The Ultimate Magic Wand guide

To see the prices of the toys, click the links after their description. They are not included in the articles since they are subject to change.


Before the fun, a bit of history

The Hitachi Magic Wand was Originally made by Hitachi in 1968 as a body massager.
It didn't take long until overworked women figured out it wasn't only good for their backs. It has since acquired a following for being an amazing, bone-rattling, clitoral stimulator.

The Magic Wand is even known for making some women squirt with external use only.
It was also proven to turn women suffering from anorgasmia into puddles of their former selves (At a 93% success rate ).

In 2014 the rights were sold to Vibratex, Hitachi Magic Wand distributors since the year 2000. This was to avoid having the company's name attached to such a popular a sex toy. The Hitachi was simply re-branded "The Magic Wand Original" which is why you can't find it under Hitachi's name anymore.
Anything else that doesn't come from Vibratex is a copy and the market is flooded with fakes, so make sure to deal with a respected retailer and avoid buying it from Amazon or Ebay at all cost since this is where most of the knock-offs are sold.

Vibratex didn't only stop at re-branding and keeping the factories going.
About a year later they came up with the HV-270 cordless rechargeable model. The new version features a new soft silicone head and a 3-hour battery life. The vibrations increments are also more gradual and this model comes with pulsations as well.

 

The Magic Wand Original vs Rechargeable Comparison

While the Magic Wand Original features only 2 very strong levels of vibrations and a short 6 ft long cable, both issues can be easily fixed. All you need is a cheap dimmer extension cord giving you more reach and gradual adjustment of the vibrations.
Having all those cables might bother some but it is the most affordable way to go.

For twice the price, the rechargeable model is cordless, features 4 increments of vibration along with 4 different rhythmical pulsations. It is the perfect option for someone who can afford it and can't stand the sight of cables.
It can also be used while plugged in like the Original if you ever run out of battery.
Another nice addition is the Silicone head which is much softer to the touch and easier to clean compared to the rough head of the Original.

Otherwise, both models are as powerful and both are compatible with multiple extensions that can turn your wand in almost any type of toy available on the market.

Just remember, both models should never be used in the bath or shower.
If you're looking for a strong clitoral toy for that purpose or just a more portable powerful toy, take a look at the Tango by we-vibe.

Now here's a rundown of the features:

Magic Wand Original

  • Plug-in
  • 2 incremental strengths
  • 6-foot long cord  (110v – 120v/60A)
  • 1.2 pounds
  • 1-year warranty

Magic Wand Rechargeable 

  • Rechargeable
  • 4 incremental strengths
  • 4 vibration patterns
  • 6-foot long cord  (110v – 120v/60A)
  • Safety 20-minute shut-off which can be turned back on right away
  • 1.5 Pounds
  • 1-year warranty

Cheapest Places to buy:

Magic Wand Original

U.S.: SheVibe
Canada: PinkCherry
U.K.: Sadly, the Magic Wand isn't made with a U.K. plug. The best alternative is the Doxy!

Magic Wand Rechargeable

U.S.: PinkCherry U.S.
Canada: PinkCherry Canada
U.K.: Again, no chance for the Brits. I still have your back though and a good alternative would be Lelo's Smart Wand!

Since there are more fakes than originals around I highly encourage you to buy from a trusted retailer like these. On top of being some of the cheapest places you can find them, you will always be sure to get an original model.

 

How to use

While the magic wand can be used directly, using it over clothing or around erogenous zones instead can be a better option to someone who is more sensitive. The vibrations are deep and rumbly and they can easily be felt throughout the body.
So go gradually from your pubic bone to your taint to find the perfect spot for you.

You can also add a variety of attachments to the wand like dildos, rabbits, prostate stimulators and masturbators.  This extends the functionality of the toy greatly.
To secure them, if tight, just add a bit of water-based lube on the head of the wand and slip the attachment right on.

Now over time, this toy can become a bit heavy or uncomfortable to some.
That's why we love this neat little tutorial from Artemisia FemmeCock on how to secure the magic wand on a chair for hands-free play. It's more stable and sexier than most pillow forts you could build.

This method is also great for using a lot of extensions, effectively turning your magic wand into an affordable, portable sybian!

Otherwise, If you want something a bit nicer or something that's gonna make having sex easier while using the Hitachi Magic Wand, I suggest you read on.

On Loss of sensitivity

While most people won't get there since extended play with the magic wand is rarely needed to reach orgasm, it is true that with extended use, on a high setting, you might develop a tolerance to the vibrations and need more vigorous play over time.

But, contrary to what a lot of people believe, the loss isn't permanent. If you stop using your toy from a few days to a month, sensitivity will fully come back.

So, if it's the only reason you're staying away from the wand... well, restrain no more!

Best Attachments

Lutron Dimmer Extension

Lutron hitachi magic wand Dimmer

Like mentioned above this is the most important add-on you should acquire along with your Magic Wand Original.
On top of getting rid of the two-speed limitation — with the lowest speed often being too strong for most  — this adds an extra 6 feet of reach to your toy, for a total of 12 feet overall.

Thanks to this little fella, you no longer have to briefly shut down the toy to change the vibration's strength, a drop that can be frustrating when nearing climax.

Cheapest Place to buy:

U.S. & Canada: Amazon

 

Pop Top by Pleasure Works

pop top hitachi magic wand attachments covers

The Pop Top is also essential if you go the Magic Wand Original ( or the Original Doxy ) route.
It's a medical grade silicone cover that goes on top of the original head. This s a godsend considering the hard to clean, rough PVC head of the Original. The original head can become quite irritating if you like to rub on your toys as well.

It comes in smooth fuchsia, a nubby Purple, and a ribbed black model. The pop tops are also very easy to sanitize so if you intend to use it on more than one partner. Just slip it on, do your thing, slip it off and boil it a for 10 minutes after use and you're ready to go again.

Cheapest Places to buy:

Worldwide: SheVibe

 

Gee Whiz / Gee Whizzard by Vixen Creations

Gee Whiz / Whizzard G-spot hitachi Magic wand attachment

The perfect g-spot/Prostate attachment.

It is made by probably our most favorite independent company: Vixen Creations, the makers of the Vixskin line of ultra-realistic, squishy silicone toys.

It comes in two models, the Gee Whiz and the Gee Whizzard.
The first comes in blue with a 4-inch insertable length compared to the Whizzard which has 5 inches in length and a nice green bumpy body.
Both have similar girth and are made of high-quality silicone.

Just strap it on and enjoy the ride!

Cheapest Places to buy:

Gee Whiz

Worldwide: SheVibe

Gee Whizzard

Worldwide: SheVibe

 

The Rabbit by Bodywand

Bodywand Rabbit hitachi magic wand attachmentWhile designed to fit the Bodywand, it fits perfectly with the more powerful Magic wand. As a matter of fact, it is truly only useful with the sheer strength of "the Hitachi".

With a design reminiscent of Lelo's ever-popular Ina 2 coupled with a soft silicone body, this extension is built to please.
Great for simultaneous G-spot and clitoral stimulation it offers about 4 inches of insertable length and 4.5 inches in circumference at the largest point.

While this should be fine for most, it still may be too large to some and in that case, I suggest opting for the next option on the list.

Cheapest Places to buy:

U.S.: Pink Cherry US
Canada: Pink Cherry Canada
U.K.: Lovehoney

 

Flutter by Wand Essentials

The Flutter is perfect if you're looking for a different type of external stimulation than the one originally offered by the Magic Wand.
This attachment has an innovative web made of quality silicone that is going to “flutter” to the vibrations.

You can simply glide the webbed part over your sensitive bits or if you prefer a deeper sensation, insert the top nub vaginally and rest the other nub on your clit and let it go to town.

Cheapest Place to buy:

U.S & Canada: Amazon
U.K.: Lovehoney

 

Vibra Cup Head Stimulator

VIbra Cup magic wand attachment

Now the Magic wand Isn't only for women and if you're in for a powerful masturbator sleeve look no further.

Just be sure to use a good lube since masturbators don't really work without it.

To clean it, rinse it out and use anti-bacterial toy cleaner all over, let stand for 3 to 5 minutes, rinse again and put aside to dry before storing.

We only wish there was a realistic, functional sleeve reminiscent of Fleshlight's quality out there for our dear Magic Wands.

Otherwise, we're happy to say that, while there's not much on the market for men in the wand attachment business, men can still use it for something else than their sore backs.

Cheapest Place to buy:

U.S. & Canada: Amazon
U.K.: Lovehoney

 

Kink Vac-U-Lock Adaptor

magic wand attachment

Vac-U-Lock is Doc Johnson's attempt at making an attachment compatible system for Sex toys.

Every toy comes equipped with a hole in their base and the attachments are made to plug into that said hole.
The shape of the plug causes a vacuum once inserted and should be very stable during use.

This is why we'd like to give a shoutout to the Vac-U-Lock wand adaptor.
Since Vac-U-Lock systems offer a snug fit, you won't have to worry about vibrations not traveling throughout your toys. Which is a common issue with a lot of Wand attachments. 

Another big plus is that this collaboration between Doc Johnson and Kink is entirely made of silicone.
This means it's completely sanitizable and it'll last you a long time!

Read our handy Vac-U-Lock guide to find the perfect dildos to fit onto this great adaptor.

Cheapest Places to buy:

Worldwide: SheVibe

 

Wanda & Axis by Liberator

Axis & Wanda for hitachi magic wand

The main issues most have with the Magic Wand are its weight and the difficulty to handle it during intercourse. It becomes a real problem especially for extended sessions or simply if you'd rather use your arms for something else.

Enter Liberator, they make pillows built for sexual intercourse.
And these two models are made specifically for the Magic Wand Original or Rechargeable but work with other similarly sized wands as well.

All models are very easily washed. Their covers are removable and machine washable, so you can get as messy as you want.

Just keep in mind that these sex pillows don't necessarily come cheap but they are sure worth it if you really can't get enough of your wand.

Cheapest Place to buy:

Worldwide: SheVibe

Best Magic Wand Alternatives

Palm Power by BMS

Palm power wand

We love the magic wand for its versatility thanks to its wide range of attachments. Sadly it makes all the smaller wand options incompatible with its large roster of add-ons.

This is where the Palm power comes in. At half the size of the magic wand and a fraction of the weight, it still comes close to the strength of the former Hitachi.
The palm power is also much more silent in comparison.

The vibrations are very gradual in their climb and they are deep and rumbly.

To soften the blow on of not being compatible with magic wand's many attachments, it has it's own range of attachments.

All interchangeable tips are also made of medical grade silicone, including the default cap!

The classic model features an 8.5 feet long cable, giving you more reach than the Original magic wand.

The Recharge model comes with a USB cable for recharging the unit and comes in a darker grey.

Our only concern is the groove where the attachments meet with the wand. This can make clean up a bit more involved, but otherwise, it is an almost perfect portable and powerful wand.

We just want more attachments!

Cheapest Places to buy:

PalmPower Classic

U.S. & Canada: SheVibe
U.K.: No U.K. plugs, but the recharge will work perfectly.

PalmPower Recharge

U.S. & Canada: SheVibe
U.K.: UberKinky

Doxy Die Cast

Doxy Die Cast

Before, The Doxy was mostly available across Europe but it still kept coming up as being a great Magic Wand alternative and even a replacement in places where the magic wand wasn't available.
So needless to say, I've been dying to get my hands on it for a while.

So when we were sent the original Doxy and the Doxy Die Cast model to compare with the magic wand as alternatives for this article, I was excited.

While there's not much of a difference in terms of strength between the Doxy models and the Magic Wands. The Doxy seems to be a tad stronger than the Magic Wand.
A big plus is the gradual increments of the vibrations and the pulsating option when you hold the ON button.
This makes these corded models act a bit more like the Magic Wand Rechargeable.

Still, I'm a long time owner of the "Hitachi" and, by comparing it with the original Doxy, I didn't really feel like it could replace it since it looked and felt cheaper and less sturdy than the Magic Wand.

On the other hand, the Die Cast model is a beautiful and sturdy massager.  The biggest selling point for me is the Silicone head on this model, it's very soft and can be fully sanitized if needed.
The extensions for the Magic Wand also work perfectly with the Doxy as well.

One downside, other than the steeper price, is that if you live in a chilly place, the metal body of the Doxy does get rather cold in the winter.

If you still want to keep it as cheap as possible, you can still go with the magic wand. With a few cheap add-ons(Dimmer extension, Pop top Silicone head), you can get it to become almost as great as the Die Cast model... It just won't be as pretty!

Cheapest Places to buy:

U.S. & Canada: SheVibe
U.K.: Lovehoney

 

 

Smart Wand (Large) by Lelo

Another great option that is compatible with the Magic Wand attachments is Lelo's Large Smart Wand.

With a body almost completely covered with soft medical grade silicone, it is easy to clean and feels great to rub on.
It is also rechargeable with a 2-hour battery life on a 2-hour charge and while it might not reach the strength of the "Hitachi" it doesn't necessarily have too.

Let me explain, the Smart Wand's vibrations are more Low frequency / rumbly compared to the Magic wand. So this means that you feel the vibrations deeper and more efficiently than the buzzier, sometimes even numbing vibrations of the Magic Wands.

It features 8 different vibration patterns that can each be adjusted in intensity. It also has a "Touch mode" that activates and increase in intensity the harder you press the wand against your skin.
A feature that might be great for a real massage but feels more gimmicky if used only as a sex toy.

It also comes with Lelo's excellent 10-year warranty with the first year completely covered. The next following years, if the toy fails, you get 50% off your next Lelo toy.

So, if you're looking for a High-end rechargeable wand that is extension compatible, it honestly doesn't get any better than this.

Best Place to buy:

Worldwide: Lelo

While this might not seem to be the cheapest place to buy from, it is definitively the safest place since inferior counterfeits plague the Market.
If you want a genuine product, we recommend you to shop directly from Lelo.

 

Tango/Touch by We-vibe

tango and touch

We know this isn't a wand but if you're looking for rumbles and power in a pocket-able, purse-friendly format, this is the best option available.
If you're on the go, it can make being away from your beloved wands much more bearable.
It's a more convenient option for using while simultaneously having sex since the size isn't getting in the way of the action.

The toy is rechargeable by electromagnetic induction, so it is fully submersible under water. It also holds about a 90-minute charge.
These two also have 8 deep low-frequency vibration modes including 4 gradual constant vibrations and 4 patterns. So far nothing of this size compares to it.

They come in two models.
The Tango, which is shaped and looks like a lipstick for pinpoint accuracy.
And the Touch, which has a soft brushed silicone exterior made to fit in the palm of your hand.

The Tango's body really reverberates strongly with its vibrations, achieving a rapid light tapping motion which feels amazing to the not too sensitive woman, satisfying even most power queens. And even though it is about the size of a finger, lots of women enjoy the intensity of the tango internally as well.

The Touch is for the more sensitive woman since the thick silicone cover dampens the reverberations. It is also perfect for someone who likes to rub herself for clitoral stimulation thanks to a groove in the tip that covers the clitoris comfortably.

Both are loved and great choices depending on your sexual preferences.
They are also covered for up to one year so don't go gentle into that good night.

Cheapest Places to buy:

Tango

U.S.: PinkCherry U.S.
Canada: PinkCherry Canada
U.K.: LoveHoney

Touch

U.S.: PinkCherry U.S.
Canada: PinkCherry Canada
U.K.: LoveHoney

Author Details
Founder & Editor

Jimmy is a veteran sex shop worker and currently a freelance illustrator & head honcho at Tabooless.net.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, breakfast for every meal, and shooting the shit with his kitty cat.

His goal is to create a better world by making sure no naughty bits are left behind.

 

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