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Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini Massage Wand Review

Tested & Rated with Methodology v1.1

Overall Score

5.9

What is it:

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

Scoring Factors:

3.5

18%

5.3

14%

8.9

15%

8.5

13%

5.1

11%

8.3

13%

4.0

8%

Build Quality

1.7

4%

0.0

1%

7.8

3%

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Performance Ratings

3.5
5.3
5.1
8.9
7.5
8.3
1.7
0.0
7.8
4.0

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 Lovehoney Deluxe Mini Wand is one of my weakest wand vibrators. Its vibrations are weaker than many of my best bullet vibrators – they’re not comparable to the immense power you typically expect in a wand vibrator. It’s buzzier than other wands too, and it feels cheap.

While the Lovehoney Mini wand’s small, easily maneuverable size and budget-friendly price tag may be enticing – I think there a better options in this price range.

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Pros

  • Light and easy to maneuver
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Weak vibrations
  • Buzzy
  • Poor build quality - rattling sound has developed

Table of Contents

Compare Wand Vibrators​

The Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini has weak, buzzy vibrations, and there are better wand vibrators in this price range. The Orion Your New Favorite Wand, VeDO Wini, and Blush Noje W4 are each comparably priced, more powerful, and have better performance overall. Or, if you have a slightly greater budget, the Magic Wand Mini is a stronger, exceptionally comfortable, and more luxurious mini wand vibrator.

Also see our recommendations for the best cheap wand vibrators and the best mini wand vibrators. If you like this wand’s small size, also check out our best bullet and mini vibrators. They are also better than this wand.


Build Quality


Build Quality Rating:

4.0

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 Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini’s plastic is very lightweight to the point of feeling cheap. Although the neck is extremely flexible, it still feels reasonably strong. But the weak, buzzy motor feels poor quality and has developed a bit of a rattling sound the more we’ve used it. The vibration power occasionally wavers, especially on the low settings.


Vibrations: Power And Range


Max Power Rating

3.5

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:

5.3

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:

5.3

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 Mini Wand is one of my weakest wand vibrators. Its strength is more like a bullet vibrator than a typical wand, and it’s weaker than most of my bullets.

One aspect I enjoy is that it has 9 power levels in total. So I can start off very soft, and make small, incremental changes. It’s a nice warm-up toy. And even though its top level is much softer than other wands, I can still orgasm with it. 

But wands are known for their sheer power – so if that’s what you’re expecting from this wand, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Blush Noje W4 and Maia Zoe as Better Options For Lovehoney Mini Wand
The Lovehoney Mini wand (left) with slightly stronger wands in a similar budget range – the Blush Noje W4 (middle) and Maia Zoe (right)

The cheaper Blush Noje W4 has more than 2x the vibration strength. And the comparably-priced Orion Your New Favorite Wand has over 3.75x the power!

And if you want the extreme power wands are famous for, you’ll need to increase your budget a bit. The Magic Wand Plus is the least expensive wand (under $100) with these ultra-powerful vibration levels.

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Vibrations: Frequency (Rumbliness)


Rumbliness Rating:

5.1

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:

8.2

50%

2.0

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:

55 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

Median Frequency:

68 Hz

(Moderately 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:

93 Hz

(Moderately Buzzy)

Ave Power Per Frequency:

2.0

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 wands with buzzy vibrations because most people prefer these low-frequency vibrations. But if your preferences lean more towards the buzzy side, the Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini might actually be a good fit for you.

Since it’s a low-powered wand vibrator, you’ll likely spend most of your time using the middle and high power levels. And these are neutral to buzzy-feeling. 

I actually enjoy this wands buzziness from time to time. While I find powerful, buzzy vibrations overwhelming – I enjoy softer buzzy vibes like the Lovehoney Deluxe Mini’s occasionally.

But overall, most people prefer something stronger and more rumbly. The Blush Noje W4 and Magic Wand Mini are a better fit for most people since they’re a bit more rumbly.

Learn more about vibration frequency (rumbliness)


Comfort & Ease Of Use


Comfort & Ease of Use Rating:

8.9

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:

9.0

22.5%

9.0

22.5%

7.5

22.5%

10.0

22.5%

9.0

10%

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Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini Massage Wand Comfort And Ease of Use

Handle Comfort:

9.0

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:

9.0

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:

7.5

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:

10.0

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:

9.0

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:

IPX6

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 .

Because of the Lovehoney Mini’s small size and light weight, it’s very comfortable and easy to use. Maneuvering this wand and positioning its head exactly where you want the vibrations is simple.

I also like that the buttons let me adjust the strength easily. Rather than having one button to cycle through power levels, it has separate buttons to increase and decrease vibration strength. 

I do have some complaints though. I wish the head was completely smooth rather than textured/ribbed. These ribs create little edges that occasionally poke or pinch me uncomfortably. It’s rare, but I need to be more conscious of positioning this head than smooth wands like the Blush Noje W4 or Magic Wand Mini.

Smoother Textured Heads Compared to Lovehoney Mini
The ribbed head of the Lovehoney Mini wand (left) with the smoother heads of the Blush Noje W4 (middle) and Magic Wand Mini (right)

I also find how close together the buttons are mildly annoying. I occasionally press the button to switch patterns when I mean to increase the power. Then I have to cycle back through the patterns to return to a constant vibration.

The Magic Wand Mini’s buttons are farther apart and easier to feel. So I don’t find myself accidentally hitting the wrong button.

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Use During Sex


Use During Sex Rating:

7.5

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:

8.5

25%

6.5

25%

6.5

25%

8.5

25%

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Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini Massage Wand Fit in Tight Space

Spooning:

8.5

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:

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:

6.5

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:

8.5

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 small size and light weight of this wand make it easy to maneuver into tight spaces during sex. But I never reach for this wand because its vibrations are too weak. 

The vibes are hardly noticeable when they’re competing with the additional stimulation I’m getting during penetration. I think most people will want something with more oomph

Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini Wand Flexibility Photo
The extremely flexible neck of the Lovehoney Mini wand, which makes firm pressure difficult

The Lovehoney Mini also has a really flexible neck, so I can’t press the vibes firmly into me as I enjoy during sex.

If using your wand with a partner is important to you, the Blush Noje W4 or VeDO Wini are better choices in this price range. It’s also small and easily maneuverable – but its vibrations are stronger and its neck is less flimsy.

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Noise


Noise Rating:

8.3

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%

6.8

33%

8.0

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:

48.7 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:

Audible

High Power with Box Fan:

Inaudible

High Power with Music:

Inaudible

Note: The sound levels recorded in the video and measurements above were taken before the rattling sound developed which we discuss under Build Quality. For a listen into the wand’s sound now, see the video here.

The Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini wand is definitely quiet. But it’s quiet because the vibrations are weak.

There are many wands with much greater power that remain discreet. For instance, the Viben Sultry has more than 4 times the Lovehoney Mini’s power. And it’s still inaudible on the other side of a closed door at every power level.

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Attachment Compatibility


Attachment Compatibility Rating:

1.7

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:

0.8

50%

2.5

50%

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Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini Massage Wand Compatible Wand Attachments

Number of Attachments Rating:

0.8

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:

2.5

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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Because the Lovehoney Mini is so small, it has very little compatibility with wand attachments.

Lovehoney designed a G-spot attachment (the Queen G) specifically for this wand. But none of my other wand attachments fit the Lovehoney Mini’s small head.

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Mount Compatibility


Mount Compatibility Rating:

0.0

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:

0.0

50%

0.0

50%

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Lovehoney Deluxe Mini - Liberator Axis Wand Mount Compatibility Photo

Compatibility with Axis:

0.0

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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Lovehoney Deluxe Mini - Liberator Wanda Mount Compatibility Photo

Compatibility with Wanda:

0.0

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 the Liberator Axis and Wanda – wand mounts for hands-free play. Unfortunately, the Lovehoney Deluxe Mini is too small for both of them.

It completely falls into the Liberator Wanda mount. And though its head sticks out past the Axis’ opening, its not far enough to provide any useful clit stimulation.

If hands-free play with mounts is important to you, go with something larger. The Dame Com is one of my favorites to use with wand mounts. Its a great size and the curved shape keeps its head in excellent contact with my clit. Or for something slightly more budget-friendly, the FemmeFunn Ultra Wand works fairly well with mounts too.

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Battery Life


Battery Life Rating:

7.8

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:

7.8

100%

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Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini Charging Cable Photo

Battery Life on High Power:

95 minutes

Power Source:

Rechargeable

The Lovehoney Deluxe Rechargeable Mini has below average battery life compared to other wand vibrators. 

It lasts for around 95 minutes continuously vibrating on high power. This is enough for most people, but you can find more powerful wands that last longer. For example, the Magic Wand Mini lasts 3.5 hours on high power. And it’s nearly 3x stronger than the Lovehoney Deluxe Mini!

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General Design And Specs