The Hitachi Magic Wand has been renamed the Magic Wand Original. This is one appliance that everyone needs in their arsenal. It is unique enough to be used as a great back/neck massager, as well as very personal type of massager. Many people will use it as their personal massager, although I find it useful enough for both. I tend to be picky when it comes to what I own, and this has a unique quality that is unlike any other.
Is it the best wand vibrator?
In terms of vibrating wands, there’s a few really good options you have. One is the Magic Wand Original which is what this review is about. The other two options will be listed in the table below.
I have two main issues with the Magic Wand Original:
- Price. The two options below are over $50 cheaper than the Original Magic Wand and have the same performance. You’re basically paying for a brand name with the Magic Wand Original.
- Counterfeits. The second issue is that there are a lot of counterfeit Original Magic Wands so you never know if you’ll get the real one which is great quality or if you’ll get a cheap knock off that will stop working in a couple of months.
Here are the alternatives that are much cheaper but still have great performance.
|Lovehoney Mini Massage Wand|
Works as well as the Original Magic Wand if used as a vibrator and it's over $50 cheaper.
Works just as well as the Original Magic Wand. Not as powerful but has all the power you need for where you need it!
USB Rechargeable so it won't die on you at the wrong time!
Check price at Amazon
Is the best value option and works well.
|Tracey Cox Wand|
Really great value
Is more stylish and smaller than the above option but isn't as powerful but has more functionality. Has 7 vibration patterns and 3 speeds of vibration
Needs batteries and generally USB rechargeable wands are better because the batteries could die on you at an inopportune time and wands are battery hungry.
The big advantage that the Magic Wand vibrator has is that it’s super discreet. It looks more like a massager that can be used on your shoulders and neck than a vibrator that would be used for other areas. The wand massager has the most “plausible deniability” of any vibrator because it’s actually a personal massager. At the end of the day though, it’s just a vibrator, it’s not the end of the world.
Even though you’ll have some plausible deniability, some will be on to your game! Check out this classic clip from Sex and the City.
Magic Wand Vibrator Design
Originally designed to be used as a female massager, this one is more popular for its use as a vibrator. This vibrator stands out from the rest in that it has a big massager head that almost looks like a microphone rather than the typical elongated vibrator design. The head is made of firm high quality vinyl which feels steady to the touch. The head is not so flexible and foamy like others, but still it’s tolerable (more details about that later). The head is connected to metal blue and white tube part with a U.L conformity sticker.
The main colors are:
- A few metal details
it comes with a cord which means this needs electricity and not batteries to operate. The cord might seem too short for some and inconvenient to be carried with you but this also could be considered an advantage since you don’t have to worry about batteries and recharging like most other vibrators. There is a rechargeable Magic Wand if you don’t like cords. It’s a mid priced vibrator – check today’s price at thepleasurechest.com.
Design-wise we wouldn’t call this pretty and feminine as the colors and overall style look blunt and too simple (it’s not just another pinkish vibrator). Still, the secret weapon of this is it’s power, which is a level above the rest vibrators of its kind!!
Handing the Magic Wand
This one is considered to be on the big side as the total length is reaches 30cm/12 inches and weighs 540gr (yes a bit more than 1 pound). The head and overall elements are also on the big side, which makes it a bit of hassle to grab and hold. Especially if you are one of these females with very thin and sensitive hands, this might be hard for you to control. When activated, the vibrator seems to make the fingers and the palm vibrate and become numb for a few seconds, so consider this before making your purchase. Of course your hands are not necessary in case you want to ride this by sticking it on hard surface without using your hands, it’s totally up to you.
Testing the Magic Wand for the first time
The first thing you notice about this vibrator is that it comes with two speed settings: high and low. Even when you set this to low, the power and speed is blatantly obvious. If you think the low speed will be just low, you will certainly be surprised as this looks like a medium to high speed. Imagine how powerful and tingly this might feel when set to the high speed.
I personally experimented with both speeds and yes, it feels like a little bomb inside you. One of my girlfriends who also bought this, found that using the highest speed is a too much and a tad painful. So if you are buying a vibrator for the first time without having any experience with sex toys in general, I’m not sure if you are going to love this from the first sight. You certainly need to experiment and practice a little before jumping to a higher speed. I have noticed that swapping angles and positions to find the most comfortable (and pleasurable) for me worked. You can do the same if you feel like a certain position isn’t pleasant for you according to your likes. No woman is the same, we all need some experimentation to find our G-spots and come easily.
This is one is also extra pleasurable for labia and clit stimulation, however don’t place the head directly on the spots if you are too sensitive or you might this a tad unpleasant. I personally love this for this purpose as I’m fond of powerful vibration, but I can see why this won’t be just as great for others, especially when set to the highest, most powerful settings. If you ask me, this is one of the most powerful vibrators of the market so keep this in mind when looking for a new vibrator to play with.
The vibrator is lube-friendly and can be used with almost any type of lube (both water based and silicone ones), and then be washed with plain old soap and water without any issues (the material is designed to last long and be compatible with most plain liquids).
Reaching an orgasm with the Magic Wand
Climaxing with this vibrator is quite easy and fast if you are looking for something intense and fast. This vibrates 600 times per minute so imagine how much stimulation you will experience. Of course this depends on the position you adopt when using it e.g. if you hold this tightly between your opened legs, this might take a bit longer to make you cum—but for the vast majority of females who use this, it works in just a few minutes to produce a pretty intense orgasm (in both low and high speeds).
Using this hands-free
If you want to use this without your hands, it’s not so hard as it looks. I have found that placing two regular pillows and a towel over them and placing the vibrator over the towel (lying down), and activated works like a charm (no standing up is needed), stooping a tad should do the trick and that way you can experience just the right severity of vibration (not too much, neither too little). Of course this is just one suggestion on how to use it hands free and you can experiment on your own to find your ideal position.
I don’t know what were they thinking when making this noise-wise but yes, this makes a quite loud vibrating sound—apparently the manufacturers weren’t concerned with the discreetness of the noise. So yes, this will be embarrassing to use when you are not alone, or even if you share a wall with your neighbors. It almost sounds like drilling through the walls—yes it’s that noisy and people will start wondering what is that weird buzzling noise coming from your place, of course some will know what it is Unfortunately, this sounds noisy even on low speed with things placed on top so keep in this in mind to avoid embarrassing moments. The only way this might sound less noisy, is if you have good sound insulation that absorbs all the vibrations and noise, but for plain regular homes and apartments, the noise make it blatantly obvious that you are using it. If you’re looking for something quieter that still has a lot of power, check out the Lelo Nea 2 or the We Vibe Tango.
Don’t get me wrong, this does the job that it’s supposed to, but I don’t pull out this bad boy until I am ready for the finally. The vibrations are a bit more than expected, but works just fine once you are fully warmed up. I find that it works better that way. The truth is that this is sometimes way to powerful for some people. The original Hitachi vibrator had 24 and 20 Watt vibrations, while the newer model only has 10 watts, but it works just great. You can plug it into the wall, so there aren’t any worries about batteries dying. That’s one of the reasons the Hitachi massager was so popular.
This model comes with two attachments, one that I refer to as the “Gonzo” because of the shape. These are meant for personal pleasure and allow the Magic Wand to become an insertable. There are plenty of upsides for this toy, but I tend to use it more for non-sexual reasons. It doubles as a great neck and back massager. I tend to use it after a warm shower to keep my muscles loose after a super hard day. Either way it goes the only real issue is the noise. It sounds like a jet, it’s that loud. So, if you have super thin walls or live with other people, I would suggest only doing this when you are sure you are going to be alone for awhile. Let’s talk pro’s and con’s.
Magic Wand Pro’s
- Does the job its supposed to
- Plenty of vibrations
- The price is competitive – Check price
- Comes with two attachments
Magic Wand Con’s
- Noisy as a jumbo jet
- Tends to have a cool down period of 30 minutes after 20 minutes of use
- Too powerful for most
Overall, this is a great product. It isn’t one that I recommend for beginners in the adult toy division, but it is great to use when you need stressed muscle relief. The price is decent, and I would recommend it to anyone who asks about it. The Doxy Wand is also a popular alternative. It also comes with a bunch of attachments which can vary your experience… Check out some Magic Wand attachments.