By Kendra Holliday | September 4, 2015
As you know, I’m a huge proponent of the Hitachi Magic Wand. I’ve used them for years. I say “them” because I had one for five years, then passed it on to a friend and bought a new one. I also have one at each household – my partner Matthew’s and mine.
I use it twice a day, and if you do the math, that’s a really good value. They might not look sexy, but they sure are sturdy and get the job done!
We added one more to the collection – the new version, which is rechargeable and has cordless capability. Here’s a comparison shot of the old one, top, and the new one, bottom.
Hitachi Corporation is embarrassed to be associated with something that produces countless orgasms, so they have tried rebranding and are just going with the name Magic Wand. There are tons of cheaper knockoffs, but you get what you pay for. The old version costs about $50-60, and the new version is more like $120 (you can shop around for a best price). I think it’s worth the investment.
The old version just had two settings – low and high. It was loud. It was tethered to the wall.
The new version has EIGHT settings – four speeds, and four patterns. You can read product specs here. The buttons are easy to use, and you won’t accidentally switch it off like the old design.
You plug it in to charge, then can disconnect it and have freer reign. The lithium-ion battery charge lasts FOREVER.
I used to have to use it on one side of my bed, but now I can sprawl all over the place and take it anywhere! It’s also quieter. The expanded versatility is exciting. I’ve been using the new one for the past month or so and am happy with it.
It took a little getting used to – the speed settings are a little different. The second speed is akin to the original low speed, and the third speed is like the original high speed, which means you can go a little lower or higher than that. I play around with it. The patterns allow you to break away from numbness that can occur when using such a powerful device, whether you are using it for getting off or on your sore back.
I got a kick out of the user manual. It had TWO pages of precautions, including the following:
Do not put in your hair.
Do not throw in a fire.
Do not use near water.
Do not eat one hour before or after using.
I love the new head – it’s silicone, keeps very clean, does not attract pet hair like some toys do. AND my attachment fits, yay!
This morning, Matthew told me to record my orgasm for him and send to him – that’s always a fun assignment!
BONUS: Check out these cute portraits of the Hitachi Magic Wand Throughout Art History. Of course these paintings feature the old-fashioned version. 😉