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Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Plug-in Wand Review

Tested & Rated with Methodology v1.1

Overall Score

7.3

What is it:

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

Scoring Factors:

7.5

18%

7.5

14%

7.3

15%

5.0

13%

6.6

11%

5.6

13%

9.0

8%

Build Quality

10.0

4%

7.8

1%

3%

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Performance Ratings

7.5
7.5
6.6
7.3
6.5
5.6
10.0
7.8
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 Lovehoney Plug-in Wand has good overall performance but isn’t particularly outstanding. Most people with this budget will prefer the improved vibration power and rumbliness of the Magic Wand Rechargeable or BMS PalmPower Extreme. But there are a few people who will benefit from the Lovehoney Plug-in Wand’s vibrations:

While most people prefer rumbly (low-frequency) vibrations, some enjoy buzzy (high-frequency) vibrations more. This wand has a few rumbly low levels, but most of its settings are somewhat buzzy, though not extreme. Since its vibration power is moderately strong, but not overwhelming, the buzziness is fairly comfortable. If you prefer moderate power and a bit of buzziness, you’ll enjoy this wand.

If you’re like most people and prefer deeper, more rumbly vibrations consider the Magic Wand Rechargeable or BMS PalmPower Extreme instead.

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Pros

  • Moderately powerful
  • Wide power range

Cons

  • Underperforms compared to comparably priced wands
  • Buzzy
  • Noisy

Table of Contents

Compare Wand Vibrators​

The Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Plug-in wand is a decent wand. The areas it underperforms in are personal preferences, so some people will like this wand. It’s buzzier and less intense than other wands in its price range like the PalmPower Extreme and Magic Wand Rechargeable. Those who like moderate strength and somewhat buzzy vibrations will like this wand.

See all our recommendations for the best wand vibrators here.


Vibrations: Power And Range


Max Power Rating

7.5

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:

7.5

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:

7.5

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 Lovehoney Deluxe Plug-in wand has moderate vibration power – stronger than most mini wands, but softer than most full-sized wands, maxing out at 6.7 out of 10. It’s certainly more powerful than any non-wand vibrator I own, but it’s not extreme. It can be a good option for those who enjoy a nice kick of power but don’t want anything too overwhelming.

It also provides plenty of power range – beginning softly at a 1.9 of 10 and working gradually in small steps through 10 levels up to its highest power. Most large wands have between 4 and 8 power levels, so the Lovehoney Deluxe’s 10 settings provide more subtle steps between levels than other wands.

Lovehoney Plug In with Stronger Wands
The Lovehoney Deluxe Plug-In (left) with two stronger wands for this size – the BMS PalmPower Extreme (middle) and Magic Wand Plus (right)

I personally only need level 5 or 6 to orgasm, so unless you need something very intense, you’ll likely be happy with this wand’s power range. But if you want the extreme strength full-sized wands are famous for, others like the BMS PalmPower Extreme or Magic Wand Plus will suit you better.

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Vibrations: Frequency (Rumbliness)


Rumbliness Rating:

6.6

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:

6.7

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:

56 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

Median Frequency:

83 Hz

(Neutral)

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:

98 Hz

(Moderately 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 vibrations higher than buzzy ones because most people tend to prefer them. However, preferences vary and some people enjoy neutral or even buzzy vibrations more – the Lovehoney plug-in wand is best for these people.

Although its first four settings are rumbly, the higher settings range from neutral to moderately buzzy. Many people will need its middle or upper levels to orgasm so you’ll likely spend a lot of time on the neutral-feeling or buzzy settings.

While I personally prefer more rumbly wands, I still enjoy this wand’s vibrations since they are not overly powerful or extremely buzzy. The buzziness is not overwhelming like other wands, such as the Viben Obsession. The Lovehoney wand will be in the sweet spot for some people. But the majority of people will prefer something more rumbly like the Magic Wand Rechargeable or PalmPower Extreme.

Learn more about vibration frequency (rumbliness)


Comfort & Ease Of Use


Comfort & Ease of Use Rating:

7.3

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:

6.0

22.5%

8.0

22.5%

7.0

22.5%

9.0

22.5%

3.5

10%

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Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Plug-in Wand Comfort And Ease of Use

Handle Comfort:

6.0

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:

8.0

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:

7.0

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:

3.5

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 .

This wand is larger, which can make it more challenging to maneuver due to its weight and bulkiness. Even compared to other full-sized wands it’s longer with a larger head. The wide handle also requires more effort to grip firmly compared to slimmer handles.

However, the weight can also feel good, as it provides natural pressure and does some of the work for you. Larger wands like this offer diffuse, broad stimulation. While some, like the Magic Wand Rechargeable, have a cylindrical head with a lip that provides more focused stimulation when you’d like, the Lovehoney Plug-in Wand has a very round shape, providing broad stimulation only.

Magic Wand Rechargeable Cylindrical Head vs Rounded Lovehoney Plug In Head
The more rounded shape of the Lovehoney Plug-In Wand’s head (left) vs the more cylindrical shape of the Magic Wand Rechargeable’s head (right)

The buttons on this wand are easy to feel and use. You don’t need to cycle through intensity levels, as it has separate buttons to increase and decrease power.

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Use During Sex


Use During Sex Rating:

6.5

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:

5.0

25%

6.5

25%

8.5

25%

6.0

25%

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Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Plug-in Wand Fit in Tight Space

Spooning:

5.0

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:

6.5

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:

8.5

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:

6.0

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 large size makes it tricky to use during sex. It has the biggest head of any wand we’ve tested, even though it’s not more powerful than similar wands. 

The bulky head requires you to spread your legs fairly wide to fit the wand near your clit. In most positions, my partner and I need to be aware of our body placement and adjust to accommodate the wand’s size.

And since its vibrations aren’t extremely rumbly nor extra powerful, I need to fit the head pretty near to my clit. Whereas stronger, more rumbly full-sized wands like the Magic Wand Rechargeable can effectively stimulate my clit indirectly. So precise placement isn’t as necessary.

Lovehoney Plug In Head Plushness
The firmness of the Lovehoney Plug-In Wand’s head (above) vs the plush head of Magic Wands (below)
Magic Wand Head Plushness

The wand’s head is quite firm with minimal flexibility, causing uncomfortable pressure on my pubic area during sex. Additionally, the wand is heavy and corded, making it somewhat tiring to hold in place and maneuver around the cord. A smaller, rechargeable option like the Lovense Domi is much easier to handle and move.

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Noise


Noise Rating:

5.6

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:

6.5

33%

6.4

33%

4.0

33%

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Decibels on Low Power:

51.0 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:

52.5 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

Even though the Lovehoney Plug-in wand is not extremely powerful, it is audible on every power level when I’m using it behind a closed bedroom door. You can turn on a box fan or music to mask the noise. But there are certainly more discreet options with greater power including the Magic Wand Rechargeable and the Viben Sultry.

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Attachment Compatibility


Attachment Compatibility Rating:

10.0

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:

10.0

50%

10.0

50%

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Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Plug-in Wand Compatible Wand Attachments

Number of Attachments Rating:

10.0

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 Lovehoney Deluxe Plug-in Wand is compatible with a wide variety of wand attachments. Its head is close in size to the Magic Wand brand, so attachments designed for those wands also fit the Lovehoney wand.

You can find compatible attachments for many kinds of stimulation including penis, G-spot, anal, prostate, clitoral, and dual-stimulation. See our full wand attachment compatibility table for all wands and attachments we’ve tested.

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Mount Compatibility


Mount Compatibility Rating:

7.8

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:

7.5

50%

8.0

50%

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Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Plug-In Wand - Liberator Axis Wand Mount Compatibility Photo

Compatibility with Axis:

7.5

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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Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Plug-In Wand - Liberator Wanda Mount Compatibility Photo

Compatibility with Wanda:

8.0

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 using Liberator mounts for hands-free stimulation – the Axis and Wanda.

With the Axis, the wand’s head is large enough to reach my clit and provide good stimulation. However, the head is very firm, and there is a sharp ridge at the top of the handle, making it uncomfortable when I press my body more firmly against the head for additional pressure.

Lovehoney Plug In Uncomfortable Ridge During Mount Use

But when resting normally, the broad head provides a comfortable, diffuse surface. And the handle size keeps the wand held firmly in place in the mount.

The Wanda mount holds the wand in a mostly upright position, allowing you to kneel above it or rest on your hands and knees. The head is positioned at an ideal height for easy clitoral contact. Again, I wish the head were softer for better comfort. But as long as you don’t press too firmly, it remains comfortable.

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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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Lovehoney Delux Extra Powerful Plug-in Wand Corded Power Source Photo

Battery Life on High Power:

NA – Wand Plugs Into Outlet

Power Source:

Plug-In

This wand is a plug-in wand, which comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. You’ll never reach for your wand and realize you forgot to charge it. It’s always ready to go. But you need to play near an outlet. Though the cord is 2.4 meters (~8 feet) long so there’s plenty of room. Some people will not enjoy having to position a cord out of their way – others aren’t bothered by it.

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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 plastic handle of this wand feels well-constructed and sturdy. The neck has a good thickness to it, so I’m not ever worried I’ll break it if I apply firm pressure. 

The buttons are not quite as comfortable as other wands, and the firm silicone head does not feel as high-quality as the plush silicone of the Magic Wand Rechargeable and others. But overall, it’s a well-built wand.


General Design And Specs