The Magic Wand Original Vibrator Walked so the New Magic Wand Mini Could Run (And Travel)

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The Magic Wand Original is a vibrator with more than a half-century of experience at delivering pleasure. But after testing a new, snack-sized version of the toy, the Magic Wand Mini, I predict it'll be equally acclaimed by sex-havers everywhere.

For some background, the Magic Wand Original (known as the Hitatchi until a 2013 rebrand), is arguably the little black dress of vibrators—a true classic. Made of body-safe ABS plastic and silicone, the massager first came on the market in the late 1960s, but was marketed and  sold as a back massager. But after just a few years on the market, it gained a reputation for being the best sex aid around. It's still a beloved vibrator, and widely known as one of the best available, but with the Magic Wand Mini hitting the scene, it's clear that there's more room in the world for Magic.

The Original walked so the Magic Wand Mini vibrator could run, or, er, travel

First, fear not: Neither the Magic Wand Original nor Magic Wand Rechargeable is going anywhere. Capable of providing up to 6,300 rotations per minute (RPM) of vibration intensity, they best every other handheld vibrator on the market.

As popular as the Original is, however, a number of people have complaints about its size—and, honestly, for good reason. The Original measures in at over a foot long and weighs 1.5 pounds. Wand vibrators are often compared to microphones, but for frame of reference, the Original is actually larger than the sound amplifier. A better size comparison is those toy echo microphones for kids, which are hardly discreet.

While the size of the Original is what allows the toy to provide so much power (the bigger the toy, the bigger the motor, the greater the power), its size and weight also make it less accessible to people with limited limb strength or mobility. The Original is also cumbersome to transport to basically anywhere, and that’s where the Magic Wand Mini (ahem) comes into play.

What to know about the Magic Wand Mini

At 9.5 inches long and 9.7 ounces in weight, the Magic Wand Mini is smaller than the Original, making it easier to store, schlep around, and hold onto than any of the other Magic Wand models.

But, that compactness doesn't mean the Mini lacks in power. It has three intensity options, ranging from 3,500 to 6,000 RPM. That means the Mini packs slightly punch less than the original's maximum of 6,300 RPM, but, personally, I found the difference imperceptible. Also of note is that that neither the Mini nor the Original provide vibration patterns, so if that's a feature you enjoy, you may not benefit from downsizing (and would be wise to consider the Rechargable, which does offer the feature).

Despite the fact that the Mini is less powerful, mechanically, than the Original, I found that it actually helped me reach orgasm faster than the Original.

Despite the fact that the Mini is less powerful, mechanically, than the Original, I found that it actually helped me reach orgasm faster than the Original. Both the Original and Rechargeable Magic Wands are topped with bulbous, fist-sized heads that are designed to transmit the rumbly vibration to a large surface area. The head on the Mini is significantly smaller, which makes it superior for delivering pinpointed stimulation. As a person who prefers specificity in clitoral and labial stimulation to that broad genital stimulation, the Mini was actually able to get me off more efficiently than the Original does.

Of course, all bodies are different. So, I concede that the smaller head may not be a win for all pleasure-seekers. You’d be better off sticking with the large-headed version if you like to use it face-down during solo sex, or if you want to use it while scissoring with your partner. In both instances, a bigger head makes play easier.

The main downside of the Mini is that it’s splash-proof, not waterproof. That means you can rinse it off in the sink after use, but can’t use it during bath or shower sex. Given that competitor product Le Wand Petite also isn’t waterproof, I thought this was a missed opportunity to level-up.

Ultimately, though, I’d give the Magic Wand Mini five out of five stars. Small, high-intensity, and outfitted with intuitive buttons, this vibrator has many of the features I look for in a wand vibrator. I’d enthusiastically recommend it to anyone looking for a travel-sized take on their go-to wand, or anyone who has been too intimidated by their bulky size to buy a wand vibe previously.

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