Large wand massager
by Vibratex

Hitachi Lived Up To the Hype!

The Hitachi Magic Wand is talked about all over the internet as being THE one and only massager a person would ever need. There are those who dissent, but they are in the minority. The vast number of people who try this massager are hooked on it and sold for life. It's known as the mainstay of many toy collections and may even be considered a necessity. Whatever cap you may find yourself in (the worshipful or scorners) you have to admit, this massager packs a very powerful punch!
strong vibrations, non-porous, easy to clean, plugs in wall, discreet, low buzzing sound
short wire, strong vibrations, cumbersome shape, two speed variations
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Hitachi Magic Wand doesn't seem to have been made to be a sex toy, but it sure does fit the bill! I'm sure the originator of this massager was simply thinking of alleviating the stress of the day in someone's shoulders, back and neck when he created this. The way the massager is designed seems to indicate that it's made for long reaches like down someone's back to get those hard to reach areas all worked out. It's a bit cumbersome to use when not reaching on your body because the handle is so long. It's also perfect for arms and feet.

For use as a sex toy, the long, unbendable handle may be a bit difficult to use. There's no grip on the handle so you're not quite sure where to hold it. The lack of a grip does make it easy to change your handling position quite easily. You can hold the massager closer to the head for a more firm pressure or hold the wand more towards the bottom for a lighter application.

You can use this toy solo or with a partner, at home or away on a trip. Since the massager was firstly made to be a massager, you won't raise any eyebrows if others see it. It looks like a regular, hand-held stress reliever. Nobody would fault you for carrying that around.

It seems best to simply place it in your suitcase or other travel bag instead of putting it back in its box for travel. It may be tricky to not place too much pressure on the neck of the massager so you don't break it though. Buying or making a hard case for it would be your best bet if you're concerned about the safety of your Hitachi in travel.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Sensory play
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • At home
    • Away from water
    • Travel
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • Clitoris
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

The plastic isn't too much of a bother as a material. You can clean it with antibacterial soap and warm water. You can also rub it down with rubbing alcohol and just let it sit to air dry.

When taken out of the package, there is a slight plastic odor that isn't too unpleasant. The head of the massager under the cover also has a slight odor. It smells like a machine would (think the back of your computer), but isn't overpowering. There isn't an oily smell to it which I appreciate as that usually makes me want to upchuck.

Since the head is made of plastic, most people should be okay and not allergic to this massager. The feel of the cover over the head is a bit bumpy, but it wasn't intended to be textured. I guess the manufacturing of the cover caused the little bumps. The cover is not porous so you won't have to be too careful when playing with this.

If you did want to insert this in an anus, let's say, you could use a water-based, oil or silicone lube. Just make sure you only insert the head of the wand. The long handle would do you good for keeping hold of it and not losing it inside the anus. Just be careful you don't insert it past the neck as that's a part of the massager that's not covered in plastic. Getting any liquids on that part may be hard (or impossible) to clean and may also short circuit the device.
    • Light odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The Hitachi Magic Wand is shaped like a long, slender, triangular ice cream cone. The bottom is not pointed, but it is the smaller width area on the massager. As you go up the massager, the width gets a bit bigger until you reach the head which is the biggest part of the wand. The head of the wand is 2.5" in width and the long handle is 9" in length. The cord is 6 feet long.

The design is simple and not very attractive. It is a bit long and heavy so may seem like a pain in the butt to use for some people. The Hitachi is not ergonomically designed like the Smart Wand by Lelo. This makes me think it was made back in the 70's and is just so popular that it endured to this day. I didn't mind using it because I was so excited to finally get THE Hitachi Magic Wand that everyone talks about. The wand makes you climax pretty fast so you don't really have time to get tired holding it. The power of this thing really works in its favor. It may not need to be ergonomically designed. It just works!
    • Bulky
    • Discreet look/design
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

Hitachi Magic Wand Controls

The Hitachi controls are quite simple. There are only three options: off, hi and lo. You select the speed you want with a switch (like a wall light switch). The controls are tight so you won't mistakenly hit one speed when wanting the other speed. The two different options for on are on either side of the switch (like a seesaw) with the off function in the middle. You might hit the other speed control while trying to balance the switch in the middle for off.

The vibrations come from the head or top of the massager. Once you turn it either to hi or low you can actually see the head vibrating back and forth.

Even with the setting on low the vibrations are very strong. It might start to make you numb depending on where you place the head of the massager. The hi speed is just crazy in the amount of vibration it sends. It would be perfect for a low back massage though. Hi seems a bit too much for those more sensitive parts of your body.

When the motor is on, the massager hums at a pretty low decibel. If there is other noise happening around you, it probably won't be heard. If you're the only one in a room with a door closed and no noise in other areas of the place you're at, someone might hear it. Anyone in the same room as you are will definitely hear it.

You are not supposed to put the massager in the water since it gets its power from the wall socket. You'd get quite a shock if you dropped this into the water with you.
    • Easy to use
    • Not enough variety
    • Powerful

Care and Maintenance

The way you use your wand will determine how you will clean it. If you only used the wand externally and over clothing (without getting any bodily fluids on it or lube), clean-up is very simple. Just return the wand to your storage space. If the wand got any liquid on it, you'll have to remove the white head cover and wipe it clean before returning your wand to storage.

Hitachi Magic Wand Head/Cover

Taking off the cover is not an easy task. The head bends a little at the neck, but not enough to aid in the removal of the cover. If you bend it too far, you'll feel like you're going to break it (which you probably will). What you're left with is manually taking the cover off of the head of the wand. Even with nails it's very hard to lift up the bottom of the cover as it fits snugly around the head. You also can't squeeze the top to pinch it off. You'll have to constantly turn the top as you pull the cover. It takes a while to do mainly because the inside of the cover is padded with thick black padding. It seems as if the cover isn't meant to come off, but if you only need to clean the cover you'll want to take it off.

You also could just clean the cover while still on the wand. Just make sure you don't drip any liquid onto the rest of the wand as it might short out the wiring.
    • Difficult to store
    • Easy to clean (can be hard if removing cover)
    • Easy to maintain


Hitachi Magic Wand Packaging

The packaging for the Hitachi Magic Wand is very simple. It's just a rectangular, cardboard box that opens on both ends. Inside, the wand is wrapped in a plastic sleeve without any other packaging to keep it in place. The wire is folded up and tied with a twist tie.

Hitachi Magic Wand Instruction Booklet

The instruction booklet is included in the box with the wand. The booklet is just bent a little to fit inside the box. The instructions are on three pages that are folded up. You can unfold them to read the instructions on the front and turn it over to read more on the back.

Hitachi Magic Wand Warranty

Also included in the box is the limited warranty. There's writing on both sides so you'll want to turn the page over to make sure you understand everything.

It's great that the Hitachi Magic Wand looks like a regular massager. No one would know you're using it as a sex toy. The box has a picture of the wand on it, so if you don't want anyone to know what the package holds you'll have to just hide the box.
    • Good for storage
    • Not discreet
    • Not very informative

Personal comments

This toy literally blew my mind. This is the first sex toy I tried ever in my life so I didn't know what to expect. I remember using it the first time and thinking okay, it's just vibrations down there. In about another five seconds I was thinking, "This is feeling pretty good." In another minute I was just about screaming from an intense orgasm. The speed at which I arrived at the orgasm is what blew my mind. I never knew vibrations could mean so much to my body.

I bought it to help me masturbate and it definitely lives up to the job. The first time I tried it three times in a row since I wanted to leave it on my sensitive parts even though they were sensitive to see how long it would take before I climaxed again. The refractory period was only about two minutes and I was back on that climbing ladder up to another screaming O. I tried one more time after that and then put it away.

Later that night I tried three more times, but without keeping it on my sensitive parts while I rested. This time I was also on my back on the bed. When I got up I couldn't stand without my legs shaking. About ten minutes later, the fatigue all those O's had caused kicked in and I was so tired. That Hitachi really wore me out.

So, now I have a limit of how many O's I give myself with this thing. I'm glad it's quick, just in case I want to escape the children for a bit and pick myself up. The timing would be perfect as it seems I'm never left alone for more than three minutes at a time anyway in this house.
    • Life-changing
    • Mind-blowing
    • Powerful


It only took a minute after pressing the Hitachi against my vaginal lips through the cotton shorts and underwear I was wearing for it to get my attention. Another minute of moving it back and forth from my clit back to my vaginal lips and I was hit with a very strong orgasm.

This massager is VERY good at stimulating your nerves in sensitive places. The vibrations just don't let up! I had to make sure I kept the massager on Lo so I wouldn’t go crazy and over stimulate myself.

When using it alone, I can just hold it and wave it over the places I want with little fatigue in my arm. It works fast to bring me to orgasm so I don't have to hold it there long. After orgasm, I wanted to rest a bit (and because I felt VERY sensitive) so that relieved any fatigue issues as well.

I started on my back while holding the Hitachi in between my legs. That was fine for a while. Then I tried to lay on it. I don't have a pillow to hold the Hitachi like the vibe station, so I just laid it on the bed and tried to lie on top of it. In this position, you can't really control the wand and so it's very hard to place the vibrations where you want them. I also tried to lie on it with the wand at the corner of the bed which helped a bit, but didn't completely solve the problem. I didn't want to sit on it in case my weight would break it somehow.

When my husband used this on me it was quite easy for him and me to enjoy different positions. He would just kneel over me while I was on my back or on all fours or on my side. Using this wand with a partner is much easier than going it alone if you want various positions. I was satisfied using it in just one position, but I guess after a while that could get boring.

I can DEFINITELY see this being used for forced orgasms in a BDSM setting. Just tie your partner down and let the wand do its magic. They'll be begging and pleading in no time, that is if they can catch a breath between climaxes.
    • Intimate massager
    • Solo or partner massager
    • Whole body massager
Follow-up commentary
This has become my staple when I want to get off. When other toys don't quite do it themselves, I help it along with Hitachi. Then I get addicted and just take out the other toy and solely use Hitachi! It can take the extra load on it, it still works beautifully (I don't use it everyday), and I'm very appreciative that I got the real one (metal head under the cap) and not a knock off (plastic head under the cap). I am definitely still loving my Hitachi!

The next thing I want to get is all the accessories for it like the Gee Whizzard, Gee Whiz, Off with Their Head and the G Plus Massager Attachment. I'd also like to get the Hitachi harness (that's not sold here).
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  • Contributor: spiced
    Thanks for the great review and follow-up! It's great that you linked to attachments. Our favorite add-on has been a variable-speed controller (also not available from Eden.

    The only problem with have with ours is that, if we're too rough, it's WAY too easy to just numb her completely in a matter of a couple of seconds. So be careful out there!
  • Contributor: AmethystQueen
    Thanks for the warning and the other resource, spiced!

    I like the speeds already so I don't think I need that other one, but thanks for mentioning it. Someone may need it!
  • Contributor: padmeamidala
    Thanks for a great review!
  • Contributor: Pumpk1nPatch
    Thanks for your review.
  • Contributor: edeneve
    great review. very informative.
  • Contributor: sunnyc
    Nice review. Good info.
  • Contributor: ZZ
    Thanks for the great review!
  • Contributor: wicked48
    Great review! I have the Hitachi and totally agree with everything you said!
  • Contributor: Hentialover
    Pretty sure I'm sold on this one. Despite the pros mentioned. Thanks for the review.
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