connection to another user’s device.

It can also be controlled remotely by another user or controlled manually. All of these digital controls are available through the intuitive Lovense app, which is compatible with all major software platforms: Apple, Android, Mac, and now Windows PC (with Lovense Bluetooth Adapter).

The Nora features seven vibration settings:

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Pulse
  • Wave
  • Fireworks
  • Earthquake

The Nora also features three different speeds for rotation in the G-spot stimulator, allowing you to customize 35 different combinations of vibration and rotation speed between the two settings.

Some other fun features of Nora’s software include the music sync, which allows you to sync the movements of your Nora to the music on your phone. The Nora also has sound-activated vibrations, which means you can set it to respond to the ambient noise in whatever room you’re in.

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Teledildonic Technology

With teledildonic technology, the Nora gives lovers a variety of control options to choose from. For solo play, the Nora can be controlled by the user via the associated smartphone app. With the app, you can adjust the power of your vibrator hands-free with just a finger swipe.

If playing with a partner at close range, control of the device can be passed to another user via app request. This setting is ideal for discreet public play or staying connected with your lover while you are in different rooms of the house.

The most exciting teledildonic feature of the Nora is its remote setting, which allows users to control each other’s Lovense devices from thousands of miles away through an Internet connection.

Not only that, but the devices feature real-time physical responsiveness—the movements of one device will influence the sensations induced in the user on the other end of the connection. With this synced capability, this is the closest the sex toy industry has ever been to virtual sex made physical.

First Impressions

On first impressions, the Lovense packaging comes across as minimalist and not very discreet—the box has a life-sized replica of the vibrator directly on the cover (so keep that in mind if you open your packages in front of people).

The package itself only comes with the following items:

  • The Nora
  • USB dongle for charging
  • User manual

While this is adequate and will be enough to get you started, it would be nice if Lovense included some accessories in the package such as cleaning solution or water-based lubricant. The lubricant is available on their website, but having a small sample included with every product wouldn’t hurt.

Other than its original packaging, the Nora does not come with a storage case or bag, which is kind of a hassle—the Nora is not inconspicuous in any sense of the word (nothing says I-have-a-sex-toy like a hot pink rabbit vibrator) so having a case for it would be convenient.

The packaging is adequate, and while it could stand to have some bells and whistles added for that extra luxe touch, it gets the job done. Bonus tip: If the user manual is ever lost, instructions are available on the Lovense website.

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Ergonomics

The Nora is a very comfortable vibrator, with supple silicone material that is super soft to the touch, and a light frame so that your wrist doesn’t get tired while holding it in position.

Several upgrades have been made to the Nora to increase its ease of use, such as a flexible clitoral arm and soft ridges in the G-spot arm to increase pleasurable sensations.

For a completely relaxed experience, the Nora can be taken over by another user remotely, allowing
the user to sit back and enjoy the toy comfortably without having to even make technical adjustments mid-session.

Intelligent Design

When it comes to intelligent design, the Nora doesn’t skimp. One look at the vibrator will tell you that it was a labor of love. One session with the Nora will confirm it.

Nora (along with its male counterpart, Max) was one of the first devices on the market to feature teledildonics and remote connectivity for synced user experiences.

In the years since the Nora was first introduced, Lovense has only pushed the envelope farther by continually improving their product designs, re-engineering hardware, and software to provide the best experience possible.

Since the Nora was launched, it has seen improved battery capacity, stronger vibrations, increased connectivity range, and added ergonomic features that make it one of the most high-quality teledildonic toys on the market today.

Highlights of Nora’s intelligent design features:

  • Matured teledildonic software with real-time reactivity and a full range of customizable settings for a personalized experience
  • Engineering upgrades from earlier iterations such as increased ergonomics, increased battery life, increased power, and a quieter motor for increased discretion
  • High-grade materials for body safety and aesthetics

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Cleaning Difficulty

The ability to maintain good hygiene in the bedroom is a big deal when it comes to sex toys, and the Nora is no exception. Since sex toys should ideally be cleaned and sanitized after every single use to avoid infections, it’s important that they’re easy to clean.

The Nora is simple to clean, requiring only warm water to rinse off since it is made of non-porous silicone material and bodily fluids cannot be absorbed into its surface.

The Nora is also waterproof, so it can be submerged in water in order to clean it thoroughly.

Quality

With the rise of new technology in the sex toy industry, there is no shortage of vibrator options out there, even with niche toys like teledildonics. After much review of similar products, however, the Nora comes out ahead as one of the best devices available, especially for its price range.

Teledildonics is a new technology, and a lot of sex toy companies are trying to jump on board the hype train and put out teledildonic toys as quickly as they can to cash in on a growing trend. That means that while there are many teledildonics toys on the market right now, a lot of them are of relatively poor quality.

That is not a problem with the Lovense Nora. As one of the first teledildonic devices ever launched, it has gone through multiple design iterations to refine the end user experience and make it one of the most high-quality toys you can buy.

Price

As of the time of this review, the Lovense Nora is available for $119. This is within the medium range of prices for teledildonic sex toys, which currently range from around $75 to $200 and up. For the various features on offer, $119 is a solid price.

The Nora’s nearest competitor on the market, the We-Sync Vibe, sells for $189, and does not even feature a male counterpart like the Lovense Max for a truly shared remote experience.

Kiiroo, a company that also makes teledildonics, does have a male counterpart to its female teledildonic vibrator the Pearl, but it comes with a whopping $220 price tag. The female counterpart the Kiiroo Pearl is a little more reasonable at $123.00, but for your best investment, the Nora is definitely the way to go.

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Pleasure

Like its male counterpart, the Lovense Max, the Nora is designed to give pleasure to all the senses, not just touch. Made of soft, odorless material and a sleek, beautiful design, the Nora is aesthetically pleasing just to touch and look at, without even getting down to the (ahem) business side of things.

Aside from just looking and smelling pretty, the Nora is also geared for pleasure in other ways. Its dual-simulating system, flexible clitoral arm, and multiple customized user settings for both rotation and vibration help ensure that a woman can get to climax regardless of where she gets the most pleasure.

Size

The Nora is a pretty small sex toy—at just under eight inches long, it can fit easily into most bedside tables or nightstands.

The penetrable length of the G-spot arm is 4.72 inches, which is long enough to provide G-spot stimulation easily for most women. However, the wide end of the toy may be a bit large for women who are not familiar with using sex toys or who are used to a smaller girth, so liberal lubrication is advised.

Compatibility

For teledildonic devices, compatibility with other smart technology is one of the key factors for a product’s success, and Lovense has one of the highest rates of device compatibility out there. Lovense devices are able to be ran and connected on Apple, Android, Mac, and even Windows PC with the help of a newly-released Bluetooth adapter.

This means that as far as compatibility goes, Lovense has you covered no matter how you’re trying to connect.

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Connectivity

For teledildonic devices, connectivity and range constitute a huge part of the overall package.

Because the main draw of these toys is their ability to sync and connect remotely, whether or not they can easily remain connected is important. Nobody wants to mess with a sex toy that randomly becomes disconnected from the network at the most inopportune times, especially when doing public play.

The Lovense Nora features one of the highest ranges of Bluetooth close-range connectivity available on the market at 30-40 feet, and the app software does a good job making sure you can make a seamless connection and keep it.

Because Lovense’s teledildonic app software is some of the oldest software for teledildonics on the market, the company has had time to tweak the user interface time and time again to ensure that the users of the Nora have the highest degree of seamless, real-time control.

User Feedback

User feedback on the Nora has been generally positive from launch. Sitting at a solid 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, most users praise the Nora for its design and its revolutionary technology, which has proven to be a godsend for long distance relationships.

The Nora has also been reviewed by several bloggers in the sex toy review industry, particularly those specializing in toys to enhance long distance relationships. You can see some of their in-depth experiences with the Nora here:

  • SurviveLDR
    • Review highlight: “It’s fun to think about all of the experiences I can have in the future depending on the music I choose…it makes the toy much more versatile.”
  • VibratorGuru
    • Review highlight: “As a teledildonics device, the Lovense Nora is about as good as
      they come.”
  • SexToyEducation
    • Review highlight: “The head of its shaft actually gyrates to grind against you in just the right place. That’s what I call G-spot stimulation!”

Final Verdict

There are a few nitpicks about the Nora that users have identified, such as the following:

  • finicky charging port
  • girth of the end of the G-spot arm may be a bit wide for some users
  • some syncing issues depending on connectivity

Despite these flaws, the majority of users have found the Nora to be the top of the line in teledildonic sex toys, and the female user standard for teledildonics going forward.

It always pays to do your research when purchasing something as personal as a vibrator, but hopefully, this review has given enough background on the Lovense Nora to help you make a decision the next time you decide to indulge in a new high-tech toy.

 

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