As with most LELO products, the controls are designed with ease of use in mind. There's a simple plus/minus sign on the vibrator which increases and decreases the speed. Once the Mia is at maximum speed, any of four different vibration patterns are easily selected by continuing to click the plus sign.
You won't ever be caught with a dead battery since a red light automatically flashes when it's time for a charge, and you can quickly get back to business with a white light that illuminates when the Mia has completed the two hour charge cycle and is ready to go again.
I pulled the cap off the Mia and was somewhat surprised to find a USB connector. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I don't have a computer in my bedroom, so charging the Mia involves hooking it up to the computer in my family room. On the other hand, I can see this being super-freaking-awesome on an airplane. Imagine - the battery is running low, no problem: plug that little sucker right into your laptop and charge it right up! Luckily this vibrator does not look like a typical sex toy, so it could probably be explained away as some kind of flash memory device if someone notices it hooked up to your computer.
Once I had the Mia fully charged, I lit some candles and relaxed on a pile of pillows. I turned the Mia up to its full intensity, but was somewhat dismayed to find out that it's simply not that powerful. I vibrated myself with the Mia for around 15 minutes and only ended up frustrated. I switched to my old standby, the Miracle Massager to get the job done.
I cannot understand why the vibrations were so weak when even smaller toys like the Silver Bullet have all the power a girl could want. Even though it didn't bring enough of a buzz for this reviewer, I think the Mia would be a wonderful first vibrator and the elegant packaging makes it a great choice as a sexy gift.
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I like how you can just plug the charger into your computer too. No more running out of batteries for me!
Notes: The pulse settings make me insanely frustrated, so I stick to the solid vibe. If you grip the cap, it comes apart when you use it. You need to hold the band. Once you figure this out, you're golden.
It looks like a flash drive. What more could a geek want?