Smarter than the HitachiOverall, my wife and I are really pleased with this massager. It will probably get more use as a back massager, but it is very nice to have the option to go straight from the back to the vagina or penis. And no 5 or 6 foot long power cable to tote around either, while also having to search for a plug for it. A fantastic product!
For both the body massage and vaginal massage, my wife did not need any lubricant. However, if you do choose to use lubricant, I would only recommend water based lube. Silicone lube can degrade silicone toys, making the nice matte silicone surface sticky. If you are really set on using a certain silicone lube, try doing a small patch test towards the bottom of the wand near the recharging port.
Then the Smart Wand came out, and it seemed a lot better than the Hitachi. You are offered 2 different sizes, medium and large, and I choose the medium. You are also offered 3 different colors to satisfy your personal choices; plum, ivory, or black. The medium measures about 8 5/8 inches long, with a 1 1/2 inch diameter head, and it weighs in around 1 lb. Under the head is a groove that allows the head to flex some when against your body. But unlike the Hitachi, there is no large gap to allow fluids or water to enter the inside of the wand. The wand has a slight curve to it that allows easy and comfortable placement in your hand. The only open part of the wand comes at the very bottom opposite the head, where there is a small attachment point for the charger.
There is also an option for what Lelo calls the Sensetouch technology, which automatically reduces the toys power when it is not against the skin. This allows for a quick reduction in noise, along with saving some of your battery power. To activate this mode, you press the () button for 3 seconds. Then when in contact with your body, it vibrates at your selected setting. Once the sensors in the wands head detects that it is not in contact with your body, it automatically reduces power. Once skin contact is detected, it takes about 3 seconds for the wand the resume your previously selected power setting.
The Smart Wand takes about 2 hours to charge. While charging, there are lights behind the control buttons that flash on and off, and will remain steady once the charging is complete. Depending on your power setting, the wand should last about 2 hours on a single charge.
The vibrations patterns and strengths available with the Smart Wand are numerous and should be able to satisfy almost everyone out there. The only people that might not be satisfied are those who are only able to orgasm with the jackhammer strength of the Hitachi's high setting. The vibrations are concentrated in the head, but depending on your setting of choice, will travel down the toy some to where you hold it. For me on a medium strength constant pattern, it did ever so slightly numb my hand. Maybe numb is too strong of a word, it was more like if I didn't have a firm grip on the wand, that it would dance around in my hand. The vibrations are nice, deep rumbly vibrations. And even on the higher power settings, the wand does not need sheets, music, and a closed door to have its noise concealed.
For a typical cleaning for our purposes, my wife and I will just use antibacterial soap and warm water. Lelo says that the Smart Wand is waterproof, but due to the recharging port, I don't completely believe this. So when cleaning, I just soap up and rinse the top 3/4 of the wand, and do my best to keep the recharging port dry. After it is cleaned, we towel dry it off, then place it back in its nice black satin draw string pouch for storage. I like this small pouch since the toy is protected from lint and dust, and it doesn't have to be placed inside of a larger bag or box where it can get lost or forgotten.
Inside is a hard white box, which holds the wand in a hard foam surround, with the booklets of information, charger, and small bag for the wand all inside. After pulling out the wand I saw the booklets tucked underneath it. I couldn't see a way to get the booklets out otherwise, so I started pulling on the foam surround. Eventually it came out, but was slightly damaged from my pulling. I then saw that the booklets had just slid out of there normal storage area on the right side of the box.
You could use the packaging for storage, especially if you hadn't pulled on it like I had, but I prefer to just store it in its black drawstring pouch, and just place it where it is easy to grab at a quick moments notice.
My wife and I would also like to thank Eden for allowing us to review this for our 100th review milestone. We greatly appreciate the generosity of Eden.
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