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Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium Review

Tested & Rated with Methodology v1.1

Overall Score

6.8

What is it:

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

Scoring Factors:

3.2

18%

5.2

14%

9.4

15%

8.0

13%

6.5

11%

9.0

13%

9.0

8%

Build Quality

5.0

4%

8.5

1%

4.0

3%

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Performance Ratings

3.2
5.2
6.5
9.4
8.1
9.0
5.0
8.5
4.0
9.0

MAX VIBRATION POWER

POWER RANGE

RUMBLINESS

COMFORT & EASE OF USE

USE DURING SEX

NOISE

ATTACHMENT COMPATIBILITY

MOUNT COMPATIBILITY

BATTERY LIFE

BUILD QUALITY

Our Verdict

The Lelo Smart Wand 2 (Medium) is pretty pricey and underperforms if you’re expecting a typical wand vibrator experience. It’s nothing like its powerful, rumbly full-sized version – the Lelo Smart Wand 2 (Large).

The Medium’s power is very soft, and I have a hard time orgasming with it. Its compact size and curved handle make it easy to use solo or during sex – but the gentle stimulation just doesn’t do much for me personally.

I think this wand is meant for someone who prefers milder levels of stimulation (more akin to many bullet vibrators than a wand), but who wants something easier to hold and maneuver than a small bullet. If that’s you – I’d recommend checking out the Lelo Mona 2 instead or some of the wands I discuss more below. 

The Mona 2 is a slim vibrator that’s easy to use for clit stimulation solo or during sex. Like the Smart Wand Medium, the Mona 2 has gentle low levels – but it also gets stronger when you want more power! 

If you’re expecting the extreme strength wand vibrators are famous for, you’ll need to consider other options. The Lovense Domi is a mid-sized wand with excellent power range if you want something compact. Or if you enjoy Lelo’s toys, you may consider their full-sized Smart Wand 2 (Large) which is more powerful.

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Pros

  • Quiet
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver

Cons

  • Overpriced
  • Weak vibrations
  • Buzzy

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Compare Wand Vibrators​

The Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium underperforms compared to similarly-priced and cheaper wand vibrators. The Large Smart Wand 2 is also much better. Unless you exclusively need very gentle vibrations, there are better options. And at the Smart Wand’s premium price point, you can afford nearly any of our top-performing wands instead.

See all our recommendations for the best wand vibrators, the best mini wand vibrators, and the best cordless wand vibrators.


Vibrations: Power And Range


Max Power Rating

3.2

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:

5.2

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:

5.2

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 Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium is one of the least powerful wands I own. Its vibrations are gentle from start to finish. I can orgasm with it, but it takes time and effort. 

I have bullet vibrators that are stronger than this wand. If all you want is the strength of a bullet, I would recommend something less expensive like the Lovense Ambi, or the We-Vibe Tango X if you prefer more rumbly vibrations. Or if you want something with a bit more length and a handle to grip, consider the Lelo Mona 2 or Lovense Hyphy

Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium with Similar Vibration Strengths
The Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium (left) with stronger, non-wand vibrators: We-Vibe Tango X (top), Lovense Ambi (bottom), Lovense Hyphy (purple) and Lelo Mona 2 (far right)

But if you want the strength that wands are famous for, then there are several stronger, cheaper wands. Consider the Lovense Domi or BMS PalmPower Extreme for powerful mid-sized wands. Or the Magic Wand Plus for a full-sized wand.

Learn more about vibration power and range


Vibrations: Frequency (Rumbliness)


Rumbliness Rating:

6.5

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:

9.5

50%

3.6

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:

31 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

Median Frequency:

47 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

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:

59 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

Ave Power Per Frequency:

3.6

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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This wand’s vibrations are rumbly (low-frequency) rather than buzzy (high-frequency). And typically, rumbly vibrations are what people prefer. 

However, the Smart Wand 2 Medium’s vibrations are so low-powered, that they still have little impact on me even with their rumbliness. But there are many wands that have more power with the same amount of rumbliness, and our rumbliness rating takes this into account.

Very Rumbly Wands Domi Sultry and Lelo Large
Stronger wands with the same amount of rumbliness – left to right: Lovense Domi 2, Viben Sultry and Lelo Smart Wand 2 Large

Some of these include the Lovense Domi 2, Viben Sultry, and the full-sized Lelo Smart Wand 2 Large – each is a powerful, rumbly wand.

Learn more about vibration frequency (rumbliness)


Comfort & Ease Of Use


Comfort & Ease of Use Rating:

9.4

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:

10.0

22.5%

8.5

22.5%

10.0

22.5%

9.0

22.5%

10.0

10%

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Lelo Smart Wand 2 - Medium Comfort And Ease of Use

Handle Comfort:

10.0

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:

10.0

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:

9.0

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:

10.0

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:

IPX7

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 Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium is a comfortable and easy-to-use wand. Its thin, curved handle is comfortable to hold and easy to maneuver. 

The smaller head has a tiny bit of flex in the neck, which is perfect for comfy, yet firm pressure. And the buttons let you increase and decrease power to get the right stimulation level. You don’t need to cycle through power levels.

But if you’re going to buy a wand at this price, you can find more better options that are just as comfortable. The Magic Wand Mini is an excellent option that’s a similar size, has stronger vibrations, is just as comfortable – and is much cheaper.

The Dame Com is another mid-sized wand massager with a curved handle that’s helpful for applying firm pressure. But I enjoy its vibrations more. 

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Use During Sex


Use During Sex Rating:

8.1

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:

8.0

25%

7.4

25%

7.4

25%

9.5

25%

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Lelo Smart Wand 2 - Medium Fit in Tight Space

Spooning:

8.0

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:

7.4

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:

7.4

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:

9.5

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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This wand’s size and curved shape are fairly convenient during sex, but the stimulation is too low to be truly enjoyable.

If you want any sort of stimulation from these low-powered vibes, you have to apply the pressure more directly to your clit than is usual for a wand. And even though the head is not large – it’s not as small as my bullets. So I have a more difficult time getting good clitoral contact during sex, between our bodies.

Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium Head Size vs Focused Stimulation
At this power level, I recommend smaller heads than the Lelo Medium (left). The Lovense Hyphy (middle) and We-Vibe Tango X (right) provide this for more direct stimulation

I recommend either using a smaller vibrator like the We-Vibe Tango X or Lovense Hyphy

Or if you prefer a wand massager, you can just get something stronger. This way, you don’t need contact with your clit to be as direct to feel the vibes. I enjoy plenty of other wands during sex.

The BMS PalmPower Extreme and Lovense Domi are two of my favorites.

Learn more about wand vibrator use during sex


Noise


Noise Rating:

9.0

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:

10.0

33%

7.1

33%

10.0

33%

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Decibels on Low Power:

35 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:

46.0 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:

Inaudible

Middle Power:

Inaudible

High Power:

Inaudible

High Power with Box Fan:

Inaudible

High Power with Music:

Inaudible

The Lelo Smart Wand 2 (Medium) is definitely one of the quietest wands I own. But it’s not hard to be this quiet with such low power. There are many stronger wands that also remain discreet.

The Magic Wand Mini for instance is a compact, mid-powered option that’s very discreet. My partner can’t hear any of its power levels on the other side of the closed bedroom door. Or the Viben Sultry is a full-sized wand with the same results and even more strength!

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Attachment Compatibility


Attachment Compatibility Rating:

5.0

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:

2.5

50%

7.5

50%

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Lelo Smart Wand 2 - Medium Compatible Wand Attachments

Number of Attachments Rating:

2.5

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:

7.5

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 Smart Wand Medium has limited compatibility with wand attachments. 

Its head is close enough in size to the Lovense Domi’s that the attachments designed for it also fit the Smart Wand. These cover a decent range of stimulation (G-spot, anal, prostate, penis, clitoral texture). But you don’t have many options beyond these attachments.

If attachment compatibility is important to you, a full-sized wand is a better option. Most attachments are designed for the Magic Wand Rechargeable and Plus (or comparably-sized wands).

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Mount Compatibility


Mount Compatibility Rating:

8.5

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:

7.0

50%

10.0

50%

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Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium - Liberator Axis Wand Mount Compatibility Photo

Compatibility with Axis:

7.0

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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Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium - 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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I test my wands’ mount compatibility with my two Liberator mounts – the Axis and Wanda. These hold your wand for you so you can enjoy hands-free stimulation.

The Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium fits well with the Wanda mount. This mount holds the wand in a slightly angled upright position. Then you straddle the mount for hands-free vibes. With the Smart Wand Medium’s more compact size, its head is positioned at just the right height. You can easily lower your weight onto it – whereas full-sized wands can stick up too high in the Wanda.

Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium Used with Wanda Mount
The Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium in in use with the Liberator Wanda mount

It doesn’t work as well in the Liberator Axis. With this mount, you lie on your stomach and the Axis holds your wand to the side at a slight upward angle. In this position, the Smart Wand’s smaller size hurts it. It doesn’t reach my clit as easily as larger wands and I have to focus on keeping my body in just the right position.

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

With mounts, I prefer wand vibrator’s with larger heads. The BMS PalmPower Extreme and Dame Com are my two favorites to use with both mounts. They have larger heads and angled shapes that help keep them in better contact with my clit than the Smart Wand Medium.

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Battery Life


Battery Life Rating:

4.0

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:

4.0

100%

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Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium Charging Cable Photo

Battery Life on High Power:

40 minutes

Power Source:

Rechargeable

The Lelo Smart Wand Medium has one of the shortest battery lives of all my wands. It lasts just 40 minutes on its highest power.

There are several longer-lasting options with more power. The comparably-sized Magic Wand Mini has more power and lasts for 3.5 hours on high! It’s a great option if you’re like me, and forget to charge your wand between uses.

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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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The sleek, silicone and metallic plastic handle gives a sleek look to the Lelo Smart Wand 2 Medium that’s comfortable and functional. Overall this wand feels well-built and solid, though its motor is gentler than other wands.


General Design And Specs