The 3 Best Hitachi Magic Wands, Rated and Reviewed
The Testing Process
Have you ever tried a Magic Wand? Because we have! Using a combination of hands-on testing, manufacturer research, and reading customer reviews, we’ve gathered all the information you’d ever need to know when preparing to buy a Hitachi wand vibrator. Design, how easy the device was to use, and the overall quality of the toy were all things that we’ve considered, writing out thoughts down as we went. Highlighting the positives and taking note of the negatives, we’re sure you’ll be able to find the best model for your lifestyle by reading through our reviews of these popular Hitachi products!
What Sets Hitachi Magic Wands Apart from Other Wand Vibrators
There are many wand vibrators on the market today, but the Hitachi Magic Wand is the original inspiration! Invented back in 1968, this device was originally marketed as a massager, but thanks to sex advocate Betty Dodson, quickly became known as a Hitachi vibrator. Referenced often in pop culture, the Hitachi wand has an iconic look that nearly everyone can recognize. Of course, it’s known for more than its looks: the Magic Wand toys are all capable of running at speeds of up to 6,000 RPMs (at a minimum!). Another fun fact? These powerful wand massager devices are also listed as medical devices, according to the FDA!
Corded vs Rechargeable
If you’re looking for a powerful wand massager then Hitachi has four models for you to choose from that are split into two categories: corded and rechargeable. The corded models (Original and Plus) offer 6-6.3k RPMs, require a wall outlet to use, and both include a 6-ft. wall outlet that should give you enough room to work with. Since they don’t have an internal battery, you can expect to enjoy years of use from these models! For rechargeable models, you can choose between the Mini and the Rechargeable, the latter of which is a larger model. Offering up to 2.5 and 3 hours of battery life on a charge, these models combine power with portability, but—since they rely on an internal battery—likely won’t outlast their corded alternatives.
Special Warning: Very Powerful!
Some people will be satisfied with the up-to-6,300 RPMs that the Hitachi wand can provide. However, many women actually find this powerful wand massager to be a little too powerful. If you’re the type of gal who’s happy using a lightweight bullet vibrator then the Hitachi will almost certainly be an unpleasant experience. Don’t believe us? Well then, we’d invite you to read this article here!
What is a Hitachi Magic Wand?
A Hitachi Magic Wand is a vibrator that has a long, cylindrical handle and a large, rounded head. Designed to produce powerful vibrations, the Hitachi Magic Wands flexible head and long-lasting power has become a staple in the sex toy world.
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The 3 Best hitachi magic wands in Test
Magic Wand Original Extra Powerful Plug-In Vibrator
The Magic Wand Original (also known as the Hitachi Magic Wand) is a mains-powered vibrator with an insane amount of power. With a long handle and flexible vinyl head, the Magic Wand has two power modes (low and high), although the ‘low’ setting is anything but! The large head is designed to precisely distribute vibration where you need it most. Not to mention the many attachments that can be added to the head. And if you’re not sold, you can still use it as a body massager!
This is the original. Buying this is taking home a piece of history, which has its pros and cons. On one hand, the Magic Wand Original delivers earth-shattering vibrations, has a comfortable, flexible head, and is mains-powered for long-lasting sessions. On the other, it is INCREDIBLY loud, and the fact that there’s only two power settings may be a turn-off to some. Overall, if you’re into high-intensity orgasms, and you’re not fussed about being discreet, this wand does live up to the hype! One word of warning, though: you’ll probably want to use a condom over the head, as the material contains phthalates that can be toxic.
Magic Wand Rechargeable Extra Powerful Cordless Vibrator
The Magic Wand Rechargeable is a cordless version of the Magic Wand Original, with a few tweaks to the design. It features four levels of intensity, four patterns, and sports a comfortable silicone head. No need to worry about power, either. It may not be mains-powered, but it’s even more powerful than the original, with more settings to control your pleasure. The cordless model adds the convenience of a plug-and-play feature – if you forgot to put it on charge last time, you can turn it into a corded model, and it’ll work right away.
Compared to the Magic Wand Original, this one’s an upgrade. That upgrade, however, comes with a heftier price tag. You get a total of two more vibration speeds, four additional vibration patterns, body-safe silicone head, and it’s a lot quieter. If you have the money for it, the Magic Wand Rechargeable is worth a look, especially if you enjoyed the original. For an alternate perspective, check out our in-depth test and review of the Magic Wand Rechargeable here.
Magic Wand Plus Extra Powerful Plug-In Vibrator
The Magic Wand Plus provides super intense vibrations unlike anything else on the market. Never worry about charging again with this mains-powered toy that’s always ready to go when you are. The 6 feet long cord ensures you can enjoy the vibrations no matter where you are and is removable for easy storage. Plus, it’s made of a body-safe silicone and has a super-flexible head for targeted control.
The Magic Wand Plus the middle ground between the previous two. It has four speeds, but it’s mains-powered. It’s silicone, but there are no patterns. It’s about as expensive as the Magic Wand Rechargeable, but it does less. What it does have, however, is a higher upper limit for vibration speed. If you need/want a super (super) high intensity vibrator to orgasm, this will certainly do the trick!
Make Your Magic Wand Do More!
Right now, your Hitachi Magic Wand only has one setting: vibrate. But it can do so much more! Browse this selection of attachments to upgrade and personalize your Magic Wand experience, and check out our guide to Magic Wand attachments here!
More Super Powerful Wand Vibrators
The Hitachi, in all its glory, has inspired hundreds of wand-shaped vibrators that stand up to the test! For more Magic Wand magic, see our round-up of ten Magic Wands here!
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A Brief History of the Hitachi Magic Wand
Been there, done that, bought the vibrator. But how did we get here?
The origin of wand vibrators is thought to stem back to the 1800s, when doctors would diagnose women experiencing almost anything with a condition called ‘hysteria’ (Greek for ‘uterus’) and prescribe manual stimulation of the clitoris as a cure. This was so popular among women of the time that Dr Joseph Mortimer Granville designed the very first vibrating massager in 1881.
The Hitachi Magic Wand was originally manufactured and marketed as a muscle massager by Japanese brand Hitachi in 1968. It was made to soothe away muscular aches and pains: on your calves, shoulders, back, neck, pretty much anywhere on your body that needed attention!
Fast-forward a few years to the mid-70s. Betty Dodson, an American sex educator, learned from a friend of the magical uses of the Hitachi Magic Wand. She pioneered pro-sex feminism through workshops that encouraged women to explore their sexuality through self-pleasure using the Hitachi Magic Wand.
It wasn’t long before the Magic Wand became widely known for its use as a sex toy, but Hitachi refused (and still does) to acknowledge what the wand was actually being used for. That’s why, when they stopped manufacturing them altogether in 1999 (gasp!), US sex toy company Vibratex took the reins.
The rest is history
And here we are. The magic wand has had several makeovers, with ‘wand vibrator’ becoming its own category of sex toys, and many, many companies hopping aboard the train. Thank goodness for that!
How to use a Hitachi magic wand
Now you’ve got the toy, what do you do with it?
Take it slow
Hitachi Magic Wands are POWERFUL. They were designed to relieve muscular aches and pains, and needed some pretty strong vibrations to stimulate that deep muscle tissue. Start slow, and build up to a power that suits you best!
We say it in every article, and we’ll keep saying it. Lubes are essential to any sex toy experience, and it only makes it that much more fun! Lube both your toy and your vulva to stop any friction that might cause pain or irritation, and make sure to only use water-based lube for silicone toys.
Play with patterns
While there aren’t any patterns built into the Hitachi Magic Wands, many wand vibrators will have settings for different patterns and speeds, or even app connectivity with user-made patterns. Try this wand from Le Wand, which has 6 thrilling patterns and 10 levels of intensity! You can simulate this with the Hitachi Magic Wands by raising and lowering the speed manually to create your desired pattern!
Like we mentioned before, wand attachments are a great way to give your Hitachi Magic Wand a new lease on life. Plus, they’re easy to swap out, so you can turn your toy into anything depending on the mood! Experiment with cock sleeve attachments, flutter tip attachments, bead attachments, G-spot attachments, rabbit attachments, and more!
How to clean a Hitachi magic wand
Like with all sex toys, your Hitachi Magic Wand needs cleaning after (and ideally before) every usage to prevent harmful bacteria building up, and to keep the toy in good condition. Never submerge a vibrator fully, unless you’re completely certain it’s fully waterproof, make sure to get into all the nooks and crannies, and store in a cool, dry place afterwards. Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines as a rule. If you’ve lost the manual (it happens!), there are plenty of videos out there on the best, and safest, ways to clean your sex toys.
Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.
Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.
Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.
Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.
If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.