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Viben Sultry Review

Tested & Rated with Methodology v1.1

Overall Score

8.0

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%

9.2

15%

8.0

13%

8.5

11%

7.5

13%

9.5

8%

Build Quality

6.0

4%

9.5

1%

9.1

3%

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Performance Ratings

8.2
5.0
8.5
9.2
9.1
7.5
6.0
9.5
9.1
9.5

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 Viben Sultry is one of my favorite wand vibrators under $100. It has excellent vibrations with the immense power you expect from a full-sized wand vibrator. And though it doesn’t offer truly gentle settings, I find its lower levels enjoyable without a warmup because they’re extremely rumbly. And they stay rumbly even on its highest power!

It’s also my most comfortable full-sized wand. It’s lighter than other large wands with a slimmer, contoured handle making maneuvering it easier solo or during sex. Though it has an odd quirk where the power levels cycle from strongest to weakest, this is only a minor inconvenience. 

Overall, I recommend it as long as you already have a gentler vibrator you can use as a warmup or don’t typically need very soft levels. This wand has great power, rumbliness, and comfort at a reasonable price.

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Pros

  • Good power
  • Quiet
  • Slim and lightweight - easy to maneuver
  • Great rumbliness

Cons

  • Have to cycle through intensities from strongest to weakest

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Compare Wand Vibrators​

The Viben Sultry has great performance and is a good value. It’s much more rumbly and better overall than the Viben Obsession. At a slightly cheaper price, the Magic Wand Plus has more power, but is not as rumbly. Or for a better power range while maintaining the Sultry’s excellent ease of use, you can consider the slightly more expensive BMS PalmPower Extreme. Although it is louder than the Sultry.

See all our recommendations for the best wand vibrators under $100, the best cordless wand vibrators, and the best waterproof wand vibrators.


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.

Though not as overwhelming as a few wands like the Magic Wand Plus or PalmPower Extreme, the Viben Sultry has excellent power topping out at 7.3 out of 10 – significantly stronger than any of my non-wand vibrators. 

Though it has 8 power levels, it begins with a fair amount of power – I can orgasm easily on any setting. The lowest level is 6.5 out of 10 – already close to its top power of 7.3. There’s nothing really soft.

Normally with a limited power range, I’d need to use a gentler toy to warm up before switching to a powerful wand. But for me, the Sultry just works! Its power range is at my ideal threshold – I find it intense, but comfortable. And I think the main reason it works for me is because of how the vibrations feel: the vibration frequency.

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Vibrations: Frequency (Rumbliness)


Rumbliness Rating:

8.5

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:

8.6

50%

8.4

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:

49 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

Median Frequency:

64 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:

74 Hz

(Moderately Rumbly)

Ave Power Per Frequency:

8.4

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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The Viben Sultry is one of the most rumbly wand vibrators we’ve tested. Its entire power range is on the rumbly side of the spectrum, and it packs excellent strength while remaining rumbly.

The Sultry’s lowest 3 levels are extremely rumbly. This makes the wand’s powerful start feel impactful but not overwhelming. The rumbly vibrations are more widespread and comfortable while traveling deeper through your body. 

Lovense Domi 2 vs Magic Wand Rechargeable vs Viben Sultry - Vibration Power vs Frequency Graph

The top 5 power levels remain moderately rumbly, with just a bit more zing that focuses the vibrations in a tighter area. Only a few other wands reach the Sultry’s top strength of 7.3 while remaining rumbly as it does.

If you enjoy moderate to strong power and love deep, rumbly vibrations the Viben Sultry will be a good fit.

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Comfort & Ease Of Use


Comfort & Ease of Use Rating:

9.2

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%

10.0

22.5%

9.5

22.5%

7.0

22.5%

10.0

10%

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Viben Sultry 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:

10.0

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:

9.5

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:

7.0

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 Viben Sultry is my most comfortable full-sized wand. 

It weighs less than other large wands and has a slim, contoured silicone handle that’s comfy to grip. These features make it easier to maneuver and leverage the Sultry for firm pressure – it doesn’t feel like you’re holding a bulky wand vibrator. The slightly flexible neck also keeps the pressure comfortable without flexing so much that applying pressure becomes difficult.

The tall head provides lovely, broad stimulation. But you can also use the slight lip formed near the top of the head to apply more focused stimulation.

Viben Sultry allows Broad of Focused Stimulation
The Viben Sultry’s head can be used on the side for broad stimulation, or from the top for more focused stimulation

The Sultry’s controls are its only downside. It does not have separate buttons to increase and decrease power. You need to cycle through intensity levels using a single button, and they’re in reverse order (most powerful to least). While this is mildly annoying, the power levels are so close together that I can live with it. It’s still one of the wands I reach for the most.

Viben Sultry Buttons
The bottom button allows cycling through different power levels, and the middle button cycles through patterns

It’s also fully IPX7 waterproof, so it’s quick and easy to clean.

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Use During Sex


Use During Sex Rating:

9.1

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%

10.0

25%

9.0

25%

9.5

25%

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Viben Sultry 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:

10.0

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:

9.0

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:

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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The Viben Sulry also works well during sex. Its tall head is still relatively slim, so it fits into tight spaces better than other full-sized wands. You also don’t need to position it very precisely because its strong, rumbly vibrations travel deep and feel impactful, even when the head is not placed right near your clit.

Its light weight is even more helpful during sex since you’re more often in positions where you’re holding the wand up, like in Doggystyle or Spooning. So it doesn’t get tiring like heavier wands. Since the Sultry is fairly long, you can also rest the base of its handle on the bed during Doggystyle to further support its weight.

Viben Sultry Wand Flexibility Photo
The Viben Sultry’s (above) flexible neck, but firm head compared to the Magic Wand’s plush head below
Magic Wand Mini Wand Flexibility Photo

Though the head is firmer than the plush silicone of the Magic Wand Rechargeable or Plus, its flexible neck keeps it comfortable during sex. 

If you enjoy the broad, powerful stimulation of full-sized wands, and want something easy to use during sex, this is one of the best options. 

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Noise


Noise Rating:

7.5

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:

7.4

33%

6.9

33%

8.0

33%

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Decibels on Low Power:

43.6 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:

47.7 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

The Viben Sultry is one of the quietest wands with this much power – it’s a good option for people who want something strong and discreet. From behind a closed door, my partner can easily hear most wand vibrators this strong.

But I can often use the Sultry on its highest power level without my partner hearing it. We have retested this wand multiple times because it’s right on the border between audible and inaudible on its max setting. Some days my partner can just barely discern the sound of the Sultry’s vibrations on high. But the house has to be completely silent, and he has to try hard to listen for it. Other days he can’t hear it at all.

Turning on a box fan in the bedroom will ensure the Viben Sultry can’t be heard on any power level.

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Attachment Compatibility


Attachment Compatibility Rating:

6.0

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:

4.6

50%

7.5

50%

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Viben Sultry Compatible Wand Attachments

Number of Attachments Rating:

4.6

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 Viben Sultry’s slim head which makes it comfortable and easy to use during sex limits its compatibility with wand attachments. Some attachments designed for full-sized wands like the Magic Wand Rechargeable also fit the Viben Sultry, while others are too loose.

You can still find compatible attachments for a variety of stimulation including penis, anal, G-spot, prostate, and clitoral. But your selection is more limited. See our full wand attachment compatibility table for information on all the attachments we tested for compatibility.

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Mount Compatibility


Mount Compatibility Rating:

9.5

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:

9.0

50%

10.0

50%

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Viben Sultry - Liberator Axis Wand Mount Compatibility Photo

Compatibility with Axis:

9.0

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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Viben Sultry - 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 with Liberator’s wand mounts – the Axis and Wanda. The Sultry works well with both!

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

The Axis holds the Sultry at a slight upward angle between my legs, as I lie face down along the mount. I can simply lie on the mount and cruise to orgasm solo or have my partner enter me from behind.

Despite its slimmer handle compared to other full-sized wands, the Axis firmly and securely grips the Sultry, preventing any unwanted movement. The Sultry’s tall head provides plenty of surface area for good contact and comfort. With its considerable height, the head applies pressure without requiring me to adjust my body much. Though angled wands like the BMS PalmPower Extreme provide even better contact.

Viben Sultry with Wanda in Use
The Viben Sultry in the Liberator Wanda mount

When using the Wanda mount, the Sultry rests upright, allowing me to press against it while kneeling. I find the Sultry’s rounded slim head especially effective in the Wanda. Since it’s slim, I get a bit more focused stimulation, and the subtle rounded shape is very comfortable.

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Battery Life


Battery Life Rating:

9.1

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:

9.1

100%

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Viben Sultry Charging Cable Photo

Battery Life on High Power:

125 minutes

Power Source:

Rechargeable

The Viben Sultry is rechargeable and lasted just over 2 hours continuously running on its max power during our testing. This is above-average performance and will be plenty for most people.

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Build Quality


Build Quality Rating:

9.5

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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