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Doxy Die Cast Number 3 Review

Tested & Rated with Methodology v1.1

Overall Score

7.1

What is it:

How generally good the wand is. It’s a weighted average of the wand’s performance in various areas.

Scoring Factors:

8.2

18%

5.0

14%

8.1

15%

7.5

13%

5.9

11%

4.9

13%

9.0

8%

Build Quality

7.9

4%

7.5

1%

3%

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Performance Ratings

8.2
5.0
5.9
8.1
7.8
4.9
7.9
7.5
9.0

MAX VIBRATION POWER

POWER RANGE

RUMBLINESS

COMFORT & EASE OF USE

USE DURING SEX

NOISE

ATTACHMENT COMPATIBILITY

MOUNT COMPATIBILITY

BUILD QUALITY

Our Verdict

The Die Cast Number 3 is Doxy’s attempt at a compact version of their full-sized Doxy Die Cast (our most powerful wand vibrator). 

Unfortunately, I think the Doxy Number 3 significantly underperforms compared to both the full-sized Die Cast and other compact wands (jump here to compare options).

Although the Doxy Number 3 has immense power, it provides no softer warmup levels. And the vibrations are quite buzzy! Vibrations this strong and buzzy feel overwhelming and uncomfortable to me.  

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Pros

  • Moderately strong vibrations

Cons

  • Overpriced
  • No lower vibration strengths
  • Buzzy
  • Noisy
  • Can feel the vibrations in your hands

Table of Contents

Compare Wand Vibrators​

The Doxy Number 3 is expensive. Unless you prefer extremely buzzy, intense vibrations, other wands in this price range and cheaper perform better. For full-sized wands with a better power range and some rumbly settings, consider the Doxy Die Cast or Magic Wand Rechargeable. If you’re interested in the Doxy Number 3 because of its improved maneuverability, consider the Lovense Domi 2 (a cheaper, better compact wand) or the BMS PalmPower Extreme (a mid-sized wand with excellent maneuverability).

At the Doxy Number 3’s premium price, you can afford any of our best wand vibrators. Or see our recommendations for the best small wand vibrators if maneuverability is a priority.


Vibrations: Power And Range


Max Power Rating

8.2

What is it:

How strong the wand vibrator’s highest power level feels.

When does it matter:

If you prefer the extreme power some wands offer or want to make sure your wand at least reaches a certain strength.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Power Range Rating:

5.0

What is it:

How wide the range is between the highest and lowest power levels, and whether it has enough power levels that steps between levels aren’t too large.

When does it matter:

A broad power range is usually important because it enables more versatile stimulation. You can start on softer levels when your body isn’t ready for crazy strong power. But when you want more strength, you can turn it up high.

Scoring Factors:

5.0

100%

Adjusted Power Range Width

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Power vs Frequency Graph:

What is it:

A graph of each wand vibrator’s power vs frequency across all of its power levels. 

When does it matter:

If you want a detailed look at the full power and frequency characteristics of any particular wand vibrator. This will tell you how strong and how rumbly each setting of the wand feels.

How Strong Is Each Power?

  • Power ≤ 3: Comparable to the vibration strength of smaller vibrators like bullets.
  • Power between 3 and 4.5: Comparable to … 

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  • Power ≤ 3: Comparable to the vibration strength of smaller vibrators like bullets.
  • Power between 3 and 4.5: Comparable to the vibration strength of mid-sized, non-wand vibrators like the Lelo Mona 2, Lovense Hyphy, Lovense Lush 3, We-Vibe Nova 2, etc.
  • Power between 4.5 and 7: Slightly to moderately more powerful than mid-sized, non-wand vibrators like those mentioned above. 
  • Power ≥ 7: Substantially stronger than other kinds of vibrators. These levels feel extremely powerful.

The Vibration Power scale is defined with a 10.0 given to the most powerful wand vibrator’s highest strength (Currently the Doxy Die Cast). So a vibration power of 8.0 feels 80% as strong as the Doxy Die Cast. A 5.0 feels 50% as strong, and so on.

The Doxy Die Cast Number 3 is an extremely powerful wand massager. It’s much stronger than any non-wand vibrators I own. I have a hard time using it without underwear or clothes to dampen its intensity.

This power can be nice if you’re warmed up and ready for that strength. But the limited range between the Doxy Number 3’s low and high power levels is a big problem.

The softest power this wand reaches is 6.5 out of 10 – already more intense than any of my non-wand vibrators. So even though there are 6 levels between low (6.5 out of 10) and high (7.5 out of 10), it’s immense power from beginning to end. 

I don’t find myself using this wand – it’s too overwhelming in the beginning and takes me out of the mood.

For this price, there are several wand massagers with just as much power that also have better warmup levels. My favorites are the Magic Wand Rechargeable, BMS PalmPower Extreme, and Doxy Die Cast.

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Vibrations: Frequency (Rumbliness)


Rumbliness Rating:

5.9

What is it:

How “rumbly” (low frequency) or “buzzy” (high frequency) a wand vibrator feels at each of its power levels. And whether a wand can deliver strong vibrations while remaining reasonably rumbly. Higher scores indicate a “more rumbly” (lower-frequency) wand, since the majority of people prefer rumbliness. But ultimately vibration frequency is a personal preference.

When does it matter:

If you prefer vibrations in a specific area along the rumbly-to-buzzy spectrum.

Scoring Factors:

5.3

50%

6.5

50%

0%

Power vs Frequency Graphs

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Power vs Frequency Graph:

What is it:

A graph of each wand vibrator’s power vs frequency across all of its power levels. 

When does it matter:

If you want a detailed look at the full power and frequency characteristics of any particular wand vibrator. This will tell you how strong and how rumbly each setting of the wand feels.

Frequency on Low Power:

81 Hz

(Neutral)

Median Frequency:

101 Hz

(Moderately Buzzy)

What is it:

What part of the frequency spectrum a wand vibrator’s power levels are centered around. It’s the vibration frequency of the wand’s middle power level (the average of the two middle levels if there is an even number of settings).

When does it matter:

If you prefer vibrations in a particular part of the frequency spectrum. This is a fast way to see whether one wand’s vibration levels are generally more rumbly or buzzy than another wand’s vibration settings. Since most people prefer rumbly toys, a higher performance score implies a lower-frequency (more rumbly) wand. 

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Frequency on High Power:

121 Hz

(Extremely Buzzy)

Ave Power Per Frequency:

6.5

What is it:

A measure that rewards wand vibrators that remain rumbly (low-frequency) while packing good vibration strength. Calculated for a wand using the normalized power / normalized frequency at each power level and taking the median.

When does it matter:

If you want a wand with a good balance of power and rumbliness.

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We rate wands with rumbly (low-frequency) vibrations higher than buzzy wands. This is because most people prefer rumbly vibrations – especially when the vibes are this intense.

Unfortunately, the Doxy 3 has very buzzy vibrations. Not even its lowest power levels feel rumbly. And its top three settings are extremely buzzy. Immensely powerful vibrations like these tend to feel overstimulating and uncomfortable when they’re this buzzy. I experienced the same issue when I tested the Doxy Bullet.

Although some people will enjoy these high-frequency vibrations, most will prefer something more rumbly. 

Doxy Number 3 vs BMS PalmPower Extreme vs Magic Wand Rechargeable - Vibration Power vs Frequency Graph

The Magic Wand Rechargeable and BMS PalmPower Extreme are two high-powered wands with lovely, rumbly lower levels. And even their highest powers are more neutral – never reaching a truly buzzy feel. Or if you’d prefer to stick with a compact wand, the Lovense Domi 2’s rumbly vibrations are also more enjoyable. 

I prefer each of these wands’ vibration quality to the Doxy Die Cast 3.

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Comfort & Ease Of Use


Comfort & Ease of Use Rating:

8.1

What is it:

How comfortable the wand is to hold and press against your body. As well as how easy it is to press the buttons, leverage the wand for good pressure, and maneuver it to apply the stimulation where and how you want it. This rating also includes how easy the wand is to clean. Ratings are based primarily on solo use – I cover use during partnered sex here.

When does it matter:

If you are easily distracted by subtle discomforts such as feeling the vibrations in your hands, slight wrist strain, or an awkward grip on the handle. It also matters if you want a wand that’s easy to use for a wide variety of stimulation or for long periods of time.

These wands have excellent performance in this category and others. We only include wands we recommend overall, excluding wands that perform well here but not in other areas.

Scoring Factors:

7.0

22.5%

8.5

22.5%

8.5

22.5%

8.5

22.5%

7.0

10%

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Doxy Die Cast 3 Comfort And Ease of Use

Handle Comfort:

7.0

What is it:

How comfortable the wand is to grip and hold during typical use.

When does it matter:

If you are sensitive to wrist strain, discomfort in your hands, or feeling vibrations in your hands. This may also matter more if you enjoy applying substantial pressure with your wand as you’ll need a comfier hold.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Head Comfort:

8.5

What is it:

 How comfortable the wand’s head is when pressed against your body during use.

When does it matter:

If you tend to get distracted if a wand’s head presses too firmly against your pubic bone, has weird textures or seams, or directs the vibes elsewhere besides your clit.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Easy Positioning & Pressure:

8.5

What is it:

How easily you can maneuver the wand in various ways to get different types of clit stimulation. And how easily you can leverage the wand and vary the pressure.

When does it matter:

If you like to apply a lot of pressure with your toy. Or if you need your wand placed in a particular spot and tend to make frequent adjustments.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Controls:

8.5

What is it:

How easy it is to use the controls and whether they have all the necessary functionality for a positive experience.

When does it matter:

If you typically switch power levels or vibration patterns during use.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Easy Cleaning:

7.0

What is it:

Whether a wand vibrator is waterproof, splashproof, or not rated. For wand vibrators without a waterproof rating, I subjectively rate how difficult it is to clean.

When does it matter:

If you’re worried about damaging your toy with water. Or if you won’t use your wand as much if cleaning is tedious.

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Waterproof Rating:

No Rating

What is it:

The waterproof rating of the wand vibrator – IPX7, IPX6, or No Rating

When does it matter:

When you plan to use your wand vibrator in the shower or want simpler cleaning.

  • IPX7 (Submersible): Wands with this rating are considered “waterproof.” You can submerge them in water up to a meter deep for up to 30 minutes. So you can use them in the bath and cleaning is easy.
  • IPX6 (Splashproof): Wands with this rating can resist high-pressure, heavy sprays of water, but should not be fully submerged. This means you can use them in the shower (but not submerged in a bath). You can also clean them under a sink faucet without worry.
  • No Rating: These wands do not have a waterproof rating. You should not use them in the shower, and you must be careful to keep water away from electronic components when cleaning them .

The Doxy Number 3 has average comfort and ease of use – though it can take some time to get used to. 

The buttons are large and positioned where my fingers naturally rest. This makes changing power levels easy. But I regularly press the buttons by accident, especially when trying to leverage the wand to apply pressure. So you have to find the right grip on the handle.

I can also feel the vibrations in my hands while using the Doxy Number 3. Although, they’re less noticeable than with the rechargeable version of this wand (the Doxy Die Cast 3R). 

The head is small, which I typically like – it’s easy to fit into tight areas. But its firm, rigid head is less comfy than wands with a plush texture and slightly flexible neck. Plus there’s a sharp seam where the Doxy Die Cast 3’s silicone head screws to the metal base. This seam causes me some discomfort when using the side of the head for broad stimulation.

Doxy 3 Ridge
The shortness of the Doxy 3R’s head and rigid cutoff makes it uncomfortable to press at some angles

For a more comfortable compact wand, consider the Lovense Domi 2 or the slightly larger BMS PalmPower Extreme which have better flexibility.

The full-sized Doxy Die Cast and Magic Wand Rechargeable also have more plush, comfy heads than the Doxy Die Cast 3.

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Use During Sex


Use During Sex Rating:

7.8

What is it:

How easy a wand vibrator is to maneuver and comfortably hold to your clit for quality stimulation during partnered sex.

When does it matter:

If you’ll frequently use your wand vibrator with a partner during penetrative sex.

Scoring Factors:

7.5

25%

8.0

25%

8.0

25%

7.5

25%

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Doxy Die Cast 3 Fit in Tight Space

Spooning:

7.5

What is it:

How easy a wand vibrator is to maneuver and comfortably hold to your clit for quality stimulation in a spooning sex position – both partners lying on their side with the penetrating partner behind the person using the wand

When does it matter:

If you frequently have sex in the spooning position or similar positions from behind.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Doggystyle:

8.0

What is it:

How easy a wand vibrator is to maneuver and comfortably hold to your clit for quality stimulation in a Doggystyle sex position. The partner using the wand is on their knees with their upper body resting mostly on their shoulders since you need your hands to hold the wand. The penetrating partner is kneeling behind.

When does it matter:

If you frequently have sex in the Doggystyle position or similar variations from behind

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Modified Missionary:

8.0

What is it:

How easy a wand vibrator is to maneuver and comfortably hold to your clit for quality stimulation in a Modified Missionary sex position – the partner using the wand vibrator is on their back with pillows or a wedge beneath their hips to raise them up. The penetrating partner is kneeling facing them.

When does it matter:

If you frequently have sex in positions facing each other with the partner receiving penetration on their back.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Cowgirl:

7.5

What is it:

How easy a wand vibrator is to maneuver and comfortably hold to your clit for quality stimulation in the Cowgirl sex position – the penetrating partner is lying on their back, while the partner using the wand is straddling on top of them.

When does it matter:

If you frequently have sex in positions facing each other with the partner receiving penetration on top.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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The Doxy Die Cast 3 is decently easy to use during partnered sex.

For a wand with a small head, it still has a reasonably long handle which helps you maneuver the wand easily. You don’t have to reach as far as you do with short wands. And you can make adjustments quickly.

Because the Doxy Die Cast 3 has a small head, it fits well in tight spots during sex. But I wish it was plusher like the Magic Wands or full-sized Die Cast. When my partner and I are moving a lot, the Doxy Number 3’s firm head can bump uncomfortably against my pubic bone. 

Doxy Number 3 Head Plushness
The firm head of the Doxy 3R (above) vs the plush head of the Magic Wands (below)
Magic Wand Head Plushness

The compact Lovense Domi 2 also solves this issue by providing a more forgiving, flexible neck that absorbs more of the impact during heavy movement.

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Noise


Noise Rating:

4.9

What is it:

How loud the wand vibrator is. We measure the decibels on low power & high power with a sound level meter. We also test whether we can hear each wand on the other side of a closed door.

When does it matter:

When you live with other people or are distracted by sound.

Scoring Factors:

6.0

33%

4.8

33%

4.0

33%

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Decibels on Low Power:

55.4 dB

What is it:

How loud the wand’s lowest power level is, measured in dB with a sound level meter approximately 12 inches away

When does it matter:

If you typically use a wand’s lower power levels. Several wands are so strong, many people will only use the lower end of their power range.

Good Value:

<43 dB is excellent; Nearly everything under this value was inaudible behind a closed door.

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Decibels on High Power:

62.3 dB

What is it:

How loud the wand’s highest power level is, measured in dB with a sound level meter approximately 12 inches away

When does it matter:

If you typically use a wand’s higher power levels (several wands are so strong, many people will only use the lower end of their power range) or want the freedom to use the full power range without worry. Also, if you choose a moderately powered wand you may use its top strengths more often.

Good Sound Level:

<50 dB

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Audibility Behind Closed Door:

What is it:

Whether my partner could hear me using the wand inside the bedroom while he stood on the other side of the closed bedroom door. We tested each wand on low, middle, and high power levels with the house completely silent. Then we tested each wand’s highest power while a box fan was turned on in the bedroom. Lastly, we tested the highest power while music was playing in the bedroom.

When does it matter:

When you live with other people and want to select a wand you can use confidently without them hearing.

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Low Power:

Audible

Middle Power:

Audible

High Power:

Audible

High Power with Box Fan:

Inaudible

High Power with Music:

Inaudible

The Doxy Number 3 is a loud wand massager. 

It’s best if you are home alone, or don’t have roommates. If I’m using this wand in the bedroom, my partner can hear it on the other side of the door even on its lowest power level. The good news is, you can drown out the noise by turning on a box fan or music in the bedroom. 

But if discretion is important to you, it’s best to choose a wand with some inaudible levels like the Magic Wand Rechargeable

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Attachment Compatibility


Attachment Compatibility Rating:

7.9

What is it:

Each wand vibrator’s compatibility with wand attachments. We consider how many attachments fit each wand vibrator and whether the ones that fit cover a broad variety of stimulation types (clit, G-spot, dual-stimulation, penis, prostate, etc.) Compatibility table here

When does it matter:

If you like to use your wand vibrator beyond its basic clitoral use.

Scoring Factors:

5.8

50%

10.0

50%

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Doxy Die Cast 3 Compatible Wand Attachments
Doxy Die Cast 3 Threaded Head and Attachment

Number of Attachments Rating:

5.8

What is it:

Whether a wand vibrator is compatible with a large number of attachments or only a small selection.

When does it matter:

When you want a lot of choice in your wand vibrator attachments.

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Stimulation Variety:

10.0

What is it:

Whether the attachments that fit a particular wand vibrator cover a broad variety of kinds of stimulation (clit, G-spot, dual-stimulation, penis, prostate, etc.)

When does it matter:

When you want to make sure you can find attachments for various kinds of stimulation that fit your wand vibrator.

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The Doxy Die Cast 3 has excellent attachment compatibility for a wand its size. It’s compatible with Doxy branded attachments among others.

Doxy designs attachments specifically for the Doxy Number 3 and its rechargeable version (the Doxy Die Cast 3R). These screw directly to the Doxy Number 3’s head for a snug fit.

These attachments provide a wide range of stimulation options including prostate, anal, penis, dual-stimulation, and clitoral. 

Le Wand Petite’s attachments also fit the Doxy Number 3. These won’t replace the default head as Doxy’s attachments do. But you can slip them over the Number 3’s head as you would normally.

Between Le Wand and Doxy’s attachments, you have a broad variety of options to use with the Doxy Die Cast 3.

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Mount Compatibility


Mount Compatibility Rating:

7.5

What is it:

How compatible the wand is with Liberator’s mounts which hold your wand vibrator so you can play hands-free.

When does it matter:

If you want to use your wand vibrator for hands-free play solo or with a partner.

Scoring Factors:

5.0

50%

10.0

50%

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Doxy Die Cast Number 3 - Liberator Axis Wand Mount Compatibility Photo

Compatibility with Axis:

5.0

What is it:

How well a wand vibrator fits with the Liberator Axis wand mount. Whether the wand fits correctly and securely, and whether it can provide quality, comfortable clit stimulation when the wand is placed in the mount.

When does it matter:

If you own or plan to purchase the Axis mount. You can use this mount solo or with a partner, but I find it best for hands-free stimulation during partnered sex. You can lie on top of the mount face-down, and it makes using your wand vibrator hands-free during sex from behind comfortable and easy. (Like a more relaxing version of the Doggystyle sex position)

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Doxy Die Cast Number 3 - Liberator Wanda Mount Compatibility Photo

Compatibility with Wanda:

10.0

What is it:

How well a wand vibrator fits with the Liberator Wanda mount. Whether the wand fits correctly and securely, and whether it can provide quality, comfortable clit stimulation when the wand is placed in the mount.

When does it matter:

If you own or plan to purchase the Wanda mount. This mount is best if you enjoy positions on your knees. With the Axis mount, it’s easiest to lie on top of it. But you’ll straddle the Wanda on your knees. You can use it solo or with a partner.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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The Doxy Number 3 fits well with the Liberator Wanda mount for hands-free stimulation. 

This mount holds the wand up at a slight angle. You can straddle the mount and lower your weight onto the wand for clit stimulation. And if you lean forward you can also create enough room for penetration from behind.

The Doxy Number 3’s length is just right for the Wanda – its head is positioned in a great spot. And the round shape of the Doxy 3’s head is very comfortable in the Wanda.

Wand In Use with Axis Overlay
My typical position when using the Liberator Axis mount (demonstrated with BMS PalmPower Extreme)

When placed in the Liberator Axis mount, the Doxy Number 3 provides little clit stimulation. The head is too small to keep consistent, firm contact with your clit.

Doxy Number 3 vs BMS PalmPower Extreme in Axis Mount
The small head of the Doxy Number 3 (black) does not provide as much pressure as the angled, larger head of the BMS PalmPower Extreme (pink) in the Axis mount

If you are using the Axis, I prefer wands with larger heads like the Magic Wand Rechargeable or Doxy Die Cast. Or a wand with an angled head like the BMS PalmPower Extreme. This is my favorite wand to use in both mounts! 

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Battery Life


Battery Life Rating:

NA

What is it:

How long the wand vibrator lasted continuously running on its highest power before its battery died during our test.

When does it matter:

If you want to play for long periods of time between charges.

Scoring Factors:

100%

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Doxy Die Cast Number 3 Corded Power Source Photo

Battery Life on High Power:

NA – Wand Plugs Into Outlet

Power Source:

Plug-In

The Doxy Number 3 is a plug-in wand, so you never need to charge it. As long as you’re near an outlet, you can play! And the cable is 10 feet long, so you don’t need to be that near to an outlet. The Doxy Number 3 also comes with adapters for UK, EU, US & AU outlets.


Cords can be a minor annoyance, but I don’t personally find them distracting. If the wand itself is good, I don’t mind a wall outlet as the power source.

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Build Quality


Build Quality Rating:

9.0

What is it:

Our perception of the wand vibrator’s durability and material quality; whether it feels cheap or sturdy and long-lasting. If we noticed any decline in a wand’s performance over our months of testing, it is accounted for in its Build Quality rating.

When does it matter:

When you want a wand vibrator to last for years. Many wand vibrator manufacturers provide a warranty (usually 1 to 2 years), but a higher quality wand vibrator is more likely to endure after your warranty is expired.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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This wand feels very solid. It has a metal casing on the outside and it definitely feels like it will last. The head’s silicone is also smooth, with a high-quality feel.

The only reason the Doxy Number 3 doesn’t get a 10 is that the buttons can be less responsive than I’d like. So sometimes I have to press a button twice before it responds.

Although I don’t enjoy the powerful, buzzy vibrations it produces, the motor feels durable. I expect this to last many years.


General Design And Specs