Before the fun, a bit of history

The Hitachi Magic Wand was Originally made by Hitachi in 1968.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.

 


Magic Wand Original, Plus, & Rechargeable Comparison

Magic Wand Original

Magic Wand Original Vibrator

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

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

 

Magic Wand Rechargeable

Magic Wand Rechargeable Vibrator

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

  • Rechargeable
  • Silicone head
  • 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-year warranty

 

Magic Wand Plus

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

  • Plug-in
  • Silicone head
  • 4 incremental strengths
  • 6-foot long detachable cord  (110v – 120v/60A)
  • 1-year warranty

 

Similarities

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.

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Magic Wand Original

Sadly, the Magic Wand isn’t made with U.K. and Australian plugs. Your best alternative is the Doxy!

 


 

Magic Wand Rechargeable

Again, no chance for the Brits & Aussies. A good alternative would definitely be Lelo’s Smart Wand!

 


 

Magic Wand Plus

Same song and dance, no U.K. & Australian plugs. So your closest alternative is once again the Doxy!

 


How to Use

While the Magic Wand can be used directly, using it over clothing or around erogenous zones instead of dead-on can be a better option to someone who is more sensitive.

The vibrations are deep and rumbly enough that they can easily be felt throughout the body. So there’s 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 the perfect spot. This method applies to both men and women, cisgender or not!

You can also add a variety of attachments to the wand like dildos, dual-vibrators, prostate stimulators and masturbators.  

This extends the functionality of the wand greatly. If the add-on is somewhat of a tight fit, just add a bit of water-based lube on the head of the wand to help secure the attachment in place.

Over extended periods, your Magic wand might become heavy and uncomfortable to use.

This can easily be circumvented with the aid of Liberator’s toy holders.

But if you’re low on funds and have some bondage rope lying about, Artemisia FemmeCock has a great tutorial on how to secure the Magic Wand to a chair for hands-free play.

Liberator or rope, both are great ways to play with Magic Wand extensions as well. Effectively turning your Magic Wand into an affordable and portable Sybian ( minus the rotations, of course )!

 

On Loss of sensitivity

Most people won’t get there since extended play with the magic wand 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 from a few days to a month, sensitivity will completely return to normal. So, if it’s the only reason you’ve been holding back… Well, restrain no more!

 


Best Magic Wand Attachments

Dimmer Extension

hitachi magic wand Dimmer

This is the most important add-on you can get along with your Magic Wand Original.

On top of getting rid of the two-speed limitation, this adds an extra 6 feet of reach to your toy, for a total of 12 feet overall.

Thanks to this little fella, you won’t have to briefly shut down your toy every single time you change the speeds. A drop that can be quite frustrating mid-coitus!

Disclaimer: This extension MAY hurt your Magic Wand’s longevity, though a lot of folks still swear by this method.

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Pop Top by Pleasure Works

magic wand pop top

The Pop Tops are another essential add-on if you decide to go with the Magic Wand Original.

They are medical-grade silicone covers that go on top of the original head.

Which is a godsend considering that it is pretty much impossible to sanitize the Original’s PVC head. Something that could be crucial, especially if you intend on sharing your wand with a partner.

Additionally, the rough texture found on the original head can become quite irritating if you enjoy rubbing on your toys.

So let’s just say it’s a little hard to live without them once they make their way into your life.

The Pop tops come in smooth fuchsia, nubby purple, and ribbed black.

For most people, the smooth version should probably be your go-to, but the textured models are still a welcome addition.

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Gee Whiz / Gee Whizzard by Vixen Creations

The perfect G-spot/Prostate attachment!

Made by one of our favorite independent companies: Vixen Creations, the makers of the beloved Vixskin line

The “Gee” comes in two models: the Gee Whiz and the Gee Whizzard.

The Whiz comes in blue with 4-inches of insertable length compared to the Whizzard which has 5 inches in length and a nice green bumpy body.

Both have similar girths and are made of  beautifully marbled medical-grade silicone.

 

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 silicone that is going to “flutter” with the vibrations, providing you with a whole new way of enjoying your wand.

 

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.

 

Vibra Cup Head Stimulator

VIbra Cup magic wand attachment

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.

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Kink Vac-U-Lock Adaptor

magic wand attachment

Vac-U-Lock is 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.

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Wanda & Axis by Liberator

Axis & Wanda for hitachi magic wand

The main issue people have with their Magic Wand is its weight and having to maneuver around it during intercourse.

It becomes a real problem especially for extended sessions or simply if you’d rather use your arms for something else.

Well, Liberator, a company known for their pillows built for sexual intercourse, has the perfect remedy for your ailments!

The Wanda & Axis are made specifically for the Magic Wand Original or Rechargeable but will also work with other similarly sized wands as well.

All models are very easy to clean since their covers are removable and machine washable.

So you can get as messy as you want!

 


Best Magic Wand Alternatives

Mystic Wand Original By Vibratex

Mystic Wand magic wand alternative

Made by the makers of the Magic Wand, the Mystic Wand is a great alternative for those of us who are a little put off by the sheer size of most wands.

A welcome addition since full-size wands can be quite hard to integrate during sex or plain impossible to use for folks with issues with their articulations.

Even if it isn’t a concern to you, just the fact that it’s easy to travel with makes it a worthy alternative for anyone who doesn’t like being tethered to their home for too long.

Dirt-Cheap, battery-powered and surprisingly powerful, there’s a ton to love about this classic toy.

Battery operated toys usually aren’t really powerful. Well, the Mystic wand disagrees and you better show some respect!

While I usually tend to gravitate towards rechargeable or mains powered toys, there are some clear advantages to batteries as well. 

For one, if you run out of juice, there’s no need to wait while the toy charges.  And just like rechargeable toys, you won’t be limited by the length of the cords.

The Mystic Wand comes in black and pink and has 6 different modes: 3 gradual constant vibrations and 3 patterns.

We also love that it comes with a silicone head, a feature that was quite rare back when this toy originally came out.

While there’s a rechargeable model, it doesn’t quite live up to the sheer power of this compact wand vibrator. So you’re better off sticking with the original if you like power.

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Palm Power by BMS

Palm power magic wand alternative

At half the size of the Magic Wand and a fraction of the weight, the Palm power still comes close to the rumbles of the former Hitachi.

The vibrations are also very gradual in their climb no matter which model you go with and while noisy, the Palm Power is still much more silent than the Magic wand.

Being smaller, it is also much easier to use during sex or along with other toys.

So with all things considered, the Palm Power is definitely a worthy portable alternative to the Magic Wand.

The Palm Power, just like the Magic Wand, also comes in two different models:

The Classic model features an 8.5 feet long cable, giving you more reach than the OG Magic Wand.

The Recharge model comes with a USB charging cable and has a darker grey body.

Though it isn’t compatible with the Magic Wand’s many attachments, the Palm Power has its 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.

wand attachments

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 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.

 

Doxy Die Cast

Doxy Die Cast

A few years back, the Doxy was only available in Europe. But even then, claims of it being a worthy Magic Wand replacement 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.

 

Doxy 3

Doxy 3 Magic Wand Alternative

Following the general success of the Doxy, it was hard to guess in which direction they would go next.

Instead of going for the obvious rechargeable model like most of the competition, they gave us the Doxy 3, which is essentially a miniature Doxy Die Cast.

As you may imagine, given all the praise I had for the Die Cast, there’s a lot to be excited about!

Thanks to its smaller size, the Doxy 3 is much lighter and easier to handle than the Doxy Die Cast.

Of course, it comes at the sacrifice of power, but this small wand still delivers enough rumbles to get almost anyone going. 

Plus, being so compact also makes the Doxy 3 feel even sturdier than it’s already tank-like big brother. It’s also much more silent than the previous models.

Still, being a mains powered wand, the Doxy 3 features a 9 ft cable that should give you all the reach you may need. 

While the Doxy 3 isn’t compatible with Magic Wand Attachments, the removable silicone head can be replaced by an already impressive amount of attachments.

It was already compatible with Palm Power’s Attachments on launch and just recently, Nexus came out with its own range of Doxy 3 attachments.

Wand attachments

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.

 

We-Vibe’s Wand

Wand By We-Vibe Silicone Rechargeable Waterproof wand

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 wand 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 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. 

Wand attachments

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 the wand, 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!

 

Smart Wand (Large) by Lelo

Large Smart Wand Magic Wand Alternative

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 wand 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 that is extension compatible, it honestly doesn’t really get any better than this!

 

O-Wand

O-Wand Magic Wand Alternative

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 wands. 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.

To make up for it, O-Wand does have its own limited but decent range of attachments for men and women alike.

wand 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!

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