The Hitachi Magic Wand massager was Originally made in 1968.
Intended to be used as a body massager, it didn’t take long until overworked women figured out it wasn’t only good for their sore backs!
Following this discovery, it was subsequently proven to even turn women suffering from anorgasmia into puddles of their former selves with a 93% success rate! So if you were wondering what is a Hitachi vibrator used for and why they’re so popular, there you have it: Clit owners gotta have their orgasms no matter what!
So why did Hitachi stop making the Magic Wand?
In 2014, the rights to the popular vibrator were sold to Vibratex.
This was to avoid having the company’s name attached to such a popular sex toy. Vibratex, being the Hitachi Wand massager’s distributor since the year 2000, couldn’t have been better suited to take the mantle.
The classic wand was then re-branded as “The Magic Wand Original”, which is why you can’t find the wand vibrator best known as the Hitachi anymore. So no, it’s not gone, just rebranded!
Vibratex didn’t stop at re-branding and keeping the factories going either.
About a year later they came up with the HV-270 cordless rechargeable model, a modernized take on the Original Hitachi Magic Wand, and they’ve since released plenty of new iterations on the classic!
Over 50 years later, these are still some of the best massage wands ever made… though the competition is getting quite fierce as of late.
While the Original Hitachi Magic Wand vibrator features only 2 extremely 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 to upgrade this plug-in vibrator. This fix should give you more reach along with allowing you to make more gradual adjustments to the vibrations.
Having all those cables to wrestle with mid-wank might bother some people but it is still the most affordable way to go if you want more speeds to play with. It is definitely a great hack for OG Magic Wand vibrator owners since the starting power of the Hitachi wand massager might be a bit too much to handle when you’re just starting to warm up your engine.
Just keep in mind that this hack might hurt the durability of your toy. But hey! You always have the Vibratex Magic Wand Warranty if your toy doesn’t make it through the year!
Another thing that is unique to the original is the lack of a silicone head. Something that can make cleanup a bit more of a chore on top of making it unsharable between partners. Thankfully, this can be remedied as well with something like the Pop-Top attachments or Vixen’s replacement head.
So while the OG model is a bit dated feature-wise, it is still the best Magic Wand massager for the price. Plus, with a few small investments, it can still compete with the higher-end models even if your funds are low!
How to clean Magic Wand Original
Cleaning the head of the original Hitachi wand vibrators is probably the worst part of owning this iteration ( especially if you don’t opt for the Magic Wand head cover mentioned above ).
Still, if you can’t quite afford a Magic Wand replacement head just yet, there are some alternatives. You could use a condom to cover the head while in use, which could be especially helpful if you plan on sharing this classic wand sex toy. Large condoms will work best but don’t worry, you’d be surprised how far standard condoms can stretch!
But what if you only play solo and need to clean that textured head? Mild soap and water should do the trick! Just make sure the cable is disconnected while cleaning up and that your Hitachi Magic Wand is fully dry before plugging back.
Lastly, if you struggle with getting into the cracks, a soft bristle toothbrush is a must for your toy cleaning kit!
Specs & Features
2 incremental strengths
6-foot long cord (110v – 120v/60A)
Magic Wand Rechargeable
For twice the price, this cordless Magic Wand is rechargeable and features 4 incremental vibrations along with 4 different rhythmic pulsations.
This is the perfect option for someone who can afford it and/or just can’t stand the sight of cables.
If you run out of battery, it can also be used while plugged in like the original Hitachi Magic Wand so you can keep the fun going as long as you need. Plus, when plugged in, the rechargeable is even more powerful, with its max speed acting like a secret 5th speed that outdoes even the original.
Just for the extra vibration strength, in my book, the rechargeable always wins the Magic Wand Rechargeable VS Orginal debate! And internal competition aside, this is definitely a contender for the best cordless wand massager.
But to me, the best update is the Silicone head, which is much softer to the touch and much easier to clean & sanitize than it was with the rough head of the Original Hitachi wand vibrator.
Specs & Features
Rechargeable / Wireless
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
Magic Wand Plus
The Magic Wand Plus is Essentially a non-rechargeable Magic Wand Rechargeable, minus the vibration patterns ( which aren’t really popular anyway ) and big price tag!
Otherwise, everything else is there: more vibration strengths, a sanitizable and body-safe silicone head, and an updated design.
While it needs to be plugged in to work just like the OG, you can still remove the cable for easy storage. It’ll also prevent you from damaging your cable by bending it in unnatural ways. And if you do damage it, you can just easily get a replacement from most shops that sell the Plus.
As if this wasn’t enough, the Magic Wand Plus is also a touch stronger than both previous Hitachi vibration wands! So your bits are definitely going to thank you as this is probably the best plug-in vibrator in the business.
Specs & Features
4 incremental strengths
6-foot long detachable cord (110v – 120v/60A)
All models are compatible with tons of extensions that can turn your wand into almost any other type of sex toy.
So if you ever wanted an *insert name of the toy you like most* with mind-boggling vibrations, this is probably the best way to go!
Anything else that doesn’t come from Vibratex or claims to be from Hitachi is most likely a knockoff.
Since the market is flooded with fakes, make sure to deal with a respected retailer and avoid buying from Amazon or Ebay at all costs since this is where most of the knock-offs are sold. So if you’re wondering where to buy an authentic Hitachi Magic Wand massager, look at the links under each entry to find out about some of our favorite trustworthy retailers!
Sadly, for people with non-American plugs, the Hitachi wand massagers are only made with U.S.-style prongs.
Most Magic Wand vibrators will still work internationally with normal adapters just as long as the voltage is right. But you still need to order them from America to get your hands on them!
Is the Magic Wand Waterproof?
No matter which model you choose, it should never be used in the bath or in the shower. If it’s something important to you, I suggest you keep on reading since we’ll tackle some worthy alternatives with some being entirely waterproof.
The Classic model features an 8.5 feet long cable, giving you more reach than most corded models including the Hitachi massagers.
Though it’s worth noting that the original model doesn’t come with U.K. plugs, while the Recharge will still work perfectly since it is USB powered.
All in all, the Recharge model, due to its rechargeable nature, is definitely the best massager wand out of the two. But if you have a tight budget and don’t mind cables, you should still consider the original!
While it isn’t compatible with the Magic Wand’s many attachments, the Palm Powers do have their own range of accessories.
All interchangeable tips are made of medical-grade silicone, including the default cap. So let’s just say that they are extremely easy to sanitize.
Just remove the caps and boil them for 10 minutes and you’re done.
While this sounds great in theory, in practice it’s a bit of a different story.
First of all, since the caps don’t cover the whole head, it’s not uncommon to have the ridge come in contact with your poor bits during play. Something that can be a little irritating, complicating the cleanup process as well.
So extra attention should be given to those seams during clean up!
But apart from that, being so tiny yet powerful, the Palm Power is still an amazing wand vibrator that is well worth considering.
Lovense is known for two things: Powerful rumbles & great App control.
And the Domi 2 definitely lives up to those expectations. Maybe even a bit too much at times since without the App, the Domi 2 wouldn’t be nearly as good as it is.
This is because the preset vibrations are really far apart, going from “Shit, Ok!” to “Holy fuck!!” to “What’s my name again?” at the push of a button. It really is like a small Magic Wand original without the app. Hell, this is truly what the Mini Magic Wand should’ve been, but Lovense’s ferocious competition definitely beat them to the punch!
Thankfully, the lack of gradual speeds can easily be remedied with the help of their amazing app, which allows you to customize your speed settings to your exact liking. So if you needed a speed between “Shit, Ok!” And “Holy Fuck!!” you can easily configure it there.
Speaking of the App…
Not only can you customize your vibrations to your exact specifications, but you can also let any partner take control over your toy from any distance.
This coupled with their in-app Zoom/Facetime clone means that you and your partner can stare at each other’s eyes as you play. Bringing long-distance relationships as close as humanly possible. Hot!
The Lovense App & Bluetooth is also much more reliable than the We-Connect app found in We-Vibe’s toys, which is a huge plus.
Additionally, the App allows you to sync your toy to the sound of music as well!
Vibrating G-spot toys used to be my go-to when suggesting toys for folks who didn’t know where to start. That’s simply because they’re so darn versatile!
They can be used internally, externally, or sans vibrations, allowing first-timers to really figure out what makes them tick toy-wise.
To prove my point further, a few super rumbly & compact G-spot vibes released with enough power to compete with some of today’s small wands!
So if you ever wanted a super versatile toy that you could use as both a wand or a powerful G-spot vibrator, you’re in luck!
Now, not all toys are up for the challenge since most G-spot vibrators aren’t powerful enough to be on this list… except for these next 3 toys that is!
The Pillow Talk Sassy ( what a mouthful ) is a super affordable, super rumbly vibe with a classic shape that is the most reminiscent of wands thanks to its bulbous head.
Of course, such a cheap toy will come with some downsides.
For one, and I don’t really consider this a bad thing, is that it’s a very no-frills barebones kind of toy, so don’t expect any fancy extra features here. But more importantly, the rumbles tend to turn into more buzzy vibrations on the higher settings. So keep that in mind if you’re all about those low-frequency vibes.
The Wellness G-Curve is a lot like the Pillowtalk in terms of functions and vibration quality. It’s also an almost perfect middle ground between the former and the Rave 2.
It’s a touch pricier but it has a more premium look and you’ll also get less buzz on the higher settings than on the Pillowtalk. The G-spot bend/head is also not as intense, so if you want to use this toy like a vibrating dildo as well, it’ll work flawlessly.
The Rave 2 is definitely your best option when it comes to wand-like G-spot vibrators.
The rumbles here don’t let up at all. Plus, with two motors ( one at the shaft and one at the tip ) that’s twice the vibrations you’ll get from any of the previous options!
This is especially badass in “wand mode” since the 2 motors can be independently controlled, allowing you to move from one sensation to another by sliding along the toy as you play. Of course, internal play will tremendously benefit from this as well, but this is a wand article!
The asymmetrical design is also great as it’ll allow you to find a flat surface or an edge for more pinpoint stimulation.
The Rave 2 is also app-enabled, so that allows for a ton of extra features, more granular control, along with long-distance relationship features!
The Palm Power Extreme’s two main selling points are its power ( get it? Palm Power? Power in the palm of your hand? ) and form factor.
Let’s start with said form factor as it is truly revolutionary!
First of all, this thing is probably the smallest full-size wand… if that makes any sense.
It sort of hangs between mid-size wands and the classic large wands and just this alone makes it so much more usable. It also has a great seamless silicone head this time around. And with the seams being the biggest downside of the other Palm Power wands, I’m quite happy this has been sorted out.
But the real show-stealer here is the angled head!
Not only does it make it easier & more comfortable to use your on yourself when playing solo. It’s also much easier to fit between yourself and your partner during sex. A true godsend since smaller toys or toy holders are almost mandatory for partnered wand sex toy play.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg: Are you a fan of BDSM and forced orgasms? The angled head means you can just tie a belt around your sub’s waist and the head will naturally angle around their pubic bone. Oh, you’re not a BDSM fan? Well, you can just shove it in your pants if you’re feeling extra lazy! Or maybe you’re one of the many folks who enjoy masturbating on their belly? Just lay on top of this sucker and go crazy!
But what about all this power I keep hearing about?
The Palm Power Extreme is just as powerful ( if not a touch more! ) as the Magic Wands. Something that is pretty surprising considering how much smaller it is compared to the Hitachi vibrators.
So if you’re looking for a small vibrating massager and were disappointed with the Mini Magic Wand, this might be the best massager wand alternative!
It is also rechargeable / completely cordless, making this toy one of the biggest competitors of the Magic Wand Rechargeable… Especially since it is quite a bit cheaper than the Vibtratex/Hitachi alternative!
Another big plus is the Incremental speed controls where holding a button gradually increases the intensity of the vibrations to your exact preference! You still get 7 generous preset functions as well. But the range of vibrations is much wider when using the incremental function as it starts even lower than the first preset function!
The only real downside here is that the Palm Power Extreme doesn’t work with Magic Wand’s attachments.
But that’s pretty much the extent of the cons here, so if you don’t need them, this toy is pretty damn hard to beat.
While this wand might not be the most powerful on this list, it offers the deepest most high-quality rumbles in the business.
These incredible rumbles definitely compensate for Dame Com’s lower yet still satisfying power.
It’s the kind of low-frequency vibrations you’ll feel deep into your marrow, without being too overwhelming with its intensity, like the many wands on this list. It’s all pleasure, no terror here.
So if you’re sensitive but want the highest quality vibrations possible, you should definitely check this one out!
This rumbly-as-hell massager is also incredibly silent compared to the other wands on this list.
If you live with roommates of any kind, they’ll definitely won’t hear a thing… other than your own vocalizations of course! So bite on a pillow and go crazy!
There are also a lot of great things about the Dame Com’s small & ergonomic seamless silicone body.
For starters, it’s essentially the same size and shape as the Palm Power Extreme, which is what most wand makers should study, in my humble opinion.
The low profile and generous angles are great to use during sex or solo play as the curved handle is very ergonomic. No weird and uncomfortable wrist craning is required here. So if you have wrist or mobility issues, it’s a great alternative as well!
Being covered in super soft silicone also means it’s easy to clean, feels great in hand and you’ll love grinding against it while moving it up and down your anatomy.
Another underrated advantage to a fully seamless body on a smaller wand? You can use it internally as well!
The wand’s head, being between average and large girth for a cis dick ( 1.7 inches diameter ), is comfortable enough for most to use internally. Especially once you’re fully warmed up by the rumbles. And you will absolutely love said rumbles once they’re inside of you!
I think most wand lovers with AFAB genitalia have been there: Rubbing on a wand, from the clitoris to your labia, and slightly pushing it inside for some extra sensation. Well, this wand’s head can actually go fully in without any problems if you feel a little courageous!
Of course, the smaller head does mean you’ll miss out on Magic Wand’s attachments. But hey you can actually fully fuck this wand so it’s definitely a small price to pay!
Lastly, it is completely waterproof/submersible underwater.
So bring it in the bath or Jacuzzi, and enjoy how easy it is to wash ( again thank you seamless body ).
If I had to describe the perfect candidate for this wand, it would be a classy person with somewhat sensitive bits, who enjoys candle-lit baths and slow, languorous yet deep-toe-curling sex… with maybe a glass of wine on the side!
A few years back, the Doxy was only available in European markets. At that point, it was essentially the official Europe Magic Wand vibrator since the OG wasn’t available with European plugs. But even then, claims of it being a worthy Magic Wand alternative still managed to make their way to me.
So needless to say that when I was sent the original Doxy and Doxy Die Cast when they entered the American market to compare them with my current collection, I was pretty excited.
While there’s not much of a difference in terms of strength between the Doxy models and the Magic Wands, the Doxy does have its own advantages.
A big plus is the gradual increments of the vibrations and rhythms when the ON button is held down for a few seconds. This makes this mains-powered model act a bit more like the Magic Wand Rechargeable in terms of functions.
Still, I’m a long-time owner of the original Hitachi massager, and by comparing it to the original Doxy, I didn’t really feel like it could replace it since it looked and felt cheaper than the Magic Wands.
On the other hand, the Die Cast model is a beautiful and sturdy massager and definitely a worthy replacement.
The biggest selling point for me is the Silicone head found on this model. It’s very soft, black ( luxurious! ), and can be fully sanitized if needed.
But just like the rechargeable Magic Wand & the Plus, it can’t be removed, so you’ll have to rely on a 10% bleach water solution wash followed by a rinse as a means of sanitization.
One downside, other than the steeper price, is that if you live in a cool place, the metal body of the Doxy Die Cast does get rather cold in the winter ( Canadian living in a 100-year-old apartment here ).
After a year or so of using it for massages and sex, we’ve also had the silicone layer come off the head and had to reglue it in place. It seems like it’s a common issue with the Doxy Die Cast, but it should’ve been corrected since. In any case, it’s quite easy to fix with a bit of crazy glue.
With the Doxy Die Cast being their premium model, if you do want to keep things as cheap as possible, I still wouldn’t go with the Original plastic Doxy.
This is because, with a few cheap add-ons (Dimmer extension, Pop top Silicone head), the original Hitachi Magic Wand can become almost as great as the Die-Cast model…It just won’t be as pretty.
Still, if you’re looking for the best plug-in vibrator in the business, this is as luxurious and performant as they get!
Well, there it is, the best rechargeable wand massager for budget-minded power kings and queens!
I really don’t know how they achieved this, but this wand is just as powerful as a wired Doxy Die Cast, which means it beats the Magic Wand Rechargeable in terms of power as well!
…And all this for a fraction of the price of both of these models! I mean, come on! What kind of black & purple magic is this?
Plus, these high-power vibrations manage to remain very rumbly no matter the speed they’re on. Considering how the highest levels on most wands tend to become buzzier the higher you go, it’s quite surprising to see the Obsession start and end so rumbly!
Now, depending on who you are, there is definitely a downside to all this affordable power.
You see, there’s really not much of a buildup here.
The first mode is more powerful than the OG Magic Wand’s ( which is known to be too much for many ) and from there the next two modes work their way up to something similar to the Doxy Die Cast’s last power intensity ( but again this one is wireless…and cheaper!?! ).
So yeah, while perfect for forced orgasms, power queens/kings/Xs, cumming in record time for busy people, torturing sensitive clits, etc. It’s not that great for someone who’d like to gradually work their way up to orgasm.
Now, if the first mode is too strong, but you still want all the wireless power offered by this wand, here’s a tip:
I recommend starting not directly onto your clitoris. May it be on the “northern” tip of the beginning of your clitoral hood or your “southern” vulva area.
Gradually moving towards your clitoris from there will somewhat act like the missing lower speeds.
Lastly, the Viben Obsession offers a few extra nice features.
On top of the 3 very powerful vibration strengths, it also comes with 5 rhythmic patterns, which could actually feel a bit less intense since they’re not constant. So while not a perfect replacement for lower intensities, it’s another fun alternative to play with.
Also, being splashproof means that cleanup is quite easy. Plus, you can explode all over it to your heart’s content, which is always a plus!
All in all, these are definitely some of the best massage wands to recently hit the market. And if Viben releases an Obsession 2.0 in the future with lower intensities, they might be on the way to being the best, period!
I’ve been mourning the discontinuation of We-Vibe’s rumbly and luxurious ( but slightly flawed ) “Wand” as it was one of my favorite Magic Wand surrogates… and like I wished it into reality, Viben released the Sultry!
I mean, it really seems like Viben, the new kid on the block, is dead set on taking over the Wand massager world as they just can’t stop releasing great Magic Wand alternatives.
The Viben Sultry wand is rechargeable, 100% waterproof, and an overall rumbly-as-hell vibrator with super gradual incremental vibrations!
While its max setting might not reach the pure raw power of a corded Magic Wand or Doxy ( still close! ), the sheer rumbles coming out of this wand vibrator sure makes up for it.
Instead of the shocking and almost numbing buzzier vibrations of the Magic Wand, its vibrations go deeper, stimulating the entire internal clitoral structure in the process.
While orgasms from the Magic Wand massagers often feel rushed and literally yanked out of you, the rumbles offered by the Sultry are gentler and richer during the build-up with explosive results nonetheless!
It also helps that it has 8 gradual speeds to play with so you can really work yourself up slowly if you want to.
I’m also a huge fan of its thin silicone body and fully waterproof silicone-covered design.
While the Viben Sultry is just as long as most full-size wands, it has a much thinner body overall, making it lighter, and easier to hold as well.
And for bath lovers like me, a fully submersible design really makes this the perfect Magic Wand Rechargeable “waterproof edition” we always wanted but never got… If not the best waterproof wand massager, period!
Of course, being submersible also means that clean-up is incredibly easy, which is always a plus with toys that are conducive to big wet messes!
Can you tell I like this toy? Hell, I think I might like it even more than the now-defunct We-Vibe Wand. And if I like this so much, I think you will too!
Fun Factory doesn’t get enough credit for the lasting journey it’s had in the sex toy world.
They’ve been making body-safe and innovative sex toys wayyyy before that shit was cool! So I’m pretty happy to say that their new toy is a total banger and competes with all of its new younger competition!
This is the rumbliest wand I’ve ever tried, period!
Now, this doesn’t mean it’s the most powerful ( it’s just slightly more powerful than the above Sultry ) but rumble-wise it pretty much blows most wands out of the water.
This is apparently due to its unique weighted head, giving more heft to the rumbles ( seriously, in action, that thing looks like it’s twerking ) Another side effect is that the vibes doesn’t rumble the handle as much as the competition either. So if you’re tired of having your hands turn to jelly while jilling, this will absolutely do it for you!
So to sum it up, if rumbles is your priority, get this!
The vibrations are also super gradual, so it should please most power needs.
Going from gentle rumbles to powerful deep penetrating vibes, you will definitely find what you need here. No matter what you crave, the Vim is perfect for those of you who are more sensitive or folks who need a slow buildup to powerful vibes.
You get 5 speeds, and 3 patterns to play with here and as always, the Fun Factory controls are as intuitive as they always are!
Fun Factory’s Vim is also 100% waterproof!
No silly just splashproof shenanigans here. It’s fully submersible, so it’ll survive anything you throw at it!
Showers? Baths? Jacuzzi? Deep Cleaning? Mad Squirting? No problem!
Nothing is ever 100% perfect though, and while issues are absolutely minimal here, I still wish the head was a touch bigger so it could be compatible with Magic Wand attachments.
There’s also the fact that not everyone is into textured stuff when it comes to clitoral/external play. It’s exactly why I kept the above Viben Sultry on the list ( well, that and the fact that this one is almost twice the price! ) because the Vim otherwise feels like a great upgrade to the beloved Viben Wand.
Slightly less powerful than the Rechargeable, but rumblier!
Multiple Speeds & Patterns
Almost fully covered in silicone except for one metal ring
While just as long as most full-size wands, it’s super thin and light, almost making it feel like a mid-size wand
Slightly more powerful than the Sultry, but Rumblier than all 4!
Multiple Speeds & Patterns
Fully covered in textured silicone. Feels awesome in hand but a textured head might be up to your preferences.
Super gradual buildup and is just a touch heavier than the super lightweight Sultry.
How to Use a Wand Vibrator
If you’re a recent proud owner of a Hitachi vibrator or one of its alternatives, learning how to use them for maximum impact is probably the next thing on your mind! By the way, these Magic Wand tips extend to most other wands powerful enough to join the ranks of this article!
While vibrating wands can be used directly, using them over clothing or around erogenous zones instead of dead-on can be a better option for someone who is more sensitive.
So there’s really no need for direct contact unless you really need it to get off. Going gradually from over your pubic bone to your taint is a great way of finding your sweet spot!
By the way, this method applies to both men and women, cisgender or not!
Either way, the vibrations are deep and rumbly enough that they can easily be felt throughout the body.
A feature that makes those toys some of the best vibrators for squirting in the business. Of course, powerful internal G-spot vibrators might be better suited for the job, but if you wish to keep things external, these are definitely fit for the job.
Those reverberations can also be used to enhance some of your already-owned sex toys!
Have a dildo you love with no vibrations? When it’s inside you, put the wand on the base of the toy, and voila! You now own a powerful vibrating dildo, no extra purchase needed!
This can easily be done with butt plugs, masturbators, and so on. So it’s really up to your imagination here!
Most people won’t get there since extended play with wands is rarely needed to reach orgasm. But it is true that, with overuse, on a high setting, you might develop a tolerance to the vibrations and need more vigorous play to get off.
But contrary to popular belief, the loss isn’t permanent.
If you stop using your toy for a few days to a month, sensations will completely return to normal. So, if it’s the only reason you’ve been holding back… Well, restrain no more, my friend, and read on to learn about the best wand vibrators in the business!