The Hitachi Magic Wand was Originally made by Hitachi in 1968.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 even 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.
How to Use a Wand Vibrator
While Wands can be used directly, using it over clothing or around erogenous zones instead of dead-on can be a better option for 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 your sweet spot.
By the way, 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 Wands might become heavy and uncomfortable to use.
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 )!
Will wand vibrators desensitize my clitoris?
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 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!
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 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 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.
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, with a few small investments, it can still compete with the higher-end models even if your funds are low!
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
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 giant price tag!
Otherwise, everything else is there: more vibration strengths, a sanitizable and body-safe silicone head, and 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.
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.
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 them.
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.
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. Plus, being smaller, it is also much easier to use during sex or along with other toys.
With all things considered, the Palm Power is definitely a worthy portable alternative to the Magic Wand.
The Palm Power 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.
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 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.
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.
Thankfully this can 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 analogue 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!
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 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! ) than the Magic Wands. Something that is pretty surprising considering how much smaller it is compared to the former Hitachis.
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 Rechargeable!
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.
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.
So needless to say that 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 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/Plus in terms of functions.
Still, I’m a long-time owner of the “Hitachi” 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 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!
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 the “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 with a larger form factor. And boy they sure didn’t disappoint!
We-Vibe’s Wand is rechargeable, 100% waterproof, and a rumbly as hell vibrator.
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 often feel rushed and literally yanked out of you, the rumbles offered by the “Wand” are gentler and richer during the build-up with explosive results nonetheless!
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 understand 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 bullet-like 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!
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 4-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. Though the vibrations are of similar quality to We-Vibe’s wand, they aren’t as strong. So this toy might be better suited for more sensitive folks!
The Smart Wand also features 10 different vibration patterns that can each be adjusted in intensity.
But most importantly, it is one of the rare wand vibrators to be both 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!
Lelo’s Original Large Smart Wand VS Smart Wand 2 comparison
If you already own the OG Smart Wand, I don’t think it’s necessary to upgrade as the improvements are mostly minor ( both have the same motor and build ). But it is still worth considering if you’re a new buyer as it is much easier to find.
Here’s the rundown of the improvements if you can get your hands on the original model and you’re wondering if you’d rather get the second version:
The handle is now Gold instead of silver ( Probably the most important upgrade if you’ fancy! )
The Large SW 2 has a Longer-Lasting charge with the OG holding 2 hours of charge vs the 2’s 4-hour charge.
The Large SW 2 has 2 more patterns for a total of 10
Sense Touch Technology has been removed, which isn’t a big loss as it was mostly a gimmick