The Hitachi Magic Wand was Originally made by Hitachi in 1968.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! It has since acquired a following for being an amazing, bone-rattling, clitoral stimulator.
Following this discovery, it was subsequently proven to turn women suffering from anorgasmia into puddles of their former selves with a 93% success rate.
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 Magic Wand’s distributor since the year 2000, couldn’t have been better suited to take the mantle.
The wand was then re-branded as “The Magic Wand Original”, which is why you can’t find it under Hitachi’s name anymore.
Vibratex didn’t stop at re-branding and keeping the factories going.
About a year later they came up with the HV-270 cordless rechargeable model. A rechargeable equal to the original model, now featuring a body-safe silicone head better suited for sex along with some additional modern features.
Finally, in 2019 they released the Magic Wand Plus ( HV-265 ), a beautiful middle ground between the classic model and the rechargeable. The Plus retains the modern additions found on the rechargeable model, while still being an affordable mains-powered alternative.
While the Magic Wand Original 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, this should give you more reach along with allowing you to make more gradual adjustment to the vibrations.
Having all those cables to wrestle with mid-wank might bother some but it is still the most affordable way to go if you want more speeds to play with.
But it is great hack for OG Magic-Wand owners since the starting power of the wand might be a bit too much to handle when you’re just starting to “warm up your engine”.
Specs & Features
2 incremental strengths
6-foot long cord (110v – 120v/60A)
Magic Wand Rechargeable
For twice the price, the rechargeable model is cordless, 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. 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.
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.
Specs & Features
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 giant 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, 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 iterations of the model! So your bits are definitely going to thank you.
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.
Just remember that no matter which Magic Wand 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.
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.
Sadly, for people with non-american plugs, the magic wands are only made with U.S. style prongs.
The magic wands 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 it.
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 silicone that is going to “flutter” with the vibrations, providing you with a whole new way of enjoying your wand.
Wand Essentials Flutter Tip Attachment
You can simply glide the webbed part over any of your sensitive bits. Or if you’d prefer a deeper sensation, you can also insert the top nub vaginally and rest the other nub over your clit and just let it go to town.
While I wouldn’t back their claims of it mimicking oral sex in any way, it is still well worth the buy. Especially if your not that into large surfaces for clitoral stimulation.
While it is not impossible to achieve orgasm by pressing the head of the Magic Wand against the underside of your penis, it is not what male bits would normally crave. We just want to be inside things, dammit!
Well, this simple add-on allows penis-owners to fully indulge in the Magic Wand’s power.
There are other add-ons around with open-ended designs, but these won’t stimulate the head (i.e. the most sensitive part of the dick) as this model will. Of course, closed designs make clean-up a bit more involved, but it’s well worth it.
Just be sure to use a good lube since masturbators don’t really work without it.
Sadly, this is the only attachment on this list that isn’t made of silicone.
While we know that masturbators made out of silicone are very rare and rarely any good, I still don’t think it would be impossible to make something decent. But I can dream, can I?
So being porous and impossible to fully sanitize, you might have to replace this sleeve after a while.
Otherwise, I’m happy to say that, while there’s not much on the market for men in the wand department, men can still use their wands for something else than their sore backs.
Vac-U-Lockis Doc Johnson’s attempt at making an attachment system for Dildos.
Being the standard for fuck machines, each Vac-U-Lock toy comes equipped with a hole on their base. Giving you the possibility of attaching all sorts of accessories onto your dildos.
The Vac-U-Lock wand adaptor is one of these accessories.
Since Vac-U-Lock offers a snug fit, you won’t have to worry about vibrations not traveling through your toys. Wich is a common issue with a lot of Wand attachments. The shape of the plug also makes a vacuum once inserted and should be very stable during use.
Another big plus is that this collaboration between Doc Johnson and Kink is entirely made of silicone, meaning that it is completely sanitizable and will last you a very long time!
Read our handy Vac-U-Lock guide to find the perfect dildos that’ll fit onto this adaptor.
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.
And 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 you during play. Something that can be a little irritating, complicating the cleanup process as well.
Also, the original model doesn’t come with U.K. plugs, but the recharge will still work perfectly since it is USB powered.
Lastly, the larger attachments have a tendency of coming off the wand massager during play since the fit is a little iffy.
But apart from that, the Palm Power is an amazing portable wand vibrator that is well worth considering.
A few years back, the Doxy was only available in Europe. But even then, claims of it being a worthy Magic Wand alternative still managed to make their way to me.
Needless to say, I’ve been dying to get my hands on one for a while.
So when I was sent the original Doxy and Doxy Die Cast to compare them with the Magic Wand as alternatives for this article, 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 the rhythms triggered when you hold the ON button for a few seconds. This makes mains-powered models act a bit more like the Magic Wand Rechargeable in terms of functions.
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 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 ( but absent from the original ). It’s very soft and can be fully sanitized if needed.
But just like the rechargeable Magic Wand, 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.
The extensions for the Magic Wand are perfectly compatible with the Doxy as well.
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 speaking 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, but it might’ve been corrected since. In any case, it’s quite easy to fix.
If you still want to keep things as cheap as possible, I still wouldn’t go with the Original Doxy.
This is because, with a few cheap add-ons (Dimmer extension, Pop top Silicone head), the Magic Wand Original can become almost as great as the Die Cast model…It just won’t be as pretty!
While we wouldn’t say the same about the Original Doxy, the Doxy Die Cast sure is a worthy Magic Wand Alternative.
Speaking of the Palm Power attachments, these actually fit way better on the Doxy 3 than they did on the intended model, where they had a tendency of coming off the second things got a little intense.
And while the newer Nexus attachments all seem interesting, the rabbit and prostate caps are made in a way that would almost be impossible to use on their own. This is because insertable attachments work much better when they are positioned to the side of the head instead of the top.
So the only way to actually enjoy these two specific attachments would probably be with the Liberator toy holders or with someone else operating the wand altogether.
It’s no secret that I love wands. And you know what else I dig? We-Vibe.
So when I heard from fellow writer Zack Zoetic that they just released a personal massager conveniently named “Wand”, I just had to get my hands on one to check it out.
Makers of ultra rumbly and compact toys like the legendary Tango & Rave, I couldn’t wait to see what they’d achieve in a larger form factor. And boy they sure didn’t disappoint!
We-Vibe’s Wand is a rechargeable, 100% waterproof, and rumbly as hell vibrator.
While it’s 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 clitoral structure in the process.
While orgasms from the Magic Wand often full rushed and sort of yanked out of you, the rumbles offered by the “Wand” offer a gentler and richer build up with explosive results none-the-less!
I’m also a huge fan of its silicone body and angled ergonomic handle.
While the Wand itself is amazing, the extra features are a bit of a mixed bag.
We-Vibe’s App (We-Connect) is back and, when it works, it’s great. While we wouldn’t use it to control the toy outright, if you’re in a long-distance relationship and would like to let your partner trigger your toy while you sit on it, it’s definitely a fun time! Not exactly a necessary feature but it’s there if you need it!
The two included attachments are alright but they definitely aren’t for everyone. The flutter attachment is meant to tickle clitorises while the stroker is aimed at penis owners. For example, personally, my dick doesn’t really quite comprehend vibrations. I’ve even found the stroker to work better with clits as the protruding nubs reverberate like there’s no tomorrow, offering a more pinpoint alternative to the head of the wand.
Lastly, the Smart Silence function is We-Vibe’s attempt at saving you from getting caught mid spank. You see, if you let go of this wand vibrator, it automatically turns off. So technically, if someone barges in on you, you can just chuck the wand away without worrying about reaching the off button in time.
The problem is that is you enjoy sitting /laying down on your toys or even holding them between your legs, the toy will shut off as well. Thankfully, if you hold the function button you can switch this mode off and get off however the hell you want!
Lelo’s Large Smart Wand is another great luxurious option that is compatible with the Magic Wand’s accessories.
With a body almost completely covered with soft medical-grade silicone, it is easy to clean and feels just as great to rub on.
It is also rechargeable with a 2-hour battery life on a 2-hour charge.
While it might not reach the strength of the “Hitachi”, it doesn’t necessarily have too.
The Smart Wand’s vibrations are of a lower frequency/more rumbly compared to the Magic Wand’s vibrations.
So this means that you feel them 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 increases in intensity the harder you press the personal massager against your skin. A feature that might be fine for real massages but might feel more like a gimmick if used only as a sex toy.
It also comes with Lelo’s excellent 10-year warranty with the first year being completely covered. For the following 9 years, if the toy fails, you’ll get 50% off your next Lelo toy.
But most importantly, it is one of the rare wand vibrators to be rechargeable and 100% waterproof.
So if you’re all about getting off in the shower or the bath, this might very well be your new best friend!
Let’s just say that if you’re looking for a High-end rechargeable wand massager that is extension compatible, it honestly doesn’t really get any better than this!
At first, I was a little put off by all the claims the O-Wand was making, pretty much painting themselves as the next best thing since sliced bread.
But hey, companies do what they can to sell units, right?
While I don’t think it is the strongest and best wand ever made ( as advertised ), I still believe that it is a worthy contender that can compete with some of the best wands today.
But to put those claims to rest, here’s how I found it compared to its direct competition:
I found that the O-Wand was a tad less powerful than the Rechargeable Magic Wand, but it is a bit more rumbly as well. And while it might be a bit more powerful than the Large Smart Wand, it is still a little less rumbly than Lelo’s effort.
So if the Magic Wand rechargeable is all about power and the Smart Wand all about them rumbles, the O-Wand would find itself somewhere in the middle!
Still, you have to consider that the Magic Wand Rechargeable is considerably cheaper than the more expensive O-Wand, which is now sold at the same price as the Smart Wand. The O-Wand used to be much more expensive than Lelo’s take, hence why we originally omitted it from this list since we just couldn’t justify the price tag.
Just like the Smart Wand, the O-Wand is waterproof and almost entirely covered in silicone.
Two features that make clean up way easier than with most wand vibrators. Plus, considering how rare waterproof wands are, this is definitely a welcomed addition.
But unlike the competition, it isn’t compatible with Magic Wand’s attachments.
What really stood out for us with the O-Wand is the ingenious handle.
A type of handle that was only seen on a few insertable toys in the past. Just like with these toys, it truly makes handling the O-Wand a joy.
Our only real complaint, apart from their claims, is that the stronger the vibrations got, the buzzier they became. But this is true with most wands, so we might just have to put our dreams of extremely powerful rumbles to rest!