Just Wave that WandThis Rechargeable Wand is a great option for those who want a lightweight, yet strong wand that is not always attached to the wall. It offers a variety of modes for a variety of users. It is a great value buy.
This wand is also less intimidating than the Hitachi. The settings on the Hitachi wand are: Freaking Strong and Oh My God strong. This wand has a little more variation and makes it more friendly for more sensitive users. This rechargeable wand is a nice facelift from the Hitachi in most aspects. However, those who need extremely strong vibrations may not like this one. While versatile, this wand is not as strong as the Hitachi (overall).
The head does have a bit of a grip. Some might want to use a little water based lubricant for an easier glide. There are not textures on the head except for a seam and an indent that goes around the head. It can be felt if you use that part of the toy, but you can use the top part of the toy to have a full, flat surface.
The wand is not the easiest for travel. It is easy to charge via USB (so you wouldn't have to worry about adapters for it), but it is large and loud. It is much quieter than the average wand, but could be heard through a door on the higher settings if there isn't much background noise going on.
1. Low Vibrations
2. Medium Vibrations
3. Strong Vibrations
4. Rumbly coaster
5. Fast Pulses
6. Longer Pulses
7. 3 Short pulses, 1 long pulse
8. Small coaster, then 3 short pulses and 1 long pulse
Overall, the vibrations are very intense. They can easily numb/overshoot a user who is sensitive or even has an average sensitivity. Some users may experience an "itchy numb" feeling if the toy is used too long or on too strong a setting. If you do need strong vibrations, though, this is definitely an option. Note that the wand is not waterproof. It has an exposed charging port, so you should keep it away from water.
The wand is rechargeable. It does not have an indicator on it (at least, mine does not). I would recommend not leaving it always charged in. I would let it charge for a few hours at most and then unplug it. The amount of time you get for a good charge ranges from less than an hour to close to two. It depends on how intense your use is.
Once clean and dry, you can store the Wand away from direct contact of silicone and porous toys. Because the head of the toy almost likely silicone (or a composite), it can have a reaction with other silicone coated toys. It should be kept away from porous toys because there is a chance of cross contamination. It is best to use water based lubricant on the head of the wand if needed.
I do wish this Wand came with instructions or at least a sentence of information beyond the product page. Information can be found on other reviews (js250's review is full of pertinent information and comprehensive enough for even the most information-hungry buyers) or on other product/seller pages (it never hurts to cross reference your sources, too). For storage, you can put your wand in a drawer or large enough bag. If you need impromptu storage, you can fit your wand in an a shoe box.
While the Smart Wand is infinitely more sophisticated, sleek, modern and, well, sexy, it comes at a much higher cost. If cost is a major option, then go for the Rechargeable Wand. If you want the sexiest wand you can find, got for the Smart Wand. Are you in the middle of the road? Go for the Mystic Wand.