Back in March, 2018, I wrote a comparison review of the Hitachi Magic Wand Original and the Original Doxy Wand. However, even at the point of publishing that review I felt like I had been missing out on some key information, never having tried the rechargeable version of the Magic Wand. Thanks to the lovely folks at Good Vibrations, I got to remedy this shortly after my original review.
One of the most glaringly obvious faults of the Original Magic Wand was its porous head, made of TPR. The most important quality in any sex toy is that it’s made of a body-safe material. Toxic sex toy materials just don’t cut it, and the lack of safety on the Original Magic Wand’s head wasn’t something I could easily overlook. However, the Magic Wand Rechargeable is a game-changer with its new silicone head.
The body of the Magic Wand Rechargeable is made of an ABS plastic, which is a safe material considering that it’s non-porous and isn’t coming in contact with body fluids like the head would. The head, however, of is made of non-porous silicone. This is even an upgrade from the food-grade safety of the Original Doxy Wand’s vinyl head. For argument’s sake, a food-grade vinyl is perfectly safe for solo use. That being said, I will always favor silicone.
Technically speaking, you could sanitize the silicone head of the Magic Wand Rechargeable. However, the build of this toy makes it difficult to sanitize. Because it isn’t waterproof, my usual methods of soaking in a 10% bleach solution or putting on the top rack of your dishwasher aren’t applicable–and because it has a motor, you obviously can’t boil it, either. Wiping it down with antibacterial soap and warm water is good enough for most cases of solo use, though. You can also use a condom on the head of the Magic Wand Rechargeable if you’re going to be sharing with a partner.
In terms of power and functionality, the Magic Wand Rechargeable is a huge upgrade from the original. While the original had a simple switch with a “low” and “high” option (don’t be fooled, neither was truly “low”), the newer Magic Wand Rechargeable has much more variety.
The rechargeable has three silicone buttons: a power button, a speed button, and a pattern button. The use of buttons instead of the switch is an upgrade in itself. I find that I’m no longer accidentally turning the toy off in use, which saves me a lot of frustration.
Pressing the power button turns on a blue light. It starts off on a lower setting, and gradually works up. There are four power settings in total. My partner loves the gradual increase over time, while I start and end on the fourth (highest) setting. I’d say the lowest setting is probably about the same as the original’s “low” option, but the highest setting on the Magic Wand Rechargeable is definitely higher than its original model. This pleases me, as I’m a bit of a power queen and like the intensity of the newer model. Aside from the unsafe material of the original Magic Wand, my original review comparing it to the Doxy noted the power difference between the two–the Doxy being obviously more powerful. However, with the rechargeable, I wonder if it’s even higher than the original Doxy. It’s a close call, but I’m really happy with the power of them both.
The product page for the Magic Wand Rechargeable states the following speeds for its power options:
- Low: 2,700 rpms
- Medium: 3,800 rpms
- High: 5,400 rpms
- Ultra: 6,300 rpms
The original Doxy claims to reach 9,000 rpms, but I now have my doubts about how true that is. I’d say the highest setting on both the Doxy and the Magic Wand Rechargeable are evenly matched for the most part.
Pressing the pattern button turns on a green light. The first setting is a long pulsing pattern. The second and third are both quicker versions of the same pulsing. The fourth is a rumbly rollercoaster pattern. I don’t use the patterns at all because I have a personal preference for steady vibrations, but I think the fourth setting is something a lot of folks who like patterns would appreciate.
Note that the Original Magic Wand has no pattern options, so the inclusion of them is an upgrade, especially since I don’t have to cycle through the patterns if I don’t want to–something a lot of vibrators force its users to do by not separating the controls for speed and patterns. A+ job to whoever made that suggestion to the design team!
Being able to power up the rechargeable and pack it for a weekend getaway without worrying about the power cord is a blessing. It’s also compatible with international converters, which is an option I wish I had when I went to Scotland and fried my original by using a voltage converter.
There is little I can suggest to improve the Magic Wand Rechargeable at this point, and I find myself much happier with this updated model than the original. A one-year warranty is included with the rechargeable, as well, which is always nice.
Despite a bit of a price difference between the original and the rechargeable, I fully recommend the rechargeable version. I consider it a much better investment because my first is still going strong while I’ve been through four or five Original Magic Wands at this point. Hands down, I am team Magic Wand Rechargeable.